8:15 AM

LIVE ACT: Nina Sofie

8:30 AM

Gamechanging Moments

8:35 AM


Welcome to the 4PIONEERS Day - hosted in the morning by Cassandra Steiner (ORF) & Rene Ach (PULS 24) and in the afternoon by Conny Lee (FM4) & Miriam Pössnicker (PULS 4)

8:40 AM

Opening: The Power of Cooperation

Nina Kaiser (4GAMECHANGERS), Martin Biedermann (ORF)

8:45 AM

Keynote: Reducing the CO2 footprint of the festival-related flying


8:50 AM

Keynote: Estonia’s Global Position in AI - European Silicon Valley

Ott Velsberg (Chief Government Data Officer, Estonia)

9:05 AM

Keynote: Infinite possibilities - Europe & the AI revolution

Vanessa Cann (NYONIC)

9:25 AM

Gamechanging Moments

9:30 AM

Panel: Human or machine - who is in control?

Vanessa Cann (NYONIC), Ursula Poznanski (Bestseller-Author), Sepp Hochreiter (Johannes Kepler Uni), Collien Ulmen-Fernandes (Author, Actor), Wolfgang Leindecker, Othmar Karas (First Vice President European Parliament) - presented by Gundula Geiginger (PULS 4)

10:20 AM

Keynote: AI in industry & ethical requirements of a European industrial corporation

Patricia Neumann (Siemens Austria)

10:30 AM

Keynote: Innovation through Creativity: How Basic Research Becomes a Game Changer

Martin Hetzer (ISTA)

10:35 AM

Fireside Chat: Funding of research and innovation

Patricia Neumann (Siemens Austria), Valerie Höllinger (Austrian Standards), Henrietta Egerth-Stadlhuber (FFG) - presented by Rainer Nowak

10:50 AM

Gamechanging Moments

10:55 AM

Keynote: How does AI influence our work environment?

Sead Ahmetovic (WeAreDevelopers)

11:00 AM

Panel: Impact Investing

Birgit Radl-Wanko (Younus), Jörg Moshuber (Schoellerbank), Johannes Ortner (Alia), Simon Weiler (e-fund research), Michaela Ernst (Sheconomy) - presented by Monika Rosen (ÖAG)

11:40 AM

Gamechanging Moments

11:45 AM

Live Act: FIVA

with the song "Millionen"

11:50 AM

Fireside Chat: The Power of Change - Turning Crises into Opportunities

Larissa Kravitz (Investorella), Carmen Thornton (Thornton & Kautz) - presented by Daniel Retschitzegger (PULS 24)

12:05 PM

Panel: Fearless Investing

Monika Rosen (ÖAG), Lisa Fassl (Female Founders), Yasmine Mesloub (Femmefinance), Christian Niedermüller (Blocktrade, SMAPE), Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad (Bitpanda) - presented by Wolfgang Schiefer (PULS 24)

12:45 PM

Keynote: Bitpanda Success Story - The Revolution of Finance

Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad (Bitpanda)

12:55 PM

Fireside Chat: New Leaders - New Rules

Mahdis Gharaei (Female Factor) & Kati Ernst (ooia)

1:10 PM

Gamechanging moments

1:15 PM

Panel: Thriving African Innovation

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho (Futuresoft), Charity Wanjiku (Strauss Energy), Moses Acquah (Grundfos), Till Wahnbaeck (IMPACC) - presented by Leonie Heitz (ORF)

2:00 PM

Gamechanging Moment

2:05 PM

Live Act: Esther Graf

with the song "Esther"

2:10 PM

Fireside Chat: Biodiversity as Gamechanger for our Planet

Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), Martin Gerzabek (BOKU) - presented by Jakob Glanzner (PULS 4)

2:25 PM

Fireside Chat: Agro-Innovation for Sustainability

Nina Mannheimer (KLIM), Monika Fröhler (Ban Ki-moon), Richard Kachungu (Ban Ki-moon), Katharina Keimelmayr (Nestlé), Marianne Neumüller-Klapper (Nespresso) - presented by Meinrad Knapp (ATV)

3:00 PM

Keynote: Innovation in Packaging

Alexander Schau (Werner & Mertz)

3:10 PM

Keynote: Resource Security and Economic Growth - A Revolutionary Game-Changing Duo

Harald Hauke (ARA)

3:25 PM

Gamechanging Moments

3:30 PM

Comedy: Christian Dolezal

with "sloppy hearts"

3:45 PM

Keynote: Building the future - constructing change

Florian Gietl (CLEEN Energy AG)

3:50 PM

Panel: Constructing tomorrow - sustainable materials, construction methods, and the use of renewable energies

Gudrun Senk (Wiener Linien), Samuel Krupensky (Kruner Industries), Dominik Kraihamer (Wood_Space), Stefan Sattler (Stadt Wien), Helmut Forchtner (Siemens Mobility) - presented by Marlene Nowotny (Ö1)

4:35 PM

Fireside Chat: Climate-neutral and independent by 2035 - Energie AG's path to a fossil-free energy future

Agatha Kalandra (PWC), Leonhard Schitter (Energie AG) - presented by Meinrad Knapp (ATV)

4:50 PM

Keynote: AI for all - unlock new opportunities with AI-powered technology

Marvin Peters (Samsung Austria)

5:00 PM

Panel: Safeguarding the Future: The Crucial Role of Cybersecurity in AI

Thomas Plank (, Ott Velsberg (Chief Government Data Officer Estonia), Susanne Mortimore (LexisNexis), Lucy Georgieva (Google) - presented by Elke Rock (Ö3)

5:35 PM

Panel: Exploring AI-Evolution -  Between Humanity and Superintelligence

Henry Dobson (Institute of Technological Ethics), Beau Lotto (Neurowissenschafter), Kai Herzberger (Meta), Ana Simic (Engage) - presented by Franz Zeller (Ö1)

6:15 PM

Fireside Chat: What's the story - A spotlight on current AI trends

Oliver Heyden (pressrelations GmbH), Jürgen Hofer (Horizont)

6:25 PM

Gamechanging Moments

6:30 PM

Live Act: Rahel

with the song "Tapp Tapp Tapp"

6:35 PM

Keynote: Music on Chips

Reinhold Weber (Music on Chips / WANDA)

6:40 PM

Co-Evolution with Startups

Markus Bardach (FREQUENTIS)

6:50 PM

Fireside Chat: Storm Nights - Success & Failure in Entrepreneurship

Eirini Rapti (Inne), Travis Pittmann (Tourradar) - presented by Lucanus Polagnoli (Calm/Storm)

7:10 PM

Panel: Rescue Operation - Strengthening the Austrian Startup Scene

Eirini Rapti (Inne), Eva Czernohorszky (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien), Travis Pittmann (Tourradar), Oliver Holle (Speedinvest), Anna Greil (uptraded) - presented by Stephanie Cox (Ashoka)

7:45 PM

Keynote: epitome - the future of oral health

Thomas Kloibhofer (epitome)

7:55 PM

Gamechanging Moments

8:00 PM

State Prize for Digitalization

Helene Waldl (Preisträgerin Frauenpreis ORF), Nina Kaiser (4GAMECHANGERS), Harald Kräuter (ORF), Thomas Gruber (ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4) - presented by Bianca Schwarzjirg (PULS 4) und Florian Danner (PULS 4) mit Live Act Kaleen und ihrem Song "We will rave"