About us

Mission

  • Hello Makers.

    From September, 26 to 29, 2019, the Digital Festival unites digital makers in Zurich. Whether hackers, managers, scientists, programmers or CEOs, we focus on the individual. Over the course of four days, we combine hierarchies, functions and industries in one place, build bridges, and create Switzerland’s most relevant, interdisciplinary and future-oriented community.

  • Hello Future.

    We focus on visionary thinkers. We bring pioneers, digital movers and shakers to Zurich, who challenge existing structures and think in new ways. At the Digital Festival, the international world of technology discusses the major topics of the digital future – always with regard to the challenges and opportunities for the Swiss economy and society.

  • Hello Inspiration.

    At the Digital Festival, we do not dazzle people with buzzwords or lengthy talks about what is possible in Silicon Valley. Instead, we prefer to create lasting inspiration by encouraging people to exchange opinions and discover new approaches. To this end, we have created platforms which everyone can actively participate in and contribute to, and on which technology can be experienced.

Team

  • Jonathan Isenring

    Director
  • Nadine Borter

    Communication and Marketing
  • Setareh Gharibi

    Project Leader Digital Festival and HackZurich
  • Jürg Tröhler

    Event Production
  • Rasmus Rothe

    Content
  • Schoscho Rufener

    Hospitality and Events
  • Schiffbau

    Schiffbau Zurich, in the vibrant and centrally located district 5 and just a stone’s throw away from Technopark, is the core of the Digital Festival.

  • Technopark

    10 minutes from Zurich's main station, in Zurich West, where culture and business come together, is where HackZurich will take place.

  • ZHdK

    The ZHdK is one of the leading art academies in Europe and moved into its own campus in 2014: The Toni-Areal, a former milk factory, became an educational and cultural center - a unique project of its kind in Europe. For the first time all disciplines are united under one roof. The study and research program includes design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theater, transdisciplinarity and mediation.

Advisory Board

  • Anita Martinecz Fehér

    Deputy Head of Location Promotion for the canton of Zurich
  • Daniel Gutenberg

    IT entrepreneur and investor
  • Manuel P. Nappo

    Head of Center of Digital Business HWZ
  • Prof. James Larus

    Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Science (IC), EPFL
  • Marco Tempest

    Cyber illusionist
  • Prof. Abraham Bernstein

    Director Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Lothar Thiele

    Associate Vice President for Digital Transformation, ETH Zurich
  • Urs Lehner

    Member of the Executive Committee Swisscom