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17: The Spy You Love in Your Pocket

Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

It’s all so convenient! Location data help us navigate but also track 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

1999-2000 MSC London School of Economics, 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 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Brussels
2007-2010 Director of Information, ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, 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
Councillor, Generic Names Supporting Organisation, ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Civil Society, London
2014-2018 Instructor, Oxford University, Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, Oxford
since 2016 Writer on Technology, Politics and the Future for the Guardian, Medium, Slate and Irish Newspaper, London
Speaker at Royal Society, Royal Institute, Chatham House, European Data Protection Supervisor´s Annual 2018 Conference, London


Chief Executive Officer, AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow

1991-1992 Senior Specialist, Program Research Division, KAMI Information Technologies, 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

1992-1998 United Parcel Service, Supervisor SW-Development & Special Solutions; München; Neuss; Frankfurt; Atlanta
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

2002-2006 Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH, Cologne
2006-2008 Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG, Munich
2008-2012 Board Member, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable


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


08:00 - 08:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
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
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 7Culture
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 14:30Loggia-TalkPartner
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 - 17:15Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
17:15 - 18:00Gearing Up For CyberattacksPlenary
18:15 - 19:00Huge Stage of IdeasPlenary
18:30 - 20:30Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and DigitizationPartner
20:30 - 21:45Alpbach Special: Schrödinger’s Duck in Schrödinger’s HallCulture
22:00 - 23:55Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:0019th Alpbach Europe Breakfast: Europe on the MovePartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
09:00 - 09:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Powering the Energy TransitionPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: The Role of Finance in SocietyPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Connected IndustriesPlenary
10:30 - 11:00How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 8Culture
15:00 - 16:00Loggia TalkPartner