Dalith Steiger is a global AI Thought-Leader & Influencer, Top Business Accelerator and Serial Entrepreneur.

Dalith Steiger studied mathematics at the University of Zurich, co-founded the award-winning AI start-up SwissCognitive “The Global AI Hub” as well as, together with Andy Fitze, the CognitiveValley Foundation. Dalith Steiger was born in Israel and grew up in Switzerland. She is a global AI advisor and speaker, sharing her extensive knowledge and experience in the field of AI around the world. Dalith Steiger is also CEO of the Swiss IT Leadership Forum and Member of the Advisory Council of digital-liberal.ch. Dalith sits in the jury of the Digital Economy Award as well as the START Hack, she is an advisor at Kickstart Innovation, a mentor at the Founder Institute and teaches AI & Machine Learning in a CAS module at the Applied University of Luzern.

Dalith Steiger Speaking Topics

ETHIC: “Responsible AI – An Imperative”
In her keynote, Dalith Steiger shows approaches, strategies, and best practices for building & using AI technologies that are accountable, comprehensive, efficient, transparent, ethical and consistent with user expectations, organizational values, societal laws and norms. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is nothing new – practices and advancements for both businesses and societies need to be aligned. With the rapid development of cognitive technologies, CSR has been accompanied by technological social responsibility (TSR) – resulting in an increasing set of challenges for businesses. To develop technologies to our best benefit, it is an imperative that the private and public sector work together and with joint forces consciously align between short- and medium-term business goals and longer-term societal ones.

The focus of the keynote on Responsible Artificial Intelligence

  • Why Talk about it?
  • The Global Landscape – Perspectives of Society, Regulations and Business
  • The Fundamentals and Components
  • Hand-on Insights and Practices

LEADER: “AI is Now a C-Suite Imperative”
Dalith Steiger shows how C-level leaders are challenged every day from many directions – be that of the board, management, a shift in the customer needs or a change in the business environment. On top of these, change in the technology landscape has the power to impact all these factors. How the business corresponds, can be very much up to the management at C-level. Taking Artificial Intelligence under the magnifying glass, due to its transformative power throughout the organisation, C-level leaders need to dedicate strategic importance to it. Their understanding of this technology’s incredible potential helps them to serve not only as strategists but also as trusted advisors to both direction of the organisation’s hierarchy. Dalith explains the role of C-level leaders and the management in the process of AI adaption.

TRANSFORMATION: “AI has a Key Role in Driving the New Normal”
Humankind experienced three industrial revolutions along history – all of which raised global income levels and improved the quality of life for society around the globe. In her keynote, Dalith Steiger shows that business, on the supplier side, industries adapted new ways of production and service, and also became more innovative and agile based on the technologies which supported that. On the demand side, customers’ needs were mutually corresponsive, with increasing needs in quantity.

The fourth industrial revolution is driven by an exponential growth in computing power and by the availability of substantial amounts of data. In today’s challenging economy, while meeting the demand both for quality and quantity, automatization supports efficiency, profitability and sustainable growth. Although automation, accelerated by AI, has the power to put organisations into a competitive position, most companies and industries are still at the beginning of their journey. Those organisations that exploit AI to reinvent processes, this powerful technology will very soon become the new norm. Dalith shows practical use cases and she will look at the development and challenges of AI adoption from various industry perspectives.

HOLISTIC: “AI – It’s Beyond Technology”
When we think about Artificial Intelligence, most of us think only about machines, robots, algorithms, and automatization. In her keynote, Dalith Steiger talks about how fundamental it is, that we think well beyond that – which is the human being. Artificial Intelligence not only serves us to make our processes faster, more accurate and efficient, it also serves us to turn vast amount of data into valuable information. With that, it helps us to find answers to urging global questions and pave the path to a better future, both for business and society. For further advancement Dalith explains, that we need to keep connecting and exchanging, be that between teams, organisations, industries and societies.

Dalith’s Vision: “When I think about AI, I think about the people – how AI can support humankind.”


  • AcceleratorTop 50 Women in Tech Influencers, The Awards Magazine, 2020
  • Top 10 Pioneering Women in AI & Machine Learning, Enterprise Management 360 London, 2019
  • Top 100 Digital Shapers in Switzerland, Bilanz, 2019

Besides her drive for cognitive technologies, Dalith Steiger is also a loving mother of two teenage girls, a passionate mountain biker and a big fan of high-heel shoes.


“Dalith Steiger is one of the foremost thought leaders in Artificial Intelligence and a consummate founder and executive. She inspires others through her special combination of expertise, people skills, networking savvy, and organizational prowess. She leads many ground-breaking initiatives in the emerging technology arena bringing together global communities, and her platforms for advancing innovation can be seen through places like Davos (during the World Economic Forum) and international Swiss Cognitive conferences, publications, and forums. She is intellectually brilliant, a radiant soul, one of the most competent yet humble people I know, and is a true leader. She gives others a platform to share their gifts, and she elevates and uplifts others. I recommend her wholeheartedly as a woman who is changing the world for the better and will always be remembered as such.”
Ria Persad, President, European Chamber of Digital Commerce | Founder & CEO, StatWeather | Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society

“Dalith is ‎a wonderful combination of competence, connection and character. ‎Her competence shows in all her work, platforms, ‎projects and initiatives with her team at SwissCognitive . She is a leading expert in AI and cognitive technologies. Her connection is seen not only in being globally connected but also in her human-centred, pragmatic and holistic approach to the development of AI and cognitive technologies. ‎Her character is always reflected in her ability to work with people from every part of the world, with amazing personality, exceptional enthusiasm and great professionalism. Dalith is a great entrepreneurial leader of international repute with excellence and peak performance. ‎Purposeful, passionate, people-centric, progressive, problem-solver.”
Amb. Tolulope Ijitade, Impact Innovator & Entrepreneur | Global Citizen | Nation Builder | Startup Ecosystem Developer|Visionary Inventor

“It was a real joy and inspiration to be in Dalith and Andy’s orbit at Davos during WEF 2020. They – and everybody at SwissCognitive, the company they co-founded – exude energy, leadership, passion & professionalism. All these qualities were on display at the AI session of TechPark Davos 2020, which they hosted and I was fortunate enough to emcee and moderate. Over 3 compelling hours, they gathered 20 of the greatest minds in AI to discuss how technology and human intelligence need to work together to maximise the potential of AI to humankind’s advantage. It was a pleasure to work with Dalith & Andy and their colleagues at SwissCognitive.”
Mark Barton, Journalist. Moderator. Media Trainer. Former News Anchor at Bloomberg TV

“Dalith Steiger is a leader in the AI community. She is an amazing facilitator of webinars and continuous dialogue toward advancement of AI knowledge and networks. Any organization that is able to associate with her and SwissCognitive is fortunate and will benefit substantially. I highly recommend Dalith.”
Thomas A. Campbell, Founder & CEO, FutureGrasp

“Dalith carries and lives the typical genes of entrepreneurship such as drive, initiative, networking, focusing and results-oriented implementation. I notice and have experienced her conviction that even in difficult negotiations she always seeks and works out a positive solution for all parties involved. I especially appreciate her ability to find and use synergies. Dalith’s personality and talents especially in dealing with people, human dignity and finding the right people are remarkable. Concretely also happened with “SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub.Thank you very much for our great time together and I am looking forward to the further activities.”
Heinz V. Hoenen, Business Development, Process & Quality Mgmt at Credit Suisse

“Dalith is a fast thinker and thought leader who immediately understands complex issues and comes up quickly with a solution. She is a leading expert in AI in Switzerland and an excellent networker. A true entrepreneur who will always find a solution for obstacles to be overcome.”
Peter Metzinger, Impossible is just a word for change | #ScienceFirst #ReclaimTheFacts

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