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Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is Here

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Digitalisation and automation are a fact. But are our systems capable of working with these changes? What does the future of work look like? Does the concept of full employment need to be rethought? How can the welfare system be financed in a time of decreasing working hours and shrinking gainful employment?

Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte US, San Jose, CA Key Note
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Director, Global Tax Policy Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Lightning Network; Founding Advisor, Comma.ai; Fellow, Coin Center, San Francisco
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

John HAGEL III

Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte US, San Jose, CA

1974 B.Phil., University of Oxford
1978 JD, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA
1978 MBA, Harvard Business School, Boston
1978-1984 Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
1980-1982 Founder and CEO, Sequoia Group, Inc.
1982-1984 Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Atari, Inc.
1984-2000 Principal, Strategy Practice and Electronic Commerce Practice, McKinsey & Company -
2000-2001 Chief Strategy Officer, 12 Entrepreneuring, Inc., San Francisco
2001-2007 Independent Management Consultant, Author
since 2007 Co-Chairman, Silicon Valley Based Research Center (to be named), Deloitte Touche USA, LLP

Dr. Viktor MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER

Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

1999-2008 Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
2008-2010 Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director, Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
2009-2011 Economic Policy Adviser to Austrian Minister of Finance Dr. J. Pröll
since 2010 Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Dr. Jeffrey P. OWENS

Director, Global Tax Policy Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

1966-1969 Honours Degree in Economics and Law, University of Wales
1969-1973 Ph.D, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
1973-1980 Economist, Tax Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
1980-1990 Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs, OECD, Paris
1984-1990 Senior Lecturer, American University in Paris
1991-2001 Head of the Fiscal Division, OECD, Paris
1991-2011 Guest Lecturer at the International Development Programme, Harvard Law School, Boston
2001-2012 Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris
since 2012 Director WU Global Tax Policy Center and Professor at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
since 2012 Senior Policy Advisor to the Global Vice President Tax, Ernst & Young
since 2013 Advisor to the European Tax Commissioner
since 2014 Panel Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Singapore Managament University
since 2015 Senior Advisor UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Elizabeth STARK

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Lightning Network; Founding Advisor, Comma.ai; Fellow, Coin Center, San Francisco

2008 Visiting Fellow, Yale Information Society Project
2009-2011 Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Yale University
2010-2012 Lecturer, Stanford Law School
2012-2013 Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Stanford StartX
2014 Fellow, Coin Center
2015-2016 Advisor, Blockstream
2015 Founding Advisor, Comma.ai
2015 Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Lightning Network

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