Schedule

Find out what is happening at the #wetechtogether conference in 2021 and plan your attendance!

Overview

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Friday, 1st of October

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Technopark Zurich, Auditorium

Hidden Figure Award Ceremony

Join us for the Hidden Figure Award Ceremony and start the #wetechtogether conference with lots of networking!

 

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18:30 - 19:00

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19:00 - 19:30

Door opening 

Welcome by the #wetchtogether conference organiser and Kathrin Egolf, Office for Gender Equality, Zurich

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19:30 - 19:50

Hidden Figure Award – Category Non-Profit
Keynote by Taisha Fabricius and announcing award winner

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19:50 - 20:10

Hidden Figure Award – Category Startup/Innovation
Keynote by Penny Schiffer and announcing award winner

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20:10 - 20:30

Hidden Figure Award – Category Empowered Woman
Keynote by Dalith Steiger and announcing award winner

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20:30 - 23:00

Networking Apero and celebration with the award winner!

Saturday, 2nd October

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8:30 - 9:15

Technopark, Auditorium

Door Opening & Coffee

Start the conference with a coffee & croissant connect with like-minded people and exciting companies in the tech space!

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9:15 - 9:30

Technopark Auditorium

Welcome

by Moderators and Organisers Team

Welcome Note

TechFace, the organization team and supporting communities behind the #wetechtogether, welcomes you to the conference.

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9:30 - 10:00

Technopark Auditorium

Keynote

Get inspired by Dr. Heike Riel and her unique curriculum and current work in the tech industry!

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10:00 - 10:30

Technopark Auditorium

Diversity at Swiss Radio and Television.

Why We Need You To Lean In!
An interactive session with Laura Köppen, Director Audience at SRF.

Key Note Title

In this talk, we welcome Laura Köppen, Director Audience at SRF, to talk about her personal motivation for speaking up for more gender equality. She will discuss examples for inequalities at SRF and what SRF as well as herself are doing to improve. Laura will discuss the Chance50:50 campaign, one of the major projects to foster gender equality in news coverage.
Join us for her insightful talk and find out more, how you can become a female expert in tech for news coverage at SRF!

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10:30 - 11:00

Technopark

Coffee Break & Transfer

by Rent-A-Barista, Boostbar and Zum guten Heinrich

Coffee Break

Enjoy a special cup of coffee from Rent-a-Barista or Boostbar and croissant from Zum guten Heinrich before finding your way to the workshop and networking session!

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11:00 - 12:30

Technopark

Workshop Rooms

Workshop Session 1

See the schedule here.

Modula

Talent Matching Event

Meet companies looking to hire for diverse tech talents and get connected.

Meet your next employer!

These are the participating companies:

If you want to participate in the Talent Matching Event, please ensure you indicate it when purchasing your ticket. You will be contacted by the organizer closer to the date about the process.

Talent Matching is only available for Early Bird and Normal Ticket holders. If you have missed indicating your participation, please contact us here.

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11:00 - 12:30

Workshop Rooms

Workshop Session 1

See the schedule here.

Auditorium

Talent Matching Event

Meet companies looking to hire for diverse tech talents and get connected.

Meet your next employer!
If you want to participate in the Talent Matching Event, please ensure you indicate it when purchasing your ticket. You will be contacted by the organizer closer to the date about the process.

Talent Matching is only available for Early Bird and Normal Ticket holders. If you have missed indicating your participation, please contact us here.

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12:30 - 14:00

Technopark

Lunch Break

by Zum guten Heinrich

Menu

Enjoy a healthy lunch by Zum guten Heinrich.

They cook with what nature gives and, above all, how it gives. With misshapen and surplus vegetables, namely.

Vegan options will be available.

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark

Workshop Rooms

Workshop Session 2

See the schedule here.

Auditorium

Knowledge Sessions

Learn more about the latest Tech Trends – see the schedule here.

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14:00 - 15:30

Workshop Rooms

Workshop Session 2

See the schedule here.

Auditorium

Knowledge Sessions

Learn more about the latest Tech Trends – see the schedule here.

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15:30 - 16:00

Technopark

Coffee Break & Transfer

by Rent-a-Barista and Boostbar

Coffee Break

Enjoy a special cup of coffee from Rent-a-Barista or Boostbar and something to nibble form the Snackbox before finding your way to last session of the day, the panel!

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16:00 - 16:50

Technopark Auditorium

Panel

Join Marion Leslie, Eva Schönleitner, Kamales Lardi, Pascal Bouquet and Pasha Pourfallah moderated by Tanya König & Ana Maria Montero

Focus Topic - Leadership
We are inviting leading personalities from different areas to talk about leadership topics of today and the future. What does it mean to be a good leader? How can you identify a good leader and how can you become a good leader?
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16:50 - 17:00

Technopark Auditorium

Closing

by Organiser Team

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Workshop Description

The workshops registration will open on the 9th of September! Workshop places are limited.

If not mentioned otherwise, all workshops will be conducted in English.

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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop room Fortran

Make yourself non-interesting

Impersonalization (of data) to save cybersecurity
(bring your own laptop)

Description

In the digital age, where more and more technologies will generate an “infinite” amount of data, it will no longer be possible to control it or prevent its disclosure and use by third parties. Not only are people becoming more and more like products, but they are also powerless against the misuse of their data and the malicious actors who could use it to cause them harm. It is very important that we are sensitized, educated and trained to respond to this issue.

In this interactive workshop, we will address the importance of handling personal data collected on various platforms. First, we will demonstrate and show how to do targeted research on someone, using publicly available information. Then we will discuss the potential consequences and dangers such as social engineering or phishing attacks (spear phishing, vishing, etc.) that this potentially available data poses to a person and their environment. Finally, you will get practical tips on how to make yourself non-interesting in view of this matter.

This is a participatory workshop – bring your laptop with you!

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We Shape Tech Logo
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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop room Newton 1010

AI4equality hackathon

Description

There are many examples of how AI maintains, strengthens and reproduces gender inequality. But how can AI instead be used to enhance equality? The NGO Women in AI have dug deep into this matter within the global AI for Gender Equality Project, resulting in a hackathon, where the three award winning teams will present their AI-innovations for equality: In this design-thinking-sprint you will get the chance to design your own AI4equality innovation – your own way of increasing gender equality with AI. This workshop is a collaboration between Women in AI and the Swedish Embassy in Berne. The workshop will be in English.

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11:00 - 12:30 - EN

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14:00 - 15:30 - DE

Technopark - Workshop room Newton 1009

Deliver large scale projects using agile methodology on target

Experiences from a strengths-based Swiss IT company

Description

We give you a hands-on experience into the powerful combination of a strength-based company doing agile software/consulting-projects. After some theory (strength, safe, scrum, agile mindset etc.) we work in small teams in order to get the REAL experience. How can you use strength of female employees to keep project successful. Our motto is – «just do it”, be brave and try – also if you are not very familiar with the agile approach.

This workshop will take place in English during the morning session and German during the afternoon session.

Speakers:
Dr. Karin Fischer (Lead “Center Excellence Project-Management”, Leadership Coach, Principal Consultant)
Frank Landsiedel (Performance Coach, Leadership Coach)

 

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Logo Women Plus Plus
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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop room SCS Offices, wing Edison, 5th floor

Who rules the Blockchain?

You can either bring your own laptop or use one of our prepared laptops.

Description

In blockchain technology new questions have to be answered, that weren’t answered before – at least in the tech world. One of these is: who makes the decisions in a peer-to-peer network like a blockchain? After a theoretic part and a group discussion, we will look at some code and have an actual election on a demo-blockchain. The demo-blockchain is written in Rust, using the Substrate Framework together with its Democracy Pallet. Who will win the election? Who will decide on the next software update? We are looking forward to an interactive session!

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Geek Girls Carrots Switzerland
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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop room Newton 1008

Jump into Geodata

 

Description

Are you a data scientist who has seen an interesting spatial dataset, but don’t know how to analyze it with the tools that you would normally use? Or a developer that wants to embed a beautiful spatial data visualization in a website or dashboard? Or maybe you have this cool idea for a project with spatial AI, but feel overwhelmed with things like different coordinate systems, weird file formats and tools with very unfamiliar names?
In this hands-on workshop we introduce you to the exciting world of geodata and spatial analytics. We will show you the first steps to start working on your own geodata project: you will learn about the most common geodata formats, where to find the data, how to read and process them. Together we will analyze a spatial dataset and visualize it. You will also get the chance to be able to try out your own ideas. For participants with more analytics experience, we will provide ideas on how to use geodata in the statistics and machine learning workflows.
To take the most out of the workshop, we recommend attending if you feel comfortable with reading Python code snippets. Bring your own laptop, installation of external tools will not be necessary.

Litix GmbH
Data + Innovation Alliance
Women in Machine Learning and Data Science
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11:00 - 12:30 - DE

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14:00 - 15:30 - EN

Technopark - Workshop room Newton 1011

Career building: The importance of mentorship and sponsorship

 

Description

This workshop is focused around mentorship and sponsorship as well as why they are important. These relationships, whether formal or informal, can help you step up your future career.

After a short introduction, you will first hear different people from McKinsey & Girls in Tech Switzerland share what mentorship means to them, how they themselves found mentors/ sponsors and how you can benefit from being both a mentor and a mentee, throughout your career.

In the second part, you will get together in small groups for some individual exercises helping you think about your network and identify potential mentors/sponsors.  

