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5 March BASEL Quantum Computing and AI – Inspiring Case Studies from QuantumBasel, with guided tour of uptownBasel

Basel / 17:30 - 21:00

Dear Alumni,

You are invited to join us for an in-person and online event highlighting two of the hottest topics in business today: quantum computing and AI. Following a tour of uptownBasel, we will be joined by Dr. Frederik Flöther and two experts for a presentation and roundtable on “Quantum Computing and AI –  Inspiring Case Studies”. This event is jointly organized with QuantumBasel and the Healthcare Industry Club (cHIC).

Quantum Computing and AI – Inspiring Case Studies from QuantumBasel, with guided tour of uptownBasel
Tuesday 5 March, 2024

Join us in person or online to discover the brave new world of quantum computing, the key to faster, more energy-efficient computing to power the AI applications of the future!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest business topics currently, generating huge public interest and investments. Growth in computing power has made breakthrough solutions possible, yet challenges remain, including the ability to run generative AI models in an energy-efficient manner.

After touring the uptownBasel facilities, we will be joined by Dr. Frederik Flöther, Lead Quantum & Deputy CEO of QuantumBasel, for a presentation followed by a roundtable discussion with Dr. Chiara Decaroli, Quantum Fund Investment Manager for Redstone and Dr. Björn Klocke, MBA’01J, Head of the Institute of Business Engineering at FHNW. The event will conclude with networking drinks.

About quantum computing

Quantum computing has the potential to disrupt many industries by solving complex problems exponentially faster than classical computers. This cutting-edge technology utilizes the principles of quantum mechanics to perform computations by using quantum bits (qubits) as the fundamental units of data. While the bits used by classical computers can represent either 0 or 1, qubits can represent a linear combination of 0 or 1 at the same time. That enables faster processing of data and makes quantum computing especially suited to problems that involve large numbers of variables and potential outcomes.

Dr. Frederik Flöther
Lead Quantum & Deputy CEO, QuantumBasel
Frederik has more than a decade of experience in quantum computing and AI. Prior to his current role, he spent 7 years with IBM, most recently as Healthcare and Life Sciences lead at IBM Quantum. Frederik holds a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Chiara Decaroli
Quantum Fund Investment Manager, Redstone
Chiara spent a decade in academia as a quantum computing scientist before making the jump to user engagement and innovation at the UK National Quantum Computing Centre. She holds a PhD in experimental physics from ETH Zürich and holds an Executive Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Dr. Björn Klocke (INSEAD MBA’01J)
Professor and Head of the Institute of Business Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW
Björn has extensive experience in international leadership and management, from R&D to Sales and Marketing, with a strong track record of building and growing businesses in the medical device, digital health and electronics industry. He holds a PhD in Innovation Management from the Technische Universität Berlin and an MBA from INSEAD.

17:30 uptownBasel tour
18:00 Doors open
18:30 Presentation and roundtable
19:30 Networking drinks and Apero Riche
Key Facts
When: Tuesday 5 March 2024, 17:30
Where: THE PIONEER Building, Quantum Basel, uptownBasel, Schorenweg 44b, 4144 Arlesheim
Tickets: CHF 55 NAA Members (paid-up) and CHF 80 Alumni non-members and guests
Online tickets: CHF 10 NAA Members (paid-up) and CHF 15 Alumni non-members and guests
Ticketing closes 24h before the event.


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Event organizers:
Victor Zambrano, MBA 08’D, Basel Chapter President
Aleks Ruzicic, MBA 97’J, Swiss Healthcare Club President


March 5
17:30 - 21:00
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