This conference programme aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.

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If you would like to participate in the programme or recommend any speakers or topics please get in touch.
  • Future Principles – Top 10 for IT Leaders

    Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Visionary Thinker and Author, The Futures Agency
    The next 20 years will bring more changes than the previous 300 years: intelligent assistants, natural language processing, cognitive computing, AI, the Internet of Things and quantum computing and more. In many ways, science fiction is increasingly becoming science fact; and our society, our cul...

    Leading Digital in the 21st Century

    Jeff Eggers, Leadership Consultant and Executive Director at McChrystal Group Leadership Institute

    The modern CIOs is carrying a heavy rucksack on rugged terrain.  The digital and information landscape has seen significant upheaval in recent years, making for a difficult leadership and innovation challenge.  It’s not enough to be an IT manager – tomorrow’s impera...


  • Autonomous Mobile Robots Moving out in Our Daily Environment

    Prof. Dr. Roland Siegwart, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zürich



    Skill Shift - Die steigende Vernetzung und ihre Folgen

    Dr. Joël Luc Cachelin, Founder & CEO, Wissensfabrik
    - Fortschritt als steigende Vernetzung
    - Gefahren durch die 6 digitalen Reiter
    - Future Back Ansatz des Potenzialmanagements
    - Present Back Ansatz des Potenzialmanagements
    - Voraussetzungen für Potenzialentfaltung

    In the footsteps of an IT forensic scientist

    Guido Rudolphi, Cyber Security Expert
    All companies talk about computer security. But what happens when a company actually becomes the victim of computer criminals? This session will show how easy it is to trick today's systems and above all users. What tricks do hackers do? What can be the consequences for companies that are success...

  • Managing global teams

    Edward Anderson, Global CIO at World Vision

    Every wonder what it is like to manage 1000 staff in over 90 countries?

    In this presentation, we will see how one IT leader manages a staff of over 1000 IT professionals in over 90 countries, mostly in the developing world. We will look at culture, communication, logistics and risk.


    The Digitalization Journey – Challenges and Opportunities

    Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director at Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC)
    In this presentation, I will give an overview of today's data science landscape, from data acquisition to artificial intelligence, and will insist on its potential and challenges. I will also briefly describe the motivation and mission of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), a joint venture betw...

    Industrialized Blockchain – Real World Business Cases

    Christian Dinten, Chief Digital Officer, blockchain/digital ledger expert at Digital Ledger Systems AG
    - Is there a Business Case for Blockchain?
    o What are the requirements of my business to be addressed with a blockchain solution and which are not
    - Blockchain 2.0 – DLS Barracuda
    o Blockchain versus the industrial requirements and how a different ...

  • Industrialized Blockchain – Real World Business Cases

    Christian Dinten, Chief Digital Officer, blockchain/digital ledger expert at Digital Ledger Systems AG
    - Is there a Business Case for Blockchain?
    O What are the requirements of my business to be addressed with a blockchain solution and which are not
    - Blockchain 2.0 – DLS Barracuda
    o Blockchain versus the industrial requirements and how a different approach changes the...

    Cybercrime – a borderless crime and the international response

    Tobias Bolliger, Senior Cyber Advisor at Swiss Federal Office of Police fedpol
    - National Coordination: How does Switzerland, with its federalist structures, meet the challenges of fighting borderless cybercrime? Presentation of the national Cyber Competence Center (NC3).
    - International Cooperation: International cooperation with the European Cybercrime Ce...

  • Driving Digital Transformation

    Edward Anderson, Global CIO at World Vision

    Digitalization is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities; it is the process of moving to a digital business1. There is a key difference between digit...


    Any new buzzwords? What’s next?

    Matthias Styczynski, Head of IT-Projects & Software Development at Genossenschaft Migros Aare
    Almost every day there are several new buzzwords reaching us from overseas. Blockchain, Augmented-/Virtual-/Mixed-Reality or are Bots the next big thing which will disrupt our business? Let’s talk about some of them and their business relevance. Share your expertise on any hype or trend, yo...

    Can the Enterprise CMDB boost the hybrid cloud?

    Peter Hutzli, Head of IT Systems Services at Swatch Group Services AG
    The Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is generally seen as essential, but hard to maintain.
    With the rise of cloud solutions, the CMDB gets stretched even further at the intersection of enterprise, on-premise and cloud information.
    • Is a CMDB still needed in today...

  • Is an internal IT department still essential? Removal of the «bottleneck» IT

    Nikolaus Pichler, Group Chief Digital & Chief Information Officer at Amag Automobil- Und Motoren AG
    The need for an internal IT department is increasingly being questioned by business and customers are not afraid to bypass their own IT department if their requirements cannot be met at a desired pace. The session invites participants to discuss if and how internal IT can find a role in a modern ...

    Big «high volume» Data

    Marc Poledniczek, Director IT Management at TUI (Suisse) AG
    - Exchange of data in today’s legal situation (EU GDPR) and impact on Swiss Enterprises
    - Reliable processing of information through integrated systems
    - Analysis and use of (customer) data
    - How to optimize costs?

    Das glückliche Ende der IT?

    Léon Smits, Head of Corporate IT at SIGVARIS MANAGEMENT AG
    - wie bringt man die Integration der IT in der Linienverantwortlichkeit herbei?
    - wenn IT nicht mehr nur für „Basis“ verantwortlich ist, wer steuert die Effektivität?
    - wann hört IT auf Special zu sein?

  • Change in security - The new role of security in the digital transformation.

    Sascha Maier, Chief Information Security Officer at IWC Schaffhausen
    As companies embrace technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, cloud, and mobility, security must be more than an afterthought. But in the digital era, the focus needs to shift from securing network perimeters to safeguarding data spread across systems, devices, and the cloud.

  • Prozessautomatisierung mit KI (künstlicher Intelligenz)

    Andreas Windler, Head of Product & Solution Management at adesso Schweiz AG Harald Kirsch, Channel Sales Manager at arago GmbH
    Durch permanente Lernprozesse und kontinuierliche Selbstoptimierung kann eine KI-gestützte Plattform komplexe Aufgaben und Prozesse selbstständig durchführen. KI-Software erlernt vom Menschen die Beantwortung von Anfragen, die Kontrolle von Datenqualität oder das Verwalten von Informationen. Der ...

    Create inspiring workplace experiences do drive innovation and productivity

    Ralph Brabec, Head of Digital Workplace Services CEE at Atos AG
    Between 50 – 80% of all Digital Transformation projects fail to reach their goals because they don’t take into account what the users really need. Very often companies focus too much on new technologies instead of changing their culture and their user’s behaviours.  In the ...

  • Our body – the greatest chatterbox

    Yvonne Schubert, Expert in knowledge of Human Nature at Ypsiologie GmbH
    • Golden rules of analysis of lies
    • Basic input of manipulators, illustrators and emblems
    • Basic tool box for analysing and observing truthfulness and credibility

    Pokerface – from winning and losing

    Poker Experience by Grand Casino Baden AG
    Ever wanted to play poker? Or are you a poker-professional?

    Participate in 50 minutes thrill of a real poker game with a professional dealer and high value stakes at a real poker table.

    Enjoy this unique experience parallel to your meetings after getting short but p...

    World and Taste of Coffee

    Desta Daniel Kebede, Founder & CEO at DESTA’s COFFEE

    The coffee culture is in shape all over the globe. Actually, coffee is more and more becoming
    like wine and has even more different aroma profiles. Did you know what is behind the "brown gold"? From its origin until the cup, you will get to know as well about the economic role...



    Larry Bonfante, Chief Information Officer at USTA- USA, “CIO Hall of Fame”

    "It has been my privilege to speak at Richmond Events fine conferences. Their focus on creating an individual value proposition for each of their delegates along with their focus on engaging world class though leaders ensures that their attendees receive a great experience and get the mos...



    Annekatrin Stiels, Leadership Coach and NLP Trainer of A.Stiels Kommunikation & Personalentwicklung

    "Richmonds professional selection of speakers enables participants to receive suggestions on current topics in their respective industries. They provide a unique platform participants use extending their network. As a speaker, I greatly appreciate the collaboration with Richmond Events.&...



    Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist and speaker, international director of TomorrowToday
    "I have had the privilege of working with Richmond Events in both Switzerland and the UK for the past five years, and have enjoyed every engagement. Across the board, their conference teams are professional, focused and a pleasure to work with. Each event they host is well constructed, using...


    Bryan Barrow, Principal Consultant, Nova Consulting
    I had the pleasure of speaking at Richmond Events’ Risk and Security Forum in Zurich and was mightily impressed, both with the professionalism of the Richmond Events team and the event itself.

    Richmond did a fantastic job of putting together a programme that brought together ...

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