These trends will keep us busy in the future

What are the most important topics of the future? FRZ Airport Region Zurich, Business Network & Location Development, asked decision-makers about this: the challenges are sustainability, digitalization, AI, cybersecurity, skills shortages and demographics.

The statements - first published in the magazine 'persönlich'- provide comprehensive insights into current and future challenges in various sectors. The key topics range from digitalization and artificial intelligence to sustainability, demographic change, cyber security, skills shortages and climate change. Experts from various fields such as insurance, IT, construction and electrical engineering will share their perspectives and approaches to countering these trends. They emphasize the importance of innovation, adaptability and sustainable solutions for future economic and social development. Here is a summary of the most important statements:

  1. André Krause, CEO, Sunrise: "Krause sees the future as fascinating, characterized by secure and reliable networking of people, data and things, including artificial intelligence. He emphasizes the role of Sunrise as an important partner for continuous digitalization and automation in companies and society. He emphasizes that private customers and companies benefit from individual services and data-based solutions that promote innovation, sustainable growth and increased prosperity.
  2. Kume Hasani-Ferati, Head of Sales Region Zurich, AXA Switzerland: Hasani-Ferati focuses on adapting the insurance industry to digital and hybrid solutions in order to better respond to individual customer needs. She mentions the importance of sustainability and stricter regulations in the industry and emphasizes AXA Switzerland's commitment to providing its customers with individually tailored offers.
  3. Christoph Knecht, COO, MetaDesign Zurich, Publicis Groupe: Knecht talks about the arrival of artificial intelligence in the industry and the need to integrate relevant tools into processes. He emphasizes the importance of hyper-personalization and stresses the importance of sustainability and avoiding "purpose-washing" at companies.
  4. Peter Zanoni, Managing Director, HP Switzerland: Zanoni discusses the rapid spread of artificial intelligence and its impact on human-technology interaction. He talks about the role of new PC architectures designed for use in an AI-powered world and the ability to actively shape and utilize technology.
  5. Andreas Breschan, Managing Director, Hörmann Schweiz AG: "Breschan is focusing on the challenge of constructing more sustainable buildings in order to reduce CO2 emissions. He talks about Hörmann's investment in digital technologies and smart home products as well as the importance of security solutions for buildings.
  6. Dejan Dodic, Regional Head, Copytrend Group: Dodic describes how Copytrend is adding digital services to its offering to create a hybrid future. He emphasizes the importance of customer focus, digitalization and sustainability as pillars of the corporate philosophy.
  7. Sandro Santostefano, Regional Director, Swica Zurich: Santostefano talks about the political challenges in the healthcare sector and the need to use the scope for innovation. He emphasizes the great need to catch up in the area of digitalization in the healthcare sector and to invest in corresponding solutions.
  8. Wolfgang Klein, CEO, Klein Computer System AG: Klein discusses the challenges of sustainability, digital transformation and the circular economy. He mentions the concept of "Device as a Service" (DaaS) and the company's involvement in projects such as the ICT circular economy, which aims to reuse used ICT hardware and reduce CO2 emissions.
  9. Elisabetta Carrea, CEO, Swiss Safety Center AG (SVTI Group): Carrea focuses on trends such as sustainability, digitalization, artificial intelligence and corporate and social responsibility. She talks about the importance of Testing, Inspection, Certification (TIC) and the role of the Swiss Safety Center in the certification of sustainability reports and the promotion of the circular economy and renewable energies.
  10. Jan Schibli, owner and board delegate, Schibli Group: Schibli emphasizes the importance of data as a growth engine and driver of change. He talks about the use of data for the development of new business models and optimal solutions for customers. It also emphasizes the importance of value creation from renewable energy and the development of energy systems aimed at this.
  11. Josua Regez, Co-Founder and CEO, isolutions AG: Regez discusses the key trends in the digitalization industry, including the central role of artificial intelligence, the industrialization of software development through low-code/no-code platforms and the importance of cyber security. He also emphasizes the importance of a "winning team" for success in times of change.
  12. Matthias Steiner, CEO, Saint-Gobain Weber AG and Rigips AG: Steiner talks about his company's commitment to CO2 emissions, circularity and sustainability. He mentions innovative products such as façades with integrated solar modules and lightweight steel construction systems for sustainable building.
  13. Luca Lo Stanco, Head of Direct Sales, OWIBA AG (iba + Office World): Lo Stanco will discuss trends in the office supplies industry, including the increasing importance of sustainability, the demand for mobile office equipment and ergonomic equipment, and attention to the health and well-being of office workers.
  14. Daniel Neumann, CEO, Global Sana AG: Neumann emphasizes the regulatory requirements in the insurance industry, including new laws, regulations and standards. He talks about the need for cyber security and data protection products and the impact of inflation on insurance premiums.
  15. Ueli Graf, CEO, Witzig Alteco Digital Services AG: Graf emphasizes the importance of the security of integrated printers and copiers in the network. He talks about the increase in encryption, monitoring and support of print servers as well as the need to train employees and adapt internal processes.
  16. Robert Gadient, Managing Director, Mökah Group: Gadient identifies the challenge of finding and retaining talent for different disciplines and organizational levels. He talks about the importance of digitalization along the value chain and the transformation of the organization, highlighting employee well-being as a key factor.

Click here for the PDF of the detailed article in 'persönlich' magazine,the leading Swiss communications magazine for decision-makers and opinion leaders.

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