The digital challenge: South Tyrolean Economic Forum on Friday, March 24, 2017Wednesday, 18. January 2017
The 2017 South Tyrolean Economic Forum includes renowned guests such as Snowden’s lawyer Robert Tibbo and The North Face® founder Kenneth “Hap” Klopp, opportunities for innovative businesses and creative decision makers, as well as a venue for the meeting of business representatives of South Tyrol and adjacent regions
Since its initiation 13 years ago, the annual South Tyrolean Economic Forum has become a popular venue for the gathering of entrepreneurs, executives, and decision makers of the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino Euroregion. 400 guests, many of whom have participated regularly for years, use the South Tyrolean Economic Forum as a platform offering new ideas, contact, and exchange.
This year’s high-quality program is dedicated to the complex digital challenges faced by the business world and society. In interesting lectures international experts highlight the topic from different perspectives:
- Robert Tibbo, Canadian human rights advocate based in Hong Kong, attorney to and accomplice in the escape of whistleblower Edward Snowden: when the former chemical engineer realized the difficult situation of refugees he decided to gain an additional qualification in law. He founded his own law firm, Eastern Chambers, in Hong Kong in 2006 and today acts as the director of Vision First, an NGO which provides support for Hong Kong asylum seekers.
- Hap Klopp, co-founder and long-term CEO of The North Face® as well as professor at Hult University, San Francisco: Klopp acts as the executive chairman of Obscura Digital, a San Francisco-based data visualization company. He is the author of several books on business philosophy and management.
- Christian Liensberger, member of the Südstern network for South Tyroleans abroad: at Microsoft, Seattle Liensberger is responsible for the development of Cortana, a digital assistant for business professionals. As an expert in cloud computing he came to Microsoft in 2009 and co-founded the “Windows Azure Marketplace” project.
- Silvia Vianello, internationally experienced expert in digital marketing and professor at the renowned SDA Bocconi School of Management: Vianello has recently been nominated as one of Italy’s 100 leading women in digital business. In addition to her activity as a consultant, Vianello is the author of the book “GreenWebEconomics”.
Detailed information and registration:
Early bird registration deadline is February 12, 2017.
Impressions of the 2016 South Tyrolean Economic Forum in pictures
Mag. (FH) Ulrike Fuchs
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