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Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Maximilian Tayenthal

Meeting Point: Otto-Molden-Foyer
Breakout / Hike
in deutscher Sprache

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
Chief Operating Officer, 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

Chief Operating Officer, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

 Charlotte Steenbergen joined the European Forum Alpbach in 2015 as a project manager. Before that, she worked for the International AIDS Society and as event and PR manager in the field of sustainability. As Head of Corporate Fundraising at a Children’s Foundation, she commuted between Munich and Hamburg. At the European Forum Alpbach she is in charge of the development of new activities in the field of leadership, digitization and sustainability. Additionally, she works on the topic of entrepreneurship and female empowerment, oversees the production of the annual conference and is in charge of Alpbach in Motion as well as on the board of the Alpbach in Motion Alumni Club. In 2019 she became the COO of the European Forum Alpbach Association.

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30The “new normal”: deregulation?Plenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
19:30 - 20:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary


06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies – a “silver bullet” for compliance and regulation?Breakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator’s challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level – emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Ruben VardanyanBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial