Can Algorithms be Fair?

11. December 2018 - 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Date & time: Dec 11, 17:00-18:30. Location: University of Zurich (see attached flyer) Arguably the most important consequence of a society producing zillions of data is the possibility of using these data to generate new predictive models and improve existing ones. The models defined in this way however reflect the human biases and unjust social structures in the data used to train the models. In other words, discrimination and unfairness can be transmitted through the most common ma...

Weihnachtslounge Innovation program “Manufacturing technologies”

11. December 2018 - 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
VNL Switzerland, the AM Network and the Data+Service Alliance are pleased to invite you to the Christmas Lounge 2018! Innosuisse's "Manufacturing Technologies" impulse program forms an interface between logistics, IT and manufacturing. Help Switzerland remain one of the leading countries in the development and application of digital technologies. Post your ideas, ask questions and exchange ideas with members of the 3 National Thematic Networks during an apero. Date: 11.12.2018 Location: ...

Expert Group Meeting - Software & Tools

07. December 2018 - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Expert Group Meeting - Software & Tools Date: 07.12.2018, 14:00 to 17:00 Location: PwC at Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zürich Agenda: Big Data Integration Philippe Curde-Mauroux, University of Fribourg Until recently, structured (e.g., relational) and unstructured (e.g., textual) data were managed very differently: Structured data was queried declaratively using languages such as SQL, while unstructured data was searched using boolean queries over inverted indices. Today, we witness the rapid...

Expert Group Meeting - Predictive Maintenance

05. December 2018 - 02:30 PM - 05:45 PM
We would like to invite you to our next expert group meeting on the 05th of December 2018. For this meeting, we are lucky to receive, in a first part, Dr Kai Hencken, from ABB who will share his insights on how to combine physical and statistical model for health assessment in circuit breakers. In a second part, Dr Bruce Stephen from Strathclyde University has kindly accepted to share his experience on power system management data analytics. Please find more information on program and ta...

Expert Group Meeting - NLP in Action

21. November 2018
Expert Group Meeting - NLP in Action Date: 21.11.2018, 16:00 - 18:00 Location: Room 001 at the PER17 building  Boulevard de Pérolles 90 1700 Fribourg Here is a link to locate UniFR venues:   Also, we have the pleasure to announce our speakers:  Biljana Mladenovic, a PhD student at the Human-IST Institute and data scientist at PostFinance. Fabio Ricci from Semweb: Automated Term Extraction for Thesaurus Management Life Cycle and Ontology Searching

General Assembly

08. November 2018 - 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
General Assembly Zurich The General Assembly 2018 of the Data+Service Alliance will take place on November 08, 2018 at OBC Suisse Europaallee 41, 8021 Zurich, 16:00 to 19:00. Like the previous times, the GA will not only be a place for the members' main contacts to exercise their official voting rights, but also place for everyone else from our Alliance to get into the details of what makes up our network, and to get in touch. The GA will be followed by a networki...

Use-Case Talk Series on Artificial Intelligence!

31. October 2018 - 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: ZHAW Lagerstrasse 41, Zurich. Room number  ZL O2.10. The Use-Case Talks Series will take place in ZHAW Lagerstrasse on Wednesday, 31.10.2018, at 16:00. The Use-Case Talk Series is organized by Aspaara Algorithmic Solutions AG on behalf of the Swiss Alliance of Data-Intensive Services. The participation is free of charge. Interesting discussions at the networking apéro are included! Prof. Dr. Thilo Stadelmann (ZHAW School of Engineering) will share his insights on ...

Service Lunch - Towards a Data-Driven Company

24. October 2018 - 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Towards a Data Driven Company The data driven company is a combination of mindset, skills, infrastructure and the capability to rapidly adapt business models. Join us for lunch and learn how Vontobel is approaching it. Service Lunch: „Essen, Lernen, Netzwerken“  Platzzahl limitiert Brown Bag Lunch (Verpflegung bitte selber mitbringen) 24. Oktober 2018, 11.45h – 13.15h ZHAW Zürich, Lagerstrasse 41 (direkt am Zürich HB), Raum ZL E0.11 Register here.

Expert Group Meeting - Spatial Data Analytics

10. October 2018 - 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Expert Group Meeting - Spatial Data Analytics  Date & time: Wednesday 10.10.2018, 15:00 - 17:30 Location: CSEM Headquarters, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, 2002 Neuchâtel , room “Musicienne” (see also Note from the EG leaders: The overall topic is “freely accessible spatial data sources”. In three talks we will see some practical examples (ranging from OSM to imagery platforms). We’re also interested in examples and experiences from your daily work. Th...

Expert Group Meeting - Data Ethics

27. September 2018 - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Expert Group Meeting - Data Ethics Date: 27.09.2018, 16:00 - 18:00 Location: die Mobiliar, Bundesgasse 35, 3001 Bern ->Classroom (Kursraum) no. 4 More information: shared with the Expert Group members. If you'd like to learn more and/or attend, please write to Karin Lange or Christoph Heitz directly. 

Euro-CASE Conference 2018

24. September 2018 - 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Euro-CASE Conference 2018: How AI will shape our future Organiser: SATW Date: 24.09.2018 Venue: Swiss Re, Rueschlikon Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing ever more powerful. An increasing number of countries support R&D in this field with considerable funding. Several nations have published AI strategies or established government bodies dedicated to fostering the technology. However, the world’s biggest tech companies are leading this field driving not only large societal change but ...

Data Analytics: Creating Value in Practice

19. September 2018 - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Organised by PwC 19.09.2018, 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: Le Musée Olympique, Lausanne (This event will take place in French language.) Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence are revolutionizing value creation, innovation processes and digital transformation. How can you apply to your business the procedures that make Google and Amazon successful? Swiss Alliance for Data Intensive Services and we are delighted to invite you to a practical seminar.  

Expert Group Meeting - Blockchain in Supply Chain Management

13. September 2018 - 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Expert Group Meeting - Blockchain in Supply Chain Management Date: 13.09.2018, 15:00 - 18:00 Location: TGIM, Löwenstrasse 17, 8001 Zürich In our third meeting, Alain Benzikofer from Supercomputing Systems AG is going to present the BFE funded project “Quartierstrom” (  In the first part of his presentation, Alain is going to give us a deep insight into the project and the underlying technology and in the second part, he is going to talk about the project organ...

Match-Making Event

12. September 2018 - 01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
We are happy to invite you to our first Match-Making Event: taking place on the afternoon of September 12 at BFH Bern Brueckenstrasse (13:30 - 17:00), the objective is to bring together specific collaboration ideas from Academic and Industrial members, sharpen them in a joint discussion, and find best fits amongst the participating experts for pushing the ideas forward, setting up projects and creating tangible innovation. The event is set up in the form of a workshop. Every participant wi...

Smart Services Summit - Hot topics in applied smart services

06. September 2018 - 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
In this workshop, we want to foster the discussion about hot and relevant topics in data-driven services / smart services. Participants will get directions for their own digital / smart service innovation activities. Our objective is that we can find three themes that could make interesting H2020 research projects. Application of data-driven smart services in industry and manufacturing including the consumer perspective (B2B2C). Innovation dimensions: • New value propositions based on data •...

Artificial Intelligence in Industry & Finance

06. September 2018 - 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
We aim to bring European academics, young researchers, students and industrial practitioners together in Switzerland to discuss the application of Artificial Intelligence to various practical fields. In a broader context, we want to promote «Mathematics for Industry» in Switzerland, similar to what ECMI is doing on an European-wide level. The conference is supported by the COST Network MI-NETand by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovat...

Konferenz Perspektiven mit Industrie 4.0

05. September 2018 - 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Digitalisierung und Industrie 4.0 sind eine Herausforderung für Schweizer KMUs – gleichzeitig liegen hier riesige Chancen. Smarte Produkte eröffnen neue Märkte und ermöglichen neue und innovative Geschäftsmodelle, oft in Form von neuen Services. Unter dem Motto „Lernen durch Beispiele“ zeigt die Konferenz gangbare Perspektiven für Schweizer KMUs auf. Anhand von konkreten Umsetzungen zeigen Vertreter von Firmen und Hochschulen, was heute möglich ist, und berichten über ihre Erfahrungen. Damit wi...

