• UPcoming PAntalks

    January 21th, 18:30-21:00

    At the Community Salon, Impact Hub Zurich

    Pantalks Speaker:

    Doug Sillars

    Freelance Developer Evangelist focusing on media performance. Google Developer Expert & O'Reilly author

    Topic (tech):

    Building an ARt Gallery in the Browser


    AR and VR in the Browser


    The world of virtual reality allows us to build new 3D interactive spaces that we can fill with anything we want - like the art of the great Renaissance masters. More into Cubism? With a quick click - now the gallery is full of a completely different genre. With new AR features, we can actually build the gallery in our own space - and just as easily swap out the art - all in our browser! In this talk, we’ll walk through the steps to build a virtual ARt gallery, with web technology available today, but also take a peek at the new WebXR technology that is coming to our browsers soon!

    Upcoming Pantalk Speaker Doug Sillars

    Doug is a freelance mobile performance expert, studying the intersection of media and web performance. A Google Developer Expert and the author of O’Reilly’s “High Performance Android Apps,” Doug regularly speaks at conferences, and blogs at dougsillars.com. He is currently working as a freelance digital nomad, traveling with his family in Europe.

    February 18th, 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.

    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): TBA













    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.

  • Upcoming AI MORNINGS

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

    Auer&Co. Café


    Dr. Donnacha Daly

    Artificial Intelligence Lecturing and Research at Hochschule Luzern


    Observations on the Decision Making Process around Investments in Artificial Intelligence

    In this talk Donnacha will draw on his 20+ years industrial experience in pitching, funding, and managing data-centric projects & businesses, to provide a personal perspective on the decision-making process around investments in Artificial Intelligence. As we move into the second decade of the 21st Century, AI is approaching an important inflection point, whereby disruption gives way to ubiquity, creating a new cohort of corporate winners and losers. Investors and managers can really struggle to place meaningful bets in this marketplace, given the game-changing nature of the technology, the unfamiliarity of the start-up ecosystem and the novelty of emerging business models. A framework is proposed that the speaker has found useful to navigate these considerations, and which will be illustrated in the talk, through real and experienced use-cases from across the industry.

    Upcoming Pantalk Speaker Doug Sillars

    For the last 5 years, Donnacha Daly has been leading global innovation at Lanids+Gyr in Zug, a world leading provider of smart-metering and energy management solutions. His role there included start-up venturing, M&A and also managing the company IPO in 2017. From 2020 he begins lecturing and research in Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship at the Luzern University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Previously Donnacha was active in several European tech startups such as swissQuant in Zurich, with a focus on value-creation through data engineering. He has a PhD in signal processing and holds dual Irish and Swiss citizenships.

    February 25th, 08:00-09:00

    Auer&Co. Café









    March 31st, 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.

    More Pantalks here

    December 17, 2019 · dental software,dentistry,praxismanagement,startup,lean
    On our last pantalk of 2019 Loïc Schülé gave us an insight into the values he and his team at...
    November 26, 2019 · machine learning,embeddings
    Marcello Steiner is a Machine Learning Engineer working at Google. He spent the last four and a...
    November 19, 2019 · Burnout,Startups,Mental Health,Work-Life-Balance
    We discussed the topic of Burnout in the context of the startup world from different perspectives...
    // David about this Pantalk: Exactly one year ago, at the Pantalk on October 16 2018, I had the...
    October 10, 2019 · AI mornings,data exhausts,data anonymization,synthetic data,privacy
    Ben Nolan talked about enterprise data exhausts and safe data anonymization. He elaborated on how...
    In this AI morning Pantalk, François Rüf talked about the implementation of AI in the financial...
    „Transparency in politics means structuring information. Just data doesn’t give you anything.“...
    Patrick Senti likes to build AI/ML analytics solutions that deliver business value. A fullstack...
    "A well-designed experience grows in value over time. An experience represents a contribution of...
    Nicolas showed how Speech-to-Meaning tech can be used to elevate the quality of customer...
    Marion showed how to build fast web applications with a Vue frontend and a backend running on...
    This was our first AI mornings Pantalk. The focus of the talk was AI document understanding on...
    In what way can the use of blockchain technology create new forms of value? Where is it working...
    In this Pantalk, Benny Schudel gave an overview of what creative coding is about. Using the p5.js...
    February 15, 2019
    As a professor in computer science and engineering, Rohini is specialized in the areas of...
    In this Pantalk, Alève aimed for the deconstruction of the following concept and its significance...
    April 24, 2018
    «Crypto Economics» is a semi-technical introduction into blockchain technology with a focus on...
    BLOCKv provides a platform for virtual goods that can be recorded on the Blockchain. By adding an...
    TEND is a blockchain company that tokenizes real luxury assets onto the Ethereum blockchain. By...
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