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04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial Location

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

BMVIT is strengthening Austria as an industrial location with investments in RIT (research, innovation, technology) and thus safeguards secure and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The national Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy is based on the highly renowned national research expertise and the strengths auf Austria’s industries. The AI strategy will steer Austria towards the future. What can politics do to lead the way to achieve responsible and positive effects of AI in Europe? How will infrastructures like 5G, transport and energy evolve?

European Programs Manager, Atos Research & Innovation; Vice-Secretary General, Big Data Value Association, Brussels
Professor of Labor Science and Organization, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna; Chair, Austrian Robotics Council; High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, Brussels
Senior Director European Business Operations, IEEE Technology Centre GmbH, Vienna
Senior Expert AI & Cognitive Computing, OTTO GmbH, Hamburg
Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Brussels
Co-Founder and CTO, Birds.ai, Delft
Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Deputy Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Coordination

Nuria DE LAMA

European Programs Manager, Atos Research & Innovation; Vice-Secretary General, Big Data Value Association, Brussels

1994-2000 Telecommunications Engineering, Madrid Polytechnic University, Madrid
2000-2005 APIF MOVIQUITY S.A.
2005-2006 Head of Industrial and Rural Development, Atos Research and Innovation, Brussels
2006-2008 Head of Semantics, Software and Service Engineering, Atos Research and Innovation, Brussels
since 2008 European Programs Manager, Atos Research and Innovation, Brussels
2014-2019 Vice-Secretary General, Big Data Value Association, Brussels
since 2019 Director, Big Data Value Association, Brussels

Mag. Dr. Sabine Theresia KÖSZEGI

Professor of Labor Science and Organization, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna; Chair, Austrian Robotics Council; High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, Brussels

2003 Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa
2005 Guest Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2006 Guest Researcher, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
2006 Venia Docendi in Business Administration
2006-2008 Associate Professor, School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, University of Vienna
since 2009 Full Professor, Labour Science and Organisation, Institute of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2009 Academic Director, Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2017 Chair of the Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
since 2018 Member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Clara NEPPEL

Senior Director European Business Operations, IEEE Technology Centre GmbH, Vienna

 Dr. Clara Neppel is the Senior Director of the IEEE European office in Vienna, where she is responsible for the growth of IEEE's operations and presence in Europe, focusing on the needs of industry, academia, and government. Clara serves as a point of contact for initiatives with regard to technology, engineering and related public policy issues that help implementing IEEE's continued global commitment to fostering technological innovation for the benefit of humanity. Clara joined IEEE after many years with the European Patent Office where she was involved in various aspects relating to innovation, intellectual property and public policy in the field of information and communication technologies. She co-authored publications both in the field of patentability of computer implemented inventions as well as possible future scenarios of the patent system. Before joining the Office she worked in research, in the area of parallel database optimization, and in industry, as program manager for archiving solutions. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich and a Master in Intellectual Property Law and Management from the University of Strasbourg.

Michaela REGNERI

Senior Expert AI & Cognitive Computing, OTTO GmbH, Hamburg

2013-2014 Researcher, Computational Linguistics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
2014-2016 R&D-Engineer & Scrum Master, SPIEGEL-Verlag, Hamburg
2016-2018 Product Manager BI Analytics, OTTO GmbH, Hamburg
since 2018 Senior Expert AI & Cognitive Computing, OTTO GmbH, Hamburg

Lucilla SIOLI

Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Brussels

 Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry" within Directorate-General CONNECT at the European Commission. The mission of the Directorate is to strengthen Europe's competiveness ensuring that any industry in any sector in Europe can make the best use of digital innovations to grow, compete on a global scale, and create jobs. She is responsible for the coordination of the European digitisation of industry strategy and for policy development in the area of artificial intelligence (AI). The directorate also supports R&D&I in key digital industrial technologies including microelectronics, embedded software, photonics, robotics and AI. Previously, she was Head of Unit for "Digital Economy and Skills" at DG Connect, responsible for the publication of the Digital Economy and Society Index and of the annual Europe's Digital Progress Report as well as for the management of digital skills policy through the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. Lucilla holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southampton and one from the Catholic University of Milan and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.

Anouk VISSER

Co-Founder and CTO, Birds.ai, Delft

2012-2013 Software Developer, CloseAlert, Amsterdam
2012-2013 Specialist, Apple Store Amsterdam
2013-2016 M.Sc., Artificial Intelligence, University of Amsterdam
2014 Teacher, RISE OF /CODE, Amsterdam
2014-2015 Computer Vision Engineer, Dutch UAS Foundation, Haarlem
since 2015 Chief Technology Officer and Board Member, Dutch UAS Foundation, Haarlem
since 2016 Co-Founder and CTO, Birds.ai, Delft

Mag. Michael WIESMÜLLER

Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Initially stemming from the humanities and holding a degree in philosophy of science, working several years as scientists in the Humanities and as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney he joined the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in late nineties. He is currently Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space. Main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and all areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others he acts as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI s ECSEL, as Director of the EUREKA Clusters. ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives.

Mag.a Lisbeth MOSNIK

Deputy Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable

22.08.2019

11:00 - 12:00Open Doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Artificial Intelligence and CybersecurityPlenary
16:20 - 17:30Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

23.08.2019

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Developing Future Leaders for Science and BusinessPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Arizona Dreams: An Initiative of Arizona State University to Digitize EducationPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 02: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Ethics – Opportunities and Threats for a Digital SocietyBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial LocationBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 05: (Why) Do We Need Art to Innovate?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 06: Digitization in Industry – Design Options from the Perspective of Works Councils and ManagementBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 07: Liberty and Security – The First Victims of Digitization?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 08: Better Safe than Sorry? Living and Doing Business Between Comfort – Speed – SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 09: Free Play of Innovative Forces or Systematic Restructuring?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Technology Offensive – A Boost for Innovation and ProsperityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Mixed Reality – A Digital Rendering of the Real World in the “Virtual House of Digitization”Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the FutureBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Tour of the Exhibition 2019 #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary

24.08.2019

09:00 - 11:00Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of MankindPlenary
11:30 - 13:10If You Could Read My MindPlenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial