Information society

Digital future of Switzerland

20. November 2017 / Event / Information society

Some 700 representatives from authorities, business, science, politics and civil society discussed this topic at the first national conference on Digital Switzerland. Several specific proposals were made for the development of the «Digital Switzerland» strategy of the Federal Council.

www.admin.ch

When robots roll up

5. October 2017 / Publication / Information society

The latest study by Avenir Suisse shows that there is no risk of a «robokalypse», in which intelligent robots substitute humans, in Switzerland. Digitisation is a long-term development. It doesn’t destroy employment, it innovates the work environment and creates new jobs.

www.avenir-suisse.ch

National Conference «Digital Switzerland»

16. August 2017 / Event / Information society

The Conference’s aim is to present implementation measures for the strategy «Digital Switzerland» including new trends and developments in the information society and in digital education. It will take place on 20 November in Bienne, organized by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM).

www.digitaldialog.swiss

Switzerland hosts IGF

20. June 2017 / Event / Information society

From 18 to 21 December the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of the United Nations will take place in Geneva. It is the world's largest neutral discussion platform on digitisation. The OFCOM is inviting all Swiss actors from politics, business, civil society and science to participate actively.

www.admin.ch

EPFL: Collaboration for digital education

28. April 2017 / Information society

The EPFL Center for Digital Education has launched the Swiss EdTech Collider, Switzerland’s first collaborative space for entrepreneurs in the sector for education and learning through technology. It provides space for collboration, support and access to edtech experts.

edtech-collider.ch

Summer School on the Internet of Things

6. April 2017 / Event / Information society

For the third year running, the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) organizes an English spoken Summer School from 4th to 15th September in Manno, Ticino. This year's event focusses on the topic « The Internet of Things and the Smart Home».

www2.supsi.ch

Federal Government data policy

27. March 2017 / Information society

The Federal Council defined high-level goals for a Swiss data policy as an integral component of the «Digital Switzerland» Strategy. Among other goals it is concerned with the creation of a legal framework for handling data and opening up of data sets as raw material for the digital society.

www.admin.ch

Federal Council wants to set up framework for E-ID

22. February 2017 / Digital identity / Information society

Online business is based on trust. The Federal Council wants to create a legal and organisational framework as a trustworthy basis for the recognition of electronic identifiers and their providers. He has therefore opened the consultation on a Federal Act on digital identities.

www.admin.ch (German)

Digital Manifesto

27. January 2017 / Information society

During this year's Worldwebforum in Zurich, the Digital Manifesto Switzerland has been introduced. The Manifesto sets up propositions as to how digitalisation could impact Switzerland and measures to cope with the digital transformation in all fields of daily life, including education.

digitalswitzerland.com

European Trend Day

6. February 2017 / Event / Information society

On 15 March 2017, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute invites to the European Trend Day on «Reinventing Places: Life between Cloud and Location». National and international experts discuss the changes our physical surroundings undergo by virtual parallel worlds and the consequences for our society.

gdi.ch

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