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08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciences

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Paul-Flora-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

How can businesses remain successful and competitive in a rapidly changing world? What part do specialisation and diversification play? And what are the contributions of internationalisation to becoming more resilient as a company? What are the insights from the world of natural sciences to help businesses to achieve excellency?

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna
Head, Institute of Medical Genetics; Director, Centre of Pathobiochemistry and Genetics, Medical University of Vienna
Executive Vice President Finance, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna
Chief Financial Officer, Heinzel Holding GmbH, Vienna
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Mag. Helmut BERNKOPF

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business Manager, Corporate Finance, Bank Austria AG Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A., Bucharest Deputy Chief Executive Officer, HVB Bank Romania S.A. (previously Bank Austria Creditanstalt), Bucharest General Manager, Head of CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Deputy Chairman, UniCredit Bank, Russia (previously International Moscow Bank); Acting Chairman of the Management Board Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG Global Head of Private Banking UniCredit S.p.A., Senior Executive Vice President, Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
1987-1994
1994-1997
1997-2000
2000-2001
2001-2004
2005-2006
2007-2008
  Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group
2008-2011
2011-2012
  Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking
2013-2016

Mag. Dr. Markus HENGSTSCHLÄGER

Head, Institute of Medical Genetics; Director, Centre of Pathobiochemistry and Genetics, Medical University of Vienna

Studium Genetik, Diplomarbeit am Children Cancer Research Institute St. Anna Kinderspital, Sponsion zum Magister der Genetik (Auszeichnung, Studienverkürzung) Dissertation als Universitätsassistent am Vienna Biocenter, Promotion zum Doktor der Genetik (Auszeichnung) Postdoc an der Yale University, USA Universitätsassistent Universität Wien Habilitation außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor Ausbildungsabschluss: Fachhumangenetiker Berufung (internationales Berufungsverfahren) zum Universitätsprofessor für Medizinische Genetik an der Medizinischen Universität Wien Moderator der Medizin- und Wissenschaftssendung "Radiodoktor", ORF, Ö1 Radio Leiter der Abteilung Genetik, Institut für Kinderwunsch, Lainzerstraße, Wien Leiter der Abteilung für Medizinische Genetik, Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Medizinische Universität Wien Vorstand des Instituts für Medizinische Genetik, Medizinische Universität Wien
1986-1990
1990-1992
1993-1994
1995
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2004
2004
seit 2004
seit 2005
2005-2009
seit 2009
 - Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgebiete: Erforschung der humangenetischen Erkrankung Tuberöse Sklerose; Stammzellen aus dem humanen Fruchtwasser; Deregulation von Zelldifferenzierungsprozessen bei humangenetischen Erkrankungen; pränatale und postnatale genetische Routinediagnostik; Genetik in der Reproduktionsmedizin; Bioethik (Schwerpunkt medizinische Genetik und Stammzellforschung).
 - Alleinverantwortliche Verfassung und Leitung der Durchführung einer Vielzahl von Drittmittel-Projekten gefördert durch z.B. Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), Marie Curie Research Network (Forschungsförderung der Europäischen Union), Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr, Herzfeldersche Familienstiftung, Komission Onkologie der
 Wiener Medizinischen Fakultät, Anton-Dreher-Gedächtnisstiftung, Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien.

Dr. Ulrike KLEMM-PÖTTINGER

Executive Vice President Finance, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna

Doctor's degree in law, University of Vienna Audit firm (now Ernst & Young) Consumer industry Finance Telecommunication industry: various functions in business development and finance, from the start-up "max.mobil" to a group company of Deutsche Telekom
1985
1987-1991
1992-1995
1996-2005
 Since 2015 Executive Vice President Finance and Member of the Global Leadership Team, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna

Mag. Barbara POTISK-EIBENSTEINER

Chief Financial Officer, Heinzel Holding GmbH, Vienna

Abschluss Studium, Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Karl Franzens Universität Graz Trainee Programm, Creditanstalt AG, Wien Investment Banker, Creditanstalt AG, Wien EFFAS Diplom, Certified European Financial Analysit, Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Group Treasurer, Böhler-Uddeholm AG, Wien Certified International Controller, Österreichisches Controller-Institut Head of Finance & Investors Relations, RHI AG, Wien
1991
1991-1992
1992-1995
1995
1995-2007
2003
2007-2012

Dr. Martina SALOMON

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Promotion Dr. phil., Universität Salzburg Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, Wiener Redaktion der "Tiroler Tageszeitung" Innenpolitik-Redakteurin "Der Standard" Ressortleiterin Innenpolitik "Die Presse"
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1983-1988
1989-2004
2004-2010

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