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Good morning, this is Zelda bringing you the latest tech news and constructive actions, amidst the rising tensions in the world.

Today, we'll hear from Lennig Pedron, a leading voice in the Geneva cybersecurity sector, on cooperation and digital trust, and explore digital sustainability with Doreen Bogdan-Martin.

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Zelda Chauvet


Today’s reason for hope

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Source: #ZEVENT2020.

Z event 2020 surpasses the record set in 2019. This weekend, 41 French streamers did a charity event on Twitch and raised more than €5.7m ($6.7m) for Amnesty international in just 51 hours. They beat the World record of money raised for charity on Twitch. The previous record was the 2019 edition with €3.5m ($4.1m) .

hitek.fr (FR)

Technology News

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Doreen Bogdan-Martin. Source: ITU.

Sizing up the environmental cost of digital technologies. Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, Doreen Bogdan-Martin helps us navigate through a complex but necessary debate.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Trust Valley: changing competition into collaboration. On a journey to digital trust, director Lennig Pedron opens up about the Trust Valley, the potential of the Lake Geneva area and the importance of the ecosystem.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Antibiotic resistance: an internationally validated Swiss technology. Basel-based biotech company Polyphor has just received funding from CARB-X, an accelerator driven by Boston University.

Heidi.news (FR)

What else is happening

Image of the day

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#SAVE12HKYOUTHS calls on Instagram. At the end of August, the Chinese coast guard intercepted and arrested 12 activists with the Hong Kong democracy movement who tried to flee to Taiwan in a speedboat. They were seeking to escape prosecution by the judiciary in Hong Kong. #SAVE12HKYOUTHS is a call to the world by activist Joshua Wong. Here answered by Greta Thunberg on Instagram.

Next on the agenda

29 October | Innovation day at HUG. It gives visibility to the innovative ideas and projects initiated by the staff of the HUG and the University of Geneva.


3 November | Horizon scan for Cyber Peace. Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar.

Geneva Peace Week (EN)

5 November | Art Tech Forum 2020. The 4th edition of the ArtTech Forum will focus on how to promote and live arts and culture in the post-covid era.

Art Tech Foundation (EN)

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