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InEquality: The New Silk Road

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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english language

For more than 1000 years the legendary silk road brought together European and Asian cultures leading to a flourishing trading and knowledge transfer. Currently China is investing heavily again in the former silk road in order to revitalize the legendary trade route. At the same time Europe and the US primarily rely on trade agreements. What can trade routes offer in the age of the world wide web?

Professor and Head of Division, Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore; Executive Director, Institute for Engineering Leadership, Singapore
Former Executive Director, Joint Undertaking ENIAC and ECSEL, Munich
Founding Partner, Atelier Team Minus; Chair and Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Chang-Chieh HANG

Professor and Head of Division, Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore; Executive Director, Institute for Engineering Leadership, Singapore

Ph.D, Control Engineering, University of Warwick Computer and Systems Technologist, Shell Eastern Petroleum Company, Singapore; Computer and Systems Technologist, Shell International Petroleum Company, Netherlands Vice-Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore Deputy Chairman, National Science & Technology Board Deputy Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore Executive Deputy Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research Founding Chairman, IPOS - Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
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since 1977
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Dr. Andreas WILD

Former Executive Director, Joint Undertaking ENIAC and ECSEL, Munich

 Dr. Andreas Wild retired from the position of Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership on nanoelectronics, embedded software and smart system integration established as an autonomous European Union body, following the ENIAC JU. Before working in European institutions, he has been the European R&D Director for Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector, and managed Motorola R&D laboratories in U.S.A. and Latin America. He has an MS degree from the University "Politehnica" Bucharest, and a Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Atomic Physics in Bucharest, Romania, authored 28 patents and more than 50 technical publications. He is now consulting.

M.A.Arch Li ZHANG

Founding Partner, Atelier Team Minus; Chair and Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Founding Partner, Atelier TeamMinus Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Professor of Practice, School of Architecture, Syracuse University Editor-in-Chief, World Architecture Magazine Publications
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since 2007
2012
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DI Dr. MBA Sabine HERLITSCHKA

Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Forscherin, Dissertantin und Post Doctoral Research bei Immuno AG Referatsleiterin und stv. Direktorin des BIT-Büros für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation Praktika bei der U.S. National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science und Kooperation mit dem Wissenschaftsberater im U.S. Department of State, Washington DC Vizerektorin für Forschungsmanagement und Internationale Kooperationen an der Medizinischen Universität Graz Bereichsleiterin Europäische und Internationale Programme der FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien Fulbright Scholar an der George Washington University und Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC Vorstandsmitglied der Infineon Technologies Austria AG Vorstand für Technik und Innovation der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
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Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy Talk Plenary
12:00 - 13:30 Living with the Machine in the Future Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Cyber Physical Systems Plenary
17:45 - 19:15 Regional Debate Central Eastern Europe Plenary
19:15 - 21:30 Career Lounge Social
19:15 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

28.08.2015

07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 08:30 Bioeconomy Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 Complexity Science Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Session Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Games of InEquality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and Philosophy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different Ways Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from Diversity Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and Mobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED Lighting Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream Breakout
18:00 - 19:30 Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your Company Partner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30 MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology Symposium Plenary
08:30 - 09:30 InEquality: The New Silk Road Plenary
09:50 - 11:15 Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital Modernity Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social