The University of Geneva recognized digital technology as a cross-cutting axis that concerns all its activities and incorporated it into its strategic plan "The University of Geneva towards 2025" in 2015. This goal notably included the development of digital infrastructures and services, teaching and research on digital technology and its challenges, the introduction of new modes of knowledge dissemination, and the optimization of certain administrative processes. In this context, the rectorate created a department dedicated to the "Digital University" tasked with defining and steering the institutional digital strategy. A Digital Strategy Office, an entity attached to the Rectorate, was also established in 2016 with the mission to identify and connect digital stakeholders within the institution and to unite activities and projects in the digital domain while promoting the emergence of innovative projects.

In 2019, the University adopted an institutional digital strategy for the period 2019-2023, accompanied by an Action Plan that included around fifty projects and programs aimed at transforming the institution. The digital realm was not only approached from a technological perspective but also from the viewpoint of the transformations it brings for students, teachers, the research community, administrative and technical staff, and the University's partners. This digital strategy was placed under the responsibility of Vice-Rector Antoine Geissbühler and under the operational management of the office, which became the Digital Transformation Office.

As the digital strategy was set to expire in July 2023, a process to update this vision was initiated in the spring of the same year. The objectives of this process were to identify strong current trends in the digital world and to imagine how the institution would position itself in relation to these trends in the coming years, thereby bringing forth ambitions from the community.