IT Community Styria (ITCS) – Working Insights from 5 different companies

Thursday, October 8th

09:00 - 12:30


All speeches are 30minutes long

“Beyond Apps”  – Franz Fuchs, AXTESYS

“Modern Business Applications – Mobile First?” – Christian Krenn, DCCS

“Tell me a (user) story.” – Dominic Panholzer, Infonova

“Agility in Designing and Testing of Mobile Apps” – Wolfgang Richter, JIPP.IT

“Screen Evolution in Financial Software Solutions” – Thomas Köppel, Reval

Thursday, October 8th

09:00 - 12:30

Franz Fuchs

Head of Web-Development - Axtesys

He is Head of Web-Development at Axtesys. Since creating his first website in 1995, Franz Fuchs is an attentive observer of the evolving web. His focus areas are creating user-experience, spying out the latest in HTLM5 and designing basic sites to complex web applications.
In his spare time, he likes talking about technology, doing agriculture and is trying to infiltrate the web with #cowcontent.

Christian Krenn

head of Business & Technology - DCCS

Christian Krenn is head of business development & technology management at dccs. With a background in computer science he has more than 15 years project experience in web based business applications from smaller customers to large enterprises in different industries. In the recent years Christian focused on designing modern business applications and intranet portals according to customer needs with a special focus on mobility.

Dominic Panholzer

product management - Infonova

Dominic Panholzer is not a software industry native. However, after receiving his Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley, he soon discovered his calling as a UI designer. He spent several years customising CAD systems for architects and engineers, and finally ended up at Autodesk where he was introduced to software production on a large scale. Moving to Austria at the turn of the century brought him to Hyperwave where he spent 12 years designing and specifying user interfaces. Currently, he works for Infonova as a product owner in the product management team. Here he is responsible for the UI design of Infonova’s flagship product, R6.

Wolfgang Richter


Dr. Wolfgang Richter has been working in IT for about 20 years in different roles. He started his career in 3rd level support. He participated in many projects as requirements engineer, software engineer, project manager, program manager, Scrum Master and Product Owner. In line-management he held positions in middle and upper management. His professional career led him from Europe to the USA, to Australia, and then back to Europe.

Thomas Köppel

Product Management - Reval

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration 2007 at the University of Graz; Master’s degree in “Financial and Industrial Management” 2008 at the University of Graz; from 2008 until 2012 university assistant at the Department of Business Education and Development; PhD degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences (dissertation: “Financial Flexibility – Corporate Investment Decisions when Capital Markets are not frictionless”). Has been working for Reval Austria in the Product Management since 2012; responsibilities: money markets; general ledger, midmarket initiatives and special bank applications; external lecturer at the University of Graz and FH Joanneum Graz; publications in national and international journals and lecturer at national and international conferences.


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