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Complexity Science – II

Plenary / Panel
german language
Chairman of the Board, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich
Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rector, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Chair

Dr. Reinhard PLOSS

Chairman of the Board, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich

Eintritt bei Siemens/Infineon, Prozessingenieur für die Chip-Fertigung Leitung des Geschäftsgebiets Leistungshalbleiter, Siemens AG Leiter des Geschäftszweigs Industrial Power und Geschäftsführer der eupec GmbH Co. KG Leitung des Geschäftsbereiches Automobil- & Industrie-Elektronik, Infineon Technologies AG Group Vice President & General Manager Automotive, Industrial & Multimarket, Infineon Technologies AG Mitglied des Vorstands der Infineon Technologies AG, zuständig für das Ressort Fertigung
seit 2007

M.Sc. Jan Wouter VASBINDER

Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research and Development Engineer, N.V. KEMA, Arnhem, Netherlands M.Sc.Physics/Nuclear Engineering;, Delft Technical University Member of the Management Team first nuclear Power Plant in Israel Manager - Core Engineering Section, Israel Electric Corporation, Haifa, Israel Nuclear Fuel Management, Technion, Haifa Nuclear Systems Engineer, Nuclear Inspectorate, the Hague, Netherlands Nuclear Waste Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Deputy Head of Nuclear Energy, Department at Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Hague, Netherlands Science Counselor, Dutch embassy in Washington DC (US) and Ottawa (Canada) Manager Information Science at Semi Government Institute Senior Partner/Director Consultium BV, Driebergen, Netherlands Director Prisma & Partners

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Sabine SEIDLER

Rector, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Scientific Employee, Institute of Material Engineering, TU Merseburg Doctorate Postdoc, Institute of Materials Science, Martin-Luther-University Halle Wittenberg Visiting Scientist at Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of Experimental Mechanics DFG, Habilitation scholarship o.Univ.Prof. for Non-metallic Materials, TU Vienna Habilitation in Materials Science Head of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology, TU Vienna Vice President TU Vienna Rector Vienna University of Technology First female member of the board of directors, AMAG Member of the board of directors, Helmholtz-Zentrums Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
since 1996
since 2011
since 2012
since 2014

Technology Symposium

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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


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


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