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November 19, 2021
Zurich, Zürich (de)

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Ana Campos

As a little girl, Ana Campos (*1974) had a dream: That technology would one day free her brother from the severe epileptic convulsions he has been suffering from since his earliest days. While this has been denied to him up until this day, Ana did not give up hope that technology can help transform lives for the better. That is also the reason why she is Co-CEO of Trivadis today, a company committed to doing just that – to helping others by using data and new technologies intelligently. Ana firmly believes that everything happens for a reason – and she lives up to that, even if it means leaving the beaten track. In her free-time, she builds castles with her two sons and puts inner images on canvas.

Aurélie Litynski

Aurélie Litynski, founder of Happitude at Work, has been trained by leading global experts on the topics of positive psychology, positive neuroplasticity and happiness in the workplace. As Chief Happiness Officer, Aurélie draws on her extensive training and active engagement in the field to create workshops, programs and public events that tackle topics such as workplace behavior, communication, empathy and trust. Her expertise spans a variety of industries and targets SMEs, multinational organizations and corporate leaders while helping them boost happiness in the workplace, which translates to better productivity and performance. She also offers a series of digital trainings for employees who strive to become happier at work. Aurélie is on a mission: turning frustrations at work into happiness at work!

Cachita -

Cachita - her gentle but at the same time rough voice and quick-witted lyrics make her unique. She lives and was born in Switzerland, but her music is strongly influenced by her Cuban roots, which is why the 22 year old sings not only in English but also in Spanish and and recently in Swiss German. She makes pop, RnB and hip-hop, but also loves soul and blues influences, as her role model Etta James suggests. The young artist was also inspired and shaped in her childhood by other strong women like Celia Cruz, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Beyonce. She is a colorful mixture of everything. In the year 2019 she won the music competition Band-it from Zurich. 2021 she made it to the final of MyCokeMusic-Soundcheck in Switzerland. The singer loves experimenting and trying out new things. So we can look forward to what comes next.

Eleonore Poli

Material Science Engineer
Eleonore Poli is a Swiss material science engineer, a PhD student in Materials and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge in the UK and was the crew commander for the analogue space mission Asclepios I. She has a life-long passion for space, sports, music and photography. As an analogue astronaut, she accomplished two years of training and performed an eight-day lunar base mission simulation.

Fikret Zendeli

Born in Macedonia, Fikret Zendeli moved to Switzerland at the age of 10, where he graduated as an engineering-technician, completed postgraduate studies in business administration and received a DAS in psychology from ipsyt (spin off Uni Zurich). Being no stranger to hard work, he moved back to Macedonia in 2010 with nothing but 2 PC’s and Golf to found Breon, a construction office. Raised in the spirit of altruism, Fikret later also founded the SocialFriday initiative, to raise social awareness for a sustainable society established as an integral part of the economic agenda.

Gabriel Stoyanov

Born in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia, Gabriel began dancing at the age of five. He continued his education at the National School of Dance and at the age of thirteen, Gabriel discovered his passion for ballet and began training with the classical ballet legend Krassimira Koldamova at her school. In 2012 he was admitted to the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia with a specialty in Ballet Pedagogy under the guidance of Kalina Bogoeva, and in 2018 he received a master’s degree with the title “Ballet Master”. Gabriel is currently working as a guest ballet dancer and recognized ballet teacher in Switzerland. The turning point for him came in 2020 when he was admitted to the Academy of Russian Ballet “Agrippina. Ya. Vaganova ”, which is among the oldest ballet schools in the world, that has preserved to this day the best cultural traditions of classical dance. “Choreographic art” is the specialty in which he specializes in obtaining a doctorate.

Håkan Lidbo

Following a career in electronic music with more than 350 records released, Håkan Lidbo explores the intersections between interactive art, music, robotics, games, urban planning, philosophy and design fiction. He is also the founder of Rumtiden Idea Lab in Stockholm Sweden.

Matthias Hofer

Matthias is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea. His passion for engineering in general and robotics in particular aroused during his studies at ETH Zurich, where he was awarded the ETH medal for his Master's Thesis in 2016. His research lies at the intersection of robotics, machine learning and hardware design and aims to advance safe robots that can collaborate with humans.

Quentin Gallea

Quentin Gallea is a researcher and lecturer in economics at Entreprise for Society, passionate about scientific communication. He aims to contribute to the world with his research by focusing on current major challenges we are facing, design concrete policy recommendations, and connect scientific research with the "real" world. For example, he studied how weapons trade influence internal conflict, or the effect of covid lockdown on the spread of the virus. Aside from research he taught statistics to almost 10,000 students from Bachelor students to in-vivo lab directors. Finally, he aims to popularize knowledge in statistics to help empower people against misinformation.

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Zurich, Switzerland


Zürich, Switzerland
  • Ralf Soboczinski