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Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating Inequality

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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German and English language

Individual inequalities tend only to be tackled expediently and sustainably if profit can be foreseen. What unexpected strengths can be generated by an inclusive business philosophy and how can businesses profit? Are there any outstanding examples?

Founder and Chairman of the Board, Specialist People Foundation, Ballerup
Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna
Chief Risk Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna
Jean Monnet Chair for "Gendered Inequality and Classism in Europe" and Rector, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Europe Co-Director, Ashoka, Vienna

Thorkil SONNE

Founder and Chairman of the Board, Specialist People Foundation, Ballerup

CTO, MigWAY, Copenhagen, DK Chairman, Specialisterne, DK Chairman, Specialist People Foundation
2001-2004
since 2004
since 2009

Dr. Andreas BIERWIRTH

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna

Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG Member of the Board, Austrian Airlines AG
2002-2006
2006-2008
2008-2012

Array Willibald CERNKO

Chief Risk Officer, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

Account Executive, Raiffeisenbank, Obdach-Weißenkirchen Corporate Banking Division, Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Deputy Head, Corporate Banking Division, Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head, Corporate Banking Division, Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head, CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Member, Management Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Member, Management Board, HVB AG, Munich Head, Retail Germany and Austria Division with the Group Title of Executive Vice President, UniCredit, Vienna Country Chairman Austria and Member of the Management Committee with Title of Senior Executive Vice President, UniCredit S.p.A., Milan
1983-1985
1985-1996
1996-1998
1998-2000
2002-2003
2003-2007
2006-2009
2008-2009
since 2009

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Edeltraud HANAPPI-EGGER

Jean Monnet Chair for "Gendered Inequality and Classism in Europe" and Rector, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

Academic Studies, Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Master, Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Guest Researcher, Stockholm University, Stockholm Lecturer, Summer University "informatica feminale", University of Bremen PhD, Technical Sciences, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Guest Researcher, Institute of Computer Science Research, University of Toronto Junior Researcher, "Computer-Supported Decision Systems", Institute of Design & Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Guest Researcher, Work Research Institute, Oslo Assistant Professor, Institute of Design & Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Scholar, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, awarded with the APART-scholarship (Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology) Venia Docendi, Applied Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Associate Professor, Applied Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Guest Researcher, Center of Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld Guest Professor and Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, WU Vienna University for Economics and Business, Vienna Full Professor, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, WU Vienna University for Economics and Business, Vienna Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics, London
1982-1987
1987
1988
1988-1999
1990
1990
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1992
1992-1993
1993-1996
1996
1996
2001
2002-2004
2004
2011

Mag. Christian KERN

Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

 Christian Kern was sworn in as Austria's Federal Chancellor on 17th May 2016. After working as a journalist and in the Austrian Parliament and Federal Chancellery, Mr. Kern launched a career in the energy sector in 1997. At Verbund AG, Austria's largest energy utility, he was appointed to the group's management board in 2007. He then switched to the Austrian Federal Railways Group, where he served as Chairman of the Management Board from 2010 onward. In this capacity, he also became Chairman of the Brussels-based Community of European Railways (CER) in 2014. Under Mr. Kern's leadership, the Austrian Federal Railways investigated the railway operator's role during the Nazi era in a project entitled "Suppressed Years". Mr. Kern was born in Vienna on 4th January 1966, and he graduated from an academic secondary school in Vienna's 11th district (Simmering). He then went on to study sociology, political science and communications at the University of Vienna.

Mag.a Marie RINGLER

Europe Co-Director, Ashoka, Vienna

General Manager, Public Netbase t0 - Institute for New Culture Technologies, Vienna Elected Member, Vienna Federal State Parliament and Vienna City Council (Landtagsabgeordnete und Gemeinderätin), The Greens, Vienna Consultant, National Democratic Institute, Kathmandu Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of St.Gallen Country Director, Ashoka Austria & CEE, Vienna Regional Director Ashoka Central and Eastern Europe
1998-2000
2001-2010
2004
2008-2010
since 2011
since 2012

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:50 Opening Plenary
13:30 - 14:20 Understanding Inequality – an Empirical Assessment Plenary
14:40 - 16:10 Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and Interventions Plenary
16:10 - 16:30 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 20:00 ecoplus Lower-Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:30 InEquality from a Female Perspective Partner
16:30 - 17:30 Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the Test Partner
18:30 - 20:00 The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion? Plenary
20:00 - 21:00 Illuminating Alpbach Social
20:30 - 21:30 Young Talents – Late Night Concert Culture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast Club Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 15th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary? Plenary
07:30 - 08:30 The Throwaway Society Partner
08:10 - 08:30 Political Corner2 Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business Location Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and Startups Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential? Breakout
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & Innovation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic Challenge Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old Inequalities Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating Inequality Plenary
19:15 - 20:45 Young Talents – Maja Osojnik Band Culture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta Night Social

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika Kresch Breakout
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan Shechtman Breakout
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast – Back to Normality Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic Strategies Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question! Plenary
10:20 - 10:35 Closing Plenary
14:45 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner