Google AI & Innovation for Swiss Manufacturing

14 January 2020, 11:17

When and where

Thu Jan 30 2020 / 14:00-18:00
Europaallee 36, Zürich
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Change is accelerating. Is your company able to adapt?

How to drive AI & Innovation in Manufacturing organisations?

Come and meet leaders, researchers and Cloud-Native Google partners, ML6Endocode & Wabion to discover Smart Manufacturing and learn from latest Cross-Industry Innovation. Network with peers and plan your road ahead in individual workshops with specialists.

Prof. Dr Christoph Wecht from the University of St. Gallen will be holding the keynote, Google and Google partners will navigate you through this journey.


14:00 – 14:15 Welcome & Introduction

14:15 – 15:00 The Digital-Native Mindset

15:00 – 15:15 Success Stories from Manufacturing with Google AI

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:00 Learn from Cross-industry Innovation (Prof. Wecht, University St. Gallen)

16:00 – 17:30 Google Cloud Innovation Session

17:30: Networking Apero

The Google Cloud Innovation Session paves the way to solve your challenges in a team of business and tech decision makers. Therefore we kindly ask you to come with a business challenge you want to brainstorm on and ideally attend in a team of two: one person from business and one from tech.   

Business Challenge Guidelines

Define this business challenge by phrasing it as a question, starting with the words “How might we…”. Try to find the right balance between specificity and broadness – There should still be room for innovative ideas but it should also provide you with a clear direction of what challenge you are solving for. For example: How might we grow our business by adding new revenue streams? How might we encourage fast adoption of our application by end users? How might we get our organisation behind our new technology initiative? To help you get started, think of the biggest challenge for your business model or department or an opportunity that you see in the market.


Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Wecht, MBA Christoph Wecht is a University Professor and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and New Design University (NDU) in St. Pölten. He publishes scientific and application-related journal articles and book contributions. The innovation management and design thinking expert conducts research on platform-based business model innovation, open innovation and design thinking. He is also co-founder and partner of the BGW Management Advisory Group and a member of the Board of Directors of BMI Lab AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland.