swissnexDay’18: Connecting the Blocks, Unchaining the Blockchain

Join us at swissnexDay’18! Come to Zurich on 11 December 2018 for a unique opportunity to meet the global swissnex network for education, research and innovation.

Event Details


Careum Auditorium
Pestalozzistrasse 11, Zurich, Zurich 8032 Switzerland


December 11, 2018 from 3:30 am to 8:30 am Europe/Zurich (UTC+01:00)


Free - space limited.


connecting the blocks, unchaining the Blockchain

December 11, 2018 | Careum Auditorium, Pestalozzistrasse 11, 8032 Zürich

The swissnexDay is the annual signature event of the swissnex Network in Switzerland: Come to Zurich on 11 December 2018 for a unique opportunity to meet the Swiss global network for education, research and innovation.

By gathering stakeholders from academia, government, business and media around Blockchain, the swissnexDay’18, co-organized with swissnex China, will showcase the ability of the swissnex Network to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.

In order to discuss how Blockchain technology will affect our society and Switzerland’s education, research and innovation landscape, we will count on top speakers and panelists from academia, private sector and policy making to debate specific applications of the Blockchain technology from fintech and cryptocurrencies and beyond. The panel will be moderated by CNN Money Switzerland and will discuss threats and opportunities, as well as how governments and policy makers are anticipating these changes.

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11:30 – 13:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Welcome words
Introduction: Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi, Head of swissnex network, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
   State Secretary for International Finance Jörg Gasser, Federal Department of Finance
Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich
  Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner, President, University of Zurich
  Dr. Thomas Heiniger, Government Councillor, Canton of Zurich
13:30 – 14:00 Keynote presentation about Blockchain
  Da Hongfei, CEO of NEO
14:00 – 15:00 Panel discussion
  Olga Feldmeier, CEO, Smart Valor
  Sam Lee, Founder and CEO of Blockchain Global Limited
  Thomas Puschmann, Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab, University of Zurich
  Alan Wunsche, Chief Token Officer, TokenFunder & Founder of BlockchainCAN, CEO of LeadingK Digital Innovation
15:15 – 16:30 Networking apéro


The event will be held in English without translation.
Do you want to know more about previous editions of the swissnexDay? Find all the information here.