#wetechtogether Conference 2021

1st and 2nd of October 2021, Technopark Zurich

This conference brings together female tech communities to empower, engage and celebrate women in tech! The #wetechtogether conference 2021 was all about leadership.

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This was #wetechtogether 2021

About #wetechtogether

For the thrid time in a row the biggest conference for more diversity in tech in Switzerland created an empowering environment for everyone to discover and navigate the fields of STEM. It offered a diverse range of workshops, mentoring, talks and coverage for, with and about women in tech.

Heike Riel - Keynote
Knowledge Session at the #wetechtogether Conference

Keynote & Knowledge Sessions

The #wetechtogether conference 2021 opened with an inspiring keynote by Dr. Heike Riel. She started her exciting career as a carpenter and is now a well-known researcher at IBM.

Afterwards, Laura Köppen showed us how important it is for equality to prevail in the media world as well. The Chance50:50 project is building a database of female experts. Register here now!

In the afternoon, the participants could listen to knowledge sessions on trend technologies in the field of IoT, AR, Space Logistics and Vertical Farming from leading experts.


Hands-on workshop at the #wetechtogether conference 2021


There were many different workshops offered, it was hard to chose from!

Participants had the opportunity to learned more about AI, Blockchain, agile Project Management or how to build their career.


Throughout the day participants were able to learn more about companies, their technology and job opportunities during the networking times. But not only did they connect with companies, the exchange and support from other attendees have been highly appreciated.

#wetechtogether 2021 Speakers

Dr. Heike Riel

Head Science & Technology at IBM

09:30 – 10:00

Laura Köppen

Director Audience at SRF

SRF Talk
10:00 – 10:30

Alexandra Haas

Head of IoT Solutions at Swisscom

Knowledge Session 
14:00 – 14:20

Applied AI for Industrial IoT Use Cases in Switzerland

Emmanuelle David

Executive Manager of the EPFL Space Center

Knowledge Session 
14:20 – 14:40

Trends in Space Technologies: Sustainable Space Logistics

Petra Donka

Engineering Lead at Scandit

Knowledge Session
14:40 – 15:00

Augmented reality solutions for the modern enterprise focused on improving efficiency and productivity

Giulia Schneider

Co-Founder & CTO at Fruitful Farming AG

Patrick Albrecht

Co-Founder & CEO at Fruitful Farming AG

Knowledge Session
15:00 – 15:20

Agriculture 4.0 | Scale Vartical Faming by leverating IoT and Image Analysis

Marion Leslie

Head of Financial Information and Executive Board Member at SIX

16:00 – 16:50

Focus Topic – Leadership

Eva Schönleitner

CEO of Crate.io

16:00 – 16:50

Focus Topic – Leadership

Kamales Lardi

CEO of Lardi & Partner Consulting

16:00 – 16:50

Focus Topic – Leadership

Pascal Bouquet

Head Technology at data42, Novartis

16:00 – 16:50

Focus Topic – Leadership

Pasha Pourfallah

Head Strategic and Industry Verticals, AWS

16:00 – 16:50

Focus Topic – Leadership

Kathrin Egolf

Office for Gender Equality, Zurich

Opening note award night
19:10 – 19:20 (Friday)

Taisha Fabricius

Director of Partnerships & Sponsorships at Girls in Tech Switzerland

Keynote Non-Profit Hidden Figure Award
19:30 – 19:40 (Friday)

Penny Schiffer

CEO & Co-Founder Raized.ai

Keynote Startup / Innovation Hidden Figure Award
19:50 – 20:00 (Friday)

Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder & Managing Partner SwissCognitive Global AI Hub

Keynote Empowered Woman Hidden Figure Award
20:10 – 20:20 (Friday)

Tanya König

Reporter, Moderator, Show Host

09:30 – 17:00

Ana Maria Montero

Offline & Virtual Event Moderator

09:30 – 17:00

Check out the #wetechtogether conference 2020 here.

#wetechtogether 2021


Main Sponsor

Swisscom Logo

Workshop Sponsors

AWS Logo
Bsi Logo
CSL Behring Logo
Data + Innovation Alliance
Emineo Logo
Litix GmbH
McKinsey Logo
Swisscom Logo

Exhibition Sponsors

CareerLunch Logo
Facebook Logo
Novartis Logo
Platform.sh Logo EN
PwC Logo
Six Group

Further Sponsors

Booster Magazine
Fachstelle für Gleichstellung Zürich
Fossil Switzerland
Ricola Logo
Smith & Smith
Sheraton Zurich Hotel
Startup Women Logo DE
Terreni alla Maggia Logo EN
Zurich Switzerland logo

Media Partner

SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernseehen

Supporting Partners

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Fruitful Farming AG EN
Unchain Your Mind Logo EN
Scandit Logo EN
SwissDevJobs logo

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If you want to get exposed to different female tech communities, interact with their members during workshops or networking and show your commitment to diversity and inclusion in tech, then this is your opportunity.

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Partnering Communities

Geek Girls Carrots Switzerland
Iconic Women Circle logo
Moms Learn to Code Logo
We Shape Tech Logo
What the Hack
Women in AI Logo
Women in 3D Printing Logo
Women in Data Science Zurich
Logo Women in Digital Health
Women in Digital Switzerland
Women in Machine Learning and Data Science
Women in Tech Switzerland
Women Techmakers Switzerland
Women Way Logo

Learn more about the participating communities and their activities here.

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