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AI-driven Decision Intelligence

Shaping Operations for Efficiency and Sustainability

Join us for an inspiring event where industry leaders and decision-makers come together to delve into the world of AI-driven Decision Intelligence.

In a rapidly evolving landscape, where every decision counts, harnessing the power of algorithmic decisions is crucial for shaping operations that not only drive efficiency but also foster sustainability

This event is a collaborative effort led by ZHAW and sponsored by KPMG, Ateleris and Gurobi. Renowned companies will share their expertise and experiences on how organizations can harness the power of optimization to drive innovation and achieve remarkable outcomes.

Why Attend?

  • Insightful Sessions: Engage with industry experts and thought leaders as they unveil the latest advancements in AI-driven decision intelligence, providing actionable insights for your organization's success. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, fostering collaborations, and exchanging ideas to drive innovation and growth in your field. 
  • Practical Applications: Learn how leading organizations are harnessing AI to optimize operations, streamline processes, and achieve sustainability goals, with real-world case studies and success stories. 
  • Interactive Panel Discussion: hear about specific projects to gain practical skills and strategies for implementing AI-driven decision intelligence effectively within your organization. 


  • Industry leading customer presentations
  • An interactive workshop to share experiences and collaboratively define best practices in Decision Intelligence
  • Interactive panel discussion on machine learning and optimization - use cases with local and global companies
  • Networking lunch and apéro riche

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and Decision Makers 
  • Operations Managers 
  • Sustainability Leaders
  • Technology Enthusiasts 

Detailed Agenda


Opening by ZHAW – The AI Decision Advantage 

Business decisions, if rationalized by a homo oeconomicus, aim to maximize a utility function. While manually structured approaches are inherently interpretable, they can suffer from imprecisions. Let us see how an AI-based decision intelligence improves nuance and provides intuition.

Dr. Helmut Sedding, ZHAW

Keynote by KPMG – Introduction to Decision Intelligence

Decision Intelligence brings the methodologies and the tools to unlock tremendous value in an organization. What is required by organizations to fully reap its potential? 

Mattia Ferrini, KPMG

The Customer Journey to Decision Intelligence

In this session, we will take a closer look at the customer journey in adopting Decision Intelligence technologies. Ateleris and Gurobi will cover their specific perspective on combining consulting and development expertise with leading technologies.

Simon Felix, Ateleris
Dr. Kostja Siefen, Gurobi Optimization


Swissport – Automating Airport Staff Scheduling 

Keeping airplanes in the air takes a full crew on the ground, too. Swissport cut planning time in half, while meeting 95-100% of employee scheduling preferences and saving $1 million per year.  

Roman Berner, Swissport

Insights by HP International

HP International leverages machine learning and operation research within its channel inventory management. The need to ensure that products reach the right place at the right time poses rigorous data engineering and governance requirements, while the complexity of HP's Channel and supply chain requires careful integration of decision intelligence solutions both in internal processes and in the ecosystem of partners. This talk provides an overview on all technological and organizational elements that have been part of the development of SARA, the channel inventory management and order management for supplies in EMEA.

Dr. Niccolò Moretti, HP International

Improving Energy Supply through Intelligent Revision Planning with RevOpt Hydro 

RevOpt Hydro is a sophisticated web-app that calculates the opportunity costs associated with revision shutdowns of hydro power plants and helps to determine the optimal timing for such revisions. I will illustrate how RevOpt Hydro has transformed our decision-making process, enabling us to schedule revisions that align with market conditions, thereby minimizing production losses, maximizing revenue, and improving energy supply reliability. Attendees will gain insights into the practical application of decision intelligence in the energy sector and the substantial benefits of combining advanced mathematical modeling with industry expertise.

Dr. Nathalie Statzer, Axpo

Interactive Panel Discussion

Machine Learning and Mathematical Optimization: Two Powerful Technologies Working Together

Julient Marquant (Urban Sympheny)
Jonas Schwertfeger (
Ben Torben Nielsen (Roche)

Time table:

09:00 – 10:00 Registration  
10:00 – 10:20 Opening by ZHAW – The AI Decision Advantage  
10:20 – 11:00 Introduction to Decision Intelligence by KPMG  
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break  
11:15 – 12:00 The Customer Journey to Decision Intelligence by Gurobi and Ateleris  
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break  
13:00 – 13:30 Automating Airport Staff Scheduling at Swissport  
13:30 – 14:00 Insights by HP International  
14:00 – 14:30 Improving Energy Supply through Intelligent Revision Planning with RevOpt Hydro at Axpo  
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break  
15:00 – 15:30 Group A: Workshop Group B: Panel Discussion with Urban Sympheny, and Roche
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break  
15:45 – 16:15 Group B: Workshop Group A: Panel Discussion with Urban Sympheny, and Roche
16:15 – 16:30 Final Remarks + Closing  
16:30 – 17:30 Apéro riche  

Mark Your Calendar: 

Date: 26 June, 2024  
Time: 09:00 AM to 17:30 PM (Apéro riche 16:00 – 17:30)
Venue: ZHAW TP, Technikumstr. 9, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
The venue is easy to reach from Winterthur train station in 8 minutes walking, or in 1 minute by bus B2 and B3 to station «Winterthur, Technikum». There is a public parking garage directly on site: Parking Technikum Nord.


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