Herbert Bolliger: “Today, we want everything, everywhere”

In a video interview, Migros CEO Herbert Bolliger discusses what’s surprised him over the last 12 years in retail, the challenges facing retailers today, sales robots, and what he values about the GDI International Retail Summit.


GDI analysis: Has democracy lost its persuasive power?

People have lost faith in democracy, according to political scientists. We checked this assertion with a network analysis. In this network analysis and at the Tyler Cowen and Parag Khanna at GDI event, we discuss why the appeal of democracy has diminished.


Alex Tapscott confirmed for Blockchain Valley Conference

Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott predicts extensive social change for the better, due to blockchain. On 13 June 2017 he will speak at the Blockchain Valley Conference at the GDI.

Parag Khanna: "This is not the age of Napoleon"

"Direct technocracy combines the virtues of Swiss-style direct democracy with the strength of Singapore’s technocratic system," says leading geostrategist Parag Khanna here – and at the conference "Tyler Cowen & Parag Khanna at GDI". Khanna advocates a new government system where big states learn from the small.


Amber Case: we need calm technology!

Instead of calming us, technology constantly interrupts us, says Amber Case. The Harvard researcher is an advocate of "calm technology" – devices and aids which work discreetly in the background to simplify our daily lives.


Extended Reality Map: the key Swiss players

Virtual and augmented reality are 2017’s most promising technologies. Our Extended Reality Map shows where the Swiss VR and AR sectors are involved in leading technological and application-related development.


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13th European Trend Day – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.

The Future of Power – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.