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Techno-Geopolitics Workshop on September 21-23

About the Workshop: The Fourth industrial revolution is transforming how we live, work, entertain ourselves and how we do business. Our workshop provides executive leaders a guide to understanding the Fourth industrial revolution and the geopolitics that come with it. We offer insights on how to navigate what it means for the industry, business operations and recalibrating value propositions. Participants will learn about the areas of opportunity and risk as well as guidance on how to manage them from a technology and geopolitical perspective. All our engagements include advising on business mindsets that need to be cultivated to thrive in this dynamic era of exponential technology growth and a climate of economic and political volatility.


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Workshop Program Highlights:

Executive Education Certificate

  • Participation in the workshop will entitle you to an Executive Education Certificate.

  • This prestigious certificate recognizes your dedication to continuous learning and professional development. By attending our workshop, you have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing your skills and expanding your industry knowledge about the nexus between Technology and Geopolitics.

Special Dinner & Inauguration

  • The evening before the workshop: Special dinner is offered for all participants, serving as an informal inauguration to the two-day program.

Day 1

  • 9:00-9:30 AM: Introduction

  • Explore the union of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies with geopolitics.

  • Insight into their combined influence on tech supply chains.


  • 9:30-10:30 AM: The 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Dive into the revolutionary potential of new-age technologies.

  • Embrace global opportunities for innovation, growth, and sustainable development.


  • 11:00-12:00 PM: Geopolitics of 4IR

  • Understand the intricate relationship between emerging tech and global power dynamics.

  • Equip decision-makers to strategize in a hyper-connected, volatile world.


  • 13:00-14:00 PM: Data, Algorithms & Decision Making

  • Unpack the importance of data and algorithms in modern decision-making.

  • Delve into the opportunities and risks presented.


  • 15:00-16:00 PM: Geopolitics of Rules, Standards, Norms, and Values

  • Examine the pillars shaping the global domain in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


  • 16:00-17:30 PM: Close-Out Discussion

  • Participate in a guided group discussion and an open Q&A on the day’s topics.


  • Evening Event: Vineyard Evening

  • After the day’s sessions, attendees are invited to a special evening at one of the region’s renowned vineyards, offering a unique experience.


Day 2

  • 10:00-11:00 AM: Competing Technology Interests

  • Discuss dual-use emerging technologies.

  • Understand the implications of shared resources in the military and industry.


  • 11:30-12:30 PM: Breakthroughs & Geopolitical Impact

  • Discover how innovations redefine the geopolitical landscape.


  • 13:30-14:30 PM: Exponential Organizations

  • Uncover the essence of exponential organizations in the digital economy.

  • Hands-on exercise and exploration of emerging digital value chains.


  • 14:30-15:30 PM: Big Power Competition and AI

  • Dive into AI’s transformative role in geopolitics.

  • Equip for the intertwined future of AI and global dynamics.


Workshop Inclusions:

  • All meals (lunches and breaks) are covered by the workshop.

  • Special Certificate of Completion for attendees.

  • A comprehensive workbook containing:

  • Additional material

  • PowerPoint presentations

  • Bibliography list.


1. What will I learn? How will this help me be a better leader? What can I bring back to my organization immediately when I return?

Participants will learn about the convergence of emerging technologies and how they are changing business value chains and the global economy. Each emerging technology lecture is followed by a geopolitics lecture which contextualizes these technology transformations with the political realities interconnected across geographics. This insight will help leaders reevaluate how they are steering their company and how they can play to their strengths and manage their weaknesses amidst rapid technological change and geopolitical volatility – after all, there is always an opportunity for those who seek it! Upon returning from the workshop, leaders can start to engage with the rest of their leadership team on how they are conducting technology horizon scanning and looking for new opportunities to expand the organization’s value and protect its existing positioning. From a geopolitics perspective, participants will be able to return back to the office and inquire about supply chain risks, crisis management planning and strategies for managing potential adverse political outcomes. Our workshop will include a checklist of things to do when participants return!

2. I saw that this is more than a workshop on technology and geopolitics and that it also includes culinary and cultural experiences. Could you tell me more?

The workshop hosts Velina and Lydia believe there is a lot of value in ‘breaking bread’ and sharing culinary experiences with others and that it provides a space to continue to share the ideas of the workshop and expand on them in a different format where other senses are also inspired. The same goes for cultural experiences. Technology and geopolitics are very closely tied to the cultures they stem from. This workshop includes the following culinary experiences:

  • Thursday, September 21st: Welcome dinner with a panorama view of Vienna

  • Friday, September 22nd: Typical Austrian dinner in a traditional restaurant

  • Saturday, September 23rd: A wine and juice tasting dinner at a vineyard


3. I am not familiar with Vienna. How far is the Workshop venue from the Vienna International Airport?

The workshop is hosted at the ‘For A Conscious Experience’ venue space located at Hauptstraße 13, 2371 Hinterbrühl, Austria which is a 30-minute drive from the Vienna International Airport (Google Maps).


4. What is the best place to stay?

We recommend the Beethoven Hotelyes the famous Austrian composer Beethoven himself stayed here! And it is a leisurely eight-minute walk from the Techno-Geopolitics workshop. Participants of the workshop have the option to reserve rooms at the Hotel Beethoven using the code ‘FACE‘, as a block of rooms has been set aside specifically for this event. The rates below include breakfast and will stay at this price until the end of August: Single: €89.60 Double: €100.60


Price: €4950.00

Refund policy: Cancellations after August 1st, 2023 will receive a partial refund of 75% of the ticket. Cancellations before August 1st, 2023 will receive a full refund. If FACE has to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen events, all tickets will be refunded in full. Participation Terms and Conditions:

  1. Rescheduling due to Force Majeure or Sickness:

  • Force Majeure: In the unforeseen event that the workshop is canceled or postponed due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g., natural disasters, acts of war, governmental restrictions), participants will be provided with an option to attend the workshop on its next scheduled date.

  • Sickness: Participants unable to attend the workshop due to illness or personal emergencies, who provide verifiable documentation of their condition or situation, will also be given the option to join the workshop on its next scheduled date.


  1. Notification of Rescheduled Participation: Should you wish to reschedule your participation to a subsequent workshop due to the aforementioned reasons, please notify us in writing no later than 15 days before the next scheduled workshop date. Details of future workshop dates will be communicated once finalized.

  2. Contact: For further information or queries, reach out to office@velinatchakarova.com or call us at +43 699 17054290


Organized by: Velina Tchakarova

FACE For A Conscious Experience

Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos www.LKCYBER.com



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