The World Economic Forum (WEF) is joining DigitalZurich2025 as a member organisation. According to a statement, senior WEF representatives Phillipp Rösler and Martina Larkin will assume positions in the DigitalZurich2025 steering and executive committees.
“It is already very clear that both our organisations share very similar objectives when it comes to strengthening the development of vibrant tech ecosystems in Europe,” said Marc Walder, CEO of DigitalZurich2025.
The two organisations will work towards driving positive change in a number of areas, particularly in improving collaboration between the European digital hubs. “This will help transform what today is often perceived as regional competition into mutually beneficial cooperation and collaboration,” said Rösler.
DigitalZurich2025 also announced that its current managing director Sunnie Groeneveld will leave the association at the end of her one-year mandate to build up the association's office and deliver on its main initiatives. She will be succeeded by Stephan Kuester, who joined the organisation in April 2016.
DigitalZurich2025 is a cross-industry initiative whose aim is to transform the greater Zurich region into Europe’s leading digital innovative hub.