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Program

TUESDAY, LOREM 20, 2019
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

 

TIME                   EVENT


08:00 - 8:55                Registration

09:00 - 09:15              Welcome to WIDS Switzerland

09:15 - 09:30              Introduction

  1. Jeffrey Bohn, Head of Swiss Re Institute, Swiss Re
  2. Monica Epple, Head of Digital & Smart Analytics EMEA, Swiss Re

09:30 - 10:00           KEYNOTE: JAVIERA GUEDES, SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST, CREDIT SUISSE

Understanding the Universe, Mobility on Earth, and Ourselves

10:00 - 10:45           Keynote: Danielle Belgrave, Researcher, Microsoft Research

Machine Learning for Personalized Health

10:45 - 11:00              Coffee break

11:00 - 12:20           Lightning talks

  1. Kornelia Papp, Data Scientist, Swiss Re 
  2. Heta Vaisanen, Senior Principle Success Manager, Salesforce
  3. Outi Simula, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  4. Julia Proskurnia, Software Engineer, Google

12:30 - 14:00           Lunch and a mentorship session

The mentorship roundtables are a chance for attendees to chat directly to senior technical and business leaders about different aspects of career development and personal growth. Each roundtable will have a mentor and a topic, and attendees can join the conversation at any roundtable. There will be three sessions, so that everyone has the chance to participate in the discussion on three different topics.


14:00 - 14:30           KEYNOTE: TILKE JUDD, PRODUCT MANAGER, GOOGLE

Age of Assistance: Building a Personal Assistant

14:30 - 15:15           Panel: Machine learning for healthcare

  1. Maria Gabrani, Research Staff Member, IBM Research
  2. Sara Bruce Wirta, Senior Analytic Lead, Outcomes Evidence & Analytics, RWE CoE, ‎Novartis
  3. Stephanie Hyland, PhD Student, ETH Zurich
  4. Sophie Brachat, Computational Biology Team Leader, Novartis

Moderator: Antonija Burcul


15:15 - 15:45             Coffee break


15:45 - 16:15           Keynote: Gemma Garriga, Global Head of Advanced Business Analytics, Allianz

Insurance Business Transformation through Data Science

16:15 - 17:15            Lightning talks

  1. Isabel Valera, Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
  2. Barbara Plank, Assistant professor, University of Groningen
  3. Saki Shinoda, Research Scientist, RKR Capital

17:15 - 17:30                Closing Remarks


 17:30 - 19:00                Networking Apero

 

Venue

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

Gheistrasse 37
CH-8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

How to get to Swiss Re? See here.

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Shuttle service: A minibus will be running from the Rüschlikon train station to the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in the morning from 07:30 to 09:30 and in the evening from 18:00 to 19:00.

 
 
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