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12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal pay

Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Wages are often kept to oneself with discretion. Digital platforms, however, make wage systems more and more see-through and statistics prove that a sense of fair wages is vital for a positive business culture. The Gender Pay Gap is still high (20.1%), though. This session shows how transparent HR processes support an equality of opportunities.


Managing Director, Entrepreneur and Owner, Frauen-Karriere-Index, Vienna
Vice President Corporate Human Resources, AVL List GmbH, Graz
President, HeForShe, Vienna
Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Austria, Vienna
Senior Manager, Deloitte Austria, Vienna Chair


Vice President Corporate Human Resources, AVL List GmbH, Graz

 Studium Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 MBA an der California State University Hayward
1990-1996 Steirische Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft
1996-1997 Projekt bei Oracle, Conti
1997-2002 Geschäftsführer, Europe MPO
2003-2006 Direktor und Geschäftsführer, FH JOANNEUM
seit 2006 Executive Director, Magna International Europe AG

M.Sc. Gerhard WAGNER

President, HeForShe, Vienna

2011-2015 Bachelor of Science, International Business Administration, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2015.2018 Master of Science, Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2016 Foundation of HeForShe Vienna and elected President ever since
 Since 2018 Employee, City of Vienna, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Group for Organisation, Safety and Security, Section Gender Mainstreaming, Vienna
2016-2018 Employee, NPO-Academy

Mag. Maria ZESCH

Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Austria, Vienna

1992-1997 University of Business Administration Vienna
1997-1999 Project Manager New Business. ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Company
1999-2002 Consultant and Manager, A.T. Kearney Consulting, Vienna-Düsseldorf
2003-2005 Vice President Strategy, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna
2005-2008 Executive Vice President Consumer Marketing, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna
2008-2009 Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Croatia, Zagreb
2010-2012 Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna
2012-2013 Maternity leave
2013 Director New Business and Project-Organisation, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna
2014-2015 Senior Vice President Business and Wholesale, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna
since 2015 Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable


10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30"I have a dream": I dream of a diverse and resilient EuropePlenary
16:00 - 17:45Alpbach Debate: The future of data economyPlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 21:30Innovation 101: The "diversity" factorPlenary


08:00 - 09:0018th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Swiss Country Breakfasts: Ricola and LogitechPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexityPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital societyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future - Digitalisation in individual trafficBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership - How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfullyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working lifeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news - How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score.Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification - What businesses can learn from natural sciencesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: The rising of "TECHNIUM": Is it real, fantasy or artificial?Breakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball - Resilience in times of disruptionBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast followerBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal payBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How do today's customers work?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: We don't need no education! Economic education as a business-location factorBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Cyber security - Is resilience a utopia in a digital economy?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation - how much is too much?Breakout
18:15 - 19:45Working in the age of overload - Better thrive than survivePlenary
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:30New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection?Plenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner