Tower Talks

Turmgespräche Rotkreuz

Tower Talks - Public discussion events at Roche

Are you interested in social policy issues, future trends and our healthcare system? If so, why not join us for the Tower Talks? This new series of events will provide a forum for open debate on topical, visionary and in some cases controversial issues, and is intended to get you thinking, asking questions, philosophising and discussing.

For certain issues, we’ll be talking to experts, specialists and industry insiders from outside Roche. Our aim is not just to share knowledge, but also to encourage dialogue between the general public and scientists as well as experts from various specialist fields.

Each of the Talks will take place at one of our Swiss sites, will be in held in German only and be free of charge. 

Further Tower Talks are planned for this year. The dates will be published soon.

Our next event 

On 13 June, we will continue the Tower Talks at the Rotkreuz site with the topic "The monitored person: Digitisation in healthcare".
Digitisation is one of the most profound developments of our time and many questions remain unanswered: "What solutions and advantages will digitisation offer in the future — especially for diagnostics? Where does it leave us human beings? Who does our patient data belong to, and will doctors still attend us personally in the future?"

The technical potential digitisation offers, the possibilities it also opens up for personalised medicine, and how we all benefit from digitisation in the healthcare sector — these are the topics that SRF presenter Marina Villa will discuss with: 

  • Stephan Sigrist, Founder and Head of Think Tank W.I.R.E. 
  • Markus Zimmermann, Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Freiburg and Vice-President of the National Ethics Commission 
  • Michele Pedrocchi, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, Roche Diagnostics
  • Annette Luther, General Manager, Roche Diagnostics International, Rotkreuz