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SDSC-CONNECT

Overcoming key challenges in the digital transformation

 

 

OCTOBER 7th 2021

Online

SDSC-CONNECT is the series of conferences focusing on industrial challenges and applications of data science organized by the Swiss Data Science Center. The SDSC is a national data science initiative and a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. The Center’s mission is to accelerate the use of data science and AI within the academic community at large and the industrial sector.

SDSC Connect: Enhancing discovery and creativity with AI

THURSDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2020

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SDSC Connect: Enhancing discovery and creativity with AI

THURSDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2020

The importance of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their potential impact on economy and society is nowadays widely recognized. To fully grasp the digitalization opportunity, and sometimes purely to survive, companies have to evolve and adapt at a pace they have never experienced before.
This (r)evolution raises numerous questions on the way traditional corporations should reorganize themselves in order to navigate today’s digital age.
During this journey, they encounter challenges regarding their very structure (organizational and human), they need to make technology decisions and manage data access, and they have to rule on data ownership and business models applicable to the new data-driven world we live in.
Although most companies realize there is no escaping from this disruptive process, they often lack the internal capabilities and experience to successfully start, and ultimately complete their digital transformation.
The 2nd SDSC-Connect workshop will address these sometimes unforeseen challenges and leading industry experts will share their views on the 4th industrial revolution we are experiencing.

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

Please note a fee of CHF 200 will be collected to partially cover the organizational expenses.

SDSC-CONNECT 2021
Overcoming key challenges in the digital transformation
An online event by and for executives and data leaders
October 7, 2021, 2pm Swiss local time

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/65823863692

We will discuss digital transformation challenges:
  • Acquiring talent and building data teams
  • Choosing the optimal data strategy to deliver business value
  • Bringing needed changes to the organization
The event – hosted on Zoom – will feature talks followed by a panel session, bringing together C-level executives and data leaders from diverse industry sectors.

 

Agenda

14.00 – 14.10
Dr. Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director, SDSC
Welcome words

 

14.10 – 14.35
Philippe Glénat, Firmenich
Digital transformation journey through
data acceleration

 

14.35 – 15.00
Thibault Valentin, Lombard-Odier Group
When business intelligence meets data science

15.00 – 15.10
Break

15.10 – 15.35
Bianca Scheffler, Swiss Re
Enabling Transformation from Data Ecosystems into Data Economies

 

15.35 – 16.20
Silvia Quarteroni, SDSC
Eloy Sasot, Richemont
Alberto-Giovanni Busetto, The Adecco Group
Carmelo Iantosca, AXA Switzerland
Panel discussion – The place for innovation

 

16.20 – 16.30
Sandro Saitta, SDSC
Event wrap-up

 

16.30
End of event

SDSC-CONNECT 2020

SDSC-Connect 2020 will be a full day event bringing together researchers, innovators, industrial decision makers and data scientists to meet and discuss the enhancing of discovery and creativity with AI. The program will feature the latest AI applications with a potential to change industrial production and consumer experience.The focus will be on visionary examples of technologies and ideas that currently find applications in one or few industries but will be transposed to other industries in the future. The following themes will be explored at SDSC-Connect 2020:

  • Drug and therapy discovery, with deep learning applications to protein folding and other complex problems;
  • Aiding scent and flavor creation to complement human olfaction and taste;
  • Product design, with generative approaches to garments and consumer products;
  • AI in sports & leisure: how real-time match analysis, virtual coaches and generative storytelling are innovating the entertainment experience;
  • The “flipside of creativity”: deep fakes and their countermeasures.
Agenda

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

  • Miguel A. Otaduy, Director of the MS lab at Univ. Rey Juan Carlos and CSO of Seddi Inc., Spain: Simulation and AI for a Digital Fashion World
  • Chiara Riccobene,Knowledge Management Officer at MoxOff/Math&Sport, Italy: Real-time Game Intelligence: How Math Befriends Sport
  • Kean Walmsley, Software Architect at Autodesk Research, Switzerland: Research into Generative Design
  • Julien Hazemann, Computational Chemistry Specialist at Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland: Can Deep Learning help design a new drug?
  • Shao Min Tan, Senior Machine Learning and NLP Engineer at Iprova, Switzerland: Using machine learning to help create the products of tomorrow
  • Cristina Kadar, Senior Data Scientist at NZZ and ETH Media Technology Center, Switzerland
  • Christine Chichester, Director Digital Labs at Firmenich SA, Switzerland
  • Marie-Valentine Florin, Executive Director of the International Risk Governance Center at EPFL, Switzerland
  • Nicolas Henchoz, Director of the EPFL-ECAL Lab, Switzerland
  • Arthur I. Miller, Emeritus Professor at University College London and author of The Artist in the Machine, UK: All Singing, All Dancing: Machines that Make Art, Machines that Make Music -KEYNOTE
  • Prof. Andreas Krause, Director of the Learning & Adaptive Systems Group, ETH, Switzerland: Learning to Discover with Confidence -KEYNOTE

09.00 – 09.15
Dr. Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director, SDSC
Welcome words

 

09.15 – 10.00
Prof. Andreas Krause, ETH
Keynote: Learning to discover with confidence

 

10.00 – 10.30
Prof. Miguel A. Otaduy, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid & Seddi Inc., Spain
Simulation and AI for a Digital Fashion World

10.30 – 11.00
Dr. Chiara Riccobene, MoxOff / Math&Sport, Italy
Real-time game intelligence: How math befriends sport

11.00 – 11.30
Kean Walmsley, Autodesk Research, Switzerland
Research into generative design

 

11.30 – 12.00
Q/A session – Morning talks

 

12.00 – 13.00
Lunch break

 

13.00 – 14.30
Afternoon session

 

13.00 – 13.30
Dr. Shao Min Tan, Iprova, Switzerland
Data-driven invention: Using machine learning to help create the products of tomorrow

13.30 – 14.00
Dr. Julien Hazemann, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
Can deep learning help design a new drug?

 

14.00 – 14.30
Q/A session – Afternoon talks

 

14.30 – 15.00
Afternoon break

 

15.00 – 15.45
Panel: Societal impact of AI-assisted discovery & creativity
Dr. Christine Chichester, Head of Firmenich Digital Lab, Switzerland

Dr. Marie-Valentine Florin, Director of the International Risk Governance Center at EPFL, Switzerland

Nicolas Henchoz, Director of the EPFL ECAL Lab, Switzerland

Dr. Cristina Kadar, Sr Data Scientist at Neue Zurcher Zeitung Media Technology Center, Switzerland

 

15.45 – 16.30
Prof. Arthur I. Miller, University College London, UK

Keynote: All singing, all dancing: Machines that make art, machines that make music

16.30 – 16.45
Closing remarks

SDSC-CONNECT 2019

The importance of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their potential impact on economy and society is nowadays widely recognized. To fully grasp the digitalization opportunity, and sometimes purely to survive, companies have to evolve and adapt at a pace they have never experienced before.
This (r)evolution raises numerous questions on the way traditional corporations should reorganize themselves in order to navigate today’s digital age.
During this journey, they encounter challenges regarding their very structure (organizational and human), they need to make technology decisions and manage data access, and they have to rule on data ownership and business models applicable to the new data-driven world we live in.
Although most companies realize there is no escaping from this disruptive process, they often lack the internal capabilities and experience to successfully start, and ultimately complete their digital transformation.
The 2nd SDSC-Connect workshop will address these sometimes unforeseen challenges and leading industry experts will share their views on the 4th industrial revolution we are experiencing.

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

Agenda 2019

09.00 – 09.30

Arrival and registration

9.30 – 10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga

VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:

  1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
  2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
  3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines)

and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30 – 11.00

coffee break

11.00 – 11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group

How data science can create value from IoT data ?

11.30 – 12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions

The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00 – 12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL

Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30 – 14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00 – 14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis

Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30 – 15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland

Digital Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00  -17.30

PANEL

                               How to become agile with Digital Transformation
Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30 – 18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

SDSC-CONNECT 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it. The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions. This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems. The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

Agenda 2017

09.00 – 09.30
WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00
OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS
Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President
Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30
SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45
ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S
Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL
Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15
FROM IOT TO SMART DATA
Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00
SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS
Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00
STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER
POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45
DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15
MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45
COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30
STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING
Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso
Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00
ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM
Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15
WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30
NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

AGENDA

The agenda will soon be available. We look forward to meeting you in October.

Guest Speakers :

AGENDA

9.00-9.30

Arrival and registration

9.30-10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:
1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines) and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
How can data science create value from IoT data ?

11.30-12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00-12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL
Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30-14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00-14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30-15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland Digital
Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

PANEL

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation, moderated by Silvia Quarteroni, Principal Data Scientist – Industry Collaborations, Swiss Data Science Center 

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30-18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

 

9.00-9.30

Arrival and registration

9.30-10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:
1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines) and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
How data science can create value from IoT data ?

11.30-12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00-12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL
Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30-14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00-14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30-15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland Digital
Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

PANEL

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30-18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

9.00-9.30

Arrival and registration

9.30-10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:
1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines) and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
How data science can create value from IoT data ?

11.30-12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00-12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL
Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30-14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00-14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30-15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland Digital
Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

PANEL

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30-18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

VENUE

SDSC-CONNECT is moving online!
More information is coming soon

SDSC-Connect 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems.

The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

Agenda 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems.

The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.


Agenda

09.00 – 09.30

WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00

OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS

Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President

Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30

SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45

ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S

Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL

Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15

FROM IOT TO SMART DATA

Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00

SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS

Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00

STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER

POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45

DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg

Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15

MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45

COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30

STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING

Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso

Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00

ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM

Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15

WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30

NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

SDSC-Connect 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it. The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions. This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems. The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

Agenda

09.00 – 09.30
WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00
OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS
Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President
Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30
SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45
ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S
Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL
Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15
FROM IOT TO SMART DATA
Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00
SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS
Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00
STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER
POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45
DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15
MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45
COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30
STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING
Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso
Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00
ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM
Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15
WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30
NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems.

The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

AGENDA

09.00 – 09.30

WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00

OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS

Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President

Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30

SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45

ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S

Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL

Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15

FROM IOT TO SMART DATA

Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00

SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS

Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00

STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER

POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45

DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg

Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15

MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45

COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30

STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING

Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso

Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00

ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM

Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15

WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30

NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

REGISTRATION

Please note a small fee of CHF 200 will be collected to partially cover the organizational expenses. Registrations close on Friday November 17, 2017. The workshop fee cannot be refunded for cancellation after this date.