The 2nd Vienna Energy Strategy Dialogue, which took place on 29 November 2019, was entitled “The Impact of Big Data in Energy, Security and Society”. Over 60 leading energy experts from science, business, government and international organizations discussed the impact of big data and artificial intelligence on society and the energy sector, the importance of big data and artificial intelligence for energy system transformation and data security issues.

Opening of the 2nd Vienna Energy Strategy Dialogue

“The Vienna Energy Strategy Dialogue offers a unique platform for the national members of the WEC Austria to engage in a dialogue with international experts concerning hot topics driving the latest and future developments in the energy, technology and security sector,” said Robert Kobau, Secretary General of the WEC Austria.

Daniel Kroos, OSCE Senior Programme Officer on Energy Security said: “Digitalization will shape the future of energy throughout the OSCE region, creating new challenges that we need to address. The OSCE provides an effective platform for dialogue between energy leaders from government, business and academia to develop solutions to these challenges. This the purpose of the Vienna Energy Strategy Dialogue”.

Hossein Hassani, Co-ordinator of Statistics Team at the Data Services Department, OPEC said: “Big data bolsters our capacity to develop and deploy game-changing technologies that contribute to climate change mitigation efforts. Big data holds great promise for alleviating energy poverty and addressing the climate change challenge, two important pillars of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Stephan Unger from Saint Anselm College for the conception and organisation of the event.

We would also like to thank the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for their support as co-organizers.

In particular, we would like to thank the Federation of Industry for the fact that we can hold the event at the Haus der Industrie!

1. December 2019 News, Vienna Strategy Dialogue

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