Over 60 Large Swiss &
International Companies

More thAn 15 Industries & 200 Participants
Representing over 1 Million Employees

Steering Committee

Patrick Freudiger
CIO at AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG
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«The digital transformation has started in many sectors and AI/CI as a central aspect of this transformation will offer new inputs to AMAG as well.»

Peter Gassmann
Chief Commercial Officer at AdNovum Informatik AG
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«Many actions which nowadays still require an intelligent human will be carried out by data, rules and learning algorithms in the future. The companies which learn the fastest to deal with these concepts and technologies in a sustainable manner will ultimately be on the winning side »

Samuel Hügli
CTO & Head of Digital Ventures at Tamedia
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Pascal Kaufmann
Founder & CEO at Starmind International AG
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«AI will be the ultimate game changer and be the next step in natural evolution: from man to thinking machines»

Thomas Landolt
Country General Manager at IBM Switzerland Ltd
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«SwissCognitive ensures that we are remaining at the cutting edge in Switzerland.»
«Cognitive Computing will bring fundamental changes and it offers enormous potential.»

Christophe Lienhard
Head of Market Initiatives and Offerings at Swisscom
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Urs Monstein
CIO at Julius Baer
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«As a swiss bank we are dependent on a strong force of innovation in the area of information technology, SwissCognitive is an important initiative which has set the goal to ensure this force in the long run!»

Jürgen Pulm
Chief Executive Officer at RBS Services (Switzerland) Ltd
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«SwissCognitive creates an ecosystem for the Swiss market in a future key industry, where Switzerland will be able to compete internationally at a top-level, and further, it transfers the hype around artificial intelligence into the context of real application possibilities.»

Martin Zekar
Head IT Operations Management at SBB
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Konrad Zöschg
CIO at Airport Zurich
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«The energy, which SwissCognitive can channel by bringing shared interests together is impressive. The swiss economy proves once more its strength and innovation potential.»

Digitalization is on the rise, employment costs are increasing and consumers have new demands in terms of quality and individuality of offers, as well as the speed at which these offers have to be available. In this disruptive environment companies need technologies and approaches, with which they can rapidly react to these changes and meet the demands.

Cognitive intelligence enables computers to analyze and to learn. Computers acquire linguistic and neural skills. They can think – think for themselves, rethink something, think of something, think in a new way.

This obliges companies to solve complex challenges in a swift, creative and smart way. Companies become more efficient and as a result they have an enormous competitive advantage.

The potential of cognitive intelligence is practically inexhaustible, including its economic potential. We must recognize these potentials and leverage them.


Our goal

  • SwissCognitive wants to enable Swiss companies to become pioneers in the field of cognitive intelligence. Cognitive intelligence should become a key industry sector in Switzerland.
  • SwissCognitive initializes and supports specific projects in Swiss companies.
  • SwissCognitive wants to establish cognitive intelligence in Swiss companies to the extent that they become increasingly independent and more competitive. The trend to outsource should be reversed and new jobs will be created.

To this end, SwissCognitive will bring hundreds of experts, developers and supporters from the fields of economy, research and politics around one table. Together, concrete implementation ideas, pilot projects and best practices will be developed, and the exchange and further enhancement of knowledge and expertise among participating companies will be facilitated.

SwissCognitive creates the platform for innovation and market success – measured against realistic projects!

With 200 participants over 60 large Swiss & International companies from more then 15 industries SwissCognitive represents today over 1 Million employees!


Exchange & raising awareness of cognitive technologies and concrete pilots
Workshops with national and international speakers
Target group: C-Level and experts


Experts & Management Groups
Specialists share in-depth experiences on cognitive computing
Workshop with experts
Target group: depending on the Group – C-Level or experts



Raising Public awareness for cognitive computing – social, technological and economic debates
Presentations and panel discussion with national and international speakers
Target group: C-Level and experts