Wolfgang Maass is full professor and chair in Information and Service Systems (ISS), faculty of Business Administration, Saarland University, Germany. Previously he led the division Smart Products at the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM)...
Tomaž Vidonja works as a business development and marketing director at ICT Technology Network Institute, a national ICT triple helix cluster in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He's in charge of Internet of Things Competence Center »OpComm« as a chief executive officer. He manages business and market oriented consortium which consists of hi-tech companies and public research organizations. It's a great challenge and also a motivation to develop the Living bits and things community to a globaly recognized IoT brand for Smart Living networking in Central and South East European countries.
After graduation in Electrical Engineering (1995) on Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciencies, University of Ljubljana, he joined the communication equipment manufacturer Iskratel as a hardware engineer. In 2006 he received his M.Sc. degree from Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, specializing in information management and marketing. In years 2007 to 2010 he visited the executive education program in marketing and sales at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il.,USA.
From 2000 he was in charge of system group at Iskratel and he moved to product management group in 2003. He established product marketing department in Iskratel and run it till 2010. He ran few public and private funded research & development project consortia and was in charge of product innovation committee in Iskratel. In 2009 he established and was a CEO at Inoverzum, a company for innovation management.