Cellent AG (AT) is the Austrian subsidiary of a large scale IT corporation with its headquarters in Germany. Cellent AG is fully owned by the Landesbank Baden Würthemberg, which is a legally independent institution under public law with partly public (State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, City of Stuttgart, Landes-beteiligungen BW..) and partly private ownership (Savings bank Association of Baden-Wuerttemberg SVBW. With total assets of around EUR 417 billion (as of 30 June 2010) and some 13,000 employees in the Group, it is one of Germany’s largest banks.
Cellent AG was founded in Germany by merging four IT-companies in 2002. It operates offices and subsidiaries at ten locations in Germany, Austria and in Switzerland with around 650 employees. In 2009 the total revenue amounted to € 70 million Euro annual sales.
Cellent AG has an industry-leading innovation, research and development policy aiming at developing IT-solutions, which will shape the world of tomorrow. Following an initiative of the "Institute for the Future" Cellent AG and Bley and Schwarzmann AG formed a think-tank to was formed with the participation of the Cellent AG. It published a forward-looking magazine called "Der Vordenker" ("Thinking ahead"). The magazine analyzes future technological and economic trends, innovations and puts forward unconventional ideas and perspectives to solve our challenges of tomorrow.
Josef Janisch is the CEO of Cellent AG He is working in the IT industry for more than 28 years. He has technical knowledge as well as in-depth experience managing large teams and projects. He is in his current position since 2001.
Peter Sonntagbauer is the FUPOL Project Director with extensive project management skills combined with 30 years of practical experience. He holds a PhD in applied statistics and informatics. On top of his academic education he holds many advanced certificates such as IPMA, PRINCE2 Practitioner, ITIL and COBIT. He was working as a project manager for international organizations and large corporations and managed large scale IT projects both in the private as well as in the public sector in Europe, Africa and Asia for more than 20 years. This included assignments as a project manager and work package leader in EU funded FP6/7 projects as well as in the CIP program. In the last five years he was focused on e-government and related issues. He participated also as an evaluator in a number of EU programs including FP5, ISPO, ISAC, TEN and eTEN.
Nikolaus Rumm is the FUPOL Chief IT-architect with more than 15 years of practical experience. He graduated at the Technical University in Vienna. He has a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art software technologies such as JAVA, Microsoft, Struts, Hibernate, SWING, CORBA, Oracle 9i/Windows, XML, DB2/Linux, IBM Websphere, WSAD, Webservices, Eclipse. On top of his academic background he holds various certifications namely IPMA Certified Project Manager, Sun Certified Java Architect and Sun Certified Java Programmer.
Susanne Sonntagbauer is a Senior Consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in the fields of project management and consulting. She has a long term experience in project management including collaborative projects with multiple partners as well as consulting for public bodies and private companies. Her educational background includes three major areas: economics, political science and IT. She is graduate of the Vienna Business School (HAK), finished a postgraduate study of the federal technical institute for IT (HTL) and holds a PhD in applied political science. Her thesis focused on the participation of women in industrial and rural development and urbanization. The aim was the monitoring and the evaluation of the related projects. The combination of her knowledge and experience in economics, project management and political science is deemed important for the project.
Michael Brocza graduated from the university of economics. Before joining Cellent in 2002 he was working for Cirquent and BEKO. He is an expert in organization, controlling and business process management. He is also head of the web development team in Cellent.