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01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital society

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Breakout / Simulation
german language

Slip into the roles of states, corporations and citizens. Design the future of a digital society with us. What abilities and competences will be needed to succeed in the future? Learn how to account for different perspectives and how to make the right decisions.

Executive Director, epicenter.works, Vienna
Country General Manager, IBM Austria, Vienna
Director, Digital Transformation Middle Market Europe, PwC, Frankfurt
Author, Business Consultant and Education Activist, Vienna
Partner and Digital Leader, PwC Austria, Vienna

BA Thomas LOHNINGER

Executive Director, epicenter.works, Vienna

 Thomas Lohninger is Executive Director of the digital rights NGO epicenter.works in Vienna, Austria. He is Senior Fellow of the Mozilla Foundation working on Net Neutrality in the European Union. The Center of Internet and Society of the Stanford Law School holds him as a non-residential Fellow. He worked in Brussels on the European Net Neutrality regulation as Policy Advisor for European Digital Rights. His background is in IT and Cultural- and Social Anthropology.

Array Patricia NEUMANN

Country General Manager, IBM Austria, Vienna

 Patricia Neumann has worked for IBM in various functions and management positions since 1995. She began her career as a specialist in global financing and then moved to sales. Soon after taking over the management of IBM Global Financing Austria she started an international career. After more than 10 years of international assignments, which led her to London, Milan and Germany she held several positions for IBM DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as Vice President for Business Customer Sales and most recently as Vice President for the IBM Systems Hardware Sales Team. Since October 1, 2017, she has been Country General Manager of IBM Austria.

Array Michael PACHMAJER

Director, Digital Transformation Middle Market Europe, PwC, Frankfurt

 Michael is a Director at PwC and responsible for the firm’s digital transformation practice with a particular focus on the Family Business and Medium-Sized Companies segment. He has extensive experience in management and technology consulting (Accenture, Infosys) as well as in industry (T-Systems). Michael‘s vision is to successfully lead the way for medium sized- and family-owned businesses to enter into the digital age. His approach consists of combining all aspects of culture-change with technology-change. He is change manager, technology-savvy, designer, communicator and team player. He is also a lecturer at Goethe Business School for master of digital transformation management (Executive MBA) and recently co-authored the book "d.quarks - The Path to Digital Business" (Management book of the Year 2016, getAbstract International Book Award 2017).

Dr. Andreas SALCHER

Author, Business Consultant and Education Activist, Vienna

 Dr. Andreas Salcher is a business consultant, best-selling author and critical pioneer on educational issues. In 1987 his political career began as the then youngest member of the Vienna City Council and State Parliament on which he served altogether 12 years.
 He is co-founder of the "Sir Karl Popper School" for highly gifted children. In 2004 he launched the "Waldzell Meetings" at Melk Abbey, whose list of speakers included seven Nobel laureates and the Dalai Lama. Since 2008 Andreas Salcher has been advocating the improvement of schools with his "CURRICULUM PROJECT".
 His first book THE TALENTED KID AND HIS ENEMIES was published in March 2008 and became an immediate #1 bestseller.

Mag. Gerald DIPPLINGER

Partner and Digital Leader, PwC Austria, Vienna

Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1995-2000
 Since 2003 PwC Austria
 Since 2016 Partner, Tax Technology, PwC Austria, Vienna
 Since 2017 Digital Leader, PwC Austria, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 “I have a dream”: I dream of a diverse and resilient Europe Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The future of data economy Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 19:30 Innovation 101: The “diversity” factor Plenary

29.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: logitech Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Europe Breakfast Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: Ricola Plenary
06:30 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain – Diversity: A moral responsibility or a tool to maximise profits Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexity Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score. Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital society Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: The rising of “TECHNIUM”: Is it real, fantasy or artificial? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciences Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news – How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future – Digitalisation in individual traffic Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working life Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership – How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfully Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch reception Social
11:30 - 12:45 WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resilience Partner
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: We don’t need no education! Economic education as a business-location factor Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball – Resilience in times of disruption Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation – how much is too much? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal pay Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast follower Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCs Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Cyber security – Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How to deal with the “new oil”? Breakout
15:30 - 17:30 WU Cryptonight Partner
16:00 - 20:00 Vienna Wednesday society of trade – Alpbach edition: How digital is our work? Partner
16:15 - 17:45 Working in the age of overload – Better thrive than survive Plenary

29.08.-28.08.2018

Magenta Night Social

30.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous? Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection? Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner