May 7th, 2019 12 AM - 12 AM

Keynote at Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize 2019

The Board of Trustees of the “Green Meadow” Foundation is delighted to present the official Award Ceremony of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize 2019 that will be conferred to the AI platform Watson.

The award will be accepted by Dr. John E. Kelly III, Executive Vice President, IBM, on 7 May 2019, at 6 pm at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon. The laudatory speech will be held by former world chess champion, grandmaster and chess legend Garry Kasparov who has played several chess matches against computers.

Participation in this event is by invitation only.


From 5 pm

Arrival of the guests

6 pm

Welcoming address
Dr. David Bosshart 
CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Introductory speeches
Sarah Kreienbühl 
Chairwoman of the “Green Meadow” Foundation,
Member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives

Fabrice Zumbrunnen
President of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives

Walter Thurnherr
Chancellor, Federal Chancellery of Switzerland

Laudatory speech
Garry Kasparov 
Chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion

Presentation of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize 2019

Dr. Alessandro Curioni 
IBM Fellow, Vice President, Europe & Director
IBM Research – Zurich

Acceptance speech
Dr. John E. Kelly III  
Executive Vice President, IBM

7.30 pm

Apéritif dînatoire

10 pm

Close of ceremony

Presenter: Christine Maier


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