Dalith Steiger is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the award-winning start-up SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub, founded in 2016 together with Andy Fitze. She is also CEO of the Swiss IT Leadership Forum, an association of leading executives from the Swiss ICT industry, as well as Member of the Advisory Council of digital-liberal.ch, a political start-up of the liberals, which recognizes and promotes the opportunities of digitization. Dalith is also Co-owner and Member of the Executive Board of CORE Design Works, an agency for visual and industrial design founded in 2001. She is member of the board of directors of SCHERLER Ltd. in Luzern Switzerland, an engineering company in the BIM industry. In addition, Dalith sits in various advisory boards, in the jury of the Digital Economy Award as well as the jury of START Hack, which is one of Europe‘s biggest hackathons with students from leading tech universities working on innovative projects within 30+ hours, is an advisor at the Kickstart Innovation, a mentor at the Founder Institute and teaches at the applied university of Luzern the Modul in CAS Chief Digital «AI / Machine Learning».
Born 1971 in Tel-Aviv/Israel and grew up in Zurich/Switzerland she earned her degree in mathematics and information technology from the University of Zurich, and she speaks fluent German, English, and Hebrew, as well as some French and Italian. Prior to her entrepreneurial journey that she started over 20 years ago, Dalith gained vast experience in IT operations, and in the field of banking software where she advised the management at senior and board levels.
Driven by her passion for cognitive technologies, Dalith, together with her co-founder Andy Fitze, is committed to drive Switzerland towards a competitive AI workplace for future generations. In September 2019, the two launched the participative Movement CognitiveValley – \\\\\\\”One AI voice for Switzerland\\\\\\\” and founded in May 2020 therefore the non-profit Swiss rooted CognitiveValley Foundation, which aims to position Switzerland as a global leader for cognitive technologies and to ensure a reliable, healthy and sustainable ecosystem for the coming generations. Dalith is member of the board of trustees. Additionally Dalith is a founding member of the foundation board of the non-profit Alpha Foundation, which promotes global learning and education systems for a peaceful and fair coexistence of the world population, benefiting from technology for the global responsibility for sustainability, equal opportunities and a dignified life together.
In 2019, Dalith Steiger was named one of the Top 10 Pioneering Women in AI and Machine Learning by Enterprise Management 360 London and was elected as one of the Top 100 Digital Shapers in Switzerland by the Bilanz, WAIROE featured by AI4EU and Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers in 2020. She gives inspiring keynote speeches worldwide stage sharing her broad knowledge and experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence and cognitive technologies. Besides her passion for technology, the mother of two teenage girls is a passionate mountain biker and loves high heels.