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10: Playmaker or match ball – Resilience in times of disruption

Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

The economic systems of the 20th century have served their time. Some hold on to the current business models and try to save what they can; others believe they need to tear everything down and rebuild it like the trailblazers of Silicon Valley. What is the right path? How does one turn from being a spectator to being a player in times of digitalisation and disruption?

Managing Director, Austro Control GmbH, Vienna
Generaldirektor-Stv., SVA der gewerblichen Wirtschaft, Wien
General Manager, Avanade Austria GmbH, Vienna
Managing Director, Accenture Austria, Vienna
Editor-in-Chief, Futurezone GmbH, Vienna Chair

Dr. Valerie HACKL

Managing Director, Austro Control GmbH, Vienna

2005-2011 International Strategy Consultant, Bain & Company, Munich
2011 Chief Operations Officer, Teach for Austria, Vienna
2012-2014 Executive Assistant to the CEO, ÖBB-Holding AG, Vienna
2014-2015 Head of Group Strategy and Corporate Development, ÖBB-Holding AG, Vienna
2015-2018 Executive Board Member, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG, Vienna
2019 Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
since 2019 Managing Director, Austro Control GmbH, Vienna

Mag. Walter LUNNER

Generaldirektor-Stv., SVA der gewerblichen Wirtschaft, Wien

Christiane NOLL

General Manager, Avanade Austria GmbH, Vienna

 Christiane Noll has been the general manager for Avanade Austria, a leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences within the Microsoft ecosystem, since October 2016.
 Together with her team, Christiane Noll has committed herself to supporting the leading companies in Austria through the process of digital transformation with innovative technologies and thus helping them gain a decisive competitive advantage. People are at the center of this task to ensure topics such as digital innovation, the Cloud, the Internet of Things, digital workplaces and the digitalization of customer experiences are addressed successfully. These fields are more than ever relevant for large companies, SMEs, as well as the public sector in Austria.
 Prior to joining Avanade, Christiane Noll spent six years at Microsoft Austria GmbH, most recently as a member of the Executive Board. As head of the Public Sector, she coordinated all Microsoft activities in the public and educational sectors. Prior to that she has established the international software company update AG with twelve subsidiaries that specialize in CRM systems. Christiane Noll also has extensive knowledge of the education sector, which she gained from collaborations with the responsible government department.
 Christiane Noll is very dedicated in the areas of "digitization" and "women in tech professions".
 She co-founded the "Digital Salon" and the initiative "We Digitize Austria" and launched "Digital Heroes."


Managing Director, Accenture Austria, Vienna

 Christian Winkelhofer startete seine Accenture Karriere 2007 in Wien. Davor war er 5 Jahre als selbststänidger IT Projektleiter tätig. 2016 wurde er zum Managing Director ernannt und verantwortet aktuell den öffentlichen Bereich bei Accenture Österreich.
 In den vergangenen Jahren war Christian Winkelhofer für zahlreiche große Beratungs- und Transformationsprojekte verantwortlich. Seine Expertise liegt in der Ausgestaltung von digitalen, innovativen Prozessen und Technologien um Wertsteigerung für Organisationen und deren Endkunden zu erzielen.
 Christian Winkelhofer studierte Wirtschaftsinformatik an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz und Oxford Brookes University und absolvierte den Executive MBA (Global) an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien / University of Minnesota. Er ist verheiratet und hat 2 Kinder.

Claudia ZETTEL

Editor-in-Chief, Futurezone GmbH, Vienna

 Claudia Zettel studierte Publizistik an der Universität Wien. Sie startete ihre journalistische Laufbahn 2005 bei der pressetext Nachrichtenagentur GmbH. Dort wirkte sie ab 2009 als Stellvertreterin des CVD. Ab 2010 wechselte sie als Redakteurin zu der Tageszeitung Kurier und dem Portal futurezone, das der Kurier vom ORF übernommenen hatte. Im Februar 2014 wurde sie stellvertretende Leiterin des Ressorts "Digital/futurezone". Claudia Zettel ist seit Jänner 2016 Chefredakteurin der futurezone.

Economic Symposium

show timetable


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


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


Magenta NightSocial


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