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Confirmed Speakers (2024)

A complete list of confirmed speakers and their bios.

Dr. Nettra Pan

Professor at Bayes Business School, United Kingdom

Nettra Danette Pan is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), London, United Kingdom. Nettra received her doctorate in Management of Technology from EPFL (Switzerland) in 2018. Nettra's expertise is in individual and organizational identity.


Dr. William R. Cockayne

Lecturer at Stanford University, United States

Dr. Bill Cockayne is a long-time citizen of Silicon Valley and performer in the global innovation ecosystem. Bill is the founder of Stanford Foresight, an initiative initiative investigating the best practices for vision-led innovation. He is also the author of a forthcoming book called "Moonshots: 50+ Ways to Turn Radical Ideas Into Reality."


Anil Sethi

Entrepreneur in Residence at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Anil Sethi is a serial entrepreneur, author and teacher. He founded ETH spinoff Flisom in 2005, leading to an exit in 2022. He served as CEO/CFO of Flimson till 2012, and raised over CHF 100M in the process. Anil serves as an entrepreneur in residence and as an external lecturer at ETH. His course has resulted in over 35 startups over the past 6 years. He is the author of the book "From Science to Startup".


Dr. Christophe Moser

Professor at EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Christophe Moser was the co-founder and CEO of Ondax (exit to Coherent) prior to joining EPFL as an Associate then Full professor of Microengineering. He raised $15 million to fund his first venture. Christophe also co-founded Composyt Light Labs (exit to Intel), EarlySight (2019), Readily3D (2020), and Modendo (2022).


Patrick Hertzog

UX Officer & Co-Founder at Nexthink, Switzerland

Patrick Hertzog is the Co-Founder and User Experience Officer of Nexthink, the global leader in digital employee experience management software. In 2021, Nexthink had a valuation of $1.1B and has today 1000+ employees worldwide. Patrick is an expert in product design, user experience and data visualization. He’s the author of several papers published in well-known conferences and has been awarded several patents in these domains. He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from EPFL.


Dr. Sébastien Le Fouest

CEO and Co-Founder at PitchMe, Switzerland

Sébastien recently completed his PhD at the junction of aerodynamics and renewable energy at EPFL. Today he leads a cleantech spinoff that provides smart vertical-axis wind turbines for commercial-scale power applications.


Dr. Orly Tarun

CEO and Co-Founder at Oryl Photonics, Switzerland

Orly is the CEO and co-founder of Oryl Photonics, a spin-off from EPFL where he received his PhD in Photonics. His dissertation is on nonlinear light scattering and imaging of biological membranes for which he was awarded the Thesis Distinction in Photonics. Orly is passionate about technological development and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Julia Wagner

Associate at Positron Ventures, Switzerland

Daniel Naeff

Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at ETH AI Center, Switzerland

Max-André Haas

Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland


Alexandre Gachet

Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland


Roman Schweizer

COO at Kellerhals Carrard Startup Desk, Switzerland


Eva Lüthi

Head of Entrepreneurship at Innosuisse, Switzerland


Michelle Tschumi

Head of Startup Finance at ZKB, Switzerland


Nicola Leuenberger

Investment Manager at ZKB, Switzerland


Aziz Belkhiria

CEO & Co-Founder at DPhi Space, Switzerland


Michael Linder

CTO & Co-Founder at DPhi Space, Switzerland


Dr. Til Schlotter

CEO & Co-Founder at UNOMR, Switzerland


Luis Huber

Partner at QBIT Capital, Switzerland

Dr. Paul Dyson

Professor at EPFL, Switzerland

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