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Complexity Science – II

Plenary / Panel
in deutscher Sprache
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

1986 Eintritt bei Siemens/Infineon, Prozessingenieur für die Chip-Fertigung
1996-1999 Leitung des Geschäftsgebiets Leistungshalbleiter, Siemens AG
1999 Leiter des Geschäftszweigs Industrial Power und Geschäftsführer der eupec GmbH Co. KG
2000-2005 Leitung des Geschäftsbereiches Automobil- & Industrie-Elektronik, Infineon Technologies AG
2005-2007 Group Vice President & General Manager Automotive, Industrial & Multimarket, Infineon Technologies AG
seit 2007 Mitglied des Vorstands der Infineon Technologies AG, zuständig für das Ressort Fertigung
seit 2012 Vorsitzender des Vorstands von Infineon

M.Sc. Jan Wouter VASBINDER

Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1972-1975 Research and Development Engineer, N.V. KEMA, Arnhem, Netherlands
1973 M.Sc.Physics/Nuclear Engineering;, Delft Technical University
1975-1977 Member of the Management Team first nuclear Power Plant in Israel Manager - Core Engineering Section, Israel Electric Corporation, Haifa, Israel
1976 Nuclear Fuel Management, Technion, Haifa
1977-1978 Nuclear Systems Engineer, Nuclear Inspectorate, the Hague, Netherlands
1978 Nuclear Waste Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1978-1981 Deputy Head of Nuclear Energy, Department at Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Hague, Netherlands
1981-1985 Science Counselor, Dutch embassy in Washington DC (US) and Ottawa (Canada)
1985-1991 Manager Information Science at Semi Government Institute
1991-1995 Senior Partner/Director Consultium BV, Driebergen, Netherlands
1995-2011 Director Prisma & Partners
since 2011 Director Complexity Program, Nanyang Technological University

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Sabine SEIDLER

Rector, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1984-1989 Scientific Employee, Institute of Material Engineering, TU Merseburg
1989 Doctorate
1989-1996 Postdoc, Institute of Materials Science, Martin-Luther-University Halle Wittenberg
1991-1994 Visiting Scientist at Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of Experimental Mechanics
1993-1994 DFG, Habilitation scholarship
since 1996 o.Univ.Prof. for Non-metallic Materials, TU Vienna
1997 Habilitation in Materials Science
2000-2007 Head of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology, TU Vienna
2007-2011 Vice President TU Vienna
since 2011 Rector Vienna University of Technology
since 2012 First female member of the board of directors, AMAG
since 2014 Member of the board of directors, Helmholtz-Zentrums Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
since 2016 Member of the Board of Management, Österreichischer Gewerbeverein

Technology Symposium

show timetable


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