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From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global Factor

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In his role as Vice President of Security & Privacy Engineering at Google, Gerhard Eschelbeck leads a team of more than 600 engineers who are responsible for building and maintaining the tools and systems that keep Google’s users and their data safe and secure.

Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Inc., Cupertino, CA
Head, Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Gerhard ESCHELBECK

Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Inc., Cupertino, CA

1995 Founder IDS GmbH, Austria
1996 PhD, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
1996-1997 Director of Engineering, McAfee Software Development Center GmbH, Austria
1997-2001 Vice President Engineering Antivirus Products, McAfee/Network Associates, Santa Clara, California
2000 Habilitation venia docendi for Applied Informatics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
2001-2005 Chief Technical Officer & Vice President of Engineering, Qualys, Redwood Shores, California
2006-2011 Chief Technical Officer & Sr. Vice President of Engineering, Webroot Software, San Mateo, California
2011-2014 Chief Technical Officer & Sr. Vice President, Sophos, Oxford, UK
since 2014 Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
 Lecturer at Johannes Kepler University Linz and other international Universities

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Andreas KUGI

Head, Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1992-1995 PhD in Automatic Control (Dr.techn.), JKU Linz
1995/1996 Military service in Austria
2000 venia docendi, Habilitation in Control Systems Technology and Control Theory, JKU Linz
1992-2002 Research assistant, Associate Professor, JKU Linz
2002-2007 Full professor for System Theory and Automatic Control, Saarland University, Germany
since 2007 Full professor for Complex Dynamical Systems and Head of the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), TU Wien
since 2016 Head Complex Dynamical Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology

Technology Symposium

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11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:30 - 12:50From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
12:50 - 14:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
14:30 - 15:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
18:00 - 18:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:30 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial


07:00 - 08:30Digital MedicinePlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:30 - 10:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
09:00 - 10:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering ConsumersBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary


07:00 - 08:30Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New EnlightenmentPlenary
08:45 - 09:45Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New SolutionsPlenary
10:15 - 11:30ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial