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Digital Transformation @ Ringier

Digital Transformation @ Ringier

07. Oct 2021
Ringier AG, Zürich

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With a portfolio of more than 140 brands in print, radio, TV and the online press, Ringier is the largest diversified Swiss media company and reaches several million people every day on all channels. Ringier was founded in 1833 as a Swiss family business and, with a history going back over more than 180 years, stands for pioneering spirit, independence, freedom of opinion and diversity of information. In the last ten years, Ringier has invested around 2 billion Swiss francs in digitisation. Today, the company has around 7,300 employees in 19 countries. It achieved a turnover of more than 1 billion Swiss francs in 2018. With 71% of its operating profit in digital, Ringier holds a leading position among European media companies.


2.30 pm

Arrival of participants for the Best Practice Meeting at Ringier Ltd

3.00 pm

Welcome address by Dr. Patrik Gisel, member of the Board SMG

Speech by Marc Walder, CEO Ringier Ltd

Speech by Davide Villa, CEO of JobCloud Ltd:
"Launching Programmatic Online Recruiting"

Speech by Christian Dorer, Editor-in-Chief of the Blick Group:
"This is how the Blick Group works"

"Blick TV – the first digital TV in Switzerland»

5.00 pm

Guided tour

6.00 pm

Summary and outlook by Dr. Patrik Gisel
Ringier invites guests to a reception.

6.30 pm

End of the event


Marc Walder, CEO Ringier Ltd. Marc Walder has been CEO of Ringier Ltd since 2012. Walder holds a number of mandates in addition to this position. Among other things, he acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scout24 Switzerland Ltd., Admeira Ltd and Ringier Africa AG as well as Vice-Chairman of the Boards of Directors of JobCloud Ltd and Ticketcorner Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the global sports data company Sportradar AG. Marc Walder is a member of the Digital Advisory Council of the Swiss Federal Council and founder of the digitalswitzerland initiative to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub, in which more than 130 of the largest companies and institutions in Switzerland promote the country's digital development and transformation.


Davide Villa, has been CEO of JobCloud since February 2019. He previously led the Business Development, Product Management and Company Development divisions as a Member of the Executive Board. Davide Villa has international industry experience in HR technology and employment platforms. His previous roles include: Chairman of the Board of Directors of, CEO of Monster Central and Eastern Europe, Chief Revenues Officer and Senior Vice President B2B of XING, Marketing and Business Development Director of Idealjob (Adecco Group) and COO of jobpilot GmbH.


Christian Dorer, has been Editor-in-Chief of the Blick Group since February 2017. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the "Aargauer Zeitung / az North-West Switzerland" newspaper from 2009 onwards. Dorer is a graduate of the Ringier School of Journalism and has worked as a business editor and Swiss parliamentary correspondent for "BLICK" and "SonntagsBlick". He is the President of the Conference of Swiss Editors-in-Chief, a member of the Foundation Board of the MAZ Swiss School of Journalism in Lucerne and co-programme manager of the Swiss Media Forum.


Sandro Inguscio, has been Editor-in-Chief of and Blick TV since July 2021. Prior to that, he worked for the Blick Group in various positions from 2010: as a reporter in the news department and the sports department, as a page maker for, and most recently as head of the news department for Blick, and Blick TV. Inguscio graduated from the MAZ Lucerne with a diploma in journalism after finishing business school and started his journalistic career at the Wohler Anzeiger.

Dr. Patrik Gisel studied Business Administration and completed a PhD at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). From 1987 to 1993, Gisel was a research fellow and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. He subsequently worked as an IT manager with UBS and in the Banking and Insurance practice of the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich. In the year 2000, Patrik Gisel joined the Raiffeisen Group as head of the Corporate Development, Finance and IT department and as a member of the Executive Board. From 2002 onwards, he was Deputy Chief Executive and headed the Market Department from 2005 to 2015 before being appointed CEO. He led the Raiffeisen Group until the end of 2018. Since then, Gisel has held a number of mandates in various forms and has been involved in several start-ups.

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Ringier AG
Dufourstrasse 23
8008 Zürich

Event organiser
Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft
Zeltweg 48, 8032 Zürich,
Telephone + 41 44 202 23 25
Fax + 41 44 269 90 01

Event location
Ringier AG
Dufourstrasse 23
8008 Zürich

Arriving by public transport

From Zurich main station, take the no. 4 tram (direction Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen) to the "Opernhaus" stop or the no. 11 tram (direction Rehalp) to the "Zürich Stadelhofen" stop. Ringier's main entrance is only a few minutes' walk from the Opernhaus or Zürich Stadelhofen station.

Arriving by car
No reserved parking spaces are available. The nearest multi-storey car parks are the Parkhaus Opéra at Schillerstrasse 5 and Parkhaus Utoquai at Färberstrasse 6.

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