We want to bring the advantages of E-voting
to the world's best democracy - safely.

Depuis quelques années déjà, les cantons de la Suisse ainsi que leurs villes et communes sont en train d’évaluer des solutions qui permettent le vote électronique pour les électeurs en Suisse et à l’étranger.

Il est évident que la Suisse avec son longue expérience démocratique voit une chance dans le vote électronique pour rendre plus attractive la participation aux scrutins, ceci surtout pour les jeunes générations.

Par contre, les systèmes pour le vote électronique sont souvent victimes de cyber-attaques.

Les possibilités techniques actuelles et la sécurité du vote électronique ainsi que la politique gouvernementale sont les thèmes principaux de la conférence.

En plus, des expériences pratiques faites en Estonie, Allemagne aux États-Unis ainsi que dans d’autres pays seront présentées et discutées.

Event Location

Début: 13:30

La Conférence et organisée par:

SIX Convention Point

Pfingstweidstrasse 110,
8005 Zürich


Key notes relatives au vote électronique en Suisse (en allemand)

  • Dr. Tomislav Milic, Senior Assistant, Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau & University of Zürich

Expériences faites aux états unis (en anglais)

Expert pour les élections aux Etats Unis et pour leur système E-Voting. Son avis d’expert est également demandé par les medias des EU au sujet de la sécurité du E-Voting.

Expériences faites en Estonie (en anglais)

L’Estonie est mondialement connu comme pays pionnier pour les questions du E-Government. Dans le passé, ce pays a subi plusieurs attaques cyber contre des plateformes informatiques de l’état.

The E-Voting system made by Post for political votes and polls - the way to universal verification

Solutions techniques pour le vote électronique (en allemand)

  • Post CH AG
  • VotingTech GmbH

Table ronde avec les conférenciers

Modération: Philipp Löpfe, Economic Journalist, Watson.ch

Networking & Apéro


Ralf Haller

My more than two decades work experience has spanned various marketing, project management and business development roles, based on my training as an electrical engineer and masters in Telecommunication Systems (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

My career started while at university, when I took an assistant role in the USA. Later, I worked as an IT project manager for large key account clients at CompuNet in Munich and also worked in Hong Kong supporting the Asian region.

This prompted my move to Silicon Valley where I lived for many years, working as a Product Manager for successful startups building some of the first data communication equipments in the market. (first gigabit ethernet router/switch)

Since 2001, I provide product marketing and business development support and have organised different high-tech business events in Switzerland.

I am the organiser of about 15 per year national and international high-tech trends, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology business events in Switzerland, among them:

+ Silicon Valley meets Switzerland, svms-event.ch

+ Startup-Nation Israel meets Switzerland, startup-nation.ch

+ Chinese-Swiss High-tech Summit, china-innovation.ch

I am also the founder and president of the first - not for profit - "High-Tech Connect suisse" association encouraging and inspiring high-tech business development.


I started teaching the course "Global Innovation Ecosystems" and others at universities and look forward doing more of these as I love sharing and discussing with smart minds of all ages and cultures.

More Speakers will be presented soon.

Dr. Tomislav Milic

Dr. Tomislav Milic is at present Senior Assistant at the ZDA in Aarau.

His research work centers on opinion making processes in direct democratic legislation.

His doctoral thesis dealt primarily with the question whether the left right self identification serves as a mental shortcut when deciding on proposals.

Moreover, Dr. Thomas Milic has published a number of articles and books based on his research into decision making processes in a direct democracy.

To name just a few, one of them (Milic 2010) is looking into one of the most controversially discussed questions to face direct democracy: are the political parties in control of the direct democratic decision making process?

Another one (Milic 2012) is examining the role of mental shortcuts in opinion making processes. Lastly, he has co-published the first comprehensive book on Swiss referendum voting behavior (Milic et al. 2014). Besides, Dr. Thomas Milic was actively involved into numerous VOX and VOTO analyses as project manager.

Dr. Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center's Democracy Program.

He works on a variety of issues, from money in politics to voting to government dysfunction.

During his time at the Brennan Center, he has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related to law and democracy, including Securing Elections From Foreign Interference (June 2017), Five to Four (January 2016) and America's Voting Machines at Risk (September 2015).

His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.

He has testified before Congress and several state legislatures on numerous occasions.

Tarvi Martens

Tarvi Martens has been a key figure in the Estonian IT and information security field for the past dozen years.

Tarvi has been building governmental internet (1993-1997), developing information security and PKI products (1997-2001) and being actively involved in various aspects of developing Estonian e-government in a whole.

Tarvi was among the originators of the Estonian ID card project in 1996 and of DigiDoc, the national de facto standard in Estonia for digital signatures, in 2002.

In 2003, he started the e-voting project with National Electoral Committee in order to provide Estonian electoral system with Internet voting capability.

In 2007, Tarvi received the “Top Outstanding Young Person of the Year” award from JCI (Junior Chamber International) for the achievements in technological developments.

Denis Morel

Denis Morel arbeitet seit mehr als fünf Jahren bei der Schweizerischen Post und ist dort als Leiter E-Voting verantwortlich für dieses Geschäft für die Post.

Denis Morel ist ausgebildeter Mathematiker und arbeitete nach seiner Promotion an der Universität Freiburg mehrere Jahre lang für verschiedene Unternehmen in der IT-Beratung.

Dabei bearbeitete er unter anderem Themen wie Geldwäschereibekämpfung, E-Health und E-Government.

Denis Morel ist verheiratet, Vater von 3 Kindern und lebt im Kanton Fribourg.

Philipp Löpfe

Philipp Löpfe was named Swiss Economic Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2015.

He works for the online news portal «Watson». He has a Masters degree in Arts (University of Zürich) and an MBA (Universitiy of St. Gallen).

In his long career Mr. Löpfe was editor-in-chief of «Tages-Anzeiger» and «SonntagsBlick».

He has written several books, the most recent one, together with Oliver Fiecheter, is called «Aufstieg der digitalen Stammesgesellschaft» (Ascent of the digital tribal society).

Philipp Löpfe is married and lives in Zürich.


We've set out to build a completely new user experience in the area of news and entertainment on mobile devices.

Our first focus will be Switzerland, especially the German speaking part.

Franz Grüter

Franz Grüter war von 2008 bis 2015 gleichzeitig CEO und Verwaltungsratspräsident der green.ch Gruppe.

Per 1. Januar 2016 übergab er sein Amt als Geschäftsführer an einen Nachfolger, um mehr Zeit für sein Nationalratsmandat zu gewinnen.

Er verantwortet aber weiterhin als Verwaltungsratspräsident die strategische Ausrichtung des Providers und Rechenzentrumsanbieters.