Dr Heiss focuses in detail on three aspects:
1) the impact of mature project communication including new technologies like unified communication, 2) mature global knowledge networking, within, and outside the company, including technologies such as Web 2.0, and,
3) maturity in managing complexity.
Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Heiss
VP Knowledge, Innovation, Technology (globally)
Siemens IT Solutions and Services
Michael Heiss was born inSalzburg, Austria, 1963.
He received the master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1986 and the Ph.D. degree in 1989, both with first class honors from the University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. In 1995 he earned the habilitation degree.
From 1986-1990he was with BOSCH, from 1990 to 1991 he was Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1991-1995 he was with the University of Technology with a position of associate professor since 1995.
Since 1996 he has been with Siemens AG Austria, Program- and System Engineering where he became Vice President Technology Management in 1998. He is responsible for knowledge networking, innovation management and technology management. Since 2007 he became also Vice President for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology at the globally operating Siemens IT Solutions and Services.
Dr. Heiss received the Eugen-Hartmann-Award 1992 (VDI/VDE), a prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in 1990, and an Austrian Innovation Award for young people in 1988. Since 2007 Michael Heiss is Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Council Chapter Central Europe.