On June 16 & 17, 2017, many firms and organizations opened their doors to give the public an insight into the IT sector in the economic region of Zurich.
9,000 Interested Visitors
What is happening in the IT sector and who are the actors of this innovative field? 9,000 visitors took up the invitation of around 50 firms and organizations in the Zurich region to find out. Around 300 different events – from workshops and talks to company tours and demonstrations – gave interested members of the public an opportunity to learn more about technologies such as augmented reality or artificial intelligence and to get a better grasp of abstract concepts. The Informatiktage simultaneously showcase and celebrate information technology. Visitors were introduced to unfamiliar, and often surprising, IT applications and met businesspeople, researchers, and development engineers who work on the cutting edge of innovation and tackle the present and future challenges of the digital world on a daily basis.
The IT Sector in Zurich as a Business Location
Manufacturing, commerce, finance, or healthcare: digitalization is making rapid advancements in all these areas. The IT sector is an important pillar of success for Zurich as a business location. Start-ups, IT giants, hospitals, banks, and many other economic sectors are working to develop cutting-edge technologies, often in collaboration with the ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK and the Technical University Rapperswil HSR.
Zurich Convention Bureau at Informatiktage
Zürich Tourism welcomes the exchange between the IT sector and the public and was involved in the Informatiktage as a supporting partner. The Convention Bureau had its own information stand at the opening event on June 13, 2017. Networking with the business community, academic institutions, and politics is increasingly important as a way of attracting other notable congresses and conferences for Zurich’s ICT cluster.
The next edition of the Zurich IT Days will take place on June 1&2, 2018. www.informatiktage.ch