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MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology Symposium

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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The Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1985 as a reaction to the radical changes in information technology and society by introducing innovations and giving impulses in areas such as music, visual media, virtual worlds, digital society or smart city. The Media Lab’s focus is human-machine interaction.

Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business; Visiting Fellow, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MIT - Massachusets Institute for Technology
Head, Laboratory of Molecular Architecture, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

Lita NELSEN

Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Research Group Manager, Amicon Corporation, Lexington Senior Consultant, Arthur D. Little, Inc. Cambridge, MA Business Manager Ultrafiltration and New Ventures Manager, Millipore Corporation, Bedford Vice President, Operations, Applied Biotechnology, Inc., Cambridge, MA President and Chief Executive Officer, University Seminar Center, Chestnut Hill Technology Licensing Officer, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 M.B.A. (M.S. Management Science) Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Sloan School, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 M.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Award for First in Class, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1965-1972
1972-1975
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1983-1984
1984-1986
1986-1989
since 1986

Michael SCHRAGE

Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business; Visiting Fellow, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MIT - Massachusets Institute for Technology

 Research fellow, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management
 Senior advisor, MIT's Security Studies Program
 Columnist for Harvard Business Review
 Regular contributor, The Conference Board Review
 Op-Ed contributor on national security and public policy, The Washington Post
 Top-rated Lecturer at MIT Executive Education Programs
 Contributor, CIO Magazine, MIT's Technology Review, The Los Angeles Times and ComputerWorld

Ph.D. Shuguang ZHANG

Head, Laboratory of Molecular Architecture, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

B.S., Biochemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA American Cancer Society Postdoc Fellow with Alexander Rich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist in Biology Department and Center for Biomedical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1980
1988
1988-1991
1992-1997
1998-2012

Dr. Pascale EHRENFREUND

Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

Astronomy and Biology/Genetics, University of Vienna M.S. Molecular Biology, Austrian Academy of Science, Institute of Molecular Biology, Salzburg Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Vienna Venia legendi in Astrochemistry, University of Vienna Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory, NL Adjunct Professor, Univ. Nijmegen, Institute of Astronomy, NL Professor, Astrobiology, University of Amsterdam Professor, Astrobiology, Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University Distinguished Visiting Scientist/Consultant, JPL/Caltech, Pasadena Professor, Astrobiology, Leiden University M.A. Management & Leadership, Webster University Lead Investigator: NASA Astrobiology Institute, Node Wisconsin Faculty, President, Austrian Science Fund FWF, Vienna
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  Research Professor of Space Policy & International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs,
  George Washington University, Washington DC
since 2008
2013-2015

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy Talk Plenary
12:00 - 13:30 Living with the Machine in the Future Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Cyber Physical Systems Plenary
17:45 - 19:15 Regional Debate Central Eastern Europe Plenary
19:15 - 21:30 Career Lounge Social
19:15 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

28.08.2015

07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 08:30 Bioeconomy Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 Complexity Science Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Session Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Games of InEquality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and Philosophy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different Ways Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from Diversity Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and Mobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED Lighting Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream Breakout
18:00 - 19:30 Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your Company Partner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30 MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology Symposium Plenary
08:30 - 09:30 InEquality: The New Silk Road Plenary
09:50 - 11:15 Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital Modernity Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social