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In times of crises, we become acutely aware how important infrastructures are as a basis for society to continue to function … and to recover in the aftermath. But this is not only the question of the importance of foundational infrastructures, such as telecom, postal services, public transport and electricity, it is also the question of their resilience. In this webinar, we will discuss these questions for the case of Switzerland, together with representatives of the major Swiss infrastructure providers – Swissgrid, SBB, Swiss Post and Swisscom. The webinar will be introduced and moderated by Prof. Matthias Finger, Swiss Post Chair in Management of Network Industries at EPFL and will benefit from the critical view of a representative of the Swiss Confederation in charge of the national security network.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 10:30-12:00, remote.
5 talks (10 min each). Four speakers will discuss how critical their respective infrastructures are for Switzerland, especially in times of crises, such as COVID. They will provide considerations about their infrastructure’s resilience, but also about the lessons they have learned from the current crises for the future. Following the insights provided by the four speakers, Mr. Duvillard will offer his personal reaction from the perspective of the Confederation.
10:30 – Postlogistics by Dieter Bambauer
10:40 – SBB by Daniel Schlup
10:50 – Swisscom by Reto Näf
11:00 – Swissgrid by Maurice Dierick
11:10 – Perspective of the Confederation by André Duvillard
Panel discussion moderated by Matthias Finger
11:20 – Panel discussion with Q&A
12:00 – End of Webinar