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10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future!

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Hauptschule
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in englischer Sprache

Information Technology is revolutionizing the way in which society, industry, and governments communicate. Emerging trends such as cloud computing and mobility are beginning to change our everyday lives. This rapid evolution brings along new challenges for our society and raises legal, moral, and ethical questions. In order to actively define the future, we need to address these issues, to safeguard data protection, and to minimise the environmental impact. Defining the future also means to foster research and development and to enable creative minds, which in turn will generate new job opportunities and many powerful innovations in our lifetimes.

Member of the Provincial Government of Upper Austria for Education, Science and Research, Women and Youth, Linz Introduction
Upper Austrian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour, Linz Introduction
Professor for Information and Communication Systems, Institute for Informatics-Systems, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt; Vice President, FWF - Austrian Science Fund, Vienna
Technical Advisor and Founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance; Senior Director, Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Infrastructure Architect, Developer Platform & Strategy Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich
Country General Manager, IBM Österreich Internationale Büromaschinen Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna
Managing Director, GRZ IT Center Linz GmbH, Linz
Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Inc., Cupertino, CA Chair
Manager, Investor Relations and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz Coordination

Mag.a Doris HUMMER

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

1995-1996 Auslandsstudium in Wolverhampton, Großbritannien, Schwerpunkt: Marketing
1998 Personal- und Marketingleitung Domico Dach-, Wand- und Fassadensysteme GesmbH & Co. KG, Vöcklamarkt
2002 Unternehmensgründung Whitebox Marktforschung | Mystery-Shopping, Hummer und Koch OG, Linz
seit 2009 Mitglied der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung für die Referate Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, Frauen und Jugend

Viktor SIGL

Upper Austrian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour, Linz

 Einzelkaufmannslehre und Ablegung der Konzessionsprüfung für das Reisebürogewerbe
seit 1979 Gemeinderat in Bad Kreuzen
1985-2006 Bürgermeister von Bad Kreuzen
1990-2000 Oberösterreichischer Landtagsabgeordneter
2000-2003 Präsident der Wirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich
seit 2001 Aufsichtsrat der OÖ. Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft / aktuell Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender
seit 2003 Landesrat, aktuell zuständig für Wirtschaft, Tourismus, Arbeit, Europa, Sport, Raumordnung, Staatsbürgerschaft und Wahlen

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Johann EDER

Professor for Information and Communication Systems, Institute for Informatics-Systems, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt; Vice President, FWF - Austrian Science Fund, Vienna

1991 Habilitation, University of Klagenfurt
1991 Visiting Professor, University of Hamburg
1990-1991 Assoc. Professor University of Vienna
1991-2005 Full Professor, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
1998 Visiting scientist: AT&T Labs Research, NJ, USA
1999-2005 Chairman of the Department of Informatics-Systems, University of Klagenfurt
since 2005 Vice president of the FWF - Austrian Science Funds
2005-2007 Full Professor, University of Vienna, Austria
since 2007 Full Professor, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
since 2010 Chairman of the Department of Informatics-Systems, University of Klagenfurt

Christofer HOFF

Technical Advisor and Founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance; Senior Director, Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

2003-2005 Chief Information Security Officer and Director of enterprise security at a $25 billion financial services company
2005-2007 Chief Security Strategist at Crossbeam Systems
2007-2009 Chief Security Architect at Unisys Corporation
2009-2011 Director of Cloud & Virtualization Solutions at Cisco Systems
since 2011 Senior Director, Security Architect, Juniper Networks

Frank KOCH

Infrastructure Architect, Developer Platform & Strategy Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich

 Physikstudium an der Technischen Universität Braunschweig und der Universität Heidelberg
1998 Consultant Microsoft Hamburg, Deutschland
2000 Senior Consultant Microsoft EMEA Paris, Frankreich
2002 Account Technology Strategist im Bereich Public Sector, Microsoft Bern, Schweiz
2008 Infrastrukturarchitekt Developer, Platform & Strategy Group, Microsoft Berlin, Deutschland

Mag. Tatjana OPPITZ

Country General Manager, IBM Österreich Internationale Büromaschinen Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna

 Studies of Commercial Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1998-1999 Customer Services Executive, IBM Global Services
1999-2000 Manager Tivoli Sales, Software Group, IBM Austria
2000-2003 Manager of Software Group, IBM Austria
2003-2004 Executive Assistant to VP, SWG EMEA, IBM
2004 Director of WebSphere Business Integration Sales, EMEA, IBM
2005 Director of WebSphere Sales, Central Region, IBM
2005-2008 Director of Public Sector CEMAAS, IBM
2009-2010 General Business Enterprise Sales Executive for CEEMEA, IBM
2010 General Business Enterprise Sales Executive for CEE, IBM
since 2011 Country General Manager, IBM Austria

Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. Hermann SIKORA

Managing Director, GRZ IT Center Linz GmbH, Linz

1988-1992 Research and Teaching Assistant, JKU - Johannes Kepler University of Linz
1987 Graduation Dipl.-Ing. (with distinction)
1990 Graduation Mag.rer.soc.oec. (with distinction)
1992 Promotion Dr. techn. (with distinction)
1992 Assistant to the General Management of GRZ IT Group, Linz
1994 Appointment to General Manager of GRZ IT Group
1994 Title "Director" awarded
1994-2011 GRZ IT Group grows from 180 to 700 employees and becomes one of the most important IT companies in Austria with the main focus on software and services for banks

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Gerhard ESCHELBECK

Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Inc., Cupertino, CA

1995 Founder IDS GmbH, Austria
1996 PhD, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
1996-1997 Director of Engineering, McAfee Software Development Center GmbH, Austria
1997-2001 Vice President Engineering Antivirus Products, McAfee/Network Associates, Santa Clara, California
2000 Habilitation venia docendi for Applied Informatics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
2001-2005 Chief Technical Officer & Vice President of Engineering, Qualys, Redwood Shores, California
2006-2011 Chief Technical Officer & Sr. Vice President of Engineering, Webroot Software, San Mateo, California
2011-2014 Chief Technical Officer & Sr. Vice President, Sophos, Oxford, UK
since 2014 Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
 Lecturer at Johannes Kepler University Linz and other international Universities

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 Forum

show timetable

25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:40New Ways of InnovationPlenary
14:00 - 14:50The Cancer Genome: Challenge and PromisePlenary
14:50 - 15:45CybercrimePlenary
18:00 - 19:30The City of the Future – Demographics and SustainabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial

26.08.2011

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in EuropeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: The Future of Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI InvestmentsBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st CenturyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive JusticeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural SciencesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Simple – Functional – Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and YoungBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future!Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: The Digital City of TomorrowBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation – The Customer is KingBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:45 - 13:00Special Event: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 15:45Natural Science Education for Future GenerationsPlenary
16:15 - 17:30Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research CouncilPlenary

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00International Year of ChemistryPlenary
09:20 - 10:10The Future of the InternetPlenary
10:10 - 11:05The Physics of SuperheroesPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial