• webilea @ Uni Basel - DMI-Colloquium with Bruce Schneier

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    Security is no longer about data; it's about life and property. This change makes an enormous difference, and will shake up our industry in many ways. First, data authentication and integrity will become more important than confidentiality. And second, our largely regulation-free Internet will become a thing of the past. Soon we will no longer have a choice between government regulation and no government regulation. Our choice is between smart government regulation and stupid government regulation. Given this future, it's vital that we look back at what we've learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future. Speaker Bio: Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a security guru by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books -- including the best-seller Click Here to Kill Everybody -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org. He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Resilient.

  • BaselHack – the second

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    BaselHack is more than a Hackathon – it is a place where people connect, take fun seriously and grow open innovation.

    This motto shows that the organizers are very clear that everyone is welcome: Whatever skills you bring, join the BaselHack to think the future together!

    Meet visionaries, creatives, technology enthusiasts, UX/UI hackers, code writers, software developers, IT veterans, entrepreneurial thinkers, makers and tech newbies from all corners of the world who care about collaborating on the development of ideas and solutions with the priority on communal problem-solving.

    There is no special topic focus, all ideas are welcome at the Hackathon.

    Participants can:

    - pitch their own ideas,

    - join real-life cases from companies,

    - get inspired by others and join a team they want to support.

    Here is the simple agenda of the Hack: After a short welcome address, pitching begins.

    As soon as teams are formed, coding starts. With no official activities until the prototype presentation late afternoon on Sunday, there is plenty of time and support from coaches on site.

    Saturday, 24 November[masked]:30 Check-in – Registration and Installation
    09:00 Opening, Welcome, Rules and Timetable
    09:15 Idea Pitching and Team Building
    10:00 Hands on: Start Coding
    12:00 Snack time
    14:00 Coding
    18:00 Supper
    20:00 Coding

    Sunday, 25 November[masked]:00 Breakfast
    10:00 Coding
    12:30 Snack time
    14:30 Coding
    16:00 Hands off: Stop Coding
    16:15 Project Pitching
    17:30 Announcement of winners, followed by an apéro

    All information will be made available online. If ideas are presented that are not based on existing data, the data should be made available at the BaselHack weekend.

    Please register as a participant.

    Behind the scenes at the BaselHack
    BaselHack is the non-profit organisation made up of dedicated individuals inspired to create a space for ideas, Open Innovation, Community and Learning. For further information, please visit: www.baselhack.ch
    We welcome volunteers who would like to contribute to our organisation, especially during the two days of this event. Feel free to contact us at any time without obligation: [masked]

  • BaselHack meets FinTech Innovators - ideating workshop

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    After its premiere last October, Baselhack 2018 is approaching fast: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018 at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Münchenstein.

    We will turn challenges into ideas, create visions and build solutions that demonstrate the power, creativity and digital competence we have right here in the region. A perfect opportunity for Fintech and Insurtech innovators to challenge the 100 software developers, designers and creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds to develop prototypes of new Fintech and Insurtech applications within the BaselHack weekend (see separate invite).

    Going beyond organizational boundaries, we build on Open Innovation to create new impulses for the industry and the Basel region. Connecting Fintech and Insurtech innovators in the Basel region is instrumental to fulfil our mission: BaselHack offers the platform – registration is still open.

    To inspire your potential, the Economic Development at the Office of Economy and Labour Canton Basel-Stadt in collaboration with BaselHack are holding an Ideation Workshop for participants and everyone from the Fintech-/Insurtech Ecosystem.

    When: Friday,[masked] from 14:00 - 18:00
    Where: Auditorium, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel (WWZ), Peter Merian-Weg 6, 4052 Basel

    The invitation also goes to everyone with fresh ideas who is interested to develop them into creative solutions in the area of financial services and insurance. The ideas identified together are intended to participate in the Baselhack.

    The workshop is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory by 22nd November 2018.

    We are looking forward to your participation!

  • Trust (in) Security


    Increasingly the issue of trust takes centerstage when we talk about digitization. Who can we trust with our data and why? What will our data be used for? These questions lack easy answers, yet they become ever more relevant. Especially since ever more areas of our professional and private lives are being digitized.

    Questions of access, identity verification and appropriate use abound. Which technologies and standards are trustworthy? Do we follow the hype or stick to the tried and true? This event aims to give insights into current security challenges and presents innovative solutions for wide-ranging problems. Among the topics are blockchain in security, securing medical data in transmission, managing security risk by privileged actors as well as innovative ideas for comfortable and secure end-user-login.

    When:[masked], 18:10 - 21:00
    Where: Restaurant schmatz Basel, Frankfurt Strasse 36, 4142 Münchenstein


    Door opening

    Christian Walter, Managing Partner swiss made software

    Blockchain meets Cyber Security
    Petra Maria Asprion, Head of Competence Center Cybersecurity / Cyber Resilience, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW

    Easy secure login - while the threats are constantly changing
    Sandra Tobler, CEO and Cofounder Futurae

    Managing Authentication and Access for Different Identities
    at Viollier
    Sascha Jooss, Business Development, United Security Providers

    Saving the admin from themselves via a a fully dedicated, sealed and controlled administrator desktop
    Ludovic Albisser, Inside Sales Manager, Systancia

    Round-table discussion


    The event is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory by 12th November 2018.

  • Future Trends of Software Engineering

    LaunchLabs, Halle 8, Gundeldingerfeld

    The current discussion about digitalization is dominated by new technologies and services while the enabling advancements in software development are far less visible. The rapidity of change contains challenges as well as opportunities for both software developers and users. This event on June 26 at launchlabs in Basel aims to give insights into both perspectives. We will discuss current and future trends from different perspectives as well as their effects on software development and the speed with which new solutions can be brought to market. More Information and Agenda can be found here: https://www.baselarea.swiss/baselarea-swiss/channels/innovation-events/2018/06/future-trends-of-software-engineering.html

  • Webilea@BaselArea.swiss: ICO-Craze - true disruption or just a gamble?

    The ICO era is in full swing, with the media talking about new success stories and fears evolving around cryptocurrency each day. ICO seems to be the new vehicle for raising money. Which risks should you be aware of and which uncertainties are to be dealt with? Learn how to raise money with ICO and how to benefit either as an investor or as a startup at our BaselArea.swiss Innovation event in close collaboration with the University of Basel.

    Title: The ICO-craze - true disruption or just a gamble?
    Place: Schmatz, Frankfurt-Strasse 36, 4142 Münchenstein
    Time:[masked] / 18:15 – 21:00

    Dr. Allen Wookyun Kho, co-founder and CEO of Medibloc, will share his success story raising 30 million dollars last December through an ICO. The South Korean startup aims to build a healthcare-blockchain making the exchange of their data easier for patients.

    The international story is followed by two speakers who talk about the fast developing ICO Scene in Switzerland. Reto Schegg, CEO of healthbank innovation AG will soon launch an ICO and shares highly relevant insights of the ongoing ICO preparation. Procivis AG aims to empower individual by providing trusted and compliant digital identity solutions. They will tell us how they raised over 10 million dollars with an ICO at the beginning of this year.

    Following the presentations, the panel discussion will explore in more detail the most pending topics around ICO’s picking up questions from the audience.

    The event is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory by 24th April 2018.

    18:15 Registration
    18:30 Welcome
    18:40 Presentation:

    The MediBloc ICO story
    Dr. Allen Wookyun Kho, CEO and Co-Founder of Medibloc

    ICOs in Switzerland:
    Reto Schegg, CEO of healthbank innovation AG
    Daniel Gasteiger, Procivis AG

    19:20 Panel Discussion and Q/A with the Speakers, Fabian Schär (Center for Innovative Finance), Aleksander Berentsen (Uni Basel)
    Moderation by Thomas Brenzikofer, BaselArea.swiss

    20:00 Networking Apèro

  • webilea @ Open Food Data Hackdays

    Markthalle Basel

    The future of food concerns us all: developers and designers, farmers, nutritionists, cooks – and you! That's why Opendata.ch and BaselArea.Swiss bring all kinds of talents interested in food and innovation together at the Open Food Data Hackdays. Join a vibrant community to engage in prototyping data-driven solutions to make our food system more transparent, efficient and fair – based on open food data.

    You can find more information via https://food.opendata.ch/#hackdays.

    Date: 16th and 17th of February
    Location: Alte Markthalle, Steinentorberg 20, Basel

    Agenda -[masked]

    08:30 Checkin, Coffee & Croissants

    09:30 Intro by Opendata.ch Welcome by Baselarea.swiss;
    Presentation of project ideas; Formation of Teams

    10:30 Working in teams on prototypes

    Agenda -[masked]

    15:30 Final pitch & selection of the most promising solutions

    Please RSVP now!

    We are looking forward to developing new solutions for the food system together.

  • Webilea Event: Showcasing virtual reality in the Basel Region

    Halle 7 / Gundeldingerfeld

    Digital visualization techniques such as virtual or augmented reality have experienced a new boost in recent years. Technological innovations are driving this development and allow for a wide range of new applications. These range from entertainment and knowledge or culture transfer to marketing and communication, through to new planning and maintenance tools. Exciting virtual reality projects have emerged in the Basel region, too. Some of these will be presented at our next BaselArea.swiss Webilea Event and can be experienced up close.

    When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 17:00
    Where: Halle 7, Gundeldingerfeld, Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel

    The event centers around the exchange of knowledge. After introductory presentations, participants will be given the opportunity to engage directly with the projects in short discussion grounds. The subsequent panel discussion will deal with which development potentials exist for the Basel region and how these can be promoted.


    16:45 Doors open

    17:00 Introduction - BaselArea.swiss

    17:15 Presentations

    „Digital Selling based on Virtual Reality on the web“, Chris Henn, Inside

    „Intelligente Wartung – eine Vision wird Realität – Die fieldbit Software“, Nicolas Muller, Actemium Schweiz

    „DeskTop: Jacob Burckhardt Digital, Konzepte und Fragen der Produktion“, Mischa Schaub, Virtual Valley

    „Real-time Volume Rendering for VR“, Prof. Dr. Philippe C. Cattin, Head of the Center for medical Image Analysis & Navigation (CIAN)

    „Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in Geoinformatics“, Martin Christen, Dozent für Geoinformatik und Computergrafik, FHNW

    „RealVRip – Real Virtual Reality Trip“. Claus Pfisterer

    „Using Virtual Reality in Exibition Design“, Valentin Spiess, iArt

    18:00 Intensification of the various presentations (in small groups)

    19:00 Panel discussion

    19:30 Apéro

    Looking forward to meeting you there!

  • Webilea@BaselHack – the Hackathon for the Basel region

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    The first BaselHack will take place on the weekend of 28 and 29 October 2017. The event is being sponsored by Baloise, Adobe, Bluesky, FHNW, Actemium, Smart Regio Basel and BaselArea.swiss as well as other companies and public institutions in the region.

    BaselHack is a platform for visionaries, creatives, technology enthusiasts, UX/UI hackers, code writers, software developers and IT veterans – in short, for everyone who enjoys collaborating on the development of new ideas and solutions. The aim of the hackathon is to demonstrate the region's digital competence and innovative prowess while at the same time providing a platform that encourages networking amongst the participants. The main priority of the communal problem-solving event, however, is to have fun with digital technologies. In two days, teams develop working prototypes and present them to a jury.

    When: Saturday 28 October, 09:00 to Sunday 29 October, 19:00
    Where: FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Aula, 4142 Münchenstein

    All kinds of ideas are welcome at the hackathon. Participants who bring along their own ideas can pitch them at the beginning of the hackathon to attract a suitable development team. There will also be real-life cases from companies and startups. Teams who develop successful prototypes will have an opportunity to continue their development. The best projects will receive attractive prizes.


    Saturday, 28 October 2017

    08:30 Check-in – registration and installation

    09:00 Hackathon opens, welcome address, rules and timetable

    09:15 Pitches and team building

    10:00 Hands on: start coding

    12:00-14:00 Snack time

    14:00 Coding

    18:00-20:00 Supper

    20:00 Coding

    Sunday, 29 October 2017

    08:00 Breakfast

    10:00 Codin

    12:30-14:30 Snack time

    14:30 Coding

    16:00 Hands off: stop coding

    16:15 Start pitching

    17:30 Announcement of winners, followed by an apéro

    The event kicks off on Saturday 28 October, 2017 at 9am. After a short welcome address, pitching begins. As soon as all the teams have been formed, they start coding. There are no official activities from now until the prototypes are presented in the late afternoon on Sunday, but there will be plenty of support available for the teams from the many coaches on site.

    In order to reach the productive phase as quickly as possible, a preliminary informal get-together will be held a week before the hackathon, on Friday, 20 October. This will allow participants to get to know each other in advance and to obtain information about the data and software that will be available at the hackathon. This information will also be made available online. If ideas are presented that are not based on existing data, the data should be made available at the BaselHack weekend.

    On your marks, get set, go
    The final date for entry to the hackathon is 8 October.
    Participation will be limited to 100 people. Anyone can take part. Minors will only be allowed entry if accompanied by a parent who has also registered. Team participation is possible, although not a requirement, as teams will be formed on site. Every person in a team must register individually.

    Behind the scenes at the BaselHack
    Behind BaselHack itself is the non-profit organisation BaselHack, which is made up of companies and institutions from the Basel region. For further information, please visit: www.baselhack.ch (http://www.baselhack.ch/)

    We welcome volunteers who would like to contribute to our organisation, especially during the two days of this event. Feel free to contact us at any time without obligation: [masked]

    We are still looking for additional sponsors to provide financial support for the BaselHack. Potential sponsors should apply to: [masked]