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

Want to lend us a hand on November 6? Apply as volunteer and join our wonderful team!

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.

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, Location, 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.






Boris Baldinger

100px piaPia Eggimann


Klairie Gounaridi



Oliver Langner

Christopher McCall

Christopher McCall


Patrick Naumann

platzhalter_maleRüdiger Schlömer
platzhalter_maleMichael Schmid

Tauras Sinkevicius


Gintare Simkute

platzhalter_malePhilip Stark

Rajan Thambehalli


Julianne Teber


Natascha Tummeley

team_michael_walther Michael Walther
Media Relations

Fareena Chaudhry



Urs Bucher
Tim Dührkoop
Karin Friedli
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.