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Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2020
C4DT courses

Foundations of ICT for decision makers

Intended for professionals from the philanthropic and non-profit sectors, who see information and communication technologies (ICT) as an opportunity to better engage with beneficiaries and stakeholders, this 5-day course will give you and your organization the ability and the toolset to take more leadership
responsibilities in driving your digital transformation. The courses are developed by the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) at EPFL, in close partnership with Fondation Lombard Odier.

The course will be held on 23-27 November 2020 entirely online.
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Nov 23 - Nov 23, 2020
C4DT conferences

Data 2025 v.2.0 Conference

We are delighted to announce a new date for the Data 2025 Conference which will take place in an online format.

This conference, organized jointly by the Graduate Institute Geneva’s Center for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) and the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), will discuss what data is, based on technical and economic realities. It will start with the present, but look forward to the opportunities, and the challenges, that new technologies will bring for the year 2025.

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Nov 18 - Nov 18, 2020
other conferences

Control over our data: what role for international Geneva on data governance?

Today, a global digital society is emerging through the transfer of data abroad on a massive scale. Some states, however, seem to be returning to national isolationism, encouraging local storage solutions so as to be less dependent on foreign infrastructures and platforms. Switzerland is debating the adoption of a ‘Swiss Cloud’ for certain categories of data, while our neighbors are considering a European strategy. In addition to the geopolitical dimension, this massive transfer of data in Switzerland and abroad raises questions concerning protection of our privacy and control over our data. This conference will examine the role of multilateralism in the search for global responses.

The Digital Transformation Office of the University of Geneva invites you to join its e-conference on “Control over our data: what role for international Geneva on data governance?” on Wednesday 18th of November.

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Nov 16 - Nov 17, 2020
other conferences

RegHorizon’s AI Policy Conference

Following the postponement of conference, the new dates have been confirmed: 16-17th of November 2020. 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 Policy 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.

November 16th & 17th, 2020, 14h-19h online

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Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2020
other conferences

Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence and Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

The Cyber-Defense Campus is pleased to announce its next Cyber-Defence Campus conference which will take place on November 3rd & 4th 2020 at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center. The two-day conference will explore the trade-off between the need for massive data collection to produce relevant intelligence for cyber-defence (Nov 3: Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence) and the imperative need to preserve the privacy of citizens (Nov 4: Privacy-Enhancing Technologies).

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Oct 30, 2020
other conferences

Swissquote Conference 2020 on Finance and Technology

The Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Swissquote Conference 2020 on Finance and Technology. The conference is organized by the Swissquote Chair in Quantitative Finance and the Swiss Finance Institute@EPFL. Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19, this conference will be held online. Please note that registration for this event is mandatory.

Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:30-12:00.

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Oct 6, 2020
C4DT conferences

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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Sep 16, 2020
C4DT workshops

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 david.viollier@epfl.ch for more information.

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Jun 16, 2020
C4DT workshops

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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Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2020
other conferences

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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Jun 2 - Jun 2, 2020
C4DT workshops

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 […]

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Jun 2, 2020
C4DT conferences

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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