We Tech Together New Date:
3rd of October 2020

Conference Program

Morning Session

Focus: Career Advice 

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9:30am – 9:45am

Technopark Auditorium

Opening Ceremony

By Tanya König, Ana Maria Montero, Alexandra Imbach and Priska Burkard

Opening of the conference

Welcoming and opening speech by the moderators and organisers and welcome note by Büro für Gleichstellung des Kanton Zürichs.

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9:45am – 10:15am

Technopark Auditorium

Key Note Career Advice

By Yvonne Bettkober, AWS Country Manager

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10:15am – 11:15am

Technopark Auditorium

Panel Discussion: ‘How to build a career you love’

Anna Stando, Relations Manager Advance
Yvonne Bettkober, AWS Country Manager
Janet PhanTechnology Program Leader
Alan Cabello, Co-Founder & Senior Partner of Spark Works

 

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11:15am – 11:30am

Coffee Break

 

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11:30am – 13:00am

Technopark

Workshop Sessions

For further details please see here.
Ticket holder will be invited to register for the workshops beginning of September.

 

Lunch Break 

Focus: Networking

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13:00pm – 14:30pm

Technopark Auditorium

Lunch Break & Networking

Meet and mingle with attendees and get to know our exciting exhibition sponsors. Networking opportunities will be organised.

Exhibtion companies:

       

 

Afternoon Session

Focus: Technology Trends

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14:30pm - 14:50pm

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session: Five ways to make my data thunderproof in the cloud

By Natalie Hirsch, Swisscom

Abstract

The menace of malicious software is currently causing immense damage to the field of information technology.

How can you prevent and detect malicious software and their attacks? 

Natalie will share the top attack mechanisms and how you can protect your systems from a technical perspective

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14:50pm - 15:10pm

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session: Crypto Nation Switzerland – blockchain a breakthrough technology or a hype?

By Alexander E. Brunner, Author Crypto Nation Switzerland

Abstract

Switzerland has become a worldwide hotspot for the nascent blockchain-technology. Why exactly has Zug become a center for the decentralized technology? What are real-life use cases and will the technology soon change our lives? And will Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project be rolled out to billions of users soon? 

Alexander will share his insights from +100 interviews with leading actors in the Swiss blockchain ecosystem. 

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15:10pm - 15:30pm

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session: Embodied Virtual Reality in Healthcare

By Jasmine Ho, Doctoral candidate in Neuroscience at University of Zurich

Abstract

While much of the hype surrounding virtual reality (VR) may have initially focused on its potential to revolutionize gaming  experiences, clinical applications are demonstrating that VR could  also transform the healthcare industry in meaningful ways. From behavior modification to pain management, innovative VR approaches are utilizing the sense of presence to alter our minds and effectively improve health outcomes. In addition to the sense of presence, however, another instrumental component of the virtual experience involves the perceived embodiment of a virtual avatar. The unique ability to precisely modify virtual bodies in ways that would not be possible in physical reality opens new realms of healthcare possibilities to change and improve our mind and body.

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15:30pm - 15:50pm

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session: IoT – The internet of things, hype or reality

By Yannik Kopp and Julian Studer, LORIOT

 

Abstract

Yannik and Julian will shed some light on the buzzword “Internet of Things” and make sure that everybody who leaves this session has a clear understanding of how IoT generates real business value in many different industries. Let them take you onto a journey of how IoT has developed from hype into a major driver of the next industrial revolution.

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15:50pm - 16:10pm

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session: Can AI Help in Understanding Cognitive and Motor skills of Learners? 

By Jauwairia Nasir, Doctoral Assistant at EPFL & Women in AI Switzerland

Abstract

More often than not, many researchers in the domain of educational technologies get asked two big questions from the stake-holders in the field including teachers, therapists, and parents: One of the questions comes from a position of feeling threatened that would the AI technologies we develop replace humans or is that what we are targeting for? And secondly, what value could AI bring in educational advancement?  

Jauwairia will share her thoughts on these relevant questions through some of the work, including her own research, that is being done at EPFL’s CHILI laboratory where they design and test solutions in real world settings including Swiss schools and therapy centers. 

