The Future of Digital Transformation

The Future of Digital Transformation

This year’s Women in Digital Switzerland annual conference will address the Future of Digital Transformation. Brian Solis, Principal at Altimeter, defines digital transformation as ‘the realignment of, or new investment in, technology, business models, and processes to drive new value for customers and employees and more effectively compete in an ever-changing digital economy.’

At this year's conference, we will explore the growing importance of technology and the human side of business with a stellar line-up of guest speakers from world-renowned names synonymous with innovation and technology such as Google, Microsoft, and Nestlé.

We'll discover how these companies are driving sustainable change throughout the organization, their approaches to mastering opportunities and challenges, and what the next wave of digital transformation looks like in the areas of The Future of Work, IoT, Augmented Reality, Cybersecurity, Big Data and Open Innovation.

Join us May 17, 2018 at the HEG, Geneva for another inspiration-packed day of learning, sharing, and networking with leading Swiss thought-leaders, practitioners, peers, and community at this year's The Future of Digital Transformation.



Caroline Rogge - Country HR Lead - Microsoft Switzerland 
Tatjana de Kerros - Ricolab Startup Builder
Sandra Tobler - Co-founder and CEO - Futurae Technologies AG
Petra Ehmann - Business Development Lead Augmented Reality - Google 
Arti Buxi - Global implementation leader Connected Solutions - Nestlé Professional 
Imai Jen-La Plante - Data Scientist - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Sonja Betschart - Co-founder & Chief Entrepreneurship Officer - WeRobotics



09:30 - 10:15 - Registration, Coffee and breakfast offered by HEG, networking

10:20 - 10:30 - Welcome and agenda by Taissa Thierry Chaves, Founder of Women in Digital Switzerland
10:30 - 10:50 - Foreword & Presentation of the CAS Digital Transformation for Business by Alexandre Caboussat, HEG
10:50 - 11:10 - Presentation of Women in Digital Switzerland by Taïssa Thierry Chaves, Kelly Hungerford and Natacha Gajdoczki, co-founders WDS 
11:10 - 11:45 - Tatjana de Kerros, Open Innovation, Ricolab
11:45 - 12:25 - Imai Jen-La Plante, Big Data, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, Presence Switzerland  
12:25 - 13:00 - Arti Butxi, IoT, Nestlé Professional  

13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch, networking   

14:30 - 15:05 - Sonja Betschart, Drones / Tech for Good, We Robotics
15:05 - 15:40 - Sandra Tobler, Cyber Security, Futurae Technologies AG
15:40 - 16:15 - Caroline Rogge, The Future of Work, Microsoft Switzerland
16:15 - 16:50 - Petra Ehmann, Augmented Reality, Google Switzerland
16:55 - 17:10 - Conclusion by Alexandre Caboussat and the WDS team
17:10 - 18:30 - Cocktail offered by HEG


Details to parking: 

If you are arriving at the event with a car, please note there is limited access to parking in the parking lot and on the street. University classes begin at 8:00 so arriving early is the best way to ensure a parking spot. Taking public transport guarantees a no hassle morning!


Registration Fees:

The event is CHF 60.- with compulsory registration. Early bird seats, limited in number are available at CHF 40. (CHF 20.- for active/registered WDS Members). It is open to men and women alike. At Women in Digital Switzerland we believe in affordable and valuable knowledge sharing. If you like what we do and want to support our organisation, please feel free to donate any amount, big or small using the donation box. Our sponsor for this event, HEG Geneva will generously host our entire conference. Breakfast, coffee breaks, as well as the evening cocktail are all offered by HEG. For lunch break we will have access to the university’s cafeteria (please note that lunch is on participants' charge)



No refund, but you can give away your ticket to somebody else.


Other information:

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Bâtiment B, Campus de Battelle, Rue de la Tambourine 17 , Aula , Carouge, Switzerland