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EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at .

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

Semantic Web Company (SWC, is an SME based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2001 that offers ICT consulting services & solutions in the fields of semantic information & data management. This includes data-, metadata & master data management, knowledge- and information management systems, linked open data (LOD), search based solutions and social software. Furthermore SWC is software vendor of the self-developed PoolParty Semantic Suite (see: for enterprise-ready solutions in taxonomy management, metadata management and data integration.

Another part of SWCs work is the successful realisation (specification, design, and implementation) of web based information-, data- and knowledge platformsand tools with a long time experience of ~15 years.

SWC serves organisations worldwide from life sciences & health, finance & insurance, education & consultancy, energy & environment and the media industry. SWC acts as a hub of a wide network of industry partners (software industry, end-user organisations), other Networks (W3C, EDF, OKF, Austrian Computer Society) and academic and research partners throughout Europe. SWC has profound expertise in building stable and sustainable Semantic Web applications & solutions from requirements engineering over specification, design & implementation to maintenance and professional services.

The unbelievable Machine Company (*um), located in Berlin and Vienna, is the specialist for Big Data / Data Science, Cloud Services, and Internet Applications. Founded in 2008, *um – with approx.100 employees – is developing precise solutions for individual business challenges of renowned customers such as the German Postal Service (Deutsche Post), Gebr. Heinemann,, Nokia, Deutsche Welle,, and Optivo. The ground¬breaking solutions and services of the company have already garnered many awards. *um was the only European provider named by Gartner as Cool Vendor in the category of "Information Infrastructure and Big Data," and most recently voted "Big Data Leader 2015" by the Experton Group.

In Austria, T-Systems ranks among the five leading ICT-service providers. We deploy our bundled know-how in order to support our customers along their entire value-added chain in all phases of complex system realization: from the infrastructure to the development, implementation and integration up to the operation of the solution itself. The enterprise employs some 600 staff members in Austria and is present at five locations: Vienna, Graz, Linz, Gmuend and Unterpremstaetten. At the T-Center, the Austrian headquarters, one of the most secure and state-of-the-art data centers in Europe is housed – the total surface area of the server environment amounts to roughly 2,000 square meters. The multi-layered failsafe data center boasts the highest certification level “secure” within the Group outside Germany.

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Session Partners

Crate is a distributed data store. Simply install Crate directly on your application servers and make the monolithic centralized database a thing of the past. Crate takes care of synchronization, sharding, scaling, and replication even for mammoth data sets. If a node becomes unavailable, Crate self-heals and rebalances the cluster automatically. is revolutionizing the way you build scalable backends. Instead of nailing together different services to build your backend data store and wondering how to scale when your data grows from millions to billions, Crate's distributed database offers the simplicity and scalability you need from the outset.

Novarion brings the Silicon Valley to Vienna!
This was the motto the company Novarion IT Service GmbH founded on 10 January 2004 was formed around and it has made quite a name in the areas of server and storage systems over time. We produce durable and reliable products based on the latest technological developments, in which we are currently involved. Beyond that, we now conduct basic research for future technological applications.
The result is an outstanding quality of our products and related services, as well as their much higher performance. This provides great satisfaction of our customers, and thus for the company Novarion significant growth.
Novarion currently provides, inter alia, the following unique features:
We offer our customers the worlds largest Built2Order program for server and storage systems. Our products feature with up to 7 years the longest product life cycle. We are capable of delivering Built2Order systems within 5 to 10 business days to the site. The business strategy of Novarion is sustainable, environmentally friendly and integrates their customers as partners in the global logistic and productive process.

Content Partners

The systemic changes currently taking place in today's business landscape demand new technological solutions and will drive new opportunities for innovative companies in the coming years. Against this backdrop, the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) enables the realization of innovative, infrastructure-related solutions by providing the required technologies, methods, and tools today for the infrastructure needs of tomorrow.

Prezi is the presentation platform that helps you connect more powerfully with your audience. Unlike slides, Prezi’s interactive, zoom-able canvas lets you show relationships between the big picture and fine details, putting your ideas in relief. With Prezi, your message is more likely to resonate, motivate, and be remembered. Creative visual storytelling is also the premise behind Prezi’s newly released Nutshell app, which combines animation and photo bursts to generate short, cinematic narratives. Founded in 2009, and with offices in San Francisco and Budapest, Prezi now cultivates a community of over 50 million users and over 160 million prezis around the world. Investors include Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and TED conferences. For more information, please visit

Founded in 2009, Runtastic has rapidly grown into an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness. In October 2013, the Axel Springer AG acquired a 50.1 percent stake in Runtastic GmbH. With more than 110 million downloads worldwide and 50 million registered users on, Runtastic’s mobile applications sync directly with proprietary hardware to track distance, speed, pace, time, heart rate, calorie consumption and route traveled (via maps) when running, biking or engaging in other exercise activities. The results can then be viewed directly within the app, via Runtastic GPS devices or on where users can view their online training log, get detailed data analysis and compare with others. Whether you are a novice or an athlete, Runtastic makes exercise easy and fun.
Runtastic is available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. accommodates visitors in 12 languages and the flagship Runtastic app is available in 16 languages.
Additional information can be found on, or you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube (Runtastic Fitness Channel).

Communication Partner

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For more than 30 years, we have actively supported the development of Vienna as a business location. As the first contact point for national and international companies, we offer financial support, real estate and consulting.

Our goal is to strengthen Viennese companies and their innovative activities as well as the sustainable modernization of the business location, in order to expand its international competitiveness.

Media Partners

COMPUTERWELT is Austria's leading IT magazine for the IT and telecommunications industries. With a weekly circulation of more than 18,000 copies, the magazine reaches around 80,000 readers. COMPUTERWELT targets decision makers for whom IT and telecommunication are of strategic and business-critical importance. In addition to the printed editions, COMPUTERWELT is available online, at, where you can find the latest ICT news, as well as detailed background information on current ICT topics.

CIO GUIDE is Austria's only management magazine for IT executives, which focuses entirely on CIOs, their role, and their strategic challenges in information management. Twice a year, CIO GUIDE approaches new topics and hype from different – and critical – angles, and provides strategies, solutions, and best practices to handle them. These are presented by experts, providers, and most importantly, by CIOs themselves. From 2013 on, CIO GUIDE has also been targeting the Swiss IT executive market, and in addition to the high-quality print magazine, CIO Guide also has an online presence called IT ZINE.

Official Carrier

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Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 43 destinations. Thanks to its favorable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group has been bundled at its 100% subsidiary Tyrolean Airways since 1st July, 2012.

About IDC

IDC leads the ICT innovation discussion through events, research, and consulting. For five decades it has been giving ICT and business professionals data and insights for making strategic and practical decisions. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

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