Data Days 2022

11-15 May 2022, ETH Zurich

Dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence with Data Days!Data Days is a 5-day celebration of Artificial Intelligence in industry, academia, and society. Together with our industry and science partners, we want to showcase the latest advancements and trends of AI in art and music, business, retail, and research.Visit the Fair and take part in the Datathon, Switzerland's biggest Machine Learning Hackathon.

SCHEDULE   
EventDate(s)LocationDetails
FAIR11-12 MayHGArt, Music, Games, Companies & Keynotes
WORKSHOPS13 MayHGWorkshops for Datathon participants
DATATHON14-15 MaySPH24h Machine Learning Hackathon, Closing ceremony

Please find below the participant website for the Datathon (username & password shared in the booklet sent to participants).


AI Fair

On May 11-12 there will be a big exhibition in the hall of the HG building at ETH, where you will get the chance to explore how AI is being applied in Art, Videogames, and across different industries and Startups through interactive demos.
You will be able to connect with ETH researchers and see what are the last advances in AI, network with the world's top companies in the field, and some of the most innovative deep tech startups on the European scene.
During the 2 days, there will be a dense keynote schedule that will allow you to explore the impact and the future of AI, with keynotes ranging from "Data Science in the Metaverse" to "Towards a quantum advantage in machine learning".Please find below the final schedule of keynotes:

SCHEDULE MAY 11th   
SpeakerTitleTimeRoom
BearingPointReal World Data Science in The Field12:00-13:00HG E3
VeezooData Science Entrepreneurship from an ETH Alumni12:00-12:30HG E7
BCG GammaHelping companies understand what's inside the black box12:30-13:30HG E7
AccentureReinventing Businesses With Data13:30-14:30HG E3
MicrosoftA.I. Anywhere – What Microsoft is doing in Data & A.I.14:30-15:30HG E5
ETH AI CenterConversational AI15:00-17:00HG E7
Quantum Black, AI by McKinseyWhat is Data Engineering in The Context of Strategy Consulting?15:30-16:30HG E3
AXAAXA's Transformation Into a Data-Driven Company16:00-17:00HG E5
ESGroupIntelligent Process Automation16:30-17:30HG E3
ArtifactThe ART of Data Science17:00-18:00HG E7
ArchletHow to Disrupt an Old-Fashioned Industry With Technology17:30-18:00HG E3
TextShuttleNeural Machine Translation18:00-18:30HG E5
João Paulo Apolinário PassosMultimodal AI Art and The Future of Creativity18:00-18:30HG E3
SchweizerMonat & NEOIm Auge der Maschine18:30-19:30HG E5
BearingPointCompany Dinner18:00-21:00Restaurant
SCHEDULE MAY 12th   
SpeakerTitleTimeRoom
Sony AIOutracing Champion Gran Turismo Drivers with Deep Reinforcement Learning12:00-13:00HG E3
KearneyHow Advanced Analytics is Disrupting Management Consulting12:00-13:00HG E7
MigrosMaking Sense of the PetaByte-Scale Migros Data World13:00-14:00HG E3
IBMTowards a Quantum Advantage in Machine Learning13:00-14:00HG E7
VisiumVision Transformers on Gigapixel Images14:00-15:00HG E3
D OneData Science in the Metaverse15:00-16:00HG E3
AWSExplore Cloud Technologies With Industrial Use Cases16:00-17:00HG E3
Hugging FaceEnabling ML Art Applications Through Open Source Technologies17:00-17:30HG E7
PhD Massimo MagnoA Systemic Approach to AI17:30-18:00HG E3
Adrian NotzAI+Art - From Machine Drawings to Machine Learning18:00-18:30HG E7
Google Developer Student ClubWeights & Biases Workshop18:00-20:00HG E3

