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Working in the age of overload – Better thrive than survive

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
German and English language

In our fully connected world, mental and physical stress are on a steep rise. Humans and machines are engaged in a constant exchange – they are always ‘switched on’. How does this constant connectivity affect the workforce of a company? What can or should managers do about it? Do we need a new concept of ‘Social Health’ in the age of overload?

Author; Honorary Visiting Professor of Workplace Social Health, Cass Business School, London; Editor at Large, Thrive Global, London Key Note
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Telekom Austria Group, Vienna
President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG; President, Austrian Bankers' Association, Vienna
Editor and Head of "Economist", Die Presse, Vienna Chair

Prof. Julia HOBSBAWM

Author; Honorary Visiting Professor of Workplace Social Health, Cass Business School, London; Editor at Large, Thrive Global, London

 Julia Hobsbawm is an acclaimed entrepreneur and writer who is at the forefront of the debates around modern connectedness and its discontents in society and for business. She coined the phrase "Social Health" in her groundbreaking book Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload (Bloomsbury 2017) which was shortlisted for both Management Book of the Year and Business Book of the Year. A member of the European Workforce Institute for KRONOS she is editor-at-large of the new Social Health section of Arianna Huffington’s Wellbeing Portal Thrive Global.

Alejandro PLATER

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Telekom Austria Group, Vienna

1997 Sales Director for Argentina, Ericsson
1997-2004 Head, Business Development for several countries in South America, Ericsson
2004-2006 Sales Director for the Americas, Ericsson, Stockholm
2006 Sales Director for Mexico, Ericsson
2007-2015 Vice-President and Key Account Manager for major customers, Ericsson
since 2015 Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Telekom Austria Group, Vienna

Dr. Alexis VON HOENSBROECH

President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna

1996-1999 Ph.D., Physics (Astrophysics), Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn
1999-2005 Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group, Munich and Tokyo
2005-2009 Head, Strategy and Subsidiaries Passenger Airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2009-2010 Vice President, Integration Management Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2010-2014 Vice President, Commercial Frankfurt, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2014-2018 Chief Commercial Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG, Frankfurt
since 2018 President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Schwechat/Vienna

Robert ZADRAZIL

Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG; President, Austrian Bankers' Association, Vienna

2001 Deputy Head, Department, Retail Banking Organisation, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2001-2003 Head, Department, Retail Banking Organisation, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2003 Head, Department, Overall Bank Organisation, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2004 Head, Division, Organisation / IT Management, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2005 Head, Division, Organisation/ IT Management (Austria and CEE), Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2006-2007 Member, Management Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG; Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking Services, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2007-2009 Head, GBS CEE, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
2008-2009 Member, Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
2009-2012 Chief Executive Officer, Schoellerbank AG
2011-2016 Member, Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Private Banking, Vienna
since 2016 Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna

Hanna KORDIK

Editor and Head of "Economist", Die Presse, Vienna

1986-1988 Editor, Kurier
1988-1993 Die Presse
1993-1996 Wirtschaftswoche
1998-2004 Profil
 Since 2005 Die Presse

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

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

29.08.2018

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

29.08.-28.08.2018

Magenta NightSocial

30.08.2018

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