Praxistage 2024 ++ Virtual top conference for decision-makers

Numerous ladies and gentlemen will be talking about top issues in digitalization, information technology and artificial intelligence. We are particularly keen to increase the proportion of women in these areas.

Monday, February 19

  • 10:30 Moderation: Guided tour of the virtual country house and presentation of the program. Ing. Michael Schober (The ERP Tuner).
  • 10:40 Welcome and opening: President of the Provincial Parliament Karl Wilfing
  • 10:55 Keynote: Social security through digitalization. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hans Aubauer, CFA (General Director SVS – Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed)
  • 11:15 Keynote: House of digitalization – “SMART DATA x DU 2024”. Lukas Reutterer (ecoplus Digital GmbH)
  • 11:35 Data analytics in SMEs – enterprise technology at an affordable price. Dr. Thomas Petrik, Martin Grund (Sphinx IT Consulting GmbH)
  • 12:15 Data, ESG and AI as the key to sustainable corporate development. Birgit Aigner, Christoph Frohner (Specific Group Austria GmbH)
  • 12:55 The AI turnaround: Pioneering intelligent document management. Marc Kroll (SERgroup Holding International GmbH)
  • 13:25 Achieving sustainability goals in IT and through the use of IT. Michael Salat (Cisco Systems Austria GmbH)
  • 14:25 AI-powered network of the next decade – What will be the benefits for businesses and users? David Simon (Juniper Networks, Inc.)
  • 15:05 “Faster way to better products” – Networked product development in times of digitalization. Designing product development processes across company boundaries on the basis of SAP’s new cloud architectures. Frank Schlotter (Active Business Consult – Cenit)
  • 15:45 IoT in the business processes of service management. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Christian Bimminger (Kontron Technologies GmbH), Vanessa Kluge, BA (Kontron AIS GmbH)
  • 16:45 Panel discussion: Crises as the new “normal”? How must information and communication technology evolve to overcome current crises? Moderation: Oliver Weiss (Editor-in-Chief IT Welt)

Tuesday, February 20

  • 09:10 Panel discussion: Artificial intelligence: “Panacea or old wine in new bottles”? A realistic look into the future. Moderation: Barbara Steininger (“IT, Telekom & Start-up” – business magazine trend.)
  • 10:00 Keynote: Cybersecurity – What are the benefits of NIS2 and the Cybersecurity Act for companies? Verena Becker, BSc. (Austrian Federal Economic Chamber/BSIC)
  • 10:25 Find out how the NIS2 requirements can still be implemented on time. Doris Ingerisch (Axians ICT Austria GmbH) 11:05
    ZMR, SZR, ZPR, RSV and EIDAS? Why these abbreviations should mean something to you as a company in order to be able to use register services via the Austrian Portal Network and with our portal solution. Josef Weissinger (Soroban IT-Beratung GmbH)
  • 11:55 Using artificial intelligence sensibly – practical examples and critical success factors. Dipl.-Ing. Marc Haarmeier (Prime Force Group Int. AG)
  • 12:35 HPE GreenLake – Seamless, scalable and future-proof edge-to-cloud strategy as an enabler of real-time data-driven decisions. Dipl.-Ing. Werner Plessl (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
  • 12:50 Innovation and automation for the storage architecture of the future. Dipl.-Ing. Bob Velkov (Huawei Technologies Austria GmbH)
  • 14:00 Temporary staffing, recruitment or outsourcing? How do you solve the problem of the shortage of technical specialists in your company? Michael Weilguny, Christian Schön (IVM Technical Consultants Wien Ges.m.b.H.)
  • 14:35 Risks of photovoltaic systems – How to insure yourself optimally against damage. Werner Panhauser (Helvetia Versicherungen AG)
  • 15:10 Strengthening IT resilience in SMEs – the advantages of on-premises and cloud. Bernd Schnellnast, Martin Grund (Sphinx IT Consulting GmbH)
  • 15:30 Business-Talk “About the person”: Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Schmerold (CEO ÖAMTC) in conversation with Ing. Martin Szelgrad (Editor-in-Chief Report Verlag)

Wednesday, February 21

  • 09:10 Keynote: Delivering on the promise of transformation – the practical implementation of digital and HR strategies in the state capital of Kiel. Dipl.-Verww. (FH) Christian Zierau (City Councillor for Finance, Human Resources, Public Order and Fire Service of the City of Kiel)
  • 09:30 The art of adaptation: How digitalization can meet future challenges with telecommunications services. What do society and the economy need? Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bernd Stockinger (Citycom Telekommunikation GmbH)
  • 10:10 Broadband Austria 2030 – The Austrian path to the gigabit society. An overview of the Access, OpenNet, Connect and GigaApp funding programs. Fjodor Gütermann (Broadband Office of the Federal Ministry of Finance)
  • 11:05 Safe. Digital. Personal. ID Austria and its applications. Patrizia D’Acerno (Federal Ministry of Finance)
  • 11:40 Corporate finance in transition – How to succeed in the transformation to a sustainable economy. Mary-Ann Hayes (Unicredit Bank Austria AG)
  • 12:40 Big Data, Data Mining, Data Intelligence. “Infozoom” is the perfect addition to manage your flood of data. Hannes Schindlauer (BICOSS GmbH)
  • 13:20 Partner has not yet announced a presentation title – will be announced later. Michael Jäger, MBA (Mait Austria GmbH)
  • 14:00 Business-Talk “About the person”: Dr. Henrietta Egerth-Stadlhuber (Managing Director of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency – FFG) in conversation with Ing. Roland Ledinger (Managing Director of the Federal Computing Center – BRZ)


19. - 21. February 2024


Virtual conference! Please register on our website. Participation free of charge.
10:30 - 15:00

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