Core Competencies
  •   Leading and coordinating of international and interdisciplinary teams
  •   Facilitation of intercultural, interdisciplinary meetings and workshops
  •   Target group oriented presentation of complex subject matters
  •   Training and coaching
Special skills and trainings
  •   Theme-Centered Interaction (TCI)
  •   Reteaming
  •   Themed Objectives and the Zuericher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM)
  •   Didactics und Neuro-Didactics
  •   Certified Administrator and Coach for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
Work experience
Dates:  01.01.2011 onwards
Occupation or position held:  Self-employed
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Supervision and conducting of projects with heterogeneous stakeholder groups – main focus: communication and solution- orientation
  • Facilitation of international meetings, workshops, project kick-offs, annual reviews or other events with heterogeneous, intercultural or interdisciplinary groups
  • Individual instruction, especially in the area of presentation, facilitation and corporate diversity
  • Training in communication, creativity and innovation

Name and address of employer:  JoinTheDots, A-5400 Hallein/Salzburg
Type of business or sector: Facilitation and Training

Dates:  01.10.2015 onwards
Occupation or position held:  IT Consultant
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Strategic, technical consulting, including project conception and development. In this position the communication between customers, project management and technical staff is facilitated for the benefit of innovative, comprehensive and integrated solutions.

Name and address of employer:  LOOP New Media GmbH, A-5020 Salzburg
Type of business or sector:  Digital Media Agency

Dates:  01.12.2008 – 30.09.2015
Occupation or position held:  Project coordination and integration and Assistant Professor
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Integration and coordination of research results in large, international and interdisciplinary projects, funded by the European Commission. Focus areas included the coordination of heterogeneous working groups, the organisation of workshops and the reinforcement of the communication between international partner organisations. Seminars, training and coaching in the field of facilitation, leadership and presentation techniques within and outside the University of Applied Sciences.

Name and address of employer: Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH, A-5412 Puch/Salzburg
Type of business or sector: University of Applied Sciences

Dates: 01.12.2003 – 30.11.2008
Occupation or position held: Researcher
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Researcher in international projects of the European Commission in the field of Digital Business Ecosystems. Main tasks were i) the realisation and implementation distributed networks as well as the simulation and tests of these networks; ii) design and implementation of frameworks for automatic code and workflow generation, based on semantic notations.
  • Coordination of teams as human interface between partners in research, programming, business and social networks.
  • Lectures on web-services, object-oriented programming, Unified Modeling Language (UML) tools as well as telecommunication engineering. This work included the supervision of diploma theses, student projects and internships.

Name and address of employer: Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH, A-5412 Puch/Salzburg
Type of business or sector: University of Applied Sciences

Dates: 01.08.2002 – 31.05.2003
Occupation or position held: Research Associate
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Preparation and conduct of lectures and seminars
  • Supervision of industry projects

Name and address of employer:  Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH, A-5412 Puch/Salzburg
Type of business or sector:  University of Applied Sciences

Dates: 01.04.1998 – 31.07.1999
Occupation or position held: Applications and Software Engineer
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Application design and implementation with MS-Access, VBA and DB/2
  • DB2/ Administration
  • Application support for MS-Access
  • Office-junction with SystemBridge
  • Preparation of HTML user documentation with HotMetalPro

Name and address of employer: B+S Banksysteme, A-5020 Salzburg
Type of business or sector:  Software company for banks and computer centres

Dates:  01.08.1997 – 31.03.1998
Occupation or position held: Serviceman
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Compulsory military service

Name and address of employer: Austrian armed forces, A-5020 Salzburg

Dates: 23.06.1997 – 27.07.1997
Occupation or position held:  Quality assurance representative
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Quality assurance at Mazda Japan (Tokyo, Hiroschima, Hofu)

Name and address of employer: TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH und Co KG, A-5101 Bergheim
Type of business or sector:  Automotive supplier and safety systems

Education and training

Dates:  2012 – 2015
Title and qualification awarded:  Dr. phil.. PhD thesis: “‘BALANCE IN MOTION: Intercultural Learning Histories as a Driving Force for Intercultural, Corporate Development – The Case Austria and China.“’. This project shows, how practical experience as well as the latest insights from interpersonal neurobiology, pedagogy and corporate development research can be utilised for more effective intercultural collaboration.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University Salzburg, department of communication science, 5020 Salzburg

Dates:  2008 – 2010
Title and qualification awarded: Master of Science (MSc) in Interpersonal Communication, passed with distinction. Master thesis: “‘The JOIN Principle: An Approach for Facilitating Intercultural, Interdisciplinary Meetings”’. The goal of the thesis was the development and first application of a facilitation approach for intercultural, interdisciplinary meetings.

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered:  Moderation, intercultural communication, diversity, theme-centered interaction (TCI), reteaming, leadership and conflict management
Name and type of organisation providing education and training:  University Salzburg, department of communication science, 5020 Salzburg

Dates: 1999 – 2003
Title and qualification awarded: Diplomingenieur (FH), passed with distinction. Thesis in collaboration with the Fraunhofer IESE Kaiserslautern: “‘Risk Management for Embedded Systems: The Software Risk and Effects Analysis (SREA)“’ The goal was the combination of production-oriented and software-oriented risk management methodologies. The new risk management approach, named Software Risk and Effects Analysis (SREA), was targeted at heterogeneous and embedded systems. The results of the first applications at the companies Palfinger and CopaData were presented at two international conferences.

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered:  Software engineering, networks, risk management
Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Applied Sciences, School of Telecommunications Engineering, 5020 Salzburg