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05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machines

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

The world is at the beginning of the next paradigm shift: IBM is promoting the topic of “cognitive computing”, and for Google, “Mobile First” now follows “AI First.” Machines are becoming more and more intelligent and autonomous. Machines have learnt how to solve problems without having to be especially programmed. The question is not if but how quickly this paradigm shift will affect our societies. The co-workers of the future will be autonomous learning machines. The aim of the breakout session is to discuss the resulting opportunities and effects on the economy and how to take the next steps with new projects.

Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna Introduction
Software Development Manager, Amazon Development Centre Scotland, Edinburgh
Head, Technology Management Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Graz
Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Course Director, European Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stanford University; Managing Partner, Innovarium Ventures; Stanford (CA)
Director Research and Innovation, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz
Research Group Leader, Institute of Bioinformatics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Senior Key Expert, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Munich
Managing Director, RISC Software GmbH, Linz Chair
Head of Investor and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz Coordination

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Mag. Dr. MBA Michael STRUGL

Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna

1998-1999 LIMAK General Management Program, Linz, Emory University, Atlanta
2000-2001 Degree in "International Finance", University of Toronto
2005-2013 Doctorate, Social and Business Sciences, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
2018 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford Executive Program, Stanford, CA
1987-1995 Press officer, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1995-2001 Vice-Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1998 Creative Director, Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden
1997-2001 Member, Federal Council; Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Vienna
2003-2009 Chairman, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party Club, Provincial Parliament, Linz
2001-2013 Member, parliament in the Provincial Parliament of Upper Austria, Linz
2001-2013 Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria, Linz
2013-2018 Member, Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Spokesman for Economics, Labor, Research, Science, Energy, Tourism, Regional Planning, Provincial Holding, Europe and Sport, Linz
since 2019 Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna

Dr.in techn. Monika KOFLER

Software Development Manager, Amazon Development Centre Scotland, Edinburgh

2007-2013 Lecturer; Researcher, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels
2013-2014 Casual academic; developer, UTS University of Technology, Sydney
2014-2016 Software Development Engineer, Amazon Development Centre Scotland, Edinburgh
since 2016 Software Development Manager, Amazon Development Centre Scotland, Edinburgh

Christoph KRAMMER

Head, Technology Management Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Graz

2002-2004 SE-Teamleader, Magna Steyr, Graz
2004-2007 Group Leader, Engineering Exterior & SE-Teamleader, Magna Steyr, Graz
2007-2010 Head of Engineering Exterior, Magna Steyr, Graz
2010 Product Manager, SLS AMG GT3 Painted Body, Magna Steyr, Graz
2010-2013 Product Manager, Composite Fiber Modules, Magna Steyr, Graz
since 2013 Technology Management, Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, Magna Steyr, Graz

Dr. Ph.D. MBA Burton LEE

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Course Director, European Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stanford University; Managing Partner, Innovarium Ventures; Stanford (CA)

 Studies, Soviet Economics and Physics, LMU - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
 Praktikum (internship), Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen, Vienna
 Bachelor Degree, Economics, Brown University, Providence
 MBA, Finance, Cornell University, Ithaca
 Ph.D., Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
 Co-Founder, Space Angels Network
 Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures
 Advisor, Visegrad-4 Innovation Initiative, Silicon Valley
 Advisory Council, German Accelerator, Silicon Valley / New York

DI MAS Christopher LINDINGER

Director Research and Innovation, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz

 Christopher Lindinger studierte Informatik an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz und Kulturmanagement in Salzburg. Er arbeitete als Wissenschaftler im Bereich Virtual Reality und Supercomputervisualisierung in Chicago und freiberuflich für die Computerspiele-Industrie. Aufgrund seiner Aktivitäten im Bereich der neuen Technologien, digitalen Kultur und Kunst ist er seit 1997 in die Ars Electronica involviert. Er leitet den Bereich Forschung und Innovation im Ars Electronica Futurelab und ist neben Beratungstätigkeiten für die Industrie und Regierungseinrichtungen auch als Lehrbeauftragter an verschiedensten Universitäten in Deutschland und England und als Gastprofessor an der Universität für Kunst und industrielle Gestaltung in Linz tätig.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Bernhard NESSLER

Research Group Leader, Institute of Bioinformatics, Johannes Kepler University Linz

1999-2000 CNSystems Medizintechnik AG, Graz
2004 Master thesis, A Brain-Like Architecture for RT Computing, Graz University of Technology
2004 Graduation, University Studies in Telematics, Graz University of Technology
2004-2006 Nessler Medizintechnik GmbH, Innsbruck
2006-2012 Graz University of Technology
2013-2015 FIAS Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
2014 Ph.D. thesis, Mathematics of the mind, Graz University of Technology
since 2015 Research Group Leader, Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Sonja ZILLNER

Senior Key Expert, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Munich

 Prof. Dr. Sonja Zillner studied mathematics and psychology at Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg and accomplished her Ph.D. in computer science specializing on Semantics at the Technical University of Vienna.
 
 For more than 10 years she has been working at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology as senior key expert, focusing on the definition, acquisition and management of global innovation and research projects in the domain of artificial intelligence. Recently she was invited to consult the Siemens Advisory Board in strategic decisions regarding new technologies. Since June 2014 and on behalf of the European Commission, Sonja Zillner has been the leading editor of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) with more than 180 member organizations.
 She holds more than 10 patents in semantic and data analytics technologies and is the author of more than 60 scientific publications. Her primary research focus lies in the area of semantic technologies, big data, artificial intelligence and data-driven innovation. She is visiting professor at the Technical University in Berlin and regularly holds lectures at the Technical University of Munich and Vienna.

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang FREISEISEN

Managing Director, RISC Software GmbH, Linz

1991-1995 Studies, Technical Mathematics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1995-1998 Assistant to Research, RISC Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Hagenberg
1998-2001 Software Development, RISC Software GmbH, Hagenberg
since 2001 CEO, RISC Software GmbH, Hagenberg
since 2008 Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Steyr

MA Dr. LL.M MBA Tanja SPENNLINGWIMMER

Head of Investor and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz

2009-2011 Head, Business Development Management, Kappa Filter Systems GmbH, Steyr
2011-2013 LL.M, University of Applied Sciences for Economy and Management, Düsseldorf; Munich
2011-2012 Commercial Procuration, Kappa Filter Systems GmbH, Düsseldorf
2012-2015 Commercial Project Management, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna
2013-2015 Professional Finance MBA, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2014-2017 Dr.iur, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2015-2016 Head, Commercial Management North America, Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc., Washington DC
since 2016 Head, Investor and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz

Technology Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
16:30 - 17:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial