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The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!

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

Robots are increasingly becoming a staple of everyday life. It is not only about conveyor belts in factories. We are talking about deserted supermarkets, nursing robots in retirement homes or self-driving buses. Who decides where robots will replace us? Will our economic location suffer if we resist? Is, perhaps, Austria poised to profit from this progress? The time has come to make the right decisions.

Speakers

Professor for Labour Science and Organisation; Academic Director, Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Associate Professor of Social Structure Analysis, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel
Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Mag. Dr. Sabine Theresia KÖSZEGI

Professor for Labour Science and Organisation; Academic Director, Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1997-2000 Doctorate, Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
2000-2006 Assistant Professor, School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, University of Vienna
2003 Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa
2005 Guest Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2006 Guest Researcher, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
2006 Venia Docendi in Business Administration
2006-2008 Associate Professor, School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, University of Vienna
since 2009 Full Professor, Labour Science and Organisation, Institute of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2009 Academic Director, Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
2012 Guest Researcher, Victoria University, Melbourne
since 2014 Head, Institute of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Mag. Jörg LEICHTFRIED

Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1987-1994 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Graz
1995-1999 Arbeiterkammer Steiermark, Rechtsreferent
1998-2004 Stadtgemeinde Bruck an der Mur, Fachbereichsleiter Bürgerservice
1994-2000 Stellvertretender Landesvorsitzender JG Steiermark
1999 Nationalratskandidat der JG Steiermark
2000-2002 Bundesvorsitzender der JG Österreich
seit 2000 Stellvertretender Landesparteivorsitzender der SPÖ Steiermark
2004 Wahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament
2009 Wiederwahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament
2009 Wahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation im Europäischen Parlament
2014 Wiederwahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation & Stellvertretender Vorsitzender der S&D Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament
2015-2016 Landesrat in der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung
seit 2016 Bundesminister für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie

Mag.a Dr.in Martina MARA

Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz

2003 Various media internships (radio, television, print)
2004-2007 Print journalist, freelance writer, Vienna
2008 Master's degree, Communication Science, Department of Communication, University of Vienna
2008-2011 Research associate, EOOS Design, Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV)
2011-2012 Research associate, Department of Work, Organizational and Media Psychology, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2010-2014 Senior researcher, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz
since 2010 Lecturer, Johannes Kepler University Linz; University of Art and Design Linz; Salzburg University of Applied Sciences; University of Applied Arts Vienna; University of Applied Sciences Munich; Technical University of Munich
2014 Doctoral degree, Psychology, Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education, University of Koblenz-Landau
since 2014 Key researcher, RoboPsychology, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz
since 2016 Tech columnist, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Linz
since 2018 Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Dr. Oliver NACHTWEY

Associate Professor of Social Structure Analysis, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel

1996-2003 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Hamburg
2003-2008 Doktorand, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2005 Visiting Research Student, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham
2008-2010 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Jena
2008 Dissertation, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2009-2010 Vertretende Professur, Politikwissenschaft, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2010-2014 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftssoziologie, Universität Trier
2012-2016 Fellow, assoziierter Wissenschaftler, Frankfurter Institut für Sozialforschung (IfS)
2013 Fellow, DFG-Forscherkolleg "Postwachstumsgesellschaften", Universität Jena
2014 Fellow, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (HIS)
2014-2015 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Arbeit und Organisation, Technische Universität Darmstadt
2015-2016 Vertretende Professur, Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Soziale Ungleichheit, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2016 Gründungsgeschäftsgeschäftsführer, Senior Research Fellow, Institut für Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit (IGZA), Berlin
2016-2017 Vertretende Professur, Allgemeine Soziologie, Technische Universität Darmstadt
seit 2017 Professor, Soziologie und Sozialstrukturanalyse, Universität Basel

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1994-2005 Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company
2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
seit 2005 Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
seit 2010 Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
seit 2016 Host Früh-ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2017

11:00 - 11:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Opening of exhibitions - Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:15RTI TalkPlenary
14:15 - 15:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
16:15 - 17:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Career LoungePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:00OptogeneticsPlenary
10:30 - 12:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation - from resources to strategiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines - autonomous machinesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate - the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle - technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation - or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
18:30 - 19:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

09:00 - 10:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
10:50 - 12:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
12:15 - 13:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial