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Theme: The Rise of Humans

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November 29, 2018
Caux, Vaud (fr)

Artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic concept, but a reality that is starting to replace human interaction in a variety of ways. At-home assistants answer our requests thanks to an “OK Google” and Amazon Key allows in-house parcel deliveries when we are not at home. Even simple tasks such as banking, food shopping or customer service enquiries can now all be a faceless process.

Yet, while technology provides unprecedented levels of efficiency, human interaction and connection are still essential to meet Maslow's fundamental needs for a fulfilled life. In a time of limited attention spans, communication overload and the fastest-pace of life known to man thus far, the time for humans to rise up has never been more important.

Caux Palace
Rue du Panorama 2
Caux, Vaud (fr), 1824
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Bram Jonker

Bram Jonker, a Dutch national, is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and sold multiple companies in data analytics in the healthcare industry. He is driving the adoption of disruptive technologies in a corporate environment. Bram believes that only by empowering people with an understanding of technological changes, can we transform perceived threats into great opportunities for our world.

Marisa Tschopp

Marisa Tschopp works as a researcher focusing on AI from the humanities perspective and is an ambassador for Women in AI in Switzerland.

Monique Morrow

Monique holds several industry advisory positions and has been recognised by numerous awards, including Switzerland’s Top 100 Digital Shapers 2018.

Patrik Banas

Patrik Banas is a trainer, speaker and consultant focused on developing team capabilities and leading transformational programmes to enhance business growth and internal cooperation.

Robert Saltz

A lifelong hotelier and now Internship and Career Programme Leader and Lecturer at Swiss Hotel Management School

Ruby Bakshi Khurdi

Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi is an award winning international motivational public speaker, global goodwill ambassador for Switzerland, chairperson for All Ladies League, social entrepreneur and trainer. She has received an Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award at the Women Economic Forum, Lisbon.

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Montreux, Switzerland


Montreux , Switzerland