Robot | Friend or Foe?
The concept of robot can be traced back to the 4th century BC. A Greek philosopher commented then that robots could someday bring about human equality by making possible the abolition of slavery. Today, over two thousands years later, there is the fear that robots may become the masters of humans. What happened and what next? Are robots creating threats or opportunities? Join us to find out.
It is common knowledge that robots have been and are still playing key roles in transforming business processes. But do you know:
Join the BSCC's Zürich Chapter for an evening to explore these topics. Expect lively panel discussions between industry experts, innovation leaders, researchers and the next generation. And here is the panel in alphabetical order:
Yannick Blättler, undergraduate at University of Zurich. Yannick is the founder of NEO Network, a platform for over 250 students from seven universities to explore tomorrow’s challenges. He recently launched NEOVISO GmbH and has worked with various corporates on projects about understanding the millennials and Generation Z, i.e, future business leaders / customers. Yannick plans to further his academic path with a master degree in Business Innovation.
Nicholas Davis, Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum (WEF). In his current role as Head of Society and Innovation at the WEF, Nick leads the Forum’s work on Industry 4.0. Nick sits on, among others, the European Commission’s expert group on Digital Entrepreneurship. He is on the board of the IMP3rove European Innovation Management Academy. Nick is also an author of numerous journal articles and publications on the subject of innovation.
Markus Koch, a partner at Deloitte Consulting. Markus leads the Manufacturing Consulting Practice in Switzerland and is a member of the Deloitte Innovation leadership team. He is the spokesperson of Deloitte on innovation for all media. Markus is a thought leader in Industry 4.0 and digitisation and has co-authored several studies on those topics, including the widely-cited study "Man and Machine: Robot on the Rise?"
Helen Oleynikova, PhD student in the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, with Prof Roland Siegwart. Her research focuses on safety and collision aovidance on Micro Aerial Vehicles, enabling roots to be useful in real unstuctured environments. Before her PhD studies, Helen worked at Google on the Street View team.
Steven Wyatt, Group Vice President of ABB Ltd. In his current role as the Head of Marketing & Sales for ABB’s Robotics Business Unit worldwide, his responsibilities include Industry Marketing, Key Account Management & Product Management. Steve has spent the last 15 years working with companies around the globe in industries ranging from Automotive through Aerospace to Consumer Electronics in a quest to add value to their products and processes.
18:00: Registration at Convention Point
18:30: Keynote speech by Markus Koch
18:40: Panel discussion, moderated by Markus Koch
Thursday 10th November 2016
BSCC Members: 80 CHF
Non-Members: 100 CHF
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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