CIS Digital Twin Days
Digital Twin technologies are gaining momentum in research and applications in health and industry on an international scale. EPFL and its partners are active in the development of related core technologies and their integrations, for instance via the CIS Research Pillars and DIGIPREDICT.
CRITIS 2021 – The 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security
Ten years ago CRITIS 2011 was held in Lucerne. On September 27, 28 & 29, 2021, the 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2021) will be back in Switzerland and take place at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center. CRITIS 2021 aims to bring together researchers, professionals from academia, critical (information) infrastructure operators, industry, defence and governmental organizations working in the field of critical infrastructures protection (CIP).
Art-Collecting in the Digital World: A Roundtable Discussion on NFTs
The upcoming roundtable discussion on the topic of art-collecting in the digital world is organized by Arcades Digital and supported by Crypto Valley Association and Swissnex in China. Five panelists, including C4DT affiliated Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi, will take their unique point of view on NFTs.
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RegHorizon’s 2nd AI Policy Conference
RegHorizon and ETH Zurich’s Center for Law and Economics have partnered since 2019 to create an unbiased platform for a timely multi-stakeholder discussion among policy makers, academia, business and society focusing on challenges that AI technologies pose and exploring relevant policy solutions to address them.
The 2nd AI Policy Conference continues the multi-stakeholder dialogue started last year with leading experts to explore the use of public policy and societal engagement to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence, minimize its risks and enhance its adoption.
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International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) 2021
The health and well-being of our visitors, partners, employees and suppliers are at the heart of our concerns. Faced with a very changing situation, the FIC organisation team is fully mobilized, in constant contact with the competent authorities and all the people involved, to welcome you all in the best possible sanitary conditions. In this […]
Decrypting the encryption debate: How to ensure public safety with a privacy-preserving and secure Internet?
If weakening encryption through legislation or judicial orders is not the right solution, are there other ways to reconcile privacy, security and public safety? How can policymakers ensure a coherent approach on apparently divergent policy objectives? What can the EU do to promote encryption? Can government agencies develop new investigative techniques without undermining encryption?
Trust in Innovation
Trust in Innovation is a 100% digital event that will take place on June 16th , 2021. It targets SMEs wanting to understand and adopt new technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. It promises no sales speech but pedagogy and ROI. The key themes treated during the event are traceability, compliance, healthcare and tokenisation.
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Women in Cyber Day 2021
Women in Cyber is specifically targeted towards women in security. It will be held virtually on June 10th and will be made up of a number of presentations from women across Switzerland who work in this field, from NCSC, SWITCH, Deloitte, Kudelski Security, ETH, Microsoft, Swiss Re, UBS and Trend Micro. It will close with an address from our Federal Councilor and Head of the Department of Defense, Viola Amherd.
Every year, they bring together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, advocates, technologists, academics, government representatives, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. Join RightsCon for their 10th anniversary event online from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021.
Digital Cooperation Dialogues – Dialogue 5 : Data and Technology for Development
The implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has shown the critical role of data and technology to advance sustainable and inclusive development. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of leveraging data and digital technologies to ensure a rapid, agile, and effective response to both the pandemic as it unfolds and the economic recovery in its aftermath. Data plays a catalytic role in informing targeted decision-making at the national and supranational levels while technology can be harnessed to realize new and innovative ways to implement tangible solutions on the ground.
Under the overarching theme of harnessing data and technology for development, this cross-sectorial dialogue will feature two complementary discussions. The first panel will focus on data for development, presenting the World Bank SDG Atlas and its innovative data visualizations, and discussing the role of data in leading a resilient recovery and achieving the SDGs. The second panel will focus on technology for development, presenting EPFL’s Tech4Dev initiative and showcasing best practices in technology transfer that can be adopted by multiple stakeholders in international development.
COVID Response and Digital Trust
While the SwissCovid proximity tracing app was designed as decentralized and privacy-preserving, adoption rates have been low, and non-users have cited privacy and data protection as the top reason for not adopting. Similar results have been seen in other countries. Given the potential benefits of such an app, and users willingness to use apps with less privacy and arguably less social benefits, this suggests a need for a better understanding of privacy along with a greater focus on generating digital trust in society.
IHEID’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration and the Global Health Centre invite you to join them for a panel discussion on the privacy features of the proximity tracing apps, the implications of such tech for global health, and general privacy and online trust, with a view to the lessons learned, and what can be done better.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 15h00-16h00 (CET), online