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NEO Keynotes

Be curious: explore and understand

We believe that the nurture of a common and shared understanding is the first vital aspect to advance present conditions. This is why the NEO Keynotes are devoted to serve this purpose: We explore tomorrow‘s challenges brought about by cutting-edge technologies with the leading industry experts, scientists and enrepreneurs at the largest Swiss universities. They raise awareness for thorny risks and challenges,  enhance our understanding about causes and effects and sharpen our future-oriented and pluralistic thinking.

In addition to exploring tomorrow‘s challenges, our keynotes provide a link towards the NEO Labs, and aim to highlight potentially fruitful paths to address the challenges we are about to face. Our keynotes are free and public: We would love to welcome you at one of our forthcoming events: Which ones are you eager to attend?

Upcoming Keynotes

Our keynotes are plublic and free. Please klick on the registration link to express your interest or confirmation your attendance. You will be referred to Facebook for registration. Your confirmation is highly appreciated.

Date Time Professionals Topic Venue Registration

Tue., 3 Oct. 2017

18:15

Swiss Post

Autonomous Delivery

University of Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Tue., 11 Oct. 2017

18:15

Deloitte

Implications of Digitization

ZHAW SML
(room: TBA)

attend

Fri., 13 Oct. 2017

12:15

Harvard University

Women in Technology

ETH Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Wed., 25 Oct. 2017

18:15

UBER

Future of Urban Mobility

ETH Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Wed., 8 Nov. 2017

18:15

Abele Consulting

Karriereplanung 4.0

ZHAW SML
(room: TBA)

attend

Wed., 22 Nov. 2017

18:15

UBS

FinTech Disruption

University of Zurich
(room: HAH-E-03)

attend

Wed., 29 Nov. 2017

18:15

AXA

Intelligent Insurance

University of St. Gallen
(room: TBA)

attend

Keynotes Outlines

3D/4D Printing (with Hewlett Packard)

3D printing technologies allow us to move from a world of «pixels» into one of «voxels» (so called volume pixels). 3D printers place additively voxel by voxel upon each other to build and print 3D objects. While any pixel was only able to adjust brightness and color, each voxel can be defined concerning color, material, surface, form, elasticity, transparency and conductivity.One of our next keynote will therefore address the following questions: Will we soon be able to print our Nike shoes, clothes or contact lenses via digital codes? What is its potential to reshape existing business- and supply-chain models or international trade as we move from «pixels» to «voxels»? How do 3D printers work on a more technical level: What input material do are used? What are different 3D printing technologies and their pros/cons? What kind of final products are possible? What is not (yet) possible? Printing biological parts (bladders or kidneys)? Why (not)?

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Future of Search (with Google)

Google has changed the world through its free search and page-ranking algorithm and pioneered disruptive innovation. Their mission to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful also explains the broad scope of products that Google offers today: From maps and calendars, to images and movies, to books and scientific research.

Google‘s search rank technology was invented in the 90ies and ever since advanced to the world‘s foremost search technology. How is Sundar Pichai‘s Google going to advance the future of search? How will Google maintain the cutting-edge leader position among its closest competitors? How will Google maintain the ad-effectiveness as we usher into the age of artificially augmented intelligent assistants – where blueish ad-links may soon turn into an artifact?

Industry 4.0 (with McKinsey & Co.)

Over 99% of all physical tools are not yet connected to the internet. The Internet of Things (IoT) aims to connect all possible sorts of tools and gadgets to the internet: From your keys and wallet, to your washing machine and refrigerator to your bicycle and car. A tremendous opportunity of significant value.

McKinsey & Company as one of the world‘s leading management consulting firms drives change on the forefront and will highlight the value it creates to manufacturers and how they are able to capture it. What are major challenges manufacturers face? - What causes top management to sleep poorly at night? What were successful advices, strategies and solutions, McKinsey provided them with? Conversely – and perhaps more instructively – which advices turned out to be not successful and why? How is the Internet of Things about to disrupt manufacturing and production?

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«At NEO, we embrace forward thinking.»

Ticket-Registration for NEO Keynote with Google

Instructions
Important Information:

Everyone who aims to attend our NEO Keynote with Google must fill out the registration form below. Anyone who does not fill out the form, will not be able attend the event. Please notice that you directly subscribe as a member of the NEO Network by submitting this form (our membership is free). Places are limited: We provide seats based on first-come-first-serve principles. If you receive a confirmation by email directly after filling out the form, you successfully registered and you will be printed an entry ticket with your name and credentials, which you will receive upon your arrival at the Google office in Zurich (see instructions below).

Entry Information

The NEO Keynote with Google on "Innovation and Technology: The Future of Google Search" will start on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. You will have to be at the reception of the Google office in Zurich until 4:45 p.m. at latest to receive your ticket (with your name and credentials), if you appear after 4:45 p.m. you will no longer be able to enter the keynote anymore.

Event is FULLY-BOOKED: Subscribe to WAITING-LIST below.

Thank you for your overwhelming interest in our keynote with Google: All seats were gone within minutes. We are dedicated to find a solution for you and encourage you to fill out the form below to enroll to our waiting list. We will be able to inform you on November 1st, 2016, whether or not there are any possibilities to join.

Enrollment to waiting list

Please notice that our keynotes do generally not require any enrollment or ticketing as they will be held at the universities. However, in this instance, we are at the Google offices in Zurich and that is why we require you to register for tickets.

Date Time Professionals Topic Venue Registration

Tue., 3 Oct. 2017

18:15

Swiss Post

Autonomous Delivery

University of Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Tue., 11 Oct. 2017

18:15

Deloitte

Implications of Digitization

ZHAW
(room: TBA)

attend

Thu., 12 Oct. 2017

18:15

UBER

Future of Urban Mobility

ETH Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Thu., 13 Oct. 2017

12:15

Harvard University

Women in Technology

ETH Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Wed., 22 Nov. 2017

18:15

UBS

FinTech Disruption

University of Zurich
(room: TBA)

attend

Wed., 8 Mar. 2017

18:15

IBM

Artificial Intelligence in Businesses

ETH Zurich
(room: HG E 7)

download

Thu., 30 Mar. 2017

18:15

ETH Zurich

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

University of Zurich
(room: KOL-F-101)

attend

Tue., 11 Apr. 2017

18:15

DigitalSwitzerland

The Digital Future of Switzerland

University of Zurich
(room: KO2-F-180)

attend

Thu., 27 Apr. 2017

18:15

ETH Zurich

Digital Fabrication - The Future of Architecture and Manufacturing

ETH Zurich
(room: HG D 1.2)

attend

Wed., 10 May 2017

18:15

AXA

Intelligent Insurance: How the 4th Industrial Revolution is reshaping traditional insurance markets

ETH Zürich
(room: ML-D-28)

attend

Date Time Professionals Topic Venue Registration

Wed., 5 Oct. 2016

18:15

SWISS

Creating customer proximity through digital solutions

University of Zurich
(room: KOL-G-209)

attend

Wed., 11 Oct. 2016

18:15

Swiss Venture Club

Entrepreneurship and Leadership

University of Zurich
(room: KOL-G-209)

attend

Thu., 20 Oct. 2016

18:15

McKinsey & Co.

Industry 4.0 - Where manufacturers are finding value and how they can best capture it

University of Zurich
(room: KOL-F-109)

attend

Thu., 3 Nov. 2016

17:00

Google

Innovation and Technology at Google: The Future of Google Search

Google Zurich
(venue: see here)

register

Tue., 22. Nov 2016

18:15

Hewlett Packard

Our Future with 3D/4D Printing Technologies

ETH Zurich
(room: CHN C 14)

attend

Wed., 8. Mar 2017

18:15

IBM

Artificial Intelligence in Businesses

ETH Zurich
(room: tba)

attend