Hall of Sciences / Aula der Wissenschaften,
Wollzeile 27 A, 1010 Vienna


Conference Chair

DAY 1 / DAY 2Karen Ward, Associate Director, Corporate Research Forum;
Research Director, Aditi Unlimited.


CHECK-IN: 07:30


08:30 – 09:00

PLENARY 1 / Jesuit Hall

Opening and Welcome

Chair:Angelica Kohlmann, Chairman & CEO Kohlmann & Co AG
Speakers:   Richard Straub, Founder & President Global Peter Drucker Forum
Jenny Darroch, Dean & Professor, Peter Drucker School, Drucker Brand Champion
Lisa Hershman, CEO Scrum Alliance
Karen Ward, Conference Chair

09:00 – 09:45

PLENARY 2 / Jesuit Hall

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

PLENARY 3 / Jesuit Hall

Growth – an Imperative? 

Chair:Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Strategic Development, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University
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

PLENARY 4 / Jesuit Hall

The Never-Ending Quest for Human Prosperity

Chair: Allyson Stewart-Allen, Founder and Director of International Marketing Partners Ltd.
Speakers: Neila Benzina, CEO Business & Decision MEA
Julia Hobsbawm, Founder, Editorial Intelligence Ltd;
Nilofer Merchant, Former Tech Executive and author

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

11:45 – 12:30

PLENARY 5 / Jesuit Hall

Perspectives from Emerging & Developing Regions

Chair:Deepa Prahalad, Author, CEO Anuuva LLC
Speakers:Joseph Ogutu, Director, Strategy & Innovation, Safaricom
Irene Yuan Sun, Author
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

PLENARY 6 / Jesuit Hall

Audience Q & A on Plenaries 3 - 6

Chair:Karen Ward, Associate Director, Corporate Research Forum;
Research Director, Aditi Unlimited.


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14:00 – 15:00

PLENARY 7 / Jesuit Hall

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

Chair:Alex Adamopoulos, CEO, Emergn Ltd.
Speakers:            Charles Edouard Bouée, Senior Partner, CEO, Roland Berger
Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist and author

Erica Dhawan, CEO, Cotential and author

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

PLENARY 8 / Jesuit Hall

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 Social Media & Workplace Reimagination practice,
TCS Digital Enterprise
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

PLENARY 9 / Jesuit Hall

Audience Q&A on Plenaries 7 – 8

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

20:00 – 23:30

Schönbrunn Castle, Orangerie


MCKaren Ward, Associate Director, Corporate Research Forum;
Research Director, Aditi Unlimited.
Dinner Speech Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director, Brightline Initiative
Drucker Challenge Awards Ceremony SpeechLaurent Choain, Chief People & Communication Officer Mazars


CHECK-IN: 08:00


09:00 – 10:00

PLENARY 10 / Jesuit Hall

The Growth Imperative in Business

Chair:Sarah Cliffe, Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review
Speakers:Michael G. Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Associate Professor Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, LBS
Yves Doz, Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation and Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management, INSEAD
Rita McGrath, Professor of Management at Columbia Business School


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 / Kabarett Simpl. Wollzeile 36, 1010 Wien

Drucker Challenge BarCamp Session

Chair:Isabella Mader, CEO & CIO, Excellence Institute

For the first time the finalists and winners of the Drucker Challenge Essay Contest will have a barcamp session, in which the audience will determine the topics that will be presented and discussed. The idea behind this inclusive conference format is to provide both junior experts and the audience with new experiences and different perspectives.




New Challenges for Management Education and Research

Chair:Tony O'Driscoll, Global Head of Duke CE Labs
Speakers:Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer Hult International Business School
Heiko Hutmacher, CHRO of Metro group
Julia Wang, President, Peter F. Drucker Academy (Hong Kong)
Santiago Iniguez, President & Professor of Strategic Management, IE University

How should management development and the approach to conducting relevant research evolve in a time of tectonic shifts in society and business?
What role should leadership play in maintaining the right level of continuity in increasingly disruptive times?  What mechanisms are available to develop the leadership qualities required to achieve growth and prosperity at fast pace and large scale?


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
Franz Karl Prüller, Senior Advisor to the Management Board of ERSTE Foundation and Savings Bank Group in Austria
Virginie Coulloudon, Executive Director, Your Public Value

Should an organization follow a purpose which transcends its profit motif? Historically, the dominant answer to this question has been with regard to the economic function of an organization: Organizations can produce at lower transaction costs than the market. These days we desperately need a narrative which allows for more complex views.



PARALLEL SESSION 4 / Pillared Hall

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
Jean-Marie Penven, General Manager,
Integrated Micro-Electronics Czech Republic s.r.o.

Central and Eastern Europe was touted as the "New Europe" - not only catching up rapidly but potentially bypassing the "Old Europe" countries. Where are we today with regard to political tensions, demogographic changes and the challenge to build up local champions with strong ecoystems? What are lessons that can be learned across emerging markets for mangement to shape a bright future?

11:30 – 12:00

PLENARY 11 / Jesuit Hall

Feed-Back from Parallel Sessions by Chairs

Chair:Karen Ward, Conference Chair
Feedback:   Isabella Mader, Tony O‘Driscoll, Timo Meynhardt, Andreas Ludwig


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13:00 – 14:00

PLENARY 12 / Jesuit Hall

The New Challenge to Enterprise Leaders

Chair:Michael Skapinker, Contributing Editor, Financial Times;
Executive Editor, FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance
Speakers:                   Sydney 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.


Session abstract by Session Chair Michael Skapinker

Growing access to customer and workplace data, allied to mobile communication, has enabled managers and their teams to make more informed, fact-based decisions. At the same time, employees are worried about the disruption that these technologies are causing and the potential threat to their jobs. This session will examine what leadership means in these new circumstances. How can leaders establish a vision and strategy for their teams when conditions are so uncertain and when new forms of competition are arising all the time? How can leaders cope not only with the profusion of data, but also with how widely distributed it is: knowledge and access to knowledge does not necessarily reside in the most senior members of the teams. It is no respecter of hierarchy. The panel will discuss whether we need a new philosopy and style of leadership, or whether leadership, despite all the changes, is what it always has been.


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14:30 – 15:15

PLENARY 13 / Jesuit Hall

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, President and Professor of Medicine, 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

PLENARY 14 / Jesuit Hall

Audience Q&A on Plenaries 12 & 13

Chair:Wolfgang Lassl, Director Western Europe, Pure Management Group

15:45 – 17:00

PLENARY 15 / Jesuit Hall


Chair:Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times
PanelLisa Hershman, CEO Scrum Alliance
Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director Brightline Initiative
Guillaume M. Alvarez, Senior Vice President EMEA, Steelcase
Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist
Joseph Ogutu, Director, Strategy & Innovation, Safaricom



Chair:Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times
PanelCarlota Perez, Professor, London School of Economics
Roger L. Martin, Institute Director, Martin Prosperity Institute,
Rotman School of Management
Ali Rushdan Tariq, Design Lead, Manulife RED Lab, Drucker Challenge Winner
Rita Gunther McGrath, Professor of Management at Columbia Business School
Sydney Finkelstein, Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business,
Dartmouth College

Selected speakers will highlight their personal top learnings and takeaways in two rapid-fire sessions.



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