The “Future of…” series is a forward-looking online event series that explores important trends and current developments in business, law and technology.
Technological trends that will define the next decade are already here. The increasing ability of autonomous systems to learn and act intelligently will continue to transform our everyday lives. The Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence are just some of the developments that are already shaping our future.
Webinar 10th June 2021, 11:00-12:30 CETHost: Roland Marko
Moderator: Andrea GritschWatch the recorded webinar
Richard Gendal Brown
Chief Technology Officer, R3
Confidential Computing and the Reinvention of Privacy
“Isn’t it crazy how technology can protect our personal information as it travels over the internet, but we have to rely on privacy policies that nobody reads to protect the data once it arrives? A novel new technology called Confidential Computing could fix this problem at a stroke.”a Download CV (pdf)
CTO, Microsoft Austria
The privacy-sustainability paradox
“Let’s create a people first world without barriers!”a Download CV (pdf)
Bernhard A. Zimmermann
Partner & Director Business Development, Zühlke Engineering
Is the craving for computing power compatible with sustainability?
"As more and more business models have a digital component, the demand for computing power is constantly growing. What can we do to realize sustainable software solutions in terms of data security, technology, design and infrastructure?"a Download CV (pdf)
Professor, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Is streaming the new flying?
"The share of worldwide electricity consumption for IT systems is currently 200 terawatt hours, about one percent of total global electricity consumption. One of the most worrying models predicts that electricity use by IT could exceed 20% of the global total by the time a child born today reaches her teens. The challenging question is how can we prevent data centres from becoming "factories of the digital age" and a major source of pollution?"a Download CV (pdf)
Independent smart devices: marrying machine learning with IoT
"We thought that connecting our home appliances to the Internet was the next big thing. But what if we disconnect them?"a Download CV (pdf)
Senior Associate, Wolf Theiss
Machine learning is bringing law to the edgea Download CV (pdf)
Legal Director, Endava
Challenges with the newly proposed EU AI Regulation
"AI is already present in all areas of our digital life. What will the new EU AI Regulation bring with respect to protection of our fundamental rights? Are we ready for it, and what we can expect from it in the future?"a Download CV (pdf)
Partner, Wolf Theiss
AI pushing the boundaries of law in practice: the healthcare sector
"Some drawbacks are already visible, but the solutions are not obvious."a Download CV (pdf)
Co-Founder / Business Application Specialist #TheNewITGirls / Microsoft
Is the future of computing female?
"Malala "Jusaftsai", the Pakistani activist for female education and youngest Nobel Prize laureate once said: “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” Be that voice for others, whether you are a man or a woman, old or young, already successful or just starting your career. Speak up for others, speak about the success of others when they are not in the room, make others shine and their light will shine back on you."a Download CV (pdf)
Europe on the edge: Will we become a digital colony of the USA or China?
“It is important for the future of Europe that we are able to stand on our own digital feet.”a Download CV (pdf)
Lucas Johannes Winter
Managing Director, CONTAKT GmbH
The power of data: when digitizing construction disrupts global multi-billion euro businesses
"There is no such thing as industry boundaries in a digital world. Winner-takesall dynamics make the second best the first loser."a Download CV (pdf)
CEO, RISC Software GmbH / Johannes Kepler University Linz
The trustworthiness of autonomous systems
"In order to evaluate the trustworthiness of autonomous systems, we have to use the same mathematics that we use for creating these systems in the first place."a Download CV (pdf)