SCION Day 2023

Elevating Internet Security

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SCION Day 2023

The third edition of the SCION Day is coming soon! The SCION Day 2023 is brought to you by the SCION Association in collaboration with:

Join us for an immersive experience as we explore the growth of SCION as a cutting-edge technology. Gain deep insights into the many innovations and witness firsthand how it emerges as a robust solution for data communication challenges within critical infrastructures such as finance and healthcare. Additionally, by attending in person, you’ll have the unique opportunity to connect with a vibrant community of like-minded professionals, thought leaders and passionate SCION supporters.

Language of the event will be English. The event is free. If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact: For media inquiries, please contact:

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  • 9:00 AM
    Lothar Thiele, Chairman Board of Directors, SCION Association | Switzerland
  • 9:10 AM
    SCION standardization, open-source and more
    Marcel Keller, CEO, SCION Association
    Matthias Frei, Software Engineer, SCION Association
    Nicola Rustignoli, Community Manager, SCION Association
    Katarina Garic, Communications & Marketing, SCION Association
  • 09:30 AM
    Overcoming deployment and application challenges: Introducing the SCION Education Network
    Prof. Dr. Adrian Perrig, ETH Zurich | Switzerland
    Prof. Dr. David Hausheer, Universität Magdeburg | Germany
  • 9:50 AM
    Coffee break & networking
  • 10:20 AM
    SCION at the Cyber-Defence Campus
    Dr. Vincent Lenders, Director of Cyber-Defence Campus, armasuisse, Swiss Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS) | Switzerland
  • 10:40 AM
    Next-generation DDoS defence with SCION
    Prof. Yih-Chun Hu, University of Illinois | USA
  • 11:00 AM
    Trust & website certification
    Prof. Prateek Mittal, Princeton University | USA
  • 11:20 AM
    SCION and distributed-finance infrastructures: Opportunities and synergies
    Dr. Markus Legner, Senior Software Engineer, Mysten Labs | USA
  • 11:35 AM
    Building solid foundations for digital trust in the finance industry with SCION PKI
    Marcel Suter, Partner, Director Solutions, libC Technologies | Switzerland
    Fritz Steinmann, Senior Infrastructure Domain Architect, SIX | Switzerland
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch & networking
  • 1:00 PM
    Innovating the European Internet space: my journey and SCION's partnership with GÉANT
    Klaas Wierenga, Internet Hall of Fame inductee & CTO GÉANT | The Netherlands
  • 1:20 PM
    SCION in finance and beyond
    Peter Thüring, Head Information Technology, Swiss National Bank | Switzerland
    Cornelius Dorn, Head Strategy & Architecture, Banking Services, SIX | Switzerland
  • 1:50 PM
    Protecting health data in today's digital age
    Urs Fischer, Head of Innovation, Health Info Net AG | Switzerland
  • 2:10 PM
    SCION activities at the Swiss Federal Administration
    Erica Dubach Spiegler, Head of Transformation and Interoperability, Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector (DTI) | Switzerland
  • 2:30 PM
    Panel discussion: Ensuring the secure exchange of information within critical infrastructures
    Moderated by Dr. Christian Mauz, Partner, Eraneos | Switzerland
    Urs Fischer, Head of Innovation, Health Info Net AG | Switzerland
    William Boye, Head Network Services,Swiss National Bank | Switzerland
    Markus Riner, Head of Digitalization and IT, Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (VSE AES) | Switzerland
  • 3:15 PM
    Coffee break & networking
  • 3:45 PM
    SCION-to-Cloud: Secure connectivity for businesses
    Luc Imbert, CPO, InterCloud | France
  • 4:05 PM
    Fireside chat: Seamless deployment for easy and quick adoption
    Anapaya | Switzerland
  • 4:30 PM
    The value of SCION for IXPs
    John Studarus, CEO, Martincoit Networks | USA
  • 4:45 PM
    Panel discussion: Building the infrastructure for SCION to thrive
    Stefan Berg, Head of PM Wireline B2B, Swisscom | Switzerland
    Thomas Knüsel, CEO, Cyberlink | Switzerland
    Markus Nispel, EMEA CTO, Extreme Networks | USA
    Hugues Stiernon, Deputy Director, Solutions and Innovation, Telindus | Luxembourg
    Andreas Wolf, SCION Ambassador, Sunrise | Switzerland
  • 5:45 PM
    Securing the data traffic of the Federal Administration
    Video contribution by Gerhard Andrey, National Councillor, Swiss Parliament | Switzerland
  • 5:55 PM
    Lothar Thiele, Chairman of the Board, SCION Association

Why attend the SCION Day 2023?

The program is designed for those who are curious about the potential of the SCION technology as an effective solution for today’s gaps in network security, reliability, and performance. Alongside the passionate researchers and practitioners of SCION who drive the technology forward, we are dedicated to influencing, inspiring and educating the broader SCION ecosystem, including businesses who are facing challenges in data handling in the digital world and service providers who are looking for new solutions to offer to their clients. So, whether you fall into any of these categories or are simply curious about SCION, we encourage you to join us. Rest assured, what awaits you will definitely live up to your expectations.

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