Crypto Valley Conference 2020
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.
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C4DT Webinar on Critical Infrastructures in Switzerland: are they crisis-resilient?
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.
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C4DT Webinar on SwissCovid (DP^3T project) – a proximity-tracing app against COVID-19: building trust in a technology solution
The collaborative development effort, called DP-3T (Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing), involves researchers from various countries and is led from EPFL by C4DT-affiliated privacy expert Prof. Carmela Troncoso. Its goal is to simplify and accelerate the process of identifying people who have been in contact with an infected person, thus providing a technological foundation to help slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. During this public webinar, we will discuss how the application works as well as how to build trust to encourage the population to adopt a technology solution.
May 27th, 10:30 – 12:30, remote.
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C4DT technical training on Drynx library
C4DT’s Factory provides a hands-on technical training for C4DT partners on a library called Drynx. Drynx allows to create privacy-preserving queries on encrypted datasets that are stored at different data providers who don’t want to share the original data. Please note that this event is for C4DT partners only.
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March 6th, 2020, 09:00-16:00 @ EPFL Building BC (room to be confirmed), 1014 Ecublens, Switzerland.
Applied Machine Learning Days 2020
On January 25-29, 2020 EPFL’s Swiss Tech Center will host the fourth iteration of the Applied Machine Learning Days. The best people in the field will talk about a variety of issues on the application of machine learning and AI – from technical to social to economical. The conference includes a track on AI & trust co-organized by C4DT, which will take place on Tuesday the 28th of January.
Geneva Blockchain Congress
The 2nd edition of the Geneva Blockchain Congress will be held on Monday the 20th of January at Palexpo, Geneva, and will focus on the following theme:
From Laboratory to Market via Ethics, Regulation and Governance. This will encompass a vast array of topical questions and debates.
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Launch event – Crypto Valley Association Western Chapter
The Crypto Valley is now connecting Zug with Romandie. The Valley is Switzerland in its integrality, and beyond. To celebrate this major step, the Crypto Valley Association is officially launching its Western Switzerland Chapter on December 02 at EPFL, Lausanne. Join them in order to meet the dynamic local blockchain and crypto community. During the event, a specific focus will be kept on crypto finance, digital assets and blockchain education.
December 2nd, 2019 @ 17:00-19:00, Polydôme EPFL
Executive Training: Foundations of Information and Communication Technologies
This course is intended for professionals—decision makers, advisers, lawyers—from organizations which, like ICRC, see information and communication technologies (ICT) as an opportunity to better engage with beneficiaries and clients.
The next course will be held on 25-29 November 2019 @ Humanitarium, ICRC headquarters in Geneva.
Empowerment Summit 2019
The Empowerment Foundation is organising an important summit on the 3rd and 4th of October on Freedom in a data driven World. Some of the topics covered during the summit are Cloud Act and its consequence in Switzerland, Privacy with testimonials from one of the protagonists of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, GDPR and Fake News.
October 3rd, 2019, 09-17h @ ECAL, Lausanne
October 4th, 2019, 09-16h @ Centre des congrès le Régent, Crans-Montana
C4DT launch workshop on IoT security
On Thursday October 3rd the C4DT will kick off the IoT Security workgroup with its launch workshop held at the EPFL. Nine C4DT partner companies will develop an understanding of each other’s challenges and needs in IoT Security and share insights on such projects. Prof. David Atienza and Dr. Amir Aminifar from the C4DT-affiliated Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) provide insights into their state-of-the-art research.
C4DT event on Facebook’s Libra project
Facebook’s Libra project continues to fuel the news headlines and stirs passionate discussions, for example, on its technological robustness, its macro-economical and societal impact as well as the FINMA’s regulatory response.
The C4DT organises a panel discussion this topic on Wednesday the 2nd of October from 16h to 18h @ EPFL room BC 420, A networking aperitif until 19h30 will round off the event. Please note that this event is by invitation only.
C4DT Distinguished Lecture : Hidden Backdoors in Deep Learning Systems
by Prof. Ben Zhao, Univ. of Chicago
The lack of transparency in today’s deep learning systems has paved the way for a new type of threats, commonly referred to as backdoor or Trojan attacks. In this talk, Ben Zhao will describe two recent results on detecting and understanding backdoor attacks on deep learning systems.
September 24th, 2019 @ 14:15, room BC 420