Lifetime Achievement Award
Why this award?
The lifetime achievement award is designed to honor a successful Swiss high-tech entrepreneur, investor and/or innovator.
Winners of such an award can be role models for the younger generation.
For example, in Israel, it has been shown that such success stories encourage university students to want to work at startup companies. 75% of all graduates from Israeli universities want to work in such organizations.
Criteria for this award
- A successful entrepreneur, investor and/or innovator
- Somebody who has created many high-tech, high-paying jobs both in Switzerland and internationally
- Somebody committed to Switzerland
- An inspiring personality who can serve as a role model
- Someone committed to reinvesting time and money into growth companies in Switzerland
- An educator of younger generations
Hightech Connect Suisse – 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner!
Why did we choose Daniel Borel?
A successful entrepreneur, investor and/or innovator
Daniel Borel co-founded Logitech in 1981 and led the company through many ups and downs. He was instrumental in developing the computer mouse business, overseeing the evolution of Logitech’s mice from higher-priced, low-volume speciality products to affordable devices used with virtually every computer and sold to both retail and OEM customers around the world.
Created many high-tech, high-paying jobs in Switzerland and internationally
Logitech employs 9’000 people and has a revenue of more than $2 billion.
Committed to Switzerland
While Logitech operates some key product-marketing functions in Silicon Valley, it has kept its R&D in Switzerland and is highly committed to keeping it this way.
An inspiring personality who can serve as a role model
Daniel’s international background and activities are highly inspiring for others. He has showed that it is possible to start and develop an international IT brand in Switzerland.
He has led Logitech through international expansion and high-volume manufacturing in China and then later on in Eastern Europe. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University in California.
Re-investing time and money into growth companies in Switzerland
He is chairman of the board of SwissUp, a foundation dedicated to excellence in education in Switzerland. He is in close contact with many startups and is open to taking on advisory roles.
Educating and coaching younger generations