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This conference programme aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.




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KEYNOTES 2020
KEYNOTES 2020
  • Technology to create the Magic

    Markus Gross, Professor and Head of Department of Computational Science at ETH Zurich, Faculty Director of the Computer Graphics Laboratory, Director of the Disney Research Lab
    For more than a decade, DisneyResearch|Studios has been pushing the forefront of scientific and technological innovation to advance entertainment products, experiences and shows. Our research covers a broad spectrum of different fields including graphics, vision, augmented and virtual reality, ma...
     

    Winning Patterns in Digital Transformation

    Carsten Linz, Author Radical Business Model Transformation, SVP, Group Digital Officer BA
    Digital transformations have been underway for quite some time with varying success. Now, COVID-19 acts as the largest and fastest human behavior change at scale ever, which leads to fast-forward of digitalization. Crisis brake patterns, they brake routines – and they widen the ...
     

INDUSTRY SESSIONS 2020
INDUSTRY SESSIONS 2020
  • From Buzzword to Reality, how to manage the Shift from Centralised to Interconnected Hybrid Datacenter Architecture

    Vincent Barro, Vice-President Secure Power Division Switzerland & End-Users DACH, IT Division at Schneider Electric (Schweiz) AG
    - What are the challenges for datacenters linked with the digital world
    - New Paradigm with Edge Datacenters
    - Architecture to answer to these challenges (Schneider Ecox example)
    - New behaviours for supplier to support customers with these challenges
     

    Deep Learning from an IT Perspective

    Thilo Stadelmann, Scientific Director, ZHAW digital and Professor of Computer Science at ZHAW School of Engineering
    Deep Learning is AI's favorite contemporary tool, with the promise of automating all kinds of processes that currently involve human perception. What does this mean for the enterprise applying it, especially from the perspective of the IT department responsible for deployment and operations?...
     

    Artificial Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

    Nicole Büttner-Thiel, CEO of MerantixLABS
    Artificial intelligence, spearheaded by recent breakthroughs in deep neural networks, has already found numerous applications across industries. In this talk, we will give a brief overview over the current capabilities of artificial intelligence made possible by advances in machine learning....
     

  • Actually getting Machine Learning to work in Business

    Arkosnato Neogy, Data Scientist at Booking.com
    Many businesses, especially in the finance, healthcare, & telecom industries, have been early adopters and regular users of numbers, statistics, and graphs to track business performance. Yet, companies still struggle to go beyond the reporting layer and derive actual value from advanced machi...
     

    Brave new World of Work – A Journey towards new Ways of Collaboration

    Barbara Josef, Co-Founder at 5to9 AG
    - Macro perspective: drivers of change and their implications for organizations
    - Micro perspective: impact of new work scenarios for leadership and collaboration
    - Transformation perspective: challenges on the journey towards new ways of collaborating
    &nb...
     

    Is IT Product Organisation an Enabler for Efficiency and Speed?

    Heinrich Suhr, Head of IT Infrastructure Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans at Daimler AG
    Strong IT governance and restrictive portfolio processes struggle with the demands of our business regarding speed and flexibility. 
    This brings IT into the role of road-blocker or to be too slow in general. 
     
    Can this be changed with a “Product...
     

  • China's Cyber Security Law: How exposed are you?

    Ben Wootliff, Partner at Control Risks
    China’s Cyber Security Law (CSL) came into effect on 1 June 2017 and has continued to evolve with supporting regulations and guidelines. Two and half years on, multinational executives are still struggling to come to grips with its impact. Carly Ramsey will explain the CSL, why it matters a...
     

DISCUSSION GROUPS 2020
DISCUSSION GROUPS 2020
  • KMU: Wie gelingt die digitale Transformation und was kann man von Startups lernen?

    Silvan Flury, CIO at PAWI Verpackungen AG
    - KMUs sind gefordert: Die digitale Transformation hat Fahrt aufgenommen und macht keinen Halt vor Unternehmen aller Art
    - Startups sind sehr agil, KMUs haben ihre festen Strukturen: Was kann man von Startups lernen? Wie lassen sich schnell neue Geschäftsfelder evaluieren und testen?
    ...
     

