Markus Raffer is CEO of Tec-Innovation GmbH, an innovative Austrian technology start up, which develops an intelligent shoe for obstacle detection. He graduated a commercial academy and at the age of 23 he completed his study in laws. Next to his responsibility for Business Development, Sales and Investor Relations, he also significantly takes part in research and development through his severe visual impairment. Markus lives in Carinthia (Austria) and in his free time he likes to do skiing and hiking.
In summary, the seminar is about the mobility of visually impaired and blind people. Because the speaker himself is almost blind, he wants to show to the audience how he and many other blind people move in their daily lives today, and what great opportunities the technology of the 21st century offers. In this context will be showed what the problems are, what the risks are and what people can do or better don’t do to help. Especially the seminar wants to give an insight to seeing people how blind people go their ways and for the blinds in the room it should bring new suggestions and a look into the future.
Public Theatre 3, 11:00 - 11:30, Wednesday 25th.