State of the Market: How to go Digital

Digitalisation has been a major concern of companies from all sectors in recent years. This seminar will discuss experiences, recent developments and Austria’s role in this global process.

Key discussion points will include:

• Is Austria a leading digital nation?

• Does Strategy follows Technology or vice versa?

• Is Regulation necessary or a show-stopper?

• Investing in start ups or building internal processes?

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Hans Kristoferitsch
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati GmbH

Hans Kristoferitsch, LL.M. (Harvard) is a partner at CHSH Vienna. His main areas of expertise include data protection, telecommunications, e-commerce as well as general EU-law. Hans regularly assists multinational clients with IT, GDPR compliance and regulatory projects.

Hans teaches at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, regularly gives lectures on data protection and compliance and is the author of several publications.


Thomas Aigner
Chief Business Development Officer
Sclable Business Solutions

Thomas joined Sclable in February 2018. As Chief Business Development Officer, together with the board, he is driving the company strategy. In addition, he supports industry leading corporates in all aspects of their digital transformation journeys.

Thomas is an entrepreneur with a hands-on mentality. He has 14 years of experience in leading positions such as CEO, Business Development Manager and Sales Manager in Financial Services, E-Commerce, Gaming, Loyalty, Media and Automotive industry.

He loves to explore new business opportunities and to manage and scale new ventures.

Marcus Dohnal
Enterprise Architect
Vienna International Airport

Marcus Dohnal is an experienced Enterprise Architect who has been working with Vienna International Airport since 2017. His main focus areas are Digital Transformation and Enterprise Architecture. Marcus has been a lecturer for IT law and data protection at the UAS Technikum Wien since 2018. He has previously worked as COO at VJU iTV, ICT advisor for global communications at SOS Children’s villages international and in other technical and IT management roles. Marcus holds a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Technology Management from the UAS Technikum Wien.

Nora Kalousek
Group Digital Governance
Erste Group Bank AG

Nora Kalousek is experienced in digital innovation and transformation in financial institutions, and is currently employed in Erste Group Banks department for Group Digital Governance. Nora has worked across multiple digital disciplines in Retail, and both large and small sized companies in financial institutions, agencies and Consultancy. She has a strong focus on digital enablers such as implementation of aggregation services and digital onboarding, Nora was mainly operating in the area of digital sales, business development and strategic partnerships. She has a strong practical experience from the above mentioned fields in CEE region.

Peter Kustor
Head of Department for Digital and E-Government - International and Legal Affairs
Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

After working as Assistant at the Institute for Public International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna, and practising in public international law at the Federal Ministry of Defence, Peter has been working in the Constitutional Service of the Federal Chancellery followed by heading a unit at the Chief Information Office therein.

Since 2018 Peter is Head of Department for Digital and E-Government – International and Legal Affairs in the newly formed Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. Peter is the Austrian representative for issues of Digital and E-Government, legal questions of E-Government, trust services and eID and legal informatics in various EU-fora and international institutions.

Martin Parschalk
Head of Legal

As Legal Business Partner and member of Autodesk‘s Global Territory Sales Management team, Martin and his team of top tier legal professionals around the world enable Autodesk‘s software and services businesses with practical legal and business advice, contracts, risk management, dispute management and compliance services worldwide. As trusted adviser, he is at the cutting edge of new business and legal developments, driving and enabling Autodesk‘s strategic goals.

Before joining Autodesk in 2005, he was a Sr. Associate at New York law firm Skadden working out of their Frankfurt and Vienna offices.