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01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials?

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Asia, and especially China, is increasingly establishing itself as an influential economic and political alternative among the world powers. Knowledge-based societies need to keep up their lead to remain competitive. Europe must maintain its international position as an innovation frontrunner, and must successfully tackle the problem of its skills shortages. How can Europe maintain its leading role? Which strategies will help Europe remain or become more competitive? Which areas of strength do European nations have and how can they be developed still further?

Vice-President, Governmental Affairs Magna Europe, Magna International GmbH, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
Professor of Physics, University of Vienna
Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna
Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna Chair
Advisor, Department of Research, Technology and Innovation, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna Coordination

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    Dieter ALTHAUS

    Vice-President, Governmental Affairs Magna Europe, Magna International GmbH, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

    1979-1983 Teacher Training Physics and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
    1983-1989 Teacher, POS Geismar
    1987-1989 Deputy Director, POS Geismar
    1990 Member, District School Council, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
    1990 Deputy, School, Youth, Culture and Sport, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
    1990-2010 Member, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt
    1992-1999 Minister of Education, Thuringian state, Erfurt
    1999-2003 Chairman, CDU-Fraction, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt
    2003-2009 Prime Minister, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt
    2003-2004 President, Federal Council (Bundesrat), Berlin
    2010 Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Sales VW, Magna International, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
    since 2011 Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Magna Europe, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

    Donya-Florence AMER

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

    2003-2007 International Bid Manager, IBM
    2008-2009 Software Group Sales Operations Manager, IBM
    2010 Executive Assistant to the Country General Managers, IBM
    2011 Business Analytic Leader, IBM
    2012 Europe Software Group Transformation Leader, IBM
    2013-2015 Executive Middle Class Customers South Germany, IBM
    2016 Vice President Enterprise Customers South Germany, IBM

    Dr. Markus ASPELMEYER

    Professor of Physics, University of Vienna

    2000 Bachelor (Bakk.-Phil.) in Philosophy, Munich School of Philosophy, Germany
    2002 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany
    2002-2006 PostDoc (Feodor-Lynen Fellow) and Assistant Professor (Univ.-Ass.), Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
    2005-2009 Research Scientist, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    since 2009 Professor of Physics (Full Professor), Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria

    Dr. Wolfgang BURTSCHER

    Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

     Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
     An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000. Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues. Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck. Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

    DI Dr. MBA Sabine HERLITSCHKA

    Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

    1996 Referatsleiterin und stv. Direktorin des BIT-Büros für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
    2003 Praktika bei der U.S. National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science und Kooperation mit dem Wissenschaftsberater im U.S. Department of State, Washington DC
    2003 Vizerektorin für Forschungsmanagement und Internationale Kooperationen an der Medizinischen Universität Graz
    2006 Bereichsleiterin Europäische und Internationale Programme der FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien
    2010 Fulbright Scholar an der George Washington University und Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC
    2011 Vorstandsmitglied der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    seit 2012 Vorstand für Technik und Innovation der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    seit 2014 Vorstandsvorsitzende der Infineon Technologies Austria AG

    Thomas PRANTNER

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

    1988-1989 Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF TV-Informationsintendanz
    1989-1990 Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF Landesstudios
    1990-1994 Pressearbeit und Kommunikation ORF TV-Informationsintendanz
    1994-1995 Persönlicher Referent und Büroleiter von Generalintendant Gerhard Zeiler
    1995-2002 Pressesprecher des ORF
    2002-2006 ORF-Marketingchef
    2007-2011 Direktor für Online und Neue Medien, ORF
    seit 2012 Vize-Direktor für Technik, Online und Neue Medien, ORF

    Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard SAGMEISTER

    Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna

    2003-2009 CEO, Consulting, Fund Management, Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH
    2006-2009 CEO, OOO Kommunalkredit Public Consulting Russia, Moscow
    2009 Member of the Board of Directors, Dexia Carbon Capital I SICAV-SIV, Luxembourg
    since 2009 Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna

    Ing. Mag. Peter KOREN

    Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

    1988-1995 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
    1995-1996 Stage, Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft, Europäische Kommission, Abteilung Agrarrecht, Brüssel
    1996-1997 Trainee, Industriellenvereinigung (IV): Österreichischer Raiffeisenverband, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
    1997-2000 Ministersekretär, Kabinett des Bundesministers für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    2001-2003 Beauftragter des Konzern-Vorstandes, Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG (Verbundgesellschaft)
    seit 2004 Vize-Generalsekretär, Industriellenvereinigung
    2015 Executive Certificates in Strategy and Innovation, Leadership and Management, MIT, Boston, USA

    Mag. Anna BOHRN

    Advisor, Department of Research, Technology and Innovation, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

    2005-2006 Assistentin, ARGE OFFSET, ARGE Sicherheit und Wirtschaft, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
    2006-2007 Trainee, Abteilung für Sozialpolitik und Gesundheit, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
    2007-2012 Expertin, Migration und Integration, Frauen-Beruf-Familie, Bereich für Gesellschaftspolitik, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
    2009-2012 Geschäftsführerin, KMU-Lobbyinggruppe, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
    2013-2014 Expertin, Wirtschaftspolitik, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
    seit 2015 Expertin, Innovationspolitik und Wissenstransfer, IÖB-Kontaktstelle, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien

    Technology Symposium

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    23.08.2018

    09:00 - 10:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
    09:00 - 10:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
    11:00 - 11:10Welcome and openingPlenary
    11:10 - 12:00RTI TalkPlenary
    12:20 - 13:40Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity?Plenary
    14:00 - 15:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
    18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
    19:15 - 20:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
    19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

    24.08.2018

    06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
    07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
    07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
    07:15 - 08:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
    08:45 - 10:15Our digital future – how human will it be?Plenary
    10:30 - 11:00Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessionsSocial
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
    16:30 - 17:30Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track?Plenary

    25.08.2018

    07:00 - 08:30Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skinPlenary
    08:50 - 09:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
    09:50 - 10:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
    10:30 - 11:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
    11:00 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial