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WELCOME & OPENING Software Day 2020

Welcome & opening and presentation of the motto 2020 "Autonomous Things, Drive & Disruption"


09:00 - 09:15

Peter Lieber | VÖSI Präsident
Alfred Harl | Spartenobmann, WKÖ Sparte IC und Fachverband UBIT
Nahed Hatahet | CEO & VÖSI Vorstandsmitglied, Gründer, CEO HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH

„Connecting the V for a Connected World“

As a keynote speaker, Dipl.-Ing. Robert Karban, CAE Software and Systems Environment Chief Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), who will speak on “Connecting the V for a Connected World”. The V in the title stands for the V-Modell, a standard procedure in system and software development. Developing space missions today also requires a really huge integrated system and software engineering work. In his keynote address, Karban will address the challenges that system engineers and software developers are accompanying in the construction of spacecraft today. Platforms such as OpenMBEE (Model Based Engineering Environment), Project Jupyter, SysML v2 (Systems Modeling Language), but also own solutions developed by JPL are shown. In addition, Karban will demonstrate how NASA's JPL software engineering environments are used to enable the development of space flights in today's connected world. By the way, Karban is Austrian and studied at the Vienna University of Technology.

NASA Keynote
Robert Karban

09:15 - 09:55

„Digital Transformation – The Agile Way“

Digital transformation means changing business activities, processes and structures of a company or organization using modern IT technologies. Often enough, such change processes are risky or even uncontrolled. In this lecture I will fall back on the roots of agile methods in order to show ways of managing digital transformations based on business and value.

Ruth Breu

09:55 - 10:35



Get an idea of our exhibitors and sponsors and then use the opportunity to learn more in the exhibition area (networking area). We were able to win Austria's most well-known company for the Software Day again this year/span>


10:35 - 11:00

Our exhibitors and sponsors speak

Overview of the tracks and respective speakers

Track 1 :


Klaus Höckner
Gabriele Költringer
Franziskos Kyriakopoulos
Peter Lieber
Georg Niklfeld
Almudena Rodriguez-Pardo
Marlies Temper
Thomas Ziebermayr

Track 2:


Ramin Amiri
Martin Babry
Alexander Grill
Nahed Hatahet
Patrick Ratheiser
Axinia Samoilova
Anna Weninger

Track 3:


Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen
Josef Jarisch
Michael Kollegger
Willibald Krenn
Gustav Paulus
Sabine Pölzlbauer
Marielies Rumpold-Preining
Erich Stadler
Philip Urban



Andreas Barthel
Gerhard Hipfinger
Katerina Iliadis
Andreas Klug
Otto Meinhart
Margot Mückstein
Thomas Zahler



Katharina Bisset
Annalena Maas
Orsolya Nemeth
Johann Stiebellehner

Special Track


Benjamin Ruschin
Michael Ionita
Myriam Mokhareghi
Heinz Tuma

MORNING SESSIONS | 11:30 - 12:00

Modern Demand Forecasting WITH deep learning

Demand forecasting - this means creating demand forecasts or forecasting demand - has been used in several industries for many years. Both in retail and in manufacturing companies. The explosion of amounts of data and the ever increasing computing power, as well as the further developments of machine learning methods make it possible today to solve this extremely difficult and complex problem with robust forecasts. Planning security is the buzzword here, which is of great concern to many companies.

With reliable and accurate forecasts about the demand behavior and the required quantities, planning security can be guaranteed along the entire value chain.


11:30 - 12:00 Uhr

Franziskos Kyriakopoulos | 7LYTIX GmbH

VÖSI SIG WOMENinICT - how women are driving digitalization

Moderation: Mag. Dr. Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller


11:30 - 12:00 Uhr

Dorothee Ritz | General Managerin Microsoft Österreich
Irene MAarx | Country Managerin Österreich und Schweiz | Proofpoint
Heidelinde Rameder | Teamlead GRC & Security Management Services | T-Systems
Valerie Michaelis | fit4internet
Kristina Maria Brandstetter | Marketing-Leiterin, Zühlke Österreich

The ultimate Battle – C# vs Java

“Get to know a reasonable operating system first. You only know one ". - "You are only jealous because our applications are so fast. How was it with the interpreter again? ”.
Everyone knows one or a similar exchange of blows - from kindergarten to professional life, the eternal confrontation of who or what is better is a constant one. Your own strategy is always higher, faster, further than that of the others ...

Well. C # vs Java, interpreted natively against - this is finally being discussed. The ultimate fight between C # and Java. Where is light, where is shadow. Gustav Paulus and Erich Stadler highlight both in their talk and look at the differences with vivid examples. But one thing should never be neglected: to implement customer requirements in a modern IT landscape.


11:30 - 12:00 Uhr

Gustav Paulus | InfraSoft Datenservice GmbH

Erich Stadler | InfraSoft Datenservice GmbH

MORNING SESSIONS |  12:00 - 12:30

Data science at the interface to teaching, research and business - Why data science training is the key to future innovations

Data scientists are wanted on the job market. Therefore, the training of experts is an important component on the path of digitization and the use of artificial intelligence. In order to meet these requirements, it is essential to include realistic use cases. The challenges, but also the benefit that arises, is shown in this lecture.


12:00 - 12:30

Marlies Temper | FH St. Pölten

Best Practice - AI applications and what's behind them

There are different challenges when implementing and implementing AI projects. With our expertise from many successful projects, we want to shed light on what needs to be considered and why unfortunately a large part of the AI projects still fail.

You can find out which services are offered in this context by Leftshift One and our partners on our website: https://www.leftshiftone.com/services/


12:00 - 12:30

Patrick Ratheiser | Leftshift One

Cross-platform development: Use .NET 5 with C # successfully on every platform!

The .NET Framework from Microsoft has made great evolutionary steps in recent years. In the meantime, the entire framework (and also the C # compiler) is being developed as an OpenSource project by Microsoft.
Thanks to the support of all common platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android) and architectures (x86, x64, ARM) it is now very easy to use your C # and .NET knowledge on other platforms. The advantages are, on the one hand, that more potential customers can be reached with the software with existing knowledge and, on the other hand, that software developers do not have to master different frameworks and programming languages.

In the session, examples will be used to show which possibilities this technology currently offers and how the known development tools can be used successfully.


12:00 - 12:30

Michael Kollegger | FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH

MORNING SESSIONS |  12:30 - 13:00

Innovation is eating the software world!

How do we bring innovation into your company's DNA?
Nowadays, the word innovation is used by every manager or organizational manager, you could even say it's hype! This is probably true for some companies, but in fact innovation is a key factor that can change the market and guarantee corporate sustainability.

'We already read software is eating the world' in 2011. Now it should actually read 'Innovation is eating the software world!'.
But how?

"I have to finish the project first!" Does that seem familiar to you? Your employees have 'no time' to deal with creative approaches in their company. Despite many design thinking workshops and hackathons, the majority of traditional companies are not making progress with innovation processes.

In this lecture we will go through the different creative approaches that successful companies have built up to establish a creative culture.


12:30 - 13:00

Almudena Rodriguez-Pardo | Rodriguez Pardo & Assocs

What can we learn from schools for our business?

The aim is to establish digitalisation as an opportunity and not a burden for all stakeholders in education. International role models as well as innovative examples from the private sector show the potential of digitisation. It is the order of the day to exploit this potential.

Especially in Austria there is a rich set of start-ups and established companies with great tools, apps and know-how for the integration of technologies for the education system. What you can learn from this for your business, you will learn in this lecture from the experts of the VÖSI.


12:30 - 13:00

Martin Babry | Meister

Nahed Hatahet | HATAHET productivity solutions

Axinia Samoilova | POLYMATH HOUSE

AI and the verification problem - a status quo

On two occasions, I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.” (C. Babbage)

With the arrival of self-learning systems, where the designers often no longer know what the function to be learned looks like, the problem of garbage-in-garbage-out has become more acute and the question arises how such systems can be verified. Especially with regard to the use of AI in (security) critical and / or social areas, answering this question is of fundamental importance.

The lecture is therefore first about a review and a summary of the current state of research. Building on this, the lecture highlights some of the AIT's approaches and concludes with an outlook on what is to come, including various activities by standardization committees.


12:30 - 13:00

Willibald Krenn | AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology)

Hyper automation - what's behind the buzz word?

  • Brief overview of the history and current landscape of (software) automation technologies
  • Positioning of the term "hyper automation"


12:30 - 13:00

Margot Mückstein | CEO cloudomation

LUNCH TALK |  13.30 - 13.55

Artificial intelligence needs artistic intelligence

Inspiration and practical exercises for digital work

1. For employee acquisition (onboarding)
Design assessments more effectively with artistic intelligence.
-> Practical exercise: Association room

2. Promotion of employees (creativity training)
Promote agility with artistic intelligence, support flexibility in thought and create space for new, unconventional ideas.
-> Practical exercise: Change of perspective through artistic interventions.

3. Attachment to employees (diversity training)
Make corporate culture come alive with artistic intelligence.
-> Practical exercise: team rhythm


13:30 - 13:55

Annalena Maas | perART

Cyber security modeling with ThreatGet - the secure pillar for IoT

With the introduction of the new European security guideline according to ECE level, vehicle manufacturers are required to certify the cyber security of their vehicle systems for the approval of their products.

With THREATGET, "Security by Design" becomes a reality. THREATGET provides effective support to incorporate security measures against potential cyber attacks (threats) into the design of the system. THREATGET automatically checks cyber security threats and weaknesses in the system model and suggests appropriate solutions.



13:30 - 13:55

Orsolya Nemeth | LieberLieber Software GmbH

In times of deep fakes and AI-generated books, the question increasingly arises whether these works enjoy copyright protection and, if so, who is the author. Software that writes a new book by learning from existing works is the author of the sources the author of the new book? The manufacturer of the software? Or the software user who created the new book.

At least since the legal dispute over which the monkey selfie is entitled to copyright, it has become clear that with the advancement of artificial intelligence, many copyright issues must also be dealt with.

This session deals with the problems of copyright and artificial intelligence, which is already clear under the current legal situation, to which there are still no answers, in which direction the legislation is moving, and which positions of the parties involved are opposed to one another.



13:30 - 13:55

Katharina Bisset | Nerds of Law

Digitization with old software

Individually developed company software systems have grown over decades and represent the operating processes in a highly specialized manner.
However, software engineers and business analysts are under enormous pressure. Because advancing digitalization demands the rapid, timely implementation of extensions and adjustments.

On the other hand, it is extremely time-consuming for software engineers to find out the dependencies and interrelationships manually and reliably in long-standing software systems with many thousands of programs.
As a result, adjustments and changes to further digitize the company organization take longer and longer and cause constantly increasing costs - circumstances that are quickly creating a competitive disadvantage, especially in today's world.

The session shows the practical application and experience with the automated analysis of legacy systems and their representation (as one possibility) in virtual reality.



13:30 - 13:55

Johann Stiebellehner | AVESOR Ges.m.b.H.



13:30 - 13:55


AFTERNOON SESSIONS |  14:00 - 14:30

Security by engineering: reliability and security as a quality feature

The requirements for software are increasing enormously, especially for security. The increasing networking and increasingly central tasks of the software make the topic essential for software systems. However, security is multi-layered and must be considered very intensively when developing software. Not only the design of the software, but also the implementation of the algorithms can make software vulnerable. In addition to encryption and authentication methods, tools have been developed that can detect security problems.

Special analysis methods and test methods help to identify security problems early and before any effects have to be feared. The SCCH is researching the further development of these methods based on its own analysis expertise and has developed tools that can be used especially in the automation area and in the IOT environment.

In addition to providing an overview of this area, the lecture also provides an insight into current research.


14:00 - 14:30

Thomas Ziebermayr | Software Competence Center Hagenberg

How does Microsoft Teams really works?

With COVID, many companies have relied heavily on Microsoft Teams as a tool for digital communication in the form of video conferences and chat technology. Microsoft Teams can do a lot more - in this session we therefore ask ourselves the question: How does Microsoft Teams actually work properly? We are of the opinion that this tool has real “game changer” potential in the hotly contested workplace market. We discuss how Microsoft Teams can be used not only as a modern workplace for more efficient communication and collaboration - but above all as a process and application platform - and how you can integrate your applications and your business into this platform. A new tool alone does not change long-established behavior, such as sending email messages or saving documents. Therefore, at the end we want to talk about the necessary accompanying measures, which companies should not forget in order to establish a modern digital work culture in the long term - in the end it is always about us humans!


14:00 - 14:30

Nahed Hatahet | HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH

Alexander Grill | HATAHET productivity solutions GmbH

Self-Service AI with Power BI Desktop

Power BI Desktop is Microsoft’s free tool for self-service BI. It delivers exciting new features every month and Gartner has declared it the leading BI tool in 2019 and 2020 (which Tableau and Qlik have left behind).

In this talk, we want to take a look at what Power BI Desktop has to offer in terms of artificial intelligence. These functions range from a few clicks in context menus, e.g. B. Explain deviations over time through intelligent visualizations to the ability to tap cognitive services and Azure Machine Learning Services and to enrich the data loaded in Power BI Desktop. We will not linger with foils, but look at the features directly in the product.


14:00 - 14:30

Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen | Savory Data

Objectives and Key Results

From agile software development to agile management

1. Bring agility from the project to the company
As a SW house, we are good at "agile" in projects. Now we're bringing that into corporate governance.

2. Let's go (and go wrong at first)
We quickly work in an agile manner, our results do not match everywhere.

3. Missing Link OKR - but right now
Now we have it: OKR closes the brackets from strategy to results


14:00 - 14:30

Otto Meinhart, CEO open Force GmbH

What developers want from their employers

Interactive Session
Moderation: Benjamin Ruschin | VÖSI Vorstandsmitglied | wearedevelopers.com

Special Track "Talents"

14:00 - 15:00

DI(FH) Verena Parzer, Head of Product Development MP2.infomed, MP2 IT Solutions
· Michael Ionita, CTO bei Walls.io & NoCode Teacher

AFTERNOON SESSIONS | 14:30 - 15:00

Architecture in all situations: from software, IoT to the cloud

Modeling in the software industry is already state-of-the-art in many industries. In addition to software / system architecture, business architecture, corporate architecture and of course cloud architecture can also be modeled. In this webinar you will learn how to model these cloud architectures and how to combine them holistically with the other architectures.

In addition to doing - method and special challenges of modeling are also highlighted.
A particular focus is the connection to cyber security models.


14:30 - 15:00

Peter Lieber | VÖSI Präsident / Eigentümer SparxSystems, LieberLieber SW

Main drivers for transformation of mobilty

Mobility will change in the future. Silicon Valley tells us about the futuristic future of mobility. Autonomous electric vehicles that no longer have owners but are available at the touch of a button on a smartphone are the vision of a fully networked mobility of the future. These will then no longer be brought to customers by existing OEMs, but by digital giants such as Google or Apple.
The vehicles are hyper-networked and can read almost every wish from my lips or face. But do these innovations make sense? Will they really become reality?
Are we ready yet? And if no, what is missing on the way there? There are good reasons to change mobility in the world.

There are 3 main drivers for transformation of Future Mobilty.
- Urbanization
- Climate change
- Digitisation


14:30 - 15:00

Ramin Amiri | VOQUZ IT Solutions GmbH

Automation and process efficiency through digitalization

The path to democratized automation
Everyone is talking about digitization - everyone is trying to adapt their company to the rapidly changing market influences.
New applications are being implemented, cloud technologies are entering the market, old legacy systems are blocking transformations - what strategies do companies have?

Processes between the applications are often neglected and so a confusing and complicated zoo is quickly created from different solutions.
This brings with it a number of challenges that we will address in more detail.

How can processes be simplified?
How can automation be democratized?
How can process management be outsourced?
What are the trends in Scandinavia and what can we learn from them?


14:30 - 15:00

Philip Urban & Josef Jarisch | TietoEVRY

Move to the Cloud

• Out of the house
• Successful move of IT to the cloud
• Best practices when moving
• That helped us in the Corona shutdown - a success story


14:30 - 15:00

Gerhard Hipfinger | Geschäftsführer openforce GmbH Wien

AFTERNOON SESSIONS | 15:00 - 15:30

Autonomous Things & Disruptive Evolution. The Future is now!

Moderation: Rudolf Felser


15:00 - 15:30

Klaus Höckner | Vorstand Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs und Web Accessibility Sachverständiger

Georg Niklfeld | FFG

Georg Droschl Head of AI | pmOne

Gabriele Költringer | Executive director FH Technikum Wien

4 questions, 4 possible solutions - lessons learned from 14 years of it

# 1 "What do you REALLY need for successful IT projects?"
# 2 "Can 'digitization' be carried out in (m) a company alone / by one person?"
# 3 "IT is changing all the time - how can I stay tuned?" A
# 4 "Why are so few women really working in IT?"


15:00 - 15:30-

Anna Weninger | Atos

The fourth platform: How companies can meet the challenges of digitization with an open hybrid cloud strategy.


15:00 - 15:30

Marilies Rumpold-Preining Red Hat Synergy Leader | IBM DACH

UX at the center of digital transformation

• Current challenges based on practical examples
• Fact-based and measurable user experience
• Design systems as a tool in the design of digital products


15:00 - 15:30

Thomas Zahler | intu.io Wien

Match it: HR-perspectives and developer-views


Special Track "Talents"

15:00 - 15:30

Heinz Tuma, CHRO Infrasoft Datenservice GmbH
· Myriam Mokhareghi, Head of Talent Acquisition, Bundesrechenzentrum

Plenum & CLOSING KEYNOTE | 16:00 - 18:00

Impuls 1

16:00 - 16:15 Uhr

Margarete Schramböck
Bundesministerin für Wirschaft & Digitalisierung

Impuls 2 - Why don't users say what they want and software developers can't really listen? Has Corona changed anything?

16:15 - 16:30 Uhr

Franz Hillebrand | CIO SIGNA

Future Ready - into which future do cloud, big data, AI and autonomous things bring us? And what lessons can we learn from the Corona crisis?

Panel with

BM Margarete Schramböck, Bundesministerin für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaft
Franz Hillebrand, CIO Signa
Michael Zettel, CEO Accenture
Clemens Wasner, AI Austria / EnliteAI
Dorothee Ritz, General Manager Microsoft Austria

Moderation: Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller, CWS Communications

16:30 - 17:00 Uhr

Closing Keynote

Software without soft skills is like hardware without electricity

In our complex world, the driving design factors increase their social and economic impact in unprecedented dimensions and speed. The change mechanisms often run outside of the usual linear and consecutive patterns. Not isolated specialist knowledge alone is the basis for innovation, but the ability to think in interdisciplinary and intercultural, social and political contexts.


17:15 - 18:00 Uhr

Gerald Bast | Rector of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna

18:00 | FINISH

In connection: Networking