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Future Forward: Technology for a Better Tomorrow - #everythingisconnected

Discover how tech, especially AI, drives impactful positive change

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Future Forward: Technology for a Better Tomorrow - #everythingisconnected
Future Forward: Technology for a Better Tomorrow - #everythingisconnected

Time and location

25 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 21:00

Zürich, SAP AG (Schweiz), The Circle 66, 8058 Zürich, Switzerland


About the event

Future Forward: Technology for a Better Tomorrow - #everythingisconnected

Key question: How can tech, especially AI, drive impactful positive change? - Discover the profound impact of integrating technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence, as a driving force for positive change. Join us for an insightful exploration of how technology, enhanced by the magic of AI, is shaping an exciting and promising future. Don't miss the chance to be part of a journey where innovation meets impact.


17:30-18:00 Registration 

18:00-18:20 Introduction to WDS, Climeworks and SAP 

18:20-18:40 Keynote Presentation: "The role of AI in Sustainability" by Tine Petric, Analytics & AI GTM Lead @ Microsoft Switzerland 

18:40 - 19:40 Panel Discussion: 
 - Ella Stadler-Stuart (Co-founder at Rflect, Director of Studies CAS Women Leading Digital HWZ and Professional Coach) - Charly De Bruyne (Senior Manager - Strategic Partnerships at Climeworks)  - Isabeau Stender (Solution Advisor Business Technology Platform | Sustainability, Analytics & Enterprise Planning, SAP) - Tine Petric, Analytics & AI GTM Lead @ Microsoft Switzerland

19:40-21:00 Networking Apéro

About the Speakers

Keynote Speaker & Panelist

Tine Petric, Analytics & AI go-to-market lead, Switzerland, Microsoft, is responsible for Microsoft AI strategy in Switzerland and leads Microsoft AI for positive impact in Switzerland motion which spans across Sustainability, Responsible AI, Skilling and other key topics. He is also a Startup mentor, specifically focusing on topics at the intersection of AI and Sustainability.


Isabeau Stender, Senior Solution Advisor SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP, is a tech professional since 2018, is renowned for her advocacy in sustainability. As thought leader in the field, she ignites demand and raises awareness whilst engaging in insightful discussions to identify innovative solutions for sustainability challenges. Beyond her passion for sustainability, Isabeau is a strong supporter of empowering women in the tech industry. Currently, she serves as a pivotal figure responsible for SAP Business Technology Platform, where she leverages her expertise to drive sustainable practices and foster innovation within organizations.

Charles De Bruyne, is Strategic Partnerships Director at Climeworks, a company dedicated to removing historic and unavoidable CO2 emissions from the air by using direct air capture technology. He holds a Masters in Marketing Management from the University of St. Gallen and a Bachelors in Business Engineering from the Solvay Business School. Before Climeworks, Charles worked for 12 years in Commercial and Marketing Management roles for different consumer goods and services organizations.

Ella Stadler-Stuart, Co-founder Rflect AG and Director of Studies CAS Women Leading Digital HWZ, has been working in the field of adult education, entrepreneurship and professional coaching since 2013. Previously with Impact Hub and SINGA Switzerland, she developed entrepreneurship and leadership programs with a focus on inclusion and sustainability. Today, she is a co-founder of the Swiss Edtech startup Rflect and is leading the CAS Women Leading Digital HWZ - a 6-month programme designed for women by women in tech. Her guiding values are courage, constant learning and impact.


Tamara Ambrosini is a dynamic and results-oriented professional with over 14 years of experience in Digital Transformation and Marketing across diverse industries. She holds an Executive MBA in Marketing Management. She is known for her expertise in forging innovative marketing partnerships, devising strategic campaigns, and driving transformative initiatives, and consistently delivers impactful results. Tamara serves as both a lecturer in Marketing Partnerships and Marketing Automation and a trusted advisor to companies looking to overcome obstacles and thrive in the digital age.

Event Sponsors

SAP, a global leader in enterprise software solutions, stands at the forefront of innovation, seamlessly integrating sustainability and artificial intelligence (AI) into its diverse portfolio of products and services. Through its suite of solutions, SAP enables businesses to optimize supply chains, reduce carbon footprints, and incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Leveraging AI algorithms, SAP platforms offer predictive analytics, automation, and personalized insights, empowering businesses to make data-driven decisions while enhancing productivity and competitiveness. This dedication to sustainability and AI reflects the company's commitment to responsible business practices and positions SAP as a catalyst for positive global change, contributing to a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

Climeworks is a global leader in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) as a service via direct air capture (DAC) technology, empowering companies to advance their net zero roadmaps and fight global warming. Founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher in 2009, Climeworks is on a journey to climate impact at scale with integrity at its core and a focus on the highest quality, permanent removals.


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