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09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

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

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Mag. Christa SCHLAGER

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

Economics Department, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna
 Studies, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
 Studies, Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
since 1999

Dr. Leonhard DOBUSCH

Professor, Department of Organization and Learning, University of Innsbruck

MBA, Johannes Kepler University Linz Law degree, Johannes Kepler University Linz Member of the doctoral program "Research on Organizational Paths", Freie Universität Berlin Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne Visiting Researcher, Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA Postdoctoral fellow, Chair for Inter-firm Cooperation, Management Department, Freie Universität Berlin Guest researcher, Department Cultural Sources of Newness, Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin Fellow; Head of research group, "The Business Web", Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin Assistant Professor in Management, Freie Universität Berlin Visiting Researcher, Institute for Nonprofit Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1998-2003
1999-2004
2005-2008
2008-2009
2008
2009-2012
2011
2011-2012
2012-2016
2014

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.

Array Semjon RENS

Public Policy Manager, Facebook Germany GmbH, Berlin

 For 2,5 years Privacy and Public Policy Manager for Facebook Germany, Austria and Switzerland
 About 3 years as a Senior Consultant in Berlin working for major Tech companies
 Until 2013: Media Policy Manager for studiVZ (former major German social network)
 Studied European Studies, Public Law and Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-University to Berlin and Technical University Berlin

Dr. LL.M Maximilian SCHUBERT

Secretary General, Internet Service Providers Austria, Vienna

Legal Clerkship ("Rechtspraktikant"), OLG District Court Graz Junior Manager, OMV Germany GmbH, Burghausen Editor, Filmquadrat Ges. f. Bild u. Tonproduktionen GmbH, Götzis Lector, Universities of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna & BFI Vienna Legal Officer, ISPA - Internet Service Providers Austria Secretary-General, ISPA - Internet Service Providers Austria
2005-2006
2007-2008
2008-2009
since 2010
2009-2012
since 2012

Mag. (FH) Ingrid BRODNIG

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

Freelance Journalist, Falter, Der Standard, Die Zeit, ORF Futurezone, Vienna and Graz Reporter, Falter - Weekly Newspaper, Vienna Media Editor, Falter - Weekly Newspaper, Vienna Media Editor, profil Nachrichtenmagazin, Vienna Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences, Vienna Public Speaker, brodnig.org, Vienna Columnist, profil Nachrichtenmagazin, Vienna
2005-2009
2007-2013
2014-2015
2015-2017
since 2015
since 2017
since 2017

Mag. Miron PASSWEG

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

WIFO Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
 Graduate, HTL Wien Schellinggasse (telecommunications and electronics), Vienna
 Master degree, Economics, University of Vienna
1986-1987

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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
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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