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Marcel Aberle

Trend- & Zukunftsforscher (sowie Unternehmensgründer SimyLife)

Zukunftsinstitut GmbH


“Marcel Aberle can look back on many years of experience in international corporations and in setting up startups, so he knows their special dynamics and requirements. He translates this knowledge into consulting projects and in the potential development of our Future Room method.”

Session: “Defy the Innovation Terror”


Dr. Robert Braun

Senior Researcher

Institut Für Höhere Studien

SESSION SPEAKER (Innovation, wissenschaftlich, englisch)

“Robert studied philosophy of arts and history at the University of Budapest, in 2002 he did his PhD in philosophy. 1991-94 he was assistant professor at ELTE University of Budapest, from 1994 he is Associate Professor at Corvinus University in Budapest. From 2015-2018 he was Professor at Lauder Business School in Vienna. He was Pro-Rector of International Business School in Budapest 2014-2015. He did research at Rutgers University in the US, at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Wassenaar, Netherlands, and taught at numerous universities in the EU and the US. His core research interest is in the politics of societal transformation.”

Session: “Democratizing the digital transformation”


Werner Engel


HITECHENGEL (R&D der Heizungs-Engel HandelsgesmbH)


“Originally from the chemical industry, over 20 years in IT (DEC, Microsoft, UUNET/Worldcom, MetaData). For 30 years, fusion enthusiasts, plasma physics and fusion research as an extreme hobby for 12 years. Numerous visits to fusion experiments as well as plasma physics lectures and ongoing in-house development in the field of laser-based fusion plasma density measurement.”

Session: “ITER, the way to fusion energy: challenges to technology and software in the generational project”


Peter Färbinger

Publisher and Editor Chief AG, Verlag des E-3 Magazins


“Peter M. Färbinger was born in Vienna in 1960 and studied computer science (not completed) at the Vienna University of Technology. He worked as a journalist (Computerwoche Austria, business magazine Gewinn, etc.), as an IT consultant (SAP-Customizing at Huber & Drott, Vienna) and MarCom-Manager (Unisys and DEC). Since 1998 he has been editor-in-chief of SAP Community Magazine E-3 and since 2002 CEO of AG, Freilassing (DE).”

Session: “Digital Transformation for SAP ERP Existing Customers”



Daniel Freiberger

IIoT (Industrial IoT) & Customer Experience Management (CEM)



“Daniel Freiberger is responsible for Tieto’s IIoT (Industrial IoT) and Customer Experience Management solutions. He has been working in IT for more than 15 years and is always on the lookout for new technologies that enable digitalization and digital disruption for Tieto’s customers. His mantra is to bring digitalization to its customers in a simple and comprehensible way and to identify meaningful usage scenarios.”

Session: “Connected Devices – How to Support the Workers of the Future through IoT and Mixed Reality”



Alexander Grill Bakk. phil.

Senior Digital Workplace Consultant

HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH


“Mr. Grill brings more than 7 years of EXPERIENCE in IT. For the past two years, he has been advising small and medium-sized and large customers on process optimization with the support of tools such as SharePoint. At HATAHET, Mr. Grill is responsible not only for consulting but also as a project assistant and in the implementation of various customer requirements. Away from the day-to-day business, he is completely committed to increasing productivity, developing new collaboration interfaces in the areas of project management, project controlling and the automatic generation of documents using dox42.”

Session: “A bot at work – the°AngeBOT, dox42 and MS Graph API”



DI (FH) Michael Hauser

Sr Business Technology Architect

CA Technologies


“Michael Hauser began his academic career at TGM Vienna, focusing on communications technology, and then studied electronics at the Vienna Technical Centre, focusing on computer and systems technology, where he completed his dipl.-ing. (FH). Michael Hauser joined CA Technologies as Business Technology Architect on June 1, 2013 and was appointed Sr. Business Technology Architect in 2017. From 2017 to 2018, he headed the presales organization in the DACH region. He is responsible for technical sales in Austria in the wholesale segment and supports his customers in setting up a “Modern Software Factory” to survive in the digital transformation, and is also certified Enterprise Architect (TOGAF) and SAFe 4.0 (Leading SAFe). Michael Hauser joined CA Technologies from the former Hewlett-Packard GmbH (HP Software), where he was responsible for international projects in the field of service management from 2007 to 2013, but also carried out presales activities there and recently led his own team of architects and technical consultants in Austria and Switzerland for two years. Prior to that, he worked in various activities (development, testing, operations) at various companies in the software and data center sector.”

