Inform, entertain and instigate discussions
The first national Digital Day Switzerland is to be held on 21 November 2017
What does digitization mean for Switzerland? And what does it mean for politics, business and individuals? The digitalswitzerland initiative is designed to involve the entire population of Switzerland in answering these questions at the first national Digital Day Switzerland, which is to be held on 21 November.
The action day is to be attended by some well-known personalities: Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, and Johann Schneider-Ammann, Economic Affairs Minister, will be in attendance, alongside numerous representatives from Swiss business and science. The day is intended to offer the whole of Switzerland activities designed to inform people, entertain them and get them talking. “Digitization makes people enthusiastic, but also scares them,” according to Swiss President Doris Leuthard. Politics and business are therefore to be entrusted with the task of “demonstrating to the public that they are witnessing a historic era which Switzerland is excellently equipped to benefit from.”
digitalswitzerland is a major joint initiative consisting of members from the business world, public sector and academia. Its objective is to make Switzerland one of the leading international locations for digital innovation. digitalswitzerland is already active in a vast range of fields such as knowledge transfer, education, start-up ecosystems and the political framework. Over 60 of the best known companies and organizations as well as innovative sites across the whole of Switzerland are part of the digitalswitzerland initiative, which was launched in 2015.