Track / Overview

Mitigation of (digital) supply chain vulnerabilities has become an urgent cybersecurity priority following the discovery of the intrusion to the supply chain of SolarWinds in December 2020, and the consequential issuance of a U.S. President’s Executive Order in February 2021.

In terms of Humanitarian Action, global digital transformation powered by AI systems and cloud-based solutions shows great promise in aiding vulnerable populations in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Unfortunately, even a single exploitable supply chain vulnerability in these systems can be devastating and life-threatening for humanitarian actors and the population they assist. In this Track, we will discuss the issue of supply chain vulnerability and its impact on global digital transformation in the humanitarian sector.

Track / Schedule


With Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche

Must Digital Trust Rely on Conventional Trust (or Is it the Other Way Around) ?

With Edouard Bugnion

Digital Sovereignty and Neutrality in Humanitarian Action

With Balthasar Staehelin

Supply Chain Security and Transparency for AI Systems

With Cedric Fournet

Better Foundations for Secure Software Systems

With Shweta Shinde

Panel Discussion

With Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche, Edouard Bugnion, Balthasar Staehelin, Shweta Shinde & Cedric Fournet

Track / Speakers

Edouard Bugnion

Professor, EPFL

Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche

Director, Microsoft Research

Shweta Shinde

Assistant Professor, ETH Zurich

Cedric Fournet

Sr Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research

Balthasar Staehelin

Director of Digital Transformation and Data

Track / Co-organizers

Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche

Director, Microsoft Research

AMLD EPFL 2022 / Tracks & talks

AMLD Keynote Session – Monday morning

Marcel Salathé, Lenka Zdeborová, Carmela Troncoso, Chiara Enderle, Patrick Barbey, Thomas Wolf, Gunther Jansen, Laure Willemin, Simon Hefti, Arthur Gassner

10:00-12:00 March 28Auditorium A

AI & Physics

Francesca Mignacco, Gert-Jan Both, Michael Unser, Thomas Asikis, Dalila Salamani, Pietro Rotondo, Tom Beucler, Giulio Biroli

12:30-18:00 March 285BC

AI & Pharma

Asif Jan, Jonas Richiardi, Patrick Schwab, Naghmeh Ghazaleh, Alexander Büsser, Carlos Ciller, Caibin Sheng, Silvia Zaoli, Félix Balazard, Giulia Capestro, Marianna Rapsomaniki, Martijn van Attekum

13:30-17:30 March 281BC

AMLD / Global partners