Where: Aula der Wissenschaften

08:30 – 09:00


Opening and Welcome

Chair:Angelica Kohlmann, Founder Kohlmann & Co AG
Speakers:   Richard Straub, President, Peter Drucker Society Europe
Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Professor, and Drucker Brand Champion
Lisa Hershman, CEO Scrum Alliance
Conference Chair

09:00 – 09:45


Applying New Lenses to look at the Challenges of our Time

Chair:Sarah Green Carmichael, Senior Editor Harvard Business Review
Speakers:      Hal Gregersen, Executive director of the MIT Leadership Center,
Senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at MIT Sloan School of Management
Thomas Wedell, Partner at The Innovation Architects and author
Roger Martin, Institute Director, Martin Prosperity Institute,Rotman School of Management

How might we reframe the challenges we face as leaders? Can we ask better questions, shift from “either/or” to “and” solutions, and look at the world with new eyes?

09:45 – 10:30


Growth – an Imperative? 

Chair:Alexandra Borchardt, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Speakers:Pankaj Ghemawat, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE and NYU Stern Business School
Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization & Entrepreneurship Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Martin Reeves, Head of the Boston Consulting Group's Bruce Henderson Institute


What constitutes growth? And how does it link to broad-based prosperity gains? Which indicators and measurements serve us well, especially in light of globalization?


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11:00 – 11:45


The Never-Ending Quest for Human Prosperity

Chair: Allyson Stewart-Allen, Founder and Director of International Marketing Partners Ltd.
Speakers: Rick Goings, CEO Tupperware Brands
Julia Hobsbawm, CEO, Editorial Intelligence Ltd;
Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking, Cass Business School
Nilofer Merchant, Author and Speaker

Economic prosperity versus human well-being and development – in a connected world, how shall we set our aspirations?

11:45 – 12:30


Perspectives from Emerging & Developing Regions

Chair:Deepa Prahalad, Author, CEO Anuuva LLC
Speakers:      Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom
Irene Yuan Sun, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company
Haiyan Wang, Managing Partner, China India Institute

Case studies from different regions of the world reveal a growing army of young people aspiring to “good jobs” – and untold opportunities for leapfrogging. Will prosperity come through entrepreneurship?

12:30 – 13:00


Audience Q & A on Plenaries 3 - 6

Chair:             TBA


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14:00 – 15:00


The Role of Technology - Threat or Catalyst for Human Prosperity?

Chair:Alex Adamopoulos, CEO emergn
Speakers:            Charles Edouard Bouée, CEO Roland Berger
Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist

Erica Dhawan, CEO of Cotential

Don Tapscott, CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc.;
Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management

Is the digital revolution decoupling growth from employment and human prosperity? Has digital transformation lost the human touch? What new challenges will digital disruptions create?


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15:30 – 16:30


Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurial Potential in Organizations

Chair:Alexander Osterwalder, Entrepreneur and business model innovator; Co-founder of Strategyzer
Speakers: Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Serial Entrepreneur
Bill Fischer, Pofessor IMD, Advisor to Haier Group
Ashok Krish, Head of Innovation Lab (India), Tata Consultancy Services
Efosa Ojomo, Research Fellow,
Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

How can large enterprises tap the rich innovation potential of their people? What does it take to move beyond operational excellence and incremental innovation to pioneer market-creating solutions?
How to create a culture of innovation?

16:30 – 17:00


Audience Q&A on Plenaries 7 – 8

Chair:             Gabriel Joseph-Dezaize, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review France

20:00 – 23:00

Schönbrunn Castle, Orangerie



09:00 – 10:00


The Growth Imperative in Business

Chair:Sarah Cliffe, Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review
Speakers: Rita McGrath, Professor of Management at Columbia Business School
Yves Doz, Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation, INSEAD
Vlatka Hlupic, CEO The Management Shift Consulting Ltd


How to stimulate and manage growth making the right strategic choices? Pathways to intelligent growth? Rebalancing global vs. local and centralization/decentralization.

10:00 – 11:30

PARALLEL SESSIONS including Walking Coffee

Parallel Session 1 - Perspectives from Drucker Challenge Winners

Chair:Isabella Mader, CEO & CIO, Excellence Institute
Speakers:Drucker Challenge Winners/Finalists


Parallel Session 2 - Public Value: A corporate purpose towards inclusive prosperity

Chair:Timo Meynhardt, Professor for Business Psychology and Leadership,
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Speakers:Julie Linn Teigland, Regional Managing Partner
of EY Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Others TBA


Parallel Session 3 - Inclusive Prosperity in Central/Eastern Europe and Emerging Markets

Chair:Andreas Ludwig, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Umdasch AG
Speakers:Jean-Noel Fourel, President of the Managing Board & CEO, Selena FM SA
Stefan Zapotocky, Member of the Executive Committee, Sberbank Europe
Others TBA


Parallel Session 4 – New Implications for Management Education and Research

Chair:Tony O'Driscoll, Global Head of Duke CE Labs and
Lecture Fellow at the Fuqua School of Business
Speakers:Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer Hult International Business School
Others TBA

11:30 – 12:00


Feed-Back from Parallel Sessions by Chairs


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13:00 – 14:00


The New Challenge to Enterprise Leaders

Chair:Michael Skapinker, FT IE Corporate Learing Alliance, Associate Editor FT
Speakers:                   Sidney Finkelstein, Professor of Management,
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Tammy Erickson, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour,
London Business School
Guillaume Alvarez, Senior Vice President EMEA, Steelcase
Joan Snyder-Kuhl, Founder Why Millennials Matter


As leaders work to reconcile enterprise profitability and employee prosperity, how should we think about growth, engagement, and the practice of management? As work is increasingly digitized, networked, and automated, is a new kind of leadership required? How to create energy and engagement in these new settings.


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14:30 – 15:15


The Role and Responsibilities of the State in Fueling Growth and Prosperity

Chair:Steve Denning, Member of the Board of Directors SD Learning Consortium; Forbes contributor


Carlota Perez, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Markus Müller, Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.univ.; Rector, Medical University of Vienna
    Curt Carlson, Founder and CEO, The Practice of Innovation, former CEO of SRI

Are rules and regulations devised for an industrial age constraining prosperity? What management models might make states more effective actors in times of complex and dynamic transition? Is there a new role for the state to help society deal with uncertainty and unpredictability?

15:15 – 15:45


Audience Q&A on Plenaries 12 & 13

Chair:             Wolfgang Lassl

15:45 – 17:00


Final Fireworks – Recurring Themes, Synthesis, and Takeaways
(and a Forward-Looking Announcement)

Chair:               Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times                                       

Selected speakers will highlight their personal top learnings and takeaways in three rapid-fire sessions. The event concludes with a special announcement about 2018 – when the Global Peter Drucker Forum celebrates its tenth anniversary.