Dr Klaus Peter Niedl


Global HR Director
Novomatic AG Group

Dr Klaus Peter Niedl is Global HR Director at Novomatic AG in Austria. The Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Klaus Niedl has been practicing his passion as a People & Culture Manager for more than 28 years in various industries and international settings such as aviation and financial services industries.

As a co-founder of the research network “Digital Champions Network”, he promotes the digitalization of companies. Since 2016, more than 45 research projects on digitalization have been completed in cooperation with universities.

He has combined technical (automotive) and business education and is a certified executive coach and worked in financial services, airline, manufacturing and service industry. His background also includes compliance, process and IT security experience.

As a transformation manager and a university lecturer, he focuses on the transformation of management skills, new ways of working and the change of professions. Klaus Niedl is a graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where he also earned his doctorate.

The main topic of lecture at the Balkan Business Forum is digitization from an HR perspective, the development of leaders for new ways of doing business, the future of work and education.

Dr. Klaus Niedl will share his experiences on the transformation of the HR department and present a framework on how the HR department can support the digital transformation. How and where to hire human resources? How to retain the best talent? How to bridge the generation gap of employees? How to deal with an aging workforce? How to lead a globalized workforce?

This inspiring case study shows how an organization with over 24,000 employees in over 50 countries around the world can easily adapt to sudden contextual changes.

The digital transformation not only of companies but of society as a whole is increasing in speed and intensity. Digitization is not the introduction of new software; it refers to the transition from the industrial age, which is dominated by analog technologies, to the age of knowledge and creativity, which is characterized by digital technologies and digital innovations. HR plays a strategic role in this context as a manager of organizational culture and as a partner in area of Learning & Development of digital skills and digital leadership. Without appropriate talent management, the vision of a digitized company will remain theory. Therefore, a new way of thinking about talent management is necessary to meet the requirements.

Klaus is lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. And, amongst others, the author of “Mental health impairments and health at work” and “Mobbing/Bullying in the workplace”. Author of various specialist publications on the topic of HR, such as “Performance Management für Projektorientierte Organisationen” and “Mobbing and Well Being: Economic, Personal and Development Implications”.

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