Program and Abstract


09.30 - 09.40
Welcome & Opening

Patrick Sagmeister, Deputy Director General, Advantage Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Overview of the Program
Manfred F. Berger, Managing Director of Neusicht Think Tank

09.40 - 09.50
Restarting Growth – Drivers & Barriers

Arnold Schuh, Director, Competence Center for EM & CEE, WU Vienna

09.50 - 10.00
Management learnings from the pandemic

Piotr Ploszajski, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and Co-Founder & Lecturer of the so-called Digital University at SGH.

10.00 - 10.10
Q & A

moderated by Arnold Schuh

10.10 - 10.20
Break – Videos & Infos Sponsors
10.20 - 10.25
Introduction Session 1 – Manfred Berger

Finding and developing the right human skills

The pandemic stopped the labor and skills shortage for the moment. However, with the economic recovery the demand for labor will come back. The lack of skilled employees could hinder the expansion of existing operations. The right skills are needed for enhancing the productivity in production and logistics as well as for the growing digitalization of businesses and the new economy.

10.25 - 10.35
Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on human resource management in CEE

Sonia Ferencikova, Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Economic University Bratislava

10.35 - 10.45
Business and HR trends at Oracle CEE

Wolfgang Braunboeck, VP Human Resources Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa, Oracle Austria, Roman Biller, VP Tech Sales CEE, Oracle Austria

10.45 - 10.55
Enhancing the manufacturing productivity in the Western Balkans

Jelena Cerar, Ass.Prof., Phillip Nell, Professor, Institute for International Business, WU Vienna

10.55 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.10
What are the human resources-priorities in CEE now?

Olga Knyazeva, Regional HR Business Partner Central and Eastern
Europe/Diversity Manager Europe at Henkel

11.10 - 11.20
New Work – a question of digital tools or a question of the mind-set?

Günther Tengel, Managing Partner & owner of Amrop Jenewein.

11.20 - 11.30
Distance learning – The Trenkwalder Method

Michaela Meier, CEO Trenkwalder Learning

11.30 - 11.45

moderated by Manfred Berger

11.45 - 11.55
Break – Videos & Infos Sponsors
11.55 - 12.00
Introduction Session 2 – Arnold Schuh

Innovative and digital solutions “created in CEE”

Innovation and digitalization play a central role in the upgrading of CEE economies. CEE is well prepared to capture these growth opportunities as it is home of many innovative firms, a large ICT talent pool, vibrant digital ecosystems and highly motivated entrepreneurs. This also attracts the attention of foreign multinationals that increasingly see CEE not only as a low-cost location but appreciate its innovation potential. The marked shift to e-commerce during the pandemic offers opportunities for the entry of new competitors too.

12.00 - 12.10
An e-commerce success story from CEE

Martin Němeček, International Expansion, ALZA

12.10 - 12.20
Fortech – Visionary entrepreneurship and innovative software solutions

Calin Vaduva, CEO, Fortech

12.20 - 12.30
Scaling-up in/from Eastern Europe – the UiPath journey

Andrei Roth, Campus Manager, UiPath – the first Romanian Tech Unicorn

12.30 - 12.40
Digitalizing the insurance business – CHERRISK by UNIQA

Krisztián Kurtisz, CEO and Founder of CHERRISK

12.40 - 12.50

moderated by Arnold Schuh

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