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Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Maximilian Tayenthal

Meeting Point: Otto-Molden-Foyer
Breakout / Hike
german language

The European Forum Alpbach offers Financial Market Talks on the highest level – literally.
During a short mountain hike to Zirmalm, get to know Maximilian Tayenthal, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of the Berlin financial start-up NUMBER26 which successfully attained an official banking license in summer 2016. Ask him, how he sees digital disruption evolving in the banking sector. Find out, what made NUMBER26 so successful. And discover his vision of banking in the future.


Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, N26 - Number 26, Berlin
Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair


Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, N26 - Number 26, Berlin

1999-2006 Master's degree, Commerce and Master's degree, Business, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2002-2005 Master in International Management, Community of European Management Schools
2002-2006 Master's degree, Law, University of Vienna
2007 Senior Consultant, Booz&Company
2008-2012 Subsidiary Manager and Assistant to Chief Financial Officer, Vienna Insurance Group
2012-2013 Associate, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
since 2013 Founder and Chief Financial Officer, N26 - Number 26, Berlin

Mag.a Charlotte STEENBERGEN

Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1999-2009 Backstage Management, Arrezzowave/Italiawave
2002-2009 Political Science, University of Vienna
2006-2008 Staff Member, Grünzeux, Vienna
2009 Exhibition Guide, Verein Gedenkdienst, Vienna
2010 Pre-conference Officer, International AIDS Society, Vienna
2010-2011 Staff Member, Preventas, Hamburg
2011-2014 Sponsoring and Fundraising, Plant-for-the-Planet, Munich
since 2015 Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable


14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30The "new normal": deregulation?Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
21:30 - 22:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary


08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies - a "silver bullet" for compliance and regulation?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator's challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level - emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Ruben VardanyanBreakout
21:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial