The HackaRun will take place at the top floor of our university in St. Gallen. The beautiful view over the old town of St. Gallen and the Lake Constance in the dusty background will create a feeling of being at the very summit, far above the clouds.
The comfortable lounges and rooms to take a short time-out will generate a contrast to the stressful, fierce and hectic rush of a HackaRun.
The increasing digitalisation of the world claims a new way of thinking. Today’s economy is confronted with an everlasting need of innovation. Big institutions start to build their first start-up initiatives to participate in the run of new ideas - the actual winners of this new demand on the labour market are the IT specialists.
We believe in the power of a new economy era, but are also aware of the involved risks. The lately executed IPOs of “What’s App” and “Alibaba” open up questions about the evaluation of internet companies. With this year’s credo “don’t be innovative, be disruptive” we want to take up this issue and discuss potential challenges and solutions.