(In-)Compatible? Digitalization as an opportunity for care and social affairs

Panel discussion





ERSTE Foundation aims to empower people who actively address the social challenges of our time. A major challenge, but also an opportunity, is digitalization in the areas of care and social affairs.

Funding programs should also enable innovations which could bridge labor shortages, increase efficiency or reach special target groups. However, for various reasons, many initiatives do not make it into regular operations.

In the discussion “(In)compatible? Digitalization as an opportunity for care and social affairs” experts will look for answers to the following questions together:

  • What potential does digitalization really have here? And where are their limits?
  • How can digitalization be used and implemented correctly?
  • What opportunities does it hold for us as a society, how can we realize them?
  • And who does it take so that we as a society can use digitalization well and safely?


  • Anna Parr, Chairwoman of Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Freie Wohlfahrt
  • Christine Bachler, MBA, Platform Evolution Lead, Erste Group
  • Markus Golla, Head of the Institute for Nursing Science, IMC Krems
  • Klemens Himpele, CIO, Stadt Wien

Moderation by Antonia Rinesch, Head of Communications & Events at Trending Topics.

Please note: The event will be held in German.

When: March 7, 2024
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m
Where: Press Club Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna or online via live stream

Register now to participate online or on site!

As your hosts, the ERSTE Foundation and “Alles Clara – the app that makes care easier” are looking forward to your interest and participation. The audience is invited to actively participate in the discussion. The event is also accessible via live stream.

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.