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GOHack24 Symposium

November 14, 2024
Fernfachhochschule Schweiz, Zurich Campus

The GOHack symposium brings together leading voices from politics, business and academia to delve into key topics shaping the future of our digital world. We're currently shaping an engaging program for 2024, aiming to address the most pressing challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity today.

Last year, we tackled the critical issue of AI's influence on cybersecurity, gathering insights from leaders in politics, business, and academia. It was a deep dive into how we can stay a step ahead of cyber threats in an evolving digital landscape. Scroll down for details.

*** We are currently working on the program for 2024. Find out about the 2023 edition here.

GOHack23 Symposium Program - November 30, 2023

15:30Doors openGuests arrive / Networking
16:00KickoffChristina Kistler, Chief Commercial Officer at GObugfree
Oliver Ittig, Program Director BSc Cyber Security at FFHS
16:10WelcomeMajor General Germaine J.F. Seewer, Commander of the Armed Forces College / Deputy Chief of Training and Education Command
Michael Zurwerra, Dean, FFHS
16:25A brief introductionVania Spescha, Moderator
16:30Keynote: Rethink Cybersecurity!Raphael Reischuk, Co-founder National Test Institute for Cybersecurity: NTC
16:50Keynote: Die Zukunft im Zeichen der KI: Wie sie unser Leben verändertIsabel Steiner, Lead Engineer at AlpineAI
17:10Keynote: Mensch vs KIFranz Grüter, Nationalrat & Chairman of the Board at
18:00Podium discussionStefan Dydak , Head of Security Consulting at Adnovum
Anna Mempel, Information Security Lecturer at FFHS
Michael Schläpfer, Co-founder and CSO at GObugfree
Isabel Steiner, Lead Engineer at AlpineAI, Board Observer Mindfire
Antoine Neuenschwander, Tech Lead Bug Bounty & Security Incident Responder at Swisscom, Ethical hacker
Vania Spescha, Moderation
19:00Apéro richeEat, drink, network

GOHack23 Symposium Speakers

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    Isabel Steiner - KEYNOTE

    Lead Engineer at AlpineAI

    Isa Steiner started her career in 2003 at Swisscom Innovations as R&D developer and project manager. In 2008, she joined as Engineering Director. After a few additional years in leadership positions in the Swisscom environment, she moved to the Swisscom Outpost in Silicon Valley as part of a new assignment as VP Business Development. This was followed by additional roles as CTO of siroop and CAR FOR YOU and as Product Manager at Youtube. Recently, Isa joined AlpineAI as Lead Engineer and is responsible for the development of SwissGPT with her team.

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      Raphael Reischuk - KEYNOTE

      Co-founder Nationales Testinstitut für Cybersicherheit: NTC

      Raphael Reischuk is Head Cybersecurity at Zühlke and co-founder of the Swiss NTC. He is Vice President of Digitalswitzerland's Cybersecurity Committee, a member of SATW's Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and a regular speaker at international conferences. In 2021, he was elected as one of the Top 100 Digital Shapers in Switzerland. After his studies in computer science with a focus on information security, Raphael received his PhD with honors in web and cloud security from CISPA and Cornell University. He is also a co-developer of the SCION Internet architecture developed at ETH.

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        Franz Grüter - KEYNOTE

        Nationalrat und VR-Präsident

        Born and raised in Lucerne, Franz Grüter showed a strong interest in politics and history from a young age. His professional career took him to the Group, where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2015. Despite his move to the Swiss National Council in 2016, he remained with the company as Chairman of the Board and continued to influence its strategic direction. With his deep experience, he combines entrepreneurship and politics to represent perspectives of entrepreneurs on a political level.

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          Stefan Dydak

          Head of Security Consulting at Adnovum

          Stefan Dydak is Head of Security Consulting at Adnovum. His passion for Cybersecurity started during his studies in Forensic Sciences, after which he spent the better part of a decade in data forensics, international cybercrime and cyberfraud investigations at Kudelski Security and Zurich Insurance.

          Bearing witness to the rising complexity of modern IT infrastructures and the implication this had for security, he spent the following years working as a security consultant for HP helping enterprise customers navigate this modern threat landscape, mitigate risks and shape future proof security strategies.

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            Anna Mempel

            Dozentin Informationssicherheit bei der Fernfachhochschule Schweiz

            Anna Mempel has many years of experience in the IT spectrum, ranging from software development and project management to managing a branch office of an international cyber security company. Her consulting focus is on the management and implementation of IT security projects to establish and improve information security and compliance.

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              Antoine Neuenschwander

              Tech Lead Bug Bounty & Security Incident Responder

              Antoine Neuenschwander is the technical lead of the Bug Bounty Program and Security Incident Responder at Swisscom. He is a passionate cybersecurity practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in various roles in software development, IT security operations and penetration testing and is committed to open discussion of these topics on social media. In his spare time, he is active as an ethical hacker.

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                Michael Schläpfer

                CSO und Co-founder bei GObugfree

                With more than 20 years of experience in IT security and a PhD in computer science from ETH Zurich in information security, Michael Schläpfer has a strong background in research and teaching. He is one of the founders of GObugfree, and as such helped build the Swiss platform for vulnerability detection and management. In his role as CSO, he is responsible for managing the community of over 1000 ethical hackers.

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                  Vania Spescha


                  Vania Spescha was born in Chur and is well-known from radio and TV. The Graubünden native is at home in entertainment, hosts the show "on the rocks" on Blue Zoom and is the Sunday voice on Radio Energy. In her private life, Vania is a mother of two and at home in the Zurich area.

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