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Isabella Mader BA MMSc

Isabella Mader is CEO of the Excellence Institute, Executive Advisor of the Global Peter Drucker Forum and university lecturer on IT-strategy, information and knowledge management, and collaboration. 

2013 she was awarded “Top CIO of the Year“ (A).

Before her current position she acted as the CEO of a software company (booking platform) and at the United Nations/CTBTO in the field of methodology development.

She is an information scientist and also studied Business Administration and Business Psychology in Regensburg/Germany and London.

At the Excellence Institute she concentrates on knowledge management, information management, IT strategy, communities and networks as well as on network economy and New Work/post-Covid Workplace.
Current project (3-11/2021): Mental Health and the post Covid Workplace.


Talk at the 7th Global Peter Drucker Forum (scroll down on site):
Keynote Isabella Mader Sharing Economy GPDF15

Her keynote at the E-Day of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (in German) on 12 April 2017:


Further activities, references and publications:

Member of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria

Member of the Board, International Forum on Business Communication (IFWK)

Member of Major Cities of Europe

Royal Society of the Arts Fellow

Meet me 2023

21. März 2023: IFWK Pressestunde, Wiener Börse
29./30. März 2023: CIO Summit und CIO Award Gala
27. April 2023: European Cities Conference. Keynote Culture, Strategy & Breakfast.
27.-29. September 2023: KGSt Forum, Hamburg. Panel: Intranet – from Information Platform to Corporate Living Room
30. November/1. Dezember 2023: Global Peter Drucker Forum

Meet me 2022

25. Februar 2022: Wien Holding Business Talk
1. April 2022: CIO Award Ceremony
16. Mai 2022: IFWK Green Investing & Green Washing, Podiumsdiskussion, Wiener Börse
9. Juni 2022: Wien Holding Business Talk
20. Juni 2022: AK Unternehmenskultur: Wissen & Kollaboration (Vortrag), Wirtschaftskammer Wien
14. September 2022: Vienna Center for Management Innovation, Wien
19. Oktober 2022: Digital Days, Panel
18. November 2022: Global Peter Drucker Forum, Panel “Passion & Purpose”

Meet me 2021 as a speaker or host at these events

23 March 2021 Digital Salon Vienna “Digital Public Services”

30 June 2021 “A Day of Drucker” by the Global Peter Drucker Forum, speaker Post Scriptum Session

2 September 2021 European Forum Alpbach, Panel: ‘Evidence-based policy: Kaizen in the policy making process’

20. – 21. September 2020 European Public Administration Congress, Keynote

13 – 15 October 2021 Major Cities of Europe Conference, Keynote

17 – 19 November 2021 Global Peter Drucker Forum

Meet me 2020 as a speaker or host at these events:

26 May 2020 IFWK Press Event “China’s Delight, Europe’s Fright”

15 June 2020 Digital Salon Vienna, “The digital Museum”

27 Juli 2020 Digital Salon Vienna, “Hedy Lamarr Award”

31 August 2020 IFWK: Regionalization, Globalization, Digitalization – The Post-Covid World Economy

11 October 2020 Zukunft Personal Digital, Keynote Stage with Dave Ulrich

13 October 2020 Zukunft Personal Digital: Panel “Leadership, operations & services in times of crisis”

15 September 2020 Drucker Forum Virtual Round Table “Future of the Office”

21 September 2020 Digital Salon Vienna “Corona and the Classical Music Revolution”

19 October 2020 Digital Salon Vienna, Expert Talk

22 October 2020 Innovate 2020 – Public Sector Innovation Management Conference

29 – 30 October 2020 Global Peter Drucker Forum

20 November 2020 eLearning SUMMIT Barcamp

Meet me 2019 as a speaker or host at these events

3 – 4 April 2019 CIO Summit, Vienna
20 – 21 May 2019 Business Agility Conference, Vienna
13 – 14 June 2019 Major Cities of Europe Conference, Venice
20 – 22 November 2019 Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna

Meet me 2018 as a speaker or host at these events:

12 Feb 2018: Brexit, Trump and Fake News – IFWK Panel with Michael Hayman MBE, Ingrid Brodnig, Katharina Schell, Isabella Mader. Moderation: Kerry Skyring. Austria Press Agency, Vienna.
21 Februar 2018: manager lounge Panel (Manager Magazine), Vienna
15. März 2018: Panelist, ShareTech Summit, European Commission, Bratislava
23 März 2018: Next Act 2020, Cologne
16 April 2018: Panel Smart Living 2030, Wiener Zeitung
23 April 2018: Unternehmenskultur in der Praxis: Buchpräsentation mit Co-AutorInnen, Wifi Wien
24 April 2018: Keynote, Strategie 2028, Wiener Linien Event Center
29 May 2018: Major Cities of Europe, Leipzig, Germany “Success Factors of Participation Projects”
13 June 2018: SAP Education Forum Vienna – talk on collaboration, knowledge and learning today
22 June 2018: DataSea EU Project Final Conference, Valencia, Spain, Talk on Open Data, Open Research Data – international perspectives
10 July 2018: “Verhalten gestalten” Leadership Workshop, ThinkPort, Vienna
23-28 July 2018: Writing Retreat somewhere in the Austrian Alps
3 Sept. 2018: The DNA of the excellent enterprise, Drucker Dialogue, WdF, Federation of Industries, Vienna
12 Sept. 2018: Executive Round Table, Zukunft Personal & Global Peter Drucker Forum, Köln
17 Sept. 2018: Panel “Digital Human & Innovation as a Societal Responsibility”, Munich, Advantage Austria/Austrian Federal Economic Chamber & Global Peter Drucker Forum
16 Oct. 2018: Risk Management Kongress, Cologne. Talk on “Risk Machine or Risk Human?”
18 Oct. 2018 Future of Management, IFWK & Global Peter Drucker Forum & HP & AgileExperts @ Presseclub Concordia
14 Nov. 2018: Keynote, Zukunft Personal Austria: “If the Boss is an Algorithm”
28 Nov. 2018: Innovation Leadership Summit, pre-conference, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna
29-30 Nov. 2018: Global Peter Drucker Forum, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna
Once a month: Digital Salon, Co-Host. Wieden Salons, Vienna

Meet me 2017
7 March 2017: European Cities Conference; Keynote “Sharing Economy”. Vienna, Ares Tower.
22 March 2017: Ring Lecture “The New Democracy”, Graz University
30 March 2017: CIO Summit 2017, Panel Future Challenges. Schönbrunn, Vienna.
4 April 2017: Logistics Club; Impuls Qualification in Network Society. Vienna.
12 April 2017: E-Day Austrian Federal Economic Chamber; Keynote. Austria Center Vienna.
18 May 2017: Digitalize Conference, Keynote. Florido Tower, Wien.
30 May 2017: XEROX Future of Work Global Tour, Impulse. biz zwei, Vienna.
1-3 June 2017: Alpbach ReThink, Linz.
8 June 2017: “When the gig economy meets professional services”; internal Conference London Business School, London.
12-14 June 2017: Major Cities of Europe Conference, Session Keynote “Government Innovation”, Zagreb.
22 (internal)-23 (public) June 2017: Progressive Economy Symposium, introductory Keynote 22 June, MAK, Vienna.
14 September 2017: Forum Green Logistics, Keynote “Digitalization”, Wien.
1-2 October 2017: Toblach Talks, Panel Sharing Economy, Toblach, Italy.
17-18 November 2017: Session Chair, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Aula der Wissenschaften, Vienna.
Every last Monday of the month: Digital Salon, Co-Host. Wieden Salons.

References (excerpt)

Danube University Krems
Center for Kognition, Information and Management
Center for Journalism and Communication Management
Center for Applied Informatics
Faculty for Education, Art & Architecture

Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt
Various Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria
Public Administration Academy / Austrian Federal Chancery
Public Administration Academy of the Vienna City Administration (MD-VA)
Executive Office of the Vienna City Administration
Austrian Ministry of Finance
Wien-Holding GmbH
Vienna Utilities / Wiener Stadtwerke
Wiener Linien
ÖBB Holding (Austrian Railways)
DEG Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Siemens Austria
Blum International Consulting
Nagra – National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Switzerland
Kapsch BusinessCom AG
Pfizer Corporation Austria GmbH
gewusst wie Drogerien
SOS Kinderdorf International
CTBTO – Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation
Brush-T International
Vienna Tourist Board
Royal Thai Embassy & Permanent Mission to the United Nations /


HBM032016_cover The Silent Revolution [article in German: Die stille Revolution]
Changes in Society through Network and Sharing Economy
Mader, Isabella
Harvard Business Manager 03/2016
 A Moment of Truth Artice_thumb A Moment of Truth
Mader, Isabella
Global Peter Drucker Forum Blog
23 November 2015
 TUV Risikomanagement Handbuch cover_thumb Wann wird Risikovermeidung selbst zum Risiko? (in German)
[When Risk Avoidance Becomes The Risk Itself] – available in English soon
In: Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Risikomanagement (2016)
Download article PDF


wien mags wissen: Die Wissensmanagement-Strategie der Stadt Wien (in German)
[The Knowledge Management Strategy of the Vienna City Administration]
Mader, Isabella / Biwald, Maximilian
In: Lutz, B. (Hrsg. 2015): Wissen verändert. Beiträge zu den Kremser Wissensmanagement-Tagen 2014. Krems, Edition Donau-Universität.
Erscheint Anfang 2015
Download ab Erscheinen verfügbarwien mags wissen: Die Wissensmanagement-Strategie der Stadt Wien.
Strategisches Wissensmanagement in der öffentlichen Verwaltung
kann Begeisterung generieren (in German)
[The Knowledge Management Strategy of the Vienna City Administration. Strategic Knowledge Management in Public Administration can generate Engagement]

Mader, Isabella / Biwald, Maximilian
Conference Proceedings, BITKOM KnowTech 2014, Frankfurt/M.
Paper Download: Stadt Wien_Konferenzbeitrag_KnowTech Frankfurt 15-16 Okt 2014
 cover oxford wmw thumb Making Public Sector Knowledge Management Work: The Knowledge Management Strategy of the Vienna Municipality.
Mader, Isabella, Biwald, Maximilian
Conference Presentation. 14th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations
University of Oxford, Said Business School, August 2014
 buch-bbsmxl-buch-data-becker-shah-mader-xing-linkedin_thumb Beste Business Strategien für XING und LinkedIn (in German)
[Best Strategies in Business Networking for XING and LinkedIn]
Shah, Michael Rajiv / Mader, Isabella
Data Becker Verlag
May 2012Link zu amazon
 tm20screenshot_thumb-5breit Information Overload als Produktivitätsfalle. (in German)
[Information Overload is the Productivity Trap]
Blog “Knowledge- and Information Managment” in the TM 2.0 News
of the Rhyne-Westfalia Technical University Aachen (RWTH).
 wirtschaftsblatt_coca-cola_2011-02-24_thumb Kann Coca-Cola ein Freund sein? (in German)
[Can Coca Cola be a Friend?]
Mader, Isabella/Shah, Michael Rajiv
(c) Wirtschaftsblatt, 24.02.2011
Online Version: Kann Coca-Cola ein Freund sein?
Download pdf: Wirtschaftsblatt Kann Coca-Cola ein Freund sein?
 cover_kognition-technologie Personal Learning Environments in der Lehre: Synergie von Kollaboration und Wissensmanagement. (in German)
[Personal Learning Environments in Education: Synergy of Collaboration and Knowledge Management]
Herget, Josef/Mader, Isabella. In: Risku, Hanna & Peschl, Markus (2010): Kollektive Wissensgenerierung, Lernen und Innovation – theoretische, kognitive und technologische Grundlagen.
Vienna University Press, Wien, Göttingen.
Link zu amazon
 kulturkontakt_cover_thumb Die Kraft der Netzwerke. (in German)
[The Power of Networks]
Isabella Mader
Kulturkontakt Magazin Winter 2010/2011 Link
Download: Kulturkontakt Magazin Artikel Kraft der Netzwerke
 spuren-im-web-standard_2009-08-15_thumb Spuren im Web. Die digitale Identität und ihre Fallstricke. (in German]
[Online Traces. The Digital Identity and its Pitfalls]

Josef Herget/Isabella Mader
Der Standard, 15.8.2009
Download: Spuren im Web digitale Identitaet Standard 2009-08-15
 weiterbildungsstudiengange_herget-mader_thumb Weiterbildungsstudiengänge für die Karriereplanung aus Hochschul- und Studierendensicht. Herausforderungen und Trends. (in German)
[Post-graduate Education and its Impact on Career Planning from the Viewpoint of Universities and Students.
Challenges and Trends]
Mader, Isabella/Herget, Josef
Zeitschrift für Informationswissenschaft & Praxis IWP 04/2009. [Magazine for Information Science] Download: Weiterbildungsstudiengänge_IWP_Herget-Mader
 wim-artikel-erfolgsfaktoren-erfahrungswissen_herget_mader_2009-06 Die 11 Erfolgsfaktoren der Wissensbewahrung. (in German)
[The 11 Success Factors of Knowledge Preservation]
Herget, Josef/Mader, Isabella
Wissensmanagement Magazin, Vol. 04/09. [Knowledge Management Magazine] Download: Die 11 Erfolgsfaktoren der Wissensbewahrung_Wissensmanagement Magazin_Herget-Mader_2009
 globalisierung_dgi_mader_herget09-final_thumb Auswirkungen der Globalisierung auf die Informationspraxis – Anforderungen und notwendige Kompetenzentwicklung. (in German)
[Globalization and the Practice of Information Management – Requirements and necessary Competence Development]

Mader, Isabella/Herget, Josef
Conference Article, DGI Online Conference, Frankfurt, 2009.
Download: Auswirkungen der Globalisierung auf die Kompetenzentwicklung_DGI_Mader_Herget
 informelles_lernen Informelles Lernen in virtuellen Netzwerken – Kompetenzvermittlung und -transfer durch Social Software. (in German)
[Informal Learning in virtual Networks – Competence Development with Social Software]

Herget, Josef; Mader, Isabella (2009), Proceedings, DGI Online Tagung, Frankfurt, 2009.
Download: Informelles Lernen in virtuellen Netzwerken
Web 2.0 – Herausforderungen für die Kommunikationsstrategien der Unternehmen. (in German)
[Web 2.0 – Challenges for Corporate Communication Strategies] Mader, Isabella/Herget, Josef
Conference Article, International Symposium on Information Science, Konstanz, 2009
 mader-herget-iwp-w2i-thumb Social Software in der externen Unternehmenskommunikation. (in German)
[Social Software in Corporate Communications] Mader, Isabella/Herget, Josef
Zeitschrift für Informationswissenschaft & Praxis IWP 04/2009. [Magazine for Information Science] Download: Social Software in der externen Unternehmenskommunikation_IWP_Mader-Herget
 infomap_herget_mader_dgi2008_thumb InfoMap – Ein Meta-Instrument zur Evaluation des Informationsmanagments. (in German)
[InfoMap – A Meta Instrument for the Evaluation of Information Management]

Mader, Isabella/Herget, Josef
Conference article, DGI Online Conference, Frankfurt, 2009.
Download: InfoMap – Ein Meta-Instrument zur Evaluation des Informationsmanagments_DGI_Mader-Herget
 infoflut-herget_mader_thumb Persönliches Informationsmanagement: Wege aus der täglichen Informationsflut. (in German)
[Personal Information Management: Ways Out Of Daily Information Overload]
Mader, Isabella/Herget, Josef.
Conference article, KnowTech 2008, Frankfurt.
Download: Persönliches Informationsmanagement – Wege aus der täglichen Informationsflut_KnowTech_Mader-Herget
Indice de Intensidad Web 2.0. Modelo, Parámetro y Evidencia Empírica. (in Spanish)
Web 2.0 Intensity Index. Model, Parametric and Empirical Evidence] LIS-EPI Conference 2008, Valencia.
Mader, Isabella
Das Methodenrepertoire des Strategischen Informationsmanagements. Eine exemplarische “Tool Box”. (in German)
[The Methods Repertoire of Strategic Information Management. An exemplary “Toolbox”.]

Mader, Isabella. Krems, 2007

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