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WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resilience

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With analogue and digital methods, the WERIETY LAB shows why diversity provides stability in insecure economies. The LAB works with the concept “variablity” and makes it visible and measurable. Learn how to gain resilience for your company, management and entrepreneurship.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KRAFTKINZ GmbH, Vienna
Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna
Consultant and Executive Coach, ISG Personalmanagement, Vienna
Consultant, FASresearch, Vienna
Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna

Mag. Birgit KRAFT-KINZ

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KRAFTKINZ GmbH, Vienna

Projektmanagement Sacré Coeur Graz Leiterin Interne Kommunikation, Pressesprecherin Konsum Österreich Marketingleiterin max.mobil. (heute T-Mobile) Senior Consultant bei einer Top 3 Kommunikationsagentur
 Seit 2002 Geschäftsführerin KRAFTKINZ Gmbh

Mag. Dr. Harald KATZMAIR

Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Economics, Vienna University for Economics and Business Research Associate, Institute for Sociology, Faculty of Social- and Business Sciences, University of Vienna Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FAS - Forschungsgesellschaft für angewandte Sozial- und Strukturanalyse OEG, Vienna Founder; Head of Science; Chief Executive Officer, FAS.research Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.,Vienna Vice-president, NEIN ZU KRANK UND ARM Foundation
 Studies in Sociology and Philosophy, University of Vienna
since 2002
since 2013

Array Katja SÜSS-NIMEH

Consultant and Executive Coach, ISG Personalmanagement, Vienna

Freelance Editorial Assistant, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia Account Manager, Corporate Collections and Development Department, Christie's Inc., New York AVP, Business Director, Regional Operations, North and South America, Sotheby's Inc., New York Trainer and Communications Consultant, Vienna Director, Business Director for Europe and Emerging Markets, Sotheby's, London Director, Client Development, Europe and New Markets, Sotheby's, London Director, Chairmen's Business Development, Sotheby's, London
 Since 2014 Executive Coach, Trainer and Consultant, ISG Personalmanagement, Vienna

Mag. Katrin UHLIK

Consultant, FASresearch, Vienna

Freie Journalistin Studium der Soziologie, Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Wien und University of Surrey Roehampton, London Tutorin, Universität Wien Summer Associate, McKinsey Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Medizin- und Gesundheitssoziologie Studienassistentin, Universität Wien

Array Sonja ZANT

Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna

Team Lead Marketing, Ueberreuter Manager Akademie, Vienna Team Lead Communications and Media, VZ VermögensZentrum, Zürich Head of Customer Relationship, ONE; Head of Marketing & Business Development ONE Internet Services, Vienna Chief Marketing Officer, Téléfonica, 3G Mobile AG, Zürich Head of Partner Management & Business Productivity Group, Management Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft, Zürich Maternity Leave, Zürich Head of Corporate Responsibility, bwin, Vienna Sonja Zant Unternehmensberatung, business consultancy and design of innovation and transformation processes, Vienna frauenwirtschaftswunder, business consultancy and coaching of female career development, mixed leadership and transformation, Vienna
since 2014

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