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Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexity

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Organisations are vivid organisms in complex and agile playing fields. Management, however, is often stuck in yesterday’s linear patterns of thought and behaviour. Celebrating the 10-year jubilee of the Peter Drucker Forum, we look at how management can build capacity for resilience in organisations of the 21st century.

Founder and President, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna
Author; Columnist for Forbes.com, Washington D.C.
Executive Chairman, Umdasch Group AG, Amstetten
Professor, Innovation Management, Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics Helsinki
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, new&able Management- und Organisationsberatung GmbH, Karlsruhe

Dr. Richard STRAUB

Founder and President, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna

Director, PC Sales IBM Austria Director, PC Unit, IBM Austria Assistant General Manager, PC Marketing, IBM EMEA Regional Director, PC IBM Central Europe and Russia Director, IBM Global Marketing and Sales Institute, Belgium Chief Learning Officer, IBM Global Sales and Distribution Group Director, Learning Solutions, IBM EMEA Associate Director, Corporate Services EFMD Senior Adviser, IBM Global Education Industry Senior Adviser to the Chairman, IBM EMEA
1984-1987
1987-1992
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since 2006
since 2006
since 2006

Array Steve DENNING

Author; Columnist for Forbes.com, Washington D.C.

 Steve Denning is the author of nine books, including his new book, The Age of Agile (AMACOM, 2018). Steve is the former Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank. He writes a column for Forbes.com on leadership, innovation and Agile management. He works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. He also leads the SD Learning Consortium, a group of major private sector firms that are sharing knowledge about the Agile transformation journey.

Dr. Andreas J. LUDWIG

Executive Chairman, Umdasch Group AG, Amstetten

Revisionsassistent, Wiener Treuhand- und Wirtschaftsber.gmbH, Wien Assistent des Finanzvorstandes, Swarovski America Ltd, Rhode Island Vice President Finance, Daniel Swarovski Corp., Feldmeilen Chief Financial Officer und Chief Operating Officer, Zale Corporation (Swarovski Gruppe), Dallas, Texas Chief Executive Officer, Tyrolit Gruppe (Swarovski Gruppe), Schwaz Managing Director, UBS Warburg, London Vorstandsvorsitzender, Zumtobel Gruppe, Dornbirn
1984-1985
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1987-1990
1991-1993
1994-2001
2001-2003
2003-2010
 Seit 2016 Sprecher des Vorstands, Umdasch Group AG, Amstetten

Prof. Liisa VÄLIKANGAS

Professor, Innovation Management, Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics Helsinki

 Professor Liisa Välikangas teaches innovation management at Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. Previously she has been affiliated with Stanford University, London Business School and Keio University in Japan. She has also worked for Strategos, a strategic management consulting firm, and SRI International in California's Silicon Valley. She is known for her publications in strategic renewal and resilience (including The Resilient Organization, McGraw-Hill, 2010 and The Quest for Resilience, Harvard Business Review, 2003) and innovation management (Strategic Innovation, Pearson/Financial Times Press, 2015). She is Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review, a journal focused on China and emerging markets, published by Cambridge University Press. Her current research projects focus on the business and societal implications of digital technologies including blockchain and how to tackle very large problems, i.e., world challenges. Prof. Välikangas has consulted and worked with many small and large companies around the world and served in the board of the Finnish National Innovation Agency, Tekes.

Array Dagmar WOYDE-KOEHLER

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, new&able Management- und Organisationsberatung GmbH, Karlsruhe

 Dagmar Woyde-Koehler is founder and managing partner of the new&able management consultancy. Improvement of decision-making and cooperation through intelligent networking and agile use of organisational intelligence "in business and society" has been one of the key concerns of her work for over twenty years.
 As a long-time top manager she has gained an insider’s intimate knowledge of what makes major corporations tick. For her pioneering work in the introduction of intellectual capital reporting in the EnBW AG, a leading German electricity utility, in 2008 she was made Germany´s "Chief Learning Officer of the Year".
 In collaboration with Gebhard Borck she published the book "Wetten statt Planen" (Make Bets - not Plans), a provocative reassessment of the meaning and purpose of traditional corporate planning.
 Dagmar Woyde-Koehler is a member of the New Club of Paris, the Wertekommission (Initiative for Values-Conscious Leadership), the Forum Gute Führung (Forum for Good Leadership) and the European Leonardo Advisory Board.
 In 2004 she founded the MINDKISS Project, an international and interdisciplinary networking venture, which she has curated and managed ever since.

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 “I have a dream”: I dream of a diverse and resilient Europe Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The future of data economy Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 19:30 Innovation 101: The “diversity” factor Plenary

29.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: logitech Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Europe Breakfast Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: Ricola Plenary
06:30 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain – Diversity: A moral responsibility or a tool to maximise profits Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexity Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score. Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital society Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: The rising of “TECHNIUM”: Is it real, fantasy or artificial? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciences Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news – How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future – Digitalisation in individual traffic Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working life Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership – How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfully Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch reception Social
11:30 - 12:45 WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resilience Partner
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: We don’t need no education! Economic education as a business-location factor Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball – Resilience in times of disruption Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation – how much is too much? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal pay Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast follower Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCs Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Cyber security – Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How to deal with the “new oil”? Breakout
15:30 - 17:30 WU Cryptonight Partner
16:00 - 20:00 Vienna Wednesday society of trade – Alpbach edition: How digital is our work? Partner
16:15 - 17:45 Working in the age of overload – Better thrive than survive Plenary

29.08.-28.08.2018

Magenta Night Social

30.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous? Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection? Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner