Sept 17 INSEAD Sailing Experience on Lac Leman

Dear Alumni,
You are invited for an afternoon of sailing on beautiful Lac Leman.

INSEAD Sailing Experience on Lac Leman, September 17, 2016
Learn about and enjoy an afternoon of sailing on a Surprise class yacht (seats 5 and measures 7.65m in length). This fun event is for both new and experienced sailors. The experience includes introduction on board by the skipper, followed by some tacking and gybing techniques, and a fun regatta.  We have reserved 5 boats. Each boat has room for four participants. The invitation is extended to alumni and their partner. Please, register by July 28, 2016. We look forward to seeing you! For further information, please contact event organizer Yves Haldemann [email protected].

Key Facts

When: Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 13:00 – 18:00
Where: Baby Plage, Quai Gustave-Ador, 1208 Genève
Tickets: CHF 125 per person

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Deadline to register is July 28. No cancellation policy is in effect but transfer of ticket is permitted without penalty.

12:45 Meet at Baby Plage, Quai Gustave-Ador, Genève
13:00-13:45 Getting started (sailing theory on board)
13:45-17:30 Sailing practice (tacking and gybing); Informal regatta
17:30-18:00 Return to port

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Geneva Chapter
Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Chapter President
Yves Haldemann, MBA 94D, Event Organizer

Digital Health : Today’s Reality and Tomorrow’s Potential 2016 (CHIC Conference Report)

_ABP1534Digital Health technology is a disruptive force in industry. It has the potential to be life-enhancing and life-extending. How does it impact life science industry? Who will lead the change?

A distinguished panel addressed these questions at an event in April 2016. It was hosted by Bristol-Myers Squibb, organized by Aleksandar Ruzicic, President of the INSEAD Healthcare Club of Switzerland, with support from regional partners Technologie Forum Zug and Canton Zug.

About 80 people participated in the event, including INSEAD alumni and guests from pharmaceutical and medtech companies, startups, insurance and technology companies. Read the report (pdf)

Sept 16 Annual NAA General Meeting


Dear Alumni,
Join us on September 16, 2016 for the INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland’s Annual General Meeting. It will be held in Geneva this year at
 La Belotte.

Swiss NAA Annual General Meeting, September 16, 2016
You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of your Swiss National Alumni Association (NAA). A presentation and discussion of the year’s activities and achievements will be followed by the election of the new Swiss Board for 2017 (election open to paid-up NAA members only). Drinks and canapés will be served. The event requires registration but no ticket fee applies. Please note that La Belotte is just a few minutes from the Société Nautique, convenient for those attending the Full Moon Party later in the evening. More…

Key Facts

When:  Friday, September 16, 2016 18:00 – 19:30
Where: La Belotte, 11 Chemin des Pêcheurs, 1222 Vésenaz – Cologny
Tickets: No ticket fee. Open to INSEAD Alumni in Switzerland.

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18:00 Welcome Drinks & Registration
18:30 AGM Presentation & Election
19:30 AGM Concludes

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Geneva Chapter
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, President
[email protected]

Sept 16 Full Moon Party at La Société Nautique de Genève

Dear Alumni,
You and your partner are invited to the first ever Full Moon Party at the spectacular clubhouse of the Société Nautique de Genève, winner of the America’s Cup in 2003 and 2007.


September 16, 2016, La Société Nautique de Genève

As the full moon rises over Lac Léman, there will be dancing to the sounds of a popular DJ. Delicious food, live cooking by the SNG chefs and a variety of drinks will be offered throughout the evening. The dress code is white.

The Full Moon Party is the kick-off event to establish a new MBA scholarship fund for Swiss candidates supported by the INSEAD Alumni community in Switzerland. The entire cost of the Full Moon Party is sponsored by the INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland and the Chairman and Directors of the INSEAD Alumni Fund, so that 100% of the entrance fee payment is a tax-deductible donation to the fund. For a Swiss taxpayer, this means the actual cost after tax could be as low as a little more than half the ticket face value! 

There are a limited number of tickets available, so please book now.  Even if you cannot attend, you can still make a tax deductible donation, just click “Contribute? Yes!” category. More…

Key Facts
When:   Friday, 16 September 2016, 19:45
Where: La Société Nautique de Genève, Port-Noir, 1223 Cologny, Geneva
Dress code: White

Entrance fee: 

MBA promotion years 2009 or earlier and EDP: CHF 250 single / CHF 400 couple

Recent MBA Promotions  (2010 – 2016) CHF 150 single  / CHF 280 couple

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Payment Instructions
After signing up, please make the payment to the account below, referencing “CH Scholarship”, or download the pink payment slip here. Registration and payment are both required to participate. Once payment is processed, you will receive your tax receipt.

Bank Details
La Fondation Mondiale INSEAD (FMI)

Ref: CH Scholarship

Crédit Suisse, 1211 Geneva 
IBAN CH22 0483 5031 0847 3100 0

19:45 Doors open 
19:46 Sunset 
21:07 Full moon 
01:00 Party ends 


Organizing Committee

Reinold Geiger (L’Occitane) MBA’76
Elisabeth Metzger MBA’82
Brigitte Reverdin MBA’81

Sept 7 Spooks, Hackers, & Intruders Evening Conference Zurich

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an evening conference featuring a panel of seasoned experts that have some of the most unusual job descriptions in Switzerland.

Spooks, Hackers, & Intruders, September 7, 2016, Zurich
Smartphones, smartwatches, electronic door-locks, sensor-loaded automobiles and factories – digitalization creates tremendous new opportunities. But it also offers a host of new opportunities for spooks, hackers and intruders. What are the risks? What are the most sinister, surprising and deadly security threats facing business, society and consumers today? Is there any way to prevent such threats? Get answers at this premium INSEAD event, featuring a panel of seasoned security experts, followed by Q&A, wine and a fine apéro riche. Join us for a truly unique event!


Candid Wüest, Principal Threat Researcher, Symantec Security Response

With Symantec for 13 years, Candid is a popular speaker and an expert in financial sector cyber-crime and digital threats. Prior to Symantec, he was a security analyst at IBM Research Lab in Ruschlikon. He has an MSc in Computer Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

Markus Brändle, Group Head of Cyber Securtiy, ABB

Markus Brändle is globally responsible for all aspects of cyber security for the ABB Group, including ensuring that ABB products and system offerings support customers’ cyber security needs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, ETH.

Leon V. Schumacher, CEO, DigitalEkho & pEp Security

Leon is an IT/Security entrepreneur, whose companies DigitalEkho and pEp offer services and solutions in privacy and IT security. He is also the former Group CIO of Novartis and ArcelorMittal. He has completed post-MBA programs at INSEAD and Kellogg, and holds an MBA from HEC Paris and MSc Electrical Engineering, ETH.

Carsten Tschritter, CTO, FAST Protect AG

Carsten is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience leading companies and developing innovative products that protect people, property and critical infrastructure assets utilizing video surveillance and other technologies. He is a graduate of the University of Chemnitz.

Key Facts

When:  Wednesday September 7, 2016  18:30 to 21:00
Where: Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich
Tickets: CHF 65 for INSEAD Alumni members (paid up) / CHF 95 for non-members and guests

18:30 Registration & Welcome Drink
19:00 Security Expert Panel + Q&A (Moderated by Christian Fild)
20:15 Networking & Apéro Riche

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Alexander Wyss, MBA 01D, Zurich Chapter President
Christian Fild, MBA 04J, Event Organizer & Moderator
[email protected]