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Changing World – Changing Ways

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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The tides are turning. Our economic models increasingly fail to predict the ever-more complex world around us. Why and how is the economic world different from what – in 2008 – we had anticipated? Where are the new models to explain what is happening? How can our systems stay fit for the future? And what should businesses and states be preparing for?

Co-Founder, Zipcar and Veniam; Author "Peers Inc" Key Note
Head, Macro Connections Group, Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Key Note
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
President, Turner International, Atlanta, GA
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

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    Robin CHASE

    Co-Founder, Zipcar and Veniam; Author "Peers Inc"

    1995-1998 Managing Editor, Public Health Reports
    2000-2003 Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zipcar
    2004-2005 Fellow, Loeb Fellowship, Harvard GSD
    2004-2005 Board Member, Zipcar
    2006 Member, Boston Mayor's Wireless Task Force
    2005-2009 Chief Executive Officer, Meadow Networks, Cambridge, MA
    2006-2010 Chief Executive Officer, GoLoco
    2008-2011 Member, Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Group, Washington D.C.
    2009-2010 Transportation Working Group, World Economic Forum
    since 2009 Advisory Board Member, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.
    2010-2013 National Advisory Committee of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, US Department of Commerce
    2011-2014 Co-Founder and Board Member, Buzzcar, Paris
    since 2012 Co-Founder and Board Member, Veniam
    since 2014 Member of the Board, Tucows, Toronto
    since 2015 Sharing Economy Advisory Board Member, Internet Society of China
    since 2016 Sharing Economy Advisory Board Member, City of Seoul

    Dr. Cesar A. HIDALGO

    Head, Macro Connections Group, Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    2004-2008 PhD, Physics, University of Notre Dame
    2005-2006 Visiting Researcher, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston
    2006 Visiting Researcher, Center for International Development, Harvard University, Boston
    2007 Visiting Scholar, Santa Fe Institute
    2007-2008 Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston
    2008-2010 Research Fellow, Center for International Development, Harvard University, Boston
    2008-2012 Consultant, The Asian Development Bank, Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation
    2009-2013 Adjunct, Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston
    2010-2013 Faculty Associate, Center for International Development, Harvard University, Boston
    since 2010 Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences, Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
    2012-2014 Consultant, United States International Trade Commission, Washington
    2014 Consultant, The World Bank
    since 2015 Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences, Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
     Asahi Broadcast Corporation Career Development, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

    Dr. Christoph LEITL

    President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

    1973 Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
    1990-2000 Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs
    1995-2000 Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division
    2001-2005 President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
    2005-2009 President, European SME Union
    since 2006 Honorary President, Eurochambres
    since 2006 Chairman, Global Chamber Platform
     
     Academic Posts
     Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
     
     Guest Lectures
     Princeton University
     Fudan University, Shanghai
     University of Cape Town
     T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
     MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Harvard University

    Dr. Harald MAHRER

    Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

    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

    Gerhard ZEILER

    President, Turner International, Atlanta, GA

    1976-1979 Scientific Research Assistant, Austrian Institute for Occupational Research
    1979-1983 Spokesman for Minister of Education and Arts Dr Fred Sinowatz, Austrian Ministry of Education and Arts
    1983-1986 Spokesman for Chancellor Dr Fred Sinowatz, Austrian Government
    1986 Spokesman for Chancellor Dr Franz Vranitzky, Austrian Government
    1986-1990 Secretary General, ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)
    1991-1992 Chief Executive Officer, Tele 5
    1992-1994 Chief Executive Officer, RTL 2
    1994-1998 Chief Executive Officer, ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)
    1998-2005 Chief Executive Officer, RTL Television
    2003-2012 Chief Executive Officer, RTL Group
    2005-2012 Member of Executive Board, Bertelsmann
    since 2012 President, Turner International
    2014-2015 Non-Executive Chairman, GAGFAH S.A.
    since 2014 Board of Directors, Central European Media Enterprises
    2015-2016 Supervisory Board, Vonovia SE

    Mag.a Rosa LYON

    Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

    2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    since 2005 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
    since 2010 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
    since 2016 Host ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

    Economic Symposium

    show timetable

    30.08.2016

    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

    31.08.2016

    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

    31.08.-30.08.2016

    Magenta NightSocial

    01.09.2016

    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