Main Jury

A qualified main jury led by president of the jury Ms. Monika Ribar is responsible for choosing the winnners.

Monika Ribar

President of the Jury, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors SBB

Dr. Thomas Bähler

Secretary of the Jury, Partner at Kellerhals Carrard / Swiss Economic Forum

Christoph Ammann

President of the Government of the Canton of Bern, Minister of Economic Affairs

Alain Conte

Head Corporate & Institutional Clients Switzerland, UBS

Dr. Felix Graf

CEO NZZ Media-Group

Morten Hannesbo


Robert Itschner

Country Managing Director ABB Switzerland

Dr. Christian Keller

Chairman of the Executive Board at IBM Schweiz AG

Dr. Felix Mayer

Co-Chairman of the Board & Founder, Sensirion AG

Severin Moser

CEO, Allianz Suisse

Jürg Niederbacher

Partner, Responsable PwC Zurich

Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Group CIO & Digital Leader, Nokia

Nicola Thibaudeau

CEO, Micro Precision Systems AG

Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli

President of the EPFL, Professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences

Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler

Chief Digital Officer, Swisscom

Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Wehrli

Chair in Marketing University of Zurich


All applications received are analysed by a jury of experts and evaluated.

Dr. Thomas Bähler

Secretary of the Jury, Partner at Kellerhals Carrard / Swiss Economic Forum

Dr. Peter Balsiger

Entrepreneur & Investor

Stefan Bingisser

Head Real Estate – Large Clients, UBS

Dr. Bettina Ernst

CEO, Preclin Biosystems AG

Dr. Manuel Fankhauser

Managing Partner at Arven Partners GmbH, CSO at Seerave Foundation

Dr. Alban Fischer

Deputy Director, Head of Patent Division, Institute of Intellectual Property

Martin Gasser

CFO / Managing Director Reichle Holding AG

Kathrin Hoesli

Head of Exploration, Digital Business Unit, Swisscom

Carole Hofmann

Managing Director, Bluefields GmbH

Rolf Johner

Partner, Certified Auditor, PwC

Melanie Kovacs

CEO, Master21 Academy

Dr. Vincent Lenders

Director Cyber-Defence Campus, armasuisse

Dr. Martin Naef

Global Head of R&D Traction, ABB Schweiz AG

Theodor Nyfeler

Deputy Head of the Patent Department, Head of Patent and Technology Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Stefan Kyora


Bruno Spicher

Head of Reinsurance, Allianz Suisse

Peter Stähli

Chairman/CEO, Gentiane SA