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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
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Telekom Austria Group, Vienna
President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Schwechat/Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG and President of the Austrian Bankers' Association, Vienna
Editor and Head of "Economist", Die Presse, Vienna

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.

Array Alejandro PLATER

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

Risk Analyst, Sud America Seguros Sales Director for Argentina, Ericsson Head, Business Development for several countries in South America, Ericsson Sales Director for the Americas, Ericsson, Stockholm Sales Director for Mexico, Ericsson Vice-President and Key Account Manager for major customers, Ericsson
1991-1997
1997
1997-2004
2004-2006
2006
2007-2015

Dr. Alexis VON HOENSBROECH

President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Schwechat/Vienna

Physics, University of Bonn Ph.D., Physics (Astrophysics), Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group, Munich and Tokyo Head of Strategy and Subsidiaries Passenger Airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt Vice President Integration Management Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt Vice President Commercial Frankfurt, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt Chief Commercial Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG, Frankfurt
1990-1995
1996-1999
1999-2005
2005-2009
2009-2010
2010-2014
2014-2018

Array Robert ZADRAZIL

Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG and President of the Austrian Bankers' Association, Vienna

Founded an enterprise specialising in project management, IT and organisation Deputy Head of Department, Retail Banking Organisation, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head of Department, Retail Banking Organisation, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head of Department, Overall Bank Organisation, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head of Division, Organisation / IT Management, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head of Division, Organisation/ IT Management (Austria and CEE), Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Member of the Management Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG; Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking Services, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Head, GBS CEE UniCredit, Vienna Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG Chief Executive Officer, Schoellerbank AG Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Private Banking
1993
2001
2001-2003
2003
2004
2005
2006-2007
2007-2009
2008-2009
2009-2012
2011-2016

Array Hanna KORDIK

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

Master's degree, Economics, University of Vienna Editor, Kurier Die Presse Wirtschaftswoche
1988
1986-1988
1988-1993
1993-1996
 Since 2005 Die Presse

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 “I have a dream”: I dream of a diverse and resilient Europe Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The future of data economy Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 19:30 Innovation 101: The “diversity” factor Plenary

29.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: logitech Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Europe Breakfast Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: Ricola Plenary
06:30 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain – Diversity: A moral responsibility or a tool to maximise profits Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexity Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score. Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital society Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: The rising of “TECHNIUM”: Is it real, fantasy or artificial? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciences Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news – How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future – Digitalisation in individual traffic Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working life Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership – How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfully Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch reception Social
11:30 - 12:45 WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resilience Partner
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: We don’t need no education! Economic education as a business-location factor Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball – Resilience in times of disruption Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation – how much is too much? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal pay Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast follower Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCs Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Cyber security – Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How to deal with the “new oil”? Breakout
15:30 - 17:30 WU Cryptonight Partner
16:00 - 20:00 Vienna Wednesday society of trade – Alpbach edition: How digital is our work? Partner
16:15 - 17:45 Working in the age of overload – Better thrive than survive Plenary

29.08.-28.08.2018

Magenta Night Social

30.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous? Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection? Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner