Mathias Ruch

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As an entrepreneur and angel investor, Mathias Ruch has been involved in the digital startup scene for 20 years. During the dot-com boom in the late 90’s, he founded a web design agency and developed community tools for corporates. Around this time, the idea for a TV show called «Joya rennt» was formed. It was licensed in multiple countries overseas. The show became the corner stone for the production company FaroTV which Mathias founded and led as CEO. When he exited FaroTV to Condor Films in 2006, he developed a smart capital investment model and started angel investing. Today, he is the founder and Managing Partner of Lakeside Partners, a Zug-based early-stage investment group with a focus on blockchain technology and its applications. As the driving force behind the Crypto Valley Labs, he is committed to developing the Swiss blockchain ecosystem. 


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Urs Fitze

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Urs Fitze, head of the fiction department at SRF since 2011, is responsible for TV-Series, TV-Movies, Cinema Coproductions and the radio drama for Swiss Radio. “Der Bestatter” (The Undertaker), the most successful crime series in Switzerland, received several awards in Switzerland. The TV-Event Movie “Gotthard” (2016) has been the most successful fictional program of the year.

Urs Fitze graduated with a Master in cinematography and audiovisual studies at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III. After university, he started working for Swiss Television in Zurich. As a director, editor and program developer he created some of the most successful programs for Swiss Television.

 


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Resh Sidhu

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Resh Sidhu is one of the most well-regarded names in Virtual Reality driving the medium forward with her fearless creativity and innovative approach. Resh’s most recent work is the groundbreaking Fantastic Beasts VR experience launched on Google’s Daydream platform.
Resh’s role extends well beyond the scope of creative leadership, she lectures and talks extensively all over the world on designing compelling experiences in VR and AR. Resh joined Framestore from Award winning innovation agency AKQA in London where, as Creative Director, she led a multi-disciplinary team across a wide client base. Resh has a diverse skillset with specialties in Virtual Reality, creative direction, interaction design, conceptual ideas, strategy and creative leadership.
Resh’s influential work is recognized worldwide for its pioneering approach that continues to
define and lead the Virtual industry. She was recently named as a leading female pioneer in
VR by Marie Claire Magazine, awarded The Voice a Woman Award for her pioneering creative
work in Virtual reality and was Featured in Campaign Top 30 Women creative trailblazers redefining
adland.


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Sunnie Groeneveld

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Sunnie is the founder and Managing Partner of Inspire 925, a consultancy specialized in employee engagement and digital innovation. Recent mandates include building up digitalswitzerland, the country's biggest cross-industry association that aims to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub of Europe. She is also a board member of the Swiss engineering company HHM Group and the Swiss Foundation Pro Zukunftsfonds Schweiz. She has been selected by Women in Business for their Top 40 under 40 list and recognized by Handelszeitung in their "Top 50 Who is Who in Digital Switzerland”. She holds an Economics degree from Yale University.


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