Digital Day 2018

Second Swiss Digital Day to take place on 25 October 2018

On the occasion of the World Web Forum in Zurich, Marc Walder,the founder of digitalswitzerland, has announced Digital Day 2018. It will take place across Switzerland on Thursday 25 October 2018. 18 January 2018 – The pioneering Digital Day 2017 project was a great success: more than 40 companies and institutions discussed digitalisation and its future with the general public in every region of Switzerland. Over 2000,000 people experienced Digital Day in person, and as many again engaged with it digitally. Following Digital Day’s successful debut, digitalswitzerland has decided to hold the event again on Thursday 25 October 2018. At the World Web Forum, Marc Walder​ said that, ‘With the first Digital Day, we were able to get to the heart of today’sissues and start a dialogue with the public. In 2018, we want to deepen this dialogue, go further into the different regions, and get every generation involved.’


25 October 2018

Lugano - Switzerland


Developing the dialogue on digitaltransformation
Digital transformation raises questions and concerns for the public, which need to be taken seriously. The Digital Day will demonstrate the opportunities digitalisation offers for every individual, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome. President ofthe Swiss Confederation Alain Berset​ will assume the patronage. He comments that, ‘Switzerland is ideally positioned to take advantage of the benefits of the digital change. What is needed is a broad discussion on how politics can support this change and cushion the negative consequences. The Digital Day provides an ideal platform for this’. Also Federal Councillo​r Johann Schneider-Ammann​ will again take part in the Digital Day 2018.SBB has also confirmed its support for the Digital Day. In 2018, Zurich, Geneva and Lugano main stations, will serve again as hubs for the Digital Day. digitalswitzerland looks forward to teaming up with last year’s digital partners as well as new companies and organisations to make the second Digital Day an eventful day across Switzerland.

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About​ digitalswitzerland
digitalswitzerland is a combined initiative by business, public and academic institutions which aims to establish Switzerland as a leading international centre of digital innovation. digitalswitzerland is already active in a wide range of fields, including knowledge-sharing, education, start-up ecosystems and political frameworks. The association’s members include 90 of the most prominent companies, organisations and innovative locations in Switzerland. The initiative was founded in 2015.

Daniel Scherrer
Head of Communications and Public Affairs @digitalswitzerland
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