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MISSION FUTURE @ Ars Electronica

08.09. | 10:00 - 18:00

Kunstuniversität Linz / K2

The second FutureTour alias MISSION FUTURE @ Ars Electronica will be scrutinizing private-sector early adopters who are already successfully implementing the vision of a sharing economy.

And by no means does this refer solely to projects like Android (Google), Java (Sun Microsystems), Open Moco, Open Design and Open Cola. Established players and traditional corporations are increasingly getting in on this too. For instance, Nike and Apple, who are transforming the iPod into the Running-Coach. Or Red Bull, which has been defining itself as a content provider of late, installing its presence on the world’s craziest playgrounds—the sporty type and the cultural variety too. Sharing is king. Whoever shares, wins. On one hand, the FutureTour is presenting practitioners of the sharing economy from brand-name corporations, especially those like SAP, Vodafone and Austrian Airlines that work together with the Ars Electronica Futurelab. On the other hand, this is a chance to hear from startups that are already giving the big boys a run for their money. Visionaries and creative masterminds will elaborate on the trends of greatest significance for tomorrow and run down the most vibrant and relevant projects and ideas emerging right now. The FutureTour itself is totally committed to the open source principle: the people who take part also give part.

By invitation only.

Morning Session:

Christoph Santner, TheFutureKitchen (founder) and Philippe Souidi, CScout (trend director): 10 trends that will shape our future


Lectures, discussions and breakout sessions with:

Jan Wildeboer, Red Hat / Linux (open source evangelist)

Constantin Gonzalez, Sun Microsystems (ambassador technical systems)

Oswald Schröder, European Patent Office (principal director communication & change)

Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica (managing director)

Horst Hörtner, Ars Electronica Futurelab (director)

Joichi Ito, Neotony (founder), Creative Commons (president)

Marc Lengning, Mini / BMW Group (brand communications)

Lars Hinrichs, Xing (founder and managing director), formally known as OpenBC

Pim Betist, (founder)

Isaac Mao, United Capital Investment Group (partner & vice president), (co-founder)

Elisabeth Stangl, ADC (head of congress and seminar)

John Hormann, futurist, former IBM-visionair

Ama Walton, lawyer & entrepreneur

Kevin Leong, Mo´ Blast (founder)

Georg Zoche, Transnational Republics (founder)

Mathias Holzmann, Sandbox (co-founder)

Stephan Doesinger, Doesinger & Partner (founder)

Rüdiger Wassibauer, Schmiede (co-founder)

Philipp Wassibauer, Schmiede (co-founder), Maptales (founder)

Hubert Lepka, Lawine Torrèn (founder)

Frank Bindel, Deutsche Telekom (head of innovation)

David Sasaki, Global Voices Online (director)

break 13:00 – 14:30

Afternoon Session:

Future Hunting @ Ars Electronica / Linz

Future Slam

Programmänderungen vorbehalten.

Moderation: Christoph Santner

presented by: Innovationsagentur TheFutureKitchen, Trendagentur Cscout und Ars Electronica Linz


All Dates:

08.09. 10:00 - 18:00

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