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15: New Technologies – Old Inequalities

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

The digital gap as an economic brake for Austria: “The New World of Work” stands for mobility, social networking, high individual responsibility and flexibility in professional life. This is made possible through the increasing digitalisation, which is not necessarily profitable for all: just in Austria for example, the digital gap affects a mere 20% of the population. People with a low income, a low level of education and/or a migration background are particularly disadvantaged. What do we need in the long term in order to overcome this digital gulf in our society? In an interdisciplinary breakout session, leading representatives from the economy, politics and society discuss a range of measures.

Chief Financial Officer, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Member of the Executive Board and Director, Enterprise & Partner Group, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, BFI Wien, Vienna
Member of the Executive Board, AMS - Public Employment Service Austria, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Careers and Business Editor, Kurier, Vienna

Mag. Richard GRASL

Chief Financial Officer, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

 Richard Grasl, geboren 1973 in St. Pölten, studierte Handels und Betriebswirtschaft in Wien mit Schwerpunkt Unternehmensführung und war parallel als Redakteur sowie ab 1998 als Fernsehmoderator und Chef vom Dienst beim ORF Niederösterreich tätig. 1999 wechselte er in die Redaktion der Zeit im Bild 2, wo er die Stv. Leitung des Innenpolitik Ressorts innehatte. Ab 2002 war er Chefredakteur des ORF NÖ und für alle Nachrichtensendungen des Landesstudios zuständig. Seit 2010 ist Richard Grasl Kaufmännischer Direktor des ORF. Er wurde im September 2011 für weitere 5 Jahre in seiner Funktion bestätigt und vertritt in Abwesenheit den Generaldirektor.

MBA Peter HERMANN

Member of the Executive Board and Director, Enterprise & Partner Group, Microsoft Austria, Vienna

Owner and Manager, Aquarius Rex Tauchsport GmbH, Vienna Consultant, Suunto GmbH Business Development, American Nitrox Divers International Key-Account-Manager, Unilog Integrata GmbH Key-Account-Manager and Business Development, Infrastructure and Security, Osiatis Computer Service GmbH Key Account Manager EPG, Microsoft Austria, Vienna Sales Manager Public Sector Government, Microsoft Austria, Vienna Director, Public Sector, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
 Mechanical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
 MBA, Economics, Open University, Milton Keynes
1990-1999
1999-2001
1999-2001
2001-2003
2004
2005-2006
2006-2010
2010-2013

Dr. Valerie HÖLLINGER

Chief Executive Officer, BFI Wien, Vienna

Conference Manager, ARS - Akademie für Recht & Steuern, Wien Leitung Marketing, KremEzzat Getränkeproduktions GmbH, Wien Projektmanagement, Telekom Austria AG, Wien Strategy & Business Development, Telekom Austria AG, Wien Sabbatical, Ausbildung Coaching und Kinesiologie Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung; Leitung Marketing & PR, Anecon Software Design und Beratungs GmbH, Wien
1999-2000
2000-2002
2002-2004
2004-2005
2006-2007
2007-2011

Dr. LL.M. Johannes KOPF

Member of the Executive Board, AMS - Public Employment Service Austria, Vienna

Referent, Industriellenvereinigung, Schwerpunkt Arbeitsmarkt- und Beschäftigungspolitik, Wien Österreichs Arbeitgeber-Verhandler, sozialer Dialog der EU zu den Themen Leiharbeit und Telearbeit, Brüssel Arbeitsmarktexperte, Kabinett, Wirtschafts- und Arbeitsminister Dr. Martin Bartenstein; Mitglied, Verwaltungsrat, AMS Österreich, Wien
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften
 Europarecht-Postgraduate-Lehrgang, Donau-Universität Krems
1999-2003
2001-2002
2003-2006

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

Chairman, Austrian National Students Union, Vienna University of Economics and Business Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business Managing Director, legend Consulting GmbH Founder and Managing Director, Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying Founder and Managing Director, cumclave Unternehmensberatung Managing Director, Tauern Holding State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
1995-1997
1997-2000
2000-2005
2006-2010
2011-2012
2011-2014
2014-2017

Mag. Sandra BAIERL

Careers and Business Editor, Kurier, Vienna

Studium der Politikwissenschaft, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Wien Studienjahr, University of Ulster, Coleraine Austria Presse Agentur, Wien PR-Agentur (Kunden: Nokia, La Roche Posay, Emporia Telecom), Wien Journalistische Ausbildung in der NEWS-Lehrredaktion, Wien Journalistin, Magazin Woman, Ressorts: Aktuell, Karriere, verantwortlich für die Homepage, NEWS Verlags GmbH, Wien Journalistin und Chefin vom Dienst, Magazin Gesundheit, verantwortlich für Homepage, Newsletter, Wien Chefredakteurin, Kundenmagazin Nivea (Auflage: 100.000), Wien Feature-Stories, Fokus: Frauen- und Karriere-Themen, Wirtschaftsblatt, Wien Ressortleiterin Karrieren, KURIER, Wien
1996-2000
1999-2000
2000
2000-2001
2001
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2003-2006
2005-2008
2006
seit 2006

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 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
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 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
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 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
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 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
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 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
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