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11: The Digital City of Tomorrow

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Hauptschule
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We are living in the age of cities: estimations suggest that by the year 2050 over 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. There are many open issues and research questions related to this development, from urban development, transportation and economic development to social services, healthcare, energy, public safety, education and more.
This workshop will focus on the “smart city”, a place with efficient, effective and sustainable services where people can enjoy a high quality of life; a city that is characterised by its digital heartbeat, connectivity and intelligent services that benefit its population.

Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems Management, Business School, ESADE Ramon Llull University, Barcelona
Managing Director, Infonova GmbH, Graz
Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Masterconcept Consulting Ltd., Salzburg
Chief Technologist and Business Development Executive Mobile, IBM Austria, Vienna
Member of the Board of Management, Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, Vienna
LCM - Managing Director, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH and ACCM - Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics GmbH, Linz
Scientific Director, Institute Mihailo Pupin d.o.o., Belgrade
Managing Director, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Salzburg
Marketing and Communications, Department Safety and Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

MA Ph.D. Esteve ALMIRALL

Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems Management, Business School, ESADE Ramon Llull University, Barcelona

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Master of Science in Management Sciences  Esade Ramon Llull University Ph.D Management Sciences  Esade Ramon Llull University GCPCL Diploma - Harvard Business School Chief Technical Officer, Chief Information Officer & Marketing Director, Caja de Arquitectos Associate Professor, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya Council member, ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs Associate Professor, ESADE Business School
 Education:
2008
2008
2009
 Previous:
2010
1989-2002
 Current:
2004-2009
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2009

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard GREINER

Managing Director, Infonova GmbH, Graz

Studium der Technischen Mathematik/Informations- und Datenverarbeitung, Technische Universität Graz Studien- bzw. Univ.-Assistent am Institut für Informationsverarbeitung und Computergestützte neue Medien, Technische Universität Graz Institut für multimediale Informationssysteme, Joanneum Research Graz Leitung Marketing & Sales, lfd Infonova GmbH Geschäftsführer, lfd Infonova GmbH
1977-1983
1982-1992
1992-1998
seit 1998
seit 2004

Mag. Christian KERN

Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

 Christian Kern was sworn in as Austria's Federal Chancellor on 17th May 2016. After working as a journalist and in the Austrian Parliament and Federal Chancellery, Mr. Kern launched a career in the energy sector in 1997. At Verbund AG, Austria's largest energy utility, he was appointed to the group's management board in 2007. He then switched to the Austrian Federal Railways Group, where he served as Chairman of the Management Board from 2010 onward. In this capacity, he also became Chairman of the Brussels-based Community of European Railways (CER) in 2014. Under Mr. Kern's leadership, the Austrian Federal Railways investigated the railway operator's role during the Nazi era in a project entitled "Suppressed Years". Mr. Kern was born in Vienna on 4th January 1966, and he graduated from an academic secondary school in Vienna's 11th district (Simmering). He then went on to study sociology, political science and communications at the University of Vienna.

Dipl.-Ing. Gernot LEITNER

Chief Executive Officer, Masterconcept Consulting Ltd., Salzburg

Architect, Technical University Vienna Managing Director Salzburg Olympic Bids 2010 and 2014 Advisor to the CEO of Tokyo 2016 Olympic Summer Bid Chairman of the Test Evaluation Committee for the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2016 Contractor to Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Advisor to the Russian Federation on North Caucasus Resorts development
1986-1999
2002-2007
2007-2009
2009
since 2008
since 2010

Dipl.-Ing. Helmut LUDWAR

Chief Technologist and Business Development Executive Mobile, IBM Austria, Vienna

 Zuständig für Forschungs- & Entwicklungsprojekte sowie Kundeninnovationen. Er studierte industrielle Elektronik und Regelungstechnik und hat über 20 Jahre Erfahrung in unterschiedlichen IT-Bereichen von Projektgeschäften, IT-Architektur, Vertrieb bis hin zu Business Development und Innovations-Management. Schwerpunkte seiner Tätigkeit waren unter anderem die Mitentwicklung des IBM Information Frameworks in Forschungszentren in der USA, Schweiz und Irland; Planung und Umsetzung von IT-Architekturen zur Systemerneuerung und die Erschließung von neuen Geschäftsfeldern mit Telematik-Lösungen.

Ing. Mag. Helmut MIKSITS

Member of the Board of Management, Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, Vienna

Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Eintritt bei den Wiener Stadtwerken - Gaswerke Technischer Referent, danach Stellvertreter des Abteilungsleiters der Abteilung für Gaszählerwesen, Zentrallager und Werkstätte Leiter, Referat Marketing und Werbung Leiter, Hauptabteilung Gasvertrieb Vizedirektor, Wiener Stadtwerke  WIENGAS Geschäftsführer, Wien Energie Gasnetz GmbH Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, Wien Energie Gasnetz GmbH Geschäftsführer, Wien Energie GmbH
1985-1990
1967
1967-1990
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2001-2007

Dipl.-Ing. Gerald SCHATZ

LCM - Managing Director, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH and ACCM - Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics GmbH, Linz

Aufbau der LCM GmbH zu einem profitablen Forschungsunternehmen mit ca. 75 Mitarbeitern
 Studium Elektrotechnik an der Technischen Universität Graz
 Projektmanagement im internationalen Anlagenbau, mehrjährige Aufenthalte in verschiedenen Ländern in Asien und in Europa
seit 2001
  Im Kompetenzzentrum für Mechatronik arbeiten ca. 110 Forscherinnen an gemeinsamen Projekten

Ph.D. Sanja VRANES

Scientific Director, Institute Mihailo Pupin d.o.o., Belgrade

Research Associate at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute Project Manager and Principal Investigator in the Expert Systems Group of The Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Belgrade Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, England Head of Expert Systems Division, The Mihailo Pupin Institute Jointly appointed as a Deputy Director at the IMP-Computer Systems Ltd. and
1985-1988
1988-1993
1993-1994
1994-1996
  Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Belgrade and
  United Nations Expert and the Scientific Advisor at the ICS-UNIDO, Trieste, Italy
1996-2002
  Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Belgrade and
  United Nations Expert for Information Technologies and EU Expert Evaluator

Dr. Siegfried REICH

Managing Director, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Salzburg

Studium der Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsinformatik, Universität Linz Doktoratsstudium Universität Wien Researcher and Lecturer am Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton, U.K.
1987-1992
1992-1995
1995-1999

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