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03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economy

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Current technological changes (digitization, industry 4.0, the Internet of Things) are taking place against the backdrop of an increasing inequality in income distribution. Also, businesses, regions and societies face great challenges in terms of participation in technological change and its benefits. This results from global economic imbalances and the different capacities of societies to deal with this change. In recent years, these phenomena have become the subject of intense political debates and scientific analysis. The topic will be discussed by national and international experts from academia, business as well as from the world of those on the frontline of creating policy.

Policy Officer, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Research Associate, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Director, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna Chair
Scientific Fellow, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna Coordination

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    Array Beñat BILBAO-OSORIO

    Policy Officer, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

    B.Sc. Honours, Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Comercial de Deusto, Bilbao Senior Honours, University of St. Andrews M.Sc., European Studies, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve; Project Manager Assistant, CERRM - Centre Européen de Ressources sur la Reconversion et les Mutation, Brussels Consultant, Strategy Division, Business and Government Competency Centre, Arthur Anderson, Bilbao Ph.D., Economic Geography, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London Teacher Assistant, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London Internship, DG RTD, European Commission, Brussels Ph.D. exchange programme, European University Institute, Florence; Internship, Social Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, NY Programme implementation consultant, UNCTAD/WTO International Trade Centre, Geneva Senior consultant, Intrasoft International, Brussels Economist, Science and Technology Policy Division; Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy officer and economist, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels Senior Economist and Associate Director, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum, Cologny Senior Economist, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels Regional Director for Latin America, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group, London
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    2015-2016

    Dr. Agnes KÜGLER

    Research Associate, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

    Master of Science, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Doctoral programme, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Teaching and Research Associate, Institute for Economic Policy and Industrial Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
    2008-2010
    2010-2015
    2010-2015
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    M.Phil. Alistair NOLAN

    Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

     Alistair Nolan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. For the past two years Mr.Nolan has managed OECD work examining the impacts of new technologies on production, leading to the 2017 book "The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business." He is currently working on various aspects of public policy towards Artificial Intelligence. Other recent work he managed has examined the role of intangible assets in innovation and growth, leading to the book "Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation". For a number of years he specialised in the assessment of all aspects of public policy towards entrepreneurship. Mr. Nolan helped prepare the OECD’s 1998 flagship publication "Fostering Entrepreneurship" and edited two OECD books on business incubation. He is also the author of the 2003 OECD book "Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development", which reviews knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship and sets out detailed programme and policy guidance for central and local governments. Mr. Nolan also specialised in the evaluation of public policy, and is the editor and co-author of the 2005 OECD publication "Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development: How to Assess What Works in Programmes and Policy". For three years Mr. Nolan worked in the OECD’s Directorate for Education to develop a programme to objectively measure the generic skills of the working age populations in OECD countries. The PIAAC Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies provides a unique data set with which to examine the relationships between the stock and distribution of adult skills and a broad range of economic, employment and social outcomes. Prior to joining the OECD Mr. Nolan worked for the UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, where he occupied a variety of posts in research, policy and the design of technical co-operation.

    Mag. Wolfgang POLT

    Director, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna

    Study of Economics and Business Informatics, University of Vienna Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Development and Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Senior Research Fellow, Department of Technology Studies of the Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf Full time Consultant, OECD/Directorate Science, Technology and Industry/Division for Science and Technology Policy in Paris Head, Viennese Office, INTERREG - Institute of Technology and Regional Policy and of the Viennese office of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Authorised representative, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
    1977-1985
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    1996-1998
    since 2000
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    M.Sc. Maximilian UNGER

    Scientific Fellow, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna

    Junior Fellow, WIFO Austrian Institute for Economic Research, Vienna Research Assistant, IMK Macroeconomic Policy Institute, Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf Public Management Internship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
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    Technology Symposium

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    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