Digitalisation is one of the three major societal challenges of the 21st century, along with climate change and growing inequalities.

While it offers considerable potential for economic development for companies and their shareholders, the digital revolution has also brought about new legal, social and environmental challenges. 

The Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed how our personal data can be used for commercial and political purposes. The development of new business models is undermining our historic social systems. Cyber security, on its size, has become a major issue for companies whose valuation and reputation can be seriously affected by a cyber attack at any time. 

For Ethos, corporate digital responsibility is now an integral part of good corporate governance and the ESG criteria which an investor must take into account when making investment decisions. This conference, which is part of the Digital Days 2020, aims to present and discuss these issues, starting with the ethical challenges of data processing and artificial intelligence and the societal dimension of digital transformation.

Keynote speakers :
Paul-Olivier Dehaye
PeronalData.io
Xavier Oberson
Prof. Tax Law UNIGE
Panel discussion :
Patrizia Laeri
Journalist
Cornelia Diethelm
Shifting Society AG
Nicolas Passadelis
Swisscom
Jean-Henry Morin
Prof. Information Systems UNIGE
Eva Thelisson
AI Transparency Institute

Program

16h00

Welcome and introduction
Beth Krasna, Chairwoman of Ethos Services SA

16h15

Lessons of the Cambridge Analytica scandal
Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Mathematician, Founder of PersonalData.io 

16h45

Taxing robots: the solution?
Xavier Oberson, Professor of Tax Law, Partner of Oberson Abels 

17h45

Questions of the public 

17h30

Break

17h45

Corporate digital responsibility: Ethos’ expectations
Vincent Kaufmann
, CEO of Ethos 

18h00

The Data Ethics Framework of Swisscom - Concept and First Experience
Nicolas Passadelis
, Head of Data Governance, Swisscom 

18h15

Round table discussion with the public: «Companies facing digitalisation: challenges, issues and responsibility»

  • Cornelia Diethelm, CEO Shifting Society AG, member of the Ethos Foundation Board since 2020 

  • Eva Thelisson, Co-Founder & CEO, AI Transparency Institute 

  • Nicolas Passadelis, Head of Data Governance, Swisscom 

  • Jean-Henry Morin, Professor of Information Systems, UNIGE 

Moderation : Patrizia Laeri (journalist)

19h30

Conclusion
Rudolf Rechsteiner
, Chairman of Ethos Foundation 

19h45

Cocktail dinner

Event in English,
simultaneous interpretation in German and French

Online event registration

Physical event registration