Digital Transformation @ Ringier
Thursday, 07 October 2021
1.30 - 6.00 pm
With a portfolio of more than 140 brands in print, radio, TV and the online press, Ringier is the largest diversified Swiss media company and reaches several million people every day on all channels. Ringier was founded in 1833 as a Swiss family business and, with a history going back over more than 180 years, stands for pioneering spirit, independence, freedom of opinion and diversity of information. In the last ten years, Ringier has invested around 2 billion Swiss francs in digitisation. Today, the company has around 7,300 employees in 19 countries. It achieved a turnover of more than 1 billion Swiss francs in 2018. With 71% of its operating profit in digital, Ringier holds a leading position among European media companies.
Arrival of participants for the Best Practice Meeting at Ringier Ltd
Welcome address by Dr. Patrik Gisel, member of the Board SMG
Speech by Marc Walder, CEO Ringier Ltd
Speech by Davide Villa, CEO of JobCloud Ltd:
Speech by Christian Dorer, Editor-in-Chief of the Blick Group:
Summary and outlook by Dr. Patrik Gisel
End of the event
Marc Walder, CEO Ringier Ltd. Marc Walder has been CEO of Ringier Ltd since 2012. Walder holds a number of mandates in addition to this position. Among other things, he acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scout24 Switzerland Ltd., Admeira Ltd and Ringier Africa AG as well as Vice-Chairman of the Boards of Directors of JobCloud Ltd and Ticketcorner Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the global sports data company Sportradar AG. Marc Walder is a member of the Digital Advisory Council of the Swiss Federal Council and founder of the digitalswitzerland initiative to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub, in which more than 130 of the largest companies and institutions in Switzerland promote the country's digital development and transformation.
Davide Villa, has been CEO of JobCloud since February 2019. He previously led the Business Development, Product Management and Company Development divisions as a Member of the Executive Board. Davide Villa has international industry experience in HR technology and employment platforms. His previous roles include: Chairman of the Board of Directors of jobs.ch, CEO of Monster Central and Eastern Europe, Chief Revenues Officer and Senior Vice President B2B of XING, Marketing and Business Development Director of Idealjob (Adecco Group) and COO of jobpilot GmbH.
Christian Dorer, has been Editor-in-Chief of the Blick Group since February 2017. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the "Aargauer Zeitung / az North-West Switzerland" newspaper from 2009 onwards. Dorer is a graduate of the Ringier School of Journalism and has worked as a business editor and Swiss parliamentary correspondent for "BLICK" and "SonntagsBlick". He is the President of the Conference of Swiss Editors-in-Chief, a member of the Foundation Board of the MAZ Swiss School of Journalism in Lucerne and co-programme manager of the Swiss Media Forum.
Sandro Inguscio, has been Editor-in-Chief of Blick.ch and Blick TV since July 2021. Prior to that, he worked for the Blick Group in various positions from 2010: as a reporter in the news department and the sports department, as a page maker for Blick.ch, and most recently as head of the news department for Blick, Blick.ch and Blick TV. Inguscio graduated from the MAZ Lucerne with a diploma in journalism after finishing business school and started his journalistic career at the Wohler Anzeiger.
Dr. Patrik Gisel studied Business Administration and completed a PhD at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). From 1987 to 1993, Gisel was a research fellow and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. He subsequently worked as an IT manager with UBS and in the Banking and Insurance practice of the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich. In the year 2000, Patrik Gisel joined the Raiffeisen Group as head of the Corporate Development, Finance and IT department and as a member of the Executive Board. From 2002 onwards, he was Deputy Chief Executive and headed the Market Department from 2005 to 2015 before being appointed CEO. He led the Raiffeisen Group until the end of 2018. Since then, Gisel has held a number of mandates in various forms and has been involved in several start-ups.
Registration and fee
The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received and in consideration of sector representation.
Fee per person: CHF 235.-. A confirmation of registration and invoice will follow.
Kindly note that the registrations are binding. A representative from the company management may attend if the original registrant is unable to attend at short notice. We are obliged to invoice in the event of cancellations without a stand-in and no-shows.
Please note that photographs taken by our photographer will be displayed in SMG publications and on the SMG website.
Because of the current coronavirus situation, we request you to read our "Protective measures for your safety" at SMG events. Please note that access to the event is restricted to persons who are fully vaccinated and can present valid Covid certificate or are recovered and can present a valid confirmation. Important: Persons who "only" can present a negative test are unfortunately not allowed to participate. This protection concept applies to all Ringier events. We thank you for your understanding.
How to get there
Arriving by public transport
From Zurich main station, take the no. 4 tram (direction Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen) to the "Opernhaus" stop or the no. 11 tram (direction Rehalp) to the "Zürich Stadelhofen" stop. Ringier's main entrance is only a few minutes' walk from the Opernhaus or Zürich Stadelhofen station.
Arriving by car
No reserved parking spaces are available. The nearest multi-storey car parks are the Parkhaus Opéra at Schillerstrasse 5 and Parkhaus Utoquai at Färberstrasse 6.
Protective measures during the event
Because of the current coronavirus situation, we request you to read our "Protective measures for your safety" at SMG events.
Please note that access to the event is limited to the following persons:
- Persons who are fully vaccinated and have a valid vaccination certificate on the day of the event (date of the second vaccination must be at least 10 days before the event).
- Persons who are recovered and have a valid certificate that the recovery is within 6 months before the event.
Please note that admission with "only" a negative test, can not be granted. This protection concept applies to all Ringier events. We thank you for your understanding.