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Sylvie Reinhard has an entrepreneurial background and supports innovative projects at Engagement Migros, the development fund of Switzerland’s largest retail group. From 2007 to 2015 Sylvie Reinhard was a managing partner at Lift Conference, one of Europe’s leading events in digital innovation, with outlets in France, China and Korea. Lift’s Geneva edition connects every year over 1000 participants from 35 countries.
As a managing partner at crstl.io and activist Sylvie Reinhard is passionate about applying her management skills to launch and accelerate innovative projects: she is a founding member of Alliance Digitale, the interest group representing some of Switzerland’s most active organizations in the field of digital creation and sits on the advisory board of the House of Electronic Arts Basel and the Geneva University of Art and Design.
The magazine Bilan has named her among the "300 most influential people in Switzerland".
The counterculture of the seventies has played a key role in driving the technological revolution and shaping what we know today as the Silicon Valley economic powerhouse. In the meantime, the love-hate relationship between business and the arts has proven to be very productive over and over again. Sylvie Reinhard will draw from her experience as an innovator at the intersection of technology and culture and share how companies and governments around the world benefit from culture as a key R&D resource for innovation.
Digital Alliance: How to boost Switzerland's Digital Creative Industries
Keynote on «Financing innovation: news from the Swiss digital culture funding battleground» followed by a showcase of the five hottest Swiss virtual reality and digital projects that challenge the film industry: Sequenced (spatial story for mobile and VR), Ma vie de Courgette (animated film and transmedia project), Late Shift (interactive film for mobile and theaters), MindLeap (brain-powered VR game with integrated motion capture) and Plug & Play (short movie and app)
Welcome address of the 2015 edition of the annual ARTES Applications workshop hosted within the Lift Conference in Geneva (Switzerland), co-organised by the Swiss IAP Ambassador Platform for Space Applications and Services.
Lift Conference is one of Europe’s leading events in digital innovation, with outlets in France, China and Korea. Lift’s Geneva edition connects every year over 1000 participants from 35 countries.