What members and partners say

What is unique about the Future Network?
What is the benefit for partners and members in being part of this network?

Here are the testimonials of members and partners:

“The Future Network is a well-proven platform to bring people with similar interests together and provide a suitable setting for further exchange with interesting people.”

Prof. Clemens Cap, Chair of Information and Communication Services, University of Rostock, Germany

“The events also provide an informal setting in which participants talk to the top-level speakers directly and exchange opinions. This makes for a successful combination of expert knowledge from various fields and an appealing range of IT subjects covered.”

Peter Kieseberg, Lecturer at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (FH), Head of Research Institute of IT Security Research, Head of Josef Ressel Center for Blockchain Technologies and Security Management

“Its focus on themes, cross-sectoral applications and the extensive network of renowned organisations are USPs for Future Network in Austria. There is a clearly defined benefit for members: the opportunity for networking and exchanging views on topical themes, technological trends and studies.”

Dr Klaus Pirklbauer, CEO of Austrian Blockchain Center

“There is a strong emphasis on personal contact among members through regular meetings. The network connects major representatives of businesses, research centres and universities in the IT sector, thus promoting an important professional dialogue. The Future Network is like a treasure chest filled with productive ideas, inspirations and cooperation projects. The events give our Software Competence Center at Hagenberg opportunities to present cutting-edge research topics and project outcomes, which also helps to make the Center better known.”

Markus Manz, CEO at Software Competence Center Hagenberg

“The Future Network is unique in Austria. It brings together a wide variety of ICT players in a forum that goes far beyond the usual dialogue among suppliers and users. The Future Network links scientific experts with industry associations and representatives of interest groups, independent consultants and start-ups. This approach is ideally suited for the actual challenges and opportunities of digitalisation that we are facing today.”

Salomé Wagner, Sparx Services CE and Member of the Administrative Board of the Austrian crafts and trades association ÖGV

“Through its events, the Future Network provides an ideal platform for businesses, experts and scientists, often in informal settings. Especially in the field of IT security, this is a basic prerequisite for jointly meeting the challenges of our times.”

Michael Strametz, Site Director for Austria at SySS Cyber Security

“As a member of the Future Network, I have for many years appreciated the highlighting of connections between economic and technological trends, and the opportunity of exchanging views on these topics with experts and peers. As speakers and participants in panel discussion, we’ve benefited from the network by presenting our strategies in the fields of collaboration, digitalisation and IoT. The contrast of opinions and views between producers and users often leads to animated debates. This can help to reduce the gap between technological progress and practical usefulness.”

Kurt Glatz, Director Carrier EUNO at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Austria GmbH

“For those looking for continual updates on the IT market trends, the events organised by Future Network are indispensable. What I like about these settings is that top experts have managed to present even the driest subjects to the audience with a touch of humour. One example was the Trends 2017 event: the conclusions that can be drawn from masses and masses of statistical information are always fascinating. The panel discussions with renowned key players in the IT Community are an asset in themselves. Once again, I appreciate the successful combination of expert papers and having plenty of time for networking and exchanging experience among peers in the IT business. The 20-year anniversary is a good occasion on which to express my gratitude: thank you to all those who contribute to the great success of the events, mostly from behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to the next 20 years.”

Helmut Pichler, Senior Consultant Software Test, Trainings coordination, Trainer at Nagarro

“As in other fields, IT investment activities greatly depend on expectations regarding future economic development. Consequently, the current economic situation, as well as that of the future, is a decisive driver of the investment behaviour of businesses. My presentations on the development of economic trends in the coming years have thus always attracted a lot of attention, as a regular feature of the ICT Trends event.”

Marcus Scheiblecker, Senior Economist at WIFO