Vienna Agenda Details

6th May 2021

  • Ashok Dudhat

    Founder & CEO

    13:00 – 13:20

    Welcoming

    TJF – Tech Jobs Fair is a job fair with a focus on IT and Digital founded by Ashok Dudhat. The first edition took place in Berlin in 2017. The following cities were Vienna, Zurich and Lisbon, all in 2019. TJF has had more than 10 000 visitors in the past years. The company is based in Berlin, where the team sits and does most of the work. TJF also works with local professionals in the different cities where the job fair takes place.

  • Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

    WKÖ Head of Startup-Services

    13:00 - 13:20

    Welcoming

    Kambis Kohansal Vajargah is the Head of Startup-Services at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

    He is also the founding partner of several startup companies, incl. Carployee, Freebiebox and whatchado, managing partner at software venture builder vendevio and the former managing partner of primeCROWD, Austria’s largest network for startup investors.

    His expertise ranges from digital marketing to corporate development and leadership development. As a startup mentor, he gets involved on strategic and operational level to ensure sustainable growth.

    The World Economic Forum has chosen him as a European Digital Leader, guiding the digital transformation of the continent. He is a juror at the World Summit Awards and European Youth Award and has been named Austrian ambassador for integration by Sebastian Kurz, the former Prime Minister of Austria.

    Since 2011, he has advised and mentored over 100 startups in corporate development, digital marketing and leadership.

  • Gabriele Tatzberger

    Director of Startup Services

    13:00 – 13:20

    Welcoming

    Gabriele Tatzberger is Start-up Services Director at the Vienna Business Agency and responsible for ViennaUP21. She is Managing Director of Vienna Region and member of the Supervisory Board of the high-tech incubator INITS and since years passionate to support start-ups, female entrepreneurship and the Vienna startup scene.

  • Aleksandra Izdebska

    Director ICT

    13:20 – 13:30

    How to find work in Austria - services of the Austrian Business Agency, Work in Austria

    Aleksandra Izdebska is Member of the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Federal Computing Centre (BRZ) – Future.Women: Executive Programme for Women (Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research / Austrian Federal Economic Chamber /Federation of Austrian Industry) – Integration Ambassador, Together: Austria (Sebastian Kurz) 

    – 1996-2004 Double degree studies: 

    University of Vienna (specialising in Interpreting and Translation; languages: Polish, German, Russian), Master’s degree 

    and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (specialising in Commercial Sciences)

    – 1999, founding of the company DiTech GmbH (during her studies), management of speciality stores in Austria (B2C: sales of smartphones, tablets, PCs, notebooks and IT accessories, own computer workshop featuring assembly and construction of PCs and notebooks); in the B2B segment: setting up of server systems and networks for SMEs. Development of “Dimotion”, an independent brand for PCs and notebooks. About 350 employees and annual accumulated revenue of EUR 1 billion (up to 2014). 

    – 2014-2015: Head of Group Marketing at the NOVOMATIC Group of Companies as well as management and realignment of the Novomatic Forum 

    – 2016 – 2019: Head of Strategic Management with a focus on PR, communications and marketing at TIAN Betriebs GmbH (gourmet vegetarian catering with several locations in Vienna and Munich)

    – Director ICT of the ABA – Work in Austria Department of Austrian Business Agency since 2019 

    External activities: 

    – Member of the Supervisory Board of techbold technology group 

    – Member of the Supervisory Board of neovoltaic AG 

    – Enterprise Austria 2025 (an initiative of Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger)

     

  • Desiree Jonek

    Founder & Partner

    13:30 - 13:50

    Women In Tech

    Desiree Jonek’s mantra is ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. She is an expert in Social Innovation and especially passionate about Gender Equality & Diversity.

    She has +10 years international work experience in the digital media industry and in management and brand consulting, from Germany, to France, Scandinavia and Austria. Her strengths lie in strategic and hands-on development of digital and social business projects. She empowers corporates, start-ups and especially female founders with Design Thinking and systemic coaching methodology.

    In 2018, she decided to follow her professional vocation instead of the safe management career. To empower women* to dare more in their careers, she founded the mentoring platform WoMentor.at. WoMentor received more than 400 applications from women* & men* all over the world, who want to make an impact in Gender Equality. In 2021, the business expands with WoMentor Impact OG, offering awareness, workshops & mentoring to companies who are ready to make an impact in Gender Equality.

