AI is Now a C-Suite Imperative

Event Overview

Date & Time

Wednesday, 8 June 2020
16:00 – 19:00 CET
10:00 – 13:00 EDT 


Virtual Conference


All sessions are held English


By invitation and publicly available registration links


16:00 – 16:05 Welcome
16:05 – 17:10 Keynote, Panel Discussion, Use Case
17:10 – 18:10 Keynote, Panel Discussion, Use Case
18:10 – 19:00 Keynote, Panel Discussion, Use Case

Event Focus

C-level leaders are challenged every day from many directions – be that of the board, management, a shift in the customer needs, or a change in the business environment. On top of these, change in the technology landscape has the power to impact all these factors.  How the business corresponds, can be very much up to the management at C-level. Taking Artificial Intelligence under the magnifying glass, due to its transformative power throughout the organisation C-level leaders need to dedicate strategic importance to it. Their understanding of this technology’s incredible potential helps them to serve not only as strategists but also as trusted advisors to both direction of the organisation’s hierarchy.   

Event Content & Takeaways

Our next CognitiveVirtual brings SwissCognitive’s partners together on a global stage focusing on the role of C-level leaders and the management in the process of AI adaption. There will be panel discussions and keynotes underpinned by practical use cases addressing the subject from different industry perspectives. All the input is strictly non-sales, and therefore highly content-driven with transparent insights into the development, challenges, and solutions. The audience will have the opportunity to learn from leaders and experts, and also to connect with them on the virtual backstage and also after the event for potential partnership and collaboration.

Keynote Speakers & Panelists

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

Senior Business Analyst


Heinz Mueller

Heinz Müller

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Patent Expert


Jürgen Pulm

RBS Services Switzerland

Fazel Khayatian

Fazel Khayatian

EMPA- Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Postdocoral Researcher


Gregory Lukowski

Grégory Lukowski

Swiss Post
Open Innovation Manager

Kim Dressendoerfer22

Kim Dressendörfer

Technical Specialist AI, Data & Watson Platform

Nicolas Bürer

Nicolas Bürer

Managing Director


Tashari Ter-Braack

Tash Ter-Braack

Hilti Corporate Research
Advanced Mechatronics Research Project Manager

Luc Gerardin

Luc Gerardin

Head of AI and Analytics Switzerland

Frank Seifert

Frank Seifert

adesso Switzerland
Head of Consulting Telecom, Energy & Media



Maya Reinshagen

Netcentric, A Cognizant Digital Business
Director, Principal Consultant Marketing Automation



Klaus Dederichs

Klaus Dederichs

Drees & Sommer
Managing Director, Partner, Head of ICT


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Tristan Salomon



Event Moderators & Facilitators

Dalith Steiger

Dalith Steiger

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub


Andy Fitze sw_low

Andy Fitze

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub


Event Organisation

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Livia Spiesz

Events & Communication
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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