Other participants The Freshers' Week is, as in previous years, generously and actively supported by experts. Other Participants Jürg Ackermann is a journalist and historian. Since 2012, he has been working as an editor and member of the Editorial Board at the St.Galler Tagblatt. Previously, he held the role as a domestic news and sports editor and reported for the Tages-Anzeiger as an eastern Switzerland correspondent. His interests outside his work include football, which was the subject of his dissertation ("Fussball und nationale Identität in Diktaturen") at the University of Zurich. Mattea Bieniok was responsible, as a member of the Campus Credit Team, for the Freshers' Week Café in the Freshers' Week 2017. This year, she will support the training and supervision of the support crew. She has been studying Business Administration at the University of St.Gallen since 2015 and also studies for an additional degree in dipl. Wipäd. (Certified Teacher for Business Education). At the HSG, she is involved with the Coaching programme and the Children's University programme. In her spare time, she is involved at the "Salsa & Latin Dance Club @ HSG" for Latino American dances. Umberto W. Ferrari has been working for more than 25 years in the editorial office of the St.Galler Tagblatt in different roles. Currently, he reports directly to the Chief Editor. In his spare time, Umberto W. Ferrari likes to dive in the open sea or in lakes and plays curling in winter. Jacqueline Gasser-Beck is heading the ”Teaching Innovation Lab“ at the University of St.Gallen. Together with her team, she supports faculty in developing innovative teaching formats. Involved in events such as "Tag der Lehre" or "HSG Kick-off Days", she cares about campus life and is an ambassador for innovation and creativity within the institution. After her studies in Law at University of Zurich and Harvard Law School, she worked at University of St.Gallen administering all degree programmes at the Law School. Leaving Switzerland again to work with "Swissnex Boston", she was in charge of various projects and events promoting Swiss excellence in Higher Education in the US. Finally returning to her hometown St.Gallen, she joined the Institute for Legal Studies Legal Practice as Executive Director. Dr. iur. Philipp Gmür has been CEO of Helvetia Switzerland and a member of Executive Management of the Helvetia Group since 2003. On 1 September 2016, he took on the role as Group CEO of Helvetia. He studied law in Switzerland (Dr. iur) and the USA (LL.M) and is a licensed attorney. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He worked as a lawyer and in management and held a post as court secretary at the Appellate Court of Lucerne, before joining Helvetia in 1993. From 1995 until 2000, he was a general agent in Lucerne and then Head of Sales and a member of Executive Management Switzerland. He is chairman of the Campaigning Committee of the Swiss Insurance Association and holds a number of directorships. Dr. oec. Florian Hotz works as the Head of Leadership & Development with St. Gallen based Helvetia Insurance. He is responsible for groupwide organizational and human ressources development. He studied business administration and law at the University of St. Gallen and Indiana University, Bloomington, followed by a PhD about 'Organizational Ambidexterity' at the Institute of Management with Prof. Dr. Peter Gomez as his main supervisor. For several years, Florian acted as a representatitve in the Schaffhausen state parliament. He is a member of some boards of directors, i.a. he acts as the chairman of the Schaffhausen Cantonal Bank. Roger Inauen reports daily as a video journalist on current topics from eastern Switzerland, working in front, as well as behind the camera. Roger has been with tvo, the Eastern Swiss television station, since 2014. Previously, he completed the training as a video journalist at the RSS Media School and the MAZ. His hobbies include music, playing the guitar and being the songwriter of a (punk rock) band, as well as sports and supporting FCSG. Philip Kröger is the Managing Director of the university's educational radio station toxic.fm and Head of the radio school Switzerland. He held a number of positions at radio aktuell in St.Gallen. From 2008 he worked also as a programme director and member of the programme management board for Radio FM1. Prior to his radio activities, Mr Kröger acquired a teaching diploma and taught at a primary school in Frauenfeld and as a lecturer at the Seminar Kreuzlingen. Claudius Krucker is the expert for the production of the Closing Event. After his HSG degree in Law, he worked at the University of St.Gallen for more than 10 years: Part of the team “Neukonzeption Lehre” (reorganisation of study programmes), he oversaw the introduction of the Bologna reform at the HSG and has been part of the Freshers’ Week ever since its beginnings in 2001. As the Director of Corporate Development, he managed the Career Services Center and University Marketing and the design of the HSG website. After that, Mr Krucker turned his passion into his profession and moved to culture, with his own art and exhibition platform "artagenda.com" and as the founder of CreativeSpace that offers Coworking Spaces for creative professionals and startups. Daniel Sager hosts the annual Closing Event of the Freshers’ Week. Daniel Sager has been working in the media since 1983. He began his career in radio (including Radio Zürisee and Radio Aktuell) followed by advertising agencies, film and video production companies, and subsequently he began working in television. From 2008 to 2017, he was the producer and programme manager of tvo and regular host of the daily evening programme “60 minutes”. Since spring 2017, Daniel Sager is Head of TV Southeast Switzerland at the SOMEDIA Media House in Chur. His hobbies include his children, as well as music (listening), reading (whatever he can get his hands on) and gardening (not just roses). Dr. oec. Adrian Schawalder is Head Performance Management und Project Manager for Helvetia Insurance in Italy. He studied Economics at the University of St.Gallen and received his PhD in Finance. After working almost for two years at an international strategic management consulting firm, he joined Helvetia Insurance in 2012. Among other things, he is leading a project that will bring Helvetia Insurance and the HSG closer together. In this context, he is very much involved with the Freshers’ Week, which Helvetia Insurance sponsors and supports as the presenting partner. Adrian Schawalder is affiliated with the University of St.Gallen through his role as lecturer and he also serves as President of the university’s educational radio station toxic.fm. Felix C. Seyfarth (@fseyfarth) once again mentors the dokumentation team blog during Freshers’ Week. Since 2015, he has been a Senior Fellow Digital Learning at the HSG Teaching Innovation Lab and as a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Management and Governance, he investigates impacts of digital learning on institutions of public higher education. He obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science from Free University Berlin, and has worked as a project lead for a development NGO in Latin America, in public relations at United Nations headquarters, in business process engineering at a large German financial institution. and as marketing director both for a German university and a Swiss IT startup. He advises public and private organisations in developing digital strategies at the interface of marketing, communications and professional learning and produces innovative learning formats such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). At University of St.Gallen, he is director of the Media Lab and regularly teaches courses on Digital Storytelling.