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InEquality: The New Silk Road

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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in englischer Sprache

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 Chair

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

1973 Ph.D, Control Engineering, University of Warwick
1974-1977 Computer and Systems Technologist, Shell Eastern Petroleum Company, Singapore; Computer and Systems Technologist, Shell International Petroleum Company, Netherlands
since 1977 Vice-Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore
1991-1999 Deputy Chairman, National Science & Technology Board
1994-2000 Deputy Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore
2001-2003 Executive Deputy Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
2001-2009 Founding Chairman, IPOS - Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
since 2004 Executive Director, Institute for Engineering Leadership, and Head, Division of Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, National Science & Technology Board

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

2005 Founding Partner, Atelier TeamMinus
since 2007 Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
2012 Professor of Practice, School of Architecture, Syracuse University
since 2013 Editor-in-Chief, World Architecture Magazine Publications
since 2014 Director, Planning and Technology Department, Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee

DI Dr. MBA Sabine HERLITSCHKA

Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

1990 Forscherin, Dissertantin und Post Doctoral Research bei Immuno AG
1996 Referatsleiterin und stv. Direktorin des BIT-Büros für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
2003 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
2006 Bereichsleiterin Europäische und Internationale Programme der FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien
2010 Fulbright Scholar an der George Washington University und Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC
2011 Vorstandsmitglied der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
seit 2012 Vorstand für Technik und Innovation der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
seit 2014 Vorstandsvorsitzende der Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial

28.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner

29.08.2015

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