Keynotes & Talks

Rino Borini is co-founder and CEO of financialmedia Ltd., an independent media company specializing in business and finance. The company also stages Finance 2.0, one of the most influential fintech and insurtech platforms in Europe and a pioneer in innovation and technology in finance. Rino is one of Switzerland’s leading experts on digital finance.

Indoor portrait shooting for PUNKTmagazin

Pascal Kaufmann is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Starmind. Having received his Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (USA), Pascal is obsessed with robots, cyborgs, artificial intelligence and brain research, pushing the frontiers of science and technology. His research work at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA was the initial driver for his future career. At Starmind, Pascal has received various awards and is regularly invited as a speaker at national and international events. His vision and theories of future collaboration, where cutting-edge technology meets experts, attracts international attention.

Cyrill_HeadshotCyrill Tröndle is the founder of Swiss Crypto Exchange AG and CEO of SwissClass Trade AG.
In his early years in the startup business, he used his IT skills to create deal platforms such as, which gave him a first taste of what would be possible in the future. Since then he built successful businesses in many of the major digital fields around the world. His most recent companies include SwissClass Trade AG, which is a Security and Development Company and the Swiss Crypto Exchange AG which focusses on the progress of Crypto related topics in Switzerland.


Host of the day

ManuelNappo.JPGManuel P. Nappo studied International Management at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). After working for companies such as Red Bull and GroupM, he joined the Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zurich (HWZ) as the course director of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Social Media Management. In 2011, Nappo became Head of the Fachstelle Social Media Management and is Head of the Center for Digital Business & MAS Digital Business since 2014. His main focus lies on digital leadership, social media, digital communications, mobile business, start-ups and digital talent.