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04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Artificial intelligence is supposed to help us make more out of the 24 hours we are allotted each day. Our new mechanised colleagues revolutionise countless sectors already. Increasingly, machines are also advancing into our daily lives. Is there space left for the human being?

Speakers

Director, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
Country Managing Director, Accenture Austria, Vienna
PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna Chair

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Christoph KLEIN

Director, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

1983-1987 Assistententätigkeit, Universität Salzburg; Post Graduate und Forschungsprojekt, Universität Stockholm; Gerichtspraxis
1987-1997 Referent, Abteilung Sozialpolitik und Organisationsentwicklung, AK - Arbeiterkammer, Wien
1998-2002 Abteilungsleiter-Stv. der Abteilung Sozialpolitik
2003-2009 Bereichsleiter, Soziales und Mitglied, Managementteams, AK - Arbeiterkammer, Wien
seit 2009 Generaldirektor-Stv. im Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger

Mag. Jörg LEICHTFRIED

Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1987-1994 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Graz
1995-1999 Arbeiterkammer Steiermark, Rechtsreferent
1998-2004 Stadtgemeinde Bruck an der Mur, Fachbereichsleiter Bürgerservice
1994-2000 Stellvertretender Landesvorsitzender JG Steiermark
1999 Nationalratskandidat der JG Steiermark
2000-2002 Bundesvorsitzender der JG Österreich
seit 2000 Stellvertretender Landesparteivorsitzender der SPÖ Steiermark
2004 Wahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament
2009 Wiederwahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament
2009 Wahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation im Europäischen Parlament
2014 Wiederwahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation & Stellvertretender Vorsitzender der S&D Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament
2015-2016 Landesrat in der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung
seit 2016 Bundesminister für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie

Dr. Dorothee RITZ

General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna

1987-1990 Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung
1987-1994 Studies, Law, University Munich
1990 Journalist, Gruner + Jahr, Madrid
1994-1995 LL.M., Master in European Community Law, University of London
1995 Trainee, Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh
1996-1997 Business Manager, VP AOL and Bertelsmann New Media, AOL Bertelsmann Online Europa GmbH and BAG New Media, Hamburg
1996-1998 Promotion in European Online Law (Dr. jur.), University Würzburg
1998 -2000 Director Business Affairs and Member, Executive Board AOL Australia, AOL Bertelsmann, Online Services, Sydney
2000-2003 Executive Vice President Bertelsmann Capital, Strategic Alliances & Marketing and Board Member Bertelmann Capital Division, Bertelsmann AG, Munich, London
2003-2004 Founding Member of the German Xchanging Business, Xchanging GmbH, Frankfurt
2004-2008 Director MSN and General Manager, Online Services Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich
2008-2011 General Manager Deutschland, Consumer & Online and Member, Executive Board Microsoft GmbH, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich
2012-2015 Senior Director Business Strategy, Microsoft International
since 2015 General Manager, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Vienna

Mag. Michael ZETTEL

Country Managing Director, Accenture Austria, Vienna

1994-1999 Master, Business Administration and Computer Sciences, Technische Universität Wien
1998-1999 Computer Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
2000-2009 Senior Manager, Accenture
2009-2010 Head of Project Management, Austria Wirtschaftsservice
2010-2011 Managing Director, Camadeus Film Technologies
since 2011 Managing Director - Health & Public Services, Accenture, Vienna
since 2016 Country Managing Director, Accenture, Vienna

Mag. Corinna MILBORN

PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna

 Studium Politikwissenschaft und Geschichte in Wien, Granada, Guatemala
1995-1996 Menschenrechtsbeobachterin in Guatemala
1998-2002 Pressesprecherin und Globalization Officer beim WWF Österreich
seit 2003 Journalistin und Autorin mit den Schwerpunkten Globalisierung, Menschenrechte, Migration
seit 2003 Politikredakteurin beim Wirtschaftsmagazin Format
2006-2008 Recherchen, Beratung und Aufnahmeleitungen für den Dokumentarfilm "Let's Make Money" von Erwin Wagenhofer
2007-2012 Moderation, Club 2, ORF
2010-2012 Stellvertretende Chefredakteurin, News
seit 2012 Moderatorin, Pro und Contra - Der AustriaNews Talk, PULS 4
seit 2013 Informationsdirektorin, Prosieben Sat1 PULS4
2013-2014 Moderatorin, "Die letzten Zeugen" von Doron Rabinovici und Matthias Hartmann, Burgtheater Wien

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Alex 'Sandy' PentlandPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
16:15 - 17:45Business 2050: Europe's search for the competitive edgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 22:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

08:00 - 09:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 11:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
09:00 - 10:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague - friend or foe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments - curse or blessing?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment - an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: "The power of we": conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: It's the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends - conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn't it be better to break out of the prisoner's dilemma altogether?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Don't confuse trying with doing!Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage - curse or blessing?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Alpbach Hike: resources - from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
10:45 - 11:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
11:45 - 12:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner