Interroll is a Ticino-based firm that helps people and products move from point A to B—think luggage carousels, for instance. CEO Paul Zumbühl explains that while business is booming, you still have to stay two steps ahead if you want to stay competitive as a global Swiss company.
Generation Z consists of true digital natives who have spent much of their lives online. Yannick Blättler, CEO and founder of consulting company Neoviso, says while it’s important for companies to engage with the new generation using social media platforms, it is trickier than they may think.
Many companies are struggling to connect with Generation Z, those born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s. Yannick Blättler is the 25-year-old entrepreneur whose company, Neoviso, is helping them better engage with the new generation in order to access their time, their skills, and their wallets. He breaks down how the Swiss corporate world can tap into the mind-set of today’s youth to help their bottom line.
Natalie Robyn, the managing director of Volvo Cars Switzerland, explains why Volvo skipped the Geneva International Motor Show this year and talks about the uphill climb for the car industry as it regains consumers’ trust after “dieselgate.”
Volvo Cars’ new six-month parental leave is one of the best policies of its kind in Switzerland. Natalie Robyn, managing director of Volvo Cars Switzerland, says she is not trying to influence politics. But after Novartis’ new 14-week parental leave, pressure may mount on other Swiss companies and lawmakers.
How does Swiss asset manager Unigestion hire new talent? “We will always favor meritocracy,” says Fiona Frick, but she admits that a more diverse group is better for their success. She talks diversity, equal pay, and whether or not she will join the upcoming nationwide Women’s Strike on June 14.
After 30 years at Swiss asset manager Unigestion, CEO Fiona Frick says she’s learned the secret to intelligent risk, and a big part of that means including ESG in overseeing more than USD 23 billion in assets. Here she talks about the perfect investment mix and about what sets her firm apart from the rest.
Last year saw huge growth in sustainable investment, but for Geneva-based asset management firm Unigestion, environmental, social, and corporate governance has added new risk to manage. As CEO Fiona Frick explains, doing good and making money at the same time is a challenge.
More than 50 percent of papers published by Swiss scientists in the past 10 years are free to access, which puts Switzerland at number one in the world. But as many as 90 percent of scientific research articles globally are still hidden behind paywalls and that, argues Frontiers CEO Kamila Markram, is detrimental to progress and innovation.
Kamila Markram, CEO and co-founder of the scientific research community Frontiers, celebrates the positivity of our times and blames the way news is reported and consumed for creating a “distorted view” of the world. With the Science Unlimited Forum next week, she aims to highlight accomplishments and ultimately create the “Montreux Jazz Festival” of science.
Streaming services provide people more access to music and help artists to increase their revenues. But on the flipside, they make it hard for festivals to know who to book, as it has become more difficult to predict who will be the star of tomorrow. However, Montreux Jazz Festival Director Mathieu Jaton has an answer.
Sir Elton John’s choice of a stadium over the Stravinski Hall for his Montreux Jazz Festival show led the organization to embark on a first, according to Director Mathieu Jaton. They will co-produce the performance with American entertainment giant AEG and Elton John’s management, a risk that Jaton is hoping will pay off.
Zurich Insurance Chairman Michel Liès feels strongly that there should be diversity on company boards, saying they should reflect the company’s clients and the world around it. However, he feels just as strongly that quotas are not the way to go.
Zurich Insurance chairman Michel Liès knows that digitalization is shaking up his industry. The insurance veteran goes so far as to say it is “destroying” the solidarity that lies at its core. But he adds that digital transformation also presents an opportunity to better understand the risk before the claims process has even started.
China may have unlimited access to its own data, but according to Jürgen Schmidhuber, scientific director of Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, Europe has the ammo to compete. The solution? Basic economics: Create, for instance, a healthcare market where every patient can become a micro-entrepreneur of their own data.