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02: An unpredictable future – Digitalisation in individual traffic

Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / World Café
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Join our World Café and discuss with us the ideas around sustainable traffic, which can protect a business location but which is shaped by the developments of digitalisation. How do business models change for traffic and infrastructure companies in the digital future? What opportunities and possibilities are offered by digitalisation and automatization in the light of diverse customer needs and expectations?


General Manager, ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH, Vienna
President, ab5zig - Wiener Seniorenbund, Landesgruppe; President, Österreichischer Seniorenbund; President, Austrian Senior Citizen Council, Vienna
Vice President, Connected Vehicle Services, Berlin
Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Richard Group, Vienna
Director and Executive Producer, Format Development, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH, Vienna Chair


President, ab5zig - Wiener Seniorenbund, Landesgruppe; President, Österreichischer Seniorenbund; President, Austrian Senior Citizen Council, Vienna

 40 Jahre in Managementpositionen in der Privatwirtschaft
1983-1986 Landtagsabgeordnete und Gemeinderätin, Wien
1986-1995 Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat
1991-1995 Generalsekretärin der Österreichischen Volkspartei
1995-2001 Volksanwältin
seit 2001 Landtagsabgeordnete und Gemeinderätin, Wien
seit 2006 Präsidentin des Wiener Seniorenbundes
2010-2016 Erste Stellvertreterin des Bundesobmanns des Österreichischen Seniorenbundes Andreas Khol
seit 2016 Präsidentin des Österreichischen Seniorenbundes
seit 2016 Präsidentin des Österreichischen Seniorenrates

Mag. (FH) Johann STRASSER

Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Richard Group, Vienna

 CTO, Dr. Richard group, Vienna
 After Sales Manager, DAF Austria, Wr. Neudorf
 Master Technical Trainer, DAF Austria, Wr. Neudorf


Director and Executive Producer, Format Development, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH, Vienna

1996-2002 Studium Graz/USA; Moderator, Journalist, Aktueller Dienst Hörfunk, TV, ORF Landesstudio Salzburg
2002-2007 Journalist; Livereporter; Redakteur, ORF Zeit im Bild, ORF Magazin Willkommen Österreich
2007-2012 Moderator; Sendungsverantwortlicher, ORF Magazin Newton; Analyst (Science), ORF Zeit im Bild
2012-2018 Executive Producer; Format Development, Regisseur, Moderator; Terra Mater Factual Studios

Economic Symposium

show timetable


10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30"I have a dream": I dream of a diverse and resilient EuropePlenary
16:00 - 17:30The future of data economyPlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 21:30Innovation 101: The "diversity" factorPlenary


08:00 - 09:00Europe BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Swiss Country Breakfast: RicolaPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Swiss Country Breakfast: logitechPlenary
08:30 - 11:30Diversity: A moral responsibility or a tool to maximise profitsPartner
09:00 - 10:30Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexityPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital societyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future - Digitalisation in individual trafficBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership - How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfullyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working lifeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news - How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score.Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification - What businesses can learn from natural sciencesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: The rising of "TECHNIUM": Is it real, fantasy or artificial?Breakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch receptionSocial
13:30 - 14:45WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resiliencePartner
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball - Resilience in times of disruptionBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast followerBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal payBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How to deal with the "new oil"?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: We don't need no education! Economic education as a business-location factorBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Cyber security - Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation - how much is too much?Breakout
18:00 - 22:00Vienna Wednesday society of trade - Alpbach edition: How digital is our work?Partner
18:15 - 19:45Working in the age of overload - Better thrive than survivePlenary
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:30New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection?Plenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner