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14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?

Breakout / Working Group
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Data is becoming an economic asset, the crude oil of the 21st century. Torn between ease of use and the need for security, the gap between big data and existing protection acts grows wider. How can we make the right decisions today in order to achieve progress?

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna
Member of Government, Executive City Councillor for Finance, Economy and International Affairs, City of Vienna
Attorney at Law, Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG, Vienna; Chief Editor, Datenschutz konkret, Manz'sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung GmbH, Vienna
General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna


Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna

Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG Member of the Board, Austrian Airlines AG

Mag.a Renate BRAUNER

Member of Government, Executive City Councillor for Finance, Economy and International Affairs, City of Vienna

Studium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften Referentin, konsumentenpolitische Abteilung, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien Mitglied der Bezirksvertretung Margareten Landesfrauensekretärin der SPÖ-Wien Mitglied des Wiener Landtages und Gemeinderates Landesparteisekretärin der SPÖ-Wien Mitglied der Wiener Landesregierung als Amtsführende Stadträtin für Integration, Frauenfragen, Konsumentenschutz und Personal/Tierschutz Vorsitzende der Wiener SPÖ-Frauen Vorsitzende der SPÖ Margareten Übernahme der Zuständigkeit für die Wiener Berufsfeuerwehr (MA 68) Amtsführende Stadträtin für Gesundheit und Soziales Stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Kuratoriums SK-Rapid Wien
  Präsidentin des Wiener Integrationsfonds
  Stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Bundesfrauenorganisation der SPÖ
  Stellvertretende Landesparteivorsitzende der Wiener SPÖ
  Stellvertretende Bundesparteivorsitzende der SPÖ
seit 1997
  Präsidentin der Helfer Wiens
seit 2001
seit 2005

Dr. Rainer KNYRIM

Attorney at Law, Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG, Vienna; Chief Editor, Datenschutz konkret, Manz'sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung GmbH, Vienna

Magister Juris, Karl Franzens University Graz Doctor Juris, University of Vienna Junior Partner, Schönherr Attorneys at Law Partner, Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG, Vienna
since 2003

Dr. Dorothee RITZ

General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna

Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung Studies, Law, University Munich Journalist, Gruner + Jahr, Madrid LL.M., Master in European Community Law, University of London Trainee, Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh Business Manager, VP AOL and Bertelsmann New Media, AOL Bertelsmann Online Europa GmbH and BAG New Media, Hamburg Promotion in European Online Law (Dr. jur.), University Würzburg -2000 Director Business Affairs and Member, Executive Board AOL Australia, AOL Bertelsmann, Online Services, Sydney Executive Vice President Bertelsmann Capital, Strategic Alliances & Marketing and Board Member Bertelmann Capital Division, Bertelsmann AG, Munich, London Founding Member of the German Xchanging Business, Xchanging GmbH, Frankfurt Director MSN and General Manager, Online Services Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich General Manager Deutschland, Consumer & Online and Member, Executive Board Microsoft GmbH, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich Senior Director Business Strategy, Microsoft International

Array Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

Study of History and Political Science (without completing) Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten" Entry to "Die Presse" Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2012
since 2014

Economic Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good CauseSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Changing World – Changing WaysPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
14:30 - 16:00Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:00Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy”Partner
18:00 - 19:30Migration – Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
19:30 - 20:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial


06:00 - 07:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the KeyPlenary
07:00 - 08:30Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:45 - 12:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner


Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
07:00 - 08:30Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner