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New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous?

Plenary / Panel
german language

Developments in the automobile industry foreshadow a more fundamental systemic change. Selfdriving cars, electro and hydro mobility, as well as new business models of ‘sharing’ are changing the market. What are the facts and myths of this imminent system transformation? How does the revolution in mobility effect the economy and society? Who will be the new players in the system? What are the hurdles and opportunities which may arise?


Head, PhiCS - Center for Philanthropy & Civil Society, Karlshochschule, Karlsruhe and Co-Founder, Society for Urban Mobility, BICICLI Holding GmbH, Berlin
Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer, ÖBB-Holding AG, Vienna
Special Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, Head of Strategy Unit - Think Austria, Vienna
Director and Executive Producer, Format Development, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH, Vienna Chair
Chief Executive Officer, SMATRICS GmbH & Co KG, Vienna Comment
Chief Operating Officer, goUrban e-Mobility GmbH, Vienna Comment
Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt Comment

Prof. Dr. Stephan A. JANSEN

Head, PhiCS - Center for Philanthropy & Civil Society, Karlshochschule, Karlsruhe and Co-Founder, Society for Urban Mobility, BICICLI Holding GmbH, Berlin

 Stephan A Jansen is Professor for Management, Innovation & Finance and Head of the »Center for Philanthropy & Civil Society | PhiCS« at Karlshochschule, Karlsruhe, Germany.
 He is co-founding managing director of the »Society for Urban Mobility« BICICLI Holding GmbH, Berlin, e.g. for mobility consulting as well as tax privileged bike leasing and corporate bike fleets with systemic fleet services.
 He is also co-founding partner of the »Societas for Digital & Social Transformation« with the name »Das 18te Kamel & Komplizen« (The 18th Camel & Accomplices)", Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna.
 He served as founding president of Zeppelin University (2003-2014) and as member of several advisory boards and does scientific consulting for corporates, foundations, education institutions as well as ministries and the German government like Chancellor Angela Merkel or the former Vice-Chancelor Peer Steinbrück.
 He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School 2000 and 2001 and Visiting Researcher at Stanford University 1999, 2010, 2014-2015.
 He is author of more than 200 publications (including 25 books and edited anthologies), especially in the areas of organization, network, leadership and management theory, mergers & acquisitions, philanthropy as well as analyses of educational systems & urban mobility.
 He is regular columnist in German daily and weekly journals (e.g. bimonthly in »Brand eins« or »enorm«) and co-editor of the »Zeitschrift für Management (ZfM)«.

Ing. Mag. (FH) Andreas MATTHÄ

Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer, ÖBB-Holding AG, Vienna

1982-1987 Bauaufsicht und Bauleiter, Auftraggebervertreter bei Brücken- und Tiefbauprojekten, Bauvertragsvergabe und Preisprüfung
1987-1995 Organisationsverantwortlicher Brückeninstandhaltung, ÖBB-Generaldirektion
1995-2001 Leitungsfunktionen, Bereiche Personal, Rechnungswesen, Controlling und Finanzen
2001-2004 Bereichsleiter Planung, Controlling, Systeme, ÖBB
2005-2008 Bereichsleiter Controlling und Finanzen, ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG
2008-2009 Vorstandsdirektor, Anlagen und Vorstandssprecher, ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG
2009-2016 Vorstandsdirektor, Finanzen, Markt, Service, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
seit 2016 Vorstandsvorsitzender, ÖBB-Holding AG

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.


Director and Executive Producer, Format Development, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH, Vienna

1996-2002 Studium Graz/USA; Moderator, Journalist, Aktueller Dienst Hörfunk, TV, ORF Landesstudio Salzburg
2002-2007 Journalist; Livereporter; Redakteur, ORF Zeit im Bild, ORF Magazin Willkommen Österreich
2007-2012 Moderator; Sendungsverantwortlicher, ORF Magazin Newton; Analyst (Science), ORF Zeit im Bild
2012-2018 Executive Producer; Format Development, Regisseur, Moderator; Terra Mater Factual Studios

Dr. Michael-Viktor FISCHER

Chief Executive Officer, SMATRICS GmbH & Co KG, Vienna

 Nach abgeschlossenem BWL Studium an der WU Wien, hat Dr. Michael-Viktor Fischer ein Summer Term an der Harvard University in Boston absolviert. Neben zahlreichen Führungsfunktionen für die BMW Group in München, Stockholm, Wien und Peking, darunter strategische Konzernplanung, Leitung der Marktstrategieprojekte für die Märkte China, Osteuropa und Indien sowie die Vertriebskoordination für die Sales Region Greater China, war er Director for Sales and Marketing für BMW Nordeuropa. Seit 2012 ist er Geschäftsführer von SMATRICS.


Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt

1992-1997 HAK Business School, Freistadt
1997-1998 Radio Operator, Military Service
1999-2014 Manager Electronic Business, Kreisel GmbH, Freistadt
since 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel GmbH, Freistadt
since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt

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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 Breakfast: RicolaPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Swiss Country Breakfast: logitechPlenary
08:30 - 11:30Talk on the Mountain - Diversity: A moral responsibility or a tool to maximise profitsPartner
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
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11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: The rising of "TECHNIUM": Is it real, fantasy or artificial?Breakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch receptionSocial
13:30 - 14:45WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resiliencePartner
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
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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