to Content
Header Image

13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic Processes

-
Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

Never before has technology’s influence on democratic processes been bigger than today. This is proven by the current radical changes in many former autocracies which progressed through the opportunities offered by social media as well as the latest communications technologies. The speakers will present five thematic areas to show where and how technology has been fundamentally shaping our political lives. We will also deal with legal requirements (keyword “surveillance society”) because modern technologies are meant to secure our well-being and jobs but not make us anxious.

Head of Public Policy Switzerland and Austria, Google Switzerland GmbH, Zurich
Freiberuflicher Journalist, Autor und Fotograf, Wien/New York
Bureau Chief, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Cairo
Attorney-at-Law and Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna
Mitglied des Bundesvorstands, Piratenpartei Österreich, Wien
Professor, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Universität Wien
Gründer und Aktivist, europe-v-facebook.org - Verein zur Durchsetzung des Grundrechts auf Datenschutz, Wien
Journalist and Presenter, Ö1 Journals and ORF Weltjournal, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair
Editor-in-Chief, Austria Innovativ, Bohmann Druck & Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Vienna Coordination

Anton ASCHWANDEN

Head of Public Policy Switzerland and Austria, Google Switzerland GmbH, Zurich

 Anton built up and is currently leading Google’s public policy and government relations in Switzerland and Austria, based in Zurich, the company's largest engineering center outside the US. Before joining Google in 2011 he was in charge of international transport policy at the Swiss NGO Alpine-Initiative. He holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Geneva (lic. ès sc. pol.).

Mag. Matthias BERNOLD

Freiberuflicher Journalist, Autor und Fotograf, Wien/New York

2001 Master's Degree (Law), University of Vienna, Austria
2000-2004 Staff Writer, Wiener Zeitung
2005 Fellow of the World Press Institute, Minneapolis, USA
2005-2010 Staff Writer, US-Correspondent Falter
2008 Master's Degree (Journalism), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York City, USA
2011 Research Fellow, ESI-European Stability Initiative

Karim EL-GAWHARY

Bureau Chief, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Cairo

 Studium Islamwissenschaften und Politik, FU Berlin
 Seit 1991 Nahost-Korrespondent für verschiedene Zeitungen (u.a. die tageszeitung (Berlin), die Presse (Wien), die Sonntagszeitung (Zürich), die Hannoversche Allgemeine, die Stuttgarter Nachrichten)
1999-2004 Vertreter des ARD Rundfunkstudios, Kairo
seit 2004 Leitung, Nahostbüro ORF, Kairo

Dr. Gerald GANZGER

Attorney-at-Law and Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna

1984 Doctorate in Law, University of Vienna
1984-1985 Court year
1985 Studies in Law, University of Vienna
1985-1989 Trainee lawyer
1989 Independent lawyer
2002 Managing Partner, LANSKY, GANZGER & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
2010 Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna
 Austrian Delegate. International ISO-Committee for Brand Evaluation
  Head, working group for compliance in health care, Karl Landsteiner Gesellschaft
  Delegato, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Germany/Austrian Desk
  Columnist for legal topics, Austrian Journal for Media and Marketing "Horizont"

Rodrigo JORQUERA

Mitglied des Bundesvorstands, Piratenpartei Österreich, Wien

1991-1995 Musikhauptschule Dietrichgasse 1030 Wien
1995-1999 Bundesrealgymnasium Kundmanngasse 1030 Wien
2000-2002 Big Bang Team - Erste Bank
2002-2004 Data warehouse Analyst - GE Capital Bank
2004-2007 Head of IT - McPlus GmbH
2007-2012 IT-Manager - Mainspringuk Ltd.
since 2012 Partner- All You Can GET UG

Dr. Bernhard PALME

Professor, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Universität Wien

1979-1984 Studium der Alten Geschichte an der Univ. Wien,
1984 Sponsion zum Mag. phil;
1989 Promotion zum Dr. phil. ebenda. Danach wiss. Mitarbeiter an der Österreichische Akademie d. Wiss. (ÖAW),
1992-1993 Stipendiat der Humboldt-Stiftung an der Univ. Heidelberg
1994-1997 APART-Stipendiat der ÖAW,
1998 Habilitation an der Univ. Wien,
1998-2003 Leiter des START-Projekts "New Papyri"
seit 2004 Prof. für Alte Geschichte und Papyrologie, Universität Wien
seit 2010 Direktor der Papyrussammlung und des Papyrusmuseums der Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Max SCHREMS

Gründer und Aktivist, europe-v-facebook.org - Verein zur Durchsetzung des Grundrechts auf Datenschutz, Wien

 Student Universität Wien, Juridicum;
 Diverse Auslandsaufenthalte, Projektarbeiten, etc.

Mag. Cornelia VOSPERNIK

Journalist and Presenter, Ö1 Journals and ORF Weltjournal, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1985 Erstes Praktikum beim ORF, Slowenische Abteilung, Landesstudio Kärnten; danach Aktueller Dienst Kärnten
1986-1988 United World College of the Adriatic, Abschluss: International Baccalaureate
1989-1994 Studium Dolmetsch für Slowenisch und Italienisch, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Abschluss Mag. phil
1996 Wechsel in die Zeit im Bild 1 Redaktion mit Schwerpunkten Innenpolitik und Außenpolitik
1999-2001 Leiterin Korrespondentenbüro London, danach Außenpolitik ZiB und Moderatorin diverser Sendungen (ZiB1, Weltjournal)
2007-2010 Leiterin des ORF-Büros in Peking
2011-2012 Leiterin der Nachrichten ORFeins
seit 2012 Leiterin des neu gegründeten Büros Nordosteuropa
seit 2013 Moderatorin Ö1 Journale
seit 2014 Moderatorin ORF Weltjournal

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2012

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2012Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:05Powering the FuturePlenary
13:25 - 14:55Global Earth Research – Research for the Future of the Globe in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association of German Research CentersPlenary
14:55 - 15:45The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and ExpectationsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?Plenary
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 Forum and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial

24.08.2012

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Key Technologies – a Future for Europe’s YouthBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Ambient Assisted LivingBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Smart City – Human beings at the Focus of AttentionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Demographics and Human Resources as an Opportunity for InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and RisksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Supporting Careers in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Key Elements of successful Innovation CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Learning through innovative Education NetworksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Wanted: young, technologically savvy, curiousBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Smart Governance for smart SpecialisationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Medical technology: challenges and opportunitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stabilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic ProcessesBreakout
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: RTI Internationalisation in Austria and the EUBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Individualisation – the Basis for Education and InnovationPlenary
15:30 - 17:30Pathways to the Nobel Prize – Laureates in Conversation with Austrian Junior Scientists in cooperation with the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake ConstancePlenary

25.08.2012

07:00 - 08:30Emerging Technologies that will change our Lives – a Selection of EU “Flagship Projects”Plenary
08:45 - 10:00Future Scenarios: how long can we plan ahead?Plenary
10:00 - 11:05The physics of footballPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial