Jun 14 Salon Conversations Zurich

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to Salon Conversations, the unique and popular event format that brings together Alumni from different backgrounds for an evening of interesting discussion in a cultivated atmosphere.

INSEAD Salon Conversations 2017,   Zurich
June 14, 2017, Zurich
This year Salon Conversations takes place at the stylishly traditional Haus zum Rüden. If you have never attended a Swiss INSEAD Alumni event, this is one to try! It is intimate and informal: no PowerPoint slides, no microphones and no fixed agenda! Instead, you are seated at a table hosted by an Alum who speaks on a business topic close to their heart. Open to INSEAD Alumni and their spouses/partners, this event is limited to 30 places. Tickets will go fast, so book early.


Digital disruption – how can companies lead a successful digital transformation of their organisation

Anat Bar-Gera, MBA’87D LinkedIn
Chairwoman, Cyverse AG
Anat is a board member of Bank of Cyprus and the Chairwoman of Cyverse AG, a leading cyber-security company based in Zurich. She co-founded, scaled and exited a number of international telecom and internet companies. Anat holds several board and council positions (WEF, UNICEF, INSEAD) and is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Digital network revolution in Sub Saharan Africa

Dov Bar-Gera, MBA’87D
CEO and Co-Founder of YooMee Africa LinkedIn
Dov has co-founded, built, and successfully exited numerous start-ups in the field of telecommunications, internet and technology. Dov recently sold YooMee Africa, a Pan-African 4G/LTE operator, founded in 2007, to local investors. YooMee was the first 4G LTE operator in West Africa.


History and future of mobility

Martin Bütikofer, AMP’07Jul LinkedIn
CEO, Verkehrshaus Schweiz (Swiss Museum of Transport)
Leading Switzerland’s most visited museum, Martin draws on decades of experience as an executive and board member of various mobility-focused enterprises.

Turning a failing technology into a hot medtech startup

Laurent Grandidier, MBA’04J LinkedIn
CEO, Xeltis
Laurent leads the Zurich-based medtech firm Xeltis, which raised more than EUR 50 million to develop revolutionary treatments for heart valve diseases.

Tech giants and startups

Raphael Leiteritz, MBA’04J LinkedIn
Director Product Management
Raphael was a lead Product Manager of Google Maps and now works on Google Shopping. He is also an active angel investor, having supported >40 tech startups around the world.

Disrupting the winter sports industry

Stefan Pinggera, MBA’12J LinkedIn
Founder CheckYeti
Stefan co-founded CheckYeti (www.checkyeti.com) in 2014 and has grown the website and app to become the largest marketplace for winter sports in Europe with its offering including ski lessons, snowboard courses and freeride tours in more than 350 ski resorts across the Alps. Last autumn Ringier, the Swiss media company, invested in the startup. 

Key Facts

When:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 18:45 to 21:00
Where:  Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich
Tickets: CHF 75 for Swiss NAA Members & their partners / CHF 120 for Non-Members & their partners
Registration  https://www.xing-events.com/SALON17.html

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Event Lead: Chandra P. Leo, MBA’02D
Event Organizers: Fabrice d’Erm, Jann Hatz, Rajiv Shetty, Mafalda Tenente & Daniel Wehrli