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Digital University

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The radical changes caused by the digital age have profound implications for teaching and learning. With regard to universities, the potential of new technologies has only begun to be exploited. How can the new tools be best applied in order to develop a curriculum for the 21st century?

Managing Director, iversity GmbH, Berlin
Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna


Managing Director, iversity GmbH, Berlin

 Studium Internationale Beziehungen, Dresden und Straßburg
 Studium Liberal Arts, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin
 Studium Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
 Studium Public Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Mag. DDr. Christiane SPIEL

Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna

Dr. phil. in History, University of Vienna High School Teacher, Mathematics and History, Vienna Mag.rer.nat. (Diplom) in Mathematics, University of Vienna Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna Dr.rer.nat. in Psychology, University of Vienna Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna Habilitation (venia docendi) in psychology, University of Vienna Invited Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology und Methodology, Department of Psychology, University of Graz Provisional Vice-Rector for personal development and higher education, University of Graz Chair Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna Funding Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
since 2000

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