Feb. 4–6 2015 – CICG, Geneva, Switzerland

Open Program

Open Program

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:00 to 11:00

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:00 to 12:00

  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:00 to 12:00
    Room 20 (Floor 3)
    Stéphane Koch Trainer, advisor and lecturer in information technology and communication
    Workshop: The objective of this workshop is to help journalists and NGOs understand and familiarize themselves with the risks posed by new information technologies and means of communication. More than ever, journalists and NGOs have become major targets for the information and contacts in their possession. The complexity of new communication technologies have made it more difficult to protect sources and other sensitive information which is stored electronically (computers, memory cards, mobile phones, USB keys etc.). Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:30 to 10:30

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:30 to 12:00

  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:30 to 12:00
    Room 14 (Floor 2)
    Bujdosó Attila Senior research supervisor at Kitchen Budapest and Cofounder and CEO at opp.io.
    Workshop: A hands-on workshop to “cook” new collaborative-cooperative formats, using “motivation architecture” as a design tool to explore, describe and design the motivational-contributional balance of participants in collaborative processes. Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:32 to 12:00

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30
    Room 13 (Floor 2)
    Abir Oreibi CEO of Lift
    Damien Tappy President & Managing Partner of Endeavour Vision
    Fabrice Delaye Reporter, explorator, curator in high-tech content
    Jean-Philippe Tripet Managing Partner and founder of Aravis
    Julien Pache Managing Partner at investiere.ch
    Myret Zaki Editor in Chief, Bilan
    On Wednesday 4th of February the Swiss business magazine Bilan will be co-hosting with Lift its exclusive magazine launch dedicated to the 50 promising start-ups in which to invest. This session will feature a panel of three high-profile speakers about the investors and entrepreneurs cooperation. A startup from Bilan 50 startups swiss 2014 edition will present its success story and will be followed by the pitches of four startups from this year upcoming selection. Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30
    Room 5+6 (Floor 3)
    The Space Data for Sustainable Services masterclass presents sources of space data, which is available and sustainable, but has not yet or not… Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community / Seedstars World
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30
    Room 3 (Floor 0)
    Aaron Phethean Product Director for Temenos
    Ben Robinson Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Temenos
    Mohammed Dalal Head of Technical Services at Commercial Bank of Africa
    Mouna Fouillade Responsible for Financial Inclusion at Ingenico
    Masterclasse: The banking sector may have escaped the storm that has engulfed it since 2008 but it has found itself inanother. In this session, we’ll be hearing more about the industry trends and learn what it’s like for a disruptor in the space and for an incumbent to innovate. Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community / Seedstars World
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30
    Room 7+8 (Floor 2)
    Aljoscha Kaplan Founder of GMPVC German Media Pool
    Robin Lingg CEO Ringier Africa and Asia at Ringier AG
    Tobias Ganz Investment Manager of SevenVentures
    Masterclass: Television remains a colossal part of the media industry commanding huge portions of our attention and massive advertising dollars, but that isn’t stopping some media groups from innovating. In this session we’ll explore these trends, the impacts, opportunities, and what media might look like in the future. Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 14:30 to 16:15

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:30

  • Masterclass
    Curated by Lift
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:30
    Jürg Lehni Artist, respected coder, designer of designer tools
    Jürg Lehni is a renowned artist working at that boundary where the digital and mathematically pure meets the intricacies and textures of physical… Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:30
    Room 13 (Floor 2)
    Matthias Lüfkens Lead the Digital Practice of Burson-Marsteller across Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA)
    Masterclass: The Tweet Academy teaches and trains digital immigrants how to use Twitter in a secure and private environment. Join this masterclass to learn about best practices for connecting and engaging with other Twitter users and get the best out of Twitter. Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
    Room 5+6 (Level 3)
    The masterclass Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) demonstrates that RPAS based services truly benefit from space assets, by giving practical… Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
    Room 4 (Floor 0)
    Chris Taggart Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
    Hera Hussain Community Manager at OpenCorporates
    Masterclass: Explore firsthand how to use the world’s largest open database of companies, with over 70 million companies in 80 jurisdictions worldwide and a million data points added every week. And brainstorm corporate networks that should be crowdsourced next! Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00

  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
    Room 12 (Floor 2)
    Dominic Robson Interaction designer at Harmonic Kinetic
    Tuuli Utriainen Project Associate
    Workshop: Following a current collaborative project between CERN's IdeaSquare and the HEAD Media Design Masters course, we propose running an… Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
    Room 11 (Floor 2)
    Benoit Pereira da Silva Ultra Mobile Developer, Movement Activist
    Loïc Brenterc’h Architect & Urbanist willing to bridge scales from interior design to urban planning
    Nelly Bussac Architect & Urbanist willing to bridge scales from interior design to urban planning
    Workshop: In essence, human beings are bipedal creature that need to move. Statically living and working may be dangerous by design. Benoit Pereira da Silva, a Movement activist, will present his nomadic desk and experimental propositions. With the help of architects and urbanists from Aba-Workshop, he will animate an ambitious participative design session to intend to sketch your dynamic / multi-scale / creative solutions from micro-immaterial, up to city size projections. Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
    Room 19 (Floor 3)
    Marie Elisabeth Boury (Meb) Créateur de Synapses
    Valérie Bauwens Fondatrice de Human-Centricity
    Workshop: La Révolution Digitale est en train de changer tous les codes d'accès. Si vous souhaitez face à cela récupérer une marge de manœuvre, une capacité d'anticipation et trouver de nouveaux repères pour dessiner votre route, cet Atelier peut vous intéresser. Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:30

  • Workshop
    Curated by Lift
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:30
    Room 23 (Floor 0)
    José Achache Brings Space to Earth by fostering satellite-based apps and services
    Nicolas Nova Principal at Near Future Laboratory and Professor at HEAD Geneva
    It is important to note that this workshop is private. Participation is on invitation only. Thank you . Workshop description : Design Fiction is an… Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 17:30
    Room 20 (Floor 3)
    Beatrice Scarioni Community Associate, World Economic Forum
    Michelle Blanchet Founder & Director, Social Innovation Institute for Educators
    Workshop: Discover the Hackathon experience, as you support edupreneurs with some of their toughest design challenges. Working in teams, you will be a part of a fast paced, open innovation initiative that helps education start-ups find solutions to address their most pressing needs. Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
    Room 5+6 (Level 3)
    Explore the links Human – Animals from Space is an emerging area for innovative applications and services. The ability to follow the movements… Read more

Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 17:00 to 17:55

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 09:00 to 09:45

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 09:00 to 09:45
    Room 5+6 (Level 3)
    The masterclass Maritime Applications will show how Space can play an important role in the maritime sector. The session will provide the view point… Read more

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:30

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:30
    Room 5+6 (Level 3)
    Things are definitely happening quickly in the small and microsatellite community. New approaches, new ways to develop business models… The… Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:30
    Room 13 (Floor 2)
    Dr. Angelika Kalt Deputy Director, Swiss National Science Foundation
    Johannes Gees Artist and co-founder of crowdfunding platform wemakeit
    Luc Henry Co-founder of Hackuarium, a DIY biology laboratory in Renens
    Mirko Bischofberger Scientific Advisor, Swiss National Science Foundation
    Prof. Martin Vetterli President of the National Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation
    Workshop: Everybody loves new science and technology. But why can only scientists and engineers be part of the fun of discovering or inventing new stuff? Because science is difficult, dangerous and expensive. Or is it really? Could crowdfunding be a new way of supporting exceptional people who have an idea and need some money to test it? Science and innovation do not always require big investments. They require solutions and people who communicate them to society. Crowdfunding Science will give you the opportunity to explore and design a platform to support future citizen driven discoveries. Read more

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00

  • Masterclass
    Curated by Lift
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 7+8 (Floor 2)
    AppJobber Europe’s leading microjobbing-app
    ARTES Project: AMAZON tele-assistance service, making use of multiple space assets
    Geosatis The new generation of electronic monitoring
    Inmarsat Leading provider of mobile satellite communications
    José Achache Brings Space to Earth by fostering satellite-based apps and services
    Mariam Mahdavi Chief Operating Officer at Lift
    OkHi building the next generation address system for Kenya and beyond
    Masterclass description : Masterclass to present concrete use cases of space application from start-ups and established players. The objective is to… Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 12 (Floor 2)
    Heather Moore Founder of Shape of Things
    Neil Clavin Design Strategist
    Workshop: CCTV or drone video surveillance, facial recognition in photographs, or the ubiquitous recording capabilities of wearable technology result in a data double being created without consent. We can consciously decide when and how we would like to be documented, through CCTV or drone video surveillance and facial recognition. Let's explore how to resist visual capture using a variety of media and technologies, including makeup, fashion and wearable technology. Read more
  • Workshop
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 19 (Floor 3)
    Anja Wyden Guelpa Chancellery of State - Republic and canton of Geneva
    Workshop: How can the public sector use digital technologies like e-voting, crowdsourcing, co-creation or social networks to foster political participation by the younger generations? Let’s rethink engagement in democracy for young people, in a discussion animated by the chancellery of the canton of Geneva herself. Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 20 (Floor 3)
    Douglas Arellanes Sourcefabric co-founder
    Workshop: Learn about tools for verifying citizen media reports and apply them in a hand-ons way by taking the role of citizen reporters and fact checkers in practical use cases. Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 14 (Floor 2)
    Joseph Merhai Partner at BCCC, Co-Head of Tax
    Manuel Bianchi della Porta Managing Partner at BCCC, Head of Corporate/M&A
    Marc Maret Co-founder and CEO of Infocentric
    Thomas Goossens Partner at BCCC, Co-Head of Banking & Finance
    Masterclass: Hear from experts about latest trends on how to incentivize the talents having to keep up with the intense pace of your business plan, how to do it when you have just enough to pay for what is required to develop and market your innovative products/services. Read more

