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13:00 – Welcome Coffee
13:15 – Expert Group Meetings
15:30 – Coffee Break
15:30 – Registration General Assembly

16:00 – Keynote
16:30 – General Assembly
17:30 – Network Apéro

Webinar – The role of documents in RAG Applications

Join us for an insightful webinar where we explore how to transform a company’s documents into structured data, paving the way for advanced Generative AI applications.

As member of Data Innovation Alliance in this educational webinar we will guide you through the process of converting diverse document formats into usable data. You’ll learn about advanced data extraction techniques, ensuring data accuracy and traceability, and see real-world applications in Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG). Ideal for professionals aiming to leverage AI for augmented reading, chat, analytics, and automation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding document complexity and data extraction
  • Techniques for ensuring data accuracy
  • Practical RAG application insights


  • 5 min  –  Welcome and Introduction 
  • 15 min – Key Challenges and learnings of extracting data from unstructured sources 
  • 15 min – Practical use cases in augmented reading, RAG 
  • 10 min – Q&A

The webinar will be recorded for on-demand watching.

Webinar Geoinformation – Auffindbarkeit und Nutzbarkeit quo vadis? (Deutsch)

Es gibt eine Viezahl an Daten, die einen räumlichen Bezug haben – nicht nur erhoben durch Unternehmen oder Forschungseinrichtungen, sondern auch durch Bundesbehörden oder Kantonale Ämter. Doch wie findet man die “richtigen” Daten und wie kann man diese in eigene Anwendungen und Dienstleistungen integrieren?

In der erste Präsentation dieses Webinars stellt ein Team der FHNW  den GeoHarvester vor, ein Proof-of-Concept (PoC) einer einfach zu bedienenden, mehrsprachigen Suchmaschine für Schweizer Geodienste – mit offener API und offenem Quellcode.

Die zweite Präsentation von Dr. Ralph Straumann beleuchtet den Stand der Schweizer Geoinformations-«Landschaft» im Jahr 2024 sowie aktuelle und künftige Herausforderungen bezüglich der Produktion und Bereitstellung von Geodaten – und versucht, einige Lösungsansätze aufzuzeigen.

Prof. Stefan F. Keller rundet das Webinar ab. Bei allen Referaten besteht die Möglichkeit, Fragen zu stellen.

Programm (90 min.):
11:00 Einführung (Stefan Keller FH OST) (5 min.)
11:05 GeoHarvester PoC – eine Suchmaschine für Geodienste der Schweiz (Pia Bereuter, Friedrich Striewski und Elia Ferrari, FHNW Muttenz)
11:40 Schweizer Geoinformationen: Connecting the dots, perpetual beta (Ralph Straumann, EBP) 
12:15 Geoinformation-Auffindbarkeit und -Nutzbarkeit quo vadis? (Stefan Keller, FH OST)

Diese Veranstaltung wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem GEOSummit und dem Innovation Booster databooster (Focus Topic Spatial Data Analytics) durchgeführt.

Webinar: 12. Learn & Lunch – Challenges for SMEs: How can responsible AI be used as a competitive advantage (Deutsch)

Due to rising social expectations and new laws on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI), it is becoming increasingly important for companies to ensure the trustworthiness and ethical acceptability of AI applications. However, instead of viewing these requirements merely as a challenge, they also offer companies the opportunity to innovate and differentiate themselves from the competition. The aim of this event is to jointly explore the business challenges in the area of responsible AI. It will also discuss how companies can proactively use these requirements to tap into new innovation opportunities and position themselves sustainably in the market.

Organized by GRdigital in cooperation with the Focus Topic Responsible AI and Expert Group Data Ethics, of the data innovation alliance

Info-Webinar IB Databooster and Artificial Intelligence

The Service à l’Innovation et à la Recherche (SIR) of the HES-SO is organizing a webinar on June 24, 2024 (12:00-13:00) to present two ideas supported by the Innosuisse Innovation Booster program. The funding opportunities in the frame of the Innovation Booster databooster and Artificial Intelligence, for which Nabil Abdennadher, professor at HEPIA, is the representative in French-speaking Switzerland, will be introduced and explained.

Organized by HES-SO, HEPIA and the data innovation alliance

Responsible AI Challenge: The long way from Responsible AI principles to concrete implementations – and how to manage and control this journey

Making sure that AI applications are trustworthy and ethically aligned is becoming a major issue for all developers of AI, and for all companies using AI. The European Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) has been endorsed by the European Parliament in December 2023, and will be put into place in the very near future – this will fuel the need for actually guaranteeing that AI is consistent with legal requirements on trustworthiness.

But: the way from legal requirements to testable properties of a concrete implementation is long. How to keep track of the relevant legal requirements? How to operationalize them into technical requirements? How to guarantee that a specific application is consistent with all requirements, over the whole lifecycle of the application?

This lunch event will explore these questions with an input presentation and a following

Elena Maran, Global Head Financial Services & RAI, Modulos AG, Zurich

Elena Maran is a former financial services executive with more than 13 years experience in the industry in different roles spanning from sales and trading to corporate banking. She is now Global Head Financial Services and Responsible AI at Modulos AG, defining the strategy, capturing requirements and driving growth in the sector. She is helping financial institutions embracing responsible AI governance and align with global and sector relevant AI regulations.

Join the discussion on a hot topic in Responsible AI and register here.
The link to the webinar will be sent to you with the booking confirmation.

SwissText Analytics Conference

SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. It is organized by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with local universities and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

Registration is open from the first of March. Early Bird Tickets are available until the fifth of May.

Swisstext is organised jointly by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) with the support of the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) and several industrial sponsors.

General Chair: Prof. Corsin Capol (FHGR), Prof. Dr. Mark Cieliebak (ZHAW)
Program Chair: Prof. Dr. habil. Albert Weichselbraun (FHGR)
Scientific Track Chair: Dr. Claudiu Musat (Google)
Workshop Chair: Dr. Elisabeth Maier (Karakun AG)
Conference Happiness Manager: Lucas Zimmermann (FHGR)
Organizational Memory: Manuela Hürlimann (ZHAW)

Find the registration and more information on the official website!

Service Event: “Lernen, Netzwerken” – Showcase Kistler & Digitalization

Johannes Stühler
Head of Service Development
Sharon Joseph
Data Engineer
Gerrit Schatte
Lead Projects / Biz Dev Innovation Lab

We are excited to showcase how Kistler applies digitalization for efficiency gains, securing customer satisfaction and opening new market opportunities. We will explore the role of service operations for Kistler as an equipment manufacturer, the use of process mining for increasing process efficiency as well as the role Kistler’s Innovation Lab for implementing solutions addressing new markets. The event will be rounded off with a factory tour and a chance to network during an apéro.

Apéro Digital

Combining techniques of technology foresight, storytelling, and sharing of lived experiences, Apéro Digital facilitates the co-creation of reflexive environments to support the understanding of societal transformations around digitalisation. Each event will result in a tangible artefact that is co-produced by participants. These outputs may be technical, argumentative, artistic, or analytical, all with the aim of adding values to the collective reflections about, and strategic navigation around, societal challenges posed by the ongoing digital transformation.

Find more information on the official website.