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13: Our Life After the Digital Revolution

Breakout / Working Group
german language

Supported by SAP
For every movement there is an opposite movement. 20 years of digital revolution have not only changed the working environment, but have also had an impact on society. Is the “internet generation” still the measure of all things or is it already becoming outdated? In which ways can the different generations learn from each other? Is it possible to pass on values and experiences in both directions, and if so, how? We invite you to discuss these issues with us.

Chief Executive Officer, VERBUND AG, Vienna
Author and Digital Therapist, Vienna
Physicist, Author and Comedian, Vienna
Chief Operating Officer, SAP Österreich GmbH, Vienna
Careers and Business Editor, KURIER - Telekurier Online Medien GmbH & Co KG, Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang ANZENGRUBER

Chief Executive Officer, VERBUND AG, Vienna

1983-1999 Leading Positions with SGP Simmering Graz Pauker AG, SYSTEC Industrieautomation GmbH, ABB Industrie GmbH, ABB Energie AG and ABB Industrie- & Gebäudesysteme GmbH
1999-2000 Member of the Managing Board, Salzburger Stadtwerke AG
2000-2003 Member of the Managing Board, Salzburg AG
2003-2008 Chief Executive Officer, Palfinger AG
since 2009 Chief Executive Officer, VERBUND AG


Author and Digital Therapist, Vienna

1994-1997 International Cultural and Business Studies, Universität Passau
1994-1998 Stipendiatin, Redakteurin, Passauer Neue Presse, Passau
1998-2001 Creative Director, move communication, München
2001-2007 Creative & Managing Director, holzhuber impaction, Wien
2007-2010 Geschäftsführerin, mamma media Internet GmbH, Wien
seit 2009 Dozentin, MCI Innsbruck
seit 2011 Digital-Therapeutin, Bestseller-Autorin, Rednerin, selbstständig, Wien


Physicist, Author and Comedian, Vienna

since 2005 Leading member of the Sciencebusters,Vienna
2013 Director of the planetarium and the observatoriums of the city of Vienna

Mag. Gerhard ZEINER

Chief Operating Officer, SAP Österreich GmbH, Vienna

 Studium Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Wien
 Als COO ist Gerhard Zeiner für die Bereiche Business Development, Pre-Sales, Value Engineering, Operations, University-/School Alliances Qualitäts-Management und Maintenance Sales verantwortlich. Darüber hinaus fungiert er in der Geschäftsführung als Sponsor für die Themen Innovation und CSR. Er startete seine Berufslaufbahn 1989 bei Hewlett Packard Österreich und war dort zuletzt Head of Sales & Marketing im Services Bereich. Von dort führte ihn sein Weg zur CA Leasing, wo er als Leiter von Marketing, Kommunikation und Personalentwicklung unter anderem für den gesamten Marktauftritt des Unternehmens verantwortlich zeichnete und die Fusion mit der BA Leasing begleitete. Seine Karriere bei SAP Österreich startete Gerhard Zeiner schließlich im November 2000 als Manager für Customer Care. Anfang 2004 kam die Verantwortung für den Bereich Solution Marketing dazu. Seit seiner Verantwortung für den Bereich Marketing & Operations im Juli 2006 ist Gerhard Zeiner auch Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, seit 2007 als COO.

Mag. Sandra BAIERL

Careers and Business Editor, KURIER - Telekurier Online Medien GmbH & Co KG, Vienna

1999-2000 Studienjahr, University of Ulster, Coleraine
2000 Austria Presse Agentur, Wien
2000-2001 PR-Agentur (Kunden: Nokia, La Roche Posay, Emporia Telecom), Wien
2001 Journalistische Ausbildung in der NEWS-Lehrredaktion, Wien
2001-2003 Journalistin, Magazin Woman, Ressorts: Aktuell, Karriere, verantwortlich für die Homepage, NEWS Verlags GmbH, Wien
2003-2006 Journalistin und Chefin vom Dienst, Magazin Gesundheit, verantwortlich für Homepage, Newsletter, Wien
2005-2008 Chefredakteurin, Kundenmagazin Nivea (Auflage: 100.000), Wien
2006 Feature-Stories, Fokus: Frauen- und Karriere-Themen, Wirtschaftsblatt, Wien
seit 2006 Ressortleiterin Karrieren, KURIER, Wien
seit 2009 Ressortleiterin Business, KURIER, Wien

Economic Symposium

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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