In cooperation with HSG Women’s Chapter Alumni, we recently hosted an in-house event to explore life beyond digitalization.

Renowned speakers seek to answer the following questions: when companies use disruptive technologies to enable cost savings, improve accuracy, increase speed and conduct predictive improvements, does it mean that current jobs will be improved too? Are humans equipped to focus on ideas generation, innovation and higher-value work? What is the role of data privacy in the digitalization process? Are we providing too much data and will our data make life easier for us? Hear what our speakers have to say about life beyond digitalization.


stephan-sigrist-w-i-r-eDr. Stephan Sigrist
Founder and Director of Think Tank W.I.R.E

For many years, Stephen has been analyzing interdisciplinary developments in the economy, science and society. His main focuses are on the consequences of digitization in the life sciences, financial services, media, infrastructure and mobility sectors. Editor of the book series ABSTRAKT and author of numerous publications as well as keynote speaker at various international conferences. With W.I.R.E. he advises decision-makers in the development of long-term strategies, accompanies innovation projects and supports companies in the redesign of future-oriented spaces for employees and their communications with clients.


von-wichert-nick--dorotheaDr. Dorothea von Wichert-Nick
CEO, etventure Corporate Innovation GmbH

A passionate and versatile senior executive with more than 18 years of experience in helping companies to create profitable growth strategies and adapt to fast-changing market realities. For more than 12 years, Dorothea helped build Solon Management Consulting and positioned the company as a leading strategy consultancy for telecommunication and media as well as private equity companies. As a managing director, she accompanied over 30 transactions, carried out digital transformation projects and developed innovative business models for various industrial clients.



sonja-hof(1)Sonja Hof
Change Agent, Scrum Master, Agile Coach of Baloise and Lecturer of FHNW

As a doctorate computer scientist, Sonja worked for many years in engineering in companies with a focus on security and mobile computing. While working for international companies, she was given the opportunity to explore and acquire agile working methods. Not long after, she decided to specialize in coaching people to adopt agile methodologies. She drives innovation and encourages collaboration: Her passion is empowering people by showing them ways to work autonomously. She is member of the advisory council at HWZ and has also published several papers on gamification and on how to teach agile methodologies.


pryv-evelinageorgieva-400x300Evelina Georgieva
CBDO & Co-founder at Pryv Data & Privacy Management Solutions

Evelina has acquired several accreditations in the last few years, to name a few: A female entrepreneur, Top 10 Swiss Venture Leader in Technology (2017), Role Model at the Swiss Female Founder Summit (2016), MPA in e-health & EU Policies, etc. Bringing her experience in business growth and eHealth to the table, Evelina managed to leverage Pryv to become what it is today and guide it to where it’s going in the future. With her input, Pryv began offering B2B “personal data & privacy management solutions” and established a new business strategy that has made Pryv’s advanced technology invaluable for a range of industries. Prior to joining Pryv, she was also involved in multiple ICT, (tele)communications and finance consultancy and marketing projects within the public and private sector.


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errico-robin--cv-colour-3Robin Errico
Partner, Chief Risk Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Leader in EY Switzerland

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Robin started her career with EY since 1995 and was made partner in 2004. Being a citizen of both Switzerland and the USA, she serves on various public companies listed in both countries, which further verifies her position as an important asset to the company. She has since led multiple international teams on global projects and audits. More recently, she joined the Management Committee as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in Switzerland and was also voted as Women of the year in 2017 by Amongst the many roles she holds, Robin is also the Lead for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in Switzerland. Besides empowering women in the company to further advance their career, she has also managed to incorporate the importance of D&I in all aspects of the business.