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During the WEF 2018, the ETH Domain will hold two events*, consisting of talks and panel discussions, as part of the “ETH Domain.dialogue” series.

Cutting-edge research for Switzerland – The ETH Domain provides advice in the case of natural hazards, flood and infrastructural problems, conducts research on cybersecurity and is a leader in robotics. ETH Zurich and EPFL are two of the best universities in the world. WSL, PSI, Empa and Eawag are internationally renowned research institutions in their fields. However, they all have something in common: they work closely with industry and public authorities.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 from 6.30 to 7.40 p.m.
Venue: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Flüelastr. 11, 7260 Davos Dorf

Security: from protection against natural hazards to cybersecurity

from 5.45 p.m.
Arrival of the guests

6.30 p.m.
Welcoming address by Prof. Konrad Steffen, Director of WSL

6.35 p.m.      
“Switzerland, an excellent location for research – a driver of innovation and prosperity”
Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann

6.45 p.m.
“How to deal with natural hazards in Switzerland: from research topractice – the Bondo case”
Dr Jürg Schweizer, Head of SLF

6.55 p.m.
Security and Trust in the Digital Age
Prof. Martin Vetterli, President, EPFL

7.05 p.m.
How can the ETH Domain’s scientific findings be used for the benefit of the economy and of society?

  • Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann
  • Kathy Riklin, National Councillor (Christian Democratic People's Party), member of the Science, Education and Culture Committee
  • Prof. Joël Mesot, Director, Paul Scherrer Institute

Moderation: Christine Maier

Experts among the audience: Dr Jürg Schweizer, SLF, and Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL

7.35 p.m.
Conclusion: “The ETH Domain as an engine for Switzerland – innovation for the economy and for society”
Dr Fritz Schiesser, President, ETH Board

from 7.40 p.m.
Aperitif with snacks in the foyer

 

Thursday, 25  January 2018 from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Time-Out Restaurant in the ETH Zurich pavilion (Davos ice hockey arena), Talstrasse 41, 7270 Davos Platz

The challenges of digitisation

from 5.45 p.m.
Arrival of the guests

from 6.30 p.m.
Welcoming address by Prof. Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich

“Digital Geneva Convention – an international convention for digital security”
Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

“Trust in the Digital Age – The cyber security initiatives at EPFL”
Prof. Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President, EPFL

“Trends in digitisation – flagship projects of ETH Zurich”
Prof. Lothar Thiele, Associate Vice-President for Digital Transformation at ETH Zurich

From invention to innovation: how business-science collaborations succeed

  • Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
  • Christiane Leister, Chairwoman, Leister Group, member of the ETH Board
  • Prof. Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich

Moderation: Patrizia Laeri, SRF

Conclusion and farewell address by Dr Fritz Schiesser, President, ETH Board

afterwards
Aperitif with snacks in front of the Tastelab

 

The institutions of the ETH Domain

 

*With personal invitation only.