SCS has received a development grant from the web3 foundation in Zug for developing a privacy enhancement for blockchains that are based on  Parity Substrate, such as Polkadot and its parachains. SCS will leverage Trusted Execution Environments, namely Intel SGX, to enable use cases requiring enhanced confidentiality or integrity of decentralized computation.

This means that you will be able to transact cryptocurrency privately, that you will be able to swap cryptocurrency across different blockchains without a trusted intermediary or that you can vote privately and verifiably.

The project is open source from the start.

With Patrik Wernli, a very experienced project manager takes on the role of department head. From April 1st. Patrik takes over the department of Christian Bühlman who leaves SCS after 13 years. We wish Patrik a great start and thank Christian very much for the successful work over the years.

Prof. Jane Royston led us through various personal career situations and inflection points. She focused on how it is to work as a woman in a male-dominated field such as engineering or technology.

Despite the fact that women are slowly establishing themselves in engineering, there is still a large gap of potential. Especially when it comes to leadership responsibility. Jane motivated the 40 female participants to saying”yes” without hesitating when there is an attractive opportunity to take on more responsibility in their profession or in leadership roles. During her career, she repeatedly said “yes” to new challenges. In retrospect, Jane Royston herself was often surprised by her courage. She explained that women and men are different and that women have the responsibility to bring female associated traits to companies. Women, for example, are often the better listeners and bring sustainable values to companies. After a lively round of discussions, we had inspiring discussions over an aperitif.

We are all looking forward to the next “SCS get together – Women in Engineering” event at SCS in autumn 2019.

SCS Get Together Women in Engineering

Climate change and its impact will affect us all in the future. A few years’ ago, we organized Eco-lunches at our offices. During these lunches, we discussed the idea of combating climate change with an element from gamification.

This is why we are glad that this year, myblueplanet.ch launches the myblueplanet coach app that allows challenges against one self, with groups and regular customized feedback and tipps. At the moment, it is available as beta version. The launch event will be on Tuesday 5. March with Alex Stefes from the Club of Rome at ETH Zentrum.

https://www.nachhaltigkeitswoche.ch/programm/dienstag/myblueplanet- dein-coach-fur-ein-nachhaltiges-leben/