We are happy to invite you to our next networking event:
On November 5th we welcome Dr. Béatrice Conde-Petit as Keynote Speaker. She is a food engineer and works as a food technology expert for the Bühler Group. Prior to that, she worked for 20 years as a researcher, lecturer, and industry consultant at ETH Zurich. In her keynote speech “From becoming an engineer to inspiring engineers,” she will talk about her inspiring career and, of course, we would be delighted if there were many questions and a lively exchange.

Details can be found in the invitation (Einladung_Frauen im Engineering_From Becoming an Engineer). Please register by November 1st at the latest, so that we can organize enough snacks and drinks.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Supercomputing Sisters
Claudia Lorenz, Sabine Proll, Jasmin Smula, Susanne Suter

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/

 

We are excited to have our board member Prof. Jane Royston as an excellent female role model for women in engineering. In a keynote, she will inspire us with her extraordinary career as a pioneer in entrepreneurship,  innovation and information technology.
Early in her career, Prof. Jane Royston became head of IT for DuPont France in Paris and soon after founded the software engineering company NatSoft. After selling her company, Jane Royston got appointed as the first professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in Switzerland with the prestigious Branco Weiss chair at the EPFL.
Jane Royston was subsequently asked by major universities in Switzerland, including the ETHZ and the University of St. Gallen, to implement and teach innovative entrepreneurship. She is a board member of SCS.

Kindly RSVP by February 25th 2019 via e-mail to: info@scs.ch

We are looking forward to a vibrant evening with enriching discussions on Monday March 4th, 5-7pm!

This week, we could celebrate our first tech-event about the railway infrastructure diagnosis vehicle gDFZ from SBB. Joel Casutt, Florentin Marty and Patrick Wernli led the audience with over 200 guests through the vision, how the Zentrales System works, collects data, computes data makes them ready and visualizes them, as well as which sensors are utilized and what first learnings about fault detection on the rails could be observed.

Niko Paech, lecturer at the University of Siegen, introduced us in his exciting speech to the clash between the compulsion for growth and the limits of growth. In his view, the concept of „green growth“ is insufficient to resolve climate change and the limitations of physical and ecological resources. There is a need to develop a path towards a more modest life style.

Niko Paech proposes that we evolve into self-effective prosumers who produce more by ourselves (e.g. in communal gardens, own furniture), who share more of our equipment (e.g. car-sharing, lawn mower sharing) and who use products for a longer period (e.g. repair clothes and household appliances). This does not only apply just to us as individuals, but also to public and private enterprises. How will the world look like, once we focus more on repair, modernization and refit rather than new product manufacturing?


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Dr. Uwe Franke from Daimler introduced together with Felix Eberli the potential of deep learning for autonomous driving during this year’s first tech event. The presentation covered the impressive technical developments, driven by Convolutional Neural Networks and increased computation power. These methods are even nowadays superior to the human driver in particular situations such as night vision or mirrored images due to rain fall. Over the next years, we can expect significant progress in the field driven by the technical capabilities.

The first SCS food for thoughts event this year from Wednesday, July 6 were joined by more than 200 guests and was a great event . The explosive topic ” The global battle to oil and natural gas : Why do we need the energy revolution ” was illuminated by the historian Dr. Daniele Ganser relentlessly and with his great skills . He unsuspected the public its carefully recherierten theses unadorned to – owe worth enough, even with a sense of humor – and start triggered a very heated debate that began in the question and answer session , and was continued during the subsequent reception for rest of the evening…

book recommendation: “Europa im Erdölrausch”, Dr. Daniele Ganser, Orell Füssli Verlag

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The second SCS thought-provoking Impulse this year took place on November 12, 2015 at SCS and was attended by 130 visitors. The two journalists Annette Jensen and Ute Scheub shared their findings about projects and initiatives worldwide that experiment with new work and life forms wich aspire to be economically, ecologically and socially sustainable. At the aperitif following their presentation intense discussions were taking place.

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