Isabella Mader is CEO of the Excellence Institute in Vienna, university lecturer and public speaker with a main focus on IT strategy, communications, knowledge management, media literacy and business development.
Recently, she has been awarded top CIO of the year 2013 in Austria. Before her current position she was CEO of NetHotels AG and programme director for a Master of Science Programme (Communications 2.0) at Danube University Krems while running her own consulting firm. Her academic background is Business Administration and she holds a masters degree in Strategic Information Management. She co-authored two books, one on Blended Learning 2.0 (Technology & Collaboration) and one on Business Networking with Social Media.
She used to work for the Vienna Municipality in the field of communication & information for more than 10 years and for the United Nations in the field of methodology development for several years. Her main focus lies in strategy development, where she acts as an advisor to a limited number of public and corporate clients.