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08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciences

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Paul-Flora-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

How can businesses remain successful and competitive in a rapidly changing world? What part do specialisation and diversification play? And what are the contributions of internationalisation to becoming more resilient as a company? What are the insights from the world of natural sciences to help businesses to achieve excellency?

Member, Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna
Head, Institute of Medical Genetics; Director, Centre of Pathobiochemistry and Genetics, Medical University of Vienna
Executive Vice President Finance, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna
Chief Financial Officer, Heinzel Holding GmbH, Vienna
Editor-in-Chief, Kurier, Vienna Chair

Mag. Helmut BERNKOPF

Member, Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

1994-1997 Manager, Corporate Finance, Bank Austria AG
1997-2000 Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London
2000-2001 Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A., Bucharest
2001-2004 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, HVB Bank Romania S.A. (previously Bank Austria Creditanstalt), Bucharest
2005-2006 General Manager, Head of CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2007-2008 Deputy Chairman, UniCredit Bank, Russia (previously International Moscow Bank); Acting Chairman of the Management Board
2008-2011 Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
  Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group
2011-2012 Global Head of Private Banking UniCredit S.p.A., Senior Executive Vice President, Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group
2013-2016 Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
  Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking
since 2016 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Markus HENGSTSCHLÄGER

Head, Institute of Medical Genetics; Director, Centre of Pathobiochemistry and Genetics, Medical University of Vienna

1990-1992 Dissertation als Universitätsassistent am Vienna Biocenter, Promotion zum Doktor der Genetik (Auszeichnung)
1993-1994 Postdoc an der Yale University, USA
1995 Universitätsassistent Universität Wien
1997 Habilitation
1998 außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor
2004 Ausbildungsabschluss: Fachhumangenetiker
2004 Berufung (internationales Berufungsverfahren) zum Universitätsprofessor für Medizinische Genetik an der Medizinischen Universität Wien
seit 2004 Moderator der Medizin- und Wissenschaftssendung "Radiodoktor", ORF, Ö1 Radio
seit 2005 Leiter der Abteilung Genetik, Institut für Kinderwunsch, Lainzerstraße, Wien
2005-2009 Leiter der Abteilung für Medizinische Genetik, Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Medizinische Universität Wien
seit 2009 Vorstand des Instituts für Medizinische Genetik, Medizinische Universität Wien
seit 2011 zusätzlich Organisationseinheitsleiter des Zentrum für Pathobiochemie und Genetik der Medizinischen Universität Wien
 - Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgebiete: Erforschung der humangenetischen Erkrankung Tuberöse Sklerose; Stammzellen aus dem humanen Fruchtwasser; Deregulation von Zelldifferenzierungsprozessen bei humangenetischen Erkrankungen; pränatale und postnatale genetische Routinediagnostik; Genetik in der Reproduktionsmedizin; Bioethik (Schwerpunkt medizinische Genetik und Stammzellforschung).
 - Alleinverantwortliche Verfassung und Leitung der Durchführung einer Vielzahl von Drittmittel-Projekten gefördert durch z.B. Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), Marie Curie Research Network (Forschungsförderung der Europäischen Union), Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr, Herzfeldersche Familienstiftung, Komission Onkologie der
 Wiener Medizinischen Fakultät, Anton-Dreher-Gedächtnisstiftung, Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien.

Dr. Ulrike KLEMM-PÖTTINGER

Executive Vice President Finance, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna

1987-1991 Audit firm (now Ernst & Young)
1992-1995 Consumer industry Finance
1996-2005 Telecommunication industry: various functions in business development and finance, from the start-up "max.mobil" to a group company of Deutsche Telekom
2006-2015 Vice President Finance and Administration, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna
 Since 2015 Executive Vice President Finance and Member of the Global Leadership Team, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vienna

Mag. Barbara POTISK-EIBENSTEINER

Chief Financial Officer, Heinzel Holding GmbH, Vienna

1991-1992 Trainee Programm, Creditanstalt AG, Wien
1992-1995 Investment Banker, Creditanstalt AG, Wien
1995 EFFAS Diplom, Certified European Financial Analysit, Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
1995-2007 Group Treasurer, Böhler-Uddeholm AG, Wien
2003 Certified International Controller, Österreichisches Controller-Institut
2007-2012 Head of Finance & Investors Relations, RHI AG, Wien
seit 2012 Mitglied des Vorstands, CFO, RHI AG, Wien

Dr. Martina SALOMON

Editor-in-Chief, Kurier, Vienna

1983-1988 Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, Wiener Redaktion der "Tiroler Tageszeitung"
1989-2004 Innenpolitik-Redakteurin "Der Standard"
2004-2010 Ressortleiterin Innenpolitik "Die Presse"
2010-2018 Stellvertredende Chefredakteurin "Kurier"
seit 2019 Chefredakteurin "Kurier"

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 - 07:00Europe BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Swiss Country Breakfast: RicolaPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Swiss Country Breakfast: logitechPlenary
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 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital societyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future – Digitalisation in individual trafficBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership – How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfullyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working lifeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news – How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulationBreakout
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 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score.Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciencesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: The rising of “TECHNIUM”: Is it real, fantasy or artificial?Breakout
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 10: Playmaker or match ball – Resilience in times of disruptionBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast followerBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal payBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How to deal with the “new oil”?Breakout
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 16: Cyber security – Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation – how much is too much?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