Co-Founder | Arduino
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He introduced the first FabLab in Italy which then lead to creation of the Officine Arduino, a makerspace and FabLab based in Torino. Throughout his career, he has not only worked as a software architect for clients such as Italia Online, the Labor Party or Sapient, but also as a consultant for clients like Prada, Artemide or Adidas.
Co-Founder | SwissCognitive
Dalith Steiger is the Co-founder of the award-winning start-up SwissCognitive - The Global AI Hub. With her extensive knowledge and passion for cognitive technologies, she is a global AI advisor and speaker on international stages. She is also CEO of the Swiss IT Leadership Forum and sits in the Digital Economic Award jury. She teaches AI & Machine Learning in a CAS module at the Applied University of Luzern. In 2020 she was named one of the top 50 tech influencer women and one of the top 10 women influencers in AI.
CEO | Mercedes-Benz Schweiz
A pure-play Mercedes manager for more than 25 years, Marc has acquired a vast experience in building, managing and turning around business and activities within the Daimler Group. Among others, he built the worldwide Fleet Sales, developed smart into the fully electric generation and led the French and Swiss Mercedes organization to the leading position in premium Sales. His current ambition is to create a benchmark customer experience, both through digital and physical means and by breaking the rules. For example, Mercedes is the first auto brand to include public transport with the purchase of a car with the star.
Co-Founder | ETH AI Center
Alex is an experienced deep tech entrepreneur and AI researcher. He leads the ETH AI Center which is with over 81 professors one of the leading global AI research hubs. Previously, he co-founded the computer vision spin-off Dacuda (exit to Magic Leap in 2017) and built up Magic Leap Switzerland. He was named 2x Entrepreneur of the Year and won several awards.
Co-Founder & CEO | Merantix Labs
Nicole is an entrepreneur, economist and tech optimist. She believes that artificial intelligence has the potential to create deep positive impact on individuals, businesses and society as a whole. Currently Nicole Büttner is the CEO of Merantix Labs in Berlin. Before having joined Merantix, she founded DataQuotient, a data analytics and AI consulting firm and expert platform helping companies implementing machine learning projects to create real value.
CEO | Tomahawk.VC
Cédric Waldburger invests in early-stage technology companies through his venture capital firm [Tomahawk.VC](http://tomahawk.vc/). Prior to that, he built companies in the agency, consumer and blockchain sector. Most recently, he co-founded DFINITY, the Silicon Valley unicorn. Cédric has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich and HKUST in Hong Kong, a passion for difficult riddles and decluttering everything that’s not essential – he has lived without an apartment for several years and only owns 64 things, all of which are black. On YouTube he regularly vlogs about his life experiments and insights into his life as an investor.
Head of IT | Medios AG
Co-Founder | Merantix
Senior Manager, Cyber | KPMG
CTO | Tipico
Full Professor of Autonomous Systems | ETHZ
START Hack Winner 2017 &
CEO | Dashboard Labs
CTO | Studio KOH
CPO | Swiss Startup Factory &
Founder | wetipi
Quantum Computing Research Scientist
Co-Founder and Managing Partner | SwissCognitive
CEO | Tomahawk.VC
Professor Autonomous Systems | ETHZ
Group Service R&D Manager | ABB
Professor Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning | HSG
Senior Research Director | Oracle
Co-Founder | Swiss Startup Factory
CEO | Frontify
MD | Accenture
Senior Principal Security Expert | ETHZ
Owner | atto
Partner | KPMG
Partner | valantic
CEO | b.telligent
Head of Exploration | Autosense
PostDoc | HCI
CISO Command Support | Swiss Armed Forces
Business Development | Appamondo
Professor for Business Informatics | OST
Founder | SICTIC
Head of Technology & Innovation | Zürcher Kantonalbank