More than 700 Austrian and international speakers from the fields of science, politics, business, arts and civil society will explore constructive ways for the 21st century at this year’s European Forum Alpbach, which will take place from August 17 to September 2 under the general motto “New Enlightenment”.
The challenges and possibilities of digitisation are the recurring motto of the programme. Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EU Commission, will debate new opportunities for political participation in the digital age, while Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will speak about digital entrepreneurship. A great number of Austrian and international scientists, digital pioneers and experts will put the emancipatory potential of digitisation in healthcare, education and democracy up for discussion in Alpbach. Be a part of it and join the discussion!
“The economy in search of a new enlightenment” - Fabasoft at the Economic Symposium
On August 31, several discussion panels and working groups will take place at Hauptschule Alpbach. At 11:00 am, Helmut Fallmann, Member of the Managing Board of Fabasoft AG, invites to a breakout session on digitisation, the Single Market and data protection:
The European data economy needs a new enlightenment!
The “Internet of things”, big and open data, mobility and Cloud computing will all be driving factors in future economic development. They all require a united market place in Europe. How can Cloud computing and IT security become game changers when it comes to realising an effective European Digital Single Market?
The panel of renowned international speakers:
- Michal Boni, Member of Parliament, European People's Party Group (Christian Democrats), Europäisches Parlament, Brüssel
- Margot Dor, Director, Strategy Development, ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute, Sophia-Antipolis
- Siim Sikkut, Digital Policy Advisor, Government Office of Estonia, Talinn
Karl Gaulhofer, Journalist, Die Presse, Vienna
Further highlights of ECN16 with Fabasoft
On August 30, 2016 Fabasoft will illuminate the Congress Center Alpbach right at the beginning of the Economic Symposium:
The motto of the opening reception at 9:30 pm at the Europa Foyer of CCA is “Illuminating Alpbach”. All ECN16 participants are highly welcome to this social event.
Digital entrepreneurship in Europe
On September 1, a special treat will be presented at the Economic Symposium 2016:
Between 9:00 am and 10:30 am, Günther H. Oettinger (EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society), Andreas Bierwirth (CEO T-Mobile Austria) and Ida Tin (Founder and CEO of Clue) together with Helmut Fallmann will talk about “Digital entrepreneurship in Europe” at the Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal. In view of the rapidly gaining relevance of new technologies on the European market, the panelists will try to answer questions such as
- Is the Digital Single Market the universal remedy?
- How can we compete in the transition to the digital era?
- Should we rethink our strategies for digital entrepreneurship?
Full details on the programme, participation fees and registration are available at the official web site of the European Forum Alpbach www.alpbach.org.
We are looking forward to interesting, inspiring and exciting days at the European Forum Alpbach 2016!