October 26, 2018
Swiss Digital Day 2018
Seizing digitalization as an opportunity
During the Swiss Digital Day, our data scientist Sven Bösiger answered the questions of interested visitors at the Data Café, which was set up in Zurich's main railway station.
The second edition of the Swiss Digital Day took place on Thursday, 25 October. This lighthouse project of the digitalswitzerland initiative aims to make digitization a tangible experience for the Swiss population on the ground, trigger an in-depth debate on the subject and highlight the opportunities and challenges. Under the motto "experience digital together", activities took place in 12 cities, together with 70 partners. The event was under the patronage of Federal President Alain Berset and Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann.
gateB, a member of digitalswitzerland, was also present at the event in the specially installed Data Café at the HB Zurich. Together with top-class experts from ABB, EY, Post, Ringier, "Beobachter" and many others, our data scientist Sven Bösiger answered questions from interested visitors about data and the data society in a relaxed atmosphere over a coffee. The range of questions and discussions expressed how many facets of life are affected by data and its use: from mobility, education and healthcare to leisure activities and lifestyle. Concerns such as privacy were also raised. The questions ranged from very general ones like "What is digitization?" to very specific ones like "What is the significance of data for quality management systems, especially ISO:9000?"
«I have the impression that digitalization is perceived by the population as an opportunity rather than a threat. A majority of the questions revolved around possible innovations or new career opportunities.»
This cross-industry initiative aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Switzerland with a focus on digital transformation. Their goal is to position Switzerland as an internationally leading digital hub. digitalswitzerland promotes, among other things, education in innovation and digitalization, investments in start-ups and digitally focused businesses, and public dialogue on digital transformation.
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