Samuel Bosch, EPFL Master Student in Physics and DataScience

"Can Machines Think Like Humans?”

« Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning aren’t just about making computers
more intelligent than humans. […] It will help us adapt to the rapidly changing
environment around us. In some way, it will help humanity cope with a smart world
that is emerging as we speak. »
We have artificial intelligence systems all around us that can perform impressive
tasks, but are they practical in terms of energy efficiency? In this brief talk; Samuel
Bosch, a bright young researcher, shares his work on energy-efficient computing and
machine learning. With questioning like «Can we make computers as energy-efficient
as human brains? », he not only discusses why we need to consider practical issues
in this sense but also provides us with a vision for machine learning in the future.

Enrique Alvarado,
Fund Manager at Bamboo Capital Partners

"Why Blockchain Should Matter To You?"

« The reality is that digitalization and connectivity like blockchain, will be the key to
the development of the next genertaions. The key is to embrace the change. »
As an early enthusiast of blockchain technology and crypto asset management,
Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel, currently serves as Fund Manager at Bamboo Capital
Partners. In this exciting talk, Enrique shares his vision of democratizing investments
using blockchain and also clarifies how the future of innovation and technology
affects us all. He approaches this topic with three main ideas that could lead us
towards global challenges: Transparency, cost efficiency, liquidity. Through his
understanding of the economy, he helps us picture a world in which investments
don’t need « middleman » anymore. A world where we’re all actors and masters for
the better.

Amin Kaboli, PhD
Lecturer at EPFL, Executive Coach (PCC), Business Consultant

"Leading Change Consciously

« There is always a wind of change, we are better off learning how to sail. »
Amin Kaboli, business consultant and executive coach, explores how to lead change
and keep the bond and connection with oneself and others. After experiencing
himself many situations of poorly handled transitions, he realized that the impact of
change on people’s life was not a priority in the industries and that the top priorities
were operational and financial key performance indicators. In this talk, he shares
three simple but powerful lessons that led him to transform himself and support
executives and their companies to drive change consciously.

David Verboom
Chief Executive Officer at MEDAIR

"The dream of people-centred aid”

“I realised I had to go back to the basics. I had to go back to my original dream and
vision about connecting with people: Helping each other with dignity, respect, and
equality.”
What is a dream, your dream, what has it been built on? Living in a specific social,
economic, cultural settings cause you to want something specific because you don’t
have it. Indeed, you are giving everything you have to own it and accumulate the
more you can, until you realise that might not be what you truly wanted. David
Verboom lived this turnaround and witnessed how it transformed his life in this talk.

Nicola Deparis
HEC Lausanne Bachelor Student in Economics,

Ice Hockey Referee at Swiss Ice Hockey Federation
"How block shots empowered a hockey team”

“Connections made our strength, and this mindset will define us forever.”
To give yourself with dedication to your friends, your team can lead to
misunderstandings from outstanders but built a prism you will see through the rest of
your life. De facto, what you live with others is ephemeral, but what you learn from it
will morph certain perspective about life, relationships into the values you want to
follow. In his talk Nicola Deparis give us a personal example about it with his career
in one of the most famous sport in Switzerland: Ice Hockey.

Niels Weber
Psychologist-Psychotherapist Consultant, President of the Gaming Federation

"Show me your games, I’ll tell you who you are”

“It has become an educational challenge for parents to accompany their children as
they dive into the digital world.”
Part of the new community ties now rely on common interests and less on physical
proximity like our forefathers, our neighbours are not necessarily the ones we are
close to anymore, this is partly due to the expansion of a new form of interaction and
gratitude: Internet. How can we translate these two views about interaction and self-
recognition propounded by two different generations for the parents to understand
their children. This talk by Niels Weber, a psychotherapist, tackled this problematic
with the relevant theme of videogames in the context of children and the relationship with the parents.

Marylène Müller
Composer and Founder of Rejoins L’Histoire

“When music and texts come together to tell the story of Anne Frank”

« Yes, I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring
enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after
my death! » Anne Franck
Anne Frank herself had that desire to live even after her death. Marylene Müller,
moved by life stories shaped by injustice, finds a way to transmit this compassion
and to awaken in his audience a desire to stand up for what is right. She has created
a tribute not only to Anne Frank, but to the victims of all wars through her musical
and theatrical composition; a creation in which text and music unite, where the text
sings and the music speaks.

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