The “Innovation Unplugged” event held by the Chamber of Commerce of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein was held on 27 November in Zurich. It highlighted the potential for an Alpine Silicon Valley, with participants discussing the issue of how to create the right conditions for the business model of the future, according to a statement from the government of Liechtenstein.
A podium discussion gathered input from Liechtenstein Prime Minister Adrian Hasler, CEO of digitalswitzerland Nicolas Bürer, Managing Director and Head of Business Development at Zühlke Engeneering Sibylle Kammer, and CEO of Zurich IT company Netcetera Andrej Vckovski. It raised “interesting perspectives from economic and political standpoints”, writes the statement.
Bürer spoke about how most of today’s schoolchildren will later have jobs that currently do not exist. Hasler meanwhile highlighted the importance of open-mindedness to facilitate new developments, saying opportunities must be grasped early enough and deviations from a state perspective correctly positioned. Overall, the conference participants agreed that leadership in the economy and politics are “largely open and prepared to meet these new challenges”, according to the statement.