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06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

Europe is hesitant when it comes to the implementation of the digital society and above all of a digital economy on the basis of common data-protection. As an IT-location, Europe has fallen far behind the USA and Asia in most areas. What do the political and economic elites of the EU have to do in order to catch up? How can the digital common market be established? How can the use of Big and Open Data as well as Cloud Computing be simplified and encouraged? Should the EU invest in new digital products and mobility services?

Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz
Managing Director, Teramark Technologies GmbH, Zolling and Freising
Senior Innovation Adviser, European Commission, Brussels
Member, European Parliament; Member, European People's Party Group (Christian Democrats), Brussels
Editor in Chief, futurezone, Vienna
Vice President Research, Software AG, Darmstadt

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut FALLMANN

Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz

Master of Computer Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz Co-Founder and member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz Digital Corporation, Digital Linkworks Postgraduate Professional Education: General Management Seminar for Executives, Marketing Program St.Gallen; Leadership-Week Boston; Finance-Week London; Executive School St. Gallen Collaboration, Cloud Select Industry Group on Code of Conduct, Digital Agenda for Europe, A Europe 2020 Initiative Advisory Board Member, IT-Cluster Upper Austria Participant, Political Innovation think tank Re:think Austria, European Forum Alpbach Member, Official Contact of Fabasoft AG in the ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute Management Board Member, Federation of Austrian Industry, Upper Austria
1984-2005
since 1988
1989-1995
2005-2012
since 2013
since 2014
since 2014
since 2016
since 2016

Yvonne HOFSTETTER

Managing Director, Teramark Technologies GmbH, Zolling and Freising

Business Relationship Manager, iXEC Executive Management Systems, Germany Product Manager, EXE Technologies, Inc. Product Manager, Altrilog SAS Branch Office Germany VP Finance & Operations and Product Management, VH Finance Technologies Limited
1999-2001
2001-2004
2004-2005
2005-2009

Robert MADELIN

Senior Innovation Adviser, European Commission, Brussels

British Civil Servant European Commission, Brussels Director General, Health and Consumer Policies, European Commission, Brussels Director General, DG Connect - Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Brussels
 Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
 Magdalen College, Oxford
 Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Paris
since 1979
since 1993
2004-2010
2010-2015

Dr. Viviane REDING

Member, European Parliament; Member, European People's Party Group (Christian Democrats), Brussels

Journalist, Luxemburger Wort President, Luxembourg Union of Journalists Member of Luxembourg Parliament: City councillor, city of Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; President of Cultural Affairs Committee (1992-1999) National president of Christian-Social Women, Luxembourg Vice-president, PCS (Parti Chrétien-Social), Luxembourg Member of the European Parliament: Member of the European Commission with responsibility for education, culture, youth, media and sport Member of the European Commission with responsibility for the information society and media Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship
 Doctor of human sciences, Sorbonne, Paris
1978-1999
1986-1998
  - President of social committee
  - Member of the Office of the Chamber of Deputies
  - Member of the Assembly of Benelux Parliaments
  - Member of the North Atlantic Assembly
1979-1989
1981-1999
1988-1993
1995-1999
  - President of the Petitions Committee (1989-1992)
  - Vice-president of Social Committee (1992-1994)
  - Vice-president of Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs Committee (1997-1999)
  - Head of Luxembourg delegation to EPP
  - Member of EPP group office
1989-1999
1999-2004
2004-2010
2010-2014

Mag. Gerald REISCHL

Editor in Chief, futurezone, Vienna

Freier Journalist Redakteur "Presse" Redakteur "Kurier" Buchautor ("Im Visier der Datenjäger") TV-Hightech-Experte des ORF bei "Willkommen Österreich", dann "Gut Beraten Österreich" und seit 2007 bei "Konkret"
 Studium an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien (Posaune, Konzertfach)
 Studium an der Universität Wien, Publizistik/Kommunikationswissenschaft und Theaterwissenschaft; Abschluss 1992
1985-1990
1990-1992
seit 1992
seit 1998
seit 2002

Harald SCHÖNING

Vice President Research, Software AG, Darmstadt

Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern Doctorate, Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern Software Developer; Architect; Chief Architect, Software AG, Darmstadt Senior Director Architecture, Software AG, Darmstadt Senior Director Research, Software AG, Darmstadt Head of Research, Software AG, Darmstadt Head of Secure Software Development, Software AG, Darmstadt
1987-1993
1992
1993-2006
2007-2010
2010-2011
2011-2015
since 2011

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:50 Opening Plenary
13:30 - 14:20 Understanding Inequality – an Empirical Assessment Plenary
14:40 - 16:10 Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and Interventions Plenary
16:10 - 16:30 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 20:00 ecoplus Lower-Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:30 InEquality from a Female Perspective Partner
16:30 - 17:30 Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the Test Partner
18:30 - 20:00 The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion? Plenary
20:00 - 21:00 Illuminating Alpbach Social
20:30 - 21:30 Young Talents – Late Night Concert Culture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast Club Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 15th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary? Plenary
07:30 - 08:30 The Throwaway Society Partner
08:10 - 08:30 Political Corner2 Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business Location Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and Startups Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential? Breakout
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & Innovation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic Challenge Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old Inequalities Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating Inequality Plenary
19:15 - 20:45 Young Talents – Maja Osojnik Band Culture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta Night Social

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika Kresch Breakout
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan Shechtman Breakout
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast – Back to Normality Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic Strategies Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question! Plenary
10:20 - 10:35 Closing Plenary
14:45 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner