The Swiss IT Congress SITC is an annual congress organized by the SI, tackling a current IT topic. With various speakers and good food , the SITC becomes the starting point for exciting discussions. You can find current information about the next SITC here as soon as it available. The programs of the previous SITCs are collected on this site as well.
The topic of the SITC 2023 was "E-ID in Switzerland".
The topic of the SITC 2022 was "IT Education in Switzerland".
The Swiss Informatics Society SI celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2023. We received our esteemed members and representatives from our partner organisations on Friday, November 17th, at Hotel Schweizhof in Bern for an anniversary celebration. While looking back on our forty years of history with IT in Switzerland we also wanted to look forward at things to come.
With presentations on ‚DNA as Data Storage‘ by Prof. Pierre-Yves Burgi from the University of Geneva and on ‚Post-Quantum Cryptography‘ by Dr. Sonia Duc from Adnovum we had our eyes firmly set on the future and on innovations. The podium discussion on ‚The Future of Computer Science‘ with representatives from academia, industry and politics naturally also looked forward. Their thoughts on the developments of computer science and specifically on the challenges of E-ID in Switzerland, the rapid rise of AI tools and the challenges of educating cititzens in such an ever-developing environment will certainly come up in future discussions of our attendees.
Some of these discussions continued during the gala dinner, where we enjoyed the cuisine of Hotel Schweizerhof. SI was honored by the speech given by the vice-president of IFIP, Prof. Jacques Sakarovitch, and the commemorative trophy awaded by IFIP. The evening concluded with a speech by SI President Francis Baud on the protection and recognition of IT professionals. SI would like to thank all its members for making our work possible and we look forward to another four decades of excellence in Swiss IT.
You can find pictures from the event below.