Session: “Application Security Testing – Security by design / Don’t be the architect of your own problems”



Nahed Hatahet

CEO & VÖSI Managament

HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Opening, Closing)

“Nahed Hatahet brings more than 25 years of professional experience in strategic consulting and implementation of IT productivity solutions. As a productivity consultant for the workplace of the future with artificial intelligence, he accompanies companies in their strategic digital transformation. The digitization expert is known for his holistic consulting concepts and methods and is often a sought-after expert in top management. Nahed Hatahet is also a volunteer member of the Board of directors of the Association of Austrian Software Industries (VÖSI) and deals with the topic of digital transformation and its social and political impact. With the Austrian SME platform, the transformation expert also accompanies smaller companies on their way to the digital age. Since the birth of SharePoint technologies, Mr. Hatahet has been adept at digital collaboration and communication – he also runs the Austrian Office 365 and SharePoint Blog Community. In addition, Nahed Hatahet is a passionate speaker and moderator at specialist events as well as author of various specialist articles.”

Welcome & Opening Keynote: “Enabling Digital Transformation and Innovation – conférence de surprise”



Thomas Henzinger

Professor und Präsident

Institute of Science and
Technology Austria

SESSION SPEAKER (Innovation, wissenschaftlich, englisch)

“Thomas A. Henzinger is president of IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria). He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Computer Science from Kepler University in Linz, Austria, an M.S. degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Delaware, a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University (1991), and a Dr.h.c. from Fourier University in Grenoble, France (2012) and from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic (2015). He was Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University (1992-95), Assistant Professor (1996-97), Associate Professor (1997-98), and Professor (1998-2004) of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He was Director at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbruecken, Germany (1999) and Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland (2004-09). His research focuses on modern systems theory, especially models, algorithms, and tools for the design and verification of reliable software, hardware, and embedded systems. His HyTech tool was the first model checker for mixed discrete-continuous systems. He is an ISI highly cited researcher, a member of Academia Europaea, a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the AAAS, a Fellow of the ACM, and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has received the Milner Award of the Royal Society, the Wittgenstein Award of the Austrian Science Fund, and an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.


2009 Professor and President, IST Austria

2005-2011 Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

2004-2009 Professor, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

1999-2000 Director, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany

1998-2005 Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

1997-1998 Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

1996-1997 Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

1992-1995 Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

1991 Postdoc, University of Grenoble, France

1991 PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

Selected awards

Highly Cited Researcher

2015 Milner Prize, Royal Society, United Kingdom

2013 AAAS Fellowship

2012 Wittgenstein Prize, FWF

2012 Honorary Doctorate, University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

2012 Logic in Computer Science Test-of-Time Award

2011 Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences

2011 ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award

2010 ERC Advanced Grant

2006 ACM Fellow

2006 IEEE Fellow

2006 Member, Academia Europaea

2005 Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

1995 ONR Young Investigator Award

1995 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award

Henzinger Research Group at IST Austria
Development and analysis of parallel and embedded systems

Today, more than 90% of computing power is used in devices such as mobile phones, kitchen appliances and pacemakers, where no one would expect them. Computer software is now one of the most complicated things humans have ever created. Their enormous complexity makes mistakes inevitable. The Henzinger Group focuses on reducing software errors in parallel and embedded systems.

A parallel system consists of many simultaneous processes that run on a global network or on a single chip and affect each other. Such systems are particularly prone to errors, although errors can only occur many years after trouble-free operation.”

Session: “Behavioral Software Metrics”



Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Huemer

Dekan of Studies Business Informatics

TU Wien


“Christian Huemer is a university professor in the Business Informatics Group of the Vienna University of Technology and is currently the Dean of Studies for Business Informatics. In addition to his employment at the Vienna University of Technology, he is scientific director of the Studio Inter-organizational Sytems (IOS) and the Studio Smart Agent Technologies of the Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft. In addition to his academic career, Christian Huemer is also active in standardization for cross-company data exchange. For many years he was Chairman of the Techniques and Methods Working Group (TMG) of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN/CEFACT). Furthermore, he is the founder of the innovative EDI service provider ecosio of companies of all sizes in optimizing their inter-organizational business processes for digital transformation and Industry 4.0. Christian Huemer is also a board member of AustriaPro – the B2B stand-up platform within the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the e-Commerce Section within the Society for Informatics (GI).”

Welcome & Opening Keynote: “Enabling Digital Transformation and Innovation – conférence de surprise”



Dr. Horst Kargl

Senior Consulting & Trainer

SparxSystems Software GmbH


“Dr. Horst Kargl has been working on OO modelling since 2000. Before joining SparxSystems in 2008, he was a research assistant at the Vienna University of Technology and researched in projects on the topics of e-learning, Semantic Web and model-driven software development. To this end, he disserted and dealt with the automatic integration of modeling languages. He focuses on software architecture, code generation, and Enterprise Architect’s customization and expansion capabilities. He is the author of several technical articles, regularly gives lectures on Model Driven Software Development and works in industry as well as in research projects.”

Session: “Agile modeling. Make your IT architecture part of the definition of done”


Dipl.-Ing. Michael König

Lead Architect, Digital Workplace Development

HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH


“Michael König is a passionate computer scientist. He is head of the Development Solutions department at HATAHET, lead developer and application architect. Mr. König brings 20 years of professional experience in software development and IT consulting. For more than 10 years, Mr. König has been working intensively on Microsoft SharePoint technologies and is primarily specialized in the software development, expansion and customization of SharePoint in this segment. Today, he explores the new capabilities of SharePoint Online and On-Premises, Office 365, and Microsoft Azure. Bots, Cognitive Services, and Machine Learning based on Microsoft technologies are also included here.”

Session: “A bot at work – the AngeBOT, dox42, and MS Graph API”



Helmut Krämer

Head of XR, Digital Advisor



“I have been working in the IT business since 1992. I started in the banking sector where I worked for one of the largest Austrian banks in the securities settlement sector. In 2004 I moved to the industrial sector and developed software for the paper industry. Since 2008 I have been working with the “modern” workplace and SharePoint development. With the release of the Kinect V2 for Windows I started to deal with the topics VR/AR and Mixed Reality. Since May 2016, among other things, my main field of activity has been to develop innovative solutions in the industrial environment. I’ve been Microsoft MVP for Windows Development since 2016 and co-founder of”

Session: “Connected Devices – How To Support the Workers of the Future through IoT and Mixed Reality”


Peter Lieber

CEO & VÖSI President

SparxSystems Software GmbH – Central Europe

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Opening, Closing)


Welcome & Opening Keynote: “Enabling Digital Transformation and Innovation  – conférence de surprise”


Dipl.-Ing. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.techn. Alexandra Mazak



SESSION SPEAKER (Innovation, wissenschaftlich)

“Dipl.-Ing. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.techn. Alexandra Mazak studied Data Engineering & Statistics, Industrial Engineering Computer Science and Computer Science Management at the Vienna University of Technology. During her doctoral studies, she worked in numerous research projects at the Institute of Software Engineering and Interactive Systems. Prior to her scientific career, she gained 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the field of IT development and database marketing. In her current scientific work at the Institute for Information Systems Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology, she led and directed several national research projects on industry 4.0 and digital transformation. She is the operational director of the FFG Innovation Course on Digital Transformation in Product Development and Production (DigiTrans 4.0) and is responsible for the integration engineering course module. Since January 2017, she has also been head of the Reactive Model Repositories module in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model Integrated Intelligent Production (CDL-MINT) as a Senior Researcher. Her research focuses on model-driven system and software development, data integration, process mining and stochastic modeling.”

Session: “In this lecture we presented the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model Integrated Intelligent Production (CDL-MINT / “Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Integrated Smart Production”) of the TU Vienna.”


Mag. Friedrich Mehl MBA

Management consultant

G3 Wien Friedrich Mehl GmbH


“Mag. Friedrich Mehl MBA is Managing Director of G3 Wien Friedrich Mehl Unternehmensberatung GmbH, based in Vienna, and has been successfully supporting both national and international sales projects with his team for more than 20 years. His work ranges from the development of the right strategy for products & markets to the development of sales processes and the negotiation of complex projects. He has been a lecturer at the FH Wr. Neustadt for more than 10 years, has been supporting sales teams in the software industry for more than 20 years, giving lectures on sales and negotiation and is a “silent consultant” to companies in critical sales situations. available.”

Session: “Successful software sales is a challenge”



Philippe Narval M.Sc.

Managing director

European Forum Alpbach

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Opening, Closing)

“Philippe Narval, born in 1977, has been Managing Director of the “European Forum Alpbach” since 2012. For years, he has been dealing with questions about the renewal of representative democracy. He co-initiated the political innovation laboratory “Re:think Austria” and, as a lecturer and columnist (e.g. “Die Presse” and “Der Standard”) regularly devotes himself to the topic of civic participation. He studied at King’s College London and the University of Oxford.

