Entrepreneurs including Jean-Claude Biver, innovation researcher Oliver Gassmann and Outfittery founder Anna Alex presented successful case studies from the field of digital transformation during the twelfth Unternehmertag held in Vaduz on Wednesday.
Biver showcased the latest smartwatch from TAG Heuer, while Alex spoke about the changes to stationary trade. Innovations in the field of robotics made an appearance too, being presented by the ETH professors Roland Siegwart and Marco Hutter.
During a podium discussion, Patrick Warnking, Swiss head of Google, Jan Doongaji, board member at construction technology corporation Hilti in Schaan, and Hans Ebinger, sales director of chip manufacturer Espros Photonics in Sargans, considered how regional companies can meet the challenges presented by the digital transformation.
“Digitalisation presents radical changes. However, it also offers huge potential and facilitates synergies. Policies must therefore actively accompany this structural change,” said Liechtenstein deputy prime minister and economics minister Daniel Risch in a statement. The Unternehmertag marked Risch’s first appearance in his new role.
The Digital Liechtenstein platform, which is intended as a central networking platform for digital innovation in Liechtenstein, was also launched during the conference. The Unternehmertag is a knowledge and networking platform for business people in the Vierländereck. It is sponsored by the government of Liechtenstein and held by the Verein Unternehmertag in partnership with the events agency Skunk AG.