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09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies

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Hauptschule
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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
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

    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

    Innovation 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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    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
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    10:30 - 11:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
    11:00 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial