Education and Training

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Profound knowledge always builds upon a decent education and a deep theorethical understanding. Today I am really glad that I got the opportunity to learn a lot in many different areas from awesome and inspiring people.

  • 09/2018 LakeSide Hackfest with international experts from AWS, Pivotal, Microsoft, RedHat and Dynatrace
  • 09/2018 Certified Digital Consultant of the Workfore Team for Digitalization
    Digital Consultant
  • 07/2018 Certified Data Security Expert for the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, DSGVO) regarding responsibilities, data processes, risks, liabilities, data security, and data protection policies
    DSGVO Certificate
  • 04/2018 Certified Digital Consultant on technology trends, public fundings and grants, new business models, digitization, data security, and privacy
    CDC Certificate
  • 09/2017 First Aider Workshop to become an official health representative in companies
  • 03/2017 Google AdWords Workshop on the basics of marketing activities and optimization of campaigns
  • 03/2017 Google Analytics Workshop for measuring traffic and conversions of websites and campaigns
  • 02/2009 - now Seminars and Classes on Leadership, Sales, Intellectual Properties and Rights Managements, Presentation Skills, and Innovation
  • 02/2010 - 11/2015 IBM Certification Workshops on DB2, WepSphere Application Server, LanguageWare and SystemT, Content Analytics, BigInsights/InfoSphere Streams, and Pure Systems
  • 03/2013 - 08/2013 IBM BigData University classes on Big Data, Text Analytics, and Data Analytics
  • 12/2003 - 03/2009 Doctoral studies of Applied Informatics at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, PhD degree (Dr.) and excellence scholarship, PhD thesis: "Structured Document Retrieval - Natural Language Processing in Information Retrieval"
  • 10/2000 - 10/2007 Studies of Mathematics and Informatics Lectureship at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Masters degree (Mag. rer. nat.)
  • 10/2006 - 01/2007 Teaching term in Mathematics at the grammar school in Viktring/Klagenfurt for the lectureship studies
  • 10/2003 - 07/2004 Yearlong, interdisciplinary internship on the topic "Peace in literature for children" for the lectureship studies
  • 03/2004 - 06/2004 Teaching term in Informatics at the grammar school in Völkermarkt for the lectureship studies
  • 10/1997 - 11/2003 Studies of Applied Informatics at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt with special focus on Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Masters degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and excellence scholarship, Diploma thesis: "Neural Networks and Computational Linguistics for Information Retrieval - An experimental Evaluation"
  • 02/2001 - 08/2001 Exchange term abroad at the State University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia
  • 09/1988 - 06/1996 Public grammar school in St. Paul

Technology Stack

Over many years, I have gained experience in many technologies on different levels and I am eager to share this knowledge to support you and your clients.

  • Development Platforms

    Java, Java EE,
    JavaScript, node.js, react,
    PHP, Python
  • Integration Services

  • Presentation Technologies

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
    Netbeans NBM
  • Development Environments

    IntelliJ, Netbeans, Eclipse,
    JUnit, Spring, UIMA
    Java Monitoring
    Logging (log4j, HPEL (High Performance Extensible Logging), java util logging)
  • Software Project Management Tools

    SVN, git Maven (Configuration, Setup, Nightly Builds, Versioning)
  • Databases

    mySQL, mariaDB, DB2, Oracle
    SQL, JDBC, JPA, Hibernate, noSQL
  • Operating Systems

    Windows, Linux, Unix
  • Software Platforms as a Service

    amazon webservices
  • Project Management Tools:

    Atlassian Suite (Confluence, Jira, Bamboo, Trello, bitbucket)
    SonarQube, Nagios, Plesk
  • Miscellanious

    CXF, JAXB, SSL, DropWizard, SOAP


Sometimes the work accomplished spoke for itself and got honored beyond expectations. Here are some of these extraordinary moments for my partners, my teams, and me.

  • 2013 Austrian Constantinus Winner in Information Technology, Austria
  • 2012 Austrian National Prize (Staatspreis) winner in IT-Consulting, Austria
  • 2012 Innovation Prize Winner in Carinthia, Austria
  • 2012 IBM Top Performer – Most innovative Austrian company, IBM Austria
  • 2011 Best Carinthian Company of Gewinn Jungunternehmer, Gewinn Austria
  • 2011 Winner Media Entrepreneur at Axel Springer in Germany, Axel Springer
  • 2009 Information and Communication award winner in Carinthia, Austria
  • 2003 Merit scholarships in the duration of study, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt