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Worldwebforum 2017: the age of digitisation

The Worldwebforum is a business conference on the topic of digital transformation. Digitisation affects not only companies, but each and every individual, and therefore also society as a whole. Experts on the Swiss economy are convinced: we are well equipped.

2 February 2017, text: Jonas Grossniklaus, video: Gabriel Huber / Focus Format

In January the fifth edition of the Worldwebforum was held in Zurich. The two-day event dealt with the question of how companies can master the digital transformation successfully. Although the subject in itself is closely related to IT, the Worldwebforum is a business rather than an IT conference. As in previous years, this year’s event saw more first-rate speakers, including Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web, and Marian Goodell, co-founder and CEO of the Burning Man festival.

Mastering digitisation

Prominent experts on the local economy such as Marc Walder, CEO of media company Ringier, and Pierin Vincenz, President of the Board of Directors at Helvetia, gave their thoughts on the question of whether Switzerland is ready for the digital transformation. In addition, the experts demonstrated how each individual can get to grips with digitisation.

One thing’s for certain: the digital transformation will occupy Switzerland and its businesses for a long time to come. Hence even the next edition of the Worldwebforum will lose nothing of its topicality.

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Helvetia supports the Worldwebforum as a main partner. The next event will take place on 18 and 19 January 2018 in Zurich.

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