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NEO Keynotes

Be curious: explore and understand

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, 24. Sep 2019

18:00

Ven­ture­lab

Start­up Cham­pi­ons (Co‐Hosting)

ETH Zurich
(room: TBD)

at­tend

Tue, 1. Oct 2019

18:15

Mi­crosoft

AI’s Role in So­ci­ety

FHNW Olten
(room: OVR Aula)

at­tend

Wed, 2. Oct 2019

18:15

Dr. Kon­rad Humm­ler

Fu­ture of Blockchain

HSG
(room: TBD)

at­tend

Tue, 15. Oct 2019

18:15

Ap­ple

Ma­chine Learn­ing, Vi­sion and Ro­bot­ics at Ap­ple

EPFL Lau­sanne
(room: Shangri‐La, RLC)

at­tend

Wed, 16. Oct 2019

18:15

Avenir Je­unesse

NEO Pan­el: Spiel­regeln für Tech‐Giganten

HSG
(room: 09–110)

at­tend

Wed, 16. Oct 2019

18:15

Roland Berg­er

Europe’s Dig­i­tal Lead­er­ship

ETH Zurich
(room: HG D5.2)

at­tend

Tue, 22. Oct 2019

18:15

UBER

Fu­ture of Mo­bil­i­ty

FHNW Olten
(room: ORI Aula)

at­tend

Tue, 12. Nov 2019

18:15

Swiss­com

In­ter­net of Things Prin­ci­ples

FHNW Olten
(room: ORI Aula)

at­tend

Tue, 12. Nov 2019

18:15

Avenir Je­unesse

NEO Pan­el: Wohl­stand vs. Umweltschutz

ZHAW SML Win­terthur
(room: Aula)

at­tend

Wed, 20. Nov 2019

18:15

Schel­len­berg Wittmer

Dis­rup­tive Tech­nol­gies: Le­gal chal­lenges and po­ten­tial

HSG
(room: TBD)

at­tend

Tue, 26. Nov 2019

18:15

Ac­cen­ture

Blockchain

FHNW Olten
(room: OVR Aula)

at­tend

Thu, 28. Nov 2019

18:15

Google

Aug­ment­ed Re­al­i­ty

ETH Zurich
(room: TBD)

at­tend

Thu, 12. Dez 2019

18:15

BKW

De­com­mis­sion­ing of a nu­clear pow­er plant

ETH Zurich
(room: TBD)

at­tend

Tue, 17. Dez 2019

18:15

Earth­ling Ed

Im­pacts of our Food Choic­es

ZHAW SML Win­terthur
(room: Aula)

at­tend

Thu, 19. Mar 2020

18:15

BMW

Au­tonomous E‐Vehicles

ETH Zurich
(room: TBD)

at­tend

TBD

18:15

Bun­de­samt für En­ergie

Dig­i­tal En­er­gy Sys­tems

ETH Zurich
(room: TBD)

at­tend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO0tHyE8ElI

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Contents

Challenges explored in previous keynotes
Hewlett Packard: 3D/4D Printing

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)?

Google: Future of Search

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?

McKinsey & Company: Industry 4.0

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?

Ticket‐Registration for NEO Keynote with Google

Important Information:

Every­one who aims to at­tend our NEO Keynote with Google on No­vem­ber 28, 2019 must fill out the reg­is­tra­tion form be­low. This event is in­tend­ed for stu­dents, so please bring your (valid) stu­dent ID card to the event in or­der to ver­i­fy your stu­dent sta­tus at the en­try. 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 re­ceive an en­try tick­et with your name and cre­den­tials upon your ar­rival at the Google of­fice in Zurich (see in­struc­tions be­low).

Entry Information

The NEO Keynote with Google on “Aug­ment­ed Re­al­i­ty” will start on Thurs­day, No­vem­ber 28rd, 2019 at 18:00 o’clock. You will have to be at the re­cep­tion of the Google of­fice in Zurich (Google Eu­ropaallee F, Eu­ropaallee 36, 8004 Zürich; see here) un­til 17:30 o’clock at lat­est to re­ceive your tick­et (with your name and cre­den­tials) af­ter show­ing your stu­dent ID card. Should you ar­rive lat­er than 17:30 o’clock you will no longer be able to en­ter the keynote any­more.