Datathon

On 14-15 May, the Datathon, the largest Machine Learning Hackathon in Switzerland, will take place for the 3rd year in a row. 100 carefully selected students from Machine Learning backgrounds such as Data Science, Computer Science, and Robotics will compete on challenges and data provided by our partners for more than 24 hours and be rewarded with generous prizes.
The Datathon will take place in Zentrum's new Student Project House, a 5-story student co-working space, where the 100 participants will sleep, eat and work for 24 hours, competing for the 10'000+ CHF price and taking part in the funny side challenges.
This year the challenges will be brought to you by AWS, Microsoft, D-ONE, and SAV.On May 13 our partners AWS and Microsoft will have hands-on workshops dedicated to Hackathon's participants, to train them on their cloud services. Applications are closed since May 2nd.You can find the Datathon schedule below and further information on our participant website linked below (username & password shared in the booklet sent to participants):

SCHEDULE SATURDAY  
TimeEventLocation
09:00-10.00BreakfastHG E3
10:00Opening CeremonyHG E3
11:00-12:00Presentation of Challenges & Setting UpSPH
12:00Release of DatasetsHackJunction
15:00Q&A with Dataset ExpertsSPH
15:00-midnightCoding & Side ChallengesSPH
SCHEDULE SUNDAY  
TimeEventLocation
12:00Code Submission DeadlineHackJunction
13:30Slides Submission Deadlinetbd (Slack)
14:00Project PresentationsSPH
15:00-17:00Evaluation by the Jury-
17:00Final CeremonySPH
17:30-19:00Closing AperitifSPH
19:00End of the Event–

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Application

Application deadline: May 5th

Welcome to the homepage for applying to compete in the 2022 Datathon taking place on May 14 and 15. Please refer to the relevant sections below for further information.


Students

Students must register in teams of two or more and can participate in any of the several challenges (challenge choices, etc., to be collected post-registration).

Further details are described on the application form. If there are issues, you can open the direct link to the document or email us.


SAV Members & Actuarial Participants

SAV members and other professional participants may register individually, in teams of up to four. There are 24 spots available for this opportunity, and challenge choice is limited to the SAV-provided challenge.Application form for SAV Applicants is live as of April 13th!

FAQ

Will Data Days be an online or on-site event?
The Data Days will take place on-site at ETH Zurich. We will provide you with space to meet up and work as a team and food & beverages so that you can focus entirely on your challenges.
Who is eligible to participate in the Datathon?
The hackathon is open to all ETH and UZH students. Places are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. The overall participation number is capped at 100 participants to ensure a positive overall experience for all involved parties.
Do I need to apply to the AI fair?
No, you are free to visit the AI fair spontaneously. In contrast, an application for the Datathon is needed.
How many participants are allowed per team?
You will register together with at least one other person and work in team sizes of 3 or 4. Team members are registered in the application form. Only one application per team is needed.
Are there fees to participate in the fair or hackathon?
There are no fees to participate.

Do I need technical skills to participate in the Datathon?
Due to the technical nature of the challenge, basic coding skills and familiarity with machine learning would be recommended to ensure a positive experience. However, there are no formal requirements.

Career Opportunities

Bring your experience to our sponsors and advance your career in new and meaningful ways. ACE partners with a variety of companies in Switzerland for the Data Days to bring you relevant career opportunities. Explore them below:

Verity

Where Great Careers Take Flight.

"Verity's drones have completed more than 300,000 autonomous flights, in more than 100 facilities in 20 countries worldwide.
In the logistics and warehousing industries, Verity’s solution automates inventory management, providing clients like IKEA and DSV, actionable insights into their daily operations. In the live events industries, Verity’s systems create magical moments for audiences around the globe with clients including Metallica, Drake, and Céline Dion.
We are engineers, professionals, mathematicians, and designers; all working as one. Want to join a fast-moving company where your contributions will make a difference? Join us!"

If you have any questions on the company, please don't hesitate to reach out to to us:Andras Szabo
Backend Engineer
LinkedIn

Conversational AI Keynote

We all know chatbots - but what’s next and how does it impact our interactions? Let’s look at the big topics in Conversational A and where AI systems could complement or enhance human communication. We would like to bring researchers from AI foundations and applications together with start-ups and industry partners, exploring topics such as:● Real-time augmentation of human conversations
â—Ź Scaling of use cases and self-service (e.g. first-level support) in natural interactions
â—Ź Speeding up conversation understanding and summaries
â—Ź Novel business opportunities
â—Ź Implications for future customer interactions
â—Ź And many more!

Agenda

TimeDescriptionPeople
15:00 - 15:05IntroductionAlex Ilic
15:05 - 15:15Keynote Presentations1. Unique: Industry
15:15 - 15:25"2. DeepJudge: Startup
15:25 - 15:35"3. Prof. Mrinmaya Sachan: Foundation
15:45 - 15:55"4. Dr. Filipe Barata: Application
16:00 - 17:00Panel DiscussionModerated by Helga Rietz with panel participants: Unique, Deepjudge, Prof. Lonneke van der Plas, & Yokoy
17:00 - openApero-

Demos

â—Ź Viseca - Will demonstrate their chatbot, Angela Skill
â—Ź Wyona: Katie
We would love to see you there, no registration required!

You are change.

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we are engaged in Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:

Open Positions

NamePositionEmail
Anna MitchellRecruiting Lead Switzerlandanna.mitchell@accenture.com
Stefan RustlerDigital Strategy Consultantstefan.rustler@accenture.com
NaĂŻm de ViraghData Engineer Senior Analystnaim.l.de.viragh@accenture.com
Christoph MonyData Science Analystchristoph.mony@accenture.com

Making AI Real for Business

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), statistics, and machine learning with deep industry and functional expertise. The BCG GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists, software and data engineers, as well as product experts with a consulting mindset. We specialize in creating competitive advantage for our clients through AI driven transformations. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, designing innovative algorithms, implementing and deploying scalable solutions, and enabling colleagues and clients to fully embrace AI. Our product offerings span from fully custom-build to industry specific leading edge AI software solutions. BCG GAMMA brings together management consultancy, data science and advanced analytics consulting.

Open Positions

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Lina Berlinger
Senior Recruiter
berlinger.lina@bcg.com

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units:

  • The first unit covers the advisory business with a clear focus on selected business areas.

  • The second unit provides IP-driven digital assets and managed services beyond SaaS.

  • The third unit is designed to explore innovative business models with clients and partners by driving the financing and development of start-ups and leveraging ecosystems.

BearingPoint’s clients include many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. The firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 70 countries, engaging with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success.

We make sense

D ONE is the leading Swiss company for data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence with national and international customers and a team of experts for data-driven value creation. D ONE designs and implements projects which create value from data, acts as a guide on the journey to a data-driven enterprise and helps companies shape processes, organizational structure, and company culture, leveraging the hands-on know-how along the entire value chain.

Open Positions

PositionLevelLink
Azure Analytics EngineerFull-Timehttps://apply.workable.com/d-one/j/DFC3A15B10/
Data Analytics ConsultantFull-Timehttps://apply.workable.com/d-one/j/4AF2819516/
Senior Data ArchitectFull-Timehttps://apply.workable.com/d-one/j/3877CB8276/

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Natalia Steenbock
natalia.steenbock@d-one.ai

IBM is a global leader in hybrid cloud and AI. We help clients tap into insights from their data, streamline business processes and gain the competitive edge in their industries. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the largest industrial research organizations in the world and has defined the future of information technology. Our breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and consulting services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service. Visit www.ibm.com for more information.

IBM Organizations & Initiatives

You will find all entry level/intern job openings on your career site:

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Dr. Martin Mähler
IBM University Relations
maehler@de.ibm.com

Our people make us who we are. Driven to be the difference between a big idea and making it happen, we help our clients break through.

Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with more than 4,200 people working in more than 40 countries. Kearney Analytics, the analytics engine of Kearney, combines world-class analytics capabilities with deep functional and industry expertise to help clients maximize the value from data and analytics for their business model and market. We apply machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and optimization to solve complex business problems. From procurement and supply chain to marketing and growing businesses, Kearney Analytics has the diverse experience, skills, and means to deliver tangible solutions.Our team understands that analytics is about aptitude and curiosity. With this crucial combination in mind, we hire and nurture the right talents to answer the most pressing questions.

Open Positions

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Recruiting Team DACH
Recruiting-DACH@Kearney.com
+49 211 1377 2282

QuantCo is a machine learning company, founded by four Econ PhDs from Harvard and Stanford in 2016. They leverage expertise in economics, data science, and software engineering in Europe and the US and have grown to a team of more than 110 people in offices in Berlin, Boston, Cologne, London, Munich, San Francisco, and Zurich. Their clients include some of the largest insurance, e-commerce, and healthcare organizations in the world and they work together on algorithmic pricing, high-dimensional forecasting, and data-driven claims management.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Carolin Thomas
Talent Acqusition
carolin.thomas@quantco.com

QuantumBlack is the Machine Learning and AI centre of innovation and excellence of McKinsey & Company. We operate at the intersection of strategy, technology and design to improve performance outcomes for companies and we bring together the brightest data scientists, engineers and designers to take on the biggest problems facing organisations. QuantumBlack was born and proven in Formula 1 – where teams live and breathe data. Today, we are still fascinated by how a marginal gain can have a significant impact on the performance of any organisation.

Your source to impact.

Archlet is a user-first sourcing software company that helps companies make data driven, holistic decisions by providing best-in-class sourcing, analytics, and optimization capabilities. As an official spin-off from ETH ZĂĽrich, Archlet combines data science and machine learning capabilities with deep hands-on procurement expertise to unleash the hero in every procurement professional and enable them to become a true source of impact to their organization and the planet. Archlet works with pioneering Procurement teams across industries including PepsiCo, Deutsche Bahn, Gordon Food Service, Coop, Emmi Group, and many more.

Open Positions

PositionLevelLink
Full Stack EngineerFull-Timehttps://jobs.lever.co/archlet/a73740ff-e8f7-4f6c-835d-4365533d2261

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Jakob Manz
Co-Founder
Jakob.manz@archlet.ch
Hannah Neuser
Head of People
hannah.neuser@archlet.ch

Accelerating Impact with Data Science

Artifact is dedicated to empowering people with AI for the better. As a professional service provider, Artifact does Data Science – keeping an innovation mindset, a people focus and an agile drive. Artifact’s team masters the ART of Data Science to generate FACTs based on data. Depending on the client use case, this can span from Deep Learning over NLP or Computer Vision to Optimization. The team’s aim is to find pragmatic and sophisticated solutions with the best suited technology that lead to real impact for the business clients.

Open Positions

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Stefan Ravizza
Co-Founder
stefan.ravizza@artifact.swiss | LinkedIn
Michael WegmĂĽller
Co-Founder
michael.wegmueller@artifact.swiss | LinkedIn
Talent Team
talent@artifact.swiss

HuggingFace

The AI community building the future

Hugging Face is on a journey to advance and democratize Machine Learning for everyone. As part of its mission, Hugging Face develops open-source ML libraries, tools, and platforms that have been downloaded over 100 million times, and power tech production in thousands of companies. By drawing on insights from science and policy concerning the impact of ML on society, Hugging Face enables people to develop ML-powered applications regardless of their background.

Open Positions

PositionLevelLink
Developer Advocate EngineerFull-time and remotehttps://apply.workable.com/huggingface/j/F09D0109BB
Machine Learning EngineerFull-time and remotehttps://apply.workable.com/huggingface/j/BB7C261D02/
Community BuilderFull-time and remotehttps://apply.workable.com/huggingface/j/7761B8AA38/
Large-scale Models EngineerFull-time and remotehttps://apply.workable.com/huggingface/j/49D98552C6/

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:HuggingFace team
team@huggingface.co | LinkedIn

TextShuttle

TextShuttle AI Translation is a software solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) for machine translation of texts. Compared to freely available online services, it is characterised by higher translation quality, controllability and data security. TextShuttle AI Translation brings the latest findings from AI research to your company. Our neural network-based technology takes specific expertise into account when generating translations.

Open Positions

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Simona Todesco
todesco@textshuttle.ai | LinkedIn

Veezoo

Just ask

Veezoo, an ETH Spin-Off, provides a Data Analytics solution that allows anyone inside a company to get answers from data by just asking for it in natural language. The core technology uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to convert questions into SQL queries and present the answers with beautiful visualizations. With thousands of users asking questions every day, Veezoo is used inside small and big companies like AXA, Brezelkönig and Hahn Air Lines.

PositionLevelLink
Backend Software EngineerFull-time, part-time, internshipJP Monteiro
Frontend Software EngineerFull-time, part-time, internshipJP Monteiro
Software Engineering Internship (incl. ML & NLP)InternshipJP Monteiro

QuantumBlack

QuantumBlack is the Machine Learning and AI centre of innovation and excellence of McKinsey & Company. We operate at the intersection of strategy, technology and design to improve performance outcomes for companies and we bring together the brightest data scientists, engineers and designers to take on the biggest problems facing organisations. QuantumBlack was born and proven in Formula 1 – where teams live and breathe data. Today, we are still fascinated by how a marginal gain can have a significant impact on the performance of any organisation.

AWS

Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster

PositionLevelLink
Associate Cloud Consultant InternshipInternshipLinkedIn Job Page
Associate Professional Services ConsultantGraduate - Full-timeLinkedIn Job Page
Associate Professional Services Consultant - Data AnalyticsInternshipLinkedIn Job Page

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Matthias Egli
mattegli@amazon.ch
Kemeng Zhang
kemengz@amazon.ch
Jun Zhang
jsjunz@amazon.ch

AXA

Act for human progress by protecting what matters

Around two million customers trust in AXA’s expertise in personal, property, liability and life insurance as well as healthcare and occupational benefits insurance. With innovative products and services in areas such as mobility, healthcare, pensions and business together with simple, digital processes, AXA is a supportive partner for its customers. Using its “Know You Can” brand promise, it also encourages them to believe in themselves, even in challenging situations. Around 4,500 employees and the 3,000-strong sales force personally dedicate themselves to this vision. With more than 340 branch offices, AXA has Switzerland’s largest distribution network in the insurance industry. AXA Switzerland is part of the AXA Group and generated business volume of CHF 5.5 billion in 2021.

Migros

Technology makes the future, people the difference

Not just a retailer! Did you know that the Federation of Migros Cooperatives also has about 100 job vacancies in IT? You're the right person for us if you would like to continue Gottlieb Duttweiler's legacy and join an appreciative team in realising new ideas with plenty of autonomy, thus helping to shape the future of the FMC.But we don't want to bore you with claims about what a wonderful employer we are (although we are, because our staff spend more than five years with us on average). Just come and get to know us, and decide for yourself!

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Bojan Skerlak
Head of Data Science
bojan.skerlak@mgb.ch

SAV

The Swiss Association of Actuaries SAA is the professional body of Swiss actuaries and was
founded in 1905.
The purpose of the association is to promote and developpe actuarial mathematics and related areas such as financial mathematics and enterprise risk management and their competent application, as well as to represent the professional interests of actuaries. Main responsibilities include issuing recommendations for actuarial training, regular publication of scientific work, providing actuarial and actuarial principles and recommendations, as well as influencing discussions and decisions in politics and the Economics, in which actuarial and underwriting considerations are to be included.
The SAA maintains contacts with professional associations in other countries and is a full
member of the international umbrella organization, the International Actuarial Association
(IAA), and at European level of the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE).

Sony AI

Sony AI was established in April 2020 to accelerate the fundamental research and development of AI and enhance human imagination and creativity, particularly in the realm of entertainment.We believe in AI that empowers the imagination and creativity of artists, makers and creators around the world. Our aim is to advance AI so that it augments – and works in harmony with – humans to benefit society.We are pursuing our mission in partnership with those who have big dreams and are excited to embark on a grand challenge with us.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions using the contact data below:Marina Kiryleiza
Marina.Kiryleiza@sony.com

About ACE

The Analytics Club at ETH Zurich (ACE) is comprised of students from all over the world who share a passion for data science and machine learning. ACE works together to make sure that their fellow students have access to the latest developments in the field and other resources so that they can develop the skills, connections, and resources they need to pursue their dreams after graduation. You can access more information at our separate webpage (see icon below).Feel warmly invited to get in touch with us in case of any questions (see email icon below). We Are eager to help you with any inquiry that you might have.