Yes, it’s really happening: the Drucker Forum is reconvening in Vienna in
November, reasserting our human need for live, person-to-person exchange.
Our dual approach offers flexible options: join us remotely for two digital days
(Nov. 10 + 17), and/or travel to Vienna (Nov. 18 + 19). Our recommendation:
book the ‘Total Drucker Experience’ embracing all four days!
Programs are now finalised, all offering challenging topics and great speakers
from the global Drucker community under the theme "The Human Imperative – Navigating Uncertainty In The Digital Age" – the common thread running through
all four days of the conference.
Together we’ll work with ideas from renowned thinkers and leaders, and tackle the
biggest challenge and opportunity of a fast-digitizing world: protecting and progressing the human imperative. We look forward to your support!
In Vienna for digital humanism
and the real-world variety
As the community (this year regretfully limited to 300 places) gathers in Vienna for the In-Person Forum (Nov. 18 + 19), the discussions will take place within the context of an introduction to Digital Humanism – a powerful framework for defining what must be achieved (and defended) as we move forward in the digital age. Day 2 of the in-person gathering will delve deeper into strategic, operational, and ethical challenges managers face now.
Speakers you will meet in Vienna include Julian Nida-Rümelin, philosopher and former cultural minister for the Federal Republic of Germany; Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur and professor; theologian and philosopher Peter G. Kirchschläger of the University of Lucerne; James M. Loree, CEO of Stanley Black & Decker; founder of the Blockchain Research Institute and technology guru Don Tapscott; AI critic Erik J. Larson; Maurice Levy, president of the Publicis Group; and Mazars CEO Hervé Helias. All speakers.
Time to reflect and create
What you’ll find on site: eager participant-driven small groups, possibility to participate in an intriguing co-creation project, unrivalled professional networking opportunities, potential for fruitful partnerships and joint projects – both academic and commercial – and not least community and friendship!
Official health and safety regulations as stipulated by the City of Vienna and Austria will apply. Please note that under rule 2G, to participate in the on-site Forum in Vienna you will need to prove you are fully vaccinated or are recovered from Covid-19.
Zoom in to the Digital Forum
Can business be (re)humanized, and how? How can smart leaders work with human emotions? Is it possible to turn large organisations into hotbeds of creativity and innovation?
We will address these and other major questions in more than 19 sessions at the Digital Forum Day (Nov. 17). You get the ability to pick and choose between sessions programmed to serve a global audience across many time zones. (Don’t worry about missing sessions: registration allows for all the video replays you wish!)
Amazing line-up of speakersWe are privileged to have attracted some of the very best minds for the digital-only part of the Forum. Join online risk researcher Gerd Gigerenzer, futurist Amy Webb, doyen of knowledge management, Ikujiro Nonaka, London Business School’s noted Prof Herminia Ibarra, Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy now at Harvard Business School, and Tiziana Casciaro, professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management.
You can look forward to participating in discussions of quality and a lively chat – supported by professional hosting – plus plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and other attendees in breakout sessions and our virtual ‘lounges’.
In-depth, interactive workshops are the focus of our Digital Workshop Day (Nov. 10), during which you can learn about social glue, entrepreneurship, digital trust and much more.
Zoom sessions feature among others legendary Pixar founder Ed Catmull and one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers Gary Hamel. Beatriz Arantes (Steelcase), who specializes in the psychology of human emotions and behaviors will talk about how they relate to work and work environments. Liz Grennan (McKinsey & Company) will work with you on Digital Trust.
New this year:
Drucker Forum TV!
A novelty this year is the "Drucker Forum TV", which will broadcast on Nov. 19. Broadcasts will include interviews with selected speakers present in Vienna, clips from the in-person Forum, and replays of certain sessions from the Digital Forum Day. Please note: There will be no livestream coverage of this year’s Global Peter Drucker Forum.
Upcoming partner events
In the run-up to the Forum, check upcoming events by our partners on our new partner event page online.
October 28 + 29
Strategy@Work – The Premier Conference For Those Who Transform
October 29–November 26
Concrete Love - The Making of Beautiful Business
November 6 + 7
A Big Bang by Kotler & Partners
Virtual Roundtable: Thriving in the age of complexity: The human imperative.
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