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Competition for Talent

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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German and English language
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; Director of MIRTHE (NSF-ERC)
Distinguished Engineer, Managing Director Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor, Collège de France, Paris; Director, Laboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire at ISIS, Strasbourg
Vice-president storage systems development, IBM Corporation, New York
Wissenschaftlicher Direktor, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie GmbH, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Former Minister of External Affairs; Member, Parliament of India, New Delhi
Verwaltungsratspräsident und Delegierter, MS Management Service AG, St. Gallen

Mag. Dr. techn. Claire GMACHL

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; Director of MIRTHE (NSF-ERC)

 received the PH.D. degree (sub auspicies praesidentis) in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1995. In 1996, she joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, as a Post-Doctoral Member of Technical Staff in the Quantum Phenomena and Device Research Department. Key contributions were the development of singe-mode and tunable distributed feedback Quantum Cascade lasers and chaotic micro-cavity lasers. In 1998 she became a member of Technical Staff in the Semiconductor Physics Research Department, and a Distinguished Member of Staff in 2002. In September 2003, Dr. Gmachl joined Princeton University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and adjunct faculty to PRISM. Prof. Gmachl is the Director of MIRTHE, the newly formed NSF Engineering Research Center on Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment.

Ph.D. Andrew HERBERT

Distinguished Engineer, Managing Director Microsoft Research, Cambridge

 Herbert s research interests include networks, operating systems, programming languages and distributed information sharing.
 Before joining Microsoft Research in 2001, he was director of Advanced Technology at Citrix Systems Inc., where he was instrumental in steering the company toward Internet thin-client technologies and initiating development of products for Web-based application deployment and for the emerging application service provider market.
 Herbert joined Citrix in 1998 from Digitivity Inc., which he founded in 1996 to develop a product to enable secure deployment of Java clients for business-to-business applications. Digitivity was a spinoff from APM Ltd., a research and consulting company Herbert founded in 1985. APM managed ANSA, an industry-sponsored program of research and advanced development into the use of distributed systems technology to support applications integration in enterprisewide systems. ANSA s work included research on support for interactive multimedia services, object technology for World Wide Web applications, distributed systems management, mobile object systems and security for electronic commerce. Herbert led ANSA s technical program, built up its team, created its architecture, and made ANSA known and respected in the industry. ANSA-based technology was used by many organizations ahead of the widespread availability of commercial CORBA-based products. Notable successes included the NASA Astrophysics Data System, a European radio pager system and the online customer service system for a major U.K. utility. As part of his ANSA work, Herbert played an active role in many standards and consortia for distributed computing including the Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C), ISO/ITU ODP, the Open Software Foundation Distributed Computing Environment (OSF DCE) and Object Management Group (OMG) CORBA.

Dr. Jean-Marie LEHN

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor, Collège de France, Paris; Director, Laboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire at ISIS, Strasbourg

Junior Member, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Guy Ourisson's laboratory Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Thèse de doctorat d'Etat sur la résonance magnétique nucléaire de triterpènes Laboratory of Robert Burns Woodward at Harvard University Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department of the University of Strasbourg Promoted Associate Professor and then Full Professor, Université Louis Pasteur (ULP) of Strasbourg Professor, Université Louis Pasteur (ULP) of Strasbourg /1974 Visiting professor, Harvard University Elected to the chair of "Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires", Collège de France, Paris Professor, Collège de France, Paris
 Studied physical, chemical and natural sciences at the University of Strasbourg
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Dr. Krishna NATHAN

Vice-president storage systems development, IBM Corporation, New York

Systems Engineer on the Shuttle Imaging Radar - B (SIR-B), JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, NASA Ph.D. in Engineering (Electrical Sciences) in the Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine Systems, Researcher, Manager, Handwriting Algorithms Senior Manager, Consumer Devices Director, Consumer Voice Systems, head of IBM s consumer speech effort Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chairman of the Board, IBM Corporate Headquaters Director, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Vice-president Services and Director, Zurich Research Laboratory
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  Division of Engineering
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Dr. Josef Martin PENNINGER

Wissenschaftlicher Direktor, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie GmbH, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

Associate Scientist, The Ontario Cancer Institute, Dept. Of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor (Dozent), Department of Experimental and General Pathology, University of Innsbruck, Austria Full Professor, Departments of Immunology and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada Scientific and Administrative Director, IMBA, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Adjunct Full Professor, Departments of Immunology and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada Honorary Professor of Genetics, University of Vienna, Austria
  Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
1994-2003
since 1998
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  Sciences, Vienna, Austria
since 2002
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Dr. Jaswant SINGH

Former Minister of External Affairs; Member, Parliament of India, New Delhi

 He is an Indian politician. He is from the Indian State of Rajasthan and was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1960's. He served as Finance minister in the short-lived government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996. After Vajpayee became Prime Minister again two years later, he became Minister for External Affairs of India, serving from 1998 until 2002. Responsible for foreign policy, he dealt with high tensions between India and Pakistan. In 2002 he became Finance Minister again, switching posts with Yashwant Sinha. He served as Finance Minister until the defeat of the Vajpayee government in 2004 and was instrumental in defining and pushing through the market-friendly reforms of the government. Known for his moderate political views, he is a self-described liberal democrat even though the Bharatiya Janata Party is often described as a right-wing nationalist organization. Currently he is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

Dr. h.c. Wolfgang SCHÜRER

Verwaltungsratspräsident und Delegierter, MS Management Service AG, St. Gallen

 Studium der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften an der Universität St. Gallen
 Gründer der Internationalen Managementgespräche an der Universität St. Gallen
 Verwaltungsratspräsident und Delegierter der MS Management Service AG, St. Gallen (Internationale Beratung mit den Schwerpunkten Strategie, Risiko- und Issue-Management sowie Regulatory Affairs)

Technology Forum

show timetable

24.08.2006

08:00 - 10:00 Technology Brunch sponsored by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
09:00 - 20:00 Presentation CD-Laboratory “Biomechanics in skiing” Culture
11:00 - 11:30 Welcome by the Organisers Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Welcome Statements Plenary
12:00 - 13:00 Origins Plenary
13:30 - 15:30 Competition for Talent Plenary
17:00 - 18:15 Research at the Cutting Edge Plenary
18:15 - 19:30 Science and Research Models and Best Practice Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception sponsored by Alcatel Austria Social

25.08.2006

07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 06: Changes in Technology and Natural Sciences – Is Our Tertiary Education System Still Up to Date? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 04: Convergence and Excellence in Science Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 05: Innovative Telematics Systems in Intermodal Transport Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 08: The Reassuring Habitat Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 03: Convergence and Complexity in Technology Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 07: High-performance Materials from Nature as an Opportunity for Economic Growth Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 01: Science and Technology in Sport: Challenge for Industry and Benefit for People Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 09: Energy Security – the Case of Hydro Carbons Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 02: Technology Transfer: the Motor for Developing Locations Breakout
14:00 - 15:15 Convergence and Complexity in Science and Technology Plenary
15:15 - 16:00 Faith and Science Plenary
17:00 - 18:00 Atom and Eve – an Alpbach Miniopera Culture
18:00 - 21:30 Reception sponsored by the Province of Lower Austria Social

26.08.2006

07:00 - 08:00 Energy and Security Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Alpbach 2006 – Resumée Junior Alpbach Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Science and Democracy Plenary
10:30 - 11:30 The Universe is a Strange Place Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Farewell Reception sponsored by Microsoft Austria Social