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Chief Architect at Software AG
30 years experience in enterprise software, including sales, product management, implementation, and delivery. Leadership roles in startups and large international teams.
I have co-founded Cumulocity in 2010, acted as Cumulocity's CTO and now work on Software AG's technology strategy including IoT strategy.
My interests are in gaining a deep technology understanding to use the right technology that fits the business purpose.
Christoph F. Strnadl
VP Innovation & Architecture at Software AG
Education as a research scientist in theoretical physics (Ph.D.). 30 years broad experience in the area of information and communications technologies and their integration with business. 10 years of management responsibility in the IT infrastructure, services, outsourcing, and strategic IT consulting domain with Atos.
I joined Software AG in Vienna, Austria, in 2005 as Chief IT Architect and later moved to the CTO for Central & Eastern Europe position. Now in Software AG’s CTO Office responsible for making “new stuff” happen at the intersection of our product and organisational architecture (also considering processes and customers). This also includes contributing to our overall technology strategy.
If I am not working I do karate, analytical philosophy (you know it was actually founded in Vienna 100 years ago), and law (no kidding: I’ve published a book on IT outsourcing contracts as co-author in 2019).
Lead Architect, Hybrid IT
As Lead Architect for Hybrid IT in the Office of the CTO, I shape Software AG’s solutions to help customers transition from On-premise to Cloud, from monoliths to Microservice architecture, from classical manufacturing to Industry 4.0, from a culture of stagnancy to a culture of change.
My background is 25+ years in the IT business, mostly as architect and consultant in integration and related projects, also successful as project manager of projects with 3000+ person days.
From that rich real-world experience, I know that change is hard, and rip-and-replace seldom works: neither for software nor for hosting environments nor for culture. ‘Hybrid’ is about taking seriously that companies are in a permanent transitioning process, and while long-term visions are useful to give direction, the one thing that really counts is making the right next small step.