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Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Management-Responsibility and Regulation

Plenary / Panel
German and English language

The recent financial crisis has demonstrated the tension between formal regulation and responsibility of management. According to Peter Drucker the first responsibility of management is to achieve economic success for its core business without knowingly doing harm to others. Yet, managers do not operate in a vacuum – they are subject to market forces and to the demands of capital markets. Can managers be trusted to act responsibly or do they need to be guided by heavy regulation? What is the right balance between regulation and self-control with regard to risks and opportunities for society?

Former Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips Electronics, Oisterwijk Key Note
Member, Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna
Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Austria GmbH and Cluster West, Vienna
Geschäftsführerin, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Wien
Managing Director, SAP Österreich GmbH, Vienna
General Manager, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Wien
Founder and President, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna Chair


Former Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips Electronics, Oisterwijk

 Mr. J. Timmer joined Philips in 1952.
1963 Management of Philips, Ethiopia
1968 Head, Regional Bureau Tropical Africa, Netherlands
1970-1973 Corporate Staff Bureau, Philips
1973 Director, Corporate Staff Bureau, Philips
1977 Head of the Philips Activities, South Africa
1981 Member, Group Management, Polygram
1983 President and Chief Executive Officer, Polygram International Ltd
since 1987 Member, Group Management Committee, Philips
1987-1990 Chairman, Management of the Consumer Electronics Division, Philips
1990-1996 President, Philips Electronics
Chairman, Board of Management and Group Management Committee
1996 Retirement

Mag. Helmut BERNKOPF

Member, Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

1987-1994 WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1994-1997 Manager, Corporate Finance, Bank Austria AG, Vienna
1997-2000 Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London
2000-2001 Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A., Bucharest
2001-2004 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, HVB Bank Romania S.A. (previously Bank Austria Creditanstalt), Bucharest
2005-2006 General Manager, Head of CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2007-2008 Deputy Chairman, UniCredit Bank, Russia (previously International Moscow Bank); Acting Chairman of the Management Board
2008-2011 Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
  Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group, Vienna
2011-2012 Global Head of Private Banking UniCredit S.p.A., Senior Executive Vice President, Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group
2013-2016 Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
  Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking, Vienna
since 2016 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

Ing. MBA Johannes BISCHOF

Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Austria GmbH and Cluster West, Vienna

1980 Electrotechnology Vienna
Research and Development lab project leader software development, ELIN
1984 Presales for software and solution projects, Ericsson
1986 Sales & sales management Austria and Russia
1993 Executive MBA Austria, USA, UK
1994 Salesmanager / Managing Director, Intercont/Semperit
1997 Managing Director, Software House, Softlab/Cirquent BMW Group
2000 Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Austria GmbH, Wien
2012 Managing Director, Cluster West Europe (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands), Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, Langenhagen


Geschäftsführerin, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Wien

 Petra Jenner has been General Manager of Microsoft Austria since 1 February 2009. She is in charge of 340 employees and is responsible for the Austrian partner business system, which includes over 5,000 companies and around 5 billion euros added value. Her motto is "do as you would be done by". Before joining Microsoft Austria Jenner, who was born in Germany, worked from early 2004 in the management of the Israeli-American security specialists Check Point Software Technologies in Munich, where she was Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland; in 2008 she also took over responsibility for other countries in northern Europe, making her manager of the largest region in Europe. A business management and computer science graduate, Jenner had previously been managing director of Pitoval GmbH in Munich, and gained further experience from the 1990s onwards in companies such as iMediation, Informix Software and Sybase. In her free time she likes to travel, dance, ski and do yoga. She is married and moved to Vienna at the beginning of 2009.

Dr. Andreas MUTHER

Managing Director, SAP Österreich GmbH, Vienna

 Studium der Wirtschaftsinformatik, Wien
 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Promotion zum Thema CRM, Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität St. Gallen
1998-2000 Vorstandsassistent des SAP-Gründungsmitglieds und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzenden Hasso Plattner, USA
2000-2001 Leitung, Sektor Prozess Manufacturing, Marktentwicklungs- und Umsatzverantwortung für Amerika und Lateinamerika, SAP Markets
2002-2007 Rückkehr nach Österreich, verschiedene Führungspositionen bei SAP (u.a. Aufbau des Mittelstandsegments)
2007-2008 Global Vice-President, Business Development Mittelstand, SAP
seit 2009 Managing Director, SAP Österreich GmbH


General Manager, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Wien

1984-1986 Projektmanager für Daimler Benz und BMW Nixdorf Computer GmbH, Salzburg and Munich
1986-1988 Softwareleiter für Klein- und Mittelbetriebe, Nixdorf Computer GmbH, Salzburg
1989-1990 Organisationsberater für Rechnungswesen, Kostenplanung, Bestellwesen und Produktionssteuerung, Nixdorf Computer, Boston U.S.A
1990-1992 Marketingleiter Industrie, Einzelhandel und Transport, Siemens Nixdorf Computer GmbH
1990-1995 Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1992-1994 Marketingleiter Finanzinstitutionen, Siemens Nixdorf Computer GmbH
1994-1998 Sales Manager Personal Computers Austria, Siemens Nixdorf Computer GmbH
1998-1999 Unit Manager Computer Systems, Siemens Nixdorf Computer GmbH
1999-2001 Geschäftsführer, Fujitsu Siemens Computers Austria und CEE
2001-2002 Mitglied des Vorstands, Chief Technology Officer, business incubator AG
2002-2008 Geschäftsführer, T-Systems Austria GesmbH
2008-2012 Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, T-Systems Austria GesmbH
seit 2012 Geschäftsführer, Microsoft Österreich GmbH

Dr. Richard STRAUB

Founder and President, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna

1984-1987 Director, PC Sales IBM Austria
1987-1992 Director, PC Unit, IBM Austria
1993-1994 Assistant General Manager, PC Marketing, IBM EMEA
1994-1995 Regional Director, PC IBM Central Europe and Russia
1996-1997 Director, IBM Global Marketing and Sales Institute, Belgium
1997-2001 Chief Learning Officer, IBM Global Sales and Distribution Group
2001-2005 Director, Learning Solutions, IBM EMEA
since 2006 Associate Director, Corporate Services EFMD
Senior Adviser, IBM Global Education Industry
Senior Adviser to the Chairman, IBM EMEA
since 2008 President, Peter Drucker Society Europe

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Market Economy and Social ResponsibilityPlenary
14:30 - 16:30The Future of the Social Market EconomyPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: Free Trade and the New ProtectionismPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by SAP Austria GmbH and the European Forum AlpbachSocial


07:30 - 09:00The EU Internal Market – an Example of Effective Regulation?Plenary
09:30 - 11:00Competitive and Regulatory Deficiencies in AustriaPlenary
12:30 - 15:30Working Group 14: Den Wandel im Tourismus bewältigen – Zukunftsfähige Strukturen schaffenBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 01: Wann ist Regulierung intelligent?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 02: Economic Efficiency between Competition and RegulationBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 03: “Systemic” Enterprises under Supervision?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 04: Kollaps der Transfergesellschaft? Wohin führt Umverteilung?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 05: Visionen 2020: Wie wollen und wie können wir wirtschaften?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 06: Live-Experiment: Eigenprofit oder Gemeinwohl?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 07: Vorbild Manager? Erwartungen und MachbarkeitBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 08: CancelledBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: Nachhaltigkeit als ManagementprinzipBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: Das Kapital – Motor oder Übeltäter?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Die Zukunft der Arbeit zwischen Produktivität und GerechtigkeitBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 12: Das Steuersystem: Einfach gerecht (be-)steuern!?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 13: Daseinsvorsorge: Bringt Liberalisierung Effizienz und Sicherheit?Breakout
17:00 - 18:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Management-Responsibility and RegulationPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by T-Mobile Austria GmbH and T-Systems Austria GmbHSocial


07:30 - 09:45Europe and Global CompetitionPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Closing StatementPlenary