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The Alpbach Debate: the future of data economy


In the economy of the future, people-related data is a commodity. Already today, data are valuable assets and the basis for new market models. Trends indicate that data economies tend towards monopolies. Are today’s data giants tomorrow’s menaces? Proponents and opponents of the motion “data giants have to be regulated” face each other in a controversial debate. At the end, you decide which side has argued more convincingly.

Economic Symposium

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14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30"I have a dream": I dream of a diverse and resilient EuropePlenary
16:00 - 17:45The Alpbach Debate: the future of data economyPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Innovation 101: the "diversity" factorPlenary


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: The 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: Gamemakers instead of 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 thirve than survivePlenary
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial


09:00 - 10:30New mobility: electric, shared or autonomous?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Shock resistance: downfall, intervention, resurection?Plenary