Joint C4DT-CyberPeace Institute-CTEI conference on “Manipulating elections in cyberspace: are democracies in danger?”
Increasingly, reports warn that state-sponsored actors use social media to spread fake news/disinformation in order to sow distrust and create panic during pandemics and create discord and polarized opinions among people on political issues during democratic elections. Adding to this, social media platforms’ algorithms “add salt to the wound” by feeding their users posts which are aligned with their opinion in order to increase their screen time. How serious and how massive is the problem? What are its implications? And what can/should be done about it?
During this forum, organized jointly by the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), the CyberPeace Institute and the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) in Geneva, we will discuss not only the technological aspects of this phenomena, but also the regulatory role executive and legislative branches of governments should play. Societal, economical and geopolitical implications will also be debated. This event is open to the general public.
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C4DT panel discussion on Quantum Safety
The C4DT organizes a panel discussion on Quantum safety – security against quantum attacks. It aims to establish a common understanding of quantum terminology, to grasp the concrete risks from quantum computing faced by companies, and to raise awareness among leaders to prepare enterprises now for a secure future. Among the panelists are Dr. Tommaso Gagliardoni, Kudelski Security, Dr. Dimitar Jetchev, Inpher, Dr. Grégoire Ribordy, ID Quantique and Dr. Juan Troncoso-Pastoriza, EPFL.
September 16th, 2020, 16:00-19:00 @ EPFL, 1014 Ecublens, Switzerland. Please note that this event is for the C4DT community only. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
C4DT online workshop on discussing a selection of EPFL COVID-19 projects
The EPFL COVID-19 academic committee has given the green light to twenty research projects directly addressing the COVID-19 crisis. In their research, teams from all the Schools work on priority aspects of the pandemic: preventing or tracking contagion, cure and vaccines, diagnostics and testing, and policy and data. In this workshop we will present a selection of 5 to the C4DT community and discuss potential collaboration.
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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 technical training on Calypso
C4DT’s Factory provides a hands-on technical training for C4DT partners on a tool called Calypso. This tool allows to store secrets on a blockchain, and to dynamically update the access control. The hands-on training has been initiated by a request from SICPA. They were looking for a way to store the private keys used in […]
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.