Do. Jul 11th, 2024

Zurich AI Unlocked

23jul8:0010:00Zurich AI UnlockedA Breakfast for Leaders and Founders

Event Details

This dynamic event will feature networking opportunities, and a series of lightning talks, providing a comprehensive look at the current and future state of AI.


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Key topics to be covered include:

  • The Ethics Behind AI: Delve into the ethical considerations and regulatory frameworks shaping the AI landscape, with a particular focus on the implications of the EU AI Act.
  • Maintaining Human Engagement with AI: Explore strategies to ensure meaningful human interaction and engagement in an increasingly AI-driven world.
  • From Research to Production: Learn about the journey of AI innovations from the research phase to real-world applications and production.
  • Utilising AI Data: Gain insights into effectively presenting AI solutions using data to drive understanding and decision-making.

Our panel will include:

  • Anthony Kelly – Host @
  • Fatima Taki – Head of AI Center Excellence @ Netcetera
  • Renu Ann Joseph – Founder & CEO @ Luminant Analytics
  • Dr. Andree Welker – CTO @ Codos
  • Eleni Verteouri – AI Tech Lead and Director @ UBS

Fatima Taki

Fatima is currently the head of the center of excellence for AI at Netcetera, a leading software company, headquartered in Zürich, where she leads the strategy and execution of valuable AI initiatives.

Fatima has 10+ years of project and portfolio management experience combined, and 7+ years of product management and strategic marketing experience in healthcare.

She has a background in life sciences, with a long research experience in the field of Neurosciences and ophthalmic genetic diseases, and an extensive experience in the medical device sector and healthcare broadly.

Renu Ann Joseph

Dr. Renu Ann Joseph is an entrepreneur/economist/data scientist with over two decades of global collective experience in different industries. She has spent nearly a decade in insurance and is currently raising a Venture Capital Fund. In the last seven years, she has moved from corporate to being an entrepreneur where she has spun out 2 ventures and 2 podcasts.

Her insurtech, Luminant Analytics is focused on improving insurance pricing for US trucking insurance lines by using external data. Her Data Science & AI center of excellence helps companies that are not primarily driven, to use data more effectively using AI and Data science techniques and education. Her passion for Diversity in Innovation led her to co-create and co-host, Innovation UnderCover, which highlights the unheard voices of innovation. Currently, she hosts a podcast called the Innovation Odyssey Podcast, which focuses on entrepreneurs who are global citizens. Her keen interest in technologies is reflected in her varied data analytics backgrounds which cover statistics and economics to quantum computing.

Renu’s lighting talk: Will AI investors and companies see the promised returns of AI?

AI investors have doubled down on the technology and with chip maker NVIDIA being the world’s most valuable company, the technology is on top of every one’s mind. But will it deliver to its investors and users? What are the challenges from technology, the business and talent side?

Dr. Andree Welker

Andree is a seasoned CTO with over a decade of experience in leading top-tier technology and business initiatives, managing diverse teams in AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Physics, and Robotics. He has held pivotal roles at CODOS, PREEN, and CERN, driving innovation and achieving significant cost reductions. Andree has collaborated with leading technology companies and boasts a robust network across various sectors. He holds a Doctorate from CERN and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford. Andree is also an accomplished speaker and author with multiple patents and research papers.

Andree’s lightning talk: The diversification Dilemma in AI

Exploring the diversity of advancements in artificial intelligence raises the question of whether the current focus truly captures the full potential. Examining the balance between established and emerging AI technologies is essential for understanding the broader implications for the future of AI, nature and society.

Eleni Verteouri

Eleni Verteouri is an AI Tech Lead and Director at UBS with over a decade of impactful work in model development. As an AI guest lecturer at ETH Zurich and ZHAW School of Management and Law, and a mentor at the Tenity Startup Incubator, Eleni has made significant contributions to shaping modern financial technologies. Her achievements have been recognized with the Forbes Cyprus 20 Women in Tech Award 2024. She holds a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance from ETH Zurich and a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras.

Eleni’s lightning talk: AI Adoption in Finance

AI is revolutionizing finance by enhancing regulatory compliance, streamlining middle office operations, and advancing quantitative research. From intelligent document processing to sophisticated portfolio optimization, AI offers significant efficiency gains and deeper insights, positioning financial institutions at the forefront of innovation while navigating complex regulatory landscapes.

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23. Juli 2024 8:00 - 10:00(GMT+02:00)


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