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Digital Transformation @ Ringier

Ringier AG, Zürich
Best Practice Meetings

Thursday, 07 October 2021

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.


2.30 pm

Arrival of participants for the Best Practice Meeting at Ringier Ltd

3.00 pm

Welcome address by Lukas Braunschweiler, SMG President

Speech by Marc Walder, CEO Ringier Ltd

Speech by Davide Villa, CEO of JobCloud Ltd:
"Launching Programmatic Online Recruiting"

Speech by Christian Dorer, Editor-in-Chief of the Blick Group:
"This is how the Blick Group works"

"Blick TV – the first digital TV in Switzerland»

5.00 pm

Guided tour

6.00 pm

Summary and outlook by Lukas Braunschweiler
Ringier invites guests to a reception.

6.30 pm

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, 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.


Lukas Braunschweiler, President of SMG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tecan Group Ltd. Dr Lukas Braunschweiler is President of SMG and sits on the boards of directors of various companies. He holds a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from ETH Zurich. From 2011 to the end of March 2018, he worked as the CEO of the Sonova Group. He was previously CEO of the Swiss technology group RUAG, led the California-based Dionex Corporation as President and CEO from 2002 to 2009, and worked in Group Executive Management at Mettler Toledo from 1995 to 2002.

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.



The number of guests is limited.

Guest information

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How to get there

Event location
Ringier AG
Dufourstrasse 23
8008 Zürich

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.

How to get there


Host and event organiser

Ringier AG
Dufourstrasse 23
8008 Zürich

Event organiser
Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft
Zeltweg 48, 8032 Zürich
office [at],
Telephone + 41 44 202 23 25
Fax + 41 44 269 90 01

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.

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