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SMG Inspirational Talk: trustworthy artificial intelligence

IBM Schweiz AG
Best Practice Meeting

Thursday, 22 October 2020

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm, Zurich

IBM is one of the largest providers of information technology (hardware, software and services). Its portfolio of solutions ranges from supercomputers, quantum computers, AI, security and blockchain solutions in the cloud, software and services, including consultancy, to finance. The focus is on sector-focused cognitive solutions in the cloud. IBM invests almost 6 billion US dollars in research and development and, with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 laboratories on six continents, IBM research has defined the future of information technology for more than seven decades.



Delegates arrive

7.00 pm

Welcome by Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler, President SMG

Inspirational Talk by Philipp Späti, CTO IBM Switzerland:

"Man and machine – how artificial intelligence is expanding our horizons"


7.45 pm




Philipp Späti, CTO IBM Switzerland. Philipp Späti ist seit 2014 CTO der IBM Schweiz sowie IBM Distinguished Engineer. Er verfügt über weitreichende Erfahrung im IT-Geschäft und arbeitet für einige der größten IBM Kunden, mit denen er gemeinsam deren digitale Transformation durch die Anwendung modernster Technologien wie Internet of Things, Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning und Cloud gestaltet. Philipp blickt auf eine erfolgreiche, langjährige Karriere in der IT-Branche zurück, die besonders durch sein Wissen als auch seine Führungskompetenz und Erfahrung in den Bereichen Technologie, Architektur und Innovation über diverse Branchen hinweg geprägt ist. Er ist Mitglied der IBM Academy of Technology als auch Open Group Distinguished Chief Architect. An der ETH Zürich absolvierte er ein Studium der Elektrotechnik, das er mit einem Mastertitel abschloss.


Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler, President of SMG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tecan Group Ltd. Dr Lukas Braunschweiler is President of SMG and sits on the boards of directors of various companies. He holds a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from ETH Zurich. From 2011 to the end of March 2018, he worked as the CEO of the Sonova Group. He was previously CEO of the Swiss technology group RUAG, led the California-based Dionex Corporation as President and CEO from 2002 to 2009, and worked in Group Executive Management at Mettler Toledo from 1995 to 2002.

Registration and fees

The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be considered in consideration of sector representation.

Fee per person: CHF 82. A confirmation of registration and invoice will follow.

Kindly note that the registrations are binding. A representative from the company management may attend if the original registrant is unable to attend at short notice. We are obliged to invoice in the event of cancellations without a stand-in and no-shows.

Please note that photographs taken by our photographer will be displayed in SMG publications and on the SMG website.

Because of the current coronavirus situation, we request you to read our "Protective measures for your safety" at SMG events.

How to get there

Event location
Martel am Bellevue
Rämistrasse 14
8001 Zürich

Arriving by public transport

From Zurich main station, take the no. 4 tram (direction Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen) to the "Bellevue" stop or the no. 11 tram (direction Rehalp) to the "Bellevue" stop. Martel at Bellevue is only a few minutes' walk from "Bellevue".

Martel at Bellevue is only a few minutes' walk from the train station "Stadelhofen" as well.

Arriving by car
No reserved parking spaces are available. The nearest multi-storey car park is "Parkhaus Hohe Promenade" at Rämistrasse 22A.

How to get there


Protective measures during the event

Because of the current coronavirus situation, we request you to read our "Protective measures for your safety" at SMG events.

The venue is well supplied with fresh air.

In addition, an individual protection concept is prescribed by the host.

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