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Welcome and Opening

Plenary / Opening
in deutscher Sprache

Liberty and security – moving images and artistic visualizations as a prelude to the Technology Symposium.

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Curator Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Dr. Wolfgang KNOLL

Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1976 Ph.D., Biophysics, University of Konstanz
1976-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz
1977-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ulm
1980-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1981 Visiting Scientist, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich
1985 Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1986 Postdoctoral Degree: "Habilitation" - Physics, Technical University of Munich
1986-1991 Young Investigator/Associate Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
1988 Visiting Scientist, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
1990 Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Chem. & Nuc. Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1990-1991 Visiting Professor, University of Erlangen
1991-1999 Head of Laboratory, Exotic Nano-Materials, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN-Institute, Japan
since 1992 Consulting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1993-2008 Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
since 1998 Professor (by Courtesy) Chemistry Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
since 1999 Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Korea
1999-2003 Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore
2004-2013 Visiting Principal Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
since 2008 Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
since 2009 Honorary Professor, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2009 Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mag. Marlies WIRTH

Curator Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable


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


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


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