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09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economy

Breakout / Working Group
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Expanding your potential and connecting your resources are the keys to a strong and innovative economy. How do we efficiently deploy diverse female and male resources? What models of power do we need in times of digital change? And how can we effectively lead, experiment and transform?

General Manager Austria, Mastercard Europe SA, Vienna
Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna
Philosopher, Speaker and Author, Philosophy works!, Munich
Chief Commercial Officer, T-Mobile Austria, Vienna
Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna


General Manager Austria, Mastercard Europe SA, Vienna

MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology, Graz Software Engineer, Software Development and Consulting, Management Data, Vienna Manager, Consultant and Analyst, Management & Technology Consulting; Financial Services / CRM, Accenture, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna Master of Business Administration, London Business School, London Principal, Project Leader and Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, Zurich, Vienna Service Lead and Delivery Practice Manager, Microsoft Austria GmbH, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Harald KATZMAIR

Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Economics, Vienna University for Economics and Business Research Associate, Institute for Sociology, Faculty of Social- and Business Sciences, University of Vienna Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FAS - Forschungsgesellschaft für angewandte Sozial- und Strukturanalyse OEG, Vienna Founder; Head of Science; Chief Executive Officer, FAS.research Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.,Vienna Vice-president, NEIN ZU KRANK UND ARM Foundation
 Studies in Sociology and Philosophy, University of Vienna
since 2002
since 2013

Dr. phil. Rebekka REINHARD

Philosopher, Speaker and Author, Philosophy works!, Munich

Studies of Philosophy, University Ca' Foscari, Venice Studies of Philosophy and American studies, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Münich Studies of Philosophy, American Studies and Italian philology / doctoral dissertation in American Studies / Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin Philosophical counseling for oncological patients as well as in-patients suffering from depression and/or a personality disorder, Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich Freelance Philosophical counselor for executives, managers as well as private persons in their own office/private philosophical practice with focus on personal development, leadership, stress prevention
since 2007

Mag. Maria ZESCH

Chief Commercial Officer, T-Mobile Austria, Vienna

University of Business Administration Vienna Project Manager New Business. ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Company Consultant and Manager, A.T. Kearney Consulting, Vienna-Düsseldorf Vice President Strategy, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna Executive Vice President Consumer Marketing, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Croatia, Zagreb Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Board, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna Maternity leave Director New Business and Project-Organisation, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna Senior Vice President Business and Wholesale, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna

Array Sonja ZANT

Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna

Team Lead Marketing, Ueberreuter Manager Akademie, Vienna Team Lead Communications and Media, VZ VermögensZentrum, Zürich Head of Customer Relationship, ONE; Head of Marketing & Business Development ONE Internet Services, Vienna Chief Marketing Officer, Téléfonica, 3G Mobile AG, Zürich Head of Partner Management & Business Productivity Group, Management Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft, Zürich Maternity Leave, Zürich Head of Corporate Responsibility, bwin, Vienna Sonja Zant Unternehmensberatung, business consultancy and design of innovation and transformation processes, Vienna frauenwirtschaftswunder, business consultancy and coaching of female career development, mixed leadership and transformation, Vienna
since 2014

Economic Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 20:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary


06:00 - 07:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:45 - 09:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
07:00 - 08:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Don’t confuse trying with doing!Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?Partner


Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 08:30Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPartner
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 09:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
09:45 - 10:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner