Electronic based systems involve components and devices driven by micro-and nanoelectronics including embedded software. They are the foundation for digital products and services. EBS functions enable the implementation of applications such as automated driving, the Internet of Things and smart cities and thus constitute the heart of our digitalized society.



Electronic Based Systems have enormous hidden potential to reach sustainable development goals, yet it’s not a beaten path. The EBSCON, therefore, connects impact-driven people of the tech industry, research and science to work together on the best answers to the most relevant questions of today. Building bridges for tomorrow is not another slogan, it is necessary for our future society and sustainable living on our planet.

  • How can EBS technology support society?
  • What can electronics contribute to the fight against the climate crisis?
  • How can we make technology smart, connected, secure AND sustainable?


  • Exclusive venue for 450 participants onsite
  • Interactive live streams for registered online community
  • Main Stage with inspiring keynotes, high-level panels and presentations
  • Interactive Exhibition Area for Silicon Alps Partners
  • Silicon Austria Business and Partner Lounge for cooperations and matchmaking
  • Empowering Startup Program with Stage
  • High display of European strengths
  • F&B, Catering
  • After-Show networking clubbing

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  • Electronic based systems offer major contributions to sustainability and Green Technology
  • Technologies for green are key to a clean and climate-friendly tomorrow.
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  • Cyber Security protect the bridges between real life and the virtual world – they are the guardians of systems and sensitive data.
  • The EBS and tech industry take on the responsibility to make technology trustworthy and secure for everyone.
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  • The secure, smart and sustainable interplay between humans and technologies is a decisive task for EBS.
  • To put the people and the environment at the center is crucial in order to succeed in the green and digital transformation.
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  • No chips, no encryption technology, no Artificial Intelligence: EBS support and maintain the role of AI applications and programs for today and tomorrow.
  • Smart EBS are a key accelerator for the successful digital and green transformation.




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  • 8:30 am

    Doors Open

    Welcome Coffee and Exhibition Opening
  • 9:00 am

    Opening Main Stage

    Opening main stage and seating
  • 9:30 am

    Official Opening Ceremony

    Opening by #EBSCON Host Daniel Cronin
    Welcome notes:
    Silicon Alps (EBSCON organizing committee)
    Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Economic Counsellor of the Styrian Government
    Erhard Juritsch, Chairman of KWF (Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund)


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  • 10:00 am

    OPENING KEYNOTE: How Technology Will Be Guiding Our Future Society, Tristan Horx

    Tristan Horx will present his vision on upcoming megatrends, modes of sustainability, the generation and talent gap and the interplay between technology and society as a whole.
  • 10:30 am

    Deep Dive Talk – Interview with Tristan

    Host Daniel Cronin will deep-dive to the bottom gist of the keynote's key points and get the audience involved
  • 10:50 am

    Video-Break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies


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  • 11:00 am

    TECHTALK 1: SOCIETY 5.0 and how EBS technologies lead to a smart, sustainable and connected societal state of the future

    High-Level Panel with:
    Daniel Cronin (Host)
    Stefan Finkbeiner – Chairman of EPOSS, European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration
    Verena Vescoli – Senior Vice President of R&D, ams AG
    Markus Pistauer – Founder and CEO of CISC Semiconductor / CEO and founder COYERO
    Michael Jerne – Director External Relations NXP Austria, representing the board of members for IPCEI Semiconductor
    Horst Pfluegl – Global Research Program Manager at AVL List GmbH


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  • 12:00 pm


    Tasty bits and juicy drinks providing the energy for strolling the exhibition and preparing for the Business-to-Partner session

B2B-Meeting Sessions

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  • 1:00 pm

    Silicon Austria Lounge Meetings

    B2Match matchmaking sessions supported by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
    Slots for the Silicon Austria Lounge can be booked via B2Match registration for 20min
    EEN will match the tables and numbers

Silicon Success Stories – Lighthouse Session

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  • 1:20 pm

    Silicon Startups for Society: How to make the network work (powered by Startupmark)

    Showcase panel of collaborative success stories between Silicon Alps startups and companies
    – Silent Quo (Roland Pufitsch, Founder) and Cleanroom Technology Austria (Roman Czech, CEO)
    – Flasher (Alexander Rech & Ines Wöckl, Co-Founders) and TIER Mobility (Jakob Orgonyi)
    – Skilltree (Markus Skergeth, Co-Founder)
    – Golem Digital (Johannes Fasching, Founder)


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  • 2:00 pm

    Electronics for Green needs Green Electronics: How to Achieve the Green Transformation with EBS

    High-Level Panel with:
    Daniel Cronin (Host)
    Stefan Berger – Infineon, Vice President of Development Center, Villach
    Christina Hirschl, Silicon Austria Labs, Head of Research Division Sensor Systems
    Hannes Voraberger – AT&S, Director R&D
    Wolfgang Kern – Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL), CTO
    Sara Carniello – K3lab, Founder
    Christian Lechner – FSIGHT, VP Business Development
  • 2:50 pm

    Video-break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies

Artificial Intelligence

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  • 3:00 pm

    Electronic Based Intelligence – how will smart systems and edge AI help to win the sustainability game for our future?

    High-Level Panel hosted by Daniel Cronin with:

    Stefanie Lindstaedt – Know-Center, CEO
    Andreas Sibrai – AIStorm Inc., Vice President
    Johannes Schauer – Sclable Business Solutions, Director Data & AI Transformation, former Chief Data Scientist at BMW
    Andras Montvay – Silicon Austria Labs, Head of Research Unit Edge Computing & Distributed SW Embedded Systems
  • 3:45 pm

    25 min break – Afternoon Snacks

    Healthy and less healthy snacks not only for the sweet teeth

Cyber Security

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  • 4:10 pm

    Electronic Based Security: How to protect our future with electronic based and secure systems?

    High-Level Panel hosted by Daniel Cronin with:

    Heinz Mayer – Joanneum Research, CEO
    Markus Seme – BearingPoint Austria, CEO
    Wolfgang Steinbauer – NXP Semiconductors Austria, CTO
    Stefan Mangard – Head of IAIK at Graz University of Technology, Managing Director of Lamarr Security Research
    Michael Gebetsroither – mgIT, CEO
  • 5:00 pm

    Video-break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies

Building Talents for Tomorrow

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  • 5:10 pm

    Electronic Based Skills – what skills does a bright future need and how do we make young talents go for EBS?

    High-Level Panel hosted by Daniel Cronin with:

    Markus Tomaschitz, Chief HR Officer, AVL
    Martin Neubauer – WIFI, Head of Institute WKO Styria
    Almina Besic – JKU Linz, Diversity and Culutral Expert
    Simon Löwy – Skilltree, Co-Founder

Closing and wrap up Session

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  • 5:50 pm

    Closing Statements and Take Aways

    Summary, Wrap-up & Main Take-Aways
    Daniel Cronin
    Silicon Alps Organization Commitee


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  • 6:00 pm

    Open Networking

    Bar Opening with Snacks and Drinks
    Live Background DJ
    Time to connect


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  • 9:00 pm







Simon Löwy studied Management and Entrepreneurship at the FH WKW and wrote his master thesis about the topic of modern work, in particular empowerment theories of employees in organizations. He is Co-Founder at Skilltree, a software startup founded in 2018 in Graz. The HR-software Skilltree is discovering hidden skills in organizations in order to develop them further as well as apply them in daily business tasks in a new work spirit. Simon regularly speaks at conferences or panels about the topic of “New Work”, a range of concepts that align with the needs of future oriented organizations and their structures and work culture.

Simon Löwy

Co-Founder Skilltree




Horst Pflügl was Head of SW-development at CAMEO and now leads the research programme at the central research departments of ATV ITS.   Furthermore, he coordinated several EU projects and ECSEL projects. He is an active member of the KeySightGroup of the EARPA and in the SRIA Chapter-Team, to define and create future research road maps. 

Horst Pflügl

Department Manager Research Projects AVL List




Dipl.-Íng. Stefan Berger, Head of Development Center Villach and Head DES AMS (Dev.&Meth.), was working in several positions as Development Engineer and Analog Design Engineer and held positions in the ABS-systems field. Furthermore, he was Head of the Analog Mixed Signal Development for SPT9 and Department Head of the ATV MC Villach Team. At EBSCON, he will share ideas on EBS and Green Technology.  

Stefan Berger

Vice President Development Center @Infineon, Villach




Wolfgang Steinbauer holds a Master's degree in electronic engineering from the Technical University in Graz. He started his professional career at Austria Microsystems (AMS) and joined Philips/NXP in 2000. As a system engineer, he started working on modelling and definition of RF design requirements. As lead of development teams developing security products for Banking, E-Government, Infrastructure and Automatic Fare Collection, he is responsible for product definition, project execution and product quality. Since 2013, he is the Head of Crypto and Security team, leading the NXP security related activities.  Since 2021, he is CTO of NXP Austria.  He is also part time teacher at the FH Joanneum on different security related topics.   

Wolfgang Steinbauer

Vice President, CTO NXP Austria GmbH & Ko KG, Head of Competence Center Crypto & Security

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