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03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economy

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Current technological changes (digitization, industry 4.0, the Internet of Things) are taking place against the backdrop of an increasing inequality in income distribution. Also, businesses, regions and societies face great challenges in terms of participation in technological change and its benefits. This results from global economic imbalances and the different capacities of societies to deal with this change. In recent years, these phenomena have become the subject of intense political debates and scientific analysis. The topic will be discussed by national and international experts from academia, business as well as from the world of those on the frontline of creating policy.

Policy Officer, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Research Associate, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Director, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna
Scientific Fellow, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna

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Array Beñat BILBAO-OSORIO

Policy Officer, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

B.Sc. Honours, Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Comercial de Deusto, Bilbao Senior Honours, University of St. Andrews M.Sc., European Studies, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve; Project Manager Assistant, CERRM - Centre Européen de Ressources sur la Reconversion et les Mutation, Brussels Consultant, Strategy Division, Business and Government Competency Centre, Arthur Anderson, Bilbao Ph.D., Economic Geography, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London Teacher Assistant, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London Internship, DG RTD, European Commission, Brussels Ph.D. exchange programme, European University Institute, Florence; Internship, Social Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, NY Programme implementation consultant, UNCTAD/WTO International Trade Centre, Geneva Senior consultant, Intrasoft International, Brussels Economist, Science and Technology Policy Division; Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy officer and economist, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels Senior Economist and Associate Director, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum, Cologny Senior Economist, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels Regional Director for Latin America, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group, London
1993-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2005
2001-2005
2002
2004
2005-2006
2006
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016

Dr. Agnes KÜGLER

Research Associate, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Master of Science, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Doctoral programme, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Teaching and Research Associate, Institute for Economic Policy and Industrial Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2008-2010
2010-2015
2010-2015
since 2015

M.Phil. Alistair NOLAN

Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

 Alistair Nolan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. For the past two years Mr.Nolan has managed OECD work examining the impacts of new technologies on production, leading to the 2017 book "The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business." He is currently working on various aspects of public policy towards Artificial Intelligence. Other recent work he managed has examined the role of intangible assets in innovation and growth, leading to the book "Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation". For a number of years he specialised in the assessment of all aspects of public policy towards entrepreneurship. Mr. Nolan helped prepare the OECD’s 1998 flagship publication "Fostering Entrepreneurship" and edited two OECD books on business incubation. He is also the author of the 2003 OECD book "Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development", which reviews knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship and sets out detailed programme and policy guidance for central and local governments. Mr. Nolan also specialised in the evaluation of public policy, and is the editor and co-author of the 2005 OECD publication "Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development: How to Assess What Works in Programmes and Policy". For three years Mr. Nolan worked in the OECD’s Directorate for Education to develop a programme to objectively measure the generic skills of the working age populations in OECD countries. The PIAAC Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies provides a unique data set with which to examine the relationships between the stock and distribution of adult skills and a broad range of economic, employment and social outcomes. Prior to joining the OECD Mr. Nolan worked for the UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, where he occupied a variety of posts in research, policy and the design of technical co-operation.

Mag. Wolfgang POLT

Director, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna

Study of Economics and Business Informatics, University of Vienna Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Development and Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Senior Research Fellow, Department of Technology Studies of the Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf Full time Consultant, OECD/Directorate Science, Technology and Industry/Division for Science and Technology Policy in Paris Head, Viennese Office, INTERREG - Institute of Technology and Regional Policy and of the Viennese office of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Authorised representative, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
1977-1985
1985-1992
1992-1999
1996-1998
since 2000
since 2006

M.Sc. Maximilian UNGER

Scientific Fellow, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna

Junior Fellow, WIFO Austrian Institute for Economic Research, Vienna Research Assistant, IMK Macroeconomic Policy Institute, Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf Public Management Internship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
2012
2012-2013
2013-2014

Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

09:00 - 10:00 Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience Room Partner
09:00 - 10:00 Open doors: #ART TEC Culture
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome and opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Talk Plenary
12:20 - 13:40 Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity? Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Nutrition science Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 20:30 Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionals Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

24.08.2018

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

25.08.2018

07:00 - 08:30 Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skin Plenary
08:50 - 09:50 The resilience of democracy and democratic media Plenary
09:50 - 10:15 Public service strategies in times of digital disruption Plenary
10:30 - 11:15 The physics of everyday things Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack reception Social