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11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast follower

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Iginio-Rogger-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
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Adapting and constantly evolving an organisation is critical for its long-term resilience. Nowadays, the speed of change is increasing drastically due to digitalisation. Is it important to lead this transformation or is a ‘fast follower’ approach sufficient? How do businesses, politics and science encounter the digital age?

Chief Executive Officer, RHI Magnesita, Vienna
Global Leader, McKinsey Analytics, McKinsey & Company, London
Austrian Federal Minister of Finance, Vienna
General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
Editor, ORF Eco, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

MBA Stefan BORGAS

Chief Executive Officer, RHI Magnesita, Vienna

Graduation in Business Administration, University Saarbrücken MBA, University of St. Gallen-HSG Marketing, Sales and Logistics, Qualitiy Management, BASF Group, Ludwigshafen Various leadership positions, BASF Group, Ludwigshafen Chief Executive Officer, Lonza Group, Basel President and Chief Executive Officer, Israel Chemicals Ltd., Tel Aviv
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2012-2016
 Since 2017 Chief Executive Officer, RHI Magnesita, Vienna

Array Nicolaus HENKE

Global Leader, McKinsey Analytics, McKinsey & Company, London

 Nicolaus Henke, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, advises leading companies on improving decision making and performance through advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and end-to-end data enabled transformations.
 
 He is global leader of McKinsey Analytics, with more than 2000 analysts and translators and Chairman of QuantumBlack, a company operating at the intersection of strategy, technology and design, acquired by McKinsey in 2015. He is also a member of McKinsey's global Board, the Shareholders Council and a founding member of the Board of the Innovative Healthcare Delivery at Duke Medicine. He serves on the Dean's Advisory Council, Harvard Kennedy School.
 
 Nicolaus frequently speaks on big data, analytics and healthcare topics at global fora such as the World Economic Forum and Forbes.
 
 He graduated with distinction with a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Business from the University of Münster and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Dr. Hartwig LÖGER

Austrian Federal Minister of Finance, Vienna

Bundesheer inkl. Offiziersanwärterausbildung und Pilotenaufnahmeprüfung Kundenbetreuer, AON Jauch & Hübener Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Graz Versicherungswirtschaft, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Verkaufsleiter, Allianz Versicherung AG, Graz Assistent der Geschäftsleitung, Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG, Graz Leiter Vertrieb, Stammorganisation Donau Versicherung AG, Wien Internationaler Managementlehrgang (IMEA), Universität St. Gallen Geschäftsführer, UNIQA International Versicherungs-Holding GmbH, Wien Leiter Exklusivvertrieb Konzern UNIQA Versicherungen AG, Wien
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 Seit 2017 Bundesminister für Finanzen

Dr. Dorothee RITZ

General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna

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

Editor, ORF Eco, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

 Katinka Nowotny is an engaged and enthusiastic TV journalist based in Vienna, Austria. She has worked for two decades for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, reporting and producing documentaries for the foreign news magazine "Weltjournal". Currently she is working for the economics program "Eco". She also regularly produces English-language reports on Austria for CNN "World View".
 
 Katinka grew up in Cairo, New York and Vienna. In her professional career, she has repeatedly reported from crisis zones: North Korea, Sarajevo during the Balkan wars, the war in Kosovo, Ground Zero, the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, and from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She now specializes in reports on the current economic stories, successful Austrian companies, innovative ideas and personal finance.
 
 Katinka studied economics and sociology at the University of Vienna and then received a master`s degree in journalism at New York University. She has worked for ABC News and the German TV network ZDF. Since 1991, she produces and reports for various news magazines at ORF. She has received numerous prizes and awards in Austria and abroad. In 2005, Katinka became started as one of the first women to do her own camera work for her television reports. "The most important point in my job is to show a lot of respect to the people I encounter and to listen carefully to every nuance of their story", she says.
 Katinka is married to a newspaper journalist and has two children. She loves rowing and mountaineering in her free time.

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