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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.

Speakers

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 Chair

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

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

Dr. Valerie HÖLLINGER

Chief Executive Officer, BFI Wien, Vienna

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

Dr. LL.M. Johannes KOPF

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

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

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

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

Mag. Sandra BAIERL

Careers and Business Editor, Kurier, Vienna

1996-2000 Studium der Politikwissenschaft, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Wien
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

show timetable

01.09.2015

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:50OpeningPlenary
15:30 - 16:20Understanding Inequality - an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
16:40 - 18:10Inequality of Opportunity - Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
18:10 - 18:30Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 20:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 19:30Rankings and Reality - Austria's Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 22:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
20:30 - 22:00The Entrepreneurial Economy - How to Become a Champion?Plenary
22:00 - 23:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
22:30 - 23:30Young Talents - Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

08:00 - 09:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion - Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
09:00 - 10:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income - Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
09:30 - 10:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
10:10 - 10:30Political Corner2Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly - Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations - Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education - What Has to be Done?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations - What Next?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same - All Different?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System - Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies - Old InequalitiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation - Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: Equality - Location Dependent?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees - Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe - How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Shifting the Perception - Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
21:15 - 22:45Young Talents - Maja Osojnik BandCulture
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" Breakfast - Back to NormalityPartner
09:00 - 10:30Beyond Clichés - China's Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:20How to Grow or Not to Grow - that is the Question!Plenary
12:20 - 12:35ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner