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Elliott Ash

Reading Minds with Natural Language Processing

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Working on the building blocks for a robot judge.

Thomas Schulz

Founding a startup after ETH

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Thomas is the co-founder of the ETH spinoff CareerFairy, an interactive live streaming platform on which hundreds of companies across Europe showcase their work to a community of students and graduates.

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Thomas obtained his Master’s degree in Mathematics at ETH Zurich. After a few years spent working in Finance between London and Zurich, he fell down the rabbit hole in the world of startups and has been passionate about entrepreneurship ever since. Together with other ETH alumni he co-founded the live streaming platform CareerFairy in 2019.

Willy Bischofberger

How to create an online-marketplace with sustainably high margins?

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+ Multiple Entrepreneuer, founded, built & sold 2 companies (in IT & Energy) + Business Angel, reinvested in 6 companies in 4 industries + Lecturing at ETH "Lessons Learned form 130 IT-startups of ETH-Alumni" + Mentor at FoundersInstitute, Silicon Valley (US) + President of the Catholic School in Zurich (FKSZ) + Santaclaus

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Dipl. Informatik-Ing. ETH (1990), MBA INSEAD (1993), Founder of IAETH

Katja Dörlemann

Passwords - a trigger topic

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Being an Awareness Specialist at SWITCH, Katja Dörlemann is engaged in promoting information security among Swiss universities, hosters and citizens. She started working as Security Awareness consultant for Swiss IT companies in 2010. In 2018 she completed her PhD in General and Comparative Literature at the University of Zurich.

James Heim

How are climate change and computer sciences related?

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We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot Lic.oec.publ. (Master of Economics) / Worked for a consulting company and then for the business development agency Greater Zurich Area, for which I relocated to San Francisco / Since 2007 I study the impact of our current technology culture (the way we invent and apply technology) / I also work on a farm

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Born and raised in Switzerland, James Heim grew up close to a farm, where throughout his childhood he spent lots of time and helped out with chores. He went through public schooling and then got a master degree in economics from the University of Zurich. After graduating he worked for an international consulting company for a few years, before joining a Swiss foundation, which looks to convince mostly technology companies to expand their business into Switzerland. A couple of years later he was sent to San Francisco to set up the foundation’s presence on the US West Coast. The experiences he made while working with these technology companies make up an important part of what motivated him to think about the relationship between humans and technology. After leaving this foundation James travelled to South East Asia for a few months, where, for the first time, he was intensely exposed to a culture much different from the one he was brought up in. His attention to obvious differences was soon accompanied by a growing awareness of perhaps less obvious, but crucial similarities, i.e., our shared and basic humanity. These thoughts about human nature make up another important part of James’ views. The third aspect that contributes to James’ arguments connects back to his childhood, when he started to sense life’s deep interdependencies through the time he spent on the farm or on excursions into the outdoors. Over the years his experiences with nature and his varied reading instilled in him an evolutionary view of technology’s development and humanity’s relationship with it. James is currently working on a farm as well as promoting the discussion of this topic.

Thomas Graf

Network Analytics at Swisscom

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Thomas Graf is a distinguished network engineer and network analytics architect at Swisscom. Stuck with service providers since 1997. Rediscover networks in 2015 with Network Analytics. The backseat driver of the Swisscom Daisy team with network, software and data engineering enthusiasts recently expressed to feel like belonging to a startup. Authoring next generation data-collection protocols in GROW, OPSAWG and NETCONF working groups at IETF.

Christoph Bräunlich

The Road to Fair Machine Learning Models

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Christoph Bräunlich has been working at BSI for 7 years - first in customer projects and currently in product development. After recieving his master's degree in computer science with specialization in AI, he worked for ABB Coporate Research in Raleigh NC. Within BSI, he started the first machine learning project as part of the BSI Lab Initiative. Together with the BSI ML-Team he developed the AI Platform BSI AI, which was launched in 2019. Since 2021, he is Vice President fo SWISS INSIGHT where he develops and promotes the Data Fairness Label.

Maciej Jedrzejewski

A way to avoid handshakes

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Business full-stack developer who currently acts as a tech lead and software architect in Leica Geosystems AG. Speaker at programming conferences and meetups. Author of professional video tutorials.

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I describe myself as a business full-stack focused on software engineering in its broadest sense. My goal is to deeply understand not only how but also why business processes were designed in a concrete way. Every day I try to increase the level of software services by using different approaches that are appropriate to the problem: Event Storming, Domain-Driven Design, Event Sourcing, and many more. I assume that we develop our skills every day and there is always space to continuously improve. I am a big fan of continuous integration and deployments.

Patrick Misteli

Mixed Reality with Robots

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Patrick finished his Masters in Computer Science at ETH in 2017. During his his master thesis at Disney Research Zürich he started working with the HoloLens 1st gen and immediately fell in love with it. One month after graduating he started his career at Microsoft in Paris. Since then he moved back to Switzerland and is now the Program Manger for the Mixed Reality and AI Lab for Microsoft Zürich working for Marc Pollefeys who is also part time Prof at ETH.

Christian Walther

Build a Handheld Game Console

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A software engineer in industrial automation, trained physicist and interaction designer, Christian spends his free time exploring digital fabrication, algorithmic art and electronics and is often found at FabLab Winti. Despite his introvert nature, he enjoys teaching workshops in the Maker community and exhibiting at Maker Faires. After discovering the PewPew, he has contributed to its software development and has used it in various workshops.

Radomir Dopieralski

Build a Handheld Game Console

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Works as a Python programmer, plays with electronics as a hobby. Builds game consoles, walking robots, mechanical keyboards, electronic badges and all sorts of fun gadgets. Also makes video games, participates in several wikis, draws and plays ocarina.

Marco Lehmann

Understanding the Brain: Machine Learning meets Neuroscience

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Marco Lehmann is a Professor of Informatics and AI at OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences). He holds a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from EPFL. In his research he studied Reinforcement Learning in humans. In his current position he applies theories of surprise and learning to improve the reliability of autonomous of robots. Prior to his PhD, Marco Lehmann obtained a MSc in Computer Science from EPFL and has spent several years in the software industry.

Reto Ischi

When hackers do good: The Future of Security Testing

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Reto Ischi is Team Lead Product Development Gateway at Airlock and has been involved in information security and software engineering for over 19 years. His responsibilities include security consulting and the design and development of product solutions to mitigate web security threats. Reto Ischi holds a Master's degree in Computer Science in Information Security from ETH Zurich and is lecturer for Web Security at FH OST.

Daniel Neubig

What comes after our smartphones? Spatial computing.

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Daniel Neubig is Technical Lead for Augmented Reality at Ergon and has created software solutions for over 20 years. His responsibilities include consulting customers and to design and develop modern solutions to expand the benefits of 3D interfaces and interactions. Daniel Neubig holds a Master's degree in Computer Science in Robotics and Machine Learning from Universität Karlsruhe (TH).

Judith Mächler

Enterprise Recovery

Judith Mächler

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Judith is a manager in the Vigilant & Resilient team within Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice in Switzerland with experience in Operational Resilience, Business Continuity Management, Enterprise Recovery and Crisis Management.

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Judith is a manager in the Vigilant & Resilient team within Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice in Switzerland with experience in Operational Resilience, Business Continuity Management, Enterprise Recovery and Crisis Management. She leads projects with focus on the operational readiness of organizations such as implementing business continuity management programmes or conducting responsive readiness testing with organization-wide table-top exercises to train the staffs' capabilities of business continuity management, incident response and disaster recovery.

Dr. Frank E. Walter

Enterprise Recovery

Dr. Frank E. Walter

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Frank, an alumnus of ETH Zurich, leads the Vigilant & Resilient team within Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice in Switzerland. He helps clients sustain their critical business services by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disruptions.

