Zurich-based start-up TallyFox Social Technologies AG offers a cloud-hosted Business Ecosystem Platform to help businesses share knowledge and work smarter. Here, founder and chairwoman Trudi Schifter explains why this is the future.

“My background is a mix of technology, community service and volunteering,”she explains.“When I look at the world today through this lens, I see complex business ecosystems that are facing massive challenges that not any one of the stakeholders have the resources or the ability to solve. Whether that’s the government, businesses, academia or organisations like the United Nations. But when I talk to the professionals in various sectors, each individual is passionate about wanting to do something to help.”