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On the Agenda: The Role of Finance in Society

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Einem-Saal
Plenary / Talk & Q&A
in englischer Sprache

Social Banking and Impact Investing are only two examples of how financial services often have a broader societal and economic policy dimension. Explore with leading executives in what ways the financial services industry along with progress in digital technologies can contribute to build a more inclusive society and spur greater prosperity for all.

Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bank Austria AG; President, Austrian Bankers' Association, Vienna
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Software AG Foundation, Darmstadt
Program Director, Pioneers; Curator, TEDxVienna, Vienna Chair

Robert ZADRAZIL

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

1993 Founder, Enterprise specialising in project management, IT and organisation
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

Markus ZIENER

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Software AG Foundation, Darmstadt

1987-1990 Diplom-Betriebswirt, B.A., Business Administration, DHBW, Berufsakademie Mannheim
1990-1994 Diplom-Volkswirt, Economics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg
1997-2000 Commercial Director, Solar-Fabrik GmbH, Freiburg
2000-2008 Partner of MIRA, Independent Management Consultant
2001-2006 Member, Supervisory Board, S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, Freiburg
2006-2008 Member, Board, S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, Freiburg
2008-2010 Independent Management Consultant
2010-2012 Member, Board, GeckoGroup AG, Wetzlar
2012-2013 Managing Director, Handelskontor Willmann für Naturprodukte GmbH, Vaihingen/Enz
2013-2014 Director Asset Management, Software AG Foundation, Darmstadt
since 2015 Member, Supervisory Board, Software AG, Darmstadt
since 2016 Member, Supervisory Board, Amryt Pharma plc, Dublin
since 2019 Member, Supervisory Board, GLS Bank, Bochum
since 2014 Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Software AG Foundation, Darmstadt

Reka ARTNER

Program Director, Pioneers; Curator, TEDxVienna, Vienna

 Réka is currently a curator for TEDxVienna and was the Program Director of Pioneers, giving a voice and stage to the visionaries and pioneers shaping our world. She believes in the power of technology being able to foster positive change. Just like superheroes, Réka also has a second identity. She is the Curator of TEDxVienna, leading a team of 70 amazing individuals and scouting great ideas from around the globe. Next to her seven years of TEDx experience, she has facilitated several ideation workshops to help people identify and develop their ideas. She is a speaker coach, hosts workshops on organizational development and moderates engaging events and conferences. Réka studied economic psychology at the University of Vienna and headed multiple student organizations during her study years. She founded an AIESEC committee at her university, expanded the junior enterprise uniforce to have an office in Klagenfurt and represented the Austrian student enterprises in Brussels as a board member of JADE.

Economic Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2019

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

28.08.2019

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

29.08.2019

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