The Swisseldex Datahub with its comprehensive metering point register functionality has been available since 1.11.2021. The Swisseldex Datahub has been successfully in operation for over one and a half years and is the first system in Switzerland to offer a central measuring point register.

With the help of the Datahub, the automation of Swiss electricity market communication is about to take a fundamental turn. Already today, larger end consumers can freely choose their electricity suppliers. However, a change results in a high level of data exchange that involves many different players. The Swisseldex Datahub takes over the task of data exchange and automates and simplifies it significantly. Switching processes can now be handled centrally, standardised and automated. In concrete terms, this means that the sending of metering data to the most diverse players is no longer sent through several communication channels, but through the central communication channel of the Swisseldex Datahub.

As a service provider, SCS AG is responsible for the development, operation and customer support of the Swisseldex Datahub.

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What is confidential computing and why do we need it? And why do we need blockchain for it? Our three speakers will answer these questions from their own perspectives.

We look forward to this exciting evening with Joe Petrowski, Alain Brenzikofer and Waldemar Scherer on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Details for the event

We are pleased to announce today that we have  become a Microsoft partner in Azure Cloud.

In the past years, solutions based on cloud technologies have become widespread. Cloud technologies offer many advantages, but also have their tricky points. To ensure that we can continue to offer optimally tailored solutions for our customers, SCS has further expanded its competencies in cloud technologies.

We look forward to a good cooperation with Microsoft Switzerland.

Today, cryptocurrencies are mostly traded on centralized exchanges, which can handle very large bid volumes very quickly at low costs. However, the trader risks the total loss of his deposited tokens in case of a hacker attack or fraud of the operator.

Alternatively, decentralized exchanges are becoming increasingly popular. These consist of smart contracts that are available on different blockchains. The trader thus always retains sovereignty over his tokens. Unfortunately, decentralization comes at a painful price: fees increase rapidly as demand grows, and clearing takes at least a few seconds.

PolkaDEX combines the best of both worlds: Fast trade execution thanks to an off-chain matching engine combined with trusted execution to manage balances. This ensures that the exchange operator (or a hacker) cannot dispose of the credits at any time without a matching bid from the owner.

PolkaDEX and SCS are working together on this solution using SubstraTEE, the open source framework developed by SCS to develop publicly auditable solutions with trusted execution.

Raising awareness is the first step towards transformation, which is why we are committed to keep discussing diversity and inclusion at our company. We were pleased to welcome Séverine Chardonnens, the co-founder of the tech start-up IDUN Technologies to talk about her view on this topic.

For the first time the event was held online which unexpectedly created a very intimate environment with a touching keynote.

After introducing her company, Séverine tried to explain why technology might feel inclusive to her whereas exclusive for many others. She then gave a refreshingly personal insight on her upbringing and her family constellation which she thinks, have been crucial in forming her beliefs and choosing and building an environment which is diverse and inclusive. These values did not only influence her choice of studies but then later showed themselves within the company that she founded, leading to a team that couldn’t be more diverse.

“Differences should not be ignored; they should be embraced.” – we couldn’t agree more.

The next women in engineering event is planned for spring 2021, we will keep you posted!

(Unfortunately, this presentation is only available in German.)

Trotz erschwerter Umstände konnte der SCS Denkanstoss unter Einhaltung der aktuellen Vorgaben des Bundes im Auditorium des Technopark Zürich durchgeführt werden. Das zahlreiche Publikum hörte den eindrücklichen Ausführungen von Erwin Thoma aufmerksam zu. Es wurde klar, wie viel wir von der Natur und ihren „Handlungsweisen“ lernen können, sowohl für den unternehmerischen Alltag wie auch unser persönliches Leben.

 

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    We are very excited to announce that SCS has been awarded the prestigious ‘Solar Impulse Efficient Solution’ label. Since 2010, SCS aims at reducing electronic waste by performing retrofits of public infrastructure. Instead of always purchasing an entire new system, SCS’s services allow the upgrading and integration of new functions into an existing system, such as through new software and/or specific components, whilst retaining the majority of a system’s hardware. The solution has been applied to various city infrastructure, such as ticket vending machines, customer information systems and parking guidance systems.

    Solar Impulse Foundation – Retrofit for electronic infrastructure

     
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      AI at the edge

      (Unfortunately, this presentation is currently only available in German.)

      In naher Zukunft wird KI zu unserem Alltag gehören. So werden selbstoptimierende Maschinen, Spracherkennung sowie diagnostizierende Medizingeräte uns täglich unterstützen. Die zugrunde liegenden Algorithmen sind extrem leistungsfähig aber auch leistungshungrig. Was steckt wirklich hinter der KI? Wie kann diese «at the edge», also eingebettet im Endgerät laufen, ohne Daten in der Cloud zu rechnen? In diesem Talk erklären David Gschwend und Florentin Marty, wie Ingenieure von SCS für Ihre Kunden erfolgreich KI in eingebettete Systeme packen.

      Dieser Vortrag wurde am 9. Juni 2020 im Rahmen der Embedded Computing Conference 2020 mit dem “Audience Choice Award” ausgezeichnet.

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        We are excited to announce that our next network event for women in engineering is upcoming. We feel honored to have been able to recruit as a keynote speaker Sandy Oppliger. She is a career changer in the tech industry and was CEO of Bauknecht until recently. In her keynote “From Borneo to CEO”, she will talk about her unconventional career path from a traveler to an active and enthusiastic leader in the tech industry. We are looking forward to many questions and a lively exchange of ideas, just like last time. Of course, there will be an aperitif and hopefully many good conversations.

        We are addressing female students and professionals in computer science and electrical engineering, but we warmly welcome visitors from related fields, too.

         

        The event is hosted by Supercomputing Sisters from Supercomputing Systems and will take place at Technopark Zürich, Trakt Edison, 5th floor, on April 7th 2020 from 5-7pm. See SCS Get together – Women in Engineering

         

        Unfortunately, we had to cancel this event due to the current health situation.

        In case you are interested in similar events, register at info@scs.ch  and we keep you updated.

         

        Supercomputing Sisters

         

        PS: The keynote will be held in English.

        Together with our client, the Web3 Foundation, we’ve published a blog about our trusted off-chain computing platform SubstraTEE which improves confidentiality, scalability and interoperability of blockchain solutions:

        Have a TEE with Polkadot

        More technical detail and a live demo with private token transactions is given in the recording of our recent meetup:

        This project is open source and the code is available on GitHub