• When Executives Turn Digital


    Dear Alumni,
    You are invited to engage with business leaders who are using artificial intelligence technology in their organizations at an INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland after work event in the heart of Zurich’s international financial district.
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    When Executives Turn Digital (3 executives, 3 journeys & more than 3 challenges)
    June 19, 2018, Zurich

    Chat bots, smart agents, machine learning, apps and other digital technologies are beginning to affect the way we work, how we interact with organizations, and with each other. Meanwhile, hype, confusion, and fear-inducing headlines blur the facts about using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in business. Learn what the real impact is when three industry executives, two of whom are INSEAD alumni, reflect on their digitalization and AI systems rollouts. The panel discussion will focus on the journey, how the technologies affect people, professions, and functional roles, not necessarily on cost and efficiency benefits. Join us at Saxo Bank’s trading lounge for an extraordinary chance to network, ask questions and gain insights, without the hype! The panel discussion will be immediately followed by an apéro riche.



    Marc Holitscher, CTO Microsoft Switzerland
    (digital transformation within the organization)

    Marc has been with Microsoft for 15 years and was appointed to CTO in 2015 with mandates to charge-up innovation and execute digital transformation strategies. He also serves on the board of Leanmade AG, a Zurich-based startup. Marc has a PhD from the University of Zurich and postdoc at Harvard.

    Patrick Hunger, MCCC14S
    CEO Saxo Bank Switzerland
    (autonomous robot as concierge/CRM)

    Patrick Hunger was appointed in June 2016 to CEO of the Swiss subsidiary of Saxo Bank. Before Saxo Bank, he held positions at Credit Suisse Trust, UBS Investment Bank and the SNB. Patrick has a PhD from University of Zurich, is an attorney at law (St Gallen) and has a University of Zurich EMBA.

    Alexander Wyss MBA01D, Partner, Baker McKenzie
    (contract review software and automatic document tools, featuring machine learning modules used in M&A)

    Alexander is a partner at global law firm Baker McKenzie with 20 years of experience in cross-border and national real estate, private equity and mergers & acquisitions transactions.He serves as a director in various companies. He has a PhD from University of Zurich and is an attorney at law (University of Berne).


    Richard Bissonnet, MBA81, M&A Advisor
    Richard is an independent sell-side advisor to European entrepreneurs and is a Senior Advisor to Quarton International, a boutique mid-market firm with offices in Europe and the USA. He has board experience with start-ups and funds. Previously he was a banker in Canada and a senior executive with Reuters in various European countries.

    Key Facts

    When: Tuesday June 19, 2018 18:30 
    Where: Saxo Bank Trading Lounge, Beethovenstrasse 33 (ground floor), 8002 Zürich (Next to the Park Hyatt, a 5 minute walk from Paradeplatz)
    Tickets: CHF 60 Swiss NAA Members (paid up) // CHF 90 Alumni Non-members & Guests
    18:30 Welcome and Reception
    19:00 Panel Discussion with Q&A Session
    20:15 Apéro Riche
    INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland 
    Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, Event Organizer
    Patrick Hunger, MCCC14S, Event Organizer
    Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
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    Saxo Bank Trading Lounge (ground floor) 33 Beethoven Strasse 8002 Zurich Switzerland
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