About me

Born in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, graduated from Bundesgymnasium Feldkirch, where he wrote a paper on the “Datenautobahn”.

Educated at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and at the New York University / Leonard N. Stern School of Business (Majors: Management Information Systems, Production Management)

Held teaching positions at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, the Institute for Business Development in Vienna, the Danube University in Krems and the Center for International Peace operations (ZIF Berlin)

Since September 2014 Professor of Electronic Governance at Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance (RNS) at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) in Estonia.

Between February and August 2014 Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator for eGovernance Studies and Research at RNS at TUT.

Between 2010 and 2014 first appointed Senior Adviser on New Voting Technologies for OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw, Poland.

Founder and former director of the Competence Center for Electronic Voting and Participation (E-Voting.CC)

Election expert (with focus on e-voting) for OSCE & EU including observation missions to Estonia, Venezuela, USA, and Russia

Speaker at international conferences in Europe and the USA

Chairman of student representative body of the PhD programme at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration 2007-2009
Chairman of student representative body of the Business Administration study programme at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) 2001-2002
Vice chairman of the Student Union at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration 1999-2001

over 50 international publications, and (co)edited 5 books

awarded by BMW, Kurier and the New York University