#wetechtogether Conference 2023

29th – 30th of September 2023, Technopark Zurich

This conference brings together female tech communities to empower, engage and celebrate women in tech!

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About #wetechtogether

For the fourth time in a row we are welcoming you to the #wetechtogether conference – the biggest conference for bringing diversity into tech in Switzerland!

The conference creates an empowering environment for everyone to discover and navigate the fields of STEM. A diverse range of workshops, mentoring, talks and coverage for, with and about women in tech is offered.

Check out the #wetechtogether conference 2021 here.

 

#wetechtogether 2022 Program

Check out the program and get inspired by our speakers, workshops and networking opportunities!

Friday, 30th of September 2022

#wetechtogether conference ticket holders can attend the Hidden Figure Award Ceremony for free. If you want to join the award night only, please get your ticket here.

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18:00 - 18:30

Technopark Auditorium

Hidden Figures Award Ceremony – Door Opening

Networking & Apero

Description

Hidden Figures Award aims to make sure meaningful but less obvious contributions to STEM are never overlooked in the way the black women who played a key role in the moon landing at NASA were.

We are awarding women in the following categories:

  • Empowered Woman
  • Startup / Innovation
  • Non-Profit Organisation

The 3 finalists of each category will be announced in September on the Hidden Figure Award website.

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18:30 - 18:40

Technopark Auditorium

Welcome & Opening

Description

Opening of the Award Ceremony by the moderator and organiser.

Our moderator

Gabriela Mennel

Gabriela Mennel

Moderator Swiss Radio and Television (SRF)

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18:40 - 19:00

Technopark Auditorium

Opening Speech

Description

Laura will talk about the “vicious cycle” that leads to an imbalance of men and women on the stages of the world and in the spotlight of media. Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) as a public broadcaster in particular needs to present diverse voices to meet its expectations on quality and its legal obligation: to produce and distribute versatile media content to inform and entertain everyone. Media quality needs diversity. Laura will present the efforts for more diversity made by SRF with “chance 50:50” being the leading initiative for expert diversity as of today. She will ask all tech and science experts present to join the internal expert database, helping to make expert equality in all domains a reality soon.

Laura Köppen

Laura Köppen

Head of Audience Department Swiss Radio & Television

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19:00 - 19:20

Technopark Auditorium

Award Ceremony – Category Non-Profit

The patron of the award is:

Fachstelle für Gleichstellung Zürich

Description

The award ceremony for the Non-profit category will be opened with a speech by the Gender Equality Office of the Canton of Zurich. Afterwards, the 3 finalists will be presented and the winner announced.

You can find out more about the finalists in September here.

Yannick Staubli

Yannick Staubli

Research assistant

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19:20 - 19:40

Technopark Auditorium

Award Ceremony – Category Startup/Innovation

The patron of the award is:

Merkle Digitalagentur

Description

The award ceremony for the Startup/Innovation category will be opened with a speech by our main sponsor Merkle. Afterwards, the 3 finalists will be presented and the winner announced.

You can find out more about the finalists in September here.

Roberto Galdo MERKLE

Roberto Galdo

DACH Salesforce Service Line Leader

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19:40 - 20:00

Technopark Auditorium

Award Ceremony – Category Empowered Woman

The patron of the award is:

Description

The award ceremony for the Empowered Woman category will be opened with a speech by PwC. Afterwards, the 3 finalists will be presented and the winner announced.

You can find out more about the finalists in September here.

Laura Köppen

Alexandra Burns

FS Risk Consulting & Internal Audit

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20:00 - 23:00

Technopark Auditorium

Closing & Afterparty Apero

Celebrate with us the winners of the Hidden Figure Awards 2022 and network with exciting participants from the tech sector at the following afterparty apero!

Saturday, 1st of October 2022

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08:30 - 09:15

Technopark Auditorium

Door Opening

Start your day with a cup of coffee and networking.

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09:15 - 09:30

Technopark Auditorium

Welcome & Opening

 

Our moderator

Dr. Laura Matz - Chief Science and Technology Officer for Merck

Lea Grüter

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09:30 - 10:00

Technopark Auditorium

Keynote: Dr. Laura Matz – Chief Science and Technology Officer Merck

The power of yes

Description

The world is changing faster than ever before, offering an opportunity for women in STEM to advance and accelerate their careers. The key is to say YES, looking for opportunities to grow into new areas and answer the call when a significant challenge is brought to you. Seeking these opportunities for learning new skills, albeit in the digital realm or otherwise, can create a strong differentiation and potential for advancement.

Laura will share her experiences and significant pivots in her career where she responded with “YES” to a challenge and demonstrate how this changed the course of her career.

Dr. Laura Matz - Chief Science and Technology Officer for Merck

Dr. Laura Matz

Chief Science and Technology Officer Merck

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10:00 - 10:30

Technopark Auditorium

Young leaders in tech – an interview with Tamara and Yanira, led by Lea Grüter

Meet two young leaders in tech who are sharing their stories on how they got into tech and giving career advice to everyone to build their best career in tech.

Description

Today, there are many opportunities in the tech industry. Be it for people who just start out, have been in the industry for a while or are seeking opportunities to change. How can you build your best career in tech? 

In this interview, we will meet Tamara and Yanira, who have changed their careers into tech and are now thriving as young leaders. They will share with us why they choose to change careers into tech, what excites them today about their role and give their best career advice.

Listen to young leaders in tech and get inspired for the following networking and workshop sessions.

Tamara Ambrosini

Tamara Ambrosini

Salesforce Solutions & Marketing Partnership Director bei Merkle DACH

Tamara Ambrosini

Yanira Gonzalez

Head of Customer Experience @ Migros Online

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10:30 - 11:00

Technopark Exhibition Hall

Coffee Break & Exhibition

Meet our sponsors, mingle with like-minded participants and enjoy a cup of coffee!

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11:00 - 12:30

Technopark (Workshop Rooms)

Workshops

Get your hands-on experience at one of the many workshops organised by our sponsors in collaboration with participating female tech communities.Find all the workshop infos here.

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11:00 - 12:30

Technopark room Modula

Talent Matching

Meet your next employer at the Talent Matching Event.

Talent Matching Details

Joining our Talent Matching Event can offer you great benefits:

  • Meet companies committed to diversity up close and personal
  • Learn more about their company culture and find out if you have a purpose match
  • Expand your network with like-minded women in tech and learn about job opportunities

Please indicate your interest in participating during the ticket check out process.

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12:30 - 14:00

Technopark Exhibition Hall

Lunch & Networking

Enjoy a healthy lunch and connect with sponsors in the exhibtion hall and network with participants.

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14:00-15:30

Technopark (Workshop Rooms)

Workshops

Get your hands-on experience at one of the many workshops organised by our sponsors in collaboration with participating female tech communities.Find all the workshop infos here.

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15:30 - 16:00

Technopark Exhibition Hall

Coffee Break & Exhibition

Meet our sponsors, mingle with like-minded participants and enjoy a cup of coffee!

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16:00 - 16:20

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session I: Digital Twin, NFC Technology and Blockchain

 

Description

Imagine if you could connect your physical products with the digital world and have them forever safe on the blockchain? That is what we do at collectID. We connect physical products and create their digital twin through the use of NFC technology. The NFC tag is integrated on the physical product and with a simple smartphone scan you can unlock the NFT of your product and use it in the metaverse. This allows customers to have the digital version of their products and ensure products are authentic. At the same time, it allows brands a direct marketing channel and the acquisition of first-party data about their customers. At collectID we are turning products into a communication channel and bridging the gap between the physical and the digital worlds.

#WTT 2022 Speaker David Geisser CollectID

David Geisser

CEO & Co-founder
collectID

#WTT 2022 Speaker Catarina Ramos CollectID

Catarina Ramos

Business Development
Manager collectID

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16:20 - 16:40

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session II: Digital Storytelling and its impact 

Description

From tales around the fire to the Metaverse, people have learned through storytelling. Stories have the power to inspire, teach, and create empathy.

Discover how storytelling is evolving because of technological developments like AI, AR and VR, NFTs and DAOs, and serious gaming. Find out how women’s voices can help change the overall story.

The talk will use examples to show the strengths and perils of the different mediums and how they can be used to inform and connect .

Rosemary Lokhorst

Rosemary Lokhorst

Founder & CEO StoryByte Studio AG

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16:40 - 17:00

Technopark Auditorium

Knowledge Session III: Turning waste into opportunities 

Description

Wheat bran, for example, an undervalued side-stream from the milling industry, can be transformed into insect ingredients high in protein and fibers for the feed and food industry.

Closing loops and valorizing industrial side-streams to create sustainable, innovative, and economic upcycling applications is our mission at RethinkResource. We leverage the knowledge and creativity of our interdisciplinary team and with the combination of material science, physics, food science, biology, and law we identify the most promising solutions for our customers. For that, technology plays a crucial role in our everyday work and by applying suitable processing methods like extrusion or microfluidization, we can maximize the value of otherwise discarded materials. We help our customers to use their resources more efficiently, generate more revenue and reach their sustainability goals.

 

Linda Grieder Linda Grieder RethinkResource

Linda Grieder

CEO & Founder RethinkResource GmbH

Klara Hauser RethinkResource

Klara Hauser

Senior Consultant at RethinkResource

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17:00 - 17:15

Technopark Auditorium

Closing

 

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Our Sponsors

These are the sponsors who are not only comitted to diversity & inclusion in tech, but support the conference and our partner communities!

Main Sponsor 2022

Merkle Digitalagentur
Mainsponsor Migros

Workshop Sponsors 2022

AWK Group
Merkle Digitalagentur
Logo Sunrise
Credit Suisse Exhibition Sponsor
Mainsponsor Migros
Swisscom Logo
Platform.sh Logo EN
Siemens Schweiz
Vontobel exhibition and workshop spnosor
McKinsey Logo
Six Logo

Exhibition Sponsors 2022

Archlet Logo
Merkle Digitalagentur
Siemens Schweiz
Logo Avanade
Mainsponsor Migros
Six Logo
Siemens Schweiz
Novartis Logo
Swisscom Logo
AWK Group
Platform.sh Logo EN
Vontobel Exhibition and workshop sponsor
Cognizant Logo
PwC Logo
ZKB Logo

Media Partner 2022

Event Partner 2022

Logo CollectID
Merck
Storybyte Studio
Fachstelle für Gleichstellung Zürich
secend logo
Zurich Switzerland logo
Fossil Switzerland
Sheraton Zurich Hotel
Merck
GroupConsulter Logo
Smith & Smith

Friends & Supporters 2022

Diversity at ETH
Swiss Ladies Drive
herHACK - the first female-led hackthon
White Rabbit Communications
SwissDevJobs logo
SwissCognitive

Become a sponsor of #wetechtogether!

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.

Email us for more information.

Partnering Communities

These are the female tech communities that help us shape this years #wetechtogether conference!

Geek Girls Carrots Switzerland
Iconic Women Circle logo
LIMES ETH Logo
Moms Learn to Code Logo
SVIN
Swiss FinTech Ladies
SwissTecLadies
We Shape Tech Logo
Women in AI Logo
Women in Data Science
Logo Women in Digital Health
Women in Digital Switzerland
Women in Machine Learning and Data Science
Women in Tech Switzerland
woman in tech switzerland logo
Women Techmakers Switzerland
Women in Voice Switzerland
WomenWay

Learn more about the participating communities and their activities here.

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