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WISeKey Davos 2023 Event: Surviving the Tech/Crypto Winter event announces the list of panelists and roundtables


WISeKey Davos 2023 Event: Surviving the Tech/Crypto Winter event announces the list of panelists and roundtables

Geneva – January 11, 2023 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced its WISeKey Davos 2023 event: Surviving the Tech/Crypto Winter. The event will take place on January 18, 2023 at the Piano Bar Hotel of Europe (Promenade 63, 7270, Davos Platz, Switzerland) starting at 15:00 CET. This event will mark the company’s 18th participation at Davos since WISeKey was nominated by the WEF as one of the founding members of the Global Growth Company community.

WISeKey’s CEO Carlos Moreira noted We are very excited to welcome you to join us at the WISeKey Davos 2023 Event, taking place at the Piano Bar Hotel on January 18, 2023. Friendly reminder to please review the roundtables you would like to attend and confirm your attendance.

To register for this event and engage in discussions with our international experts, you can visit

Date & Time January 18, 2023 / 15.00 to 20.00 CET
Location Piano Bar Hotel Europe
Promenade 63, 7270 Davos
15:00 – 16:30 WISeSAT Space Next Frontier
16:30 – 17:30 NFTs What’s Next and WISe.Art NFT Excellence Awards 2023
18:00 – 19:00 Cybersecurity Tech Accord
19.00 – 20.00 Geneva 3.0 Roundtable

The 2023 event will focus on Surviving the Tech/Crypto Winter. Industry experts, investors, entrepreneurs, and politicians presenting at the roundtables, many of whom have experienced previous downturns in the industry, have a message for those facing the current one: decisions we are making now will determine who survives—and lay the groundwork for the next tech boom.

WISeSAT Space Next Frontier
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WISeSat is the first cost effective and secure IoT connectivity solution anywhere on Earth using picosatellites and low-power sensors. Its aim is to answer the needs of any large IoT deployment in Smart Farming, Energy, Logistics and more

Date & Time 15.00 to 16.30 CET, 18th Jan 2023
Location Piano Bar Hotel Europe
Format / Description WISeSAT Space Next Frontier
  1. David Shrier, Professor of practice, Imperial College Business School
  2. Mrinal Manohar, CEO CasperLabs
  3. Vicente Negro, CTO of FOSSA Systems
  4. Laurent Vieira de Mello, Space & IoT Expert
  5. Carlos Moreno, Vice President Corporate Alliances and Partnerships at WISeKey
  6. Raphael Roettgen, Founder of E2MC Ventures
Moderated by Carlos Moreira, Founder, Chairman and CEO at WiseKey

NFTs Whats Next and WISe.Art NFT Excellence Awards 2023
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The WISe.ART NFT OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2023 will be announced at the WISeKey Davos 2023 event to recognize, celebrate, showcase, and promote the most outstanding NFT artworks, projects and concepts and to connect their outstanding creativity and artwork with investors, patrons, and collectors from all over the world.

Date & Time 16.30 to 17.30 CET, 18th Jan 2023
Location Piano Bar Hotel Europe
Format / Description NFTs Whats Next and WISe.Art NFT Excellence Awards 2023
  1. Isabelle Wachsmuth, Art Impact for Health and SDGs at WHO
  2. Solene Michelon, Associate Founder of Demeritte Gallery
  3. John O’Hear, AI Artist and Co-director of the AIIA Festival
  4. Matthias Ruethmueller, CEO of the Basel Art Center
  5. Maria Pia Aqueveque Jabbaz, Founder of Maqueveq & Co. Token Economist, Investor & Digital Assets Expert
  6. Francesco De Leo Ph.D.  Executive Chairman of Kaufmann & Partners (K&P)
  7. Ashok Ranadive, CEO Casperlab
  8. Jithin VG, CEO & Co-founder of Accubits Technologies (Global) Founding Partner at Accubits Ventures
Moderated by Sixtine Crutchfield,  Art Director of WISe.ART entrusted NFT Platform

TechAccord Davos Event
Raising the Bar – Industry leadership for IoT security
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As a core signatory of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, this networking reception hosted by WISeKey and the Cybersecurity Tech Accord will include a roundtable and reception featuring leaders from Cybersecurity Tech Accord signatory companies. Hosted by WISeKey, the discussion will highlight the unique role that the technology industry has played recently and historically in addressing the multistakeholder cooperation necessary to establish a rules-based order in IoT.

This event and reception, hosted by WISeKey alongside the 2023 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, will feature leaders from across the tech industry discussing what the private sector can do on its own, and with governments, to improve security in the rapidly growing “internet of things” (IoT) space. Participating speakers represent company signatories of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a coalition of more than 150 global tech companies committed to improving trust and security online. Advancing protections for consumer IoT devices has been a longstanding part of this mission, including in collaboration with the WEF and other partners.

Date & Time 18.00 to 19.00 CET, 18th Jan 2023
Location Piano Bar Hotel Europe
Format / Description Cybersecurity Tech Accord
  1. Alissa Starzak, VP and Global Head of Policy, Cloudflare
  2. Nishant Batra, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer (CSTO), Nokia
  3. Mark Hughes, President of Security, DXC Technology
Moderated by Carlos Moreira, Founder, Chairman and CEO at WISeKey

Geneva 3.0 Roundtable
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Geneva 3.0 “The Web 3.0 Davos Roundtable”: Putting the control of the web in the hands of its users and the community.

Geneva 3.0. The WEB Third Generation from the City that Invented the Web.
The world is changing with more innovative approaches and techniques for all processes in the future, and Web 3.0 is the new movement in which the future of the internet will be based on the data of the users. New infrastructures and platforms are emerging in Web 3.0 with the future in mind. They intend to drastically alter users’ internet experiences. They provide smarter, more private applications with enhanced decentralization. Geneva 3.0 Vision is to position the Canton as one of the largest Web 3.0 hubs in the world.

During this roundtable the #TransHumanCode Season 2: Code to the Metaverse will be launched #Davos23 register at via @LinkedIn

Date & Time 19.00 to 20.00 CET, 18th Jan 2023
Location Piano Bar Hotel Europe
Format / Description Geneva 3.0 Roundtable
  1. David Fergusson, Executive Managing Director – M&A & Technology Practice Leader at Generational Equity, LLC; Co-Host
  2. Pierre Maudet, Chief Digital Transformation Officer of WISeKey
  3. Ruma Bose, Chief Growth Officer, Clearco
  4. Fuad ISGANDAROV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  5. Alex Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences. Program Director, Media Lab Entrepreneurship
  6. Hossein Rahnama, Founder and CEO, Flybits Inc. Associate Professor, Ryerson University. Visiting Professor, MIT Media Lab
  7. Murat Seitnepesov, Chairman of the Board, Integral Group
Moderated by Carlos Moreira, Founder, Chairman and CEO at WiseKey

Surviving this Tech/Crypto Winter, and building for the next boom, requires strategies that are often the opposite of those popular only a year ago. It also requires a change in mindset. Tech leaders generally are told to keep their eyes fixed on the horizon. But to navigate the current economic downturn, looking back at what worked and didn’t will be essential.

The term “ Tech/Crypto Winter” is often used to refer to a period of economic downturn or stagnation in the technology industry. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a decrease in demand for technology products and services, competition from newer technologies, or economic factors that affect the industry as a whole. During a Tech/Crypto Winter, companies in the technology industry may struggle to maintain profitability and growth, and some may even go out of business. This can lead to job losses and other negative effects on the economy.

During economic downturns, there can be opportunities for startup companies to succeed. This is because established companies may be struggling and unable to compete as effectively. As a result, there may be more room for new, innovative companies to enter the market and gain a foothold. Additionally, economic downturns can lead to lower costs for operational necessities such as labor and materials, which can make it easier for startups to get started and operate. Finally, during a downturn, customers may be more willing to try new products and services, so startups may have a better chance of gaining traction and building a customer base.

During the event, discussions will also cover the crypto market and review recommendations of industry experts who have been warning of a Tech/Crypto Winter. Since late 2021, a combination of rising interest rates, weakening investor confidence in the profitability of the sector, and a series of high-profile scandals have dampened optimism that Web3 might provide a template for the future of the internet – and, perhaps, society itself.

Experts on Trust and Security for the Web 3.0 of everything will discuss recent developments to secure the state of the world through Blockchain, AI, NFTs, Satellites, cybersecurity, post-quantum, cryptoroots, and IoT technology. All of these items need to be implemented due to the emergence of smart machines, which are able to identify and learn from each other and evolve in their decision-making capabilities and stay ahead of threats.

Additionally, there will be discussions on how we can ensure that digital identity and privacy become a basic, fundamental human right, as it is an endangered right. The digital economy considers every click, search, or like as an asset to be monetized. Our lives, reflected in cyberspace, are plundered for behavioral data for the sake of a system that converts our freedom into profit. We are quietly being domesticated into accepting that decision rights vanish before we even know there is a decision to be made, as normal.

Furthermore, discussions will also focus on recent NFT trends. Despite the demise of the Crypto Currency market, collectors are spending more, not less, on NFT art, according to the Art Market Report. ‘It can become addictive,’ some admit to author Brian Boucher of ArtNet News for ArtBasel.
Crypto winter (or ice age, whichever it turns out to be) hasn’t cooled collectors’ appetite for digital artworks, according to “A Survey of Global Collecting” in 2022, co-published by Art Basel and UBS, prepared by Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics. On the contrary, just in the first half of 2022, high-net-worth collectors spent an average of $46,000 on art-based NFTs, more than all of 2021 ($44,000) and 2020 ($35,000). A robust 17% of their spending was on digital art, including 10% linked to an NFT.

About WISe.ART

WISe.ART is a fully-fledged marketplace. It can connect all actors of the arts industry. Our white-labeling options and special NFT designs ensure that besides an authenticated and signed version of the actual digital asset, creating an irreversible link to the physical object, providing proof of ownership, provenance, and a set of smart contracts describing future use and monetization streams.

The WISe.ART NFT platform is fully secured by WISeKey’s innovative security technologies enabling the authentication of digital assets, in a safe end-to-end process based on our experience and proven expertise in this domain.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey Microprocessors Secures the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit

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