Posts by: Guillaume Gabus

GETKICKBOX  | Building an Open Innovation Ecosystem

GETKICKBOX | Building an Open Innovation Ecosystem

8. July 2020

When the Kickbox program was established at Swisscom 5 years ago, my task was not to build and run an intrapreneurship program. I was responsible for identifying start-ups that could collaborate with Swisscom. The agile start-up culture collided strongly with the mentality of a large corporation. A new approach was needed to provide opportunities for […]

Kitaclub.ch | Let’s solve childcare

Kitaclub.ch | Let’s solve childcare

17. June 2020

In its ‘Progress Barometer’, Credit Suisse identified childcare as one of the most important issues to be addressed and resolved. More recently, the Covid-19 crisis has proved more than ever: childcare is not only nice to have, but that it is systemically relevant to our modern society. Kitaclub.ch Regardless of their work model – from […]

PRIMA SANA – The Swiss Case Management App set to revolutionize the Swiss healthcare system for good

PRIMA SANA – The Swiss Case Management App set to revolutionize the Swiss healthcare system for good

4. June 2020

The rising costs of the current healthcare system in Switzerland add up to an alarming CHF 100 billion per year. At the individual level, the cost of mandatory medical insurance already represents an enormous burden for the majority of the population and their household budget. The Swiss Case Management App At the same time – […]

Impacting lives by teaching how to code

Impacting lives by teaching how to code

18. May 2020

Over 70.5 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalisation. Two problems, one solution: A coding academy for refugees. This has been Powercoders’ mission since they recruited their first class of refugees in 2017. Powercoders programme The Powercoders programme is open to refugees with high potential for a career in […]

Take a Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith

12. May 2020

d Globally scholars estimate that the current pandemic will change the world profoundly and permanently (read here Yuval Noah Harari’s assessment). In spite of the drastic measures introduced by governments around the world, the spread of COVID-19 will most likely cause vast economic, social, technological, political and environmental consequences which will last.  Cybersecurity threats, global […]

Swiss Romande Sweeps Season 3 Challenge

Swiss Romande Sweeps Season 3 Challenge

18. April 2019

The third Challenge race season climaxed on Monday with a clear win for Swiss Romande. Geneva-based, ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), was named 1stplace winner and canton Valais Office of Economy, Tourism and Innovation, was also declared 1st place winner. The unusual split decision, announced by Jury Chairwoman, Claudia Bienentreu, Head Open Innovation […]

Digitalswitzerland Challenge Bet sees the light of day: Policy Kitchen is now live

Digitalswitzerland Challenge Bet sees the light of day: Policy Kitchen is now live

20. September 2018

What started as an ambitious digitalswitzerland bet by foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy and the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich – to solve pressing global issues collaboratively with a global ‘crowdsourced think tank’ – has left the prototype stage. foraus and the Engagement  Migros development fund launched the pioneering platform […]

In a heart beat – It all started with a bet

In a heart beat – It all started with a bet

6. September 2018

With high blood pressure – or hypertension – being one of the deadliest diseases in the world, 20 Swiss companies, among them Post, Migros, Swisscom and Schulthess Clinic set out on a serious quest. They founded Riva Digital. An association, which aimed to develop an app that is able to measure blood pressure – with […]

Matterhorn Projects – Are we looking for the next Alfred Escher?

Matterhorn Projects – Are we looking for the next Alfred Escher?

19. June 2018

Submit your Matterhorn project now. Register here. The campaign closes this Friday, June 22, 2018. Around 30 ideas submitted, how about yours? A few weeks back, we launched the Matterhorn Project: We are looking for colossal ideas with the potential to transform Switzerland and the world in a sustainable manner! We have already received around […]

Announcing the ascent of the digital Matterhorn

Announcing the ascent of the digital Matterhorn

30. April 2018

digitalswitzerland projects are about impact. Together – society, politics, business, culture and academics – we want to achieve sustainable progress. Digitalisation is happening at an incredible pace, which is why we believe that we need platforms for visionary projects to be collaboratively and successfully launched. The chances of digitalisation are here – but they must […]

Big Challenge Demo & Pitch Day: The Winner is…

Big Challenge Demo & Pitch Day: The Winner is…

11. April 2018

It was full house or rather full Kraftwerk on Monday, 9th April. Invited guests from business, politics, society and academics gathered to assess the results of the first round of the digitalswitzerland challenge and to officially launch the second round. The evening of the Demo & Pitch Day was all about innovation, the importance of […]

How the blockchain can help entrepreneurs

How the blockchain can help entrepreneurs

6. September 2017

The “Blockchain Roundtable” is one of 18 projects enabled by the digitalswitzerland challenge for a value-creating, cross-industry exchange. Its team of volunteers started with IBM, Swisscom and EY and in the meantime grew by a start-up, several lawyers, notaries and the commercial registers of Canton Zug and Geneva. Their joint vision is to simplify and […]

Interconnectivity: How IoT leads to the Digital Real Estate

Interconnectivity: How IoT leads to the Digital Real Estate

8. August 2017

Why should Facility Management and Internet of Things (IoT) meet? As part of the digitalswitzerland challenge one group of the Digital Real Estate Roundtable is delivering the answer to this question. Interconnectivity the next big thing? One aspect of the digitalization is the use of IoT in property and facility management. A recent study by […]

The Roundtable Blockchain meets Design Thinking

The Roundtable Blockchain meets Design Thinking

21. June 2017

Within the digitalswitzerland challenge the Roundtable Blockchain has defined the ambitious bet to implement a commercial register MVP on Blockchain until September 2017. Last week the Roundtable Blockchain invited participants to a workshop in order to attain this goal. The participants were representatives from the commercial registry from Geneva and Zug, notaries, lawyers, IT-, finance-, and […]

Process and Progress: how challenges develop

Process and Progress: how challenges develop

7. April 2017

On Monday of this week (April 3), the digitalswitzerland challenge was launched with the pitching of the 18 bets. You can read about the event and watch the wrap-out movie and all pitches here. But how looked the process which led to these 90 seconds on stage, which every pitcher had at his disposition? We can […]

digitalswitzerland challenge: Act instead of talk!

digitalswitzerland challenge: Act instead of talk!

3. April 2017

The first «digitalswitzerland challenge» successfully took place on stage on April 3rd, 2017. 10 round tables presented 18 bets, in which 80 key partners participate. The bets represent key projects for the digitalization in Switzerland. 250 high-ranking representatives from industry, the corporate sector, the academia and politics were also present. Check out the #dschallenge on Twitter […]