Vienna Agenda Details

3rd June 2022

  • Ashok Dudhat

    Founder & CEO

    15:00 - 15:10


    TJF – Tech Jobs Fair is a job fair with a focus on IT and Digital founded by Ashok Dudhat. The first edition took place in Berlin in 2017. The following cities were Vienna, Zurich and Lisbon, all in 2019. TJF has had more than 10 000 visitors in the past years. The company is based in Berlin, where the team sits and does most of the work. TJF also works with local professionals in the different cities where the job fair takes place.

  • Gabriele Tatzberger

    Director of Startup Services

    15:00 - 15:10


    Gabriele Tatzberger is Start-up Services Director at the Vienna Business Agency and responsible for ViennaUP’22. She is Managing Director of Vienna Region and member of the Supervisory Board of the high-tech incubator INITS and since years passionate to support start-ups, female entrepreneurship and the Vienna startup scene.

  • Mario Kleinsasser

    Engineering Lead at 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱, 𝗮𝗻 𝗜𝗕𝗠 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆

    15:15 - 15:25

    The worst thing you can do is nothing.

    Mario Kleinsasser is the engineering lead of the Cloud Architect teams in Nordcloud Austria. For more than 15 years he’s been surfing the wave of change with passion.

    Mario was a speaker at the DevOps Gathering 2018 and 2019 in Bochum Germany, he is the organizer of the Docker South Austria Meetup and he also contributes code for various Open Source projects, like CoreDNS and others.

  • Markus Nistelberger 

    Software Engineer & Chapter Lead at NETCONOMY

    15:50 - 16:00

    Distributed Projects and Remote Collaboration at NETCONOMY

    Markus Nistelberger is an experienced Software Engineer and team lead, who has been working with NETCONOMY for more than 8 years! In his presentation he wants to highlight how NETCONOMY is approaching remote and distributed work nowadays. With locations all over Europe (Graz, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Zurich, Berlin, Dortmund, Belgrade, Novi Sad) home office and distributed work had little impact on the daily business because NETCONOMY was already equipped with a strong tool set to manage such challenges. Today Markus will present NETCONOMY’s tool set and highlight the ups and downs that come with it.

  • Cornelia Habetler

    Chief Culture & Financial Officer at enspired

    16:00 - 16:10

    Culture as an asset for startup growth

    Cornelia joined the startup enspired from the very first day of existence when the path ahead was still unclear. Two years later, enspired counts 43 employees with plans to grow, reaching the 100-employee mark in 2023.

    Cornelia significantly contributed to building a work environment from scratch and setting up the finance department on the side.

    Starting as a Linux and network administrator created the base for her career in tech. After switching to an IT outsourcing provider, Cornelia quickly became a team leader and was able to combine technical expertise with management skills. She found herself in versatile positions like Service Delivery Manager, Service Architect and People Manager in local and international departments. In 2015, Cornelia started as Head of Operations in VisoTech, until destiny and her love for numbers and people intervened. Acting as a stand-in for the role of Head of Finance, HR & Business Administration, she decided it was time for a career change. And here we are: introducing her as the CCFO of enspired, a fully digital power trading-as-a-service company.

    Currently, Cornelia puts her experience and passion into building the foundation of the enspired culture and community. Creating a work environment everyone enjoys, sticking to the vision of the company and getting all employees involved in the process are major key points for a startup to grow – the right way. Putting it in Cornelia’s words: “We want to empower our community to leverage their joy of development and to make our innovation journey a shared success.”

  • Adela Mehic-Dzanic

    Female Tech Leader | Networking Queen | Speaker | Mentor

    16:10 - 16:25

    My Network is my Google

    Adela Mehic-Dzanic is a Forbes featured female tech leader, frequent international speaker, and a WomenTech mentor. Originally from Bosnia, 7 years ago she moved to Austria with her husband and started building her career in Tech from scratch. Without any job, contacts and not knowing German language.

    Today, she works at the executive level of the IoT software company MAVOCO AG and serves as the VP of the Female Leaders Network of the WU Executive Academy (Business School of Vienna University of Economics) as well the VP of the Association of Business Women of B&H.

    In December 2020 she launched her own YouTube Channel – Making IT IN Austria, where she interviews real people who share a similar story like herself and who have made a successful career in Austria.She strongly believes in the power of networking and building long-lasting relationships for advancing one’s career and she had been very vocal about it through her extensive LinkedIn network.

    Adela’s mission for 2020 was to impact 1000 women and girls in IT and beyond with her career story. This experience allowed her to meet women from all walks of life, who are determined, ambitious, supportive and very often the only woman in the room.

    As Vice President of WU EA Female Leaders Network, she is committed to serving the global community of WU MBA Alumnae and finding the right tools to support them on taking their career to the next level. Under the motto “Together we are stronger!”.

    Some of my favourite quotes.

    Think bigger than you can imagine, keep your eyes open and stand up against all odds. Then the opportunities will come!

    My network is my Google.

    Create the life you want to live.

    When you take care of your network, your network takes care of you.

  • Martina Ernst

    CEO & Founder of SalaryNegotiations.

    16:40 - 17:00

    Open Discussion: Salary Negotiation

    Experienced HR Manager, Coach, Trainer & networker focussing on salary negotiations, equal pay, career and feMale leadership

    Martina’s mission: Earn your worth and get the salary and career you deserve

    25+ years of experience in international senior management (Board -1) in the financial and language services industry.

    Her experiences as Head of HR of Erste Bank Österreich and Managing Director of Berlitz Southeast & Central Europe and President of the Supervisory Board at Berlitz Germany laid the foundation of her business as expert, consulter, trainer, mentor & coach in all career, change, diversity & leadership related topics

    Close cooperation with WU Executive Academy (the business school of Vienna University of Economics): President of the Female Leaders Network (1500 Alumnae), Vice-President of the International Advisory Boards (4500 Alumni), lecturer of a masters program as well as member of the WU Board of Learners

    Competency Profile:

     Global Executive MBA  (WU, Vienna and Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

    Business Coach, ICF (International Coach Federation)

    Systemic Coach, Neuwaldegg SBI

    Zukunft Frauen – Female Leadership Programm (WKOE and IV)

    Controller Diploma OECI

    Master, University Heidelberg and Paris

  • Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

    WKÖ Head of Startup-Services

    17:00 - 17:15

    Entrepreneurship empowers people

    Kambis Kohansal Vajargah is the Head of Startup-Services at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

    He is also the founding partner of several startup companies, incl. Carployee, Freebiebox and whatchado, managing partner at software venture builder vendevio and the former managing partner of primeCROWD, Austria’s largest network for startup investors.

    His expertise ranges from digital marketing to corporate development and leadership development. As a startup mentor, he gets involved on strategic and operational level to ensure sustainable growth.

    The World Economic Forum has chosen him as a European Digital Leader, guiding the digital transformation of the continent. He is a juror at the World Summit Awards and European Youth Award and has been named Austrian ambassador for integration by Sebastian Kurz, the former Prime Minister of Austria.

    Since 2011, he has advised and mentored over 100 startups in corporate development, digital marketing and leadership.

  • Alessandro Wärzner

    Senior People Development Manager at Refurbed

    17:15 - 17:50

    Pannel Discussion: Cultural Diversity - an asset for success!

    Alessandro Wärzner works as Senior People Development Manager at refurbed. Alessandro studied psychology at the University of Vienna and did research in the area of flexible working at the TU Wien (Vienna, Austria). He worked for over 10 years in the field of personal assistance for people with disabilities in Hamburg (Germany). Before joining refurbed in September 2021, he worked as a psychologist, trainer and coach at the Jewish Vocational Training Center in Vienna.

  • Weirong Li

    Intercultural Keynote Speaker, Founder & CEO of Raw Culture

    17:15 - 17:50

    Pannel Discussion: Cultural Diversity - an asset for success!

    Weirong Li is an Intercultural Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Facilitator, who has a special focus on intercultural communication and diversity and inclusion within teams. She has worked with universities, corporates, NGOs, NPOs, startups, and think tanks. She is also the founder and CEO of Raw Culture, which connects multicultural talents to International recruiters looking to diversify their talent pool and their global market knowledge. She has a working knowledge of English, Chinese, and German.

  • Helene Richter

    Lead R&D Learning and Development

    17:15 - 17:50

    Pannel Discussion: Cultural Diversity - an asset for success!

    Helene Richter is R&D Lead for Learning and Development at Dynatrace and a passionate live long learner herself. With 20 years in in IT she is a techie at heart with a strong affinity to structure and numbers.
    She is a firm believer that personal growth starts with an open mindset, which is strongly supported by a diverse company culture.
    Helene has broad experience in leading global IT programs, lived and worked in many countries from US to China, and therefore had the chance to explore cultures and business environments. Always curious when new opportunities arise, she took the leap into the corporate Learning & Development department of a major telecoms provider and found her calling in inspiring others to learn and grow.
    Her mission is clear: Let’s be brave. Exit our daily hamster wheel. And get inspired to learn something new every day.

  • Ani Harreither

    Senior Manager Technology Consulting Data Analytics at EY

    17:15 - 17:50

    Pannel Discussion: Cultural Diversity - an asset for success!

    Ani is a Senior Manager in the Technology Consulting Practice at EY specialized in Data Analytics. She has extensive experience in managing complex business and IT transformation projects and programs. She holds a MSc and executive MBA degree and has certificates for project management, data science and process mining. She is consulting corporate clients from different industries with main focus on banking and capital markets.

  • Eduardo Esteves

    Head of Qualcomm XR Labs Europe

    17:50 - 18:10

    Building a horizontal platform for the metaverse.

    Eduardo Esteves is VP of Engineering, leading a world-class R&D organization in Europe that delivers state-of-the-art Extended Reality (XR) technology and platform at the intersection of computer vision, AI, graphics, 5G-optimized, and cloud-enabled solutions to create the intelligent perception of the world around us. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

  • Dr. Felix Schernhammer

    Head of IT-Applications at Austrian Power Grid AG

    18:10 - 18:20

    Vom Blackout zur Energiewende

    Dr. Felix Schernhammer is Head of IT Applications at Austrian Power Grid AG. He strives to provide innovative and robust IT solutions that will play a key role in enabling Austria’s transition to sustainable energy sources.


    Power generation is based on an essential principle: in every second, exactly the same amount of electricity must be generated as is being consumed. Unless the balance between electricity supply and demand is kept within precise parameters, the system will fail and no power can be supplied.

    As Austria’s independent transmission system operator (TSO), APG’s primary responsibility is to maintain the supply-demand balance at all times.

  • Martin Froehler

    CEO at Morpher Labs

    18:20 - 18:30

    Democratizing Trading and Investing

    Martin Froehler, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Morpher, is a mathematician, veteran quant, and former hedge fund manager. Having spent over a decade in quantitative finance, Froehler experienced the numerous inefficiencies of the financial industry first-hand. Realising the industry consists almost entirely of middlemen who charge obscene fees for bad service, Martin embarked on a mission to fix finance.

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