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The C4DT Embassy is facilitating collaboration through workshops and events. It helps partners sharing insights and exchanging knowledge. It connects ideas, people, organizations, and scientific domains. It promotes C4DT and its partners.

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Feb 4, 2020
Cyber-threats have been accelerating due to the exponential growth of network connectivity. These new capabilities provide myriad opportunities for security hackers to wreak significant damage for commercial, political, or other gains. To promote research and education in cyber-defence, EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus have jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships" – a talent program for cyber-defence research. CYD Fellowships are designed to promote new solutions to major challenges in the fields of security and data science by bringing together basic and applied research and supported by armasuisse Science and Technology. Please click below for the official EPFL announcement.

Jan 6, 2020
Nov 8, 2019
A new research program will combine the specialist knowledge of the Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL with insights from the School’s data scientists and digital trust experts. The Swiss online bank Swissquote, sponsor of the Chair in Quantitative Finance and founding member of EPFL’s Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), is co-funding a new Finance and Technology Research Program, with Prof. Damir Filipovic, head of the Swiss Finance Institute, serving as its academic director. The news was unveiled at the Swissquote 2019 Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance, held on the 8th of November at the SwissTech Convention Center. Read EPFL's press release by clicking on the following link.

Oct 4, 2019
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. A nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but as C4DT-affiliated Professor Rachid Guerraoui explains, it all comes down to our understanding of what makes transactions secure. DCL’s new system, dubbed Byzantine Reliable Broadcast, can achieve safe cryptocurrency transactions on a large scale with an energetic cost of virtually zero. Read EPFL's press release by clicking on the following link.

Aug 29, 2019
It is our great pleasure to announce that the Federal Office for Defence Procurement (armasuisse) has joined the C4DT as a partner. armasuisse is the Competence Center for Procurement, Technology and Real Estate within the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). This partnership is inaugurated with a two-day conference a two-day conference on artificial intelligence with two keynotes and ten talks from leading international experts coming from research, industry and government. The conference will discuss the role of upcoming cyber threats and trends in artificial intelligence that are relevant for the defence and security sector. Read the Federal Council’s press release by clicking on the link below.

Next Events

Mar 5, 2020 → Mar 6, 2020other conferences
Wide application of AI technologies has enormous benefits, but it also presents unprecedented challenges in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, consumer rights and ethics. As societal expectations evolve, lack of clear global rules & slow pace of policy developments in this area presents a major challenge to businesses worldwide. RegHorizon's AI Governance Conference is organized in collaboration with the ETHZ and will focus mainly on the role policy frameworks can play for AI’s future development. For more information, please click below… March 05th, 09:30-17:45, & March 6th, 2020, 09:00-15:15 @ EPFL's Swiss Tech Convention Center, Lausanne.

Mar 19, 2020C4DT conferences
The rising importance of data has thrown up new challenges ranging from competition policy to privacy to the geostrategic implications of 5G. The goal of this conference, organized in collaboration with The Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), is to boost understanding of what data is and help to develop mindsets and attitudes that are based on technical and economic realities rather than the myths and shallow discussions that so often appear in popular media. For more information, please click below... March 19th, 2020, 08:00-18:00 @ The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1.

Jun 11, 2020 → Jun 12, 2020other conferences
The 3rd edition of the Crypto Valley Conference will be held on On June 11-12 in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, with two days of in-depth discussions on the current state and future of blockchain technology. More information will follow shortly. To access the event's website, click below.