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Digital transformation at the center of international business and politics

Guest speaker Dr. Philipp Rösler shows how technical innovations affect our society. Ask him your provocative questions.

Here is your livestream link – we will start on 19 November at 5 p.m.

What opportunities does digitisation offer for the international economy and Switzerland as a business location? Does digital transformation lead to more cooperation and democracy or to isolation and competition? What challenges does this create for politics in Switzerland and abroad?

We will explore these and other questions in an opening presentation and in the public discussion in the ZHAW event series. “ZHAW digital” invites students, employees, and the public to discuss with the former Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Philipp Rösler, how technical innovations can affect society, government and industry. We look forward to your provocative questions!

About Dr. Philipp Rösler

Dr. Philipp Rösler is former Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (2011 - 2013) as well as former Federal Minister of Health (2009-2011) and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs (2011-2013). In 2014 Philipp Rösler was Managing Director and Board Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Today, the Doctor of Medicine is a member of various supervisory boards (e.g. Siemens Healthineers and Brainloop AG) and recently founded a consulting company in Zug.


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The event will take place online only. The participation is free of charge. The lead language is German (e.g. contents of the presentation), spoken material will be simultaneously translated into English. All participants can submit questions before and during the discussion round. If you want to submit your discussion questions in advance, you can do so here.


Start date: 19 November 2020, 05.00 pm


ZHAW digital
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur