Innovation Day

09:00 - 20:00
SIX Convention Point | Finance Museum | Homebase


Innovation does not happen behind closed doors, it happens when needs meet technology with a spark of inspiration:

SIX Innovation Day is taking place on the 6th of November on three floors of our headquarters and is streamed in our offices in 20 countries.

Get inspired by our speakers and panelists, network at the initiatives and projects marketplace and sharpen your saw in one of the many workshops and classes.

Program Overview


Time Subject Location Remaining seats Information/ Registration
09:00 – 11:00 Innovation through Collaboration Auditorium   Registration closed
13:00 – 14:30 Tokenisation of Arts Auditorium   Registration closed
16:00 – 18:00 A Glimpse into the Future
Auditorium   Registration closed

Innovation through Collaboration

Innovation can not happen without collaboration. In this first part of the Innovation Day program, you will be welcomed by our Head of Innovation & Digital, Daniel Dahinden, get an overview of the Swiss fintech innovation landscape from Dr. August Benz, and find out how corporates and startups collaborate to generate the most value in the Start-ups Collaboration Panel.

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome by Daniel Dahinden, Head Innovation & Digital, SIX
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Opening Doors for Innovation, August Benz, Deputy CEO and Head Private Banking & Asset Management, Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Start-ups Collaboration Panel

Tokenisation of Arts

Digitalization continues to change the way we do most things: from building our value systems to buying art. In this session, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Kevin Abosch, challenges conventional notions of identity and value, followed by the highly anticipated discussion panel on the tokenization of art.

  • 13:00 – 13:30 Blockchain as a Method, Kevin Abosch, conceptual artist
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Tokenisation of Art Panel

A Glimpse into the Future

Thoughts about the future are full of buzzwords. We help you cut through the noise with three talks that bring clarity:

  • 16:00 - 16:30 Michele de Lorenzi on Supercomputers
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Monique Morrow on Digital Identities
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Alexander Verbeck on the Future of Money
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Closing

Noon Workshops and Classes

Please register for only one.

Time Subject Location Remaining seats Information / Registration
11:30 – 12:30 SDX Insights Link   Registration closed
11:30 – 12:30 Building a Secure Finance Network Venture   Registration closed
11:30 – 12:30 Robotics at SIX Connect   Registration closed
11:00 – 14:00 Mini Design Thinking Bootcamp Arena   Registration closed
11:00 – 14:00 Collaborative Creative Techniques Mini-Arena   Registration closed
11:30 – 12:30 Guided Tour Homebase (DE) Say Hello   Registration closed
11:30 – 12:30 Guided Tour Finance Museum (DE) Finanzmuseum   Registration closed
11:30 – 12:30 Guided Tour SOC SOC   Registration closed

Afternoon Workshops and Classes

Please register for only one.

Time Subject Location Remaining seats Information / Registration
15:00 – 16:00 Learn to Network Link   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Customer Centricity Venture   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Analytics at SIX Connect   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Collaboration with Startups Sprint   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Prototyping Skills for All Arena   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Lean Canvas Tool for Innovators Mini-Arena   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Guided Tour Homebase Say Hello   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Guided Tour Finance Museum Finanzmuseum   Registration closed
15:00 – 16:00 Guided Tour SOC SOC   Registration closed


August Benz on Opening Doors for Innovation

Mobile Banking, Cloud, DLT or Digital Assets – major technological and economic trends are changing the banking industry as we know it. What are Swiss Banks doing in terms of digital innovation? And what is the role of the Swiss Bankers Association to promote innovation and collaboration? August Benz will explain how the SBA is opening doors to foster innovation and collaboration in the Swiss financial market.

Start-ups Collaboration Panel

With decreasing costs of game-changing technology and lower financial barriers, incubators and accelerator programs helping small teams become highly organized and well-connected power-houses, start-ups are disrupting markets before market leaders can react. Many corporations have found that seeking relationships with start-ups that are more than strictly transactional can be beneficial for both. But how to structure the partnerships? What works and what stands in the way of collaboration?


Kevin Abosch on Blockchain as a Method

One of the world’s most celebrated artists, Kevin Abosch challenges conventional notions of identity and value.  His works in photography, installation, sculpture, film and generative technologies like AI and blockchain have been exhibited in numerous public institutions including The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersberg, Russia. Abosch’s work using blockchain technology as a method in making art continues to grab headlines across the globe and stimulate conversation around how and why we value anything at all. 

Tokenisation of Arts Panel

“Imagine owning a part of a Picasso!” is the typical example one gives when talking about tokenization. The new technology enables people to invest and trade shares of their favorite art and artists. But art collectors know that provenance influences the value of a work of art. What do museums, global exhibitions, and artists think of this new attempt of democratization of art buying? How do technology and platforms like Maecenas change the way we make, buy, consume, and perceive art?


Michele De Lorenzi on Supercomputers

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano is part of ETH Zurich and operates one of the largest supercomputers worldwide and the first one in Europe. In this presentation, Dr. Michele De Lorenzi would like to present what supercomputers are, what is needed to run them, and why they are essential to solving important problems for our society. He will also present challenging problems that require new generations of supercomputers and how the center is going to address them.

Monique Morrow on Digital Identities

Could technology enable individuals to have digital safe boxes for identity documents that can be digitally notarized in near real-time? Monique Morrow will discuss the evolution and value of sovereign identity and the opportunity it presents in the industry for services such as “identity verification as a service.” Rather than “centralization of data” which is often hacked and/or abused, she proposes a hybrid solution: the development of the next generation identification.

Alexander Verbeck on the Future of Money

What does the future of cash hold? We cannot answer questions about the future of cash without considering how money might evolve in general. What is considered money, what form it takes, how it is used, and what its infrastructure looks like – all looks set to change dramatically in the near future. Alexander Verbeck will present several future scenarios for money, both in its physical and digital form. The presentation will be based on the new white paper of SIX, which focuses on Switzerland. It was developed with the support of representatives of all relevant stakeholders in the cash industry.


By train

From Zurich main station (Zürich HB) take tram line 4, direction Altstetten. Coming from the station in Altstetten, take tram line 4, direction Tiefenbrunnen. From either direction get off at Sportweg. The SIX ConventionPoint is situated within the SIX building next to the tram stop.

By car

The highway connections are a few minutes drive from the SIX ConventionPoint. There is a public pay parking at the Hard Turm Park garage, to be entered via Pfingstweidstrasse. In the garage follow the signs to building 110/SIX.

By airplan

From Zurich airport to the SIX ConventionPoint it is approximately 20 minutes by Taxi. If you prefer public transport, take one of the trains to Zurich Hardbrücke. From there tram line 4 direction Altstetten takes you directly to the SIX ConventionPoint. Get off at Sportweg.