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02: How Data Determines the Fortunes of States, Corporations and Individuals

Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Both the private and the public sector use digitization to simplify processes, make life easier and above all, bring efficiency. To achieve this, existing data are constantly collected, organized and evaluated. But which information is truly needed to provide better services and what are the expectations of citizens in the age of the data economy?

Chief Executive Officer, Irembo, e-Government Portal, Kigali Welcome
Managing Director, BRZ - Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Vienna
Presenter-Analyst, e-Estonia Briefing Centre, Tallinn
Director General, DG Corporate Management and Services, Austrian Federal Minstry of Finance, Vienna
Expert, Digitization, Hamburg
Careers and Business Editor, KURIER, Vienna Chair

Faith KEZA

Chief Executive Officer, Irembo, e-Government Portal, Kigali

2013 Web Application Developer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2014-2016 Software Engineer, Oracle, Delphix, Redwood City, CA
2016-2017 Software Engineer, Delphix, Redwood City, CA
2017 Software Engineer, Google, Mountain View, CA
2017-2018 Chief Technology Officer, RwandaOnline Platform Limited, Kigali
since 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Irembo, e-Government Portal, Kigali

Mag. Markus KAISER

Managing Director, BRZ - Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Vienna

2001 Business Administration, Auditing and Trusteeship, Finance Law, WU - Vienna School of Economics and Business, Vienna
1998-2003 Senior Project Manager, Siemens Business Services, Vienna
2004-2006 Managing Director, Siemens Business Services Romania, Bucharest
2006-2010 Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Munich
2010-2011 Senior Vice President, Business Unit Solutions Germany, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Munich
2011-2015 Senior Vice President, Consulting and Systems Integration Germany, Atos, Munich
since 2016 Managing Director, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Vienna


Presenter-Analyst, e-Estonia Briefing Centre, Tallinn

2011-2014 Politics and International Relations, University of Reading
2014-2015 Politics and Security, University College London
2015-2016 Baltic Sea Region Studies, University of Tartu
2017 Adviser, Estonian Government Office, Tallinn
2018 Associate, BHC Laboratory, Tallinn
since 2019 Presenter-Analyst, e-Estonia Briefing Centre, Tallinn

Dipl.-Kfm., MBA Eduard MÜLLER

Director General, DG Corporate Management and Services, Austrian Federal Minstry of Finance, Vienna

1981-1994 Examiner, Tax Office Oberwart
1994-1998 Appeals Officer, Financial Directorate Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland
1998 Specialist, European Commission, Brussels
1998-2001 Specialist, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
2002-2013 Group Leader, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
2013-2015 Managing Director, Linde Verlag, Vienna
2015-2018 Section Head, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
2019-2020 Austrian Federal Minister of Finance, Public Service and Sport, Vienna

Dr. Karl PALL

Expert, Digitization, Hamburg

 Dr. Karl Pall was born and studied in Vienna. He holds a PhD in Science of Communication and Economies. Dr. Pall worked for international advertising agencies like Grey, D'Arcy, JWT in Account Management in Hamburg, London and Vienna. In 1992, he worked in an agency in Tokyo. He then co-founded a local ad agency in Vienna. In 1996, he moved to New York to one of the first "New Media Agencies". After this, he held a job as Marketing and Communications Director at Coca Cola for several countries in CEE, AT, CH and IT. In 2005 he became Co-Founder and Managing Director of 12snap Mobile Marketing. In September 2006 he started to run the business for Google in Austria and became Country Manager. In September 2011, he moved as Head of Industry at Google Canada to Toronto. October 2012, he became Managing Director Brand Solutions at Google Canada. Sepember 2014, he moved to Hamburg as Director of Google's Branding Business.

Mag. Sandra BAIERL

Careers and Business Editor, KURIER, Vienna

1996-2000 Studium der Politikwissenschaft, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Wien
1999-2000 Studienjahr, University of Ulster, Coleraine
2000 Austria Presse Agentur, Wien
2000-2001 PR-Agentur (Kunden: Nokia, La Roche Posay, Emporia Telecom), Wien
2001 Journalistische Ausbildung, NEWS-Lehrredaktion, Wien
2001-2003 Journalistin, Magazin Woman, Ressorts: Aktuell, Karriere, verantwortlich für die Homepage, NEWS Verlags GmbH, Wien
2003-2006 Journalistin und Chefin vom Dienst, Magazin Gesundheit, verantwortlich für Homepage, Newsletter, Wien
2005-2008 Chefredakteurin, Kundenmagazin Nivea, Wien
2006 Feature-Stories, Fokus: Frauen- und Karriere-Themen, Wirtschaftsblatt, Wien
seit 2006 Ressortleiterin Karrieren, KURIER, Wien
seit 2009 Ressortleiterin Business, KURIER, Wien

Economic Symposium

show timetable


14:00 - 15:45The New World Trade (Dis)orderPlenary
16:00 - 17:00Europe’s Dream of a Leading Role in the WorldPlenary
16:00 - 17:00Revisiting Friedrich August von Hayek – A ControversyPlenary
17:15 - 18:15Capitalism and Democracy – A Power Struggle?Plenary


08:00 - 08:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Data and the Future of WorkPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Sustained MobilityPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Responsible BusinessesPlenary
09:30 - 10:30Managing Insecurity or Managing in Security?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to LiberationBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: How Data Determines the Fortunes of States, Corporations and IndividualsBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: What Can and Should AI Do? What Kind of Regulation Does Innovation Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Freedom of Choice vs. Regulation When Switching to Alternative DrivesBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to Avoid the Commodity Trap?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: The Liberty of Offensive PlayBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: ‘Ecosystems’ of Digital Champions: How Can Other Businesses Keep Up?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Ready for the Future – Which Skills Do We Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: We and The Digital World – Society and Business in TransitionBreakout
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 7Culture
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 14:30Loggia-TalkPartner
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Free Trade – of Course!? Can Free Trade Enjoy Sustainable Success?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: How Vulnerable Is Our Economy?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Open Talent Economy – Seeking New Approaches in an Uncertain World of WorkBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Safe Nutrition – Between Individual Self-Realization and Societal GoalsBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Erosion of Trust Undermines Economic Behavior. How to Restore it?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Digital Identity: Brave New World?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The Spy You Love in Your PocketBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: How to Cope with Complexity: A Playful Session with Eigenland®Breakout
16:15 - 17:15Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
17:15 - 18:00Gearing Up For CyberattacksPlenary
18:15 - 19:00Huge Stage of IdeasPlenary
18:30 - 20:30Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and DigitizationPartner
20:30 - 21:45Alpbach Special: Schrödinger’s Duck in Schrödinger’s HallCulture
22:00 - 23:55Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:0019th Alpbach Europe Breakfast: Europe on the MovePartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
09:00 - 09:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Powering the Energy TransitionPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: The Role of Finance in SocietyPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Connected IndustriesPlenary
10:30 - 11:00How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 8Culture
15:00 - 16:00Loggia TalkPartner