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09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

Like the telephone in the 20th century, the internet has become a central infrastructure. Network effects, together with global markets, result in the formation of ever bigger internet giants with implications for inclusion and democracy and for consumers and the workforce. This leads to the rise of global enterprises which, exploiting the data collected by their users, exert state-like power and influence. This power shift and concentration has an enormous influence on politics and society. What should a European strategy to deal with this development look like?

Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna Introduction
Professor, Department of Organization and Learning, University of Innsbruck
Managing Director, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Vienna
Deputy Director General, BEUC - The European Consumers' Organisation, Brussels
Privacy & Public Policy Manager Facebook Germany GmbH, Berlin
Secretary General, Internet Service Providers Austria, Vienna
Publicist and Editor, Supporter of the Charter of digital fundamental rights of the European Union, Vienna Chair
Innovation Expert, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna Coordination

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Mag. Christa SCHLAGER

Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

 Studies, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
 Studies, Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
since 2017 Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Dr. Leonhard DOBUSCH

Professor, Department of Organization and Learning, University of Innsbruck

1999-2004 Law degree, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2005-2008 Member of the doctoral program "Research on Organizational Paths", Freie Universität Berlin
2008-2009 Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2008 Visiting Researcher, Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
2009-2012 Postdoctoral fellow, Chair for Inter-firm Cooperation, Management Department, Freie Universität Berlin
2011 Guest researcher, Department Cultural Sources of Newness, Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
2011-2012 Fellow; Head of research group, "The Business Web", Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin
2012-2016 Assistant Professor in Management, Freie Universität Berlin
2014 Visiting Researcher, Institute for Nonprofit Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2016 Professor of Business Administration with a Focus on Organization, University of Innsbruck

Mag. Johannes GUNGL

Managing Director, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Vienna

 Mr Johannes Gungl is CEO for Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR). He is been elected Chairman of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) for the year 2018. Mr Johannes Gungl looks back on more than 15 years of experience in the Austrian Telecommunication Industry working in the field of legal and regulatory affairs for several fixed-line and mobile operators. Prior to his appointment as CEO of RTR in February 2014, he served as General Counsel and Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs for Orange Austria. Between 2006 and 2008 Johannes was General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Competition Law to Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Corporation in Vienna. Before that, he worked for the Austrian mobile operator tele.ring as Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs until the merger with T-Mobile Austria in 2006. Johannes Gungl holds a law degree from the University Graz and a post-graduate degree for European Law from the University of Innsbruck.

Mag. Ursula PACHL

Deputy Director General, BEUC - The European Consumers' Organisation, Brussels

 Ms. Pachl has worked at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, since October 1997, first as Legal Advisor, then as Senior Policy Advisor and presently as Deputy Director General. Ms. Pachl leads BEUC’s work on the Digital Single Market, on consumer rights, redress and enforcement. She is also responsible for horizontal and strategic policy issues and represents BEUC in the European Commission’s REFIT platform, in the stakeholder group of EU’s Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and in the European Commission’s High Level Group for Artificial Intelligence. She also co-ordinates BEUC’s law enforcement activities. BEUC represents 43 independent national consumer associations from 32 European countries. The primary task of BEUC is to act as a strong consumer voice in Brussels and to try to ensure that consumer interests are given their proper weight in the development of all Community policies.

Semjon RENS

Privacy & Public Policy Manager Facebook Germany GmbH, Berlin

2008-2009 Exchange Semester, University of Barcelona
2009 Consultant, Federal Academy for Security Policy, Berlin
2010-2011 Master of Arts, European Studies, Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, Stanford University
2011 Trainee, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2012 Junior Manager Media Policy, StudiVZ, Berlin
2012-2013 Law Studies, Humboldt University Berlin
2013-2016 Senior Consultant, Miller & Meier Consulting, Berlin
since 2016 Public Policy Manager, Facebook Germany GmbH, Berlin

Dr. LL.M Maximilian SCHUBERT

Secretary General, Internet Service Providers Austria, Vienna

2007-2008 Junior Manager, OMV Germany GmbH, Burghausen
2008-2009 Editor, Filmquadrat Ges. f. Bild u. Tonproduktionen GmbH, Götzis
since 2010 Lector, Universities of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna & BFI Vienna
2009-2012 Legal Officer, ISPA - Internet Service Providers Austria
since 2012 Secretary-General, ISPA - Internet Service Providers Austria
since 2016 Vice-President, EuroISPA - European Association of Internet Service Providers

Mag. (FH) Ingrid BRODNIG

Publicist and Editor, Supporter of the Charter of digital fundamental rights of the European Union, Vienna

2007-2013 Reporter, Falter - Weekly Newspaper, Vienna
2014-2015 Media Editor, Falter - Weekly Newspaper, Vienna
2015-2017 Media Editor, profil Nachrichtenmagazin, Vienna
since 2015 Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences, Vienna
since 2017 Public Speaker, brodnig.org, Vienna
since 2017 Columnist, profil Nachrichtenmagazin, Vienna
since 2017 Austria's Digital Champion for the EU Commission

Mag. Miron PASSWEG

Innovation Expert, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

 Graduate, HTL Wien Schellinggasse (telecommunications and electronics), Vienna
 Master degree, Economics, University of Vienna
since 1987 Economic Expert, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

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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