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Pledge your money before 22 August to help the project go ahead!

A new crowdfunding project had been launched celebrating diversity in Geneva!

With less than 2 weeks to go until its completion, project “Geneva” has been created to highlight the diverse mix of nationalities and ethnicities that you will find in a cosmopolitan city.

Providing their own perfect example of cultural diversity, the three organizers for the project are:

  • Geni Deli, who was born in Zurich and has Hungarian origins.
  • Stefano Pollastri, who is Italian, and is now living in Geneva for his studies.
  • Jaumesse, who was born in Geneva and has Latino American origins.

What’s it all about? 

Jaumesse told knowitall.ch,

“We would like to raise Fr. 3,000, to help us produce a song and music video, which celebrates the wonderful diversity of cultures that prevails in Geneva. At the same time, we would like to provide financial assistance to the local, non-profit association, On va parler ensemble, which supports the integration of migrants arriving in Geneva and provides facilities for them to learn French.”

He continued, “Until now, our work has been self-financing.  However, we would love to take the project to another level and help the association to finance new activities that will provide additional support for migrants arriving in Geneva.”

GDPR Compliance in Switzerland and Europe UrbWorks Online Marketing

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across the European Union. After this date, all companies must ensure full compliance with the new data protection laws. Failure to comply could lead to fines and further action, so it is vital that businesses act now.

Data protection is a big deal to consumers, so businesses need to act now and ensure they are compliant with the GDPR. Companies that suffer data breaches where consumer data is stolen will often see catastrophic losses, and a huge fall in customer confidence. Almost three quarters of consumers say they would boycott a company if they felt it did not take data protection seriously.

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU directive which is designed to replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The GDPR is designed to hold businesses to higher standards when it comes to protecting customers’ personal data. This includes strict rules on keeping IP addresses and browser cookies safe from hackers, as well as ensuring that contact details and account details are protected.

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If you’re a woman working in the field of digital technology, it can sometimes feel like you are working alone in a male-dominated industry.  As technology advances at an ever-increasing rate, there is a real need to keep up with the latest trends by meeting other digital professionals facing the same challenges - but the opportunities have not always been there, at least not until the association Women in Digital Switzerland was launched!

Recognising the need to help women working in roles that require up-to-date knowledge of the latest digital trends, Digital Transformation Specialist, Taïssa Charlier, created a special group on LinkedIn back in 2013 to help them connect and share ideas. The group became so popular with women living and working in Switzerland that Taïssa decided to create a special association 3 years later – Women in Digital Switzerland (WDS) - with fellow digital specialists, Kelly Hungerford and Natacha Gajdoczki.

The role of Women in Digital Switzerland

Kelly told us, “Our goal was simple: to build a community of women working in digital across Switzerland, and organize events for them so that they can meet and network, share knowledge through discussions and presentations, and inspire or be inspired by others.”

The natural outcome of the association being formed has been the creation of a Swiss competency center for women working in digital roles, who are now being increasingly called upon to speak at special digital events and take up positions of leadership within companies.

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SCC Sàrl – a group of centers in Vaud with a range of services designed to boost professional performance - has just announced the launch of NotchUP Training, a new approach to enhancing your skills in the workplace.

Following an initial phase of training courses offered over the last two years, an expanded portfolio of titles has now been created and a top-class training team has been assembled to satisfy the growing demand of its clients.

The NotchUP concept

The NotchUP concept incorporates fast-paced, intense training on essential skills for improved work performance. The series of one-day dynamic courses will be delivered by highly experienced trainers with tangible take-aways for immediate application on the job. The concept has been developed to take into account the needs for quality training with a networking aspect, delivered locally and with innovative pricing.

In 2018 there will be 6 NotchUP courses that can be purchased à la carte or as a package at an attractive price.  The training is ideal for professionals at all levels from entry-level to senior executives who aspire to recognition at work and career advancement. If you can’t make a particular date, then simply send someone else in your place.

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Special discount for knowitall.ch readers at upcoming presentation on 8 February 2018!

Executives International (EI), one of the leading English-language business networking clubs in Switzerland, has reached a major milestone as it celebrates its 50th anniversary!

Since it was created back in 1968, Executives International (EI) has provided active professionals and business leaders in the Lac Léman region with a vibrant networking environment to exchange experiences and explore new opportunities. This remarkable achievement is a testament not only to the vision of its founder, Maurice Raphaël, and his fellow founding members, but also to each successive generation of members. They have all ensured that EI has adapted itself effectively over the 50 years.

Current EI President, Simon Hardy, told knowitall.ch. "In spite of the changed (and ever-changing) world in which we live and work, the founders’ stated mission for creating EI is as relevant today as it was in 1968." Quoting directly from the original EI manifesto, he added, "In today’s highly competitive world, an essential requirement for executive success is to continually upgrade the knowledge base, broaden the horizons and keep abreast of developments, not just in one’s own speciality, but also in other business activities. Very often, in pursuit of these essential objectives, executives are unaware of another essential requirement necessary for successful personal development: human contact.