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04: Touch the Future – Security and Identity in a Digital World

Breakout / Working Group
german language

Supported by the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria and the Austrian State Printing House
In the digital world, people use different identities. Avoiding identity abuse is an issue of growing importance, as future-oriented technologies such as bio-engineering, artificial intelligence or optogenetics harbour new opportunities and risks. Based on future scenarios around the topic of “identity in a digital world”, this working group will discuss a strategy for modern ID management. Special attention will be devoted to aspects such as cyber-security, customer-orientation and the protection of fundamental rights, as well as business requirements and new forms of democratic participation.

Vice President Corporate Strategy, IBM Corporation, New York
Landeshauptfrau (Governor), Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
Business Development Director Public Sector, CSC Deutschland Solutions GmbH, Munich
Chief Executive Officer, Austrian State Printing House, Vienna
Head, Group I/B - Security Policy, International Affairs, EU, Public Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, Vienna Chair

Christian KLEZL

Vice President Corporate Strategy, IBM Corporation, New York

Marketing, Nixdorf Computer GesmbH, Vienna Editor, IDG Communications Verlag GesmbH, Vienna Sales and Marketing Manager, Bohmann Druck und Verlag GesmbH, Vienna Sales and Marketing Manager Central- and Eastern Europe, Copam Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna Managing Director, Harvard Marketing Services GmbH, Vienna, Munich and London Manager Marketing & Communications, IBM Central- and Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa, Vienna Director IBM Global Services, IBM Europe, Middle East & Africa, Paris Vice President, IBM Global Services Central- and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Switzerland & Austria, Prague Vice President & Cloud Leader, IBM Europe, Vienna and Zurich

Mag.a Johanna MIKL-LEITNER

Landeshauptfrau (Governor), Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Master studies of Business Education, Vienna University of Economics and Business Trainee at the Federation of Austrian Industries Deputy Head of Signum (Publishing House for Economics and Politics) Marketing Director of the Lower Austrian ÖVP President of the European Forum Wachau Executive Director of the Lower Austrian ÖVP Member of the National Assembly for the ÖVP Country Counsellor for the Federal State of Lower Austria in charge of social affairs, EU's regional policy, labour and family issues Deputy Leader of the ÖVP / Austrian People's Party Vice-President of the Assembly of European Regions Head of the ÖAAB (Employees Association of the ÖVP / Austrian People's Party) Federal Minister of the Interior Deputy Governor, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2011

Ing. Mag. Lukas PRAML

Chief Executive Officer, Austrian State Printing House, Vienna

Secretary-General, Austrian Students Union (ÖH, Bundesvertretung), Vienna Self-employed Consultant and Project manager for strategic marketing and IT-projects, Vienna Finalising International Business Administration, University of Vienna Several positions, Austrian State Printing House, Vienna
since 2003


Head, Group I/B - Security Policy, International Affairs, EU, Public Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, Vienna

Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Graz, Dr.iur. Bundesheer Rechtspraktikant im Sprengel des OLG Graz Hauptlehroffizier und Forscher, Institut für Strategische Forschung an der Landesverteidigungsakademie Unmittelbare Zuarbeit für den Bundesminister für Landesverteidigung im sicherheitspolitischen/internationalen Bereich Beauftragter Hauptreferatsleiter für Internationales Recht und Internationale Beziehungen Verhandler des Bundesministeriums für Landesverteidigung für den "Optionenbericht" der Bundesregierung ÖVP-Kommunikationschef und Leiter der Abteilung Presse, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Kommunikation in der ÖVP-Bundespartei Lehrbeauftragter für den Bereich "Politik und Medien" an der Fachhochschule Salzburg
 Weiterbildung, vor allem im Bereich Internationales Recht/Internationale Beziehungen durch Teilnahme an Lehrgängen/Kursen im In- und Ausland, etwa an den Universitäten Wien und Hamburg

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
13:30 - 13:50Political CornerPlenary
14:50 - 16:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy’s RequirementsPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


06:00 - 06:45management club Business Breakfast “Integrationsfall Europa”Partner
06:00 - 06:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
07:00 - 08:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
08:10 - 08:30Political CornerPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the “Network of Responsibility”Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future – Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe – Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria’s Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy – Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
19:30 - 21:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:15 - 08:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
08:45 - 10:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue “Experiences and Values”Partner