CANVAS-Workshop "Cybersecurity Challenges in the Government Sphere"

05. - 06. September 2018
The Horizon 2020 CANVAS project investigates ethical aspects of cybersecurity. In our upcoming workshop, international experts will discuss ethical, legal and technical aspects when state actors enforce or undermine cybersecurity. Topics of discussion are: - Active countermeasures, attribution & retaliation - Vulnerabilities, Zero Day exploits, backdoors and a states right to access protected information in the cyberspace - Cyber Peace The workshop takes place on September 5-6 ...

Smart Maintenance

04. September 2018 - 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
An die erfolgreiche Konferenz in 2017 anknüpfend, wird auch die diesjährige Smart Maintenance Konferenz eine Plattform für Betreiber, Wissenschaft und Industrie bieten, um zustandsorientierte und vorausschauende Instandhaltungskonzepte zu diskutieren. Auf 2 Tracks werden renommierte Referenten aus Transport- und Messtechnikindustrie ihre Perspektiven teilen und interessante Panel-Diskussionen führen.  

Digital Week 2018

03. - 07. September 2018 - 12:00 AM
Building on the success of the three conferences Smart Maintenance, Konferenz Perspektiven mit Industrie 4.0, Artificial Intelligence in Industry & Finance and Smart Service Summit, we are extending to a comprehensive „Winterthurer Digitalwoche“. The three conferences will be embedded in a coherent framework programme provided by the Data+Service Alliance. In this enlarged context, we want to push further ahead services based on digitization and data science across the boundaries o...

Service Lunch - Digital Twin – Challenges & Concepts

27. June 2018 - 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Digital Twin is a buzzword that is broadly used in the context of digitalization. Not everything that is mentioned is feasible, and not everything that creates value is mentioned in the context of Digital Twin. In this talk, I will present a concept that is currently being pursued by ABB.

Big Data: Visualisation & Enjeux

25. June 2018 - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Big Data: Visualisation & Enjeux by Virtual Switzerland + Swiss Alliance for Data-intensive Services   Mon 25 June 2018, 17:00 – 20:00 CEST Université de Fribourg Boulevard de Pérolles 90 PER B205 - Hall A130 1700 Fribourg   The event will be an opportunity to attend presentations from Big Data and Visualization professionals, and to network for potential joint projects with industry and academic representative.   Program and registration are available here...

Opportunities and Challanges in Predictive Maintenance Applications

14. June 2018 - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Opportunities and Challanges in Predictive Maintenance Applications Date: 14.06.2018, 14:00 - 16:45 Venue: Baumer Management Services AG, Hummelstrasse 17, Treffpunkt Haupteingang TC, Meetingraum "Eiger"  

Innovation and Cyber Security

14. June 2018 - 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
On June 14, 2018, Innosuisse and the Israeli Innovation Agency "Israeli Innovation Authority" will meet for an exchange. The public part of the event takes place from 14.00 - 17.30 on the Gurten in Bern and revolves around the topic "Innovation & Cyber Security". On behalf of Innosuisse, we are pleased to invite you for this occasion. You may also forward the invitation to interested parties - especially companies in your network. You will find the program in the appendix and on the&nb...

Swiss Text 2018

12. - 13. June 2018 - 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Building on the success of the previous editions of the conference, SwissText 2018 will be held on two days for the first time. Like in the previous years, one main goal of the conference is to bring together Swiss practitioners and researchers, to give an overview of existing solutions and applications in the domain of text analytics, and to come up with ideas for new and innovative projects.

Swiss Conference on Data Science

07. June 2018 - 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
SDS|2018 brings together opinion-leaders, practitioners, decision-makers and researchers with interest in Data Science. The goal is to foster the exchange of ideas specifically for the Swiss market and to sustain the community of Data Scientists in Switzerland. Get access to trends, innovations, and technologies that you can directly use for the development of your products, solutions, and applications based on data (structured, unstructured, internal, open, linked…), and use the breaks for netw...

Deep-Learning Workshop

06. June 2018 - 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
The Deep Learning Workshop is a pre-conference event of the 5th Swiss Conference on Data Science – SDS|2018. It will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018at GS1 Schweiz, Monbijoustrasse 68 in Bern. Deep Learning methods have shown significant success in tackling some of the major long-standing challenges in Machine Learning. Particular applications to Image Analysis, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing and many others demonstrate the important advances in this fi...

Use Case Talks Series: Challenges in Time Series Prediction

20. April 2018 - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
We enjoy in-depth technical discussions and exchange information about interesting technical challenges among industry, academic and individual members in the Use Case Talks Series of the alliance! In a relaxed atmosphere with about 15 - 30 members of the alliance we will brainstorm about possible pathways towards solutions for the presented challenges. Each speaker presents his or her use case in 25 minutes followed by discussion of about 20 minutes. The next use case talk will take place &nbs...

EPFL Forum de l'innovation

19. April 2018 - 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Le 19 Avril 2018 aura lieu à l'EPFL le Forum de l'innovation pour les PME: conférences, ateliers, démonstrations. Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services organise l'Atelier F2 qui aura lieu de 14:45 à 15:45:  "PME & Digitalisation: Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services et Innosuisse soutiennent votre innovation!" Soutenu par Innosuisse, le réseau thématique national RTN Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services encourage les projets innovants basés sur les données pour la c...

Wertschöpfung durch Data Analytics: Erfahrungen aus der Praxis

12. April 2018 - 04:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Data Analytics kombiniert mit künstlicher Intelligenz birgt das Potenzial Wertschöpfung, Innovation und Transformation neu zu denken. Wie können die Verfahren, die Google oder Amazon erfolgreich machen, für alle Unternehmen nutzbar werden? PwC und die Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services zeigen Ihnen Beispiele aus der Praxis: am 12. April 2018 im PwC’s Experience Center in Zürich, speziell zugeschnitten auf Entscheidungsträger und höheres Kader.

Expert Group Meeting - Smart Services

10. April 2018 - 01:15 PM - 02:55 PM
Expert Group Meeting - Smart Services Location: ZHAW School of Engineering Office Zurich, Lagerstrasse 41, 8021 Zürich, Switzerland Registration:

Servicetransformation realisieren mit Hilfe einer praxisorientierten Toolbox

10. April 2018 - 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
ZHAW Zürich, Lagerstrasse 41 (direkt am Zürich HB), Raum ZL 03.09 ​Organiser - Smart Services Expert Group ​Viele Unternehmen versuchen heute ihre Geschäftsmodelle in Richtung Serviceorientierung zu verändern. Diese Transformation gestaltet sich aber schwierig, wenn der Kern des Wertversprechens nach wie vor produktorientiert ist. Die Toolbox zeigt Unternehmen Schritt für Schritt, wie sie eine Servicetransformation erfolgreich realisieren können.

Expert Group Meeting - Data-Driven Predictive Maintenance of Industrial Assets

22. March 2018 - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Expert Group Meeting - Data-Driven Predictive Maintenance of Industrial Assets Location: TB 610 Bibliotheksgebäude, Technikumstrasse 9, 8400 Winterthur

Expert Group meeting: Data-Driven Business Models

21. March 2018 - 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
The expert group Data-Driven Business Models invites all interested members to participate in this event. «A business model built on continuous medical grade health data» Dr. Philipp Vetter, VP Analytics at Biovotion «Digital services in the mobility market: how to optimize value with co-creation» Rubén André Lorenzo, Head of Sales at Siemens Mobility Services ​ Au Premier, HB Zürich ​ Please register per e-mail to ​The event is for fre...

Service Lunch

19. January 2018 - 11:45 AM - 03:15 PM
We are happy to invite you to the service lunch on 19th January in Zürich.  "Von der Vision zur Online-​Matching-Plattform​  Agil und kundenzentriert das Luxussegment erobern​" Presentation in German, discussion in English or German. Please see the attached flyer and register on the link provided there.

Big Data Leadership

23. November 2017 - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Big Data Leadership  Lassalle-Haus, Bad Schönbrunn ​Co-organiser - Data Ethics Expert Group, Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services ​Big Data verspricht, die Arbeitswelt zu revolutionieren. Alles soll effizienter, schneller und objektiv messbar werden. Aber wer bestimmt eigentlich darüber, wie die Arbeitswelt der Zukunft aussehen soll? Welche Auswirkungen haben neue technologische Entwicklungen auf Mitarbeitende, Entscheider und Bürger? Und welche Formen von Leadership braucht e...

BPM Symposium 2017

21. November 2017 - 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
BPM Symposium 2017  21. November 2017 13.30 Uhr Co-organiser - Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services ​Rund um das diesjährige Fokusthema «Perspektivenvielfalt – Offenheit und Lösungsfokus für den digitalen Wandel» werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Fallbeispiele namhafter Unternehmen präsentiert. Was zeichnet erfolgreiche Digitalisierungsvorhaben aus? Welche Fähigkeiten sind entscheidend? Erweitern Sie Ihren Blickwin...

Service Lunch mit Erfolgsautor Mario Herger („Das Silicon Valley Mindset“)

25. September 2017 - 11:45 PM - 01:15 PM
 25. September 2017  Service Lunch  mit Erfolgsautor Mario Herger  („Das Silicon Valley Mindset“) Wie Data-driven Innovation unsere Welt auf den Kopf stellt (am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie illustriert) In diesem Referat zeigt Mario Herger, der seit 2001 im Silcon Valley lebt, wie die digitale Innovation ganze Wirtschaftszweige umwälzt. Alle, die sich für Digitalisierung und Innovation interessieren, sind herzlich eingeladen, sich von diesem Referat inspirieren zu lasse...

The Ethics of Data Usage

21. September 2017 - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
When using digital data, ethical questions are always an issue. This goes far beyond the legal aspects of data usage, especially in times where legislation lags behind the implemented realities. What is an ethical way of using digital data, i.e. a way that is consistent with our core values? This has to be answered not only be our society itself, but also by each company that is offering data based services. On the long run, the development of digital and data-based services will depend critical...

Silicon Valais 2017

15. September 2017 - 12:00 AM
Am kommenden 15. September organisiert der Studiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik derHES-SO Wallis im Technopôle in Siders die 4. Auflage des Silicon Valais Events. Die diesjährige Veranstaltung wird sich mit BIG DATA, einer der grössten gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen im Informatikbereich, befassen. Die Datenexplosion in Kombination mit den modernsten Technologien (Datenspeicherung und -bearbeitung, Data Mining, künstliche Intelligenz usw.) führt zu innovativen Anwendungen in so unt...

Konferenz: Perspektiven mit Industrie 4.0 - Chancen für Schweizer KMUs

06. September 2017 - 12:00 AM
Die Konferenz zeigt konkrete Perspektiven für Schweizer KMUs auf, um den neuen Herausforderungen im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0 zu begegnen. Sie soll Firmen helfen, den nächsten Schritt in der Entwicklung der Digitalisierung zu machen. Der Fokus der Konferenz liegt dabei auf dem wirtschaftlichen Nutzen, der durch den Einsatz von Industrie-4.0-Technologien erreicht werden kann. Vertreter von Firmen und Hochschulen zeigen anhand konkreter Beispiele auf, was sie heute schon umgesetzt haben, und ber...

Swiss Conference on Data Science 2017

16. June 2017 - 08:45 AM - 06:00 PM
The 4th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS|2017) ​ We are happy to announce the 4th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS|2017) in continuation of what has successfully started with the past events. ​ SDS|2017 will take place on the 16th of June 2017 at the Kursaal in Bern.