Cyber Security as an emerging value proposition for the Swiss financial services sector

From threat to opportunity

Data protection may emerge as a key value proposition for the Swiss banking sector. Following the security issues with consumer data at large US tech companies, the strategic imperative to protect client data has become more essential than ever – especially in the banking sector. Switzerland is uniquely positioned to sharpen its value proposition in this context. To do so, the financial industry will need to build on the Swiss tradition of client data protection to thrive in a digital, data-driven world. But if the country’s financial institutions can achieve this, the financial center can position itself as the global hub for data protection – potentially inspiring an unparalleled sense of client trust.

This event will discuss the challenges, opportunities in terms of the newest technological innovations, potential avenues of collaboration, and what the financial industry is best advised to do to become future-fit in a data-driven world.


18:00 – 18:15

Welcome and introduction

18:15 – 18:25

Drunken Englishman and Zombies, a journey through AI and Cybersecurity
by Etienne Greeff, Orange Cyberdefense

18:25 – 18:35

Technology will never be the solution to cyber security – we need a human-centered approach
by Dr. Raphael Reischuk, Zühlke Engineering

18:35 – 18:45

by Sonja Meindl, Check Point

18:45 – 19:55

by Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich  

19:55 – 19:05

by Anat Bar-Gera, Cyverse AG & Bank of Cyprus

19:05 – 20:00

Panel discussion
Annett Viehweg, CEO Sberbank (Switzerland)
Bruno PfisterPresident of Board of Credit Suisse Asset Management
Nic Dreckmann, COO Julius Baer 

20:00 – 21:00



Nic Dreckmann CS RFS

Nic Dreckmann
COO Julius Baer

Bruno Pfister CS RFS

Bruno Pfister
President of Board of Credit Suisse Asset Management  


Srdjan Capkun
ETH Zurich & Director of the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC) 

Annett Viehweg CS RFS

Annett Viehweg
CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board at Sberbank (Switzerland)

Dr. Raphael Reischuk CS RFS

Dr. Raphael Reischuk
Zühlke Engineering

Etienne Greeff CS RFS

Etienne Greeff
CTO Office, Orange Cyberdefense

Anat Bar-Gera CS RFS

Anat Bar-Gera
Chairwoman of Cyverse AG, Member of the Board of Bank of Cyprus


Sonja Meindl
Chairwoman of the Board of Check Point Switzerland AG, General Manager of Check Point Switzerland & Austria 

Event detail

30 October 2019

Bleicherweg 5
8001, Zurich