Artificial Intelligence

Insights on the Swiss AI Ecosystem

Are you looking for a location to validate and develop algorithms? A location with a close proximity to cutting-edge research and top talent in the area of Artificial Intelligence? Then take part in this webinar. Find out from our speakers why creating trustworthiness in a digitized world is a must, how the Swiss research and development centre CSEM bridges the gap between academic findings and industrial requirements, how it is contributing to developing the digital healthcare sector and why companies such as Microsoft, Google and IBM choose to conduct AI research in Switzerland.

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Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Online (CET/MEZ)

Cost of participating Free of charge


Welcome & moderation

by Liv Minder, Investment Promotion Director Switzerland Global Enterprise

Why develop your products in Switzerland, Testimonial from Microsoft

Dr. Marc Pollefeys, Full Professor in Computer Science at the Institute for Computational Science, ETH Zurich / Microsoft

How to develop and validate AI algorithm and data, how to make algorithms trustworthy

Dr. Andrea Dunbar, Section Head in the Integrated and Wireless Systems Division, CSEM Dr. Ricard Delgado Gonzalo, Section Head in the Systems Division, CSEMection Head in der Systems Division

Services via trustworthy algorithms and data

by Peter Kasahara, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers




Dr. Marc Pollefeys
Dr. Marc Pollefeys

Marc Pollefeys is Director of the Mixed Reality and AI Zurich lab and the Director of Science leading a team of scientist and engineers to develop advanced perception capabilities for HoloLens at Microsoft. He has also been Full Professor in Computer Science at the Institute for Computational Science at ETH Zurich since August 2007. His research focuses mainly on computer vision. Marc has received several prizes for his research, including a Marr prize, an NSF CAREER award and a Packard Fellowship. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed or invited papers. Marc was the co-chair of the Third Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission and has organized workshops and courses at major vision and graphics conferences. Dr. Pollefey is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, the International Journal of Computer Vision and Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision.

Peter Kasahara
Peter Kasahara

Peter is the managing partner of PwC Digital Services and a digital “Jedi” from tip to toe. Peter and his team are supportingclients across all industries in their digital transformation & re-imagination having a strong focus on creating trust in a digitized world. Peter has a long-standing experience from working since 23 years in the consulting and services industry becoming a trusted advisor of many large national and multi-national companies from strategy & innovation to hands-on transformation, people engagement & execution. In October 2020, Peter was named amongst the 100 most important digital shapers in Switzerland by the management magazine Bilanz and the newspaper Handelszeitung. Before joining PwC, Peter was the in the management board of IBM Europe and for many years in charge of the digital division IBMiX and the data & analytics.

Dr. L. Andrea Dunbar
Dr. L. Andrea Dunbar

Andrea is head of the Edge AI and Vision group at CSEM. Andrea Dunbar received her PhD from Trinity College, Dublin in 2002 and her eMBA from EPFL in 2016. Current research areas of her group include computer vision, machine learning, embedded programming and hyperspectral imaging focussing especially in constrained environments. Andrea has published more than 60 papers in international journals and conferences and has a Google scholar h-index 19.  She also lectures digitalization on the eMBA course at EPFL and is on the board of directors for the Cantonal Bank of Neuchâtel.

Ricard Delgado, PhD
Ricard Delgado, PhD

Ricard, is the Head of the Embedded Software group scientist driving the Digital Health activity within CSEM. Trained as a Mathematician and an Engineer, he obtained his Ph.D. on biomedical image analysis from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) within the SystemsX.ch consortium, the Swiss research initiative for the promotion of Systems Biology. He was awarded with the SSBE Research Award 2013 from the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering for the best PhD thesis, and the ABB Award 2014 for his “contributions to the field of bioimage informatics.” His current research focuses on AI applied to biomedical embedded systems, wearable technology, and their impact on the future of healthcare and the MedTech industry with more than 60 scientific publications on the topic.


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