Top 25 Minds Redesigning Financial Services in Switzerland


The Swiss financial industry is in a state of structural transformation. New technologies along with changing client expectations – in particular with respect to impact – are reshaping the sector, forcing client-facing incumbents to sharpen their value propositions. This structural change is being driven by a number of courageous and innovative leaders who are pushing the status quo, inviting all of us to reimagine the way financial services in Switzerland are consumed and deployed. It is also in this context that we are thrilled to announce the inaugural event celebrating the Top 25 Minds Reshaping the Future of Financial Services in Switzerland.

Please join us to learn from and interact with these pioneers and thought leaders on October 5th in the AURA at Paradeplatz.


16:30 – 16:45

Introduction and Welcome

16:45 – 17:30

Panel 1: Reshaping the Swiss financial industry: The Fintechs driving the change

Panel discussion of Switzerland’s most successful fintech companies including Jörg Sandrock (Co-founder and CEO of Neon), Daniel Peter (Co-founder and CEO of Viac), and Patrik Schär (Founder and CEO of Selma Finance). The panel discussion will be moderated by Christine Schmid (Head Strategy at additiv and RFS Strategic Board member)

17:30 – 18:15

Panel 2: Sustainable investing: From greenwashing to real impact

Panel discussion on the importance of sustainable finance, greenwashing, and real impact including Falko Paetzold (Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich), Reto Ringger (CEO of Globalance Bank), Tillmann Lang (Co-founder and CEO of Inyova), and Daniel Wild (Head ESG Strategy at Credit Suisse)

18:15 – 18:30


18:30 – 19:15

Panel 3: The innovator’s dilemma: The challenge of disrupting past success

Panel discussion on the future of Swiss banking, current and future challenges and opportunities including Anke Bridge Haux (Head of Digital Banking at Credit Suisse), Andreas Kubli (Group Managing Director at UBS), Nicolas de Skowronski (Co-He- ad Investment & Wealth Management Solutions at Julius Baer), and Carl Verbrugge (Partner at Lombard Odier). The panel discussion will be moderated by Robert Ruttmann (CEO of RFS)

19:15 – 19:45

Panel 4: Positioning Switzerland as the cradle of global innovation in finance

Panel discussion on Switzerland’s role as an innovation hub for finance and its opportunities in a post-banking secrecy world including Nicolas Bürer (Managing Director at digitalswitzerland), Andreas Iten (Managing Director at SIX and F10 Accelerator), Michael Stemmle (Co-founder and CEO of additiv) and Sandra Tobler (Co-founder and CEO of Futurae). The panel discussion will be moderated by Robin Errico (Partner and CRO at EY Switzerland)

19:45 – 20:15

Panel 5: Crypto valley meets Paradeplatz

Panel discussion on opportunities in decentralized finance, crypto banking, and Blockchain technology including Javier Rubio (Head of Business Development at BBVA Switzerland), Thomas Eichenberger (Head of Business Units at Sygnum) and Adrien Treccani (Founder & CEO of Metaco). The panel will be moderated by Zani Sharifi (RFS)

20:15 – 20:30


20:30 – 21:30

Apéro riche and networking


Bleicherweg 5
8001 Zürich

Note: Participation to this event is only possible with an invitation code, which you can input during the checkout process.

Corona guidelines: The event will strictly follow Corona safety guidelines. Only participants with a valid CoVid certificate and identification documents can enter the event.