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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, 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, DC
Director General, DG III - Digitalization, Innovation and e-Government, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
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, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Chair
Member, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Coordination

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).

Mag. Clemens MANTL

Director, OSTA - Office of Science and Technology Austria, Washington, DC

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.

Dr. Gerhard POPP

Director General, DG III - Digitalization, Innovation and e-Government, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

1980-1987 Journalist, "Wochenpresse"; "Academia"; "Die Furche"
1986-1991 Federal Press Speaker Office; Head, Department for Public Relations, Austrian People's Party, Vienna
1991-2009 Deputy Director General, DG I; Head, Department for Public Relations; Press Speaker; Deputy Head of Cabinet, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2009-2018 Director General, DG V - Information and Communication Technology, e-Government, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
since 2018 Director General, DG III - Digitalization, Innovation and e-Government, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

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.

Dr. Maria BENDL

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

1979-1985 Mag. phil; Dr. phil., Anglistik und Germanistik/Sprachwissenschaften, Universität Salzburg
1985-1990 Lehrbeauftragte an der Universität Salzburg, sowie an den Universitäten Posen und Warschau
1991-1993 Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft
1993 Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, dienstzugeteilt an Ständige Vertretung Brüssel
1994-1995 Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes (Europaakademie)
1994-1997 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Abt. Nationale und internationale Industriepolitik
1995-1998 Geschäftsführerin, Initiative Land und Wirtschaft
1997 Nationale Expertin in der Europäischen Kommission, Generaldirektion Industrie, Brüssel
1998 Österreichische Präsidentschaft; dienstzugeteilt an Ständige Vertretung Brüssel, Vorsitzende der EU-Ratsarbeitsgruppe "Industrie" sowie "EGKS"
1999-2000 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Abt. Nationale und internationale Industriepolitik
2000-2002 Karenzierung
2000-2004 Mag. FH, Fachhochschule für Unternehmensführung und Management Wien
2002-2003 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Abt. Nationale und internationale Industriepolitik
2004-2005 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Abt. Forschung und Technologie
seit 2006 Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort (zuvor Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit): Leiterin der Abt. Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik

MA Brigitte EGELHOFER

Member, 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

Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:20RTI 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 - 23:00Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:00Evening 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 - 12:00Resilience - digitisation and electronic mediaPlenary
12:30 - 13:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial