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01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Asia, and especially China, is increasingly establishing itself as an influential economic and political alternative among the world powers. Knowledge-based societies need to keep up their lead to remain competitive. Europe must maintain its international position as an innovation frontrunner, and must successfully tackle the problem of its skills shortages. How can Europe maintain its leading role? Which strategies will help Europe remain or become more competitive? Which areas of strength do European nations have and how can they be developed still further?

Speakers

Vice-President, Governmental Affairs Magna Europe, Magna International GmbH, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
Professor of Physics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information Group, University of Vienna
Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna
Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna Chair
Advisor, Department of Research, Technology and Innovation, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna Coordination

Dieter ALTHAUS

Vice-President, Governmental Affairs Magna Europe, Magna International GmbH, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

1977 Basic military service, dismissed as a private
1979-1983 Teacher Training Physics and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
1983-1989 Teacher, POS Geismar
1987-1989 Deputy Director, POS Geismar
1990 Member, District School Council, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
1990 Deputy, School, Youth, Culture and Sport, Heilbad heiligenstadt
1990-2010 Member, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt
1992-1999 Minister of Education, Thuringian state, Erfurt
1999-2003 Chairman, CDU-Fraction, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt
2003-2009 Prime Minister, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt
2003-2004 President, Federal Council (Bundesrat), Berlin
2010 Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Sales VW, Magna International, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
since 2011 Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Magna Europe, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

Donya-Florence AMER

Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

1999-2002 Business Transformation & Strategy Consultant, IBM
2003-2007 International Bid Manager, IBM
2008-2009 Software Group Sales Operations Manager, IBM
2010 Executive Assistant to the Country General Managers, IBM
2011 Business Analytic Leader, IBM
2012 Europe Software Group Transformation Leader, IBM
2013-2015 Executive Middle Class Customers South Germany, IBM
2016 Vice President Enterprise Customers South Germany, IBM

Dr. Wolfgang BURTSCHER

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
 An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000.
 Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues.
 Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck.
 Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

DI Dr. MBA Sabine HERLITSCHKA

Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

1990 Forscherin, Dissertantin und Post Doctoral Research bei Immuno AG
1996 Referatsleiterin und stv. Direktorin des BIT-Büros für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
2003 Praktika bei der U.S. National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science und Kooperation mit dem Wissenschaftsberater im U.S. Department of State, Washington DC
2003 Vizerektorin für Forschungsmanagement und Internationale Kooperationen an der Medizinischen Universität Graz
2006 Bereichsleiterin Europäische und Internationale Programme der FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien
2010 Fulbright Scholar an der George Washington University und Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC
2011 Vorstandsmitglied der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
seit 2012 Vorstand für Technik und Innovation der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
seit 2014 Vorstandsvorsitzende der Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Thomas PRANTNER

Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1980-1987 Redakteur bei österreichischen Printmedien (NÖN, Wiener, Basta)
1988-1989 Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF TV-Informationsintendanz
1989-1990 Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF Landesstudios
1990-1994 Pressearbeit und Kommunikation ORF TV-Informationsintendanz
1994-1995 Persönlicher Referent und Büroleiter von Generalintendant Gerhard Zeiler
1995-2002 Pressesprecher des ORF
2002-2006 ORF-Marketingchef
2007-2011 Direktor für Online und Neue Medien, ORF
seit 2012 Vize-Direktor für Technik, Online und Neue Medien, ORF

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard SAGMEISTER

Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna

2003-2009 Managing Director, Austrian Environmental and Water Management Fund, Vienna
2003-2009 CEO, Consulting, Fund Management, Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH
2006-2009 CEO, OOO Kommunalkredit Public Consulting Russia, Moscow
2009 Member of the Board of Directors, Dexia Carbon Capital I SICAV-SIV, Luxembourg
since 2009 Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna

Ing. Mag. Peter KOREN

Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

1988 Landwirtschaftlich/technische Matura mit Auszeichnung
1988-1995 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1995-1996 Stage, Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft, Europäische Kommission, Abteilung Agrarrecht, Brüssel
1996-1997 Trainee, Industriellenvereinigung (IV): Österreichischer Raiffeisenverband, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
1997-2000 Ministersekretär, Kabinett des Bundesministers für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
2001-2003 Beauftragter des Konzern-Vorstandes, Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG (Verbundgesellschaft)
seit 2004 Vize-Generalsekretär, Industriellenvereinigung
2015 Executive Certificates in Strategy and Innovation, Leadership and Management, MIT, Boston, USA

Mag. Anna BOHRN

Advisor, Department of Research, Technology and Innovation, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

1999-2005 Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftsuniversität, Wien
2005-2006 Assistentin, ARGE OFFSET, ARGE Sicherheit und Wirtschaft, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
2006-2007 Trainee, Abteilung für Sozialpolitik und Gesundheit, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
2007-2012 Expertin, Migration und Integration, Frauen-Beruf-Familie, Bereich für Gesellschaftspolitik, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
2009-2012 Geschäftsführerin, KMU-Lobbyinggruppe, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
2013-2014 Expertin, Wirtschaftspolitik, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
seit 2015 Expertin, Innovationspolitik und Wissenstransfer, IÖB-Kontaktstelle, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien

Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:20 - 15:40Precision medicine - medicine's solution to diversity?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 22:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

24.08.2018

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Our digital future - how human will it be?Plenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies - Europe's potentials?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity - an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy - intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act - what now?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience - how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
18:30 - 19:30Global Talk: #MakeInIndia - India on the fast track?Plenary

25.08.2018

09:00 - 10:30Cyborgs - when technology gets under your skinPlenary
10:50 - 11:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
11:50 - 12:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
12:30 - 13:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack receptionSocial