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02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Looking at “monoculture in digitization” we will show the differences and similarities of European developments in digital innovation and will compare these realities to those in other countries. We will show the risks posed by monoculture in digitization and identify the opportunities that diversity in the development and application of digitization can have in different countries, cultures, sectors, environmental conditions, legal frameworks etc. for each business location. Finally, we will try to identify which trends might also be interesting for the development of digitization in Austria.

Managing Director, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Plaut AG; Lecturer, Danube University Krems
Head, Department for Digital Affairs and E-Government Program and Project Management, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
Head, CD Laboratory for Innovative Optical Imaging, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna
Director, OSTA - Office of Science and Technology Austria, Washington, D.C.
Founder and Managing Director, ECOTEC Institutionelle Infrastrukturaufbau GmbH, Vienna
Special Representative for Digitization and Head, KMU DIGITAL Initiative, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Vienna
Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
Advisor, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

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Dr. Henrietta EGERTH-STADLHUBER

Managing Director, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

 Henrietta Egerth studied commercial science at the University of Linz and then she worked for some years in Brussels. On her return to Vienna, she worked for the Federation of Austrian Industry before moving to the Ministry of Economics and Labour in 2000, where she was responsible for business promotion and research and development. Since 2004 Henrietta Egerth is General Manager of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

Dr. Georg KRAUSE

Chief Executive Officer, Plaut AG; Lecturer, Danube University Krems

 Dr. Georg Krause has been working for several leading consulting companies in the field of IT and management consulting. He was part of the Austrian SAP management board, Partner at Deloitte Consulting and founder of the Austrian subsidiaries of Mummert+Partner and Horváth & Partners. Plaut and its mother company msg systems are leaders in innovative digital solutions and SAP consulting in many industries. Throughout the last years he was advising on digital political topics especially on the cooperation between IT industry and politics, impact of digitalisation on the labour market and how Austria can best manage the digital transformation and become a digital leader. He is holding lectures at the Danube University on these topics especially on "Conditions for Digital Transformation" and on "Innovation and Digitalisation".

Ing. Roland LEDINGER

Head, Department for Digital Affairs and E-Government Program and Project Management, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

Dr. Rainer LEITGEB

Head, CD Laboratory for Innovative Optical Imaging, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna

 Prof. Leitgeb hat sein Doktorat im Bereich Theoretischer Physik an der Technischen Universität Wien abgeschlossen, sowie ein Diplom in Physik von der University of Kent, Canterbury, UK erhalten. Er hat 2004 an der Medizinische Universität Wien im Bereich Medizinische Physik mit Schwerpunkt optischer Bildgebung habilitiert, und ging für drei Jahre als Gastprofessor an die ETH Lausanne, Schweiz. Er erhielt den ARVO/Alcon early career clinical scientist research award, sowie eine Auszeichnung der Firma Zeiss für seine Pionierarbeit im Bereich Optischer Kohärenztomographie. Er ist Fellow der Optical Society (OSA) sowie der International Society of Photonics (SPIE). Er hält mehrere Patente im Bereich der Medizinischen Bildgebung, und hat mit einem h-Index von 50 über 200 Publikationen und Buchbeiträge verfasst. Er leitet in Österreich den Fachbereich für Biophysik, Medizinische Phyik und Umweltphysik der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft und ist Vorstand des CDL OPTRAMED.

Mag. Clemens MANTL

Director, OSTA - Office of Science and Technology Austria, Washington, D.C.

Mag.iur., University of Innsbruck Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria; former assignments: Strasbourg, Belgrade, Damascus, Teheran, Prague, Cairo; Head, UNESCO Unit; Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry
1992
since 1993

Mag. Hans Georg STOISSER

Founder and Managing Director, ECOTEC Institutionelle Infrastrukturaufbau GmbH, Vienna

 Hans Stoisser hat mehr als 30 Jahre lang Infrastruktur in afrikanischen Ländern aufgebaut. Seit 1992 leitet er die Managementberatung ECOTEC, die unter anderem in Bulgarien, Palästina und Brasilien, vor allem aber in vielen afrikanischen Ländern, tätig war. In seinem Buch "Der schwarze Tiger" erklärt der Ökonom, warum Europa die Wende in Afrika verpasst hat, warum Entwicklungshilfe beim Flüchtlingsproblem nicht hilft und was wir von Afrika lernen können. Hans Stoisser bloggt unter www.hansstoisser.com und ist Mitorganisator einer Learning Journey ins Silicon Savannah und der Global Innovation Expert Seminare in Kenia und Südafrika.

Array Christian RUPP

Special Representative for Digitization and Head, KMU DIGITAL Initiative, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Andreas-Ulrich SCHUH

Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

Studies, Economics, University of Vienna Degree in Economics, University of Vienna Postgraduate Programme, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Economist, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna Expert, Department for Economic Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna Researcher, Labour Economics and Public Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Doctorate in Economics, University of Vienna Head of Department, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1986-1990
1990
1990-1992
1992-1999
1992-1999
1999-2011
2002
2004-2011

MA Brigitte EGELHOFER

Advisor, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

Simmering Graz Pauker AG Bundesbaudirektion Wien Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit; BM für Wirtschaft, Jugend und Familie; Referatsleiterin, Prüfung von Förderungen und Second Level Control, Europäischer Sozialfonds; Programm "Jugend in Aktion"
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Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

09:00 - 10:00 Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience Room Partner
09:00 - 10:00 Open doors: #ART TEC Culture
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome and opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Talk Plenary
12:20 - 13:40 Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity? Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Nutrition science Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 20:30 Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionals Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

24.08.2018

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop Plenary
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:15 - 08:30 Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology Symposium Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Our digital future – how human will it be? Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hope Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for all Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitization Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crises Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resources Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economy Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track? Plenary

25.08.2018

07:00 - 08:30 Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skin Plenary
08:50 - 09:50 The resilience of democracy and democratic media Plenary
09:50 - 10:15 Public service strategies in times of digital disruption Plenary
10:30 - 11:15 The physics of everyday things Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack reception Social