François Rüf

Head of Digital Investing

François has been with Vontobel for 5 years, previously as Head of Data, AI, & Machine Learning, and now as Head of Digital Investing. He co-founded Netbreeze, a social media monitoring company in 1999 after getting his master’s in Theoretical Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He later sold the company in 2013 to Microsoft.

Digital disruption, AI, machine learning, cloud computing, online business models and a great team—these are the ingredients that make François wake up each morning—creating endless new opportunities.


Data & AI Leadership Day Talk:
Generative AI in Finance – generate value not just text!

ChatGPT has finally propelled Generative AI into the mainstream, with one million users within a week of launch. By now, everyone who reads or listens to the news has heard of it and almost anyone with a computer has tried it for themselves. It is the most capable of the pre-trained generative large language models, which have progressed with breathtaking speed over the last couple of years. Join to learn how ChatGPT can change your business for the better.


Frequently Asked Questions

For whom is Cloud Leadership Day?

Cloud Leadership Day brings together over 800 leaders and experts from across industries to share their experience and insights on the latest trends, best practices, and strategies related to cloud transformation

Who is deciding on the topics?

The program is selected by an independent board of customer representatives and delivered by cloud practitioners and experts. Content is selected to provide maximum benefit to participants through relevant topics, innovative insights, and clear, actionable takeaways. 

When will the 2024 program be released?

Our board members are currently reviewing speaker submissions to decide which talks to bring to the Cloud Leadership Day stage.

The first round of speakers will be announced at the end of February, so stay tuned!

When and where does Cloud Leadership Day take place?

Cloud Leadership Day will be on June 19, 2024, from 7am to 5.30pm CEST, followed by informal drinks and networking.  

This in-person conference will be held at: 

Arena Cinema Zurich 

Kalanderplatz 8 

8045 Zurich 

What type of tickets exist?
Early Bird tickets are available until December 31, 2023. Grab them before they fly away! 
Individual tickets, as well as discounted group tickets, will be available after Early Bird. For more info about pricing, head to our ticket shop or drop us an email.



What about the co-located Data & AI Leadership Day?

Data & AI are important topics in the cloud area too, which is why this conference will take place alongside Data & AI Leadership Day. Ticket holders will have access to both conferences.