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.
"Digital solutions for sustainable development"
“If the Internet was a country, it would be the 7th largest polluter”
Digitalization is the greatest transformation of our time. However, the internet currently produces approximately 3.8% of global carbon emissions. Since digitalization is both part of the problem and the solution: How can sustainability and digital transformation be reconciled? And how can digital products support the shift towards a more sustainable way of living?
Grab a coffee and a croissant at home
8:45 - 9:15 AM
Our keynote speaker will provide new insights into the topic.
Discussion with the speakers and questions from the public
9:15 - 9:45
Tom Greenwood is the cofounder of Wholegrain Digital, a Certified B Corp and 'green' trailblazer in the digital agency world. Tom is known for writing and speaking about how business, design, and web technology can be part of the solution to environmental issues and is author of the book, Sustainable Web Design.
Matthias Stürmer is head of the Research Center for Digital Sustainability at the Institute of Computer Science at University of Bern. He is president of the Digital Impact Network, member of the board of the open source association CH Open as well as co-founder and member of the board of Opendata.ch.
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.