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17: The Spy You Love in Your Pocket

Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / Working Group
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It’s all so convenient! Location data help us navigate but also tracks our visit to the psychiatrist. Face recognition opens bank accounts but also enables complete surveillance. The list goes on: How to limit the risks of digitization while maintaining the opportunity for more personal freedom?

Writer and Keynote Speaker, London
Chief Executive Officer, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow
Founder, IT Security & Awareness; IT Security Expert, Munich
Chief Executive Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna Chair


Writer and Keynote Speaker, London

2000-2001 Policy Advisor, Confederation of British Industry, London
2001-2002 Policy Executive, Law Society, London
2002-2004 Policy Manager, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
2004-2006 MBA, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Leuven
2005-2007 Policy Support Officer, ICANN, Brussels
2007-2010 Director of Information, ICANN, Los Angeles
2010-2011 Communications Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC
2011-2012 MSC Creative Writing, University of Edinburgh
2011-2018 Board Director, Open Rights Group, London
2014-2016 Senior Consultant, Interconnect, London
2014-2016 Councillor, Generic Names Supporting Organisation, ICANN (Civil Society)
2014-2018 Instructor, Oxford University, Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security,
since 2016 Writer on Technology, Politics and the Future for the Guardian, Medium, Slate and Irish Newspaper
since 2016 Speaker at Royal Society, Royal Institute, Chatham House, European Data Protection Supervisor´s Annual Conference, 2018


Chief Executive Officer, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow

1998-2002 Head, Division, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow
2002-2004 Senior Antivirus Expert, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow
2004-2007 Director, Innovation Techologies, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow
since 2007 Chief Executive Officer, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow


Founder, IT Security & Awareness; IT Security Expert, Munich

1998-2012 T-Systems, Leiter, Competence Center SW Development, Berater für IT Sicherheit, München
seit 2001 Prüfer, IHK, München, Oberbayern
seit 2012 selbständiger IT-Sicherheitsexperte; Buchautor; Redner, München
seit 2011 Technischer Berater, SternTV, RTL, München


Chief Executive Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna

2006-2008 Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG, Munich
2008-2012 Member of the Board, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable


14:00 - 14:40OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 15:45The New World Trade (Dis)orderPlenary
16:00 - 16:30Europe’s Dream of a Leading Role in the WorldPlenary
16:45 - 17:15Revisiting Friedrich August von Hayek – A ControversyPlenary
17:30 - 18:15Capitalism and Democracy – A Power Struggle?Plenary


08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Data and the Future of WorkPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Sustained MobilityPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Responsible BusinessesPlenary
09:30 - 10:30Managing Insecurity or Managing in Security?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to LiberationBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: How Data Determines the Fortunes of States, Corporations and IndividualsBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: What Can and Should AI Do? What Kind of Regulation Does Innovation Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Freedom of Choice vs. Regulation When Switching to Alternative DrivesBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to Avoid the Commodity Trap?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: The Liberty of Offensive PlayBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: ‘Ecosystems’ of Digital Champions: How Can Other Businesses Keep Up?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Ready for the Future – Which Skills Do We Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: We and The Digital World – Society and Business in TransitionBreakout
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Free Trade – of Course!? Can Free Trade Enjoy Sustainable Success?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: How Vulnerable Is Our Economy?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Open Talent Economy – Seeking New Approaches in an Uncertain World of WorkBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Safe Nutrition – between individual self-realization and societal goalsBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Erosion of Trust Undermines Economic Behavior. How to Restore it?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Digital Identity: Brave New World?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The Spy You Love in Your PocketBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: How to Cope with Complexity: A Playful Session with Eigenland®Breakout
16:15 - 17:30Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
18:30 - 20:30Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and DigitizationPartner
22:00 - 23:55Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:0019th Alpbach Europe Breakfast: Europe on the MovePartner
09:15 - 10:00On the Agenda: The Impact of the Financial IndustryPlenary
09:15 - 10:00On the Agenda: Powering the Energy TransitionPlenary
09:15 - 10:00On the Agenda: Connected IndustriesPlenary
10:15 - 10:45How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:30The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary