Roderich Hess is founder and CEO of Swiss Made Consulting. He works as consultant and as pitch trainer. Previously he was CEO of Cendres+Métaux Luxury+Industry, Managing Director at Montblanc Suisse, Managing Director at GUCCI Timepieces, and Head of Marketing and Sales at Metalor Technologies. For years Roderich has been involved in the Swiss startup scene, among others as co-organiser of the familiar StartupDays. He has contributed to the Digital Switzerland foundation, coached multiple top-100 startups, and assisted in the financing, refinancing and restructuring of multiple companies. Roderich is a great China and Hong Kong buff. His latest excursion into further education: AI, machine learning and natural language processing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.