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Cities at the Crossroads

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

Megatrends like urbanisation and climate change will determine the future of cities, where, as predicted by OECD, two thirds of the world population will live by 2050. What we need are intelligent and sustainable solutions. Which are the cities that play a vanguard role today?

Speakers

Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester; Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated; Rochester Abstract
Cities have long served as representations of our culture and are experienced through participation. Access to the internet and the emergence of social networks provide alternative ways to experience that culture in layers that blend reality with virtual experiences. Through data science, we now have alternative methods of viewing and describing a city or community in real time. An example based upon research at the University of Rochester will be provided as a basis for the discussion.
Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), New York University; Former Senior Vice President, IBM Corporation, New York Abstract
In this talk I will discuss how Cities are transforming themselves into centers of knowledge and innovation. Examples will be given from New York City and from the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).
President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Chair

Ph.D. M.Sc. B.Sc. Robert CLARK

Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester; Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated; Rochester

1992 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1996-2001 Director, Center for Applied Control, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1998-2000 Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1999-2000 Chief Technology Officer, Imeron, Cary, North Carolina
2000-2001 Professor, Duke University
2001-2003 Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor, Duke University
2001-2007 Director, Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems, Duke University
2001-2003 Senior Associate Dean for Research, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
since 2003 Secondary Appointment, Department of Biomedical Engineering
since 2003 Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering, Duke University
2003-2007 Senior Associate Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
2007 Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
2007-2008 Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
since 2008 Professor, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester
2008-2016 Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester
since 2010 Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated (MTX)
2012-2016 Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester
since 2016 Provost and Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester

Paul HORN

Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), New York University; Former Senior Vice President, IBM Corporation, New York

1973 Doctoral degree in physics, University of Rochester
1973-1979 Professor of Physics, James Franck Institute and Physics Department, University of Chicago
1979-2007 Various positions in IBM, including Senior Vice-President of the IBM Corporation and Executive Director of Research
2007-2009 Distinguished Scientist in Residence, NYU - New York University
since 2009 Senior Vice Provost for Research, NYU

Ph.D. D.Sc. Bertil ANDERSSON

President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1972 BSc Umea University
1974 MSc Umea University
1978 PhD Lund University
1982 DSc Lund University
1989-1997 Member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (Chair 1997)
1996-2003 Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, University of Stockholm
1999-2003 Rector, Linköping University
2004-2007 European Science Foundation in Strasbourg as its Chief Executive.
2007 NTU's first Provost
2000-2006 Member of the Nobel Foundation
2004-2007 Vice President, European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) of the European Commission
 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Nobel Foundation
 Professor of Biochemistry, Linköping University; Adjunct Professor, Umeå University; visiting Professor and Fellow, Imperial College London
 Research adviser to the Swedish government
 Adviser to business activities in the area of biotechnology and pharma
2011 NTU's third President

Technology Symposium

show timetable

21.08.2014

10:00 - 12:30Technology BrunchSocial
13:00 - 13:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014Plenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI Policy at the CrossroadsPlenary
14:00 - 15:45Industry 4.0 - The Next Industrial Revolution?Plenary
16:15 - 17:45Stanford, this Year's Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of FailurePlenary
20:00 - 21:30Us and Our Brains - Neuroscience at the CrossroadsPlenary
21:45 - 23:00Career LoungeSocial
21:45 - 23:00Evening ReceptionSocial

22.08.2014

09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 01: Technology - Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global MarketBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots - Does Europe Stand a Chance?Breakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful CopingBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains - How to Manage Volatility Across Your BusinessBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy - The Way to the Future or a Dead End?Breakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future - Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart CitiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy TransitionBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 08: Science in Society - How to Overcome a DisjunctureBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation PolicyBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research - Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised WorldBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern LifeBreakout
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
16:00 - 16:45Digital UniversityPlenary
16:45 - 18:15Open Science - The Place of and for People in Our KnowledgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Cities at the CrossroadsPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Urban Innovators Challenge - The Future of CitiesPartner

23.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30Complexity Science - IPlenary
10:30 - 11:15Complexity Science - IIPlenary
11:45 - 13:15Innovation at the Art Science InterfacePlenary
13:15 - 13:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial