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Global Peter Drucker Forum

  • Event
    The seventh annual conference organized by the Peter Drucker Society once again gathers world-class management thinkers and practitioners in Vienna, Austria, at the Hall of Sciences.
    2015 theme:  CLAIMING OUR HUMANITY - Managing in the Digital Age

    Join us at the 2015 conference for deep insights into a vast range of viewpoints presented in keynote speeches, parallel sessions, and panel debates dealing with the productive tension between the technocratic logic and a deep understanding of the human condition. You will find key questions relating to the opportunities and challenges that the exponential development of digital technologies provide for management in the conference abstract and the 2015 Drucker Forum blog series under the links.

    The Global Peter Drucker Challenge is an essay contest for students and professionals aiming at raising awareness of the works and humanistic values of Peter Drucker among young people.
    2015 TOPIC: Managing Oneself in the Digital Age - The Human Side of Technology
    The contest is open to two categories: students and professionals aged 18 to 35.
    • The topic: "Managing Oneself in the Digital Age - The Human Side of Technology"
    • Format: Essay (1500 to 3000 words) to be submitted by July 15
    • Prizes: Free access to the Drucker Forum for places 1 - 15 in each category -- and much more.

    2014 Contest Winners and their writing tips
    PDC interview #1
    PDC interview #2
    BBC interview

    KEY LINKS Social Media

  • Details

    Date: 5-6 November, 2015
    Location: Vienna, Austria

    Aula der Wissenschaften ("Hall of Sciences")
    Wollzeile 27a
    Vienna, 1010 Austria

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    Regular Price: As the Forum’s strategic partner, Scrum Alliance can provide our members with a 10% reduced conference fee, which equals a total of 25% off the standard fee if combined with the Early Bird discount of 15% if you register by July 15. To secure your conference pass at the special rate please register under the following link and enter the code "SCRUM2015" as prompted in the course of the registraton process.

  • Program
    The 2015 roster of world-class speakers and thought leaders includes:
    • Rachel Botsman, Founder of the Collaborative Lab and author
    • Charles Edouard Bouée, CEO Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
    • Robin Chase, Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Buzzcar, former CEO of Zipcar
    • Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College
    • Steve Denning, Forbes contributor, Member of the Board of Directors Scrum Alliance
    • Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, Senior adviser at Egon Zehnder and author
    • Charles Handy, Social Philosopher

    • Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review
    • James P. Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase Inc.
    • James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
    • Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University
    • Dambisa Moyo, International economist and writer
on macroeconomy and global affairs
    • Kevin Roberts, Executive Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi, 
and Head Coach Publicis Groupe
    • Gillian Tett, US Managing editor and columnist, Financial Times
    • Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science & Technology at MIT
    • Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Partner at The Innovation Architects, advisor to BBC WorldWide Labs and author 
    For the complete speaker's list please see here.
    Don't miss the article by Steve Denning: The Internet Is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People recently published in the HBR 2015 Drucker Forum blog series.
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