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04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Artificial intelligence is supposed to help us make more out of the 24 hours we are allotted each day. Our new mechanised colleagues revolutionise countless sectors already. Increasingly, machines are also advancing into our daily lives. Is there space left for the human being?

Director, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
Country Managing Director, Accenture Austria, Vienna
PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Christoph KLEIN

Director, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Assistententätigkeit, Universität Salzburg; Post Graduate und Forschungsprojekt, Universität Stockholm; Gerichtspraxis Referent, Abteilung Sozialpolitik und Organisationsentwicklung, AK - Arbeiterkammer, Wien Abteilungsleiter-Stv. der Abteilung Sozialpolitik Bereichsleiter, Soziales und Mitglied, Managementteams, AK - Arbeiterkammer, Wien
1983-1987
1987-1997
1998-2002
2003-2009

Mag. Jörg LEICHTFRIED

Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Graz Arbeiterkammer Steiermark, Rechtsreferent Stadtgemeinde Bruck an der Mur, Fachbereichsleiter Bürgerservice Stellvertretender Landesvorsitzender JG Steiermark Nationalratskandidat der JG Steiermark Bundesvorsitzender der JG Österreich Stellvertretender Landesparteivorsitzender der SPÖ Steiermark Wahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament Wiederwahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament Wahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation im Europäischen Parlament Wiederwahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation & Stellvertretender Vorsitzender der S&D Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament Landesrat in der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung
1987-1994
1995-1999
1998-2004
1994-2000
1999
2000-2002
seit 2000
2004
2009
2009
2014
2015-2016

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
1987-1990
1987-1994
1990
1994-1995
1995
1996-1997
1996-1998
1998
2000-2003
2003-2004
2004-2008
2008-2011
2012-2015

Mag. Michael ZETTEL

Country Managing Director, Accenture Austria, Vienna

Master, Business Administration and Computer Sciences, Technische Universität Wien Computer Sciences, Leeds Beckett University Senior Manager, Accenture Head of Project Management, Austria Wirtschaftsservice Managing Director, Camadeus Film Technologies Managing Director - Health & Public Services, Accenture, Vienna
1994-1999
1998-1999
2000-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
since 2011

Mag. Corinna MILBORN

PULS 4 Head of Info, ProSieben Sat.1 PULS 4, Vienna

Menschenrechtsbeobachterin in Guatemala Pressesprecherin und Globalization Officer beim WWF Österreich Journalistin und Autorin mit den Schwerpunkten Globalisierung, Menschenrechte, Migration Politikredakteurin beim Wirtschaftsmagazin Format Recherchen, Beratung und Aufnahmeleitungen für den Dokumentarfilm "Let's Make Money" von Erwin Wagenhofer Moderation, Club 2, ORF Stellvertretende Chefredakteurin, News Moderatorin, Pro und Contra - Der AustriaNews Talk, PULS 4 Informationsdirektorin, Prosieben Sat1 PULS4
 Studium Politikwissenschaft und Geschichte in Wien, Granada, Guatemala
1995-1996
1998-2002
seit 2003
seit 2003
2006-2008
2007-2012
2010-2012
seit 2012
seit 2013

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economy Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Ernst Fehr Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 20:00 The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade Plenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:00 17th management club Business Breakfast Partner
06:45 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly! Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Artificial intelligence and the future of work Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital age Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economy Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Reception Social
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economy Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend! Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomy Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chains Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital market Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate succession Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and society Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EU Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economy Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Don’t confuse trying with doing! Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing? Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta Night Social

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30 Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovation Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
08:45 - 09:45 We have learned nothing from the crisis! Plenary
09:45 - 10:30 Conflict and cooperation in the social partnership Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner