Technology & Execution Strategies in the Age of Metaverse, Web 3.0 and AI

Explore ways to get your GenAI, Metaverse or Web 3.0 started

@ HSG Metaverse Grid
14 November 2023 – 10.30 am | IBM iX

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“We’re at the beginning of a golden age of AI. Recent advancements have already led to invention that previously lived in the realm of science fiction – and we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible”

Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon

Are you ready to discover the untapped potential of Generative AI, Metaverse and Web 3.0 for your business? This event is designed to showcase the practical, real-world applications that lie beyond the hype, offering a wealth of inspiration, relevant insights, and valuable networking opportunities.


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Agenda 14 Nov 2023

The second of two events in 2023, in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen at the SQUARE, will focus on the perspective of Technology & Execution Strategies. Join us for an immersive experience with keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions that will help bridge the gap between rapid development and relevant use cases, in the present moment.

Agenda to be finalised by 12 October 2023.


Guest Arrival & Welcome, Jochen Bella-Ada (IBM iX)

10:45 - 11:15

Opening Keynote: Technology & Execution view on the latest development, Ryan Courtier (IBM iX)

11:15 - 12:00

Technology Panel Discussion: Ryan Courtier (IBM iX), Dr. Johannes Schöning (HSG), Katharina Göppinger (IBM) hosted by Mary Wallace (IBM)

12:00 - 12:15

An academic perspective by Prof. Dr. Thomas Rudolph

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch & Networking

13:15 - 13:45

Keynote by Dr. Evangelos Avramakis (SwissRe)

13:45 - 14:30

Execution Panel Discussion: Alexander Repp (Globus), Claudio Mirti (Microsoft), Evangelos Avramakis, (Swiss Re), Ales Prochazka (IBM), Marlene Spanenberger (IBM), hosted by Mary Wallace (IBM)

14:30 - 14:45

Wrap-up and opening of the breakout sessions, Jochen Bella-Ada (IBM iX)

14:45 - 16:00

Breakout Sessions: Build and Deliver in the Metaverse hosted by Ilker Uzkan (IBM), Leo Punke (IBM) | Discovery and Prototyping for GenAl Use Cases hosted by Trevor Sanford (IBM iX), Dr. Daniel Ehmann (IBM) | How to jumpstart on spot with GenAI: Claudio Mirti (Microsoft & Marlene Spangenberger (IBM) | Integrating and using GenAI in DXP (Salesforce) Daniel Mora (IBM iX), (tba, Salesforce)

16:00 - 18:00

Apéro & Networking

Discussion topics

  • What technology is used and how can it be accessed?
  • How seamlessly can this technology be integrated into the existing architecture or ecosystem?
  • How is this all related to each other? AI and Metaverse and W3?
  • How to efficiently prototype, test and implement these solutions?
  • What roles and skills are needed to tackle such projects?

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Our Hosts & Guests

Jochen Bella-Ada
General Manager and iX Leader
IBM iX Switzerland

Ryan Courtier
Senior Managing Consultant & AI Client Delivery Manager, IBM iX

Dr. Johannes Schöning
Professor Human-Computer Interaction, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Dr. Evangelos Avramakis
Lead Corporate Foresight, Intelligence & Development, Swiss Re

Alexander Repp
Sales Director,
GLOBUS Switzerland

Leo Punke
Associate Director Business Development, IBM iX Germany

Claudio Mirti
Senior Advanced Analytics & AI Specialist EMEA , Microsoft

Ales Prochazka
Generative AI Practice Lead, IBM Switzerland

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Ilker Uzkan
Banking Lead – Customer Transformation DACH, IBM iX

Trevor Sanford
Associate Director | Design Thinking Leader, IBM iX Switzerland

Dr. Daniel Ehmann
Expert Data Scientist,
IBM Switzerland

Daniel Mora
Consulting Director Salesforce,
IBM iX Switzerland

Please note that each person must register individually. The registration is free of cost.

Guisanstrasse 20
CH-9010 St.Gallen


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André Lehmann
Senior Director, Business Design Lead at IBM iX Switzerland
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Managing Consultant, Enterprise Strategy, IBM iX Switzerland

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