    Digital Transformation, a Discussion on the Journey, Challenges and Goals

    Ed Anderson, Chief Information Officer at International Monetary Fund
    Let’s discuss the journey, challenges, benefits and best practices around digital transformation and the digital experience.
     

    How CIOs can talk the language of the Business

    Quentin Bauden, CIO at Techniplas
    In a world of digitalisation, IT organisations must evolve from an historic role of service provider to being a business partner. Join us to share and discuss how adopting the language of the Business helps in changing the perception of the IT organisation and reposition the role of the CIO in th...
     

  • Blockchain Revolution

    Samuel Odibo, Head of IT EU, Africa, LATAM at Trina Solar (Schweiz) AG
    - Third parties will be superfluous. Brokers, mediators or stewards are no longer needed
     
    - I would like to discuss plans to implement blockchain projects in your organization?
     
    - What are the reasons behind the blockchain interests...
     

SUPPLIER PRESENTATIONS 2020
SUPPLIER PRESENTATIONS 2020
  • It’s not Digital Transformation. It’s Radical Innovation.

    Ramsés Gallego Iglesias, International Director, IT Strategist & Evangelist at Micro Focus
    We are living through changing times where technology plays an instrumental role. Massive developments transform the society - new business models, wider visibility for organisations, a greater democratisation on technology usage. It´s not just an era of changes but the change of an era. Fo...
     

    Oops, your Files have been encrypted! Warum Ransomware auch ein Management-Thema ist

    Michael Trutmann, Solution Architect & Consultant at ITpoint Systems AG
    Einmal im Unternehmensnetzwerk, wird es brenzlig. Erpressungstrojaner (Ransomware) sind für Unternehmen zur latenten Bedrohung, für Cyberkriminelle hingegen zum Milliardengeschäft geworden. Ein Ende der Attacken ist nicht absehbar. 
    In diesem Erfahrungsbericht lernen Sie die...
     

    The Cyber Risk Paradoxon

    Craig Fletcher, Chief Delivery Officer at ISPIN AG

    Over the past months cyber risks have made their way into nearly every board meeting. Most discussions about this c...

     

OUT OF THE BOX 2020
OUT OF THE BOX 2020
  • A Watch tells more than just Time - Learn about the Value of Timepieces

    Patrick Steiner, Expert in the Swiss Watch Industry
    Today, with all the electronic gadgets, a watch on your wrist is the last thing you need to know the time. A watch has become an object to express yourself, like cars, shoes or sunglasses. But like with cognac and cigars, there are a lot of small details in the manufacturing of watches - so ...
     

SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS
SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS
  • SPEAKER TESTIMONIAL

    Larry Bonfante, Chief Information Officer at USTA- USA, “CIO Hall of Fame”

    "It has been my privilege to speak at Richmond Events fine conferences. Their focus on creating an individual value proposition for each of their delegates along with their focus on engaging world class though leaders ensures that their attendees receive a great experience and get the mos...

     

    SPEAKER TESTIMONIAL

    Annekatrin Stiels, Leadership Coach and NLP Trainer of A.Stiels Kommunikation & Personalentwicklung

    "Richmonds professional selection of speakers enables participants to receive suggestions on current topics in their respective industries. They provide a unique platform participants use extending their network. As a speaker, I greatly appreciate the collaboration with Richmond Events.&...

     

    SPEAKER TESTIMONIAL

    Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist and speaker, international director of TomorrowToday
    "I have had the privilege of working with Richmond Events in both Switzerland and the UK for the past five years, and have enjoyed every engagement. Across the board, their conference teams are professional, focused and a pleasure to work with. Each event they host is well constructed, using...
     

  • SPEAKER TESTIMONIAL

    Bryan Barrow, Principal Consultant, Nova Consulting
    I had the pleasure of speaking at Richmond Events’ Risk and Security Forum in Zurich and was mightily impressed, both with the professionalism of the Richmond Events team and the event itself.

    Richmond did a fantastic job of putting together a programme that brought together ...
     


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