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13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?

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“Friendly spying” and recent security leaks have sparked heated debates about data security, digital identity and cloud computing in Europe. Our privacy and security of sensitive industrial data depend on national legislation at server locations. Are we losing control of our own data? Who is actually storing the sensitive data of companies and nations? Does the EU need to create its own IT infrastructure and a single digital market? How would this impact the EU’s economy and labour market? We will get to the bottom of citizens’ fears and discuss the risks and opportunities for companies and nations involved.

Data Privacy Advocate, Toulouse
Head of Unit, Software & Services, Cloud, DG CONNECT - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission, Brussels
Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz
Chairman of the Board, eco - Association of the German Internet Industry e.V., Cologne
Leiterin, Studio Wien, ARD - Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen; Präsidentin, Verband der Auslandspresse, Wien Chair


Data Privacy Advocate, Toulouse

 Caspar Bowden is an independent advocate for information privacy rights, and public understanding of privacy research in computer science. He is a specialist in EU Data Protection, European and US surveillance law, PET research, identity management, and information ethics. He is author of 2013 EU Parliament inquiry briefing on the US FISA law, and co-authored the 2012 Note on privacy and Cloud computing (which anticipated the infringements to EU data sovereignty disclosed by Edward Snowden). For nine years he was Chief Privacy Adviser for Microsoft for forty countries, and previously co-founded and was first director of the Foundation for Information Policy Research ( He was an expert adviser for UK Parliamentary legislation, and co-organized six public conferences on encryption, data retention, and interception policy. He has previous careers in financial engineering and risk management, and software engineering (systems, 3D games, applied cryptography), including work with Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Consulting Services, Acorn, Research Machines, and IBM. He founded the Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, is a fellow of the British Computer Society, and a member of the advisory bodies of several civil society associations.


Head of Unit, Software & Services, Cloud, DG CONNECT - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission, Brussels

BA First Class Honours, Department of Geography, University of Lancaster MSc, Transport Studies, Cranfield Institute of Technology, Awarded 1986 PhD, Economic Geography, University of Bristol, Awarded 1988 Lecturer, Department of Extra Mural Studies, University of Bristol Research Associate, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, University of Newcastle on Tyne Lecturer, PREST, University of Manchester Senior Lecturer, PREST, University of Manchester National Expert, IPTS, European Commission, Seville Project Manager, Futures Project, IPTS, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Seville Acting Head of Unit, "Support to the European Research Area", Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission, Seville eEurope Action Plan Head of Sector, DG Information Society, European Commission, Brussels Member, Cabinet of Commissioner Reding, Information Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels Head of Unit, Digital Agenda: Policy Coordination, DG Information Society & Media, European Commission, Brussels

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut FALLMANN

Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz

Master of Computer Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz Co-Founder and member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz Digital Corporation, Digital Linkworks Postgraduate Professional Education: General Management Seminar for Executives, Marketing Program St.Gallen; Leadership-Week Boston; Finance-Week London; Executive School St. Gallen Collaboration, Cloud Select Industry Group on Code of Conduct, Digital Agenda for Europe, A Europe 2020 Initiative Advisory Board Member, IT-Cluster Upper Austria Participant, Political Innovation think tank Re:think Austria, European Forum Alpbach Member, Official Contact of Fabasoft AG in the ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute Management Board Member, Federation of Austrian Industry, Upper Austria
since 1988
since 2013
since 2014
since 2014
since 2016
since 2016

Dipl.-Wirtsch. Ing. Michael ROTERT

Chairman of the Board, eco - Association of the German Internet Industry e.V., Cologne

Diploma in Economic Sciences (Operation Research/ Informatics) Member of scientific staff, Department of Prof. Dr. G. Krueger, Institute for Telematics Member of faculty staff, central computing services, computing centre Technical director of Computing Centre, Computer Science Dept. Karlsruhe University General Managing Director and Founder, Xlink, NTG, Internet Access Provider Senior Vice President for Research and Development, regulation and international customers (B2B only), KPNQwest B.V., Amsterdam General Managing Director, VIA NET.WORKS Deutschland GmbH, Internet Access and managed software services (B2B only) Chief Executive Officer, GTEN AG, Lawful Interception devices for Carriers Founding Brightman parsons GmbH, Consulting and projects in the area of internet interception, data reconstruction and security Chief Executive Officer and Founder, maxspot GmbH- Free WLAN Services
since 2006

Dr. Susanne GLASS

Leiterin, Studio Wien, ARD - Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen; Präsidentin, Verband der Auslandspresse, Wien

Freelance Journalist for Print, Radio and Television, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk Editor, Moderator and Shift Supervisor, Politics and News Desk, Bayerischer Rundfunk ARD-Correspondent for Austria and Southeastern Europe, ARD-Studio, Vienna
 Ph. D. in Political Science and Economy
since 1999

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:10OpeningPlenary
12:10 - 13:40New Goals for the EconomyPlenary
14:10 - 15:40The End of Conventional WisdomPlenary
15:40 - 16:00Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 17:30Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand?Partner
18:00 - 19:30Learning from the Care EconomyPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue HourSocial
20:30 - 21:45Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South AmericaCulture


06:00 - 06:4514th management club Business Breakfast “Österreich braucht Europa”Partner
07:00 - 08:10Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper?Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal EconomistsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial EducationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations – Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working EnvironmentsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Re-IndustrialisationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? – Changing Working EnvironmentsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to WorkBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning – What Makes Businesses Successful?Breakout
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial CrisisBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great – What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: Room for CreativityBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design ThinkingBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation – People, Mindset, TechnologiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st CenturyBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone – Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of FinanceBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for CompaniesPlenary
19:00 - 20:00Don’t Mind the GapCulture
20:00 - 22:00Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. WesnerPartner
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz FischlerPartner
06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:00The Economy According to the MediaPlenary
08:00 - 08:30Cooperation in EuropePlenary
09:00 - 10:20Europe’s Economy and the Next GenerationPlenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Brunnhilde – DJanes NightCulture