• UPcoming PAntalks

    February 18th, 18:30-21:00

    At the Community Salon, Impact Hub Zurich

    Pantalks Speaker:

    Memi Beltrame

    Founder of Less a Mess, User Experience Designer



    Topic (tech):

    Machine Learning for Designers


    Artificial intelligence is more and more becoming the core of digital products. Designing for products based on AI requires designers to know about Machine Learning.

    This talk is a vivid and entertaining introduction to the field of Machine Learning. It looks at its fundamental principles using practical examples. It showcases applications of the different types of Machine Learning. These range from text categorization to image recognition and speech analysis. The goal is to show what is important and why - not only for designers but for web-professionals and beyond.

    Upcoming Pantalk Speaker Doug Sillars

    Memi is an experience designer with more backgrounds than a Wes Anderson movie. He's a college dropout (English Literature & Linguistics) and a trained film director. He's been writing code since he was 13, with absolutely no ambition other than to see what happens. This ambition got him to the field of UX where he enjoys finding out what people need, building it and having a good cry after testing. He is curious and if you give him a stick and a bear, he'll know what to do. He's not good at sports, so you might reconsider.

    March 17th, 18:30-21:00

    At the Community Salon, Impact Hub Zurich

    Pantalks Speaker:

    Simon Emanuel Schmid

    Senior Software Engineer, User Experience Engineer and Digital Entrepreneur. Managing Partner at Unchained Commerce

    Topic (tech):

    Open Source Business


    What seems like a contradiction on the first sight is actually quite common nowadays: Making business with open source software. In this talk I'll explain the current state, recent developments, different strategies and our approach towards open source business at Unchained Commerce GmbH.






    Simon is enthusiastic about digital products that are fascinating and comprehensible to use. To achieve this goal, he uses more than a decade of experience as a Software Engineer and his passion for design, user experience and digital entrepreneurship.

    April 21th, 18:30-21:00

    At the Community Salon, Impact Hub Zurich

    Pantalks Speaker:

    Dr. Tillmann Lang

    Co-Founder and CEO of Yova



    Topic (non-tech):
    The potential of Sustainable Finance to make the world a better place


    The global financial system is a powerful force for our planet – it has huge potential to steer money into sustainable activities and make economies more climate-friendly.

    Tillmann Lang, CEO and co-founder of Yova Impact Investing, talks about the potential of sustainable finance and shows how even small investors without any financial knowledge can be part of the world’s shift to sustainable finance.


    Dr. Tillmann Lang is the CEO and a co-founder of Yova AG (www.yova.ch), a digital wealth manager offering impact investing solutions to mainstream investors and consumers. Before founding Yova AG, Tillmann was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where he consulted leading global organizations on innovation, product development and corporate strategy. Tillmann served as CFO to Benefiit Impact Investing in Zurich and Singapore. Moreover, Tillmann founded the Sustainability-in-Business Lab at ETH Zurich. Tillmann is an economist, mathematician and computer scientist. He holds a PhD from ETH Zurich and a Diploma (M.Sc. equivalent) from Universitaet Heidelberg.

  • Upcoming AI MORNINGS

    February 25th, 08:00-09:00

    Auer&Co. Café


    Michael Born

    Founder & CEO PXL Vision AG


    The power of AI in

    digital customer verification

    PXL Vision provides leading solutions for the automation and enhancement of identity verification and customer onboarding through tailored software solutions powered by the latest developments in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Michael will be talking about the application fields, challenges, and opportunities of their AI-based software algorithms.

    March 31st, 08:00-09:00

    Auer&Co. Café
















    Upcoming Pantalk Speaker Doug Sillars

    April 28th 2020, 08:00-09:00

    Auer&Co. Café

















    What are the Pantalks AI mornings about?

    Nowadays you have numerous options to get informed about Artificial Intelligence (AI) achievements and progresses.


    Actually, it can even be overwhelming, as everyone claims to have embraced AI and is “fully taking advantage” of this amazing new way of sorting through data. It may even make you feel a tech slacker or that you are missing the the-next-great-thing boat.


    Beyond buzzwords!

    Pantalks AI mornings present applied machine learning use cases that serve real business needs and leaves aside over-inflated claims.

    Attend these short (45 min) morning sessions prior to starting your work day and get a rapid understanding of applied AI business cases and their integration implications.

    Are the Pantalks AI mornings for me?

    Traditionally Pantalks are visited by decision-makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, executives, thinkers, and doers to explore innovative technologies as well as their societal impacts. It’s also an Impact Hub Community event! Get your seat. We'd love to see you there.


    Format (venue, dates)

    Colab @ Impact Hub Zürich, monthly, every last Tuesday, not during summer / winter holidays


    - Tue 28.01.2020: Dr. Donnacha Daly, Artificial Intelligence Lecturing and Research at Hochschule Luzern

    - More dates will follow soon


    Time: 8.00 - 8.45: coffee & gipfeli, introduction, presentation, Q&A, open discussion


    Each event will be promoted and organized through our Meetup group (+2400 members!).

  • Our Story

    Pantalks, initiated by Panter employees in 2010, began as a small community meetup where individuals looking to exchange knowledge, tech and non-tech, could connect and share their insights. Today, with +2700 meetup members and more than 200+ Pantalks hosted, the community has grown into a meaningful network. Once a month we host an intriguing talk with fresh from the field insights and engaging discussion over snacks and drinks— we'd love you to join us!


  • Past talks

    Find the presentation slides of past talks here.

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