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The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?

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President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
Mitglied des Vorstands, Siemens AG, München
Director, Directorate G - Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
President, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Rüsselsheim
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna Chair

Ph.D. Robert D. ATKINSON

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.

1989-1995 Project Director, (former) Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
1996-1997 First Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Policy Council
1998-2006 Director, Technology & New Economy Project, Progressive Policy Institute
1998-2006 Vice President, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC
since 2006 President and Founder, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika KIRCHER

Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

1988-1991 Freelance Consultant and Lecturer, University of Klagenfurt
1991-2000 Vice Mayor, City of Villach
2001-2007 Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Research & Development and Human Resources, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
2007-2014 Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
since 2014 Senior Director and, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach and "Head of committee for Research, technology and innovation of the Austrian Industrial Association"

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Siegfried RUSSWURM

Mitglied des Vorstands, Siemens AG, München

 Studium Fertigungstechnik, abgeschlossen mit der Promotion zum Dr.-Ing.
2006 Mitglied des Bereichsvorstands, Siemens Medical Solutions
2008 Berufung in den Vorstand der Siemens AG, Leiter Corporate Human Resources und Arbeitsdirektor sowie verantwortlich für die Regionen Europa, Afrika und Mittlerer Osten und das Corporate Security Office
2010 Übernahme der Leitung des Sektors Industry, sowie verantwortlich für die Regionen Afrika und Mittlerer Osten, die Zentralstelle Corporate Information Technology, das Corporate Quality Management und das Corporate Security Office

Dr. Herbert VON BOSE

Director, Directorate G - Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

1975-1976 Assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Montpellier
1976-1979 Civil Servant in the Ministry of Justice
1979-1983 Lawyer in Mannheim/Heidelberg
since 1983 in the European Commission: Social Affairs - Coal and Steel, Energy-Internal Energy Market, Industry-Aeronautics, space, rail and maritime
1996-2004 in Directorate General Research: Head of Unit for Aeronautics and Space Research
2004 in Directorate General Research: Head of Unit for Preparatory Action for Security
2005-2007 in Directorate General Enterprise and Industry: Head of Unit for Security Research and Development
since 2007 in Directorate General Research and Innovation: Director "Industrial Technologies"

M.Sc. Seung-Wook YANG

President, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Rüsselsheim

1999-2003 Senior Research Engineer-Principal Research Engineer, Kia Motors Corporation, R&D Division
2003-2009 Principal Research Engineer-Director-Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company, R&D Division
 Since 2010 President of HMETC in Ruesselsheim, Germany

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

1991-1994 Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
1994 Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung"
1995-1997 Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung"
1998-1999 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
2000-2001 Chef vom Dienst, "Standard"
2002-2004 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2004-2012 Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2013/14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
seit 2015 Chefredakteur, "nzz.at"

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2012

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2012Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:05Powering the FuturePlenary
13:25 - 14:55Global Earth Research – Research for the Future of the Globe in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association of German Research CentersPlenary
14:55 - 15:45The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and ExpectationsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?Plenary
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 Forum and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial

24.08.2012

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Key Technologies – a Future for Europe’s YouthBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Ambient Assisted LivingBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Smart City – Human beings at the Focus of AttentionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Demographics and Human Resources as an Opportunity for InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and RisksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Supporting Careers in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Key Elements of successful Innovation CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Learning through innovative Education NetworksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Wanted: young, technologically savvy, curiousBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Smart Governance for smart SpecialisationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Medical technology: challenges and opportunitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stabilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic ProcessesBreakout
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: RTI Internationalisation in Austria and the EUBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Individualisation – the Basis for Education and InnovationPlenary
15:30 - 17:30Pathways to the Nobel Prize – Laureates in Conversation with Austrian Junior Scientists in cooperation with the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake ConstancePlenary

25.08.2012

07:00 - 08:30Emerging Technologies that will change our Lives – a Selection of EU “Flagship Projects”Plenary
08:45 - 10:00Future Scenarios: how long can we plan ahead?Plenary
10:00 - 11:05The physics of footballPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial