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Invest in Cybersecurity workshop

05 June 2018 -

Geneva, Switzerland

Event description

This workshop, organised by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) – Investment Promotion, will explore the opportunities for Switzerland as a strong and innovative cybersecurity location. The aim of the workshop is to address questions such as: Is the industry ready for the various disruptive forces we are currently facing? Are we positioning ourselves well enough while facing the evolution of digitalisation which affects both the consumer’s behaviour and the current business models?

The workshop aims to address two goals. First, it will provide an overview of the industry to all investment promotion professionals; second, it will develop ideal claims, strategies, and visions for Switzerland in the cybersecurity sector. For this purpose, the workshop is open to 30-40 participants, representatives of cantonal economic promotion agencies, representatives of economic regions, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Swiss Business Hubs and Switzerland Global Enterprise, and cybersecurity experts.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 at the Geneva Internet Platform (WMO Building, 7bis Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva). Registrations are open until 1 June 2018; to register, please send an email to Kim Matzner at

The event is coordinated by Rolf Lüthi, Head of Training, S-GE, and will be moderated by Liv Minder, Director, Investment Promotion, S-GE.


Welcome note / Introduction
Introduction to cybersecurity

Overview on the technology and benchmarks worldwide and in Switzerland
Reto Häni, PwC

Security operations: Industry challenges and opportunities
Serge Droz and Ogi Stanovcic, Open Systems

Big data and cloud: Advantages of Switzerland and international benchmarks of data storage
Faiz Tandon, Safe Host

Regulation regimes: Challenges and benchmarks of international regulations
Adolf Dörig (tbc), Doerig + Partner AG, Zug
Plenum: Findings and learnings
Testimonials / Cases

Switzerland shapes the new Internet and cyber world
Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation, and Head, Geneva Internet Platform

Blockchain and crypto technology: Future realities and more
Manuel Martin Marquez, CERN
Proofpoint Switzerland as a cybersecurity location
Success stories of Switzerland / Testimonials
Future headlines for Switzerland
Liv Minder, Director, Investment Promotion, S-GE
Summary / Conclusions
Networking apéro