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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 Welcome
Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna Key Note
Consultant and Executive Coach, ISG Personalmanagement, Vienna Coordination
Consultant, FASresearch, Vienna Coordination
Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna Coordination

Mag. Birgit KRAFT-KINZ

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KRAFTKINZ GmbH, Vienna

1989-1994 Projektmanagement Sacré Coeur Graz
1994-1995 Leiterin Interne Kommunikation, Pressesprecherin Konsum Österreich
1995-1997 Marketingleiterin max.mobil. (heute T-Mobile)
1997-1999 Senior Consultant bei einer Top 3 Kommunikationsagentur
 Seit 2002 Geschäftsführerin KRAFTKINZ Gmbh
1999-2002 Kommunikationsleiterin SIEMENS AG Österreich

Mag. Dr. Harald KATZMAIR

Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna

 Studies in Sociology and Philosophy, University of Vienna
1992-2000 Research Assistant, Institute for Economics, Vienna University for Economics and Business
1995-1997 Research Associate, Institute for Sociology, Faculty of Social- and Business Sciences, University of Vienna
1997-2002 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FAS - Forschungsgesellschaft für angewandte Sozial- und Strukturanalyse OEG, Vienna
since 2002 Founder; Head of Science; Chief Executive Officer, FAS.research Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.,Vienna
since 2013 Vice-president, NEIN ZU KRANK UND ARM Foundation
since 2015 Member, Supervisory Board, FWF - Austrian Science Fund, Vienna


Consultant and Executive Coach, ISG Personalmanagement, Vienna

1997 Freelance Editorial Assistant, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia
1997-2000 Account Manager, Corporate Collections and Development Department, Christie's Inc., New York
2000-2002 AVP, Business Director, Regional Operations, North and South America, Sotheby's Inc., New York
2002-2005 Trainer and Communications Consultant, Vienna
2005-2007 Director, Business Director for Europe and Emerging Markets, Sotheby's, London
2007-2010 Director, Client Development, Europe and New Markets, Sotheby's, London
2010 Director, Chairmen's Business Development, Sotheby's, London
 Since 2014 Executive Coach, Trainer and Consultant, ISG Personalmanagement, Vienna
2011-2013 Senior Director, New Markets, Head of MENA, India and Turkey, Sotheby's, London

Mag. Katrin UHLIK

Consultant, FASresearch, Vienna

1995-2000 Freie Journalistin
1996-2008 Studium der Soziologie, Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Wien und University of Surrey Roehampton, London
1998-2003 Tutorin, Universität Wien
2002 Summer Associate, McKinsey
2003-2005 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Medizin- und Gesundheitssoziologie
2003-2006 Studienassistentin, Universität Wien
seit 2009 Beraterin, promitto organisations- und politikberatung gmbh

Sonja ZANT

Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna

1988-1996 Team Lead Marketing, Ueberreuter Manager Akademie, Vienna
1996-1998 Team Lead Communications and Media, VZ VermögensZentrum, Zürich
1998-2001 Head of Customer Relationship, ONE; Head of Marketing & Business Development ONE Internet Services, Vienna
2001-2003 Chief Marketing Officer, Téléfonica, 3G Mobile AG, Zürich
2003-2007 Head of Partner Management & Business Productivity Group, Management Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft, Zürich
2005 Maternity Leave, Zürich
2008-2012 Head of Corporate Responsibility, bwin, Vienna
2012-2018 Sonja Zant Unternehmensberatung, business consultancy and design of innovation and transformation processes, Vienna
since 2014 frauenwirtschaftswunder, business consultancy and coaching of female career development, mixed leadership and transformation, Vienna
since 2018 Partner, Brainds Marken und Design GmbH, Vienna

Economic Symposium

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 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
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
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
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 to deal with the "new oil"?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 an 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
17:30 - 19:30WU CryptonightPartner
18:00 - 22:00Vienna Wednesday society of trade - Alpbach edition: How digital is our work?Partner
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