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11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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”Build your own world!” By June 2007, more than seven million registered users followed this invitation extended by the operators of “Second Life”. Whether as trial station for product development and PR, as new market place, as representative of nations and election platforms for political parties, as showroom and concert stage, fantastic game and adventure world, contact bourse or community for new personalities embodies by avatars: the 3-D online world of “Second Life” programmed by Linden Lab seems to offer firms, institutions and individuals chances for developments that are easier to implement in virtual than in real life. Will this create a new form of economy and a new model for innovation? Who will profit from “Second Life”? What are the repercussions that can be expected for communications, learning and identity? Is the parallel world of “Second Life” also a preview to the world wide web of the future or will it only be a passing hype?

Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD), Darmstadt
Professor and Head, Institute for Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Program Manager Emerging Technologies, IBM Austria, Vienna
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kobza Media Group, Vienna
Präsident, Verband Österreichischer Software Industrie (VÖSI); Vorstandsvorsitzender, BEKO Holding AG, Nöhagen
Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, factline Webservices GmbH, Wien
Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Associate Professor for Game Design, School of Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Group Product & Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, T-Mobile Austria
Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Wien

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Dieter W. FELLNER

Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD), Darmstadt

M.Sc.(Distinction), Graz University of Technology Ph.D.(Distinction), Graz University of Technology, Austria Habilitation, Graz University of Technology Associate Prof, CS Dept, MUN, Canada Professor, University of Bonn, Germany Professor and Founding Director of the Comp.Graphics Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany Professor and Founding Director of the Inst. of Comp. Graphics and Knowledge Visualization, Graz University of Technology, Austria
1981
1984
1989
1989-1992
1992-1998
1998-2005
since 2005

Mag. Dr. Alois FERSCHA

Professor and Head, Institute for Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Visiting Professor at the Dipartimento di Informatica e Scienze dell'Informazione, Università di Genova Computer Science Department (ERASMUS Guest Teacher), Technical University of Budapest
1998
2002

Anton FRICKO

Program Manager Emerging Technologies, IBM Austria, Vienna

has worked with IBM in several international roles in Europe joining the UK Hursley Laboratories
since 1971
 His current role is Program Manager for jStart Emerging Technologies, where he assists customers all over Europe in the adoption of new technologies, focusing on Web Services, SOA and Autonomic Computing as well as OSS, Ajax and Web 2.0 technologies.
1999

Array Rudolf KOBZA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kobza Media Group, Vienna

Creative and Client Service Manager, J. Walter Thompson, Vienna Founder, Kobza Communications, Vienna Stakeholder and Chief Executive Officer, IPG Austria, Vienna
1986-1994
1994
1996-2016

Ing. Peter KOTAUCZEK

Präsident, Verband Österreichischer Software Industrie (VÖSI); Vorstandsvorsitzender, BEKO Holding AG, Nöhagen

 HTL Maschinenbau, mehrere Semester Studien Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Jus, Werbung und Marketing, Informatikausbildung bei IBM.
 Vorstandsvorsitzender der BEKO Holding AG, die an der Deutschen Börse notiert.
 Gründer und langjähriger Chef der BEKO Engineering und Informatik AG, eines der führenden Software- und Engineeringhäuser Österreichs.
 Langjähriger Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität für angewandte Kunst, Meisterklasse für visuelle Mediengestaltung Prof. Peter Weibel.
 Gründungs-Mitglied des "Club of Vienna" am Konrad Lorenz Institut für Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung in Altenberg (Prof. Rupert Riedl).
 Berufung als Gastprofessor für Telekommunikation, Information und Medien an die Donau Universität Krems.

Mag. Paul MEINL

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, factline Webservices GmbH, Wien

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, factline Webservices GmbH
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Wien
  verantwortlich für die Geschäftsentwicklung im Bereich E-Learning, Spezialist für Personal Learning Environments
  (E-Portfolios) und Collaborative Blended Learning. Factline ist Anbieter von internetbasierten Lernlösungen im
  Bildungs- und Weiterbildungsbereich.
seit 1999

Array Thomas PRANTNER

Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Redakteur bei österreichischen Printmedien (NÖN, Wiener, Basta) Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF TV-Informationsintendanz Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF Landesstudios Pressearbeit und Kommunikation ORF TV-Informationsintendanz Persönlicher Referent und Büroleiter von Generalintendant Gerhard Zeiler Pressesprecher des ORF ORF-Marketingchef Direktor für Online und Neue Medien, ORF
1980-1987
1988-1989
1989-1990
1990-1994
1994-1995
1995-2002
2002-2006
2007-2011

Dr. Doris C. RUSCH

Associate Professor for Game Design, School of Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technologies, University of Technology Vienna Post Doctoral Researcher, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Assistant Professor for Game Design, College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
2001-2004
2005-2007
2007-2010
2011-2017

MBA Christopher SCHLÄFFER

Group Product & Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, T-Mobile Austria

 Christopher Schläffer became Deutsche Telekom's Group Product & Innovation Officer in December 2006. Thus he is member of the Executive Committee of T-Mobile International responsible for Product & Innovation and at the same time chairman of the segment board of T-Online.
 Prior to assuming his current role Christopher Schläffer was Corporate Development Officer (CDO) of Deutsche Telekom in charge of group strategy, innovation, research & development as well as venture capital. From 2002 until September 2006 he also had responsibility for group technology, processes and IT. From 2000 to 2002 Christopher Schläffer was heading Corporate Strategy as Senior Executive Vice President.
 Christopher Schläffer joined Deutsche Telekom in July 1998. Before that he worked with Accenture, the global consulting, technology and outsourcing company, and in the pharmaceutical industry.
 Christopher Schläffer holds a master's degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and has been elected one of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2007

08:00 - 21:00 Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergies Culture
08:00 - 10:00 Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:20 Welcome address Plenary
11:20 - 12:00 Opening Plenary
12:00 - 14:00 Global warming Plenary
14:30 - 16:15 The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria] Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Looking inside Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria Social

24.08.2007

07:00 - 16:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 01: The risk and the new – ‘risk governance’ Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 08: Smart Wellbeing Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 07: Design by nature – nature’s contribution to industrial progress Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategies Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility – challenges for infrastructure and private transport Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 09: The five senses Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regions Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation – the growth opportunity for Europe? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: New initiatives and models of the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research to enhance European competitiveness – European technology platforms from the Austrian and the European points of view Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovation Breakout
07:30 - 13:30 Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and research Breakout
13:00 - 14:30 Regions and global competition Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 The future – dream or reality Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 The five senses Plenary
18:00 - 21:30 Reception hosted by the Province of Lower Austria Social

25.08.2007

07:00 - 08:00 What changed? Plenary
08:00 - 09:00 Security Plenary
09:30 - 10:00 Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2007 Plenary
10:00 - 11:00 Science & technology, entrepreneurship & society Plenary
11:00 - 11:20 A look back and a view ahead Plenary
11:20 - 12:30 Reception hosted by Microsoft Austria Social