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Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
english language

What is Europe’s competitive edge? Europe lies between the digital superpower of North America and the expansive economies of Asia. Economically strong but politically increasingly instable, the question is where do European businesses need to develop to in order to keep their competitive edge towards 2050?

Speakers

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL - University College London, and Director, IIPP - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, London Introduction
Silicon Valley Innovations Advisor, Social Entrepreneur, former Chief Marketing Officer, Apple Inc., former Chief Marketing Officer, HP Inc., San Francisco
Member of the Board, Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg; Chairman, London Taxi Company, Coventry; Chairman, Chemring Plc, Romsey
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BroadbandTV Corp, Vancouver
Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Chair

Ph.D. Mariana MAZZUCATO

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL - University College London, and Director, IIPP - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, London

1984-1998 US Foreign Service Officer
1998-2001 Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2001-2002 Associate Director, Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State
2002-2007 Senior Director for Russia, US National Security Council staff
2011-2017 Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
since 2007 Managing Director, Kissinger Associations, Inc.

Satjiv CHAHIL

Silicon Valley Innovations Advisor, Social Entrepreneur, former Chief Marketing Officer, Apple Inc., former Chief Marketing Officer, HP Inc., San Francisco

1968-1971 Bachelor of Commerce, Punjab University, Chandigarh
1975-1976 Master of International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona
1976-1979 Management Position, IBM - International Business Machines Corporation
1979-1988 General Manager, Strategic Business Unit for multilingual workstations, Xerox
1988-1997 Positions of Increasing Responsibility, last position held was Member of Executive Management Committee, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, General Manager New Media, Entertainment Industry and Internet Divison, Apple Inc.
1999-2000 Chief Marketing Officer, Newbridge Networks and Alcatel
2000-2005 Chief Marketing Officer, Palm, Inc.
2000-2006 Executive Advisor, BMW Group
2002-2006 Chairman and Co-Founder, MDM - Mobile Digital Media / Quickoffice, acquired by Google in 2011
2005-2010 Senior Vice President Global Marketing, HP - Hewlett-Packard
2011-2014 Executive Advisor, Sony and San Francisco 49'ers
since 2013 Executive Advisor, Starkey Hearing Technologies
since 2015 Global Marketing and Innovations Advisor, SWAROVSKI

Carl-Peter FORSTER

Member of the Board, Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg; Chairman, London Taxi Company, Coventry; Chairman, Chemring Plc, Romsey

 Degrees in Economics and Aeronautical Engineering
 
1982-1986 Management Consultant, later Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company
1986 BMW AG, various positions, the last one as Vice President responsible for the development of the Medium Class BMW model line
1996 Managing Director BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
1999-2000 Member of the Board BMW AG, responsible for worldwide manufacturing
2001 Adam Opel AG, Managing Director and Vice President of General Motors Europe
2004 President and Chief Operation Officer of General Motors Europe
2006-2009 President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Europe, Group Vice President of General Motors and Member of GM's Global Automotive Strategy Board
2010 Tata Motors Ltd (including JaguarLandRover), Group Chief Executive Officer until 2011, Member of the Board until 2012
since 2013 Member of the Board of Volvo Cars Corporation, Gothenburg and Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong

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

Stephen SACKUR

Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1985 Bachelor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
1986-1990 Trainee, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London
1990-1992 Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London
1992-1995 Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Cairo
1995-1997 Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Jerusalem
1997-2002 Correspondent in Washington, BBC, Washington
2002-2004 Europe Correspondent, BBC, Brussels
since 2004 Host, HARDtalk, BBC World News, London
since 2017 Honorary Doctor, International Relations, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Alex 'Sandy' PentlandPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
16:15 - 17:45Business 2050: Europe's search for the competitive edgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 22:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

08:00 - 09:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 11:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
09:00 - 10:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague - friend or foe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments - curse or blessing?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment - an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: "The power of we": conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: It's the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends - conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn't it be better to break out of the prisoner's dilemma altogether?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Don't confuse trying with doing!Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage - curse or blessing?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Alpbach Hike: resources - from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
10:45 - 11:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
11:45 - 12:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner