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Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe

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Novel technologies are rapidly gaining relevance on the European market. However, the cloud, big data, social media and mobile innovations mostly appear as external “intruders” rather than European success stories. How can we compete in the transition to the digital era? Is the Digital Single Market the universal remedy? Should we rethink our strategies for digital entrepreneurship?

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna
Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz
Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Clue, Berlin
Chief Operating Officer, Tech City UK, London


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

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut FALLMANN

Member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz

Master of Computer Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz Co-Founder and member of the Managing Board, Fabasoft AG, Linz Digital Corporation, Digital Linkworks Postgraduate Professional Education: General Management Seminar for Executives, Marketing Program St.Gallen; Leadership-Week Boston; Finance-Week London; Executive School St. Gallen Collaboration, Cloud Select Industry Group on Code of Conduct, Digital Agenda for Europe, A Europe 2020 Initiative Advisory Board Member, IT-Cluster Upper Austria Participant, Political Innovation think tank Re:think Austria, European Forum Alpbach Member, Official Contact of Fabasoft AG in the ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute Management Board Member, Federation of Austrian Industry, Upper Austria
since 1988
since 2013
since 2014
since 2014
since 2016
since 2016

Array Günther H. OETTINGER

Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Chairman of the CDU, Ditzingen Studies, Law and Economics, Tübingen; First State Law Examination District Councillor, Ludwigsburg Town Councillor, Ditzingen Scientific Assistant, Tübingen University; Second State Law Examination Employee at a firm of auditors and tax consultancy Leader of CDU members, Ditzingen Municipal Council Federal State Chairman, 'Junge Union Baden-Württemberg' Lawyer employed by a firm of auditors and tax consultancy Member, regional Parliament (Landtag), Baden-Württemberg Lawyer and Chief Executive Officer of a firm of auditors and tax consultancy Chairman, CDU Baden-Württemberg parliamentary group, regional Parliament (Landtag) Chairman, Federal Committee on Media Policy, CDU District Chairman, CDU Northern Württemberg Chairman, CDU Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Member, Governing Board and Federal Executive Committee, CDU Deutschland Chairman, Media Policy Experts' Group, CDU Germany Member and President, Four Motors of Europe Co-Chairman, Commission on the Modernisation of Financial Relations between the Federal Government and the German States (Federalism Reform II) Commissioner for Energy, European Commission, Brussels Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission, Brussels
since 2005

Array Ida TIN

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Clue, Berlin


Chief Operating Officer, Tech City UK, London

B.Sc. in Economic History and Political Thought, London School of Economics and Political Science National Outdoor Leadership School Founder and President, Resources s.r.o Product Development Director, QXL ricardo plc Head of Web Services, TSO - The Stationery Office Head of Product Development, Rightmove plc Head of Product Management,, The Financial Times, London Founder, Barnes Primary School News Club Online Product Management Director, The Financial Times, London FT Non-Executive Director Course Digital Product Director, TUI Group, London

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