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Cities at the Crossroads

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

Megatrends like urbanisation and climate change will determine the future of cities, where, as predicted by OECD, two thirds of the world population will live by 2050. What we need are intelligent and sustainable solutions. Which are the cities that play a vanguard role today?

Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester; Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated; Rochester
Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), New York University; Former Senior Vice President, IBM Corporation, New York
President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ph.D. M.Sc. B.Sc. Robert CLARK

Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester; Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated; Rochester

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Director, Center for Applied Control, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Chief Technology Officer, Imeron, Cary, North Carolina Professor, Duke University Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor, Duke University Director, Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems, Duke University Senior Associate Dean for Research, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Secondary Appointment, Department of Biomedical Engineering Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering, Duke University Senior Associate Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Professor, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated (MTX) Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester
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Paul HORN

Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), New York University; Former Senior Vice President, IBM Corporation, New York

Doctoral degree in physics, University of Rochester Professor of Physics, James Franck Institute and Physics Department, University of Chicago Various positions in IBM, including Senior Vice-President of the IBM Corporation and Executive Director of Research Distinguished Scientist in Residence, NYU - New York University
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Ph.D. D.Sc. Bertil ANDERSSON

President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

BSc Umea University MSc Umea University PhD Lund University DSc Lund University Member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (Chair 1997) Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, University of Stockholm Rector, Linköping University European Science Foundation in Strasbourg as its Chief Executive. NTU's first Provost Member of the Nobel Foundation Vice President, European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) of the European Commission
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 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Nobel Foundation
 Professor of Biochemistry, Linköping University; Adjunct Professor, Umeå University; visiting Professor and Fellow, Imperial College London
 Research adviser to the Swedish government
 Adviser to business activities in the area of biotechnology and pharma

Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy at the Crossroads Plenary
12:00 - 13:45 Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution? Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of Failure Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the Crossroads Plenary
19:45 - 21:00 Evening Reception Social
19:45 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful Coping Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your Business Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised World Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global Market Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a Disjuncture Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart Cities Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern Life Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation Policy Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy Transition Breakout
14:00 - 14:45 Digital University Plenary
14:45 - 16:15 Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our Knowledge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Cities at the Crossroads Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of Cities Partner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Complexity Science – I Plenary
08:30 - 09:15 Complexity Science – II Plenary
09:45 - 11:15 Innovation at the Art Science Interface Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social