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Dr. Guenther Lackner

Executive Manager
Vienna,Austria

Summary

Results-driven executive manager with forward-thinking approach centered on company success and competitive growth. Demonstrated record of success in building successful teams and managing profitable operations.

History of streamlining operations, increasing revenue and reducing costs to maximize business profits. Decisive and strategic leader with demonstrated track record of success in high-tech industries.

Skilled professional experienced in various industry and demonstrated success learning new fields quickly. History of making substantial impacts with forward-thinking, resourceful and adaptable strategies. Successful at understanding markets, key business decisions and financial operations.

Overview

21
21
years of professional experience
11
11
years of post-secondary education
7
7
Certifications
4
4
Languages

Work History

VP, GM & Global Head of BU Space & Avionics

Atos S.E.
Paris, France & Vienna, Austria
2020.01 - Current
  • Global executive responsibility for Atos' Space & Avionics business unit incl. P&L ownership. Leadership of cross functional management team including operations, R&D, sales, finance, marketing and business development.
  • Created, managed and executed business plan and communicated company vision and objectives to motivate teams.
  • Achieved return to growth business turnaround by comprehensive strategic reorientation and structural reorganization with aim of strengthening core business in space and avionics industries and an extension of reach into automotive industry.
  • Responsible for extension of our classic system integration business by focus on in-house product & service development by creation of dedicated Product and Service management organizations.
  • Definition and implementation of customer centricity programs to strengthen customer relationships.
  • Hired exceptional candidates and led staff to maximize productivity and eliminate process lags.
  • Planned and executed COVID-19 pandemic crisis management without loss of key employees.
  • Coached and guided senior managers to improve effectiveness and policy enforcement, resulting in improved employee job satisfaction and higher performance levels.
  • Increased company revenue significantly through aggressive new market strategies.
  • Oversaw large-scale staff recruitment and development initiatives to keep workforce skilled and effective.
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth.

Chairman

Silicon Europe Alliance
Brussels , Belgium
2017.01 - 2020.01

As an Industry Alliance, Silicon Europe unites the strongest European clusters in an alliance with access to the most advanced technologies and expertise in all fields of the electronics and software value chain

Silicon Europe represents a total of about 2.500 members across Europe, including all major players and research institutions as well as about 2000 SMEs and Start-ups.

  • As chairman I was responsible for EU and country level lobbying activities of the alliance.
  • During my tenure the alliance was able to significantly grow its influence at EU level as well as extending its reach to the Nordics and eastern European countries

CEO

Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH
Graz , Austria
2016.12 - 2020.01

Strategic Alliances Network focusing on Electronic Based Systems. Main shareholders include Intel, NXP, Infineon, TDK, Flex, AVL, AT&S, LAM Research, Austrian Government.

  • Built and established the organization from scratch, including strategy, core and support functions, service offering.
  • Hired a cross-functional management team of 9 people and successfully launched service delivery within only three months after founding.
  • Acquired 120+ international companies and research institutions across Europe to join the cluster and participate actively.
  • Cross Industry Business Development (Automotive, health technology, consumer electronics, cyber security, semiconductors ...).
  • Support internationalization efforts of network companies especially in NAM and APAC.
  • Established strong personal international network specifically in USA and China.
  • Managed partnerships and strategic business relationships by negotiating contract terms and handling conflicts.

Vice President Platform Management

ASSA ABLOY AB
Stockholm, Sweden and Austin, Texas
2013.11 - 2016.12

Global leader in door access solutions. Absolute market leader in access control solutions.

  • Redefined and rebuilt company wide product portfolios across multiple business Units.
  • Realigned cross functional Organization and improved average time too market for relevant products by 30%.
  • Overhauled company wide semiconductor supplier strategy and reduced count of stockable items by 40%.
  • Delivered high-quality administrative support and management, planning and policy assistance to board members.
  • Developed and executed strategic initiatives to implement key changes and improvements in product management and engineering organization.
  • Completed and submitted monthly and yearly reports to support executive decision making.
  • Evaluated current service needs and product satisfaction levels with established customers to improve offerings.
  • Collaborated with sales and marketing departments to support business objectives and client acquisition.