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Frank leads the Vigilant & Resilient team within Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice in Switzerland. He helps clients sustain their critical business services by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disruptions. In an earlier role, Frank managed the cyber and information security portfolio of a global bank. Frank is an alumnus of ETH Zurich, having completed his Doctorate at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics as well as a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science.

Benjamin Bürgisser

Achieve 99.999% Service Availability Like a Pro (-■_■)

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Benjamin Bürgisser is a UZH alumnus with an MSc in Computer Science and is a former member of the ETH Game Technology Center. During his studies, he focused on web technologies and cloud computing as well as game development, graphics, and data science. After joining ipt in 2018, his work included enterprise integration, IAM, test automation, and business process automation. For the past three years, he was part of several DevOps Teams operating web services on Kubernetes.

Jakob Beckmann

Achieve 99.999% Service Availability Like a Pro (-■_■)

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Jakob Beckmann is an ETH Alumnus with an MSc in Computer Science. During his studies, he focused on software engineering and programming languages, including working as a TA for courses such as COOP and ASL. As an ipt consultant, he mostly works for the Swiss government on cloud orchestration and automation, implementing the Swiss PaaS/SaaS offering for various federal offices.

Alexander Pitsch

Public Money? Public Code!

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HSG graduate turned software engineer. FLOSS enthusiast. Privacy fanatic.

Thomas Grotehen

Digital Identity – next generation

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Dr. Thomas Grotehen helps banks and insurance companies employing advanced concepts and technologies since 1993. He constructed first-of-a kind internet and Java-based private banking and health insurance systems. Thomas designed the virtualization of the national health insurance card and architected an industry-wide multiprocess peer-to-peer communication platform used by the Swiss insurance industry. He is senior Software Architect at ti&m and one of his main interests is SSI and Identity Centered Architectures.

Jonas Dischl

How To Fail

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Jonas Dischl introduced advanced analytics and developed novel approaches for employee fraud detection in a large swiss bank during his PhD in Computer Science. He started at AWK ten years ago. Starting in 2018, he built up the Data Analytics & AI section in AWK. Jonas work is focused on Data Science Leadership Coaching, Analytics Translation and Data Driven Transformation

Derek Yu

Building Secure Bluetooth IoT Products

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Derek (Der-Yeuan) is a Security Consultant at Zühlke. He did his master's and doctor's studies in Computer Science from ETH with a focus on Information Security and System Security. His day-to-day tasks include IoT security, DevSecOps, security reviews, and security training. During his ETH days, Derek helped out at MoEB and wrote for Visionen.

Amelia Zgraggen

What's needed to sell 50'000 tickets online in 10 Minutes

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Amelia Zgraggen is an experienced software developer with a dedication to using best practices in software engineering to create usable, needed software applications. Currently she works at Netcetera, supporting the 3-D Secure Issuer Services to enable reliable, efficient online transaction processing for all our customers. Amelia has previously worked on several highly scalable, available services in AWS EC2 Amazon, and for the last two years at Amazon she worked on an internal security application for Amazon retail.

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15+ years industry experience working at General Dynamics, Amazon and Netcetera on internet scale applications, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, and a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Robert Würgler

Tracking Ecosystem Trends: Profiling, Microtargeting, Biometric Tracking, Political Manipulation ... Where Do We Stand?

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Robert Würgler is entrepreneur in information systems and management consulting. His expertise include organisational strategy and change processes, often in ICT projects. His favourite topics include security economics and privacy. Besides working for his company, he is interim head of the project "Cyber and Digital Economy Research Network".

Leonardo Galli

Attacking and Defending Web Applications 2.0

An Introduction to Fuzzing and a direct application to the real world

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Leonardo Galli is the President of ETH's Capture the Flag team „Flagbot“ and currently working towards his Bachelor in Computer Science at ETH Zürich. In the beginning of 2020 he successfully organized flagbot's very first CTF event BjörnCTF. His main research interest is cyber security, with a focus on reverse engineering and binary exploitation.

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Leonardo Galli is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in Computer Science at ETH. His research interests are in the field of cyber security, predominantly for reverse engineering and binary exploitation. In general, his research is focused on automating as much as possible of the reverse-engineering process. It involves both improving existing and devising novel solutions, such as in his latest project, fuzzing the iPhone boot loader. Concurrent with his studies, Leonardo leads ETH's Capture the Flag team, flagbot. At the beginning of 2020, he successfully organized flagbot's very first CTF event, BjörnCTF. Within the scope of flagbot, he has also started giving lectures aimed towards newcomers to cyber security.

Michael Batel

Unplanned Side Effects

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Michael Batel became part of the project management world after completing his PhD at ETH Zurich when he started his career at the technology and management consultancy AWK Group. After numerous years of project management with clients in industry and public administration, he is now responsible for the competence development in Project, Program and Portfolio Management at AWK.

Matthias Geel

Why "Everything as Code" changes everything

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Matthias Geel is an ETH Alumnus with a PhD in Computer Science. He is currently working as a Principal Architect @ ipt AG on projects that develop information systems with a high degree of distribution and concurrency. His technological focus includes building scalable systems using container technologies, service orchestration, infrastructure as code and event-driven architecture.

Emily Hawkins

Rapid Prototyping

Emily Hawkins

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Emily is a Product Manager for Beekeeper, working on features that help hundreds of thousands of frontline workers get their jobs done in the best way. Having grown up in the Bay Area & worked in startups throughout her studies, Emily entered the workforce excited to solve problems and create new opportunities through technology. As a Product Manager, Emily loves Discovery and trying to find creative solutions to problems.

Chi En (Ashley) Shen

Threat Hunting and Campaign Tracking

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Fighting against cyber criminals in Google

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Chi-en Shen (Ashley) is a security engineer at Google Threat Analysis Group, where she focuses on threat intelligence research. She specializes in threat hunting, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and targeted attack analysis. Prior to Google, Ashley worked as a senior security researcher at FireEye. Ashley is also the co-founder of Team T5, where she served as a senior analyst for 4 years. For supporting women in InfoSec, Ashley co-founded "HITCON GIRLS" — the first security community for women in Taiwan. She is also a regular speaker at international security conferences, including Black Hat, FIRST, HITB GSEC, CODE BLUE, Troopers, HITCON, Confidence, RESET...etc. Beside Black Hat Asia, Ashley also serves in the review board of Blue Hat Shanghai and Hack in the Box conferences.

Ilya Vasilenko

Practical guide to a compliant AI implementation

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Certified compliance and data protection professional with computer science background (ETH Zurich). Additional interests and skills lay in areas of natural language processing, big data, security and software development planning.

Sarah Mühlemann

Innovate on Layer 8

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Sarah is particularly interested in the relationship between people and technology. As the president of the Digital Self-Defense Foundation and the creative mind behind their focus project be[a]ware, she is, among other things, engaged in empowering people to effectively deal with human-relevant cyber threats such as social engineering attacks, cybermobbing or disinformation. Additionally, Sarah studies towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Eduard Bachmakov

Network Analytics at Swisscom

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Eduard recently received his Master's degree in computer science from ETH Zurich. In the last leg of that journey, he found some interesting problems to solve and is eager to share. He still holds degrees in computer engineering and astronomy & astrophysics from a previous life. In his day job, he continues working on cluster management security and reliability at Google. Words are his own.

Marco Tollini

Network Analytics at Swisscom

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Marco Tollini received his M.Sc. degree from ETH Zurich in Information Security in 2020. He carried out his master thesis in collaboration with Swisscom, where he compared multiple machine learning algorithms for monitoring Swisscom's mobile network. He decided to move closer to the network with the Daisy team where he researches and develops new standards at IETF, tests equipment from major network vendors, collaborates with external parties to create machine learning algorithms for anomaly and novelty detection, maintains an open-source network visualization tool, and manages the Daisy pipeline. He defines himself as a Data, DevOps, and Test engineer.