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Dr. Stephan Sigrist

Dr. sc. ETH, Founder and Head of W.I.R.E. Think Tank
MIND THE FUTURE – Scenarios for the Economy and Society

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Biography

Stephan Sigrist has been analysing interdisciplinary developments in business and society for many years, focusing heavily on trends in healthcare and the life sciences as well as topics such as digitization, urbanization and new forms of production such as 3D printing. He is the publisher of the ABSTRACT book series, the author of a number of publications and in demand as a keynote speaker at international conferences.

With W.I.R.E., he advises companies and institutions from the fields of politics and science in the development of long-term strategies and innovation projects. After studying biochemistry at ETH Zurich, he initially worked in medical research at Hoffmann-La Roche, followed by positions as a strategy consultant for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and senior researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He is a member of the governing boards of the Swiss Allergy Centre AHA and Science & Cité. Stephan Sigrist is also an associate researcher at the Collegium Helveticum of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),W.I.R.E.’s main partner.

CONTENTS AND KEYNOTES
- MIND THE FUTURE – scenarios for the economy and society
- HEALTH HORIZONS – future prospects on healthcare
- THE DEPERSONALIZATION OF HEALTH – theses and antitheses on data-based healthcare
- WHITE NOISE – why data-driven society needs more common sense
- THINK outside the Box!

PORTRAIT
W.I.R.E. is an interdisciplinary think tank addressing global developments in business, society and the life sciences. The focus of our work is to critically examine established views and to develop ideas, strategic concepts and innovative products. W.I.R.E. also acts as a platform for the exchange between stakeholders from the fields of business, society, research, politics and design, putting its expertise at the disposal of selected companies and institutions. In addition to the partnership with the Collegium Helveticum of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), W.I.R.E. maintains an international network of experts, pioneering thinkers and decision makers.

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