Current book: “The Friendly Revolution. How we save democracy together. Molden Verlag, 2018”

Weclome & Opening Keynote: “Enabling Digital Transformation and Innovation – conférence de surprise”

Closing Keynote: “Wrap-Up, Take Aways for Software Day 2019”



Benjamin Ruschin

Managing partner

WeAreDevelopers GmbH &
Tabs or Spaces GmbH


“Benjamin Ruschin is the managing partner of WeAreDevelopers (, a startup that connects companies with developers through artificial intelligence and also, once a year, the largest developer conference in Europe. Organized. Ben is also co-founder of Tabs or Spaces (, a consulting firm that makes companies fit for the developer target group. Ben was named one of the “30 under 30″ flyers in Austria by Forbes. In addition, he was named the European Digital Leader by the World Economic Forum.”

Session: “10 Best Practices to Make Your Business Fit for Developers”



Mag. iur. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Michael Stadler

Patent attorny

Wildhack & Jellinek Patentanwälte OG


“As a patent attorney, I support inventors and entrepreneurs in various fields of technology on a daily basis in enforcing your rights in the field of patent, trademark and design.”

Session: “The patenting of software in Austria and Europe – practice, opportunities and risks”



Dieter Strasser MSc, CMC


Viable Projects GmbH


Since 1981, he has been working in project management in a wide variety of roles for various industries. He brings this expertise to all services. He founded Viable Projects GmbH in 2006 and, with his broad management knowledge, acts as an accredited lead in all service pillars (Training – Consulting – Coaching – Facilitation) of this company. His customers appreciate his clear, structured and down-to-earth style. Warm and easy, with a quick understanding and a good touch of humour, he makes the methods fit for practice.”

Session: “Design method for digital services in UK”



Rainer Stropek


software architects gmbh


Rainer Stropek has been working as an entrepreneur in the IT industry for more than 20 years. During this time, he founded and led several IT service companies and is currently developing the award-winning software “time cockpit” in his company “software architects” with his team. Rainer has degrees from the Higher Technical School of MIS, Leonding (AT) and the University of Derby (UK). He is the author of several textbooks and articles in magazines around Microsoft .NET and C. His technical focus is on The .NET Framework, XAML, the Microsoft Azure Platform, SQL Server, and Web Development. Rainer regularly performs as speaker and trainer at renowned conferences in Europe and the USA. In 2010, Rainer was named one of the first MVPs for the Windows Azure platform by Microsoft. Rainer has been Microsoft Regional Director since 2015. In 2016, Rainer also received the MVP Award for Visual Studio and Developer Technologies.

Session: “Container-as-a-Service in the Azure Cloud”

You can follow Rainer via Twitter (@rstropek), Facebook ( or via his blogs at and



Philipp Wibbing




“Philipp Wibbing is responsible as a partner for the business with a focus on digitalization and IT management in the automotive industry. His consulting focus is on digitization, CIO strategy, systems engineering, PLM, business model innovations, agile management and data analytics. Philipp Wibbing studied business informatics at the University of Paderborn and has been working at UNITY since 2005. In 2012, he moved to business responsibility and has been managing director of UNITY Shanghai Ltd. since 2016. Philipp Wibbing is co-author of the book Chefsache IT.”

Session: “The Digitization of Product Creation – The Automotive Industry in Transition”



Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Wolny BSc



SESSION SPEAKER (Innovation, wissenschaftlich)

“Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Wolny studied Business Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology, where she received her Master’s degree in October 2013 on the topic “Automated White Box Testing for Rule-Based Model Transformations”. Since 2013 she has been working as a project assistant at the Research Center for Building Physics and Soundinsulation at the Institute of Construction and Technology with a focus on project management and development of software solutions. Since 2015 she has also been working in the Business Informatics Group at the Institute for Information Systems Engineering. She is a doctoral student in the Doctoral College Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) at the Vienna University of Technology, participates in the innovation course DigiTrans 4.0 and works in the module Reactive Model Repositories of the CDL-STEM. Their research interests are SysML-based modeling, execution/simulation of production systems, process mining and data integration.”

Session: “In this lecture we presented the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model Integrated Intelligent Production (CDL-MINT / “Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Integrated Smart Production”) of the TU Vienna.”



Dr. Thomas Ziebermayr

Organisational management Software Analytics and Evolution (SAE)

Software Competence Center Hagenberg


“Thomas Ziebermayr is the organizational director of the research focus for Software Analytics and Evolution (SAE) at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH). He has been working on software architecture, software quality and knowledge extraction from software for many years. A lot of experience in concrete use could be gained from the cooperation with the companies and the research in the field of software engineering.”

Session: “Software Engineering AI Based Systems”



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