What a great late afternoon we had at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. 33 representatives of the members of our alliance met at the General Assembly, an exciting member talk and an apero like in old times.
The General Assembly was rather unspectacular. The financial report for 2020, the budget for 2022, the discharge of the board and auditors were unanimously approved without larger discussions.
Congratulations to the board members Matthias Brändle, La Mobilière, Hans Peter Gränicher, D ONE Solutions AG (Vice-President), Christoph Heitz, ZHAW IDP (President), Anne Herrmann, FHNW Institute for Market Supply & Consumer Decision-Making, Thilo Stadelmann, ZHAW Center of AI and Matthias Werner, Trumpf Schweiz AG that were re-elected for another two years.
The member talk on “An AI practitioner’s guide to data privacy“ by Jacqueline Stählin from D ONE on a mandate for La Mobilière kick-started a discussion with many questions and shared experiences from the community. It was a great transition to the informal apero.
After 2 years without a physical conference among members, a lot of old and new news had to be shared. Some members that joined during the pandemic had the chance to meet the community for the first time in such a setting and for the others it felt a bit like a class reunion. I think I can speak for all of us that we look forward to the next community gathering.