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16:10pm – 16:30pm

Technopark

Coffee Break

 

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16:30pm – 18:00pm

Technopark

Workshop Sessions

For further details please see here.
Ticket holder will be invited to register for the workshops beginning of September.

Closing & Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

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18:10pm – 18:30pm

Auditorium

Hidden Figures Award & Closing

It is time to celebrate the Hidden Figures Award!
We will award the winner fo the three finalists for the Hidden Figures Award in the categories Empowered Women, Innovation/Startup and Non-Profit. The finalists will be announced on the 22nd of September.

Join us to celebrate amazing women in STEM for the closing of the #wetechtogether conference 2020.

Kids Workshop 

Kids Day Program

For kids age 9-16

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9:30am – 18:00am

Newton 1012

TechLabs SWARM Robotics

By TechLabs

Abstract

From automated vacuum cleaners, to Mars rovers, to deep-sea exploration, robots are everywhere. But a new kind of robot is here: The TechLabs TL1 SWARM Robot. It is small, cheap, simple but it has a special skill: it can work in a team. Inspired by nature, TL1 robots work together to achieve tasks that even a more sophisticated and expensive robot can’t achieve alone. For example, observe how beehives are built collaboratively by bees. Or the huge complexity of ant colonies.  Even though individual behavior of bees, ants and birds may appear random, the “emergent behavior” has a productive purpose and outcome.  Participants have the option to buy and keep their Robot at the end of this program.

In this workshop, you will:

  • discover biomimicry
  • build your own high-maneuverability robot
  • program it using BBC micro:bit
  • define a task to accomplish as a team
  • upgrade your robot using 3D modeling and 3D printing (off-line)
  • learn to work as a team

Check out this video for more information.

Sign you kid up by sending us and email to team@techface.ch (additional fees apply).

 

Workshop Sessions

Registration for workshops will start mid September.
Ticket holders will be informed by email about how to register.

 

Room

Topic

Organizer

Technopark

Room: Basic

Visualizing with Splunk Data Analytics

English – bring your own laptop

Workshop Description

The lock-down due to the Covid 19 pandemic led to a record amount of parcels at Swiss Post. How was this phenomena visualized and detected at the parcel sorting center? Get to know the program Splunk, a logging, monitoring and reporting tool that makes machine data accessible and usable for all users. Learn hands-on how to investigate data and create your own insightful dash-board!

 

Technopark

Room: Auditorium

Tips & Tricks to launch your next career step – Morning Session

English – bring your laptop

Workshop description

Whether you would like to be found by the right people on LinkedIn or you are planning to actively apply – in this 3 in 1 workshop, our Talent Attraction Experts equip you with useful insights from behind the scenes of the recruiting process.

We will hold three times three 30 minutes sessions on:

  • Tips & tricks for your LinkedIn presence
  • Tips & tricks for applying
  • Tips & tricks for interviews

The small group sizes will give you the opportunity to ask your personal questions and to have an active discussion with our experts.

 

The originally planned Cyber Security Workshops will be conducted after the conference during a separate event. #wetechtogether ticket holders will be informed accordingly.

Technopark

Room: Auditorium

Deep-dive on Security with Natalie Hirsch

– Afternoon Session

English

Workshop description

Following her input speech in the afternoon (knowledge session) Natalie will share in this session even more insights with you.

Use the opportunity to deepen your understanding and knowledge of security and engage in an active discussion with Natalie.

Technopark

Room: Pascal

How to Successfully Negotiate Your Salary

English

In this workshop, you will learn how you can take matters around salary negotiations into your own hands.
You will be introduced to the basic, yet often overlooked principles and facts surrounding the establishment and negotiation of salaries in the business world.
This workshop will provide you with solid core know-how and tips and tricks that will enable you to improve your negotiation skills in general and – more importantly – during the negotiation of your salary.
You will be challenged to assess, practice and improve your competence in this context to ensure that you leave the workshop well-equipped to negotatiate the best possible salary for yourself in the future.

If possible, bring your employers’ wage system information, to make role plays/discussions more realistic.

Technopark

Room:
Newton 1010

Flutter Study jam for beginners and mid-level

English – bring your own laptop with Flutter installed (see description)

Workshop Description

Flutter is a fast-growing Google’s cross-platform framework for developing apps for mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics about Flutter and how to use development tools for a faster development cycle. You’ll get hands-on experience with Flutter, get to know about different Widgets and build beautiful Material-Designed App.

Requirements:

For the best experience, the laptop should have Flutter installed on it prior to starting the study jam to save time. Windows/Linux/Mac would all be fine. Check out: https://flutter.io/get-started/install/

 

Technopark

Room: Super Computing Systems Office

AI Challenge for Data Scientists (morning & afternoon)

English – bring your own laptop (modern browser)

Workshop Description

The participants will get a brief introduction to the challenge show-case application using deep learning. We have a biased data set ready – hence participants get to experiment on the importance of unbiasing data. In groups, the attendees design and train a neural network for the introduced show-case in an online notebook. At the end of the workshop, the groups present their results. The winning team with the best score gets a small price. The goal is that attendees get hands-on experience on how to design a deep learning application and to realize alternative implementation strategies with their pros and cons.

This workshop requires some preliminary knowledge in Python, deep learning framework (e.g. Tensorflow, PyTorch) with Python interface, a google account, and have fun with data science!

 

Technopark

Room: Super Computing Systems Office

Artificial Intelligence for Smart Dummies (morning & afternoon)

English – bring your own laptop (modern browser)

Workshop Description

The participants will get a brief gentle introduction to deep learning – a field in artificial intelligence. As a specialty, we will take a look at the importance of unbiasing data.  During the main part, each participant has the chance to play around with an existing framework of a trained neural network. Everyone can modify certain parameters and adjust single lines of codes in an online notebook. The goal is that attendees get a hands-on experience on how to tune a deep learning application with its merits and limitations. 

Prerequisites: A google account and don’t be scared by a few lines of code.

 

 

Technopark

Room: Fortran

Get hands-on experience with AWS and serverless applications

English – bring your own laptop
The morning session will have an additional focus on founders.

Workshop Description

In this workshop you’ll deploy a simple web application that enables users to request unicorn rides from the “Wild Rydes” fleet. The application will present users with an HTML based user interface for indicating the location where they would like to be picked up and will interface on the backend with a RESTful web service to submit the request and dispatch a nearby unicorn. The application will also provide facilities for users to register with the service and log in before requesting rides.

 

Remark:
The morning session will be focusing on startups and entrepreneurs.

 

No previous AWS experience requirement, and basic IT knowledge.

 

Technopark

Room: Cobol

Blockchain – Behind the magic

English – bring your own laptop, no prior knowledge needed

Workshop Description

Opinions are divided on Bitcoin: either the crypto-currency is praised to the skies as the digital money of the future or it is demonized as a threat to the financial system and a safe haven for money laundering. But enthusiasts and skeptics agree on one thing: the technology behind Bitcoin, the Blockchain, is a sophisticated masterpiece of cryptography and applied game theory. Together we will venture a look behind the technical scenes of a Blockchain.

 

 

Technopark

Room:
Newton 1011

Get into the AWS world by setting up your own blog

English – bring your own laptop, no prior knowledge needed

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed to get you into the AWS world. We are going to illustrate how to make use of the AWS services to host your own blog. You will learn how to quickly and easily set up a WordPress site taking advantage of many of the benefits of the AWS Cloud.

Technopark

Room: 
Newton 1009

How agile and tech are helping SIX to transform the Swiss Financial Market

English – no laptop or prior knowledge needed, be curious about FinTech

Workshop Description
  • Discover how the b.Link, SIX’ open banking hub, supports financial institutions and FinTechs to partner and drive innovation
  • Learn about the technologies and methodology used by the SIX IT team
  • Understand how close collaboration between IT and business delivers results and creates a great environment to work in
Join us & get a free
20min Coaching Call