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ZHAW's Datalab is happy to have successfully organized the 1st Swiss Workshop on Data Science (SDS|2014)

You can download the slides of the individual speakers here:


SDS|2014, the 1st Swiss Workshop on Data Science, brings together opinion-leaders, practitioners, decision-makers and researchers with interest in Data Science (including, but not limited to Big Data). Its goal is to foster exchange of ideas specifically for the Swiss market, building a community that will become a multiplier.

To this end, stakeholders from industry and academia as well as from politics and funding agencies are invited to share their thoughts, experiences and needs on projects, agendas and education. Build your network and find future partners.


Inspiring keynotes will be presented by internationally renowned Data Scientists, and there will be ample time for discussion.

Time Program
16:00 – 16:15 Welcome
16:15 – 16:45 “Data Society – the Impact of Sharing Data on Our Everydays Life” André Golliez, President, Managing Partner itopia AG
16:45 – 17:15 “Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics for IT Services” Dorothea Wiesmann, Manager Services Research Group, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
17:15 – 17:45 Coffee Break
17:45 – 18:15 “Data Science in Action – Practical Use Cases that Demonstrate how Businesses Generate Value from Data” Michael Natusch, Director EMEA Data Science, Pivotal
18:15 – 18:30 “How to Harvest Data that Matters – and Build a Company Around It” Dorian Selz, Co-Founder and CEO, Squirro
18:30 – 19:00 Final statements and discussion - All speakers
19:00 – 20:30 Apéro


The workshop will be held on the 21st of March 2014 at the Eulachpassage Winterthur (Building TN at ZHAW campus Technikumstrasse). The venue is located in the heart of the city, a 2 minutes’ walk to the historic city center, 5 minutes’ walk from the central railway station, with a directly attached parking deck.

Participation & Sponsoring

We are very proud to have a strong support from industry and professional organizations for SDS|2014:

Program Committee

Gerold Baudinot, Martin Braschler, Mark Cieliebak, Oliver Dürr, Andreas Ruckstuhl, Thilo Stadelmann, Kurt Stockinger