The MODERATORS of the VÖSI Softwareday 2020


Nahed Hatahet

Transformation expert and speaker | CEO of HATAHET, board member at VÖSI
HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH

“Nahed Hatahet is the founder and CEO of HATAHET productivity solutions ( and brings more than 25 years of professional experience in strategic consulting and implementation of digital productivity solutions. As a mentor and transformation expert, Nahed Hatahet accompanies companies on their journey into the digital era – or, if desired, mediates where there are disagreements or communication problems among the stakeholders. He is known for his holistic consulting concepts and methods and a sought-after expert for top management. His credo: only those companies that understand exactly what their employees actually need – and like to use the tools – will successfully implement their digital transformation projects.

He likes to pass on his passion for people and his universal knowledge in keynotes, lectures, moderations, workshops, guest comments, specialist articles and personal conversations. You can read more about this and the reason why digitization is primarily about us humans on his website (


Rudolf Felser

Chefredaktion Guides, Fachredaktion

“Rudolf Felser was born in 1980. The passionate IT journalist with a classic” apprenticeship “(C64, Commodore Amiga, PC) is a gifted” G shift printer “before the Lord. Since he knows that he can also call this” storytelling ” he is in his element. He has been playing professionally with words and pictures for almost 20 years until everything meets his expectations. But he doesn’t have so much with numbers. Nobody is perfect. “


Verena Kuen


“Verena Kuen is the founder of 1030 Innovation Consulting. After a 15-year career in various large companies, she decided to turn her great passion for innovation into a profession. On her own initiative, she started a global innovation program with her last employer, Bayer Pharma AG in Berlin, which she then successfully managed for 4 years and which resulted in group-wide success stories. Verena studied economics, but was always a lateral thinker at heart.”



Martin Szelgrad

Wirtschaftsjournalist & Chefredakteur
Report Verlag GmbH & Co KG

“Martin Szelgrad has been a business journalist since 1999 and editor-in-chief of the trade magazines” Telekom & IT Report “and” Energie Report “. In addition to working on numerous other magazines and specialist books, he has been the editor of the business award” eAward “since 2005 and is an experienced moderator of panel discussions and business events. Before that he worked in the advertising film and event industry. “

Track 4 IT Business Day

Otto Meinhart

Founder and CEO
openFORCE Information Technology

“The qualified computer scientist founded openFORCE Information Technology in 2002 together with Gerhard Hipfinger. Otto’s many years of experience in the areas of project management and solution engineering form the basis for his future-oriented approach towards cloud native and microservices. Together with Gerhard, he drives strategic topics in order to prepare openFORCE for the future challenges of the markets and to create the framework for a self-organized and transparent organization.

openFORCE ensures economical software development through the combination of scalable cloud applications and intelligent software architectures paired with the use of agile development methods and high standards in quality assurance. Projects are handled time-to-market and in-budget. In 2019, the foundation of the openFORCE group of companies laid the foundation for the entry of new business areas. With the subsidiary openDEVS, a platform for the project-based recruiting of developers was created. Theater / opera director and entrepreneur.
She stages at various theaters in German-speaking countries as well as in the independent scene. In her work, she is always looking for other possibilities and perspectives. She loves magical moments and great effects. (
With she works continuously to effectively establish art and creative processes in all areas of activity. It is their conviction that creative action is an elementary building block for sustainable, entrepreneurial change. (”

Special Track "Talents"

Benjamin Ruschin

Managing Director and Co-Founder

“Benjamin Ruschin is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of the 2017 founded startup WeAreDevelopers and has thus built the largest community for software developers in Europe. Employers can use the job portal “ WeAreDevelopers Talents ” to quickly and efficiently find software developers. Attract and hire developers. In addition, WeAreDevelopers congresses in Berlin, Vienna and Zurich. With WeAreDevelopers Live software developers from all over the world can participate in live lectures and virtual events Participate on a variety of technology topics in order to enrich your knowledge and to exchange ideas with international experts. Benjamin Ruschin has also been a member of the VÖSI board since 2019.”

Special Track "Talents"

Rudi Bauer

WOMENinICT & "Future Ready"

Mag. Dr. Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller

CWS Communications

“Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller has been working as an IT specialist editor since 2003, initially for the IT magazine Monitor (Bohmann Verlag) and since 2016 for the IT specialist magazines Computerwelt and it & tbusiness. In addition, the Upper Austrian, who holds a doctorate in communication science, has also been successful for many years as a moderator of IT expert groups and at business events. In addition to her work, she has been supporting the Association of the Austrian Software Industry (VÖSI) in Marketing & Communication since August 2019.“