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Dataspace Switzerland - "Everyone is talking about digital sovereignty - a lofty wish or soon a new reality?

Thursday 09.12.2021, online, 16:00 - 18:00

Freedom, self-determination, autonomy - are these achievements, which had to be wrested from history, threatening to fall victim again to the digital imperialism of Silicon Valley? A question that was still circulating in intellectual circles years ago has now become a hard reality. More and more people are saying that measures have to be taken.

swiss made software shares this view. Digital technology is too far-reaching and therefore too strategic to simply rely on external supply. That is why we launched the swiss hosting label last year. Providers can use it to guarantee their customers that data will neither leave Switzerland nor be accessed by unauthorized persons.  200 Swiss companies have now joined the label.

The resounding success of Swiss Hosting shows: Digital sovereignty is more than a noble wish, but a real need. What digital sovereignty exactly means and how it can be implemented in concrete terms, you will learn at our next event in the series "Data Space Switzerland". Register now.

We would like to thank our partners aspectra, Flow Swiss, Hostpoint, hosttech, JMC Software, Ops Onestepping stone and VSHN.


16:00 Presentations:

Since the event will be held in German, we do not provide a translation for the program

Speakers and panelists

Bhupindar Bhullar: After more than 15 years working in pharmaceutical research as a scientific and bioinformatician, the Canadian founded the startup Swiss Vault in Basel in 2015. This company develops a hardware and software solution that reduces the energy consumption and thus the CO2 footprint for data storage.

Fabian Bischof: Is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen and has been working at walkerproject as COO and Principal Consultant since 2015. In 2019, he founded the company Autonomyo in Lausanne together with Amalric Ortlieb as a spin-off from EPFL. The startup company develops an exoskeleton that enables people with neurological gait disorders to walk again.

Thierry Kramis: While still studying economics, Thierry Kramis founded Seabix AG in Villmergen, which offers managed IT services. Since 2016, he has been the Gemeindepräsident of Schongau in the canton of Lucerne. By virtue of this office, he is committed to a digital sovereign municipal administration.

Reinhard Riedl: Studied mathematics in Linz and Zurich and has been a professor at Bern University of Applied Sciences for 15 years. There, he heads the Center for Digital Society, where he addresses interdisciplinary issues such as cybersecurity, privacy and open data, and investigates the impact of the digital transformation on society and companies.

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Dataspace Switzerland will return in spring