Tech and Society Breakfast
Learn. Discuss. Reflect.
We believe technology can have tremendous positive impacts on society. In order to achieve this goal, we need to understand these possible impacts and align the interests of companies, individuals and society as a whole.
We are convinced that thoughtful conversations are key to realizing these goals. Our aim is to empower founders and tech leaders to identify, address, and solve ethical challenges that arise when introducing technology into society.
Meet forward-thinking keynote speakers and connect with influential attendees.
Join us in creating these conversations.
"Diversity & Exclusion?
How digital tools revolutionise HR"
Diversity and inclusion are crucial for an ecosystem of innovation. Companies face mounting pressure for change from within and without. Yet when it comes to implementation, attracting and retaining a diverse team proves challenging. New technologies are being developed to support HR in overcoming unconscious biases, flagging inequalities in pay or sourcing talent from minority groups. HR technology can be a strong ally to drive diversity and inclusion, so what technology exists and what ethical pitfalls do we need to look out for? Do new tools also lead to new forms of exclusion and discrimination?
Grab a coffee and a croissant at home
Our keynote speaker will provide new insights into the topic.
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Discussion with the speakers and questions from the public
9:00 - 9:30
Nadia Fischer originally studied International Relations in Geneva, but then switched to the tech industry because she was looking for innovation and dynamic developments. Missing diversity in the tech industry, Nadia co-founded the tech startup Witty Works. Witty Works develops an AI-based software - diversifier.witty.works. The Diversifier lets companies detect their unconscious bias in their communication and helps them find an inclusive language. Nadia Fischer was selected as one of the Top10 Women Entrepreneurs of 2020 by Handelszeitung and the Schweizerische Kaderorganisation.
ethix - Lab for Innovation Ethics highlights and evaluates the ethical questions of digital change.
We analyze the status quo. We provide critical guidance. We debate interactively. For a responsible use of new technologies and sustainable social innovation.
Julien is an experienced technology investor who has invested in numerous startups and technologies (ICT, health tech, food tech, climate-tech and SaaS). He is also an experienced executive in tech startups. Julien has always been passionate about philosophy and the roots of positive change. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Fribourg.