Program Archive 2020

TALK: Digitization in education: Distance learning, lifelong learning

The last few months have given, or rather forced, a boost to digitization in education. Does this mean that digitization has definitely arrived in education and training? What does this mean for lifelong learning? What progress is Switzerland making in promoting MINT subjects? Where does Switzerland stand in international comparison?

Patrick Warnking

Country Director Google Switzerland

Patrick Warnking is Country Director of Google Switzerland since 2011. From 2007 to 2010 he led teams in the areas of media, games and entertainment at Google Germany. As a member of the board of the 'digitalswitzerland' initiative, Warnking has been committed to the topic of lifelong learning, especially with regard to digital skills among adults and young people, as well as in the business world. Warnking completed training as a banker and business graduate, earned an international MBA in Berlin, Milan and New York, and completed the Stanford Executive Program. Patrick Warnking has lived in Germany, USA, Italy and Switzerland in the context of training and jobs.

Theres Kuratli

Project manager SBFI

Theres Kuratli is Project Manager and Deputy Head of the Department of Continuing Education and Project Promotion at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
Theres Kuratli has been accompanying the development and implementation of the law on further education since 2010 and is also concerned with questions concerning the orientation of the education system and especially of vocational training towards lifelong learning. 

Maja Remensberger

Chief Learning Officer Swisscom

Since January 2019 Maja Remensberger has been responsible for the management of the One Swisscom Academy. She is committed to anchoring a new learning culture and the digitalization of education and training.

Bernhard Grämiger


Bernhard Grämiger has been committed to the interests of further education in Switzerland for 16 years. As director of the national umbrella organization of further education, he works together with educational providers, politics and business to ensure that lifelong learning becomes a matter of course.
Digitization is leading to massive economic and social upheaval. This results in an enormous need for further training. Bernhard Grämiger is committed to ensuring that education providers actively shape this transformation process and that everyone, regardless of their level of education, can participate in this process.

Lukas Lipert

Journalist «Beobachter»

Lukas Lippert (29) is a trained secondary school teacher and has been working as a journalist for various media for several years. He is currently graduating from the Ringier School of Journalism and also writes for the "Beobachter".

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