Swissintell Webinar 28.06.2021 – AI methods for Competitive Intelligence in Switzerland with Richard Lemaire

Flyer Webinar NiiWaa - Richard Lemaire

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18 minutes, this is the time Netflix users spend to choose a movie. 11 minutes, this is the time to do an average search on google. Growth of information availability is diluting the revelant information we are looking for. However, intelligence needs for decision makers are dramatic in an ever shifting blue ocean. Fact is, competitive intelligence needs are unique on per user basis. Furthermore the existing intelligence professional tools require an expert to master them.

The objective of this presentation is to show how we (1) embedded AI to tackle the issue of bringing in-the-target information for each one of our users and (2) optimize UX to place end-user in the center of its intelligence harvesting. NiiWaa’s capabality stem from the linking of 3 technological bricks (AI, User interface, web scrapping) used independantly by alternate intelligence platforms. An interactive-educational loop direclty is owned by information end-user enables our alogrithm to tune its search case by case. This method allows extension of research range (by validating or infirming words newly identified) whilst narrowing down the final results : relevant information. This session will be articulated around a tool-demonstration on a actual topic.

This Webinar will be presented by Richard Lemaire, CEO of Aprobase and founder of the NiiWaa solution, Richard is an Entrepreneur, an innovation actor and discovery enthousiast. After years of use of Aprobase’s services he takes over the company in 2015 and immediately starts the processes’ digitalization. Through his years as intelligence specialist he witnesses the lack of direct intelligence solutions for decision makers : market available solutions need to be operated by intelligence specialists. He translates his beliefs of the intelligence unicity needs into NiiWaa, an in-house algorithm that he is now pushing to the market.

Throughout his career he patented 2 inventions and created another company. On-the-field actor, he held several positions in the States, Canada and Western Africa in the mining and energy sector. Human-oriented, he supports NGOs and takes part in other human entreprises. He is also a former board member of Swissintell.

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Webinar of June 1st 2021 with Paul Wang: The value of trust in (dis)information – investi(gati)ng online trustful news

Flyer Webinar Paul Wang

The value of trust in (dis)information – investi(gati)ng online trustful news

4.66 billion people use social media. Social media has emerged as a revolutionary powerful communication means to spread (dis)information. What are the benefits, the threats, the risks, the opportunities? How do we trust online information? Is investi(gati)ng in online news company stocks risky or trustworthy? The advent and easiness of online publishing makes it harder to value and trust online (dis)information.

The objective of this presentation was to describe new challenges in terms of intelligence, governance, control, accountability, ethics, reputation of social media (dis)information, explain stakeholders’ impact. With a recent Swiss case who has impacted Switzerland generating disruptive reactions from the Swiss population and a more global case, this session will show how damaging harmful narratives or financial market manipulation can cause tremendous loss of trust and financial losses. In parallel this session exposes the importance of online threat intelligence and cooperation between private and public sectors. This session is also meant to be interactive for everyone to share his and her fruitful thoughts and concerns.

The webinar was presented by Paul Wang and facilitated by Christopher H. Cordey, futuratinow & digiVolution

Paul Wang

CEO and co-founder of ZeNPulsar, Paul is an Entrepreneur, seasoned Speaker, Forensic Examiner, Blockchain Enthusiast, Senior Executive, Cyber Security Advocate, and a university lecturer in Economic Crime Investigation. Also Head of Corporate Governance Insight at Geneva Macro Labs, Paul sits in the Advisory Board of several companies. ZeNPulsar responds to the integrity threats posed by online disinformation campaigns and harmful narratives. Reg- Legal- FinTech specialist, with over 20 years of experience at Big 4 companies, he performs engagements in the field of Cybersecurity, Fraud Investigation, Litigation Support, Data Privacy, Risk & Compliance.

Previously, Paul was Partner, regional Head of Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services at a Big4 firm and Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery Services. He has cooperated with global supervisory and regulatory authorities, compliance officers, legal counsels, and law enforcement. He’s also acting as mediator in dispute cases. Possessing a Master of Computer Science EPFL, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, MIT Sloan School of Management in Blockchain Technologies certificates, he’s (ISC)2 and ISACA active member.

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Webinar of April 29th 2021 with Control Risks: Leveraging threat intelligence to tackle emerging digital threats in Switzerland

Swissintell Webinar - Control Risks

As interconnectivity and digital transformation have accelerated significantly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, threat actors have deployed novel tactics, tools and procedures to target organisations globally. In our hyper-connected world, taking a holistic and intelligence-led approach to security is fast becoming a necessity for all. In this webinar, Nicolas Reys the Partner heading Control Risks’ global cyber and online threat intelligence practice will discuss analytical tools and methods intelligence professionals can leverage to stay ahead of threat actors. From geopolitical to behavioural and tactical analysis, this session will explore how the Swiss intelligence community can leverage use cyber and online threat intelligence to deal with the cyber threats Swiss organisations are facing today, and those of tomorrow.

The Webinar was presented by Nicolas Reys. He is the Partner heading Control Risks’ global cyber and online threat intelligence practice. Nicolas is responsible for the management and co-ordination of a team of cyber and online threat intelligence analysts and consultants. He specialises in the provision of tactical, operational and strategic cyber threat intelligence to public and private sector organisations as well as leading and delivering complex threat intelligence and security projects. Nicolas is CREST certified threat intelligence manager (CCTIM), holds a Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe and a MA(hons) in International Relations and Management from the University of St. Andrews.

Facilitation was made by Christopher H. Cordey, futuratinow.

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