  • Asetila Koestinger

    Founder | Changemaker | Multipotentialite

    13:50 – 14:10

    How to design, build and foster eco-systems vs ego-systems for the economy of the future!

    Asetila Köstinger is an innovation economist, educator, community builder, and impact entrepreneur based in Vienna.

    She is the founder of the GoodStartup School -a global virtual incubator that aims to help women and underrepresented communities worldwide to build tech and non-tech impact startups. And also the initiator of the SDG Innovation LAB Vienna and accelerator-like for SMEs to design solutions that are aligned to the SDGs

     

    Asetila speaks, trains, and writes regularly about the implications of inclusiveness, impact, and innovation in sustainable entrepreneurship.

    She was awarded the European Good Practice Award in training in SME Internationalisation by the ETF European Training Foundation in 2018.

    As an impact entrepreneur and CEO she runs her two companies –Greenwell Energy and Koestinger International Consulting both aligned with at least one of the SDGs.  For over a decade she has worked as a consultant and expert in different SME projects, private ventures and start-up ecosystems.

    Asetila holds a Master of Science in International Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and is a prospective Ph.D. in International Economic Relations and Management.

    #darecareshare #givefirst #socialchange #environmentaljustice #wedo5

  • Adela Mehic-Dzanic

    Female Tech Leader | Networking Queen | Speaker | Mentor

    14:10 - 14:30

    How to land your dream jobs without even sending your resume?

    Adela Mehic-Dzanic is a Forbes featured female tech leader, frequent international speaker, and a WomenTech mentor. Originally from Bosnia, 7 years ago she moved to Austria with her husband and started building her career in Tech from scratch. Without any job, contacts and not knowing German language.

    Today, she works at the executive level of the IoT software company MAVOCO AG and serves as the VP of the Female Leaders Network of the WU Executive Academy (Business School of Vienna University of Economics) as well the VP of the Association of Business Women of B&H.

    In December 2020 she launched her own YouTube Channel – Making IT IN Austria, where she interviews real people who share a similar story like herself and who have made a successful career in Austria.She strongly believes in the power of networking and building long-lasting relationships for advancing one’s career and she had been very vocal about it through her extensive LinkedIn network.

    Adela’s mission for 2020 was to impact 1000 women and girls in IT and beyond with her career story. This experience allowed her to meet women from all walks of life, who are determined, ambitious, supportive and very often the only woman in the room.

    As Vice President of WU EA Female Leaders Network, she is committed to serving the global community of WU MBA Alumnae and finding the right tools to support them on taking their career to the next level. Under the motto “Together we are stronger!”.

    Some of my favourite quotes.

    Think bigger than you can imagine, keep your eyes open and stand up against all odds. Then the opportunities will come!

    My network is my Google.

    Create the life you want to live.

    When you take care of your network, your network takes care of you.

  • Onyi Anyado

    Global Leadership Speaker | Futurist | Corporate Trainer

    14:30 - 14:50

    Leading With Disruption In The 2020's™

    Onyi Anyado is a UK based global leadership speaker, futurist and corporate trainer.

    From his message of Cutting Edge Distinction Onyi trains and coaches leaders and organisations on how to lead with their distinction in the 2020’s and beyond.

    Onyi has worked with companies such as EY, Barclays and Microsoft and has spoken in various countries such as Canada, Czech Republic and Norway. Onyi’s clients list includes clients from countries such as Mauritius, Nigeria, Sweden and America.

    “Leadership is bringing people into new realms of excellence and challenging them to become distinguished in their chosen field”. ~ Onyi Anyado.

  • Tanja Simon

    Team Lead Digital Analytics

    15:00 - 15:30

    Be the drive in data-driven - How we use the Google Cloud Platform to enable data-driven decision making

    I am a data enthusiast: in my current role as TechLead for Digital Analytics, I am the main visionary for the expansion and generation of the added value of the Rewe International AG digital data treasury.

    Experienced Digital Analytics expert with a demonstrated history of working in the computer games and retail industry. Skilled in Technologies like Google Cloud Platform, Python, SQL, Oracle DB, Apache Nifi, Apache Airflow, Java, Adobe Experience Cloud (Analytics, Launch), Dynamic Yield, SAP Business Objects, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Leadership and Data Product Management. Strong business development professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Information Systems from WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

  • Christoph Reismuller

    Client Service Director

    15:30 - 15:50

    The Secret to Digital Transformation

    Christoph Reismuller has been working for over 14 years in the digital industry. He is a strong believer in ” Put people first – not technology” – They are the most important element in any Digital Transformation.

  • Raphaela Kofler

    HR Manager

    15:30 - 15:50

    The Secret to Digital Transformation

    “Travel-enthusiast, nature-loving and sitting in the first row of the digital future. Future dog-owner. I take care of people and I love it.”

  • Iva Tsolova

    Co-Founder & CEO

    15:50 - 16:00

    Inclusive Future of Work 4 All

    Iva Tsolova, the co-founder of JAMBA in Bulgaria and its CEO, is an expert for small enterprises and  businesses with multi annual experience.

    Her focus is business development and creation of long term values of the organisation. During the 12 years of work in the NGO sector, she supported many  local and international organizations including AIESEC, United Nations Association of Bulgaria, Cari tas, Asia-Europe Foundation, Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

    Iva holds a  bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Politics from University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria. She was also selected as a UN Youth Delegate and Your Delegate to the Council of Europe. Iva is also a graduate of the  America for Bulgaria Foundation and it’s entrepreneurship program at Babson College, Boston, USA. 

    Iva personally has been named one of the “30 under 30” by Forbes Europe in 2018.

     

  • Laura Dumas Kozub

    HR Lead

    15:50 - 16:00

    Inclusive Future of Work 4 All

    Passionate diversity and inclusion advocate that believes in building diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations that are better for everyone. Diversity and inclusion has been a thread throughout her personal and professional life. Laura Dumas Kozub has a background in human resource development, extensive international experience and has managed all aspects of the HR function from recruiting, to training, to expatriate management.

  • Bindu Kalwadia

    Business Manager | Growth Marketer

    16:50 - 17:00

    Tech Jobs Fair Introduces Hire Tech Talent

    9+years of career experience with several case studies and projects done on Human Behaviour and Child psychology has turned Bindu into an optimistic with a quick-witted personality and gifted her an ameliorate skillset. Working with the Human Resources department, she gained expertise in how one can be a resourceful person for his/her organization. She has been a soft skill trainer for different verticals in the service sector and has proven her abilities in leadership too as a team mentor.
    Bindu enrolled in Masters of Sociology and holds a double Graduation in Library Science and her management studies have become a key for her fine management prowess.
    Currently, Bindu is involved in supporting the organisation to reach its goals in aspects of HR & Branding. She enjoys connecting with new people and likes to explore more about the Tech sector and corporate culture.

  • Juliana Rabbi

    Career Coach

    16:00 - 16:20

    How to land a remote job in less than 3 months?

    Juliana Rabbi is a recruiter-turned-career coach. After working for over 15 years as a recruiter and part of the human resources teams in multinational corporations all over the world, she has been working remotely for the past 8+ years and now helps professionals to create a career and a lifestyle that makes them happier. Juliana has a background in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources. She currently works as a Career Coach and helps professionals to land their dream remote job in 90 days. You can find more about her at www.julianarabbi.com

  • Antonia Rinesch

    Marketing & Project Manager

    16:20 - 16:30

    Working at the Source of Tech & Innovation

    My name is Antonia and I am responsible for Marketing, Projects and Events at the digital innovation portal Trending Topics. Since high school, I have lived in six different countries and after completing my master program in Lisbon, I finally decided to set foot in Vienna’s dynamic startup scene.

    After half a year at the venture capital fund Speedinvest I moved forward to the media landscape and suddenly my every day life was all about tech, blockchain, crypto, startups, podcasts and video production. From day to day I gained insight in all different kinds of fields, managed the social media channels, co-launched a sustainability portal called Tech & Nature, created a whole new event series from scratch and even made my debut in front of the camera, moderating panels and events or interviewing important players of the industry.

    I discovered new strengths and passions, my team became a sort of family and I never had a single boring day. At this year’s tech job fair, I want to talk about exactly this process of continuous growth, of challenging yourself with new and often unknown areas of responsibilities and of daring to jump into the deep end. I also want to talk about the future of work, how the pandemic changed everything and how the employee gains more and more power in the professional world.

  • Sarath Singh

    Business Development

    16:30 - 16:40

    How to Create Tickets Selling Marketplace using WP Event Manager

    I’m part business development team over at WP Event Manager, me and the whole team we always are looking for something unique something different that will make us stand out from the others via our marketing strategy.

    we try to ensure that we give our customer information about our product as transparently as possible, ensuring a perfect after sales support as well. My part of the jobs educating our users about our product how to use them or how to modify/customize them as per their own taste, its not really limited to our product only I try to educate them on general wordpress topics out there as well.

  • Priya Goenka

    Business Development Executive

    16:30 - 16:40

    How to Create Tickets Selling Marketplace using WP Event Manager

    A Self-starter, skilled business development executive, with entrepreneurial spirit with very high personal and professional goals. Solution oriented, consultative, team player adept at building and maintaining relationships.

    Logical approach to problem solving and analytical thinking. excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Self motivated, proactive and driven. Good time management and organizational skills in order to prioritize workload and demands.

  • Martina Ernst

    CEO & Founder

    17:00 - 17:40

    The Art of Salary Negotiations

    Experienced HR Manager, Coach, Trainer & networker focussing on salary negotiations, equal pay, career and feMale leadership

    Martina’s mission: Earn your worth and get the salary and career you deserve

    25+ years of experience in international senior management (Board -1) in the financial and language services industry.

    Her experiences as Head of HR of Erste Bank Österreich and Managing Director of Berlitz Southeast & Central Europe and President of the Supervisory Board at Berlitz Germany laid the foundation of her business as expert, consulter, trainer, mentor & coach in all career, change, diversity & leadership related topics

    SalaryNegotiations.at

    ColourfulCareer.com

    Close cooperation with WU Executive Academy (the business school of Vienna University of Economics): President of the Female Leaders Network (1500 Alumnae), Vice-President of the International Advisory Boards (4500 Alumni), lecturer of a masters program as well as member of the WU Board of Learners

    Competency Profile:

     Global Executive MBA  (WU, Vienna and Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

    Business Coach, ICF (International Coach Federation)

    Systemic Coach, Neuwaldegg SBI

    Zukunft Frauen – Female Leadership Programm (WKOE and IV)

    Controller Diploma OECI

    Master, University Heidelberg and Paris

  • Kate Dixon

    Principal and Founder

    17:00 - 17:40

    The Art of Salary Negotiations

    Kate Dixon, author of Pay UP! Unlocking Insider Secrets of Salary Negotiation, is the Principal and Founder of Dixon Consulting, a leadership development and total rewards consultancy that specializes in salary negotiation coaching, compensation solutions, as well as workshops and teambuilding for organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

    Kate’s passion is helping diverse leaders around the world accelerate their results to become more successful and more fulfilled.

    Kate has spent the past 25 years working for and consulting with leaders in for-profit companies including Nike, Intel, American Express, Mercari, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as non-profits like The Learning Policy Institute, One Community Health, DePaul Industries, Period, and the Nike Community Impact Fund.

    She’s a certified coach, sits on the Forbes Coaches Council, and has been a certified compensation professional for over 20 years.

    Kate speaks for groups and gives podcast interviews on topics including salary negotiations, discovering your principles, authentic leadership, time management, leadership coaching, life planning, and gratitude.

    Kate provides advice about leadership, pay, culture, and organizations to subscribers at katedixon.org.

  • Dietmar Dahmen

    Transformation Guru | Marketing Expert | Business Rock Star | Motivator

    18:00 - 18:40

    What’s Nexxxxxxt, 6X - Traordinary Insights for Your Success

    One of Europes top experts on change, contemporary branding, advertising and future success.
    Co-owner of co-founder of various start ups. Speaker, Motivator, Inspirator, Author and Trainer. Chief Innovation Officer with ecx.io

    20 year in Marketing Hamburg, Los Angeles, Munich, New York ,Vienna

    • Creative Director DDB (McDonalds, Reebok)
    • Executive Creative Director Ogilvy (IBM, Ford)
    • Chief Creative Officer, Managing Director BBDO  (Allianz, Mars)
    • Chief Innovation Officer exc.io –  exit after being sold to IBM
    • Expert on disruptive market strategies with EACA ( European Association of Communication Agencies)
    • Co- founder Fyooz.io (Blockchain , Social Money, NFT Token)
    • Global Coach and Keynote Speaker on Marketing, Change, Disruption.

     

  • Evelyn Knotzer

    Gruppenleiterin Omnikanalplattform

    17:40 - 18:00

    Omnikanalstrategie der Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien

    Evelyn Knotzer für die Omnikanalplattform der Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien verantwortlich.

    Sie setzt gemeinsam mit einem jungen, engagierten Team die technische Umsetzung von Formularprozessen um.

  • Dr. Michaela Meier

    CEO, PAPAGEI - digital learning solutions GmbH

    18:40 - 18:55

    Where brain science meets powerful learning technology

    Michaela Meier has been revolutionizing the way people learn for twenty years.

    As a Scientist, Music Teacher, Primary Teacher, University Teacher, Founder and Entrepreneur Michaela Meier has designed schools, teacher trainings, Distance Universities, Learning Center, Video Learning Technology and has founded several EdTech Start-ups.

    She loves to provide everyone the opportunity to learn the way THE BRAIN LOVES TO LEARN.

    As managing director, she leads the EdTech company PAPAGEI-digital learning solutions GmbH since 2012 and dedicates herself and her interdisciplinary team to the task of realizing “Learning in the flow of work”.  PAPAGEI supports companies both in the implementation of flexible, custom-fit corporate learning solutions and in the development of new digital services. – Invest in Change. It’s the only constant.

  • Nishchal Dua

    Director of Marketing

    18:55 - 19:15

    Remote Ready - How to prepare for your next remote interview

    Nishchal Dua is a remote work evangelist, co-founder of The Remote Work Summit and the Director of Marketing at Airmeet.

  • Derrick Linco

    Entertainer & Dj of Germany and Europe

    20:00 - 20:30

    Stay for the fun part & join our DJ Derrick Linco

    I am Derrick Linco From Germany, Specialised in Indian & International Bollywood Remixes , Punjabi Bhangra, Hiphop, Latin and Oriental. Since 2010, I have been performing in all the major cities of Europe.

    My biggest Achievement is a winner of Carnival of Cultures 2019 in Berlin.

  • Monielle Maio

    Strategic Partner Manager

    Moderator

    Monielle Maio is an experienced Event Manager, with 9+ years in the event industry, specialized in delivering outstanding attendee experience and designing memorable events, having worked with some of the biggest event companies in the world.

    She also participated in the development of a startup and enjoys everything tech-related. Monielle Maio is an enthusiast for Agile and Scrum applied to the event industry.
    She is currently enrolled in a Project Management Executive MBA and she is committed to helping companies to achieve their goals through well-designed events and strategic partnerships.

  • Aline Martinek

    Head of Marketing & Sales | Sales Trainer & Speaker

    Moderator

    Aline Martinek started her career in the Human Resources department in one of the biggest banks in Europe. She then moved to Barcelona (Spain), to become a Sales and Marketing Expert and went on to work in different positions within Sales (Account Development Representative, Account Executive, and Head of New Business).

    Her experience in Human Resources on the one hand and Sales and Marketing on the other helped her get a deep understand of combining those two elements. In addition, she has been consulting Leadership roles (Head of Dept. and Board Members) when she was very young.

    This combined with her passion for Startups led her to her current projects in training Sales staff and Sales Leaders within Startups and SMEs. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring female young Professionals and support Female Empowerment on different channels (Linkedin, Clubhouse, Podcast, etc). She is a real networking Junkie, so get in touch! 😉

  • Ashana Jha

    Event Marketer

    Moderator

    Ashana Jha is an Event Marketer at Airmeet. She is a passionate marketer and has been in the SaaS industry since the start of her career. Ashana is also a hobby podcaster, she is always on the lookout for new things to learn and is constantly in conversation with thought leaders across the globe.


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