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05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and Startups

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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A fresh breeze powered by an innovative mindset – this is what established companies expect when they invest in startups. Joining forces with young enterprises is currently a top global trend. How can both startups and mature companies profit from this partnership? Can established companies adapt to the different mindsets of start-ups or is this a convenient fiction? Which challenges do businesses face independently of their size or age? We invite you to an open discussion and direct interaction with our guests on the podium.

Chief Executive Officer, VERBUND AG, Vienna
Head, i²c - Informatics Innovation Center, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, WHATCHADO GMBH, Vienna
Vice President, Research Partners & Startups, SAP SE, Walldorf
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Celonis GmbH, München
PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna Chair

Vorstandsvorsitzender 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

Univ.-Ass. Mag. Dr. Birgit HOFREITER

Head, i²c - Informatics Innovation Center, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

2006-2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Information Systems, University of Technology Sydney
2005-2009 Senior Research Assistant, Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna
2009-2011 Assistant Professor (appointed), Institute of Information Systems, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
since 2011 Head of Informatics Innovation Center (i²c), Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Bundeskanzler 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.

B.Sc. Ali MAHLODJI

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, WHATCHADO GMBH, Vienna

2002-2006 Graduation with diploma, Software Engineering, SAP, JAVA, MDA, Austria College for IT/Business administration "HTL Spengergasse", Vienna
2005-2005 SAP-Project Assistant, Wien Energie GmbH, Vienna
2005-2006 Project Coordinator for Central East and Europe/MID-Region, Sun Microsystems
2006-2007 Community (Civilian) Service, Flüchtlingsintegrationsdienst DIAKONIE Österreich, Vienna
2006-2008 Student, University of Applied Sciences, Technikum Vienna
2007-2008 IC Technology Consultant, Siemens IT Solutions and Services
2007-2009 Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Information- and Communication Systems and -services, Fachhochschule Technikum Wien
2008-2010 Global Systems Engineer, Sun Microsystems
2010-2012 Project Manager - Web2.0, interactive Media, Social Media Super-Fi
since 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Chief Storyteller, WHATCHADO GmbH, Vienna

Markus NOGA

Vice President, Research Partners & Startups, SAP SE, Walldorf

2000 Start-up "anystream"
2003 Ph.D., Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe
2004-2010 Principal, Management Consultancy, Booz & Company (now: strategy&)
since 2009 Start-up "nogago"
since 2011 Vice-President, Portfolio & New Business; Director, Corporate Strategy Group; Vice-President, Research Partners & Start-ups, SAP, Walldorf

Mag. Corinna MILBORN

PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna

 Studium Politikwissenschaft und Geschichte in Wien, Granada, Guatemala
1998-2002 Pressesprecherin und Globalization Officer beim WWF Österreich
seit 2003 Journalistin und Autorin mit den Schwerpunkten Globalisierung, Menschenrechte, Migration
seit 2003 Politikredakteurin beim Wirtschaftsmagazin Format
2006-2008 Recherchen, Beratung und Aufnahmeleitungen für den Dokumentarfilm "Let's Make Money" von Erwin Wagenhofer
2007-2012 Moderation, Club 2, ORF
2010-2012 Stellvertretende Chefredakteurin, News
seit 2012 Moderatorin, Pro und Contra - Der AustriaNews Talk, PULS 4
seit 2013 Informationsdirektorin, Prosieben Sat1 PULS4
2013-2014 Moderatorin, "Die letzten Zeugen" von Doron Rabinovici und Matthias Hartmann, Burgtheater Wien

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner