Speakers


Daniel Amesberger

Vienna, Austria
Amescon
@damesberger, @amescon, http://www.amescon.com

Daniel has been CEO of Amescon since 2003 and is former CTO of Schulze Cash Handling Systems. In that position he had a lot of experience in designing automation systems in the cash handling industry both from the electronics/hardware and software side. Amescon still develops automation systems, but there is also a strong focus on software and electronics engineering.

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Josef Bayer

Vienna, Austria
Qualysoft
@josefbayer, http://www,qualysoft.com

Josef Bayer is an Innovation Manager at a Solution Provider company and tracks and supports several StartUp projects. He is enthusiastically evaluating opportunities and is ready to participate also actively in interesting initiatives.

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Sven Beauprez

Gent, Belgium
IoTBE @svenbeauprez, http://www.iotbe.org

Evangelist of cutting edge internet technologies since the internet got broadly adopted mid nineties. One of the first steering members of JavaPolis/Devoxx for more than 7 years and now steering member of IoTBE.Main experience lies in architecting and integrating complex systems within large enterprises. Involved in startups processing huge amounts of social media data and sensor data.Takes every opportunity to share his ideas and knowledge as widely as possible and seeks feedback while doing so.

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Patrick Benz

Cologne, Germany
SCS Superior Consulting Services
@patrick_benz, http://www.scs-luettgen.com

Born in 1984, Master’s degree in Business Administration & Management, Consultant for Digital Business and IoT

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Gregor Biswanger

Ingolstadt, Germany
Freier Autor, Dozent, Trainer und Berater Microsoft MVP für Windows Platform Development, Intel Black Belt & Intel Software Innovator
@bfreakout, http://about.me/gregor.biswanger, http://www.dotnet-blog.net

Gregor Biswanger (Microsoft MVP, Intel Black Belt & Intel Software Innovator) ist Gründer von CleverSocial.de und freier Dozent, Berater, Trainer, Autor und Sprecher. Er berät große und mittelständische Unternehmen, Organisationen und Agenturen rund um die Themen zur Softwarearchitektur, agile Prozesse, XAML, Web- und Hybrid-App-Entwicklung, Cloud-Lösungen, Content Marketing und Social Media Marketing. Er veröffentlichte dazu zahlreiche Video-Trainings bei video2brain und Microsoft. Außerdem schreibt er online als freier Autor für heise-developer und bringt für Fachmagazine auch gerne Artikel aufs Blatt. Aus seiner Feder stammt auch das Fachbuch zum Thema Cross-Plattform-Entwicklung von entwickler.press. Er ist international als Sprecher auf zahlreichen Konferenzen und Communities unterwegs. Zudem ist Gregor Biswanger im Auftrag der Intel GmbH als Technologieberater für die Intel Developer Zone aktiv und ist Leader bei der INdotNET (Ingolstädter .NET Developers Group).

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Michael Boyle

Vienna, Austria
Procurro Solutions
@procurro, http://www.procurrosolutions.com

Michael is the Managing Director of Procurro Solutions , an Austrian company with a global imprint, specializing in Product Management, Business Analysis, Product Management and Lean Management.Previous to founding Procurrio Solutions , Michael specialized in Application Portfolio Management, Product Management and operational process excellence.

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Stefan Bumerl

Vienna, Austria
CRYPTAS it-Security
http://www.cryptas.com

Stefan is founder and managing director of CRYPTAS it-Security GmbH and is recognized as an innovator in the field of user-centric identities in high-scaling market oriented systems. For more than ten years CRYPTAS achieved to enter the European market by developing, researching and implementing eID solutions for internationally operating customers.

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Herbert Dirnberger

Amstetten, Austria
Cyber Security Austria
@dirnberg, http://www.cybersecurityaustria.at

Herbert Dirnberger, MA is employed over 20 years for an international industrial company in Lower Austria. He graduated in Mechatronics and Business Informatics. Furthermore he also support the Cyber Security Austria as manager of the work group ICS (Industrial Control Systems) Security.

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Sonja Dürager

Vienna, Austria
BPV Hügel
http://www.bpvhuegel.com

Sonja Dürager ist Partner bei bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG und leitet dort seit 2007 das Department IP/IT. Diese Funktion umfasst unter anderem die Verantwortung für Rechtsfragen in den Bereichen IT­Recht, Datenschutzrecht, Marken­ und Urheberrecht sowie Lauterkeitsrecht. Schwerpunkte der Tätigkeit bilden die Vertretung von Klienten vor Gerichten und Behörden in sämtlichen Angelegenheiten des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes, und die Beratung bei der Gestaltung von Verträgen mit Fokus IT und geistiges Eigentum. Sie ist Vortragende bei Tagungen und Workshops, u.a. bei Veranstaltungen der CMG-­AE, Lektorin beim Universitätslehrgang Informations­ und Medienrecht (Universität Wien) und Dozentin des Kuratoriums für Journalistenausbildung, und befasst sich regelmäßig literarisch mit IT­ und IP Angelegenheiten.

Aktuelle Publikation: Kundenprofiling mehr als nur Analyse, aber weniger als ein Zweck … ­Wo verlaufen die Grenzen der datenschutzrechtlichen Zulässigkeit, JusIT 1/2015.

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Klemens Edler

Groß Enzersdorf, Austria
Lunifera
@kledlun, http://www.lunifera.com

Klemens Edler is COO of Lunifera GmbH and is an expert in Linux and the mastermind behind Lunifera's IoT projects. He has a lot of knowledge setting up the BeagleBones and to configure things properly.Klemens is speaker on national and international developer conferences.

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Gregory Estrade

Labege, France
@torlus, http://lvt.tl

Development Director at Lyra-Network, a successful company specialised in financial transactions processing and e-commerce payment solutions.

I am also an electronics and FPGA enthusiast, reverse-engineer at heart, hardware hacker in my spare time.

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Chris Foraita

Vienna, Austria
DMC 01 Consulting & Development
@cforaita, http://www.dmcgroup.eu

Chris Foraita has designed software services and web applications for the past 18 years. His work has a wide variety of projects between automotive, financial services, healthcare, insurances, publishers, scientific societies and start-ups. He started his career as an interface designer for a hard & software company in the field of Security Management Systems, Head-End Equipment, Field Equipment and Building Management Systems. Currently Chris is working for a design consultancy based in Vienna. In 2011 he was part of an Agile multi-partner team where he got to the heard of Agile. This was the starting point that changes the way of how he worked. “Agile is a human way of working”. It's fast, visual, collaborative and continuous.

Chris is passionate about digital experiences to satisfy people. He is Coaching, exploring & evolving Goal-Directed Design, Agile & Lean UX principles.

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Jürgen Grieshofer

Vorchdorf, Austria
OWASP - The Open Web Application Security Project
http://www.owasp.org

Jürgen Grieshofer works for 4CKnowLedge OG as security researcher, penetrationtester and developer in ICS/SCADA environments. He's also co-founder of Awarity Training Solutions GmbH, a company providing innovative security awareness trainings and incident handling. In the sparetime he contributes to various projects and organizations like CyberSecurityAustria, OWASP or Funkfeuer.

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Johann Günther

Krems, Austria
Professor Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
Professor Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Russia
Professor Jianghan University, Wuhan, China
http://www.johannguenther.at

  • Professorship at Jianghan University, Wuhan, China
  • 2010 and 2011 vice chancellor University of Buraimi (foundation rector/president) 2010 visiting professor at Janghan University, Wuhan, China
  • 2007 – 2010 Director of Agency for European Integration, Office Prishtina, Kosovo, “Multidimensional Project for the Implementation of an Institutionalised Partnership between Austria and Kosovo in the Field of Higher Education, Research and Innovation”
  • 2004 – 2007 Executive Director University of Applied Sciences St.Poelten
  • 1999 – 2004 Vice-president Danube University, 1996 – 2004 dean of “Telecommunication, Information and Media“
  • President of EATA (European Association of Telematic-Applications)
  • 1979 - 1996 lectures at the University of Vienna
  • 1986 professor of the State University of Telecommunication in St. Petersburg
  • 1988 - 1996 several duties with Alcatel: sales director of Austria, export director for Central- and Eastern Europe and Latin America.
  • Headquarters in Paris with the responsibility for Latin America and Europe, development of the distribution network of Alcatel in Eastern Europe, foundation of 12 companies with nearly 100 subsidiaries (Kazachstan to Hungary)
  • Publications:
    • more than 50 books, 2 in seven languages
    • participation in more than 60 compendiums
    • more than 200 articles in specialist journals

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Georg Güntner

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Research
@tourenfex, http://instandhaltung40.salzburgresearch.at

Georg Güntner holds a position as senior researcher and project manager in the IoT group at Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft. From 2000 to 2013 he was executive manager of Salzburg NewMediaLab, a centre of excellence for new media technologies. In his recent work Georg focusses on research challenges resulting from the implementation and use of Internet technologies and the IoT in the manufacturing and maintenance sector. Georg has a long-term expertise in the area of semantic technologies, knowledge representation and enterprise information integration. Georg Güntner is project manager of the exploratory study “Maintenance 4.0”.

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H. is a research and technology organisation located in the city of Salzburg. The IoT group at Salzburg Research investigates the merge of manufacturing environments with Internet technologies. The group sees the Inter-net of Things as a key enabling technology for connecting manufacturing assets and the re-sulting products in the Industrial Internet and for the acquisition and processing of data over the life cycle.

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Wolfgang Hafenscher

Haidershofen, Austria
LineMetrics
@worufu, www.linemetrics.com

Wolfgang has 10+ years experience in the web development industry. The last 8 years he spent founding and managing internet service agencies. In 2012 he co-founded LineMetrics, an IoT platform for the B2B market which facilitates continuous improvement processes based on sensor data. He is mostly responsible for public relations and communication at LineMetrics.

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Sten Hanke

Wiener Neustadt, Austria
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
http://www.ait.ac.at

Dr. Sten Hanke is a senior scientist and project manager at the division biomedical system in the Health and Environment Department of the AIT and responsible for the open platform research group. He is a working member of the international ISO/IEEE 11073, European ISO/TC 215 and CEN/TC 251 health care and medical device communication working group as well as the national ON-AG238.4 group. He is responsible AIT representative in the Continua Health Alliance (device plug and play and interoperability) and is current member of the governing board of the Ambient Assisted Living Open Association (AALOA).

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Lukas Hatala

Bratislava, Slovakia
HP

An corporate technology expert and architect with focus on cyber-physical systems, Big Data and converged computing infrastructures. He get disappointed by the current way of implementation and quality of Cloud and Big data technologies and decided to walk thru road of common sense. As part of his run he joined many innovation and R&D activities, Lukas will share some of his insights during his talk.

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Alexander Hirner

Vienna, Austria
http://www.meetup.com/Ethereum-Vienna/, http://www.entrepreneurshipavenue.com

Seven years engineering and sales for industrial air cleaning plants with a focus on automation and energy efficiency. Now finishing studies at the WU Wien in Business Innovation whilst staying ahead the latest trends in decentralized web technologies. Co-organizer of Viennese startup conference Entrepreneurship Avenue 2015.

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Jiří Hošek

Brno, Czech Republic
Brno University of Technology, Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
https://www.vutbr.cz/en/people/jiri-hosek-47655

Jiri Hosek is a Wislab (http://wislab.cz) research group coordinator and Senior Researcher at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic and deals mostly with industry-oriented R&D projects in the area of future mobile networks, Internet of Everything and home automation services. Jiri (co-)authored more than 60 research works on networking technologies, wireless communications, quality of service, quality of experience and IoT applications.

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David Janes

Toronto, Canada
IOTDB
@dpjanes, @iotdb, www.iotdb.org

David Janes is the founder of IOTDB, open-source software that works around IoT “silos” using semantic descriptions to provide simple and powerful interfaces to everything. For the last six years he's been the president of Discover Anywhere Mobile, making tourism and hospitality apps for destinations around the world. In a previous life he worked at IBM, BMO, CDS and Algorthmics before striking out into the glamorous world of startups.

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Knud Lasse Lueth

Hamburg, Germany
IoT Analytics
@knudlued, http://www.iot-analytics.com

Knud Lasse Lueth is the founder of IoT Analytics, a web-portal dedicated to competitive intelligence on the Internet of Things. Prior to founding IoT Analytics, he worked as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for 5 years. His areas of expertise include go-to-market strategies as well as manufacturing operations in industrial settings and technology markets. Knud holds an MBA from INSEAD business school as well as a Master of Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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Dominik Obermaier

Landshut, Germany
DC Square
@dobermai, http://www.dc-square.de

Dominik Obermaier is co-founder and CTO at dc-square. Besides designing high scalability server software for the distributed and mobile world, like the massively scalable MQTT broker ‘HiveMQ’, he has several years of experience as architect of JavaEE applications. His main interests are IoT, M2M communication and highly scalable software on the JVM. He is a frequent speaker at Java & IoT conferences and helped standardizing MQTT 3.1.1 at OASIS. He blogs at http://forkbomb-blog.de

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Walter Oberreiter

Vienna, Austria
CSC
@cscaustria, http://www.csc.com/at

Walter Oberreiter is engaged as Business Strategy Consultant and IT Advisory expert at CSC with a long-time experience in manufacturing industry. Main areas of experience and interest include business transformation, IT strategy, business process management and enterprise architecture. He is also member of CSC’s global Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence.

His long-time industrial experience is based on engagements as IT project manager, head of software development and head of IT at manufacturing companies from 1980 to 1996. He started his consulting career at KPMG Consulting, where he first was responsible for SAP consulting in manufacturing, before he developed to his actual role as Business Strategy Consultant and IT Advisory expert.

Walter Oberreiter holds a PhD of the Technical University Vienna in electrical engineering.

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Günter Obiltschnig

Maria Elend, Austria
Applied Informatics Software
@obiltschnig, http://obiltschnig.com, http://www.appinf.com

Günter Obiltschnig is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Carinthia, Austria.

In 2004, Günter started the POCO C++ Libraries open source project. He still leads the project and regularly contributes code to it. The POCO C++ Libraries are highly regarded due to their rich features, ease of use and quality of implementation and have been widely used by leading companies worldwide. In 2013, Günter started to work on what is now known as macchina.io, an open source toolkit for building IoT applications.

Günter's professional programming career has spanned more than 20 years. He's a hard-core C++ developer who also likes JavaScript and he has been working on the Internet of Things since way before everyone started talking about it.

As an entrepreneur, Günter is the founder and managing director of Applied Informatics Software Engineering GmbH.

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Hauke Petersen

Berlin, Germany
FU Berlin
http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/inf/groups/ag-tech/staff/petersen.html

Hauke is a core developer and maintainer of RIOT, and a PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin. Before he joined FU Berlin he worked as a systems and safety engineer in the automotive industry. Hauke is passionated about embedded programming since more than ten years. He is especially interested in implementing advanced software on constrained, embedded hardware. Currently he focuses on the redesign of network stack architecture in RIOT.

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Harald Pichler

Wien, Austria
Open Source Domotics
@osdomotics, www.osdomotics.com

Harald is president of OSDOMOTICS and organizer of several IoT groups is Austria. He is an author writing since many years in the area of computing and open source. He is working as an researcher and developer for hard- and software for UNIX-based systems as well.

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Florian Pirchner

Groß Enzersdorf, Austria
Lunifera
@piflo, www.lunifera.com

Florian Pirchner is CEO of Lunifera GmbH and is working in the area of open source for many years now. He is expert in the OSGi, Xtext and EMF… Some time ago he got addicted about IoT technologies and started to explore that field together with Klemens Edler. Right now Lunifera GmbH prepares a new product which tides „IoT“ and „augmented reality“ together.Florian is speaker on national and international developer conferences.

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Hannes Robier

Graz, Austria
Youspi
@hannes_robier, http://www.youspi.com

Hannes Robier, founder of youspi GmbH and organizer of the World Congress usability has worked for over 10 years in the field of User Experience, Customer Experience & Service Design. He earned 2007 Customer Experience Management Certification in the USA, in 2013 he was successful participants in the BETA phase of the Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience (CPUX) - F (2013) Level of German UPA. He did the certification for Design Thinking in LA in 2014. He is a lecturer at various conferences for usability & user experience at national and international level. External lecturer at University of Applied Sciences in Graz Campus02 and author of two books on personality development. He is still writing the book: „The reason to believe“ a book for bases of usability and informationdesign which will be published at the beginning of 2015.

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Sven Ruppert

Munich, Germany
CodeCentric
@svenruppert, www.rapidpm.org

Sven Ruppert arbeitet als Principal IT Consultant bei der codecentric in München, spricht seit 1996 Java und arbeitet seitdem in nationalen und internationalen Projekten.

In seiner Freizeit schreibt er als Gastautor für Jaxenter (http://jaxenter.de/Sven-Ruppert-168244) und http://www.rapidpm.org sowie im Java-, Entwickler- und EclipseMagazin.

Am liebsten jedoch hält er in Deutschland bei JUG´s Vorträge (http://tinyurl.com/nmtu4yv).

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Ralf Schlatterbeck

Wien, Austria
Runtux
http://www.runtux.com

Born in Munich, Germany

Education:
Dr. techn. computer science, (hon.) Tech. Univ. Vienna 1991-1995 Specialized in development tools for distributed real-time systems at the Real-Time Systems Group of Prof. Kopetz; M. Sc., computer science, (hon.) Tech. Univ. Berlin and Tech. Univ. Vienna 1984-1991

Professional achievements:
Since 2004: Founder of Open Source Consulting: Consulting and Software Development for Open Source Software and Hardware Since 2008: Lectures at FH-Campus Wien, University of Applied Sciences

2000-2004 Director of Software Tools TTTech Computertechnik AG Working on the integration of various communication protocols into the Time Triggered Architecture toolchain, feature and release planning for TTA tools.

1995-2000 Working for Frequentis Nachrichtentechnik as a Software Designer. Design and implementation of software development tools, offline scheduler, and configuration database for an embedded real-time system. The system is used for the new generation of communication equipment, notably for the TETRA trunked radio system ground infrastructure built by Frequentis.

1995 Development of a macro processor for software tools (offline-tools) for an embedded operating system ERCOS used by Robert Bosch AG.

1991-1995 Research and Teaching Assistant at the Real-Time Systems Group of Prof. Kopetz, Technical University Vienna. Specialised in software tools for real-time development environments and the integration of tools into a unique framework. Participation in the European Commission research project “Predictably Dependable Computing Systems” (PDCS).

1989-1991 Undergraduate Assistant at the Real-Time Systems Group of Prof. Kopetz, Technical University Vienna.

1986-1987 Development of UNIX software for UniWare Computer in Berlin.

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Peter Schleinzer

Austria
http://pschlein.kinaoo.com/

I've started my carreer as Support Engineer for Oracle Databases in 1999. Since 2002 Software Developer mainly for Java based applications in different companies

2011 joint IBM

  • Software Engineer for Java RCP client applications for financial calculations.
  • Build and deployment activities
  • Since 2012 Project Manager for 2 Pricing applications (Java based)
  • Since 2014 Program Manager for a Costing and Pricing application Suite

Due to my technical background and my understanding of the Java programming language I'm able to directly discuss problems and implementation details with my development team on a technical level. On the other side, I'm the interface to the customer to discuss release schedules, requirements and problem resolution approaches.

Beside my daily business I've started with home automation in 1996 very small with just automated rollershutters. From that on, I've tried to integrate every electronical device into my bussystem to achieve the global goal of a smart and connected home. The benefits are comfort, safety and engery saving.

Between 2012 and 2013 I published my experience in a monthly podcast called “The Smarter Home Podcast”.

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Johannes Tinsobin

Vienna, Austria
Artaneon
@artaneon, http://www.artaneon.com

Business Graduate with some 10 years experience in corporate finance and startups

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Jörg Wende

Dresden, Germany
IBM
@joerg_wende, http://www.ibm.com

Leading Technical Sales Professional – IBM Software Group WebSphere - Connectivity
1985-1990 TU Ilmenau, Dipl-Ing Theoretische Elektrotechnik
1990 IBM Deutschland GmbH

  • Bis 1995 Systemberater Midrange Systeme
  • Bis 2001 Software Field Service Midrange
  • Bis 2004 Software Technical Sales Germany
  • Bis 2008 Software Technical Sales EMEA
  • Seit 2009 Software Technical Sales DACH

Jörg Wende ist Consulting IT Specialist in der IBM Software Group Deutschland mit Fokus auf Integration, Internet der Dinge und Industrie 4.0. Er berät und unterstützt seit vielen Jahren IBM Kunden und Partner beim Einsatz von Integrationstechnologien, service-orientierten Architekturen und nachrichtenbasierenden Komponenten.

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Herwig Zeiner

Graz, Austria
JOHANNEUM RESEARCH
@_zeiner, http://www.joanneum.at/digital

Herwig Zeiner is a key researcher of JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz, Austria. His research interests are data intensive distributed event driven software systems for real-time data stream analytics applying adaptive online algorithm and complex event processing techniques. He is key-researcher in Secure Contactless Sphere - Smart RFID-Technologies for a Connected World (SeCoS). In this project, he is responsible for the Web of Things platform. He was the scientific leader of JOANNEUM RESEARCH in several other European and national research projects.

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Silvia Zimmermann

Zürich, Switzerland
Institute of Software Ergonomics and Usability
@szimmermann, http://www.usability.ch

Silvia is founder, CEO and lead experience designer at the “Institute of Software Ergonomics and Usability AG” (www.usability.ch). During her career she researched, designed and evaluated various experiences on various devices in different domains. As many in the field Silvia was working as a researcher, usability tester, interaction designer, requirements engineer, usability engineer and UX designer.

From 2009 - 2011 Silvia was President of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA International) where she was part of the international board of directors since 2006. Silvia is also active in the ACM SIGCHI community, where she was a Student Design Competition Judge in 2007 and 2008. Since many years Silvia is an invited lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland where she teaches usability, UX, interaction design, user interface design and design thinking strategies.

Silvia speaks at various events throughout the year. She holds a BsC (Hons) and a Master's degree in psychology and travels the world since she is 18. She feels home in Asia as much as she does in Europe, America or the Middle East. Her friends say that Silvia is an extremely visionary, inspiring and generous person who is fun to be with. She likes to share and designs for the good.

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