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DRAGON SLAYER - REINVENTED
When we talk about courage, typically very heroic and audacious pictures come to our minds at first. But there are many contexts and plentiful forms of being courageous. Like many everyday challenges, being innovative requires “just the right kinds” of courage – on the levels of both individuals and organizations.
HOW THE FUTURE CAN DRIVE INNOVATION
Innovation entails anticipating and shaping the future.Why is it that most innovations are not so much about the future, but about extrapolating the past and coming up with more of the (almost) same? Taking a closer look at our cognitive capacities reveals that our mind has great difficulties dealing with a future that is highly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (i.e., today's VUCA world). This talk shows how assuming a radically future-oriented perspective will change the game. It is...
USING EXTERNAL FORCES TO ONE'S OWN
What influence does our environment have on us in our daily lives? How can relationships, and generally the people you surround yourself with, change your perspective on the world - with the power to influence you in both good and bad ways? Being aware of these forces and benefits and being able to surrender to and work with them is important in gaining (back) control over your daily life by taking appropriate actions to get closer to your goals or whatever you want/desire for yourself.
WE WILL BE ALL GAME DEVELOPERS
COMING SOON - The gaming industry has always driven innovation and created new technologies and experiences. But especially in recent years, the potential of games and game development tools is becoming more and more relevant to a wide range of industries and fields. But also for us as a society. In this talk, Johanna Pirker discusses the potential of the world of games for different industries, and why there is a game developer in all of us.
THE FIRST RESPONDERS WE'VE FORGOTTEN - UNCOVERING THE CRISIS IN HR
COMING SOON - "A world health crisis, social injustices and economic downturns have been at the height of problems faced by organizations globally over the last 20 months, and HR professionals have been working overtime to see their companies through the fire. But is HR ok?With 93% of Human Resource leaders struggling, it's urgent we bring awareness to the hard work of these first responders and create tribes of support at all levels of our organizations. When we do, we shift our work cultures ...
"I MURI SONO NELLA MENTE" - THE BARRIERS ARE ONLY IN OUR HEAD
Our life literally shapes your brain. Your brain changes both form and function every day in response to your life experiences, emotions, behaviors, and even thoughts. This amazing morphing ability, called neuroplasticity, is both good and bad.However, when it comes to reflection of critical situations, to stress, non-standard times or moments when creativity & fast decision making is required, we are blocked and banned by mental traps and barriers.I always say that the children are the most c...
WILL SPAGHETTI PROTEINS PROVIDE A CURE FOR AGE-RELATED DISEASES
What determines how old we feel and when we die? Is there a way to extend lifespan and to maintain good health as we get older? Damage in cells of our body increase as we get older. This makes our cells less healthy, and causes biological processes to fail. Tobias Madl’s research shows that disordered proteins play key roles in cellular ageing, and are involved in a plethora of age-related diseases. In his research, he is curious to find a connection between these proteins and our eating lifesty...
OUR WORLD IN 2050
“You cannot stop the future. Hence, it would help, if we could have a peek at it”.No individual expert could have predicted the narrow alleys that our world pass through. Pointing us to the fragility of our existence as a species and the frailty of the forecasts that we have built ourselves upon.Though no expert can predict our future accurately, individuals can see snippets of specific domains, through the windows of their experiences, into our eventual destiny. World 50.0 is an attempt to an...
GLOBAL HEALTH AND DATA SHARING
The notion of sharing data during public health emergencies is generally accepted and practiced during times of crisis. Indeed, data sharing is a cornerstone of the COVID-19 pandemic response, informing public health policies and interventions and measuring their effects. However, these crisis experiences provide a strong argument that data sharing should not simply be limited to emergencies or a few high-priority threats. Emergency preparedness for anticipated and novel public health challenges...
3 THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
Since Mary Shelley invented the defibrillator in 1816, thought experiments have been an important driver of technological advancement in medicine. Could it be possible to avoid future pandemics with antivirus software? Can you imagine a more dangerous place in the western world than a hospital? When will we develop medicine with algorithms? Christoph Holz invites his audience to search for solutions in healthcare with humorous thought experiments in the field of tension between digitalization an...
1 April, 2022
MED CAMPUS Graz - Aula
Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6