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The City of the Future – Demographics and Sustainability

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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German and English language
Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Country General Manager, IBM Österreich Internationale Büromaschinen Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna
Co-Founder, Design Principal and Chief Executive Officer, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna
Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati, architecture design office, Turin; Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, VU University Amsterdam Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. MA Alexia FÜRNKRANZ-PRSKAWETZ

Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1989 Diploma, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1990-1991 Fulbright Scholar, M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago
1992 Doctorate, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1992-1998 Research Assistant, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1998 Habilitation, Venia in "Population Economics and Applied Econometrics"
1997-1998 Max Kade Post-Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley
1998-2003 Head of Research Group on Population, Economy and Environment, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
2003-2007 Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2003 Deputy Director, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2008 Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2011 Director, Research Training, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
2012-2014 Head, Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2013 Research Associate, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
since 2015 Head, Institute of Statistics and Mathematial Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Mag. Tatjana OPPITZ

Country General Manager, IBM Österreich Internationale Büromaschinen Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna

 Studies of Commercial Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1995-1998 Client Representative, Public Sector, IBM
1998-1999 Customer Services Executive, IBM Global Services
1999-2000 Manager Tivoli Sales, Software Group, IBM Austria
2000-2003 Manager of Software Group, IBM Austria
2003-2004 Executive Assistant to VP, SWG EMEA, IBM
2004 Director of WebSphere Business Integration Sales, EMEA, IBM
2005 Director of WebSphere Sales, Central Region, IBM
2005-2008 Director of Public Sector CEMAAS, IBM
2009-2010 General Business Enterprise Sales Executive for CEEMEA, IBM
2010 General Business Enterprise Sales Executive for CEE, IBM
since 2011 Country General Manager, IBM Austria

Dr. Wolf D. PRIX

Co-Founder, Design Principal and Chief Executive Officer, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna

 Studierte an der Technischen Universität Wien, der Architectural Association in London und dem Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc) in Los Angeles
1968 Opening COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna
1988 Opening COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Los Angeles
1999 Opening COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Mexiko
1984 Adjunct Professor, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
1990 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1985-1995 Adjunct Professor, SCI-Arc - Southern Californian Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles
1999 Professor, Harvey S. Perloff Chair, Architecture & Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D. Carlo RATTI

Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati, architecture design office, Turin; Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1988-1989 High school degree with science concentration at Liceo Segrè, Turin
1989-1995 MSc Degree (Diplôme) at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
MSc Degree (Laurea) cum laude in Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino,Turin
1995-1996 MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK
1998-2001 PhD in Architecture, The Martin Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
since 1996 Ingénieur de l'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (France), government decree 1996
since 1998 Architects Registration Board ARB, United Kingdom
since 1999 Member of the Italian Institute of Chartered Engineers
2001-2002 Fulbright Senior Scholar at MIT, Tangible Media Group, Media Lab, Cambridge MA
 Currently:
 Director, Senseable city laboratory, MIT, Cambridge MA
 Director, MIT Italy Program, International Science and Technology Initiatives, MIT, Cambridge MA
 Co-Founder and Consultant, Superpedestrian (urban mobility start-up), Cambridge MA
 Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati , architecture design office, Turin

Ph.D. Peter NIJKAMP

Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, VU University Amsterdam

1964-1970 Econometrics and Regional Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1972 Ph.D. in Regional Economics at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1969-1970 Research Assistant, Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1970-1973 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1973-1975 Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
1973-1978 Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1975-2002 Chairman Department of Regional Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
2005-2007 President of the EUROHORCs - European Heads of Research Councils
since 1975 Full Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
since 2002 President Governing Board Netherlands Research Council (NWO)
 Member of several Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals, e.g.: International Journal of Development Planning Literature, Ecological Economics, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Geographical Systems
 Guest Professorships (Selection): University of Gothenburg, Sweden; University of Osaka, Japan; Boston University, Boston, USA; National Technical University, Athens, Greece
 Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; University of Naples, Italy

Technology Forum

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25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:40New Ways of InnovationPlenary
14:00 - 14:50The Cancer Genome: Challenge and PromisePlenary
14:50 - 15:45CybercrimePlenary
18:00 - 19:30The City of the Future – Demographics and SustainabilityPlenary
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 ForumSocial

26.08.2011

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in EuropeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: The Future of Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI InvestmentsBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st CenturyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive JusticeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural SciencesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Simple – Functional – Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and YoungBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future!Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: The Digital City of TomorrowBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation – The Customer is KingBreakout
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: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 15:45Natural Science Education for Future GenerationsPlenary
16:15 - 17:30Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research CouncilPlenary

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00International Year of ChemistryPlenary
09:20 - 10:10The Future of the InternetPlenary
10:10 - 11:05The Physics of SuperheroesPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial