European Forum Alpbach 2017 with Fabasoft

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From August 16 to September 1, 2017, several hundreds of experts from science, politics, business, culture and civil society will explore the tensions between “Conflict & Cooperation”.

Focus: Artificial intelligence and revolutionary technologies

More and more tasks previously reserved for humans can now be carried out by robots, algorithms and autonomously learning codes. They can handle enormous amounts of data, understand language, recognise individual people and immediately react to their environment. The advance of new technologies and the inescapable digitisation of society are creating unprecedented possibilities while also raising entirely new questions of ethics, business and security technology. At Alpbach, these topics will be examined by international experts. Be a part of it and join the discussion!

Fabasoft at the Economic Symposium “Conflict and Cooperation”

On August 30, various discussions and working groups will be held at Hauptschule Alpbach. At 3 p.m. Helmut Fallmann(link is external), member of the Managing Board of Fabasoft AG, is inviting you to a breakout session on digitisation, business and security:

How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economy

Digitisation is a controversial phenomenon in which network and IT security play an important role. What types of cooperation are required at the European level to ensure IT and network security for the European Union’s digital single market in order to handle digital conflicts?

The panel of renowned international speakers:

Helmut Fallmann

Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG

30 years ago, Helmut Fallmann founded the software group Fabasoft together with Leopold Bauernfeind. Today he is a member of the Managing Board of Fabasoft AG. Fabasoft has developed into a leading European software manufacturer and Cloud provider headquartered in Linz, Austria. The visionary and committed European Helmut Fallmann is particularly dedicated to Europe as a business location. The entrepreneur is convinced that the potential of the European IT business to create added value needs to be used to a much greater extent within the framework of the digital Single Market. Helmut Fallmann is actively involved in the joint establishment of a “Code of Conduct” for European Cloud providers within the Cloud Select Industry Group.

Marc Elsberg

Bestselling author

Marc Elsberg was born in Vienna in 1967. He has been working as a strategy consultant and creative director in advertising in Vienna and Hamburg and has also been a columnist for the Austrian daily paper »Der Standard«. Today he is living and working in Vienna. His international bestsellers BLACKOUT (link is external)and ZERO (link is external) have secured him a place among the masters of science thrillers. Both thrillers were named “Science Book of the Year” in the category “Entertainment” by »bild der wissenschaft«. He has since been invited to many discussions on politics and business.

Philipp Amann

Head of Strategy, EUROPOL EC3 – European Cyber Crime Centre

Philipp Amann is Head of Strategy of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol in Den Haag. Before that he held management positions at OSCE, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the International Criminal Court, amongst others. Amann graduated from the University of Vienna in Computer Science and Economics as well as from University College Dublin where he specialised on Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation.

Christian Folini

Vice President, Swiss Cyber Experts

Christian Folini is a security adviser and the author of the second edition of the ModSecurity Handbook, and has furthermore contributed to the standard rulebook Core Rule Set. He is also holding a doctorate in Medieval History. Amongst other topics, his research studies examine what information security can learn from medieval castle building with regard to effective defence techniques. Folini has been a partner at since 2015.

Don’t confuse trying with doing!

On the evening of August 30, a special treat will conclude Fabasoft’s contribution to the Economic Symposium 2017:

From 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Stanford’s leading design thinker Bernhard Roth will explore notions of radical collaboration and user-centred design as a basis for corporate-wide organisational principles in his key note at Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal. Chaired by Sandra Baierl (Careers and Business Editor, Kurier), he will then discuss with Andreas Bierwirth (Chief Executive Officer T-Mobile Austria), Kay Kratky (President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG), Robert Zadrazil (Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG) and Helmut Fallmann which challenges are keeping top executives awake at night and how a change of beliefs helps tackle organisational challenges.


We are looking forward to interesting, inspiring and conflict-solving days at the European Forum Alpbach 2017!