TEDxZurich is organized by a group of people who are passionate about the concept and about inspiring ideas.

Besides the regular team, we rely on the help of volunteers for the day of the conference. Interested? Let us know via our volunteer form.

Core team:

nicolas_hochNicolas Blanchard, Strategic Initiatives. An entrepreneur with a background in web development, marketing and corporate communication, Nico is currently Head of Marketing at Appway. Previously, Nico co-founded cookits, where he spearheaded the company’s marketing and business development strategies. He holds a degree in Marketing and Communication from Lucerne University and Crisis Communication from ZHAW. In his spare time, Nico loves to travel and is passionate about cooking. He occasionally twitters as @nblanchard.

brian_neuBrian Clampet, Production. Brian is a technologist. He works in Cloud Services for Zurich based Centralway. He arrived in Switzerland 3 years ago from the New York tri-state area in pursuit of a Masters degree from the University of Lugano in Technology for Human Communication. He is an explorer of life and an amateur musician playing in several groups in Switzerland and Germany.

piaPia Eggimann, Location & Catering. Pia Eggimann, Location and Catering. Pia works in event & sales at the 25hours hotel zürich-west and studies hotel management in Zürich, following her passion for hospitality. She spends her free time with reading, crossfit, running and traveling.



FerhatFerhat Guezlane, Participants. Ferhat is a financial analyst at Partners Group. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Information System from HEC Lausanne, and an Engineer degree in computer science. He is an IT enthusiast, founded AJUG and is an AISEC as well as a Toastmaster member. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, discovering Switzerland, learning Swiss German, and night coding sessions whenever he cannot sleep. He twitters as @FGuezlane.


team_tanja_lauTanja Lau, Communications.
 Tanja is a German-Italian globetrotter, currently working as senior consultant at Unic. She studied in Munich and Berkeley, co-founded start-ups in Madrid and Munich, and moved to Zurich in 2014 where she recently launched a crowdlearning project called All We Can Learn. You will most likely find her somewhere on the internet, on a mountain top or running in the woods while working on her ideas. She occasionally twitters as @tanjalau.

danielaDaniela Luzanin, Speakers. Daniela is working as senior project manager in the digital communications team at ABB headquarters in Zurich. Before working for ABB, she has worked for Namics and for Google in Zurich. She is also co-founder of the online magazine The Inspirer and spends her spare time traveling, doing water sports like scuba diving, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She twitters as @dluzanin.

oli_portraitOliver Mulle, Finance and Legal. Oliver is working as Head of Fairs & Events at T-LINK, organizing Swiss Pavilions at international trade fairs worldwide. Before, he was based in London, working for a pharmaceuticals company in the finance department. In his spare time he enjoys swimming in the lake of Zurich, visiting art exhibitions and walking through Zurich to explore newly developed areas.

david_hochDavid Nydegger, Head of Committee. David currently works as as head of product at zkipster, a startup company that develops and markets an innovative event and guest list management solution of the same name. Before, he co-founded Localina, an online reservation software for restaurants, which was acquired by in 2012. Besides his passion for all sorts of internet based business models, David likes to play the piano, loves cooking and is an avid cyclist. He occasionally twitters as @dnydegger.


team_evamaria_spreitzerEva-Maria Spreitzer, Partnerships. Eva is currently working as a consultant for Namics, where she focuses on organizational transformation and digital marketing topics. Prior to that, she worked for Bain & Company in the Marketing and Communication departement and for a strategic communication agency. She loves traveling and connecting people with ideas. She practices yoga, adores cats and is interested in photography. She twitters as @deevamaria.



team_tanya_koenigTanya König, Event Host. 
In addition to her journalism diploma from Ringier School, Tanya further satisfies her intellectual prowess by studying Sinology, Film, and Political Science at the University of Zurich. She has worked for Ringier and SRF as a reporter, multimedia editor, and show host. To top it off, she funds her wanderlust working as a flight attendant, a job that continually adds perspective to her worldview. Find her on Twitter as @tanyayuan.






Klairie Gounaridi



Micha Krautwasser


Christopher McCall

Christopher McCall

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Patrick Naumann


Tauras Sinkevicius


Gintare Simkute


Philip Stark


Rajan Thambehalli


Julianne Teber


Natascha Tummeley


Michael Walther
Media Relations



Urs Bucher
Tim Dührkoop
Peter Hogenkamp
Martin Steiger


Guy Spier


For general inquiries, please e-mail to info (at) Individual team members can be reached at name.lastname (at) You can also connect to us on Facebook and Twitter.