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Next Global Hot Thing

Next Global Hot Thing

The title «The Next Global Hot Thing» is about the near global future. Which are the groundbreaking, most disruptive projects and emerging start-ups? During a year-long scouting, the most promising digital approaches are searched and proposed for the award.

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In total, more than 40 jurors are examining the ideas, projects and companies at the Digital Economy Award. In each category,  specialists are involved in the analysis and evaluation of the entries. For each category, the expert group is chaired by one jury president. 

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Pascal Kaufmann

Starmind AG

Pascal Kaufmann is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur and founder of Starmind. He holds a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and Economics from ETH in Zurich and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (USA), he was part of a pioneering team that created one of the first cyborgs. In 2010, Pascal Kaufmann founded together with Marc Vontobel Starmind International AG, a company whose technology applies neuroscientific principles to AI to create corporate brains.
www.starmind.com/

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Christina Kehl

Pixpolitico

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Stefano Mallè

Microsoft Schweiz

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Alain D. Bandle

GiG - great idea group

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Samuel Berger

Witena

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Hanspeter Kipfer

Oracle

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Reto Gutmann

Abraxas

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Stefan Sieger

SwissRe

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Fabrice Delaye

Bilan

Fabrice Delaye (journalist, Bilan) discovered the Internet in July 1994 on the screens of the Web-inventors inCERN. NASA broadcasted live images that day taken by Hubble near the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy on Jupiter ... Fascinated since then, he follows his intuition on the information superhighway, the paths through biology and extends his explorations of microelectronics to giant energy infrastructure.
www.bilan.ch

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Florian Büchting

WEIDMANN Group

Florian Büchting is responsible for worldwide IT services and activities of the WICOR industry group including more than 25 locations in the regions of Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. He is 7 years at WEIDMANN and has built the international IT services, standardized services and moved the ERP program ahead. Previously, Mr. Büchting was 8 years with SR Technics (formerly a Swissair subsidiary) at the airport.
www.wicor.com

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Rolf Bischofberger

Switzerland Global Enterprise

Today Rolf Bischofberger is in charge of Switzerland’s Global Enterprise Export Promotion under the federal government's stabilisation programme and the development of new export platforms for cleantech, medtech, architecture, technology and health. He began his IT career more than 20 years ago in the insurance field. In his various roles as IT project and programme manager, and as a member of the management team, he introduced Globus banking software and established the call centres and IT systems of Zurich Connect and Swissline. As a group executive and programme director, he was responsible for the construction and operation of a comprehensive SAP platform for Winterthur Insurance. After AXA Group’s acquisition of Winterthur in 2006, he led the development and management of AXA Group Solutions Switzerland. In 2001, he completed an Executive MBA HSG in business engineering.
www.s-ge.com

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Dalith Steiger

SwissCognitive

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Brigitte Sommer

Adroit Anwälte (Vorselektion)

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Jörg Halter

swissICT Fachgruppe Innovation (Vorselektion)

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Archilyse AG

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Fixposition AG

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Proton Technologies AG

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SONECT AG