This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and have an active discussion with our facilitators.

Please note:

The morning session of this workshop will be held in German and the afternoon session in English.

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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop room Pascal

Gelb bewegt – Agile product management at the Post

English – no laptop needed, be interested in Agile, open-source technology and Product Management

 

Description

In the workshop, you will gain a shared understanding of how we approached and successfully launched the API Developer Portal. In addition, we will learn about agile/scrum and how important it is to have a clear vision and goals.
In agile Teams, we will have some hands-on exercises based on the API Developer Portal.

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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop room BSI Offices Förrlibuckstr. 70

AI for beginners: How to make marketing, sales and service smarter

Bring your own laptop. We have some exercises for you to apply what you have learned. No previous knowledge about AI is necessary.

 

Description

Are you not quite sure if and how AI can support you at work? Do you feel a bit lost when it comes to all these ai methods out here? Do you want to build up and train your own algorithm to get familiar with the topic? If you are working in sales, marketing or service and want to explore the potential of AI for your work, this workshop is for you.

 

There is no question that artificial intelligence is indispensable in companies in the future to streamline and automate processes e.g. in the areas of customer experience and customer relationship management. But how exactly? In this interactive workshop you will get an overview over the latest AI research and its practical impacts. We offer you a variety of examples and best practices to get familiar with AI in business.

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11:00 - 12:30

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14:00 - 15:30

Technopark - Workshop Room Basic

ESG Data – the basis of sustainable finance

 

Description

Data is the backbone of every investment decision. In this workshop you will learn how SIX collects, aggregates and distributes data to enable sustainable investment decisions. This may sound simple, but in fact is quite complex and requires a lot of clever IT at the core. You will also hear about some interesting job roles in this environment and have a chance to meet and talk to practitioners.

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11:00 - 12:30 Part I

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14:00 - 15:30 Part II

Technopark - Workshop room Cobol

Build conversational voice & text chatbot

This workshop will be split up in 2 parts, ensure you sign up for both.

 

Description

Come and learn how to build an interactive chatbot that will allow you to find information about upcoming concerts and events in Zurich and throughout Switzerland. The conversational chatbot can be activated by text and by voice using speech recognition technology.

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Women in Digital Switzerland

Knowledge Sessions

All knowledge session will be recorded and attendees will get exclusive access! Get your ticket here to join the online stream.

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14:00 - 14:20

Auditorium

Applied AI for Industrial IoT Use Cases in Switzerland

by Alexandra Haas

Description

The construction industry has one of the lowest ratio of women and is one of the least digitized industries. All the more intriguing to discover the huge potential of improvement. Discover how a company has transformed its business on the construction side with AI, 5G, and IoT. Learn about what it takes to succeed on this journey both as a company, and as a woman.

Alexandra Haas
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14:20 - 14:40

Auditorium

Trends in Space technologies: Sustainable Space Logistics

by Emmanuelle David

Description

50 years of government-led space activities are now being reinvented by all stakeholders. And it should be done with United Nations and European Space Agency sustainability goals in mind. In 2019, the EPFL Space Center (eSpace) in Lausanne, Switzerland, started a research initiative Sustainable Space Logistics (SSL). The thematic of space logistics is still largely untouched and will be the backbone of multiple large-scale applications on new materials & services, data, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, human spaceflight, etc. The talk will present the initiative, the main research streams and key technologies enabling sustainable space logistics.

Emmanuelle David
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14:40 - 15:00

Auditorium

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

by Petra Donka

Description

Discover how augmented reality can help businesses enable their employees and consumers to interact with everyday objects in completely new ways by blending the physical and digital worlds using mobile computer vision. With a focus on real-world AR solutions, this session will explore how augmented reality can provide real-time insights to retail employees to see stock levels by scanning products in an aisle, to airline staff to view passenger details from a boarding pass, or to delivery drivers to see special instructions just by scanning a package. All this leads to improved efficiency, increased productivity and more opportunities for generating revenue. In today’s competitive world, especially in retail, operational efficiency is a way for competitive differentiation.

Petra Donka
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15:00 - 15:20

Auditorium

Agriculture 4.0 | Scale Vertical Farming by leveraging IoT and Image Analysis

by Giulia Schneider & Patrick Albrecht

Description

Growing plants in a vertical farm is like cooking a fine dish – it is essential to know when to add new ingredients, to be in full control of everything and to be able to taste (a spoon full) any time.
Conversely, data is key in learning how to get the best outcomes: minimize resources needed, optimize growth time, increase nutritiousness of the produce.

At Fruitful we leverage state-of-the-art tech: data streaming, image processing, and machine learning.
Discover how we combine tech with one of the oldest professions in history – farming.

Giulia Schneider
Patrick Albrecht

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