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Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
english language

What is Europe’s competitive edge? Europe lies between the digital superpower of North America and the expansive economies of Asia. Economically strong but politically increasingly instable, the question is where do European businesses need to develop to in order to keep their competitive edge towards 2050?

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL - University College London, and Director, IIPP - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, London
Silicon Valley Innovations Advisor, Social Entrepreneur, former Chief Marketing Officer, Apple Inc., former Chief Marketing Officer, HP Inc., San Francisco
Member of the Board, Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg; Chairman, London Taxi Company, Coventry; Chairman, Chemring Plc, Romsey
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BroadbandTV Corp, Vancouver
Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

Ph.D. Mariana MAZZUCATO

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL - University College London, and Director, IIPP - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, London

US Foreign Service Officer Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Associate Director, Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State Senior Director for Russia, US National Security Council staff Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
1984-1998
1998-2001
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2002-2007
2011-2017

Array Satjiv CHAHIL

Silicon Valley Innovations Advisor, Social Entrepreneur, former Chief Marketing Officer, Apple Inc., former Chief Marketing Officer, HP Inc., San Francisco

Bachelor of Commerce, Punjab University, Chandigarh Master of International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona Management Position, IBM - International Business Machines Corporation General Manager, Strategic Business Unit for multilingual workstations, Xerox Positions of Increasing Responsibility, last position held was Member of Executive Management Committee, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, General Manager New Media, Entertainment Industry and Internet Divison, Apple Inc. Chief Marketing Officer, Newbridge Networks and Alcatel Chief Marketing Officer, Palm, Inc. Executive Advisor, BMW Group Chairman and Co-Founder, MDM - Mobile Digital Media / Quickoffice, acquired by Google in 2011 Senior Vice President Global Marketing, HP - Hewlett-Packard Executive Advisor, Sony and San Francisco 49'ers Executive Advisor, Starkey Hearing Technologies
1968-1971
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1979-1988
1988-1997
1999-2000
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2005-2010
2011-2014
since 2013

Array Carl-Peter FORSTER

Member of the Board, Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg; Chairman, London Taxi Company, Coventry; Chairman, Chemring Plc, Romsey

Management Consultant, later Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company BMW AG, various positions, the last one as Vice President responsible for the development of the Medium Class BMW model line Managing Director BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Member of the Board BMW AG, responsible for worldwide manufacturing Adam Opel AG, Managing Director and Vice President of General Motors Europe President and Chief Operation Officer of General Motors Europe President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Europe, Group Vice President of General Motors and Member of GM's Global Automotive Strategy Board Tata Motors Ltd (including JaguarLandRover), Group Chief Executive Officer until 2011, Member of the Board until 2012
 Degrees in Economics and Aeronautical Engineering
 
1982-1986
1986
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2010

Array Shahrzad RAFATI

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BroadbandTV Corp, Vancouver

BSc, Computer Science, University of British columbia Founder, BroadbandTV, Vancouver
2005
since 2005

Array Stephen SACKUR

Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

Bachelor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge Trainee, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Cairo Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Jerusalem Correspondent in Washington, BBC, Washington Europe Correspondent, BBC, Brussels Host, HARDtalk, BBC World News, London
  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1985
1986-1990
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2002-2004
since 2004

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economy Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Ernst Fehr Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 20:00 The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade Plenary

30.08.2017

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

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta Night Social

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30 Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovation Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
08:45 - 09:45 We have learned nothing from the crisis! Plenary
09:45 - 10:30 Conflict and cooperation in the social partnership Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner