On Tuesday, the third Digitaltag takes place. On Monday, Federal President Ueli Maurer (68) and Marc Walder (54), Ringier CEO and founder of digital Switzerland, high-ranking representatives from economy and science, invited to Geneva for 1. Swiss Global Digital Summit.

A summit of a special kind of meeting, not only because it was highly occupied level. Particularly, the summit was also because the Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI) was launched. This should contribute in the coming years, it is also in the digital world fair.

Concrete projects at the WEF

will be presented Under the patronage of Federal President Maurer undertake science, business, and civil society, ethical Standards in the digital world to anchor. In need with projects, which will be presented at the next annual meeting of the Word Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, GR.

the substance of The direction is clear: digitisation must always serve the people and him to the center. Ringier CEO Marc Walder could imagine such a transparency – or a Privacy Label.

Geneva is the main seat of the Foundation

“We need trust, transparency and Commitment,” said Federal President Maurer in Geneva. The Initiative is supported by a Foundation with headquarters in Geneva. Thus, the hope is to give Switzerland an important place in the competition for the digitization.

“We want to strengthen the role of Switzerland and the role of Geneva,” says Walder. The words of Microsoft President Brad Smith (60) allow us to hope: “There is no city in the world, which would be more appropriate.”

As a Board of Trustees, President of the Initiative, Federal councillor Doris Leuthard (56), managed old. “Our common goal is to promote the huge potential of digital technologies in a credible, so that all people could benefit from,” she said.

1. Row, from left to right: Kate Gilmore, Deputy high Commissioner for human rights of the United Nations; Mozilla Chairman Mitchell Baker; President of the ICRC Peter Maurer; Marc Walder, Ringier’s CEO and founder, digital Switzerland; ex-Federal councillor Doris Leuthard; Microsoft President Brad Smith; Federal President Ueli Maurer; Gillian Tan, CEO Booking.com; Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman of Huawei; President of ETH Zurich Joël Mesot; Olivier Bousquet, head of Research for Artificial intelligence at Google.

2. Number of links: WEF-Director Alois Zwinggi; Mario Greco, CEO of Zurich insurance group; Migros CEO Fabrice Zumbrunnen; Swisscom CEO Urs Schäppi; Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice – Head of Facebook for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti; André Kudelski, CEO of Kudelski Group; EPFL-President Martin Vetterli; Alain Dehaze, CEO, Adecco Group; Martin Jetter, Senior Vice President, IBM; Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Switzerland.

3. Row, from left: Jovan Kurbalija, Director of Diplo Foundation; Yves Flückiger, President of the University of Geneva; BéatriceGuillaume-Grave, and personnel Manager for Nestlé; Christian Mumenthaler, CEO, Swiss Re; Etienne Jornod, Chairman of the Board of NZZ; TidjaneThiam the CEO of Credit Suisse; Christoph Franz, Chairman of Roche; Michael Ringier, Chairman Ringier; SBB CEO Andreas Meyer; Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Vice President of Uber.