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17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCs

Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / Working Group
german language

This Breakout Session is a workshop in which the systems of cooperatives and public limited companies (PLCs) are physically constructed with different building materials. Taking into account diversity and resilience, these systems will then be discussed in order to discover which factors can actually make a difference.


Former Chief Executive Officer, Migros, Zurich
Chief Financial Officer, Casinos Austria AG and Österreichischen Lotterien GmbH, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz
Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
Managing Partner, promitto organisationsberatung gmbh, Vienna Chair


Chief Financial Officer, Casinos Austria AG and Österreichischen Lotterien GmbH, Vienna

1990-1980 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Wien
1990-1991 Operationsmanagerin für Ungarn bei den Österreichischen Lotterien
1991-1997 Geschäftsführerin der ungarischen Tochtergesellschaft Lotto Union
1998-2003 Assistentin des Vorstands, Casinos Austria
1998-2006 Stv. Leiterin Vorstandssekretariat & Controlling der Österreichischen Lotterien
2000-2003 Koordination Synergien, Casinos Austria und Österreichische Lotterien
2003-2006 Leiterin der Stabsabteilungen Synergien, Casinos Austria und Österreichische Lotterien
seit 2006 Vorstandsdirektorin der Österreichischen Lotterien GmbH
seit 2010 Vorstandsdirektorin der Casinos Austria AG
seit 2013 Honorarkonsulin der Republik Ungarn (Amtsbereich W und NÖ)
seit 2013 Mitglied des Aufsichtsrates der Casinos Austria International Holding GmbH

Dr. Heinrich SCHALLER

Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz

1978-1984 Study of Law, Johannes Kepler University Linz; Study of Commercial Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1986 Judicial Clerkship
1987-2000 Head of Treasury; Head of Futures and Options Trading, Project Manager, regarding the foundation of an Austrian Futures and Options Exchange, RZB - Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Vienna
2000-2004 Deputy Member, Managing Board, Treasury, Marketing and Retail Sales, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz
2000-2004 Chairman, Supervisory Board, Kepler-Fonds Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H., Linz
2003-2006 Member, Supervisory Board, Raiffeisen Kapitalanlage-Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, Vienna
2004-2006 Member, Managing Board, Treasury, Marketing and Retail Sales, Insurance Business and Building Society Savings, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz
2006-2012 Member, Managing Board, Vienna Stock Exchange AG, Vienna
2006-2012 Member, Managing Board, CEESEG AG, Vienna
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz
since 2013 Chairman, University Council, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Dr. Margarete SCHRAMBÖCK

Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

1989-1994 Studium, Betriebswirtschaftslehre, WU - Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1995-1997 Doktoratsstudium, Betriebswirtschaftslehre, WU - Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1995-1997 Internal Auditor, Alcatel Central and Eastern Europe (u.a. Österreich, Polen, Russland, Ungarn, Tschechien, Rumänien), Aufgabenschwerpunkte Prozessanalyse, internes Management Consulting, Abteilungsaudits (Inventory Management, Credit Management, Marketing, Treasury etc)
1997-1999 MBA Alcatel; INSEAD; Universität von Lyon
1997-1999 Leiter, Asset Management Alcatel e-business, Verantwortung für Logistik (Lager und Transport), Credit und Collection, Reklamationsmanagement
1999-2000 Service Director Österreich Alcatel e-business, Gesamtverantwortung für die Implementierungs- und technischen Abteilungen der Alcatel e-business (Projektmanagement, Installation, Support, Technical Experts, Call Center)
2001-2015 Sales Director Solution Business, Gesamtverantwortung für den Auf- und Ausbau der Geschäftsfelder Multimedia Contact Center, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Security und Professional Services
seit 2016 Chief Executive Officer, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Vienna

Mag.a Barbara GUWAK

Managing Partner, promitto organisationsberatung gmbh, Vienna

1992-2000 Studium der Psychologie, Universität Wien
1997-2000 Politische Sekretärin im Zentralsekretariat, Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Wien
2000-2005 Geschäftsführerin, datenwerk innovationsagentur GmbH, Wien
2003-2005 Supervision, Coaching und Organisationsentwicklung, ARGE Bildungsmanagement, Wien
2005-2007 Selbstständige Organisationsberaterin, Systemischer Coach und Supervisorin, Wien
2006 GründerInnen-Lehrgang des Alumniverbands, Universität Wien
2007 Leiterin, Department Organisationsberatung, ic2 consulting GmbH, Wien
2008-2009 Facilitator-Ausbildung der FU Berlin und der School of Facilitating, Berlin
seit 2008 Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin, promitto organisationsberatung gmbh, Wien
2011 Systemische Strukturaufstellung/Business Training - Syst München
2016-2017 Erzählerin, Goldmund Erzählakademie
2016-2017 Systemisch Denken - SYST Matthias Varga von Kibed

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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 Breakfasts: Ricola and LogitechPlenary
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
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 do today's customers work?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 a 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
18:15 - 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