GenAI Zürich 2024
The conference program

Inspiring talks, engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and numerous networking booths.

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8:00 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:10

Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45


Enterprise GenAI: Advantages of Running Your Own Model & Hybrid Approaches

Simone Giacomelli
9:45 – 12:10

Block 1

Auditorium stage
9:45 – 10:30
GenAI at Big Tech

Achieving Business Outcomes with Generative AI

Marco Guerriero, PhD

LLMs: Beyond Chat

Eleanor Berger

Search 2024 – How Google's 25+ Year Leadership in Search Powers State-of-the-art RAG in the Age of GenAI

Daniel Leahy
10:30 – 11:35
Case Studies: GenAI Solutions

Beyond Fiction – The AI Briefcase

Christian Stocker

Building Agents with Intelligent Extraction

Ruggiero Dargenio

How to make an LLMs dance – with structured data. An innovative Case for Switzerland Tourism

Michael Wegmüller

GenAI for All: How SMEs can Harness Generative AI for Success?

Denis Samuylov

How GenAI Can Transform User-Centricity and Content Consumption: New Approaches and Use-Cases

Nick Gushchin
@Gutschwald AI Zentrum

Mastering GPT: Insights from Training 300+ Business Professionals

David Furrer & Eric Anderegg
@LLM Training

Navigating the Open Source LLM Landscape

Joel Akeret
11:45 – 12:10
Panel Discussion

The Current State of GenAI

Afke Schouten
@AI Bridge
Simone Giacomelli
Eleanor Berger
Daniel Leahy
Fortran stage
9:45 – 10:30
GenAI for Image and Video

Decoding Visual Data with GenAI

Massimo Nicosia

Has AI killed the artist?

Gabrielle Kincheloe

Beyond Astronaut on a Horse: Repurposing Text-to-Image Models

Anton Obukhov
@ETH Zürich
10:30 – 11:30

Entity Extraction from Unstructured Data

Mostafa Ajallooeian
11:30 – 12:10
GenAI Agents and Automation

Transforming Healthcare with GenAI: Paving the Way for the European Health Data Space

Simone Abbiati
@Squirro AG

Business Process Automation: Connecting GenAI with Existing Systems

Tomas Zeleny

Mind/Machine Intelligence – Visions of Multi-agent Human/AI systems

Maciej Peter-Wirski, PhD
12:10 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:30


How Meta Builds the Next Generation of Open Models?

Onur Çelebi
13:30 – 15:00

Block 2

Auditorium stage
13:30 – 14:15
GenAI Tech Stack

Cracking the Code: Key Learnings in LLMOps for Faster, Confident Development

Nicolas Remerscheid
@Weights & Biases

Deconstructing Text Embedding Models

Kacper Lukawski

Veezoo - Democratizing Data Analytics with GenAI and Knowledge Graphs

JP Monteiro

Increase Precision in Your RAG Applications with MongoDB Atlas Vector Search

Philip Eschenbacher
14:15 – 15:00
Case Studies: GenAI for Tax and Finance

Generative AI in Banking

Carmina Jaro
@radicant bank

Tax Consulting for Multinationals – the Race to leverage GenAI

Stephen Alleway
@Questro International

Automatic Incident Report Generation Using Generative AI

Oren Dinai
Fortran stage
13:30 – 14:10
GenAI Startup Pitches


Engin Arslan

Nina Knauf


Valentina Halasi


Jan Bühlmann

AI Tutor

Ketrin Radovanovic


Nick Gushchin


Balaji Bal
14:15 – 15:00
Case Studies: GenAI for Healthcare

Strategizing AI Integration: Navigating Challenges and Unlocking Advantages

Patrick Fabian

Elevating Brand Strategy & Customer Experience with GenAI

Emma Hovhannisyan

GenAI Generates More Possibilities for Structural Heart Interventions

Mi Chen
15:00 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 18:00

Block 3

Auditorium stage
15:45 – 17:00
Case Studies: GenAI Through the Lens of Corporates

Computable Contracts in Insurance

Guillaume Reille

Making Chatbot Interactions More Natural with Digital Assistants

Harry Meier

Hi, my name is Digi - The friendly AI Chatbot Transforming Online Retail Experience at Migros

Oliver Förg and Ingo Hofmann

Enhancing Patent Management Efficiency through Fine-Tuned AI Models

Paul Röseler, Daniel Holzner, Naim Zierau

From Idea to GenAI Solution in Three Months

Katarina Granath
17:00 – 18:00
GenAI Startups

Fact or Fiction? Evaluating Your AI App

Florian Görisch
@fore ai

Why GenAI Can't Govern Itself?

Syang Zhou
@Calvin Risk

Open-Source Small Language Models at the Service of Privacy-First AI Solutions

Hugo Flayac

Using AI to augment, not replace, human talent

Camilo Rojas

Engineering transparency in the news with GenAI

Robert Caulk
@Emergent Methods
Fortran stage
15:45 – 16:45

RAG Development and Deployment with Llama 3 on Prem Platform

Filippo Pedrazzini
17:00 – 17:30
Leveraging GenAI through Collaborations

The GenAI Gold Rush from a VC Perspective

Haider Alleg
@Allegory Capital

Accelerating GenAI innovation by building a bridge between academia and industry

Hannes Badertscher

GenAI serving society: How GenAI enhances the Impact of NGOs and benefits companies

Moritz Gomm
18:00 – 18:25

Panel Discussion

The Next Wave of GenAI: What to Expect in Q3/Q4 2024 and Beyond

Michal Rachtan
Katarina Granath
Hans Peter Riegel
Ruggiero Dargenio
Denis Samuylov
18:25 – 18:30

Closing Remarks

18:30 – 20:00

Apero & Networking

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