MANAGEERS CONFERENCE

The business conference of WeAreDevelopers
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Bring capacity to your business.

In 2018 WeAreDevelopers World Congress will bring a unique learning and networking experience for senior executives, decision & policy makers. We understand the need for business innovation, and challenges towards efficiency in times of advanced digital era.

Bring capacity to your business.

In 2018 WeAreDevelopers World Congress will bring a unique learning and networking experience for senior executives, decision & policy makers. We understand the need for business innovation, and challenges towards efficiency in times of advanced digital era.

Manageers Program (F1)

Executive Track at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress

11:15 – 12:00

  • Human Enhancement through Technology
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: 
    Catharine Simon, President at Innorobo-INNOECHO
  • Panelists:
    Genta Kondo, Robotic Engineer, Catalyst, Mission ARM Japan
    Hans Jørgen Wiberg, Founder of Be My Eyes
    Jowan Österlund, CEO Biohax
    Neha Chaudhry, Founder of Walk to Beat

12:15 – 13:00

  • Value Ethics & Humanity in the new World of Media
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: 
    TBA
  • Panelists:
    Mark Lust, Editor in Chief at VICE
    Susanne Ostertag, Head of Applications Services Group at Microsoft Austria
    Sabrina Hoffmann, Editor in Chief at Business Insider

13:45 – 14:30

  • The Power of Diversity and Collaboration
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Mihir Pathak, Vice President at Stack Overflow
  • Panelists:
    Benjamin Perlzweig, CEO & Founder at Equality Magazine
    Angie Jones, Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter/ Volunteer at Black Girls Code
    Anna Radulovski, Founder & CEO of Coding Girls
    Alice Pollard, Head of Staff at CISCO Hyperinnovation Living Labs

14:30 – 14:50

  • Boosting Innovation powered by aws and FFG
    Executive Talk
  • Speakers: 
    Mag. Dr. Henrietta Egerth
    Dipl. Ing. Berhard Sagmeister

15:00 – 15:45

  • IoT Revolution
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    TBA
  • Panelists:
    Carlos Haertel, CTO & Chief Innovation of GE
    Melih Yener, CTO of DXC Technologies
    Dr. Rolf Werner, Head of Central Europe at Fujitsu Technology Solutions
    Steffen Fidelius, Senior Manager – Business Demand Management Consumer at Vodafone
    Daniel Kalbeck, Managing Partner at kalbeck ventures

15:45 – 16:15

  • The #1 Challenge of Knowledge Workers: Triple Overload and how to overcome it
    Executive Talk
  • Speaker: 
    Beat Bühlmann, General Manager EMEA

16:30 – 17:15

  • Joseph Sirosh and Sabrina Hoffmann
    Fireside Chat
  • Speakers:
    Joseph Sirosh, Leading the Cloud AI platform efforts at Microsoft
    Sabrina Hoffmann, Editor-in-chief at Business Insider

17:30 – 18:15

  • Trends and Challenges in the EU’s Tech Landscape
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Noah Meiri, General Manager at Business Engagement Solutions
  • Panelists:
    Alex Cercel, Business Development Manager at Veeplay
    Ed Hoppitt, EMEA Lead, Applications Transformation
    John Graham-Cumming, CTO at Cloudflare
    Margaret Childs, CEO of Metropole, Board Member Austrian Startups
    Wolfgang Platz, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Tricentis

09:30 – 09:45

  • Moving towards future railways
    Executive Talk
  • Speaker:
    Dr. Johann Pluy, Managing Director at ÖBB

09:45 – 10:30

  • Cloud Computing: Fuelling Digital Transformation
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: 
    TBA
  • Panelists:
    Doris Lieber, Head of Digital Advisory at Microsoft Enterprise Services
    VEEAM
    EBCONT

10:45 – 11:30

  • The Potentials and Pitfalls of AI and Machine Learning
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Jan Mendling, Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Panelists:
    Charlotte Han, Deep Learning Marketing Manager at NVIDIA
    Tuomas Syrjänen, CEO of Futurice
    Christian Heilmann, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft
    Rainer Steffl, CIO at Mondi Group

11:45 – 12:30

  • The Rise of APIs
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Uri Goldstein, CEO at Urigo
  • Panelists: 
    Gregory De Jans, Head of Developer Relations at TomTom
    Jason Harmon, Chief Platform Officer at Typeform
    Piers Clough, Developer Product Lead at Visa
    JoseLuis Takahashi, Manager for Technical Consultant at LINE Corp

13:30 – 14:45

  • Digitalization in the Automotive industry
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Peter Kürpick, Executive Vice President and Chief Platform Officer at HERE Technologies
  • Panelists:
    Klaus Straub, CIO of BMW
    Walter Kreisel, CEO of Kreisel Electric
    Michael Fausten, Vice President Engineering Automated Driving Level 4/5 Urban, Bosch

15:00 – 15:15

  • 5 years of building an environment for innovative entrepreneurship
    Executive Talk
  • Speaker: 
    Markus Raunig, CEO of Austrian Startups

15:15 – 15:30

  • Supporting tech entrepreneurship in Vienna
    Executive Talk
  • Speakers:
    EuroComm

15:45 – 16:30

  • Empowering Developer-Driven Entrepreneurship
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Chris Mayfield, VP Product Manager at Pluralsight
  • Panelists:
    Nadine Damblon, Co-Founder & CEO of HydroMiner
    Dino Osmanovic, CTO of Symphony
    Chris Obereder, CMO at Trade.io, Forbes 30 under 30

16:30 – 16:45

  • Where we store our code
    Executive Talk
  • Speaker:
    Christian Stredicke, Founder & CEO of GitStorage and Snom Technology

17:15 – 18:00

  • Rethink: The Relationship between E-Commerce and Shop Retail
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Regina Haas Hamannt
  • Panelists:
    Paddy Benson, CTO EMEA at Groupon
    Julia Stone, Director Digital & Innovation at REWE
    Peter Wolter, Head of Innovation at OTTO
    Andreas Kranabitl, CIO of SPAR Business Services

09:30 – 10:00

  • Joel Spolsky and Stephan Dörner
    Fireside Chat
  • Speakers:
    Joel Spolsky
    CEO of Stack Overflow
    Stephan Dörner
    Editor-in-Chief t3n.de

10:00 – 10:45

  • Coding & Creativity in Education
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: 
    Robert Axelsen, Web Developer at Sipwise
  • Panelists:
    Thomas Bachem, Founder & Chancellor at CODE University of Applied Sciences
    Kathleen Mullaney, Vice President of Careers at Udacity
    Micael Holmström, CEO and Co-Founder of Academy
    Marwa El houasli, Founder of InspireHer

11:00 – 11:45

  • Fin Tech: Innovation in Banking
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Stephen Dörner, Editor in Chief at T3N
  • Panelists:
    Patrick Kua, CTO of N26
    Tina Pogacic, CIO of Unicredit Bank Austria
    Piyush Purang, CTO of Spotcap
    Helen Tanner, CMO at Chainium
    Hannah Preston, Global Account Director at CA Technologies

12:00 – 12:45

  • Blockchain and Crypto: Disrupting Capitalism
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Lorena Skiljan, Partner at The Blue Minds Company
  • Panelists: 
    Alexandr Sheinerman, VP of Engineering at Bitfury Group
    Henok Tekle, Founding Partner at Alphachain
    Luis Cuende, Founder & CEO of Aragon
    Benjamin Bilski, Co-Founder of NAGA, Forbes 30 under 30
    Sarah Wiesner, Bitcoin Ambassador at Bitcoin Embassy Tel Aviv

13:45 – 14:00

  • What makes a good engineering culture
    Executive Talk
  • Speaker:
    CEO of Tabs or Spaces

14:00 – 14:45

  • Cybersecurity in the Age of Digital Transformation
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: 
    Philipp Belcredi, Economist and Scientist at Belcredi Consulting
  • Panelists:
    Roel van Rijsewijk, Cyberleader at Deloitte Netherlands
    Harald Leitenmüller, CTO of Microsoft Austria
    Fred Streefland, EMEA Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks
    Markus Klemen, CEO of SBA Research

15:15 – 16:00

  • Strategic Digital Disruption
    Panel Discussion
  • Moderator:
    Tom Upchurch, Head of WIRED Consulting
  • Panelists:
    Dr. Dorothea Von Wichert-Nick, CEO of etventure
    Margarethe Schramböck- Minister of Digitalisation and Economy
    Dr. Salma Abbasi, CEO & Chairwoman of eWorldwide Group
    Rumman Chowdhury, Head of AI at Accenture

16:00 – 16:15

  • Ecosystems to Enable Future Vehicle Technologies
    Executive Talk
  • Speaker:
    Managing Director of the Virtual Vehicle

SELECTED SPEAKERS

Klaus Straub

CIO & SVP

BMW

Carlos Haertel

CIO and CTO

GE Europe

Dr. Margarete Schramböck

Minister of Digital and Economic Affairs

Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort

Kathleen Mullaney

VP Careers

Udacity

Patrick Kua

CTO

N26

Benjamin Bilski

Founder & Executive Director

NAGA

Charlotte Hann

Deep Learning Marketing

NVIDIA

Christopher Obereder

Serial Entrepreneur, CMO at Trade.io, Forbes 30 under 30

Trade.io

Anna-Maria Wallner

Managing Editor

Die Presse am Sonntag

Markus Raunig

Managing Director

Austrian Startups

Sabrina Hoffmann

Editor-in-chief

Business Insider Deutschland

Jowan Österlund

Founder and CEO

Biohax International

Hannah Preston

Global Account Director to the World's Largest Bank

CA Technologies

Markus Lust

Editor-in-Chief

VICE Austria

Dr. Jost Bernasch

Managing Director

VIRTUAL VEHICLE

Julia Stone

Digital & Innovation Director

Billa AG

Micael Holmström

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Academy

Dr. Dorothea Von Wichert-Nick

Managing Director

Eventure

Natalie Korotaeva

CEO

Tabs or Spaces

Catherine Simon

CEO

Innorobo

Stephan Dörner

Editor-in-Chief

t3n.de

Regina Haas-Hamannt

Head of Innovation

GS1 Germany GmbH

Johann Pluy

Managing Director

ÖBB-Business Competence Center GmbH

Tina Pogacic

CIO, CEO

UniCredit Bank Austria, UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions Austria

Réka Artner

Curator

TEDxVienna

Daniel Kalbeck

Managing Director

Kalbeck Ventures

Michael Fausten

Vice President Urban Automated Driving

Bosch

Christian Stredicke

CEO & Founder

GitStorage

Susanne Ostertag

Senior Business Group Lead Microsoft 365

Microsoft

Dr. Peter Kuerpick

Chief Platform Officer

HERE

Johannes Litschauer

CEO

Ebcont

Fred Streefland

Sr. Product Marketing Manager EMEA

Palo Alto Networks

Dr. Gabriele Tatzberger

Head of Start-Up Services

Vienna Business Agency

Steffen Fidelius

Senior Manager - Business Demand Management Consumer

Vodafone Deutschland Gmbh

Margaret Childs

CEO Metropole, Entrepreneur, Board Member Austrian Startups

Metropole

Dr. Salma Abassi

Chairperson and CEO

eWorldwide

Genta Kondo

Robotic Engineer, Catalyst

Mission ARM Japan

Dr. Henrietta Egerth-Stadlhuber

CEO

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Thomas Bachem

Founder

CODE University of Applied Sciences

Nadine Damblon

Co-Founder & CEO

HydroMiner

Walter Kreisel

CEO

Kreisel Systems

Paddy Benson

Vice President of Engineering & CTO EMEA

Groupon

Neha Shahid Chaudhury

Founder

Walk to Beat

Philipp Belcredi

Economist and Scientist

Belcredi Consulting

Anna Radulovski

Founder and CEO

Coding Girls

Piyush Purang

CTO

Spotcap Global

Hans Jørgen Wiberg

Founder

Be My Eyes

JoseLuis Takahashi

Product Manager

LINE Incorporated

Wolfgang Platz

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Tricentis

Alice Pollard

Chief of Staff

Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs

Benjamin Perlzweig

Founder & CEO

Accenture Interactive

Markus Klemen

CEO

SBA Research

Gregory De Jans

Head of Developer Relations

Tom Tom

Andreas Kranabitl

Managing Director

SPAR Business Services GmbH

Mihir Pathak, Ph.D.

Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Stack Overflow

Marc Taverner

Head of Sales

Bitfury Group

Piers Clough

Head of Innovation Platforms, Europe

Visa, Inc.

Doris Lieber

Digital Advisor

Microsoft AG

Rainer Steffl

CIO

Mondi Group

Bernhard Sagmeister

Managing Director

Austria's Federal Promotional Bank (AWS)

Peter Wolter

Head of Innovation

OTTO

Jan Mendling

Full Professor

WU Vienna

Alex Cercel

CEO

Veeplay

Robert Axelsen

Web Developer

Sipwise

Dino Osmanovic

CTO

Symphony

Lorena Skiljan

Partner

The Blue Minds Company

Harald Leitenmüller

CTO

Microsoft Austria

Jason Harmon

Chief Platform Officer

Typeform

Tom Upchurch

Director

WIRED Consulting

Luis Cuende

Co-Founder & Project Lead

Aragon

Marwa El houasli

Founder and CEO

Inspire Her

Melih Yener

CTO

DXC Technology

Henok Tekle

Founding Partner

Alpha Chain

Beat Bühlmann

General Manager

Evernote

Helen Tanner

Chief Marketing Officer

Chainium

Roel Van Rijsewijk

NL Cyber leader

Deloitte

Ed Hoppitt

EMEA Lead Applications Transformation and Cloud Native

VMware

John Graham-Cumming

CTO

Cloudflare, Inc.

Tuomas Syrjänen

CEO

Futurice

Noah Meiri

General Manager, Business Engagement Solutions

Stack Overflow

The Holy Grail for Everything C-Level Executives are Searching For

The Manageers Conference will keep you up to date in the current topics for driving business innovation and advanced business intelligence.

The Holy Grail for Everything C-Level Executives are Searching For

The Manageers Conference will keep you up to date in the current topics for driving business innovation and advanced business intelligence.

The Location

Introducing the largest congress location in Austria.

At the foot of the Danube river, surrounded by a stunning green landscape sits the Austria Center Vienna. The ACV was the former Center for the UN Congress, and is Austria’s first green conference center.

The Location

Introducing the largest congress location in Austria.

At the foot of the Danube river, surrounded by a stunning green landscape sits the Austria Center Vienna. The ACV was the former Center for the UN Congress, and is Austria’s first green conference center.

 

Diversity Matters

Our mission is to encourage minority and underrepresented groups who are interested in technology to attend and participate in our Congress. This includes but isn’t limited to: people from all nations/ethnicities, women, LGBTQIA+, and people living with disabilities.

 

Diversity Matters

Our mission is to encourage minority and underrepresented groups who are interested in technology to attend and participate in our Congress. This includes but isn’t limited to: people from all nations/ethnicities, women, LGBTQIA+, and people living with disabilities.

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