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03: Digital leadership – How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfully

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August-Friedrich-von-Hayek-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Digital transformation implies technological and cultural change. To remain successful in the digital age, a change of mind-set is required. How can states and businesses react to these necessary changes? Which leadership skills are required to manage successfully this paradigm shift?

Advisor for Digitisation, Office of the Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
Chairman of the Board, STRABAG SE, Vienna
Special Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, Head of Strategy Unit - Think Austria, Vienna
General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna
Editor in Chief, NEWS GmbH, Vienna

DI MBA Martin ATASSI

Advisor for Digitisation, Office of the Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

 Seit Anfang des Jahres ist Martin Atassi im Kabinett der Bundesministerin für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort für die Themen Digitalisierung und Startups zuständig. Davor war er neun Jahre bei der A1 Telekom Austria in unterschiedlichen Positionen tätig. Seine letzte Station bei A1 war Executive Assistant der damaligen CEO. Weitere Stationen waren die Leitung des strategischen Portfoliomanagements für Geschäftskunden, zu der beispielsweise die Strategieentwicklung und das Partnermanagement zählte, sowie im Gruppenleiter für private Gesundheitslösungen, wo er das Privatkunden-Portfolio entwickelte und verantwortete.

Dr. Thomas BIRTEL

Chairman of the Board, STRABAG SE, Vienna

 Thomas Birtel graduated with a doctorate degree in economics from Ruhr-University Bochum in 1982. He began his career in 1983 at the former German trading and industrial plant construction group Klöckner & Co, where he advanced to head of accounting for Klöckner Industrie-Anlagen GmbH. In 1989, he moved on to managing director’s position at Sweden’s Frigoscandia Group. He joined the STRABAG Group in 1996 as a member of the Management Board of STRABAG Hoch- und Ingenieurbau AG, was appointed to the Management Board of STRABAG AG, Germany, in 2002 and to the Management Board of STRABAG SE in 2006. Thomas Birtel has held the position of CEO of STRABAG SE since 15 June 2013.

Dr. Antonella MEI-POCHTLER

Special Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, Head of Strategy Unit - Think Austria, Vienna

 Antonella Mei-Pochtler war 30 Jahre lang in der internationalen Strategieberatung tätig, über 20 davon in leitenden Positionen. Dadurch konnte sie umfangreiche Erfahrung gewinnen, wie Staaten durch langfristige Planung mit Herausforderungen erfolgreich umgehen können. Darüber hinaus ist die gebürtige Italienerin und dreifache Mutter ebenfalls bei gemeinnützigen Initiativen im Bereich Soziales und Bildung engagiert. Im März 2018 wurde Frau Dr. Mei-Pochtler zur Sonderbeauftragten vom österreichischen Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz und Leiterin von ThinkAustria, dem neu etablierten Strategiestab des Bundeskanzlers, ernannt.

Dr. Dorothee RITZ

General Manager, Microsoft Austria, Vienna

Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung Studies, Law, University Munich Journalist, Gruner + Jahr, Madrid LL.M., Master in European Community Law, University of London Trainee, Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh Business Manager, VP AOL and Bertelsmann New Media, AOL Bertelsmann Online Europa GmbH and BAG New Media, Hamburg Promotion in European Online Law (Dr. jur.), University Würzburg -2000 Director Business Affairs and Member, Executive Board AOL Australia, AOL Bertelsmann, Online Services, Sydney Executive Vice President Bertelsmann Capital, Strategic Alliances & Marketing and Board Member Bertelmann Capital Division, Bertelsmann AG, Munich, London Founding Member of the German Xchanging Business, Xchanging GmbH, Frankfurt Director MSN and General Manager, Online Services Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich General Manager Deutschland, Consumer & Online and Member, Executive Board Microsoft GmbH, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich Senior Director Business Strategy, Microsoft International
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Dr. Esther MITTERSTIELER

Editor in Chief, NEWS GmbH, Vienna

Contemporary history and philosophy (Lettere e Filosofia), Bologna Business editor, daily newspaper "Dolomiten", Bozen Traineeship, Italys first financial newspaper "Il sole 24ore", Milan Deputy head of department of economics, "Dolomiten", Bozen Collaboration with public radio "RAI", presentation of "Pressespiegel" Financial reporter, n-tv Business editor, Der Standard, Vienna Freelance journalist for profil, trend, DM Euro Public Relations Adviser, Scholdan & Company Editor in Chief of Finance, Business People; Deputy editor in Chief, medianet Chief Reporter, WirtschaftsBlatt Head of Department Companies & Markets and Chief Editorship, WirtschaftsBlatt Editor in Chief, WirtschaftsBlatt Chief Editorship and Head of Business department, "News", Vienna
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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