Information technology

Where world-class technology meets Swiss reliability

The Greater Zurich Area is a leading location for information technologies in Europe - just ask global tech giants like Apple, Disney, Google, and IBM that have found success in the region. Companies that locate information technology operations in the Greater Zurich Area benefit from wide availability of skilled talent, opportunity for cooperative efforts with top universities and innovative start-ups, and a stable, business friendly atmosphere.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Leading artificial intelligence in Europe, Switzerland and the Greater Zurich Area have occupied top positions in worldwide rankings for innovative strength and talent availability in this sector. Greater Zurich’s top-tier research institutes, including ETH Zurich and the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, continue to rank among the leading technical institutes in the world and attract the best talent and companies, including Google, IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle and more.

Computer vision

Computer vision

The Greater Zurich Area is one of the world’s leading centers for computer vision - thanks to leading universities, top talents, a dynamic start-up scene and global tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, Huawei, Oracle and Disney.

Virtual reality and augmented reality

Virtual reality and augmented reality

Companies involved in spatial computing technologies such as virtual, augmented or mixed reality encounter outstanding conditions in the Greater Zurich Area, including a highly qualified technical workforce, research facilities with global recognition, and worldwide technology leaders such as Facebook, Google, Magic Leap and Microsoft developing VR/AR solutions in Zurich.



Cybersecurity, one of the world’s most important areas of technology, thrives in the Greater Zurich Area. ETH Zurich has one of the top five teams in the world in the field of Cybersecurity and the Crypto Valley offers an innovative scene of small and mid-size companies involved in researching solutions for safer data processing. The region’s highly qualified technical work force and excellent quality of life are bonus factors to companies that choose to locate in the Greater Zurich Area.

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Lukas Sieber Executive Director USA
Lukas Sieber
Executive Director USA
Rolf Bühler Potrait
Rolf Bühler
Director Europe
Lukas Huber Potrait
Lukas Huber
Director Asia, Deputy Managing Director

Rankings, facts and figures

199,200 employed in information technology (2017)

#5 in World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

Source: IMD

6.5% average annual growth in information technology investments

90% of information technology degrees based on apprenticeships and vocational training

Top 10 exporters of information technology services worldwide

Over 50,000 computer specialists in Greater Zurich

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