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Security and liberty in the digital future

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

The digitisation of many spheres of life has brought with it rapid progress, meaning that the corresponding political and legal frameworks have to be adapted. How can the rule of law be implemented in the digital domain, e.g. to counter extremism? Do new possibilities of surveillance clash with our civil liberties? What does an integrated concept of digital security look like that balances our desire for security and our demand for liberty?

Speakers

Estonian Minister of the Interior, Tallin
Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, City of Barcelona
Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, European Council, Brussels
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Security and Home Affairs, Brussels
Austrian Federal Minister of the Interior, Vienna
PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna Chair

Andres ANVELT

Estonian Minister of the Interior, Tallin

 Bachelor's degree in Law, University of Tartu
 Master's degree, Tallinn University of Technology
 Law enforcement management training, FBI Academy (USA)
2001-2003 Director, Central Criminal Police. Prior to this, Anvelt had served in the Estonian Police for years.
2004-2006 Director, Police and Border Guard College
2007-2011 Security Advisor to the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces
2009-2011, 2013 Member, Tallinn City Council
2011-2014 Member, 12th Riigikogu; Chairman, Anti-Corruption Select Committee of the Riigikogu; Member, VEB Fund Investigation Committee (the Investigation Committee related to granting temporary residence permits to foreigners), and the Legal Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu
2014-2015 Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia
2015-2016 Member, 13th Riigikogu; Chairman of the faction
since 2016 Minister of the Interior, Republic of Estonia

Ph.D. Francesca BRIA

Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, City of Barcelona

2009-2013 PhD Researcher and Teaching Associate, Imperial College Business School, London
2011-2012 Teaching Associate, London Business School
2012-2015 Senior Advisor and Senior Project Lead, Nesta Innovation Lab, London
since 2016 Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Barcelona City Council

Gilles DE KERCHOVE D'OUSSELGHEM

Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, European Council, Brussels

1979 Law Degree, Catholic University of Louvain
1979-1983 Teaching assistant, Catholic University of Louvain Law School
1984 Master of Laws (LLM), Yale Law School, New Haven
1985 Administrator in the European Commission (DG Competition)
1986-1988 Secretary of the Government of the Walloon Region
1989-1992 Head of the Private Office of the deputy Prime-Minister of the Federal Government of Belgium, Minister of Justice and Minister of Small and Medium-sized enterprises
1993-1995 Head of the Private Office of the deputy Prime-Minister of the Federal Government of Belgium, Minister of Justice and Minister of Economic Affairs
1999-2000 Deputy Secretary of the Convention which drafted the Charter of the fundamental rights of the European Union
1995-2007 Director for Justice and Home Affairs at the EU Council General Secretariat
since 2007 EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Jan JAMBON

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Security and Home Affairs, Brussels

1984 Bachelor in Computer Sciences, VUB
1984-2007 Career in the business sector, among others at IBM, SD Worx and the Bank Card Company
2000 MBA, University of Antwerp
2007-2013 Member, Local Board, Brasschaat
2007-2013 Deputy Mayor, Brasschaat
2007-2014 House of Representatives
2008-2014 Party leader, House of Representatives
2013-2014 Mayor, Brasschaat
since 2014 Vice-Premier, Minister of Security and Home Affairs, in charge of Urban Policy and State Buildings

Mag. Wolfgang SOBOTKA

Austrian Federal Minister of the Interior, Vienna

 Studies in History, University of Vienna
 Violoncello/Music education, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
 Conducting, Brucknerkonservatorium Linz
1972-1998 Music teacher
1976-1992 Grammar/High school teacher
1980-1987 City archivist
1982-1992 Local Councillor, statutory city of Waidhofen/Ybbs
1985-1993 Site Group Chairman, ÖAAB - Austrian Workers’ and Employees’ Association
1988-1998 Music school headmaster
1987-1998 Assistant Professor, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
1992-1996 Consultant for Politics and Education, Volkspartei Niederösterreich (Lower Austrian People’s Party)
1992-1996 City Councillor for Finance, Parliamentary Group Chairman, Waidhofen Volkspartei - Austrian People’s Party
1996-1998 Grammar/High school teacher
1996-1998 Mayor, Waidhofen
1998-2005 Member, Lower Austrian Provincial Government, in charge of Finance, Environment and Regional Development Planning
2005-2008 Member, Lower Austrian Provincial Government, in charge of Finance, Housing and Life Quality
2009-2016 Deputy Governor, Lower Austria
since 2010 Regional Chairman, Lower Austrian ÖAAB - Austrian Workers' and Employees' Association
since 2016 Austrian Minister of the Interior

Mag. Corinna MILBORN

PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna

 Studium Politikwissenschaft und Geschichte in Wien, Granada, Guatemala
1995-1996 Menschenrechtsbeobachterin in Guatemala
1998-2002 Pressesprecherin und Globalization Officer beim WWF Österreich
seit 2003 Journalistin und Autorin mit den Schwerpunkten Globalisierung, Menschenrechte, Migration
seit 2003 Politikredakteurin beim Wirtschaftsmagazin Format
2006-2008 Recherchen, Beratung und Aufnahmeleitungen für den Dokumentarfilm "Let's Make Money" von Erwin Wagenhofer
2007-2012 Moderation, Club 2, ORF
2010-2012 Stellvertretende Chefredakteurin, News
seit 2012 Moderatorin, Pro und Contra - Der AustriaNews Talk, PULS 4
seit 2013 Informationsdirektorin, Prosieben Sat1 PULS4
2013-2014 Moderatorin, "Die letzten Zeugen" von Doron Rabinovici und Matthias Hartmann, Burgtheater Wien

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary