Management + Team

We work as an interdisciplinary, internationally connected team and profit from extensive expertise in the fields of service and interaction design, information technology, architecture, mathematics, business management, media and project management. Together with our partners and customers we create holistic solutions that unite design and functionality in an intelligent way.

Michael Kieslinger

Michael Kieslinger

CEO and founder

Michael Kieslinger is CEO of Fluidtime Data Services GmbH, which he founded in Vienna in 2004. The IT company develops intelligent solutions for the mobility and traffic sector and is now Austria’s leading and internationally recognized provider of MaaS solutions. Under his leadership, the company has grown steadily and has become part of the internationally renowned Kapsch Group in 2016. Before founding Fluidtime, Kieslinger was Associate Professor at the Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea, Italy, from 2001 to 2004, where he was responsible for research and teaching in the field of service design. Previously, he worked for several years at the Royal Institute of Technology in the area of Human Computer-Music Interaction. Michael Kieslinger has extensive experience in the management of research and industry projects as well as in the conception and design of interactive information services. He regularly shares his knowledge as a guest speaker at numerous national and international events. He studied interaction design at the Royal College of Art in London and computer music and electronic media at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

Rita Landauer

Rita Landauer

COO

As Chief Operating Officer, Rita Landauer is responsible for all operative and commercial business concerns. Apart from being in charge of the different project teams and the projects themselves, a major focus of her duties is the internal implementation of the business strategy. She is also responsible for organisational and procedural optimisation, financial agendas and HR. Rita Landauer has long experience in management as well as profound knowledge in organisational development, change management processes and project and process management. She studied international business management at the University of Vienna.

Stephan Strodl

Stephan Strodl

Head of Products and Solutions

Stephan Strodl is responsible for Fluidtime’s business and product strategy. As Head of Products and Solutions he is responsible for the development of our software product and ensures the successful implementation of our projects. Stephan Strodl has extensive experience in project management of research and industrial projects, software development, quality assurance and business process management. He has graduated in Computer Science and Business Informatics from the Vienna University of Technology.

Gregor-Alexander Petri

Gregor-Alexander Petri

Sales & Business Development

Gregor Petri is responsible for business development and global customer network. As an freelance project manager, he was able to gain experience in the fields of partner management, research and development. Due to his work with several start-ups, Gregor Petri has practical skills in entrepreneurship and innovation management. The focus was on product development and sales planning. Economics and technology-law are the academic basis to his work.

Stefanie Pichler

Stefanie Pichler

Marketing & Communications Manager

Stefanie Pichler oversees communications and marketing activities at Fluidtime. She is responsible for the company’s online presence, organises events such as the Fluidtime Symposium and is the contact person for conferences, fairs and the media. Prior to this role, Stefanie Pichler worked at a Viennese PR agency as a PR consultant for corporate communications in the fields of energy, industry and FMCG for several years. During her studies, she gained professional experience in a number of marketing and event agencies in Vienna and Graz. Stefanie Pichler studied at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna and completed two exchange semesters at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Vlad Marica

Vlad Marica

Solution Consultant

As a Solution Consultant, Vlad Marica identifies opportunities to present Fluidtime’s software and aids the sales process by understanding customers’ needs and by designing and proposing the right solutions together with the Architects. Vlad also manages Enabling Service Providers, ensuring the organic growth of both our company and our products and represents the company at events and shows. Vlad Marica has amassed experience in the art, aviation and entertainment industries, where he has led several high-profile transnational projects; he graduated from the Vienna University of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering after specializing in fluid dynamics and green energy

Tobias Graf

Tobias Graf

Solution Architect

Tobias Graf is responsible for the overall technical solution of the Fluidtime product development. As a solution architect, he ensures that the product strategy is implemented purposefully in software solutions. Tobias Graf has extensive experience in the analysis, conception and implementation of complex software systems for national and international clients in various industries. He graduated in Business Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology.

Daniel Skrach

Daniel Skrach

Team Leader Server

Daniel Skrach leads Fluidtime’s server team and is responsible for the further development of the Fluidtime product range. An important part of his work is the ongoing integration of new transport service providers in FluidHub. He is also responsible for the technical project management, including research projects. Daniel Skrach has extensive experience in the field of software development, in the planning and conception of financial systems as well as in the conception of projects in the telecommunication sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree in informatics from the University of Technology in Vienna.

Bernhard Entler

Bernhard Entler

Project Manager

As project manager in the field of integrated mobility, Bernhard Entler oversees the successful implementation of customer projects and coordinates the participation in national and international research projects. He is the contact person for our MPO-partners, ensuring the smooth operation of the mobility platforms. Bernhard Entler has a diploma in communication and media design and studied project management and information technology. He has extensive experience in project portfolio management and the management of agile software development projects in the entertainment industry.

Peter Smejkal

Peter Smejkal

Project Manager

Peter Smejkal manages the conception and implementation of projects in the field of Integrated Mobility and coordinates research projects in which Fluidtime is involved. As contact person for the city of Aarhus he ensures the smooth operation of the mobility platforms. Peter Smejkal studied Media Informatics and Computer Management at the Vienna University of Technology. He has many years of experience in project management and the management of software development projects in the mobile marketing industry.

Günther Schwienbacher

Günther Schwienbacher

Team Leader Service & Operations

As a team leader Service & Operations, Günther Schwienbacher is responsible for the operation of Fluidtime’s IT services and the internal provision of the technical infrastructure. He oversees automated deployment and quality assurance processes, looks after service monitoring tools and is responsible for the provision of highly available server environments. He studied commercial information technology at the Vienna University of Technology and has extensive experience in personnel management, project management and the stable, high-performance, secure and highly available operation of cloud services in geographically distributed data centres. Furthermore, he possesses broad experience in the practical application of configuration management, SCRUM, CI / CD, change, release, incident and problem management as well as lean operations management.