DAY 1 – November 5

Conference Chair:

Andrew Hill
Associate Editor and Management Editor,
Financial Times

Check-in: 7:15 – 8:15

8:30 – 9:00  JESUIT HALL


  Richard Straub, President Peter Drucker Society Europe
                   Joseph A. Maciariello, Senior Fellow & Professor of Social Science and Management Emeritus, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
  Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times

9:00 – 10:15 JESUIT HALL


Entering the Brave New World of Digital - Disruption as the New Normal?

  • What is the new world we see emerging with the digital revolution?
  • Are we at an inflection point?
  • Does this one differ from previous technology "revolutions"?
  • Will automation kill manual and knowledge jobs?
CHAIR Julia Kirby, Editor-at-large, Harvard Business Review
SPEAKERS Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College
  Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO Roland Berger
  Mårten Mickos, Silicon Valley entrepreneur; former CEO of MySQL


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10:45 –12:15 JESUIT HALL


What does a Technology-Driven World Mean for Management?

  • Are traditional management principles still valid?
  • Or does it need a fundamental makeover?
  • How to cope with increased speed, uncertainty and complexity?
  • Big Data- blessing or threat?
CHAIR Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-chief, Harvard Business Review
SPEAKERS Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University   
  Rita Gunther McGrath, Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School    
  JC Spender, Research Professor at Kozminski University and writer


//////////////////////////////////// Networking Lunch - Meet the Authors & Book signing ///////////////////////////////////

13:30-15:00  JESUIT HALL


How the Internet Economy Changes the Rules

  • Sharing economy, collaborative consumption, on-demand Platforms?
  • Undermining competitive markets with networks effects?
  • Winner-take-all?
CHAIR Gary Hall, Research Professor, School of Art and Design, Coventry University
SPEAKERS Rachel Botsman, Founder of the Collaborative Lab and author
  Robin Chase, Entrepreneur; Founder & former CEO of Zipcar; Co-founder of Veniam           
  James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
  Oussama Ammar, Serial entrepreneur; Co-founder, TheFamily


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15:30-16:45  JESUIT HALL


Creativity, Intuition and the Algorithm

  • Work organization and a creative space in a world of Big Data and algorithms?
  • Using technology for liberating rather than constraining human capacity?
CHAIR Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management at IMD
SPEAKERS Tammy Erickson, Adjunct Professor at London Business School; CEO Tammy Erickson Associates
  Kevin Roberts, Executive Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi
  Thomas Wedell –Wedellsborg, Partner, The Innovation Architects

16:45-18:00 JESUIT HALL


Leaders versus Technocrats: Creating the "Good Society"?

  • What leadership competencies in a time of radical change?
  • How should leaders stem the technocratic tide?
  • How can they ensure that technology remains the servant, not the master?
CHAIR Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President IE University and Dean of IE Business School           
SPEAKERS Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, Senior Adviser at Egon Zehnder                                               
  Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD
  Rosanne Somerson, President, Rhode Island School of Design

20:00 – 23:30


Venue:              Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien
Access: with Gala Voucher
  Welcome Reception – Seated dinner – Drucker Challenge Awards ceremony – Live Show
Host Laurent Choain, Chief People & Communication Officer, Mazars
  Welcome Speech by
  Manny Gonzalez, CEO Scrum Alliance
  Drucker Challenge Awards 2015 presented by
  Sapthagiri Chapalapalli, Director Central Europe, Tata Consultancy Services                  
  Deepa Prahalad, Head of the Judging Panel, Drucker Challenge Contest

DAY 2 – November 6