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03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful Coping

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The increase in competitive pressure emanating from globalisation in combination with disruptive technologies means that innovation has become a vital principle of economic survival. Enterprises must continually re-invent themselves and are therefore placing a focus on dynamic and inter-company innovation processes. Which strategies, structures and processes are needed for firms to successfully adjust to new conditions and achieve sustained growth? What is the role of top-management in the leadership of disruptive change? Can the obtained knowledge be generalised?

Member of the Provincial Government of Upper Austria for Education, Science and Research, Women and Youth, Linz
Deputy Governor, State of Upper Austria, Linz
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Fronius International GmbH, Vienna
Head, Technical Project XL1, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
President, Gi & Pa AG, Nuremberg
Chief Scientist, aKAP Innovation, LLC; Chairperson, IT10 - Digital Photography, Society for Imaging Sciences and Technology; Former Chief Scientist, Digital Camera Division, Eastman Kodak; Rochester
Writer; Director, Deloitte Services LP, Ontario
Teamleader, Sales Development Solar Energy, Fronius International GmbH, Wels
Associate Professor, Management and Organization Department, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Professor, Head DOM Research Lab, University of Arts and Design Linz
Manager, Investor Relations and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz

Mag.a Doris HUMMER

Member of the Provincial Government of Upper Austria for Education, Science and Research, Women and Youth, Linz

Studium der Volkswirtschaft an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Auslandsstudium in Wolverhampton, Großbritannien, Schwerpunkt: Marketing Personal- und Marketingleitung Domico Dach-, Wand- und Fassadensysteme GesmbH & Co. KG, Vöcklamarkt Unternehmensgründung Whitebox Marktforschung | Mystery-Shopping, Hummer und Koch OG, Linz
1992-1997
1995-1996
1998
2002

Mag. Dr. MBA Michael STRUGL

Deputy Governor, State of Upper Austria, Linz

Diplomstudium der Rechtswissenschaften, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz LIMAK General Management Program, Linz, Emory University/Atlanta Studium "International Finance", Graduierung zum MBA, University of Toronto Doktoratsstudium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz ÖVP Pressereferent Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich ÖVP Wahlkampfleiter OÖ Landtagswahl, Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich Creativ-Direktor, Werbeagentur Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden Wahlkampfleiter Nationalratswahl, Österreichische Volkspartei Stv. Landesgeschäftsführer, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich, Mitglied des Bundesrates Entwicklung und Betreuung der Wahlkampagnen für Dr. Christoph Leitl und KommR Viktor Sigl, Abgeordneter zum OÖ. Landtag Landesgeschäftsführer, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich Wahlkampfleiter OÖ Landtagswahl, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich Klubobmann, ÖVP Landtagsklub Wahlkampfleiter OÖ Landtagswahl, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich Landesrat für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Tourismus, Raumordnung Regionalentwicklung, Europa und Sport, Land OÖ Landesrat für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Energie, Tourismus, Sport, Raumordnung, Regionalentwicklung und Europa
1982-1991
1998-1999
2000-2001
  während des Studiums: IMAS-Meinungsforschungsinstitut Linz
2005-2013
1987-1995
1997
1998
1999
1995-2001
1997-2001
  Wirtschaftskammerwahl Österreich/Oberösterreich
2000
2001-2013
2001-2013
2003
2003-2009
2009
seit 2013
seit 2015

Ing. Klaus FRONIUS

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Fronius International GmbH, Vienna

Technologisches Gewerbemuseum, Wien Start bei Fronius International GmbH, Pettenbach Geschäftsführer und Eigentümer, Fronius International GmbH
1965-1970
1973
seit 1975

Michael E. RAYNOR

Writer; Director, Deloitte Services LP, Ontario

 Undergraduate degree in philosophy, Harvard University
 Master's degree in business administration, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
 Doctorat, Harvard Business School
 Taught in the MBA and Executive Education programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and at the IMD Business School, Lausanne
 Director at Deloitte Services LP and Innovation Theme Leader in the firm s Eminence function
 Advisor to senior executives in the world's leading corporations across a wide range of industries

Dipl.-Ing. Michael SCHUBERT

Teamleader, Sales Development Solar Energy, Fronius International GmbH, Wels

Siemens AG Österreich, zuerst in der Entwicklung im Telekommunikationsbereich dann im Vertriebsbereich Leiter der Consultingabteilung des Enterprise Kommunikationsbereiches für die Einführung neuer Technologien sowohl in der Akquisition als auch in der Realisierung zuständig Zertifizierter Senior Projektmanager nach IPMA
 Diplomstudium in Elektrotechnik/Nachrichtentechnik an der TU Wien
1994-2007
2001-2004
bis 2007
seit 2006

Michael SHAMIYEH

Professor, Head DOM Research Lab, University of Arts and Design Linz

 Michael Shamiyeh helps organizations to define the framework for compelling innovation strategies, to sense, create, and implement desired futures, and to build their own capabilities, systems, and structures that are right for change. His customers include leading international enterprises from the fields of engineering & assembly, global energy & materials, as well as consumer & leisure.
 He is founder and head professor of the Design Organization Media (DOM) Research Lab at the University of Arts and Design Linz, which is an internationally recognized academic research and consultancy center for innovation and change, based at the University of Arts and Design in Linz, Austria, and CEO of Shamiyeh Associates Limited, a firm that works to create desired futures.
 Michael studied management at the University of St. Gallen (PhD) and architecture at Harvard University (MArch-postprofessional), the Architectural Association in London (MA), and the Technical University of Vienna (Dipl-Ing/MA). He has published in many international journals, books, and popular media. His most recent publications include "Driving Desired Futures: Turning Design Thinking into Real Innovation" (2014) and "Porsche Prinzip Innovation" (2013).
 The work of Michael and his team has won many awards, including two Gold Medals for "Best Invention" given by KIWIE, Korea (2010), and by the World Intellectual Property Organization (2010), and the Innovation Prize (2009), awarded by the Austrian Ministry of Science.

Mag. MBA Anke MERKL-RACHBAUER

Manager, Investor Relations and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz

 Since 1996, Mrs. Anke Merkl-Rachbauer has been working as for the Upper Austrian Business Development Agency and is head of the department location development.marketing.communication . This she has almost 20 years of experience in the fields of regional economic and innovation development and cluster-policy.
 
 Anke is responsible for location development and branding of the region of Upper Austria. Prior she was responsible for the coordination of the strategic economic and research programme for Upper Austria, named "Innovative Upper Austria 2010plus". Between 2005 and 2011 she headed the project "Plastics Location Upper Austria", building up strategically the educational & research infrastructure in Upper Austria, accompanied by place branding measures for the plastics location Upper Austria. Placed Branding being defined as an uttermost important topic to attract talented people into the region, she is currently working on a strategy for Upper Austria.

Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy at the CrossroadsPlenary
12:00 - 13:45Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution?Plenary
14:15 - 15:45Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of FailurePlenary
18:00 - 19:30Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the CrossroadsPlenary
19:45 - 21:00Evening ReceptionSocial
19:45 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global MarketBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful CopingBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your BusinessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart CitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy TransitionBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a DisjunctureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised WorldBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern LifeBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
14:00 - 14:45Digital UniversityPlenary
14:45 - 16:15Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our KnowledgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Cities at the CrossroadsPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of CitiesPartner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30Complexity Science – IPlenary
08:30 - 09:15Complexity Science – IIPlenary
09:45 - 11:15Innovation at the Art Science InterfacePlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial