SATURDAY 23.3.

ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN

  • 18.45 Welcome Cocktail
  • 20.00 Dinner

SUNDAY 24.3.

  • 09.30 – 12.00 Ad hoc meetings
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 15.00 – 18.30 Afternoon sessions

The next decade: A look into the labs

What are the next big things, our top universities and research centers are working on? How will they influence our lives and what new businesses might be created?

Klaus Ensslin  – Professor of Physics at ETH Zurich and Director of the National Center of Competence on “Quantum Science and Technology”

Horst Hörnter – Senior Director of Ars Electronica Futurelab

Karl Pall – Regional Director of Google

Q + A

ORF – The Next Decade: Total Digital?

Opportunities and challenges for Austria´s biggest media company at the interface between globalization, digitalization, competition and public value.

Alexander Wrabetz – CEO of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation)

The keynote will be followed by a discussion with Rainer Esser, GM of DIE ZEIT Zeitverlag

Q + A

Speed Dating with the Future – 5 Bullets in 5 Minutes

Short inputs from different industries about what they think will shape the next decade of their special business. What will be the biggest challenges and what the greatest opportunities? Get an in-depth overview and challenge the presenters with your questions.

Digitalization: Giving meaning to the buzzword – T-Mobile

The digital future is human – BILLA Digital

How to digitize at temperatures hotter than a volvano! – RHI Magensita

Maria Zesch – CCO of T-Mobile Austria

Julia Stone – Director Digital & Innovations of BILLA Digital

Stefan Rathausky – Senior Vice President Corporate Projects & Communication of RHI Magnesita

  • 20.00 Dinner powered by KNP Financial Services

MONDAY 25.3.

  • 09.30 – 12.00 Ad hoc meetings
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 15.00 – 18.30 Afternoon sessions

The Future of Plastic

We want to go beyond the public “bash plastics and ban polymers”-discussion. Instead, we want to ask, what will be the role of plastics in the next decade of our materials economy and how could we address the environmental issues beyond just being concerned?

Alfred Stern – CEO of Borealis

Q + A

Journey into the Future

David Rowan travelled 19 countries, from Peru to China, to find bold examples of corporate innovation that delivered true value and are guidelines for success in the next decade. David will share the insights of his upcoming book on this subject with us, which will be published in May 2019.

David Rowan – Conference Speaker and Writer, Former Editor-in-chief of WIRED Magazine UK

Q + A

Speed Dating with the Future – 5 Bullets in 5 Minutes

Short inputs from different industries about what they think will shape the next decade of their special business. What will be the biggest challenges and what the greatest opportunities? Get an in-depth overview and challenge the presenters with your questions.

Digitalization of an accounting practice – Challenges & Chances – BDO

Is fossil energy as old as its name? – Smatrics

Only dead fish swim with the stream – Wings for Life Spinal Cord Reserach Foundation

Berndt Zinnöcker – Tax Partner at BDO

Michael-Viktor Fischer – Founder & CEO of Smatrics

Anita Gerhardter – CEO of Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

  • 20.00 Dinner
  • 22.00 Cigar Lounge powered by Tobaccoland

TUESDAY 26.3.

  • 09.30 – 12.00 Ad hoc meetings
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 15.00 – 18.30 Afternoon sessions

Digital vs. Real Sports

By the end of the next decade: Digital-Sports will be the winner?! In this session we want to discuss and challenge this bold prediction and look at the implications for both sport-brands and media.

Stefan Mennerich – Director of Media, Digital and Communications of FC Bayern München AG

Daniel Schmidhofer – Country Manager of ESL Gaming Network (AT, CH, ITA) & CEO of ProGaming Italia

Frederico Winer – Head of SAP Entertainment Industries

Q + A

How to build a unicorn and disrupt a whole industry?

Fireside-Chat with Valentin Stalf about his insights.

Valentin Stalf – Co-Founder & CEO of N26

Q + A

  • 20.00 Farewell-Dinner & Prize Awards

WEDNESDAY 27.3.

DEPARTURE / CHECK-OUT