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 11:30 to 13:00

  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 11:30 to 13:00
    Room 11 (Floor 2)
    Yann Ranchere Director at Anthemis Group
    Workshop description : In this conceptual design workshop, we'll look at some of the most pressing and most common tech issues big banks have… Read more

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 14:00 to 16:30

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 14:00 to 16:30
    Room 5+6 (Level 3)
    The session Building Growth and Value provides the latest thinking about different types of third party finance with a lively panel debate between… Read more

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
    Room 20 (Floor 3)
    Nora Ghitescu Marketing and Communication Manager at Knowledge Plaza
    Raphaël Briner Chief Marketing Manager, co-founder and designer at Knowledge Plaza
    Our new connected world is opening up a vast amount of opportunities, and not only from a technological perspective. The sharing economy is… Read more
  • Debate
    Curated by the Lift community
    Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
    Room 14 (Floor 2)
    Lea Gscheidel General Manager, Charon Bestattungen - undertaker
    Virginie Gailing Strategic Designer & Innovator at Point-Blank International
    A performative workshop to re-connect people to the truth of their own mortality, beyond religious beliefs. The Re.Designing Death movement wants to impact how people think (or more accurately don’t think) about and deal with death & dying, mourning & remembrance. On the level of innovation, ReDeath wants to help foster solutions that are more in tune with current and future trends in society. Read more

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 15:00 to 16:15

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 15:00 to 16:30

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 17:30 to 19:00

Thu, Feb. 05 2015 - 18:30 to 20:30

Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:30

Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00

  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 3 (Floor 0)
    Dr. Daphne Bavelier Director of Brain and Learning Lab, Psychology and Education Sciences (FPSE), University of Geneva
    Francesco Panese Associate Professor of social studies of science and medicine at the University of Lausanne
    Gioia Deucher CEO - Executive Director of swissnex Brazil
    Konrad Osterwalder Director, Educational Development and Technology, ETH Zurich
    Lea Peersman Executive Director – Chaire Edgar Morin de la Complexité, ESSEC Paris
    Maximilian Janisch Youngest Swiss university student of all times
    Pierre Dillenbourg Academic Director of the EPFL Center for Digital Education
    Masterclass by swissnex: This masterclass aims to inspire participants to collectively brainstorm what the future of learning might look like. With leading experts who are shaping today’s educational landscape, the class gives a “tour d’horizon”, examining the evolution of current models, and explores the technologies that have the power to change the way people learn. Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 20 (Floor 3)
    Matthias Lüfkens Lead the Digital Practice of Burson-Marsteller across Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA)
    Masterclass: The Tweet Academy teaches and trains digital immigrants how to use Twitter in a secure and private environment. Join this masterclass to learn about best practices for connecting and engaging with other Twitter users and get the best out of Twitter. Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 12 (Floor 2)
    My DIO Creators of DIO, a complimentary currency that returns value to nature
    Paul Bristow Entrepreneur, Maker, Permaculturist
    Panel discussion: A round table discussion with examples of global, local and crypto alternative currency systems followed by the opportunity to design your own currency. Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 11 (Floor 2)
    Estelle Hary Interaction designer specialized in information design and user experience
    Workshop: The topic of health and society is a thorny one. By being linked to many essential/fundamental concepts of our society such as death, illness or wellbeing, implying strong ethical issues, it offers one of the best territory to explore and question contemporary trends in our society. How those evolution in the field of medicine, quantified-self movement or organ printing will shape the society of tomorrow? Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00
    Room 19 (Floor 3)
    Juliette Ancelle Partner at id est avocats
    Michel Jaccard Founder of id est avocats
    Workshop: Discover with experts the legal benefits and pitfalls of crowdfunding and learn about measures to limit possible risks. The workshop will conclude with a co-created list of best practices for innovation funding. Read more

Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 13:30 to 15:00

Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 14:00 to 15:30

Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00

  • Masterclass
    Curated by Lift
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
    Room 19 (Floor 3)
    Adria Le Bœuf Researcher at the University of Lausanne, Founder of The Catalyst
    Joao Pequenao Chief at the CERN Media Lab
    Kyle Gustafson Postdoctoral Research Associate at EPFL
    Neal Hartman President and director of the CineGlobe Film Festival at CERN
    Oliver Keller Works at the CERN Media Lab
    Ever wonder how storytelling can be applied to “non-narrative” concepts, especially those of technical or scientific nature? Join us for… Read more
  • Masterclass
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
    Room 13 (Floor 2)
    Leila Bouanani Initiator and Coordinator of the 1st swiss edition of Museomix
    Manuel Sigrist In Charge of Web and Digital at the Musée de l’Elysée
    Once a year, Museomix brings together museums from all over the world. As 3-day creative sprint inside a museum, it gahters professionals from… Read more
  • Workshop
    Curated by the Lift community
    Fri, Feb. 06 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
    Room 12 (Floor 2)
    Glenn Oberholzer Founding partner of Stimmt AG
    Jean-Luc Wingert Social Innovation Consultant
    Laura Polazzi UX Lead at Experientia
    Workshop description : What if we simply asked people how they would like the society they live in to be ? Sounds crazy but we assumed that people… Read more