Lecturer for Public Key Infrastructure (part Time)

University of Applied Science Joanneum
Kapfenberg, Austria , Austria
2012.02 - 2014.08
  • Lecturer for Advanced Security Engineering Master courses
  • Mathematical Foundation of modern cryptography
  • Basic Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Business considerations for deploying PKI

International Product Marketing Manager

NXP Semiconductors
Graz , Austria
2011.07 - 2013.10

As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

  • Conceptualized and deployed enhanced product features and optimized implementation for use in marketing strategies.
  • Established criteria for each milestone within product roadmap as means to measure developmental progress.
  • Defined and launched two contact less smart card microcontroller platforms for access control, transportation and micropayment applications.
  • Successfully introduced products based on these platforms into markets in Europe and Asia growing the business from 0 to 24 M$ within 2 years.
  • Supported marketing teams, creating, deploying and optimizing campaigns for clients.
  • Collaborated with sales, marketing and support teams to launch products on time and within budget.

Project Manager & Pre-Sales Engineer

Emerson
Graz , Austria
2008.09 - 2010.09

Emerson Network Power, now Vertiv, is the world market leader in design, build and service of critical technologies that enable vital applications for data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial environments.

  • Full responsibility for managing large scale software customization and deployment projects (up to 8 people and 12 months duration).
  • Customer base included major players of European financial industry (Deutsche Bank, Finanz IT, GAD eG, Citi Bank, ...), communication providers (T-Systems) and others (European Space Agency, OMV, ...).
  • Reined in project costs while meeting key milestones.
  • Developed and initiated projects, managed costs, and monitored performance.
  • Drove team success through shared vision and recognition of quality performance.
  • Managed projects from procurement to commission.

Project Manager & Researcher

Graz University of Technology
Graz , Austria
2005.06 - 2008.02

The Institute for Institute of Applied Information Processing and

Communications is one of the world's leading research institutes for information and cyber security.

  • Work-package manager and individual contributor for a European level research project in the area of cyber security.
  • Identified, reviewed and applied policies and procedures.
  • Identified plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives.

Education

MBA - Executive Management

California Lutheran University
Greater Los Angeles Area, California
2016.02 - 2017.05

Ph.D. - Cyber Security

Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria
2009.10 - 2011.06

Visiting Researcher - Visiting Researcher in Cyber Security

Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia
2010.06 - 2011.06

Master of Science - Information Technology

Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria
2005.10 - 2008.06

Bachelor of Science - Information Technology

Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria
2001.10 - 2005.06

Exchange Student - Computer Science

Universite De Technologie Compiegne
Compiegne, France
2003.09 - 2004.09

Skills

    Leadership

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Languages

German

English

French

Italian

Certification

Influential Leadership

Interests

  • Passionate alpinist, cyclist and runner.
  • Classic Rock Guitar

Awards

  • PhD with maxima cum laude
  • Erasmus Mundus - Scholarships
  • Austrian Scholarship for academic research

Timeline

VP, GM & Global Head of BU Space & Avionics

Atos S.E.
2020.01 - Current

Chairman

Silicon Europe Alliance
2017.01 - 2020.01

CEO

Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH
2016.12 - 2020.01

MBA - Executive Management

California Lutheran University
2016.02 - 2017.05

Vice President Platform Management

ASSA ABLOY AB
2013.11 - 2016.12

Lecturer for Public Key Infrastructure (part Time)

University of Applied Science Joanneum
2012.02 - 2014.08

International Product Marketing Manager

NXP Semiconductors
2011.07 - 2013.10

Visiting Researcher - Visiting Researcher in Cyber Security

Queensland University of Technology
2010.06 - 2011.06

Ph.D. - Cyber Security

Graz University of Technology
2009.10 - 2011.06

Project Manager & Pre-Sales Engineer

Emerson
2008.09 - 2010.09

Master of Science - Information Technology

Graz University of Technology
2005.10 - 2008.06

Project Manager & Researcher

Graz University of Technology
2005.06 - 2008.02

Exchange Student - Computer Science

Universite De Technologie Compiegne
2003.09 - 2004.09

Bachelor of Science - Information Technology

Graz University of Technology
2001.10 - 2005.06

Influential Leadership

Financial Acumen

High Impact Presentation Training

Intercultural Training - Korea

Intercultural Training - China

Intercultural Training - India

Lean Innovation Champion

Dr. Guenther LacknerExecutive Manager