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MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology Symposium

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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in englischer Sprache

The Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1985 as a reaction to the radical changes in information technology and society by introducing innovations and giving impulses in areas such as music, visual media, virtual worlds, digital society or smart city. The Media Lab’s focus is human-machine interaction.

Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business; Visiting Fellow, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MIT - Massachusets Institute for Technology
Head, Laboratory of Molecular Architecture, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne Chair

Lita NELSEN

Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

 M.B.A. (M.S. Management Science) Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Sloan School, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 M.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Award for First in Class, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1965-1972 Research Group Manager, Amicon Corporation, Lexington
1972-1975 Senior Consultant, Arthur D. Little, Inc. Cambridge, MA
1975-1983 Business Manager Ultrafiltration and New Ventures Manager, Millipore Corporation, Bedford
1983-1984 Vice President, Operations, Applied Biotechnology, Inc., Cambridge, MA
1984-1986 President and Chief Executive Officer, University Seminar Center, Chestnut Hill
1986-1989 Technology Licensing Officer, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
since 1986 Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1989-1992 Associate Director, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Michael SCHRAGE

Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business; Visiting Fellow, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MIT - Massachusets Institute for Technology

 Research fellow, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management
 Senior advisor, MIT's Security Studies Program
 Columnist for Harvard Business Review
 Regular contributor, The Conference Board Review
 Op-Ed contributor on national security and public policy, The Washington Post
 Top-rated Lecturer at MIT Executive Education Programs
 Contributor, CIO Magazine, MIT's Technology Review, The Los Angeles Times and ComputerWorld

Ph.D. Shuguang ZHANG

Head, Laboratory of Molecular Architecture, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1980 B.S., Biochemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
1988 Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA
1988-1991 American Cancer Society Postdoc Fellow with Alexander Rich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1992-1997 Research Scientist in Biology Department and Center for Biomedical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA
1998-2012 Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
since 2012 Head, Laboratory of Molecular Architecture, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. Pascale EHRENFREUND

Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

1983-1988 Astronomy and Biology/Genetics, University of Vienna
1988 M.S. Molecular Biology, Austrian Academy of Science, Institute of Molecular Biology, Salzburg
1990 Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Vienna
1999 Venia legendi in Astrochemistry, University of Vienna
2001-2003 Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory, NL
2002-2008 Adjunct Professor, Univ. Nijmegen, Institute of Astronomy, NL
2003-2004 Professor, Astrobiology, University of Amsterdam
2004-2005 Professor, Astrobiology, Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University
2005-2008 Distinguished Visiting Scientist/Consultant, JPL/Caltech, Pasadena
2006 Professor, Astrobiology, Leiden University
2008 M.A. Management & Leadership, Webster University
since 2008 Lead Investigator: NASA Astrobiology Institute, Node Wisconsin Faculty,
  Research Professor of Space Policy & International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs,
  George Washington University, Washington DC
2013-2015 President, Austrian Science Fund FWF, Vienna
since 2015 Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial

28.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30InEquality: The New Silk RoadPlenary
09:50 - 11:15Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital ModernityPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial