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«Imagine a machine that is a hundred times smarter than you. You wouldn’t feel comfortable if this machine would be controlled by just a small group.»

Marcel Salathé, Associate Professor at EPFL


Daten öffentlich, frei verfügbar und nutzbar zu machen für mehr Transparenz, Innovation und Effizienz — das ist Open Data. ist die Schweizer Sektion der Open Knowledge Foundation.
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The annual conference that took place at the Casino de Montbenon in Lausanne was an day of excellent exchange and mutual inspiration around topics of national and international importance. We wish to thank everybody who made this conference so special: first and foremost, our amazing community, the fabulous speakers, supporting partners and generous sponsors. See the full programme and revisit the event through content curated here:


  • Marcel Salathé: «Data of the people, by the people, for the people»
  • Denis Gursky: «Promoting Open Data in Ukraine for socially meaningful IT-projects»
  • Anja Wyden-Guelpa: «Open source – un chemin vers la transparence et la confiance en matière de vote électronique ?»
  • Jean-Luc Cochard: « ! Et après ?»
  • Simon Chignard: «5 ans d’open data: qu’avons-nous appris?»
  • Guillaume Leborgne: «SNCF, la politique ouverture des données d’une grande entreprise publique»
  • Joshua Goldstein: «What does a Department of Better Technology do?»
  • Thomas Landolt: «Cognitive Computing with Open Data: this is Common Sense»

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Afternoon Unconference

Individuals who explicitly agreed during the registration process to make their name, surname and e-mail public are listed here: Participants of the conference

Creative Commons licensed photos of the event are available on Wikimedia Commons.


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Die Schweizer Informatik Gesellschaft SI ist der Verband der Informatikfachleute in der Schweiz.

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La Società Svizzera di Informatica SI è l’associazione dei professionisti dell’informatica in Svizzera.