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05: Republic of fake news – How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulation

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Fake News developed from being a sideshow on social media to a severe challenge for civil society and corporations. Attempts of manipulation from third states increase this threat still further. This Breakout Session looks for ways to harness the diversity of social media in order to become more resilient to “alternative facts”.

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna
Journalist, ZiB2, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Vienna
Head of Communications and Fundraising, Caritas Austria, Vienna
Comedian, Part of the comedy-duo "Gebrüder Moped", Vienna
Associate Professor, Department of Management, Interdisciplinary Unit for Management and Organisational Behaviour, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Journalist; Publicist; Spokesperson, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna

Dr. Andreas BIERWIRTH

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna

Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG Member of the Board, Austrian Airlines AG
2002-2006
2006-2008
2008-2012

Array Ulla KRAMAR-SCHMID

Journalist, ZiB2, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Vienna

Niederösterreichische Nachrichten AZ Kurier
1986-1988
1990-1991
1991-1997
 Since 2015 ORF/ZiB2

Mag. M.Sc. Angelika SIMMA-WALLINGER

Head of Communications and Fundraising, Caritas Austria, Vienna

Studies of Political Science and Communications, University of Vienna Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
1993-1999
1999-2015
 Since 2015 Head of Communications and Member of the Executive Board, Caritas Austria, Vienna

Array Franz STANZL

Comedian, Part of the comedy-duo "Gebrüder Moped", Vienna

 "Rank" (Band, singer and writer 1993 - 2001), "Houseverstand" (Band, singer and writer 2001 - 2007)
 Part of the Comedy Duo "Gebrüder Moped" since 2008. In this function: Actor and writer of numerous comedy-shows, columns, TV-Shows ("Willkommen Österreich" ORF, "Bist du deppert" PULS4, ...), Publication of two books (2015, 2018), curator of series of events: "Kabarett Koalition" (Villach, since 2014), "Parole! Ein politischer Aschermittwoch im Kabarett" (Wien, since 2015); numerous releases in social media (Twitter, Facebook)

Dr. ao. Univ.-Prof. Johannes STEYRER

Associate Professor, Department of Management, Interdisciplinary Unit for Management and Organisational Behaviour, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

 Since 2005 Academic Director, MBA Health Care Management
 Since 2013 Director of Program MSc. Management

BA Helmut SPUDICH

Journalist; Publicist; Spokesperson, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Vienna

Secretary General, Lebenshilfe Österreich, Vienna Editor, Der Standard, Vienna Editor, profil, Vienna Editor, Salzburger Nachrichten, Salzburg Editor (Business & Technology), Der Standard, Vienna
1976-1987
1988-1992
1992-1993
1993-2001
2001-2012

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30“I have a dream”: I dream of a diverse and resilient EuropePlenary
14:00 - 15:30The future of data economyPlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 19:30Innovation 101: The “diversity” factorPlenary

29.08.2018

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

29.08.-28.08.2018

Magenta NightSocial

30.08.2018

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