PwC Digital Leadership Summit 2024

Effective problem solving and driving business growth

About the event

In an era where digital disruption is the norm, identifying and solving the most complex problems is not just an opportunity – it’s a necessity. The PwC Digital Leadership Summit stands at the forefront in tackling this challenge, bringing together over 100 digital leaders to navigate the turbulent waters of digital transformation.

We’re pleased to invite you to the ‘PwC Digital Leadership Summit 2024’ on 3 October 2024 at 02:30 pm at the Mariott Hotel in Zurich, where we’ll discuss the biggest digital disruptors and show how to solve them.

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Our host

Prafull Sharma

Partner, Cloud & Digital Leader, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 18 72

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Our agenda highlights

1. Opening speech by Nik Gugger, Member of the Swiss parliament

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Nik Gugger, Member of the Swiss Parliament, as our esteemed guest. He will be delivering our opening speech address on the impact of AI on government functions, an important topic of discussion in today's rapidly evolving world. We are excited to hear his insights and expertise on this timely subject.


2. Panel ‘Integrating AI – a new era for public sector efficiency’

Our first panel, moderated by Philipp Roth, Partner and Government & Public Sector Leader of PwC Switzerland, promises to reveal the transformative power of AI to improve public sector operations and set new benchmarks for efficiency.

  • Nik Gugger, Member of the Swiss Parliament 
  • Maren Kottler, Head of Digital Innovation at Canton of Zürich
  • Sarah Messmer, Digital Transformation Director at Swiss Global Enterprise 
  • Dr. Milan Kumar, CIO and CDO at ZF Group 

3. Panel 'AI’s role in the modern enterprise'

As AI reshapes business landscapes with rapid advancements, integrating it into business strategies and operations is now crucial. In our second panel we talk about how to effectively implement AI, showcase the significant opportunities for innovation and growth it brings, alongside the challenges of adoption and ethical considerations digital leaders face. 

  • Mark Wilson, Group Chief Data & Analytics Officier SwissRe
  • Özlem Civelek, COO Basler Kantonalbank 
  • Jason Goddard, Group CIO Galderma
  • Dr. Michel Neuhaus, Head AI, Data & Analytics CoE UBS Switzerland

4. Fireside chat

Join us for an extraordinary fireside chat featuring an exclusive conversation between three global powerhouses - PwC, MSC and Microsoft. This engaging session promises to be a highlight of the Digital Leadership Summit as we explore the symbiotic relationship between technology and business transformation. 

  • Catrin Hinkel, CEO Microsoft Switzerland 
  • Fabio Catassi, CIO of MSC
  • Sebastian di Paola, Chairman PwC Switzerland

Art Gallery: blend the digital and the analog

Together with our partners we solve various complex problems. Together with them, we want to create a unique experience, blending the digital and the analog. That's why we've curated the idea of an art gallery where we show our guests our innovative digital solutions through captivating artworks. 

Together we solve and bring together the best of both worlds.

Why attend?

The event is designed to maximise your learning and networking opportunities. Following a welcome from Prafull Sharma, Partner, Cloud & Digital Leader at PwC Switzerland, Nik Gugger, Member of the Swiss Parliament, will deliver a keynote address on the impact of AI on government functions. We’ll then delve into the integration of AI for business efficiency and the key role of enterprise intelligence in two panels with leading industry experts. At the fireside chat, you’ll gain unique perspectives on leading through digital transformation. The event will conclude with an apéro riche and networking.

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Agenda

2.30 pm Arrival and registration 
3.00 pm

Welcome and introduction

  • Prafull Sharma, Partner, Cloud & Digital Leader at PwC Switzerland
3.10 pm

Opening speech: ‘The impact of AI on government functions’

  • Nik Gugger, Member of the Swiss parliament
3.30 pm

Panel 1: Integrating AI – A new era for public sector efficiency

  • Maren Kottler, Head of Digital Innovation Canton of Zürich
  • Nik Gugger, Member of the Swiss parliament
  • Sarah Messmer, Digital Transformation Director at Swiss Global Enterprise 
  • Dr. Milan Kumar, CIO and CDO at ZF Group 
4.15 pm

Coffee break

4.35 pm 

Panel 2: Navigating AI in the Enterprise: Opportunities & Challenges

  • Mark Wilson, Group Chief Data & Analytics Officier SwissRe
  • Özlem Civelek, COO Basler Kantonalbank
  • Jason Goddard, Group CIO Galderma
  • Dr. Michel Neuhaus, Head AI, Data & Analytics CoE UBS Switzerland
5.30 pm

Fireside chat

  • Catrin Hinkel, CEO Microsoft Switzerland
  • Fabio Catassi, CIO of MSC
  • Sebastian di Paola, Chairman PwC Switzerland
6.00 pm Wrap up and closing
6.10 pm 
Apéro riche and networking
8.00 pm End of event
Note: the agenda is subject to change

Location

Important: Due to high demand, we have had to change our location from the Widder Hotel to the Mariott Hotel.

Language

Please note that this event will be held in English.

Registration

Please note that this event is aimed at responsible persons for digital initiatives, seeking to lead their organisations into the future. 

No-show policy: We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise which could prevent you from attending this event. However, as our events are in high demand, we kindly request that you notify us of a cancellation 72h in advance if you are unable to attend. Please note that any unannounced absences will incur a service fee charge of 100 CHF.

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Any questions about the event? 

Please get in touch. 

Stefanie Huber

Marketing Consultant, Zürich, PwC Switzerland

+41 78 891 31 03

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