We Tech Together 28th of March 2020

Conference Program

Morning Session

Focus: Career Advice 

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9:30am – 9:45am

Technopark Auditorium

Opening Speech

By Priska Burkard, TechFace

Opening by the Organising Team

Priska, Co-Founder of TechFace, will welcome the audience to the second edition of the #wetechtogether conference.

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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
Björn Gross, Personal Coach & Business Consultant

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11:15am – 11:30am

Coffee Break

 

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11:30am – 13:00am

Technopark

Workshop Sessions

Hands-on workshop on different tech and career topics. 

Lunch Break 

Focus: Networking

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13:00am – 14:30am

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: Cybersecurity

By Swisscom

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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, Utopia Music

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, Dotoral 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: to be announced soon

 

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15:50pm - 16:10pm

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session: Do you trust Artificial Intelligence?

By Marisa Tschopp, scip AG & Women in AI Switzerland

Abstract

It is often said that Artificial Intelligence (AI) positively transforms almost every sector from medicine to urban planning. When it comes to AI, there are a lot of unknowns, accompanied by hype, greed, undistributed power, and market pressure. Also many very unethical or simply bad AI cases become public or even viral, from black people being labeled as monkeys or women being consequently discriminated in HR recruiting tools. It is only natural that we have to become skeptical, isn’t it? Do you trust Artificial Intelligence? There is a critical underlying assumption: No trust, no use. Since AI holds great promises, experts and AI enthusiasts are especially concerned about how to build trust in AI to foster adoption or usage. But what is trust anyway?

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16:10am – 16:30am

Technopark

Coffee Break

 

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16:30am – 18:00am

Technopark

Workshop Sessions

Hands-on workshop on different tech and career topics.

Closing & Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

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18:10am – 18:30am

Auditorium

Fossil Smartapp Watch Award & Closing

Before the conference closes, find out more about the Fossil Smartwatch App award and the winner of the public voting. Further details will be announced the beginning of March.

More speakers and details will be announced soon….

 

Workshop Sessions

Room

Topic

Organizer

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Visualizing Black Friday data

English – bring your own laptop

Workshop Description

Are you curious what really happened in the parcel sorting center of the Swiss Post after Black Friday?

Would you like to investigate our parcel center data together with our Splunk-Team and create an insightful dashboard?

In this hand-on workshop you will learn how easy it is to monitor our parcel center with Splunk.

 

 

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Cybersecurity

English – bring your own laptop

Workshop description

Further description will follow soon.

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Salary Negotiation

English

Further description will follow soon 

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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 basics about Flutter, 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/

 

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AI Challenge for Data Scientists

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. 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 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 preliminary knowledge in Python, deep learning framework (e.g. Tensorflow, PyTorch) with Python interface, and have fun with data science!

 

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Artificial Intelligence for Smart Dummies

English – bring your own laptop (modern browser)

Workshop Description

The participants will get a brief gentle introduction on one deep learning – a field in artificial intelligence. Thereafter, 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: Don’t be scared by a few lines of code. Basic linear algebra and mathematics understanding. Willing to try out new things.

 

 

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Career Advice

English – bring your own laptop

Description

Following soon

 

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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.

 

 

More workshops and details will be announced soon….

 

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