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02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations

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Breakout / Working Group
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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 Chair
Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Chair
Advisor, Department of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Coordination

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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 - 10:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
    09:00 - 10:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
    11:00 - 11:10Welcome and openingPlenary
    11:10 - 12:00RTI TalkPlenary
    12:20 - 13:40Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity?Plenary
    14:00 - 15:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
    18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
    19:15 - 20:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
    19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

    24.08.2018

    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 - 08:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
    08:45 - 10:15Our digital future – how human will it be?Plenary
    10:30 - 11:00Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessionsSocial
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
    16:30 - 17:30Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track?Plenary

    25.08.2018

    07:00 - 08:30Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skinPlenary
    08:50 - 09:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
    09:50 - 10:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
    10:30 - 11:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
    11:00 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial