Agenda

Thursday, May 2, 6pm

Welcome reception at UBS in cooperation with the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
UBS 1285 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York City

5:30 — 6:30pm
Registration* and Welcome Drinks

6:30 — 8:30pm
Keynote by André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman Roche
«Business as a force for good in the age of AI»

Thereafter Networking Reception

*Please bring your Photo ID, Registration at UBS Welcome Desk, ground Floor (next to the red sofa).

Friday, May 3, daytime

All-day conference sessions at UBS
UBS 1285 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York City

8:30am
Registration and Welcome

9:00am
Opening Keynote by Dalith Steiger & Andy Fitze
AI Influencers, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive - The Global AI Hub

9:30am
Banking — a legacy and disrupter perspective 

  • Barry Hurewitz, UBS, Global Head of Evidence Lab Innovations
  • Nicolas Kopp, U.S. CEO N26

10:30am
Coffee Break

11:00am
Industry

  • Christoph Ganz, President and CEO Sika Americas
  • Stephanie Nägeli, Innovation Nestlé

12:00am
Lunch

1:00pm
What's human about AI?

  • Antoine Gerschel, Co-Founder Teams of Distinction

1:30pm
Silicon Valley: Artificial Intelligence's winners and losers

  • Moderator: Iqbaljit Kahlon, Managing Partner, Tomales Bay Capital
  • Jeff Lo, Founder and General Partner of Arena Ventures 
  • Kevin Guo, Co-Founder, CEO Hive
  • Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners

2:15pm
Expanding the boundaries of quantitative finance

  • Prof. Dr. Amin Karbasi, Yale University
  • Eduardo Montes, CEO MaCX Asset

2:45pm
Coffee Break

3:15pm
AI @ HSG

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger, Dean University St.Gallen

3:45pm
AI in Switzerland and around the Globe

  • Luca Brunner, Co-Head Open Think Tank Network

4:15pm
Closing Panel

  • Moderated by Dalith Steiger & Andy Fitze
    AI Influencers, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive - The Global AI Hub

Friday, May 3, evening

Reception at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador in New York City
640 Park Avenue, 12th Floor (at 66th Street), New York City

7:00pm Reception at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador in New York City

  • Markus Börlin, Swiss Ambassador, Consul General of Switzerland in New York

Thereafter: Dinner at the David Burke Tavern, 135 E. 62nd Street, New York City

Saturday, May 4, morning

Morning sessions and brunch at the Swiss Institute
38 St Marks Place, New York City

09:30am 
Registration, Coffee

10:00am
Dr. André Schaller, Swiss Ambassador in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10:30am 
Visit of the Swiss Institute Exhibition

11:00am
The End of the Art Market

  • Prof. Dr. Magnus Resch, Influencer in the art world, both as an academic and entrepreneur

11:30am 
Musical performance by the Lucerne Festival at the Swiss Institute

  • Mariel Roberts and Ensemble**

12:15pm
Farewell Lunch and Closing

**
Mariel Roberts - Cello
Marina Kifferstein - Violin
Josh Modney - Violin
Carrie Frey - Viola

Program
J.S. Bach, Contrapunctus XIX from «Art of the Fugue» (arr. Patrick Higgins)
George Lewis, Artificial Life