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02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Looking at “monoculture in digitization” we will show the differences and similarities of European developments in digital innovation and will compare these realities to those in other countries. We will show the risks posed by monoculture in digitization and identify the opportunities that diversity in the development and application of digitization can have in different countries, cultures, sectors, environmental conditions, legal frameworks etc. for each business location. Finally, we will try to identify which trends might also be interesting for the development of digitization in Austria.

Speakers

Managing Director, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Plaut AG; Lecturer, Danube University Krems
Head, Department for Digital Affairs and E-Government Program and Project Management, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
Head, CD Laboratory for Innovative Optical Imaging, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna
Director, OSTA - Office of Science and Technology Austria, Washington, D.C.
Founder and Managing Director, ECOTEC Institutionelle Infrastrukturaufbau GmbH, Vienna
Special Representative for Digitization and Head, KMU DIGITAL Initiative, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Vienna Chair
Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Chair
Advisor, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Coordination

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Dr. Henrietta EGERTH-STADLHUBER

Managing Director, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

 Henrietta Egerth studied commercial science at the University of Linz and then she worked for some years in Brussels. On her return to Vienna, she worked for the Federation of Austrian Industry before moving to the Ministry of Economics and Labour in 2000, where she was responsible for business promotion and research and development. Since 2004 Henrietta Egerth is General Manager of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

Dr. Georg KRAUSE

Chief Executive Officer, Plaut AG; Lecturer, Danube University Krems

 Dr. Georg Krause has been working for several leading consulting companies in the field of IT and management consulting. He was part of the Austrian SAP management board, Partner at Deloitte Consulting and founder of the Austrian subsidiaries of Mummert+Partner and Horváth & Partners. Plaut and its mother company msg systems are leaders in innovative digital solutions and SAP consulting in many industries. Throughout the last years he was advising on digital political topics especially on the cooperation between IT industry and politics, impact of digitalisation on the labour market and how Austria can best manage the digital transformation and become a digital leader. He is holding lectures at the Danube University on these topics especially on "Conditions for Digital Transformation" and on "Innovation and Digitalisation".

Dr. Rainer LEITGEB

Head, CD Laboratory for Innovative Optical Imaging, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna

 Prof. Leitgeb hat sein Doktorat im Bereich Theoretischer Physik an der Technischen Universität Wien abgeschlossen, sowie ein Diplom in Physik von der University of Kent, Canterbury, UK erhalten. Er hat 2004 an der Medizinische Universität Wien im Bereich Medizinische Physik mit Schwerpunkt optischer Bildgebung habilitiert, und ging für drei Jahre als Gastprofessor an die ETH Lausanne, Schweiz. Er erhielt den ARVO/Alcon early career clinical scientist research award, sowie eine Auszeichnung der Firma Zeiss für seine Pionierarbeit im Bereich Optischer Kohärenztomographie. Er ist Fellow der Optical Society (OSA) sowie der International Society of Photonics (SPIE). Er hält mehrere Patente im Bereich der Medizinischen Bildgebung, und hat mit einem h-Index von 50 über 200 Publikationen und Buchbeiträge verfasst. Er leitet in Österreich den Fachbereich für Biophysik, Medizinische Phyik und Umweltphysik der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft und ist Vorstand des CDL OPTRAMED.

Mag. Clemens MANTL

Director, OSTA - Office of Science and Technology Austria, Washington, D.C.

1992 Mag.iur., University of Innsbruck
since 1993 Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria; former assignments: Strasbourg, Belgrade, Damascus, Teheran, Prague, Cairo; Head, UNESCO Unit; Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry
since 2015 Director, OSTA - Office of Science and Technology Austria, Washington, D.C.

Mag. Hans Georg STOISSER

Founder and Managing Director, ECOTEC Institutionelle Infrastrukturaufbau GmbH, Vienna

 Hans Stoisser hat mehr als 30 Jahre lang Infrastruktur in afrikanischen Ländern aufgebaut. Seit 1992 leitet er die Managementberatung ECOTEC, die unter anderem in Bulgarien, Palästina und Brasilien, vor allem aber in vielen afrikanischen Ländern, tätig war. In seinem Buch "Der schwarze Tiger" erklärt der Ökonom, warum Europa die Wende in Afrika verpasst hat, warum Entwicklungshilfe beim Flüchtlingsproblem nicht hilft und was wir von Afrika lernen können. Hans Stoisser bloggt unter www.hansstoisser.com und ist Mitorganisator einer Learning Journey ins Silicon Savannah und der Global Innovation Expert Seminare in Kenia und Südafrika.

Mag. Dr. Andreas-Ulrich SCHUH

Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

1986-1990 Studies, Economics, University of Vienna
1990 Degree in Economics, University of Vienna
1990-1992 Postgraduate Programme, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1992-1999 Economist, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
1992-1999 Expert, Department for Economic Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
1999-2011 Researcher, Labour Economics and Public Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
2002 Doctorate in Economics, University of Vienna
2004-2011 Head of Department, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 2011 Scientific Director, EcoAustria - Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Vienna

MA Brigitte EGELHOFER

Advisor, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

1986-1989 Simmering Graz Pauker AG
1989-1996 Bundesbaudirektion Wien
1997-2003 Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten
2003-2014 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit; BM für Wirtschaft, Jugend und Familie; Referatsleiterin, Prüfung von Förderungen und Second Level Control, Europäischer Sozialfonds; Programm "Jugend in Aktion"
seit 2014 Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Abteilung Forschung und Technologie; Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort, Abteilung Forschung und Technologie

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show timetable

23.08.2018

11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:20 - 15:40Precision medicine - medicine's solution to diversity?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 22:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

24.08.2018

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 - 10:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Our digital future - how human will it be?Plenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies - Europe's potentials?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity - an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy - intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act - what now?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience - how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
18:30 - 19:30Global Talk: #MakeInIndia - India on the fast track?Plenary

25.08.2018

09:00 - 10:30Cyborgs - when technology gets under your skinPlenary
10:50 - 11:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
11:50 - 12:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
12:30 - 13:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack receptionSocial