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07: Changing values – relentless technology change

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Global competition and rapid technological advances will profoundly continue to change the nature and content of work in the workplace in the coming decade. These shifts are creating new paradigms, which differ significantly from the core values that have been crucial to the success and survival of the business enterprise for decades. The new economic age is challenging in many ways the traditional values such as pension and other social systems, but it is also providing us with new opportunities. The capacity to anticipate these opportunities and manage them in a timely and acceptable way is one of the key success factors for competitiveness and wealth creation of companies and economies as a whole. The new economy will require new paradigms in how we educate, train, and develop the workforce. In this brave new world, it will increasingly become important to re-consider outsourcing business strategy to poor countries and to achieve a balance between work and private life. More importantly, there will be a need for a workforce that will accept the relentless change and challenge with passion and enthusiasm and will turn them into opportunity for success.

Speakers

Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne
Head of Consulting, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, Wien
Nobel Prize Winner 2006; Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York
Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth, Washington, DC; Member of the Board of Directors, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Senior Vice President - Europe Enterprise Solutions, Wipro, Bangalore
President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna Chair

Dr. Peter JUNGEN

Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne

  Chairman, Owner, Founder, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
  Started his career with Otto Wolff Gruppe
1986-2004 Co-Chairman of the Saudi-German Businessmens Dialogue
1987 CEO, steered its restructuring back to profitability, Strabag AG, Cologne
  Co-Founder and Investor in more than 60 start-ups in Europe and in the USA, including Idealo Internet GmbH
  Partner, Halo Fund, Palo Alto
1991 Founder of Peter Jungen Hlolding GmbH, Cologne
  Co-Founder, President, European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
  Co-Founder, President, International Angelinvestors.org, Palo Alto
  Co-Founder, President, European Enterprise Institute (EEI)
  Vice Chairman, German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association (VDMA)
  Chairman, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, New York
  President of the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Union of the EPP (SME-Union), Brussels
2001-2004 Founding President of Business Angals Deutschland (BAND)

Mag. Helmut KERN

Head of Consulting, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, Wien

1990 Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, spez. BWL Controlling und Rechnungswesen, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1994 Staatlich geprüfter Unternehmensberater, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
1996 Managing Director, Austria, Deloitte Consulting
seit 2003 Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Beyond Consulting GmbH (vormals Deloitte Consulting GmbH), zuvor Global Partner, Deloitte Consulting, Managing Director Österreich
seit 2006 Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Beyond Holding GmbH
seit 2010 Head of Consulting, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers Österreich, Wien

Edmund PHELPS

Nobel Prize Winner 2006; Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York

1955 Amhers College, B.A.
1959 Yale University, PhD.
1971-1982 Professor of Economics, Columbia University
1978-1979 Professor of Economics, New York University
1992-1993 Resident Consultant, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London
since 1982 McVickar Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University

Dr. Richard W. RAHN

Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth, Washington, DC; Member of the Board of Directors, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

 Richard W. Rahn currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the European Center for Economic Growth, a Visiting Fellow of the Heritage Foundation, and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He writes a weekly economic column for The Washington Times which appears in many other newspapers around the world. Previously, Dr. Rahn served as Vice President and Chief Economist of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. He has written hundreds of articles for leading newspapers and has contributed to numerous books and professional journals, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Growth. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on economic issues more than seventy-five times, and is a frequent commentator on radio and TV. He holds Ph.D. in Business Economics from Columbia University.

Kees TEN NIJENHUIS

Senior Vice President - Europe Enterprise Solutions, Wipro, Bangalore

 Mr. Kees Ten Nijenhuis has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Economics from Groningen University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. He has over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector and is in his 5th year in Wipro Technologies. Mr. Ten Nijenhuis held international executive and senior positions with James Martin Associates, Texas Instruments, Dendrite and Siebel Systems. Previous responsibilities include international operations management, business development and executive management. He leads the Wipro Technologies European Operations carrying responsibility for Enterprise Sales. Mr. Ten Nijenhuis is also responsible for the HR and recruitment, finance and administration, infrastructure and marketing functions.
 Mr. Kees Ten Nijenhuis is associated to the Tanaka Business School at the London School of Economics, as an adjunct Professor.

Mag. Dr. Barbara KOLM

President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna

1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Service Economics, University of Innsbruck
since 2000 President, F. August v. Hayek Institute
since 2006 Director, Austrian Economics Center

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2007

14:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
14:15 - 16:15Full employment in Europe: The labour market amid economic legitimacy and ethical demandsPlenary
16:45 - 17:15Facts and figures: The European labour market in the global contextPlenary
17:15 - 18:15Discussion: The European labour market in the global contextPlenary
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial

30.08.2007

09:00 - 10:30Impulses: Magic word flexicurityPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Discussion: Magic word flexicurity. What can an active labour market policy achieve?Plenary
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 01: Qualität im Gesundheitswesen - Jobmotor der Zukunft?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 02: Steuern Steuern Beschäftigung?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 04: Bildung und Lebenslanges LernenBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 05: Arbeit und MobilitätBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 06: Herausforderungen der Arbeitsmärkte in Mittel-/OsteuropaBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 08: Arbeitswelt Tourismus und Freizeitwirtschaft - Ein Ausblick in das Jahr 2020Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 09: Work-Life-Balance: Ziel oder Widerspruch?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 10: Unternehmen als IntegrationsmotorBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 03: Chances and constraints of flexibilisation: Labour time, performance, ageBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 07: Changing values - relentless technology changeBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 11:Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 12: Do safe labour structures impede creativity?Breakout
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria and Tele2Social

31.08.2007

09:00 - 12:45Political perspectivesPlenary
12:45 - 13:00Closing wordsPlenary