Thomas Taroni

Chairman and VP Product

With a lifelong fascination for unraveling the nuances of technology, Thomas Taroni embodies innovation and creative problem-solving. The co-founder and chairman of Phoenix, follows a unique journey in IT hardware and software consulting, aiming to revolutionize the industry through intelligent architecture. Thomas’ journey, from disassembling his PC as a 10-year-old to spearheading groundbreaking projects in Switzerland’s tech landscape, underscores his never-ending curiosity and hands-on approach to challenges. His dedication to scaling solutions and embracing emerging technologies like blockchain and AI reflects a commitment to shaping a dynamic and transformative digital future. Until today, Thomas Taroni remains at the forefront of technological innovation, driving a Swiss sovereign future and inspiring others to reimagine what’s possible.

Why Swiss Sovereignty Matters – from Private Cloud to Sovereign AI

With data breaches, privacy concerns, and geopolitical tensions, the concept of digital sovereignty has emerged as a critical imperative for nations and organizations alike. This session delves into why Swiss sovereignty matters in the context of evolving digital landscapes, with a particular focus on Sovereign Cloud and Sovereign AI. We explore how Switzerland’s commitment to data privacy, security, and neutrality positions it as a global leader in fostering trust, innovation, and resilience in the digital realm. Through real-world examples and insights, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the strategic importance of Swiss sovereignty and its implications for shaping the future of cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

Frequently Asked Questions

For whom is Data & AI Leadership Day?

Data & AI Leadership Day brings together over 800 leaders and experts from across industries to share their experience and insights on the latest trends, best practices, and strategies related to data & AI.

Who is deciding on the topics?

The program is selected by an independent board of customer representatives and delivered by cloud practitioners and experts. Content is selected to provide maximum benefit to participants through relevant topics, innovative insights, and clear, actionable takeaways. 

When will the 2024 program be released?

Our board members are currently reviewing speaker submissions to decide which talks to bring to the Data & AI Leadership Day stage.

The first round of speakers will be announced at the end of February, so stay tuned!

When and where does Data & AI Leadership Day take place?

Data & AI Leadership Day will be on June 19, 2024, from 7am to 5.30pm CEST, followed by informal drinks and networking.  

This in-person conference will be held at: 

Arena Cinema Zurich 

Kalanderplatz 8 

8045 Zurich 

What type of tickets exist?

Early Bird tickets are available until December 31, 2023. Grab them before they fly away! 

Individual tickets, as well as discounted group tickets, will be available after Early Bird. For more info about pricing, head to our ticket shop or drop us an email.

What about the co-located Cloud Leadership Day?

Cloud is a relevant topic for future developments, which is why this conference will take place alongside Cloud Leadership Day. Ticket holders will have access to both conferences.