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10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital age

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

How do Austrian and European businesses react to the challenges of global market models? Are they ready to meet these models or do they need to develop their own niche in which Europe can have a competitive advantage?

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Vienna
Global Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Mindshare, London
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kobza Media Group, Vienna
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BroadbandTV Corp, Vancouver
Managing Director, Russmedia Verlag GmbH; Editor-in-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Schwarzach Chair

Dipl.Ing. Stefan DÖRFLER

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Vienna

1990-1995 Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology
1995-1998 Interest Rate Derivates Trader, Erste Bank AG/ Giro Credit Bank AG
1999-2000 Group Manager Interest Rate & Foreign Exchange Derivates, Erste Bank AG
2000-2004 Group Manager Fixed Income (Trading & Sales), Erste Bank AG
2004-2007 Head, Department Capital Markets Trading & Sales, Erste Group Bank AG
2007-2009 Head, Department GCM Sales & Equity Markets, Erste Group Bank AG
2009-2015 Head of Group Capital Markets, Erste Group Bank AG
2015-2016 Head of Group Capital Markets, Erste Group Bank AG
since 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG

Norm JOHNSTON

Global Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Mindshare, London

1984-1988 BA, Economics, Political Science, Nothwestern University
1993-1995 MBA, Marketing, Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business
1995 Modem Media
2003-2004 Vice President, Global Client Lead, Modem Media
2004-2007 Managing Director/President, Moden Media Digitas
2007-2008 Chief Executive Officer, Mindshare Interaction EMEA
since 2009 Chief Digital Officer, Mindshare
since 2015 Global Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Mindsharek London

Rudolf KOBZA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kobza Media Group, Vienna

1986-1994 Creative and Client Service Manager, J. Walter Thompson, Vienna
1994 Founder, Kobza Communications, Vienna
1996-2016 Stakeholder and Chief Executive Officer, IPG Austria, Vienna
2008 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kobza Media Group, Vienna

Shahrzad RAFATI

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BroadbandTV Corp, Vancouver

2005 BSc, Computer Science, University of British columbia
since 2005 Founder, BroadbandTV, Vancouver
since 2012 Co-Founder, Chopra Yoga Center, Vancouver

Gerold RIEDMANN

Managing Director, Russmedia Verlag GmbH; Editor-in-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Schwarzach

2000-2003 Editor-In-Chief, AME - Aigner Media Entertainment, Munich
2001-2003 Host, Producer F.A.Z. Business-Radio
2003-2011 Deputy Editor-In-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Schwarzach
since 2011 Media Executive Leadership Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Chief Executive Officer, Russmedia Digital, Schwarzach
since 2015 Managing Director, Russmedia Verlag GmbH, Schwarzach
Editor-in-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Schwarzach
since 2019 SEP - Stanford Executive Leadership Program, Stanford, CA

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

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: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
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

30.08.2017

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 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
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 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
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
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 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Don’t confuse trying with doing!Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

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