• Overview

    UPcoming PAntalks

    Pantalks Panel Discussion

    on November 19th, 18:30-21:00

    Focus: Burnout in the World of Startups


    - Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer, President & Founder of Swiss ICT Investor Club

    - Michael D. Mangos, Psychologist

    - Claudine Birbaum author/keynote speaker for intuition

    Pantalks Speaker

    on December 17th, 18:30-21:00

    Loïc Schülé, Co-Founder & CEO of Denteo

    Focus: tbd







    PANTALKS 2020


    Upcoming AI MORNINGS

    AI Mornings Speaker

    November 26th, 08:00-08:45

    Anna Ukhanova, Senior Research Program Manager AI/ML, Google Research EMEA

    Focus: tbd



    Upcoming Pantalk:

    Topic: Burnout in the World of Startups

    We will be discussing the topic of Burnout in the context of the startup world. The topic will be discussed from different perspectives by the founder of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer), a psychologist (Michael Mangos) and an author/keynote speaker for intuition (Claudine Birbaum)


    About the speakers:

    Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer:
    Thomas Dübendorfer holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich and is co-founder and president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), an angel investor club, which invested in 42 Swiss tech startups in the year 2018. He has worked at HP Research Labs in Silicon Valley and seven years at Google. He is an angel investor and board member in several Swiss tech startups and had several successful startup exits. UBS, Nasdaq, Lufthansa, Adobe, Swiss Re and many other highly ranked companies are customers of tech startups that he co-founded. He was among the "Top 100 Digital Shapers of Switzerland" in 2016 and 2018 and featured as "Top 200 most prominent persons of Zurich, Switzerland" in the publication Who Is Who in Zurich 2019.

    Michael Mangos:

    Michael was working for the reinsurance business for over 15 years holding degrees in Economics and Risk Management. A near burnout situation three years ago helped him to reinvent himself by quitting his former career and start fresh. Today Michael is holding a degree in psychology and is dedicated in helping individuals with burnout to find their life balance, reinvent themselves and feel happy and productive again.


    Claudine Birbaum:

    Claudine is doing seminars and coaching für CEOs, teams and employees who want a better (business)life. She's a keynote speaker for intuition. Her courses, coachings and seminars are about personal growth, consulting and support. More infos on her website.



    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 28.05.: Dr. Grazia Frontoso, Customer Engineer at Google

    - Tue 25.06.: Nicolas Perony, CTO & Founder of OTO.ai

    - Tue 27.08.: Patrick Senti, Founder of omega|ml, Senior Data Scientist & Software Engineer

    - Tue 24.09.: François Rüf, Head of Data, AI & Machine Learning at Vontobel

    - Thu 10.10.: Ben Nolan, Head of Business Development at Statice

    - Tue 29.10.: Antonio Oro, AI Engineer & Founder of Quantworks and Juri Sarbach, Co-Founder & CTO of Quantworks

    - Tue 26.11.: Anna Ukhanova, Senior Research Program Manager AI/ML, Google Research EMEA


    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!


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