Speakers

Alexander Barclay

Délégué au numérique du canton de Genève |
                         
Alexander Barclay is the Digital Delegate of the Canton of Geneva. In this capacity, he supports the State Council in the ongoing development of the canton's digital policy and represents Geneva on issues related to the digital transition. He holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen and teaches at Sciences Po Paris.

Alexis Roussel

Chief Operating Officer, Nym Technologies |
                         
Alexis Roussel is Chief Operating Officer of Nym Technologies, the start-up solving the internet’s privacy crisis. Alexis is also the Co-Founder of Bity.com, a crypto-finance service provider in Switzerland. He holds a Masters in Technology Public Law and has served as an E-Governance Specialist for the United Nations, and was the President of the Pirate Party of Switzerland – aimed at promoting a human-centric and distributed approach of a technological society. He is frequently in the Swiss media discussing privacy and digital rights issues. He is the co-author of the book "Our precious digital integrity" promoting a novel fundamental right to the digital integrity of the human being.

Ambassador Benedikt Wechsler

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs |
                         
Served as Diplomatic Advisor to Swiss Presidents and Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Branded the “Open and Pop-up Embassy” in Copenhagen. He was the Consul General of Switzerland in San Francisco, pioneering in the Silicon Valley in the field of tech diplomacy. Since July 2021, he is heading the first Division for Digitalisation and is charged with the implementation of the Swiss Digital Foreign Policy Strategy.

Antoine Coetsier

Chief Operating Officer, Exoscale

Carlos Moreira

CEO, WISeKey

Catherine Pugin

Déléguée au numérique at Etat de Vaud

Daniel Gerber

Head of Corporate Development, Swiss Post Communication Services

Delphine Donné

General Manager of Creativity & Productivity Business Group, Logitech |
                     
Delphine Donné is the General Manager of the Creativity & Productivity business group at Logitech, a design company founded in Switzerland, which creates products that connect people through the PC. Leading the company’s largest business group, her mission is to help all people create, produce, communicate, learn, and work in the digital world.
With over 20 years experience in the consumer electronics industry, Delphine has worked in five countries including Canada, United Kingdom, France, United States and China for local, regional and global roles. Prior to leading Creativity & Productivity for Logitech, Delphine held the position of General Manager and VP of Jaybird Sport. She has held various director and management positions at Logitech over the span of 10 years, starting as Global Senior Product Marketing Manager and moving her way through Director of Product Development for China and Emerging Markets, and later Vice President of Marketing for Asia Pacific.
Delphine holds a Masters of Economics from Université Panthéon-Assas and DESS - Post- graduate degree of International Trade and Economics from Université Panthéon Sorbonne.

Edouard Bugnion

Professor Data Center Systems & Academic director Swiss Data Science Center, EPFL |
                          
Prof Edouard Bugnion joined EPFL in 2012, where his focus is on datacenter systems, in particular operating systems and networking. Before joining EPFL, Edouard spent 18 years in the US, where he studied at Stanford and co-founded VMware and Nuova Systems (acquired by Cisco). Prof Bugnion is an ACM Fellow, a member of SATW, and has received numerous awards, including the ACM Software System Award, the ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award, and Best Paper Awards from SOPS, OSDI and Eurosys. Prof Bugnion has extensive entrepreneurship experience. He serves on the Board of Directors of Logitech, InnoSuisse, and the ICRC.

Evelina Georgieva

Co-founder, Pryv |
                     
Master in Public Administration, with focus on data compliance and technology innovation, Evelina is an entrepreneuse & Data Privacy Expert with 10+ years of experience.Evelina is a co-founder of Pryv SA: Trust Valley Alumni, a Swiss pioneer in delivering privacy-enabling software to organizations who collect and process personal and health data since 2015 ensuring their global compliance with internal policies, GDPR, Swiss DPA and other industry. At Pryv, we believe that privacy shouldn’t be seen as a compliance constraint, but as an opportunity to break data silos, differentiate products and services, and attract end-users with trust, transparency and empowerment.Since 2022, Evelina has been an Associate Partner at Open Web Technology, a strategy and technology consulting firm. We help our clients leverage new software and hardware technologies to invent new products, transform their organizations and reshape their business.

Fabienne Fischer

Conseillère d'Etat chargée du Département de l'économie et de l'emploi de la République et Canton de Genève

Florian Schütz

Federal Cyber Security Delegate at Federal Administration NCSC |
                     
As Federal Cybersecurity Delegate for Switzerland, Florian Schütz is responsible for the implementation of the Swiss cyberstrategy and all cybermatters across government. He further acts as the contact person for the cantons, the economy, scientific communities and the population. In his function, he reports directly to the Federal Council.

He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Master of Advanced Studies in Security Policy and Crisis Management from the ETH Zurich. He has over ten years of experience in the field of cybersecurity. Among other positions he has held, Florian worked for Siemens where he contributed to the development of railway control centres and for RUAG – a Swiss defence contractor – where he headed the unit providing cybersecurity solutions and services to government and private clients. He also worked for Zalando – Europe's largest online-only fashion platform – where he built and ran the security unit covering all of Zalando. Above all, his previous work means that he knows how to build security that scales, how to balance business opportunities and cyber-risks, how to make decisions during large cyberincidents and how to explain cybersecurity to a non-technical audience.

Frédéric Pilloud

Directeur, Association Sécurité Riviera |
                         
Frédéric Pilloud is the director of the Association Sécurité Riviera. This pioneering and learning organization includes the Police, Ambulance, Civil Protection, Fire and Rescue Services, as well as administrative support.

He has been active in the field of public security for about 30 years and has a complete police training up to the level of staff officer. He also holds a federal diploma as an adult trainer and an executive diploma in public action. He willingly shares his experiences, notably by working as an expert during the exams for the executives of rescue organizations.

He is an expert in collective intelligence and has led several large-scale operations and managed different types of crises, including the cyber attack in Montreux in October 2021.

Frode Hvaring

HR Guide, Culture with Talent |

                         
Frode Hvaring is an "HR Guide" and an international expert on Leadership, Culture and Talent. He has regional and global experience as COO and CHRO in the business lobby, Swiss banks, industry, media, E-mobility, higher education and others.

As a certified coach, he often intervenes "from the inside" and over periods of 6 to 12 months, in order to guide companies and organizations in their changes. He knows how to connect strategy and culture, based on modern and sustainable tools and solutions.
In addition, Frode has been teaching Leadership, Talent Management Systems and Sustainable Entrepreneurship at EHL (#1 in the world for hospitality) and GBS for several years, at Bachelor, Master and MBA levels.

He holds a Master's degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Fribourg, Switzerland and has taken post-grad courses at IMD, Lausanne and Thunderbird, Phoenix. His doctoral research focuses on cultural ignorance.

Guillaume Pahud

Global Head of Digital Hub, SGS |

Guillaume is a senior leader in Digital Transformation.
                         
He is presently Head of the Digital Hub at SGS, which he created in 2021. The Hub groups business, innovation, and IT resources to deliver digitized customer journeys and create an Agile at Scale framework and way to work within SGS. The Digital Hub leverages customer centric and agile best practices to identify and solve the key pain points of the existing customer journeys.

 Prior to that, Guillaume has set up an online sales channel for SGS services, launched a few innovative startups and was one of the leaders of the digital transformation of Richemont – setting up social media, online sales and digital competencies.

 Guillaume is an engineer from Ecole Centrale de Paris, is Swiss citizen and has two children. He also plays the violin and runs marathons.



Isabelle Moret

Conseillère d’Etat du Canton de Vaud et Cheffe du Département de l’Economie, de l’Innovation, de l’Emploi et du Patrimoine

Jacques Boschung

SVP & General Manager EMEA, Kudelski Security |
                         
As SVP & GM for Kudelski Security EMEA, Jacques Boschung is responsible for driving growth for Kudelski Security in Europe, managing the company’s sales strategy and the relationships with high-profile clients, as part of its continued European expansion. Prior to joining the Kudelski Group, Jacques Boschung worked for Inovalon – a leading US provider of data-driven insights for healthcare -, where he was President and GM of their Payer Business, a portfolio of SaaS solutions for US health insurance companies. In this role, he was responsible for the management, product portfolio, delivery, operations, sales, client success, and overall performance of the largest segment of Inovalon’s business.

Before that, he served in several executive roles within Dell Technologies from 2004 through 2018, most recently as Senior Vice President responsible for Dell Technologies Global Alliances and the $1.4 billion business of Dell EMC's Telco partnerships within the EMEA regions. He also worked for Compaq and IBM in different leadership capacities.

Jacques Boschung is also the chairman of BlueFactory Fribourg (BFF), the innovation incubator of the City & of the Canton of Fribourg since 2018 and member of the board of Swiss Medical Network, a leading Swiss clinics operator. He holds BS and master’s degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Lausanne & the EPFL.

Jean-Damien Marie

Global Co-Head of Investments, Barclays Private Banks |

Jean-Damien Marie was appointed Global Co-Head of Investments in July 2019. In addition to his role, he is also Head of Investments Europe and Head of Distribution for GGM.

Jean-Damien, who joined Barclays in 2018, previously worked for Pictet Alternative Advisors SA in Geneva as Head of Alternative Investments Solutions, advising institutional and private clients across alternatives strategies and private markets.

Prior to that, Jean-Damien held similar roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in London and Geneva as well as HSBC Private bank in Geneva where he also focused on long only multi-asset solutions. He started his professional life in Paris at French bank CCF in rates capital markets, later holding portfolio manager roles in the Swiss private banking business.

Jean-Damien graduated from Institut National des Télécommunications, holds a BA degree in finance from the Paris Dauphine University and a Master Degree in Business Administration from IMD in Lausanne. Jean-Damien is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and an Energy Risk Professional (ERP) charterholder.

Jean-Marc Rickli

Head of global and emerging risks, Geneva Centre for Security Policy |

Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli is the head of global and emerging risks at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in Geneva. He is also the co-chair of the NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium on Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and a senior advisor for the Artificial Intelligence Initiative at the Future Society. He is the co-curator of the International Security Map of the Strategic Intelligence Platform of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Geneva University Committee for Ethical Research and of the advisory board of Tech4Trust.

Prior to these appointments, Dr. Rickli was an assistant professor at the Department of Defence Studies of King’s College London and at the Institute for International and Civil Security at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. In 2020, he was nominated as one of the 100 most influential French-speaking Swiss by the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. Dr. Rickli received his PhD in International Relations from Oxford University. His latest book published by Georgetown University is entitled Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the Twenty-first Century.

Trust Valley

Jean-Philippe Lallement

Managing Director, Foundation EPFL Innovation Park

Laurent Combe

Community Account Management, SWITCH |
                         
Born in Aix en Provence, raised in Luxembourg, he finished his studies in Tourism in Marseille (F) in 1999 and in 2008 a MAS BA at the University of Chur (CH). He moved to Switzerland in 2001 after a two-year stay in Ireland. Since 2005 he has been active in the Swiss education sector in various positions and professional activities (Soft- and Hardware, network security) in the primary, secondary and tertiary school sector. Since September 2019 at SWITCH he has held the position of Senior Procurement, Framework Contract Negotiation for the SWITCH community (142 institutions), and since the beginning of 2022 in the position of Community Account Manager Romandie & Tessin.

Lennig Pedron

CEO, Trust Valley.

Lennig Pedron is the executive director of the Trust Valley, a centre of excellence in digital trust and cybersecurity in the Lake Geneva region. Co-founder and president of the NGO iCON based in Geneva, EPFL Innovation Park, Paris, Brussels, London, she represents an international community of over 100 experts in digital trust, cybersecurity and emerging technologies.

Line Pillet

Présidente Association Femmes PME Suisse romande & Chef de l’Institut Entrepreneuriat & Management HES-SO Valais- Wallis |

Mauro Vignati

Adviser Digital Technologies of Warfare, ICRC |
                         
In 2003 Mauro Vignati started working at the first cybercrime unit of the Swiss Federal Police. Later on, he collaborated to the establishment of MELANI, Switzerland's first centre for public-private partnership on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. Back in 2013, he set up and led the Cyber Threat Intelligence Division within the Department of Defence in Bern. In 2021, he was tasked to create the Vulnerability Management unit within the National Cyber Security Centre NCSC.ch, established to manage vulnerabilities, and develop projects as the security tests of the Swiss Covid App. He then joined the International Committee of the Red Cross one year later, as advisor on new digital technologies of warfare. He teaches at Universities in Berne, Geneva and Lugano.

Nicholas Niggli

Deputy Secretary General, Office of Economic Development, Research and Innovation, Republic and State of Geneva

Trust Valley

Olivier Crochat

Executive Director, Center for Digital Trust C4DT, EPFL

Olivier Eyries

CEO, Saporo

Öykü Isik

Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity, IMD |
                         
Öykü Isik, Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity, is an expert on digital resilience and the ways in which disruptive technologies challenge our society and organizations. Named on the Thinkers50 Radar 2022 list of global thought leaders, she helps businesses to tackle cybersecurity, data privacy and digital ethics challenges and enables CEOs and other executives to understand these issues, which she believes are too important to be left to technical specialists alone. Isik leads IMD's Cybersecurity Strategy and Risk program which helps businesses develop an action plan to identify, prepare for and respond to emerging and imminent cyber threats. Her work appeared in outlets such as MIT Sloan Management Review, European Business Review, and Information & Management among others. A computer scientist by training, Isik's work before joining IMD in 2020 focused on business intelligence, analytics, and technology and business process management. She has lived and worked in higher education in Belgium, United States and Turkey before moving to Switzerland.

Patrice Perche

Chief Revenue Officer and EVP Support, Fortinet |
                         
Patrice Perche has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry. Patrice is responsible for managing Fortinet's international sales and support operations worldwide. He has been with Fortinet since 2004, leveraging his extensive experience in successfully penetrating and growing new territories, recruiting and nurturing a value-add channel partners network, and accelerating the company's footprint in the enterprise market. Prior to joining Fortinet, he was co-founder and CEO of Risc Group, a French-based company focusing on IT Security with pan-European operations. Patrice graduated from Insa Lyon and holds a master’s degree in computer engineering.

Paul Such

CEO, Hacknowledge

Philippe Amon

CEO, SICPA

Prof. Jacques de Werra

Director, Digital Law Center, University of Geneva |
                         
Jacques de Werra is Professor of contract law and intellectual property (IP) law and Director of the Digital Law Center (www.digitallawcenter.ch) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. From 2015 until 2019, he was Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva in charge of leading the University’s digital strategy. Jacques de Werra has taught as visiting professor at leading universities including Harvard Law School (as Charles Hieken Visiting Professor in Patent Law for a course on international intellectual property transactions - winter term 2022 -), Stanford Law School, Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Nagoya University and City University of Hong Kong.

He has practiced law (commercial law, IP law and arbitration) in Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich) at a major business law firm and has obtained an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School and was admitted to the New York bar (in addition to his admission to the Swiss bar). Jacques de Werra is an expert in IP law, technology & digital law and contract law. He has widely published in leadinglaw journals (including the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology) and has authored / edited various books of reference including a Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing and The Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions (jointly with Irene Calboli).

Trust Valley

Raphaël Conz

Deputy Director, Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation, State of Vaud

Rodolphe Harand

Managing Partner, YesWeHack |
                         
Rodolphe Harand is the Associate Director of YesWeHack, the first Bug Bounty and VDP platform in Europe. Before joining YesWeHack in 2018, Rodolphe Harand worked as a sales manager in various digital companies. Most notably, he was a partner for ten years at LEXSI, the leading independent cyber consulting firm, where he launched and co-directed CERT-LEXSI, which was the first French cybercrime organization operating on the three main continents. He was then Development Director at Gartner France for the technology sector.

Sarah Moussouni

VP Engineering, CYSEC |
                         
Sarah Moussouni is VP of Engineering, leading teams of System and Embedded Security Engineers at CYSEC. She has an Information Technology Engineering background and has an established experience in the engineering leadership domain. During her career, Sarah Moussouni took over several roles: from research and development in Singapore to Engineering leadership and management in well known fast-growth Swiss Corporation such as Swissquote and Nexthink. Her domains of expertise are in the Engineering scale-up, building efficient organizations, fostering innovation and delivering business value while keeping an attractive environment to grow the talents.

Since 2019, she is acting as an Engineering leadership mentor for different international corporations via an online platform where she won the award of best mentor in 2021, among more than 1000 mentors. Sarah Moussouni is also active in the volunteering field promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.



Sergio Alves Domingues

CTO, SCRT | 

                         
Sergio Alves Domingues graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Communication Systems. Having always had a strong interest in cybersecurity, he started his career in 2006 as a security engineer at SCRT, where he gained experience on projects dealing with both offensive and defensive aspects of security. Since 2012, Sergio has been the CTO of the same company.

Shira Kaplan

Founder, Cyverse & Cyverse Capital |
                         
Shira (39) is the Founder and CEO of Cyverse AG, a Zug-based firm delivering next-gen, best-in-breed cyber-security solutions to over 120 DACH and Scandinavian enterprises. She is also the Founder of Cyverse Capital, a C-Level private Investor Club, investing into early-stage Israeli and Swiss cyber-security startups. Shira’s technological training dates back to military service in the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence, where she served for two years. Shira is an alumna of Harvard University (B.A.), where she studied Government, and was a Shelby Davis Scholar. She holds an MBA from St. Gallen HSG University, where she was awarded the “Women in Business” Scholarship. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2017) and a Bilanz Top 100 Digital Shaper (2020, 2021, 2022). She is also a mother of 3 Montessori-trained children, and resides by the Lake of Zurich.

Simone Fortin

CISO, MSC Cruises |
                         
As an expert in cybersecurity strategy and technology, Simone Fortin is currently Chief Information Security Officer for MSC Cruises leading the strategic corporate direction for ashore and onboard Cybersecurity initiatives and responsible for the Cybersecurity department. He collaborates with the most relevant Maritime organizations (e.g. CLIA) and European Agencies (e.g. ENISA) for the development and adoption of cybersecurity policy in the maritime sector. Simone brings significant and extensive expertise in international cybersecurity gained in over 18 years of consulting as Entrepreneur and in some of the world's most renowned cybersecurity companies like Accenture and PWC. He has been working for the most important European, Middle East and Africa clients in all industry sectors. 

Simone has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at University of Padua, an Executive Master in Business Administration at Hult Business School and has attended post-graduate certification coursework at Polytechnic of Milan in Security Information Management.  Simone was an Executive In-Residence Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Currently, attending Advanced Master in Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Management at Maastricht University faculty of Law.

Stephen Parkins

Global Head of Corporate Incubation, SGS

Valéry Naula

Digital Business Manager, Plumettaz |
                         
Valéry Naula is in charge of marketing and digital transformation for the Plumettaz group, a leader in the design, production and distribution of cable installation equipment in the telecommunication and energy sectors.
Passionate about innovation in industry, he has launched a new range of digital services to monitor cable installation machines remotely and to simulate the feasibility of cable installation sites.

Véra Steullet

Head of Digital Food Safety Department, Nestlé Research |
                         
Vera is a Head of Digital Food Safety Department at Nestlé Research.
She has dedicated her professional life to innovative digital products at the intersection of science and technology. Vera holds a PhD in chemistry and a Master’s degree in Information Technology, with a career spanning decades between academic research and technology development in diverse industries, such as pharma, telecom, packaging and food. Vera’s expertise is in using scientific insights to transform data into valuable digital assets and novel software solutions.
She's also an expert in team dynamics and an early adopter of Agile methodologies. In every position she's held, she has worked toward building independent, reliable, efficient, and fun teams. For Vera, the recipe for world-changing innovation is in exciting science, high-quality data, inspiring technology, and an amazing team.

Véronique Leresche-Roy

VP Human Resources, CSEM |
                         
After having worked in human resources in the banking, social and industrial sectors, I decided to join a world of meaning in 2019 at CSEM.

Holder of a Master's degree in Human Capital Management, the continuous training focused on communication and coaching has allowed me to evolve for several years on both a professional and personal level. Always moving forward, providing solutions, accompanying people are my life drivers ... The HR challenges we face both in the areas of energy transition, occupational health, research and development of talent as well as in our new managerial practices are paramount for our companies.

The CSEM is a company in constant evolution, with employees who shine through their passion and the desire to bring added value to research, innovation, and our local and international industries drives me on a daily basis to spread this energy and open doors to those who will contribute to the MINT field tomorrow.

Vincent Bieri

Co-founder, Nexthink |
                         
Vincent is Co-founder of Nexthink, one of the few Swiss Unicorns. He contributed to inventing the market domain of Digital Employee Experience (DEX) that is now recognized around the world. Prior to this entrepreneurial journey, he gained corporate experience at Cisco for 7 years. Before moving into technology and business, Vincent had a professional sport career in cycling. Today, he is active in leadership coaching and entrepreneurship advisory

Yves Chardonnens Cook

Director, Fondation pour la Formation Professionnelle et Continue (FFPC) |
                         
After ten years in the luxury watchmaking industry, Mr. Chardonnens Cook reoriented himself in professional training. From the educational concept to its realization, he participated in the creation of the Espace Entreprise, a unique professional training center in Switzerland, as well as in its development as director. Since September 1, 2021, he has been the director of the Foundation for Professional and Continuing Education (FFPC).

Yves Pitton

Chief Business Solutions Officer, ELCA