Fabasoft TechSalon “Disruption or Demise?“

Disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances. (https://en.wikipedia.org)
Many companies which have so far been successful are indeed faced with the challenge of adopting and using new technologies – and of employing and adapting them to their benefit. Besides the inexorable digitisation of all industries, the possibility for small and micro enterprises to challenge major corporations with innovative ideas and replace them as market leaders is yet another perfect example of disruption. Are Austria’s businesses ready for these changes?

Disruption – A challenge

How can industrial companies establish a digital business model that will be successful?
And, above all: What is the ideal place for innovation? Should it grow within the core structure or take place abruptly in outsourced innovation hubs?

At the Fabasoft TechSalon, companies from the industrial sector will share their experiences on how they have successfully organised the modernisation of their business models and what role digitisation has played in this process.

Top-level representatives from leading Austrian industrial companies will discuss these issues and will furthermore be available for questions from the audience.

Look forward to an exciting and informative discussion!

The panel:

Werner H. Bittner


Werner H. Bittner has been holding various management functions at multinational corporations in different industrial sectors. He has been a member of the management board for eight years. Early in 2016 he joined Doka Group where he first established strategic business development and subsequently took office on the managing board of the newly founded affiliate Umdasch Group Ventures.

Peter Gönitzer

General Manager, Wien Energie GmbH

Peter Gönitzer has been general manager of Wien Energie GmbH since February 1, 2015. He is responsible for the areas of Legal Affairs, IT Management, Human Resources and Organisational Management, Finance, Controlling as well as Procurement and Customer Services. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Wipark, the Wiener Stadtwerke Finanzierungs-Services as well as Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo.

Dr. Dieter Siegel


After working at the Industriewissenschaftliche Institut (iwi) in Vienna, he joined the Controlling department of the global leading supplier of refractory products, RHI. His change from Controlling into Operational Sales was a decisive milestone. In his position as head of the business unit “Steel Europe”, he achieved a turnover of approximately 600 million euros. Only two years after having joined Rosenbauer International AG, he took over the company’s management in January 2011.

Andreas Dangl

Business Unit Executive Cloud Services, Fabasoft

Andreas Dangl is Business Unit Executive Cloud Services at Fabasoft, a leading European vendor of software products for the consistent and efficient handling of electronic documents and business records.
His area of interest lies in increasing the quality and effectiveness of organisations, as well as enhancing their motivation using agile methodologies.

Florian Zangerl

Publisher of Industriemagazin

The journalist Florian Zangerl has been working for Industriemagazin since 1998. After his function as editor-in-chief, he was CEO of Industriemagazin Verlag from 2002 until 2017 where he was responsible for the development of new products, the editorial office and production, staff at the Vienna and Slovakia offices, IT and organisation. Since the sale of Industriemagazin to the WEKA group, he has been CEO of WEKA Industrie Medien GmbH.

Moderator: Florian Zangerl, publisher of Industriemagazin


5.00 pm: Admission
5.30 pm: Panel discussion
6.45 pm: Questions from the audience
                 Get-together and networking
8:30 pm: Ende der Veranstaltung 


Participation in the event is free of charge. Since the number of seats is limited, registration is mandatory.
Once we have received your registration, we will check availability and contact you by email.


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