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DARWIN’S CIRCLE

DARWIN’S CIRCLE is THE annual conference for digitalization to connect international digital experts and decision-makers to address global socio-economic challenges.

Founded in 2017, with the idea to encourage leaders to connect and discuss the relevant challenges of our time, DARWIN’S CIRCLE started as an annual digital conference. To survive in the new digital world, we need to understand its loss. To benefit from the digital transformation, we need to develop new strategies. At the conference we address the global socio-economic challenges of the digital era such as Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Digital Ethics and many more!

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.“ Charles Darwin

At the DARWIN’S CIRCLE Conference you get exclusive access to top international digital experts and to position your business within the ecosystem of well-known decision-makers. At the conference, we address the global socio-economic challenges of the digital era such as technological trends, digitalization & ethics, the Future of Work, Smart Cities and Digital Education.

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400+ Top Executives

40+ (International) Speakers

20+ Journalists

8+ Hours of Content

Endless Networking Opportunities

AGENDA - 30.03.2022

Palais Ferstel - Strauchgasse 4, 1010 Wien

Join us when we discuss topics such as digitalization & sustainability on March 30, 2022!
Doors open: 8:30 am | Program start: 9:00 am
Moderated by Stefan Lenglinger - ORF \ COVID Information: Please come vaccinated, recovered or tested!

09:00

Welcome

Official Opening

  • Martin Winkler - Verkehrsbuero

Niko Pelinka - Darwin's Circle

09:05

Welcome

Official Opening

  • Magnus Brunner - Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

09:15

Opening Panel

After Ukraine: Is there a future for a global digital economy?

  • Benedikt Franke - Munich Security Conference
  • Magnus Brunner - Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

Katrin Suder - Former State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Defense


moderated by Wolfgang Geier - ORF

09:50

Panel 2

The Mission of creating a crisis-resistant sustainable Economy for Europe

  • Steffi Czerny - DLD Media
  • Michael Strugl - Verbund
  • Andreas Bierwirth - Magenta
  • Christoph Keese - Axel Springer hy GmbH
  • Mark Kroese - Microsoft


moderated by Greg Williams - Wired

10:25

Fireside Chat 1

Human Rights in the Digital Era

  • Kimberly Marteau Emerson - Human Rights Watch


moderated by Nadia Weiss - SHEconomy Media

10:40

Panel 3

Strategy Foresight: The use of data and software in conflict prevention

  • Noam Perski - Palantir Technologies
  • Markus Reisner - Austrian Armed Forces

Katrin Suder - Former State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Defense


moderated by Rainer Nowak - Die Presse

11:15

Fireside Chat 2

Media in Times of War: The current Role of Media in Eastern Europe and Ukraine

  • Mark Dekan - Ringier Axel Springer Polska


moderated by Rainer Nowak - Die Presse

11:30

Keynote 1

Sustainability is a Journey Not a Moment

  • Mark Kroese - Microsoft

11:45

Keynote 2

TECH4ALL: The Power of Digital Inclusion

  • Catherine Du - Huawei

11:55

Panel 4

Technology Pushing Through Barriers - the Path to Reaching the SDGs

  • Johann Pluy - ÖBB-Infra
  • Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac - Baker McKenzie
  • Jochen Borenich - Kapsch BusinessCom
  • Kilian Kaminski - Refurbed
  • Małgorzata Pawłowicz - Huawei


moderated by Helga Pattart - Techhouse

12:30

Break

Lunch Break

14:00

Keynote 3

The Future is Augmented!

  • Götz Trillhaas - Snap

14:15

Panel 5

A Gen Z's Guide to Accessing Information

  • Ingrid Thurnher - ORF
  • Juan Saldivar - Entravision
  • Sven Bieber - Spotify


moderated by Stefan Lenglinger - ORF

14:55

Panel 6

Transforming Corporates for a Digital Era

  • Philipp Karmires - Linde
  • Stefan Reuther - Copa-Data
  • Philippe Sahli - Yokoy
  • Christoph Keese - Axel Springer hy GmbH
  • Christoph Kullnig - RBI


moderated by Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller - AIT & WOMENinICT

15:35

Keynote 4

Invitation to Re-think and Regenerate

  • Christian Kroll - Ecosia

15:45

Panel 7

Digital Change of Society

  • Christian Kroll - Ecosia
  • Lukas Feiler - Baker McKenzie
  • Hermann Erlach - Microsoft Austria
  • Sandra Bascha - New Work SE
  • Alexander Windbichler - Anexia


moderated by Martin Giesswein - WU Executive Academy

16:25

Keynote 5

Sustainability Showcase: How to build Vienna's „urban plus-energy-quarter“ with 100% renewable energy

  • Manfred Wachtler - SÜBA

16:30

Fireside Chat 3

A platform for wealth in the digital world: The Bitpanda story

  • Paul Klanschek - Bitpanda


moderated by Dejan Jovicevic - Brutkasten

16:50

Keynote 6

Digitalization and Banking: Powering Social Change

  • Maximilian Tayenthal - N26


moderated by Dejan Jovicevic - Brutkasten

17:10

Keynote 7

The power of storytelling: More bang for the buck

  • Tilo Bonow - Piabo

17:25

Closing

Closing Words

Niko Pelinka - Darwin's Circle

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Sandra Bascha

Sandra Bascha

Head of Communications Austria

New Work SE

Sven Bieber

Sven Bieber

Head of Ad Sales Germany

Spotify

Andreas Bierwirth

Andreas Bierwirth

CEO

Magenta

Tilo Bonow

Tilo Bonow

CEO

Piabo

Jochen Borenich

Jochen Borenich

Member of the Executive Board

Kapsch BusinessCom

Magnus Brunner

Magnus Brunner

Federal Minister of Finance

Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

Steffi Czerny

Steffi Czerny

Managing Director

DLD Media

Mark Dekan

Mark Dekan

CEO

Ringier Axel Springer Polska

Catherine Du

Catherine Du

Director of TECH4ALL Digital Inclusion Program

Huawei

Hermann Erlach

Hermann Erlach

General Manager

Microsoft Austria

Lukas Feiler

Lukas Feiler

Partner and Head of IT/IP law practice at

Baker McKenzie

Benedikt Franke

Benedikt Franke

Vice-Chairman & CEO

Munich Security Conference

Wolfgang Geier

Wolfgang Geier

Editor in Chief ORF1 Information

ORF

Martin Giesswein

Martin Giesswein

Author

WU Executive Academy

Dejan Jovicevic

Dejan Jovicevic

Co-Founder & CEO

Der Brutkasten

Kilian Kaminski

Kilian Kaminski

Co-Founder & CEO

Refurbed

Philipp Karmires

Philipp Karmires

Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Linde

Christoph Keese

Christoph Keese

CEO

Axel Springer hy GmbH

Paul Klanschek

Paul Klanschek

Co-Founder & CEO

Bitpanda

Mark Kroese

Mark Kroese

General Manager, Sustainability Solutions

Microsoft

Christian Kroll

Christian Kroll

Founder & CEO

Ecosia

Christoph Kullnig

Christoph Kullnig

Head of Group Marketing

RBI

Stefan Lenglinger

Stefan Lenglinger

Journalist and Presenter

ORF

Kimberly Marteau Emerson

Kimberly Marteau Emerson

Board Of Directors

Human Rights Watch

Rainer Nowak

Rainer Nowak

Chief Editor

Die Presse

Fred Owusu

Fred Owusu

Singer & Performer

Helga Pattart

Helga Pattart

Managing Director

TECHHOUSE - Architects of Digital Transformation

Małgorzata Pawłowicz

Małgorzata Pawłowicz

Industry Solution Director

Huawei

Noam Perski

Noam Perski

Head of Public Sector

Palantir Technologies

Johann Pluy

Johann Pluy

Member of the Board of Directors

ÖBB-Infra

Markus Reisner

Markus Reisner

General Staff Officer

Austrian Armed Forces

Stefan Reuther

Stefan Reuther

Member of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer

Copa-Data

Philippe Sahli

Philippe Sahli

Co-Founder & CEO

Yokoy

Juan Saldivar

Juan Saldivar

Chief Digital, Strategy & Accountability Officer

Entravision

Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac

Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac

Partner

Baker McKenzie

Michael Strugl

Michael Strugl

Chairman of the Managing Board

Verbund

Katrin Suder

Katrin Suder

Former State Secretary

German Federal Ministry of Defense

Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder & Co-CEO

N26

Götz Trillhaas

Götz Trillhaas

General Manager for DACH

Snap

Ingrid Thurnher

Ingrid Thurnher

Director of Radio

ORF

Manfred Wachtler

Manfred Wachtler

Member of the Executive Board

SÜBA

Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller

Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller

AIT Center for Technology Experience & Founder WOMENinICT

Nadia Weiss

Nadia Weiss

Journalist & Co-Founder

SHEconomy Media

Greg Williams

Greg Williams

Deputy Global Editorial Director

Wired

Alexander Windbichler

Alexander Windbichler

Founder & CEO

Anexia

Martin Winkler

Martin Winkler

Chairman of the Board

Verkehrsbuero

PARTNERS

ORF
XING
kapsch
Huawei
Magenta Telekom
Baker McKenzie
anexia
WU Executive Academy
Wien Holding
Verkehrsbüro Group
Palais Ferstel
Wien Ticket
Meeting Destination Vienna
Öbb-Infrastruktur AG
Raiffeisen Bank International
Microsoft
Verbund
Wien Holding Media
Yokoy
SÜBA

INKIND PARTNERS

Coca Cola Österreich
Kattus
Post
Ruby & Marie
EYBL
Tech2Impact
Weingut Domäne Baumgartner
WOMENinICT

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