In times when over 80% of errors in IT are caused by humans, people management and skill development is crucial.
We research, discuss and standardise behaviours, skills and management scenarios.

Join the discussion!


12th of July 2022

08:30 - 09:15Registration & Networking
09:15 - 09:30Welcome speech by Stephan Kasulke, Founding Chairman of Zero Outage Association
09:30 - 09:45Welcome speech by Prof. Ronald Maier, Vice-Rector for Digitalisation and Knowledge Transfer at University of Vienna
09:45 - 10:00Coffeebreak
10:00 - 11:30Ali Mahlodji on Zero Outage main topic 2022: IT people skills / Leadership in IT Outages
11:30 - 12:30Lunch
12:30 - 14:30Workshop run by Ali Mahlodji: Zero Outage main topic 2022: IT people skills / Leadership in IT Outages
14:30 - 14:45Coffeebreak
14:45 - 15:15Parallel breakout sessions on current Zero Outage topics:
  • IoT Security & Cloud Security Standard by Eberhard v. Faber, Chief Security Advisor at T-Systems and Michael Mayr, Global Client Director at Hitachi Vantara
  • Soft Skills for IT people by Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Renate Motschnig
  • 15:15 - 16:00Panel Discussion hosted by Martin Szelgrad, Editor-in-Chief of the "Telekom & IT Report" (in German): Digitaler Humanismus in Krisenzeiten
    16:00 - 16:50University of Vienna's World-Café on:
  • Quantum computing
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Scientific computing
  • Data Science
  • 16:50 - 18:20Farewell Drinks & Fingerfood

    "ZOIS meets Science: networking university with industry"


    Christian Vetterli

    Christian Vetterli

    ZOIS Chairman

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ronald Maier


    Vice – Rector for Digitalsation and Knowledge Transfer

    Stephan Kasulke


    ZOIS Founding Chairman

    Ali Mahlodji


    Founder of whatchado, EU youth-ambassador, Keynote Speaker

    Martin Szelgrad

    Martin Szelgrad

    Editor-in-Chief of the "Telekom & IT Report" magazine

    Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Renate Motschnig


    CSLEARN - Educational Technologies

    Michael Mayr


    Global Client Director
    at Hitachi Vantara

    Univ.-Prof. Torsten Möller, PhD


    Visualization and Data Analysis

    Dott. mag. Dr. Atakan Aral


    Scientific Computing

    Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. -Ing. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup



    Felix Johannes Zilk

    Felix Zilk

    BSc: Quantum Information

    Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. Peter Reichl


    Privatdoz.: Cooperative Systems

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annie Waldherr


    Computational Communication Science

    Eberhard v. Faber


    Chief Security Advisor at T-Systems

    With the Zero Outage Industry Standard Association, major technology- and telco-companies started an industry-wide discussion and worked out a common understanding of IT quality.

    Stephan Kasulke

    ZOIS Founding Chairman


    With a rich portfolio of excellent research in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and technology, the University of Vienna aims to join forces with industry partners to address the key 21st century societal challenges.

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Maier

    Vice-Rector, Digitalisation
    and Knowledge Transfer


    If you have received an invitation to the Summit, please register your attendance. The event is free for all ZOIS members and the UniVie invitees. Should you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact us directly.


    VIENNA UNIVERSITY-Kleiner Festsaal, 1St. Floor, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

    Tube, Bus & Tram

    Next underground station: Schottentor
    From the station Wien‐Mitte/Landstrasse take the underground U4 (direction Heiligenstadt) to
    Schottenring, change to the underground U2 (direction Karlsplatz) to Schottentor.



    How to reach the venue from railway stations:
    - from Wien Westbahnhof (terminal railway station West):
    Underground U3 to Volkstheater, change there to U2 and exit at stop Schottentor
    - from Wien Meidling (terminal railway station South & East):
    Tram line 62 or Badner Bahn (direction Oper) to stop Karlsplatz, change there to U2 Schottentor
    - from Franz‐Josefs‐Bahnhof (terminal railway station North‐West):
    Tram line D (direction Südbahnhof) to stop Schottentor
    - from Wien‐Nord / Praterstern (railway station North):
    Underground U2 to Schottentor


    - from the South and East: Südautobahn (A2) – Südosttangente (A23) – Exit Knoten Prater –
    Schüttelstraße – Untere Donaustraße – Stubenring – Universitätsring
    - from the West: Westautobahn (A1) – Hietzinger Kai – Wiener Straße – Schönbrunner Straße ‐ –
    Karlsplatz – Opernring – Universitätsring
    - from the North: Donauuferautobahn (A22) – Südosttangente (A23) – Exit Knoten Prater –
    Schüttelstraße – Untere Donaustraße – Stubenring – Universitätsring


    1. "Hotel Rathauspark Wien", Rathausstraße 17, Vienna, (300 m)
    2. "Hotel Regina", Rooseveltplatz 15, Vienna, (450 m)
    3. "Hilton Vienna Plaza", Schottenring 11, Vienna (500 m)
    4. "Hotel Pension Baron am Schottentor", Währinger Straße 12, Vienna (500 m)