As CEO of Ikea Switzerland, Simona Scarpaleggia practices what she preaches. Having closed the pay and gender gaps at her company, she challenges other managers to do the same, calling it a win-win for both business and morale. She also urges women to be open about their ambitions and unafraid to be changemakers.
Jérôme Biard has been the CEO of both Corum and Eterna since last year, and he explains to Martina Fuchs what it will take for the two Swiss watch brands to turn a profit once again. He also discusses the importance of the company's Chinese shareholders.
Switzerland is a country where everyone can have a piece of a different pie. This according to R. James Breiding, author of "Swiss Made." The American immigrant to Switzerland talks to Amanda Kayne about the mentality behind the country’s success and where there’s still room for improvement.
He's known as China's "Mr. Blockchain" and is the creator behind his country's leading blockchain platform, NEO. Da Hongfei, a self-taught coder, founded NEO with a fellow Chinese programmer in 2014, even before Bitcoin caught investors' attention and ignited a frenzy of crypto offerings around the world. In our Newsmaker hour, Da tells Martina Fuchs about his trip to the inauguration of Trust Square, a blockchain hub in Zurich.
He's a celebrated yet controversial conductor. Valery Gergiev is the general and artistic director of Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, among other musical roles. When it comes to his political views, the Russian is also no stranger to the spotlight, having faced criticism for his support of president Vladimir Putin. Martina Fuchs caught up with maestro Gergiev on the sidelines of his recent concert in Zurich.
There is no place for large flagship stores, not even on the smartest main streets of them all, like Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse. The future is the digital showroom. Having access to global collections no matter where in the world you are is what the consumer of today wants. Amanda Kayne spoke to the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, Daniel Grieder, about why the shopping experience still matters. A fashion company isn't just about turnover, it's about happiness. Grieder also explains why it's a duty and an opportunity to make production both sustainable and efficient.
Want to take a ride on a magnetic pod shooting through vacuum tubes? Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and its CEO Dirk Ahlborn are working on making this groundbreaking innovation a reality. But the company is no longer alone, as Virgin Group's Richard Branson has also entered the race with the Hyperloop One. With full-scale tests of the technology underway in countries around the globe, Martina Fuchs asks: Who will be the first to launch this super-fast transportation system?
If your investors include Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos, you're probably a start-up bound for success. This is the case for Vicarious, a San Francisco-based company that develops artificial intelligence for robots using probabilistic models and computational neuroscience. Co-founder Dileep George talked to Martina Fuchs about making robots think and act like humans and the dangers of a killer robot warfare.
Switzerland is a country of railways, and some 1.2 million passengers use its trains every day. SBB’s Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Monika Ribar—who has come under scrutiny with her links to the Paradise Papers and the Swiss chemical company Sika—is leading a massive digital transformation that will include the new green class and smartphone ticket systems.
CNNMoney Switzerland's Martina Fuchs talked to Mona Mourshed at the St. Gallen Symposium about the impact of digitization and automation on the future of work. Mourshed leads the social responsibility agenda of the consulting firm McKinsey as well as its nonprofit organizations Generation and McKinsey.org.
As consumers demand changes, Swiss Post is transforming rapidly. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, Susanne Ruoff, the CEO of Swiss Post, talks about the challenges that go along with this process.
On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Swiss political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte says that "speaking truth to power" is more relevant than ever. Chappatte, who contributes to The New York Times, Le Temps, and NZZ, is critical of Turkey's treatment of the media and considers the country "the worse case right now for journalists." The Geneva-based cartoonist also tells Martina Fuchs that journalists are "worn out" by U.S. President Donald Trump's news presence. "He is sucking out all the oxygen" from the journalists, Chappatte says.
He started his career in the mid-1960s as a member of the iconic Jackson 5. Fifty years on, Jermaine Jackson is still making music, but as he told CNNMoney Switzerland's Ana Maria Montero, it's just as important for him to share his vast experience with younger generations of singers. Aside from mentoring his own children, he recently took part in Kids Voice Switzerland as a jury member and performer.
A trusted technology that has little red tape and gives control back to the people: Blockchain has a big role to play in the Europe of the future. This is the message of our newsmaker tonight, European Parliament member Eva Kaili. She tells us how she’s going about creating the legal certainty needed for this technology without killing off the dynamics of innovation.