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

Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

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, Magenta Telekom, 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 Chair


Chief Executive Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna

2002-2006 Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH, Cologne
2006-2008 Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG, Munich
2008-2012 Board Member, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Magenta Telekom, Vienna

Mag.a Renate BRAUNER

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

1974-1981 Studium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
1981-1989 Referentin, konsumentenpolitische Abteilung, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien
1983-1990 Mitglied der Bezirksvertretung Margareten
1989-1994 Landesfrauensekretärin der SPÖ-Wien
1990-1996 Mitglied des Wiener Landtages und Gemeinderates
1994-1996 Landesparteisekretärin der SPÖ-Wien
1996-2004 Mitglied der Wiener Landesregierung als Amtsführende Stadträtin für Integration, Frauenfragen, Konsumentenschutz und Personal/Tierschutz
  Präsidentin des Wiener Integrationsfonds
seit 1997 Vorsitzende der Wiener SPÖ-Frauen
  Stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Bundesfrauenorganisation der SPÖ
  Stellvertretende Landesparteivorsitzende der Wiener SPÖ
  Stellvertretende Bundesparteivorsitzende der SPÖ
1998-2009 Vorsitzende der SPÖ Margareten
seit 2001 Übernahme der Zuständigkeit für die Wiener Berufsfeuerwehr (MA 68)
  Präsidentin der Helfer Wiens
2004-2007 Amtsführende Stadträtin für Gesundheit und Soziales
seit 2005 Stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Kuratoriums SK-Rapid Wien
seit 2007 Vizebürgermeisterin und Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreterin, amtsführende Stadträtin für Finanzen, Wirtschaftspolitik und Wiener Stadtwerke

Dr. Rainer KNYRIM

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

1995 Magister Juris, Karl Franzens University Graz
1999 Doctor Juris, University of Vienna
2001-2003 Junior Partner, Schönherr Attorneys at Law
since 2003 Partner, Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG, Vienna
since 2014 Chief Editor, Austrian data protection law review Datenschutz konkret, Manz'sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung GmbH, Vienna

Dr. Dorothee RITZ

General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna

1987-1990 Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung
1987-1994 Studies, Law, University Munich
1990 Journalist, Gruner + Jahr GmbH, Madrid
1994-1995 LL.M., Master in European Community Law, University of London
1995 Trainee, Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh
1996-1997 Business Manager, Vice President, AOL and Bertelsmann New Media, AOL Bertelsmann Online Europa GmbH and BAG New Media, Hamburg
1996-1998 Promotion in European Online Law (Dr. jur.), University Würzburg
1998-2000 Director Business Affairs and Member, Executive Board AOL Australia, AOL Bertelsmann, Online Services, Sydney
2000-2003 Executive Vice President Bertelsmann Capital, Strategic Alliances & Marketing and Board Member Bertelmann Capital Division, Bertelsmann AG, Munich, London
2003-2004 Founding Member, German Xchanging Business, Xchanging GmbH, Frankfurt
2004-2008 Director MSN and General Manager, Online Services Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich
2008-2011 General Manager, Consumer and Online, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH; Member, Executive Board, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich
2012-2015 Senior Director Business Strategy, Microsoft International
since 2015 General Manager, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Vienna

Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna

1992-1997 Study of History and Political Science (without completing)
1994 Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten"
1996 Entry to "Die Presse"
2002 Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna
2004 Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna
2009 Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna
2010 Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2012 Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2014 Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
2017 Appointment as Managing Director, "Die Presse", Vienna

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