- Co-ordination of Business Development – Security Research and Transportation Telematics
- Application Area Leader – Information Security
- Deputy Head of Research Group – Intelligent Information Systems
Christian Derler co-ordinates Business Development in the areas of Security Research and Transport Telematics. He manages corresponding customer relations towards key accounts, co-operation partners and funding agencies. He represents the Institute in special interest groups like the Austrian Traffic Telematics Cluster, the Public Safety Communication Europe Forum, and the Platform Digital Networked Data.
Christian Derler is deputy head of the research group intelligent information systems and is a member of the management team at the DIGITAL – Institute of Information- and Communication Technologies. He leads the application area „Information Security“. During the last couple of years he successfully managed to set-up the application area of security research. Currently his research interests cover the topics information security, information management and real time analysis of big data in industrial processes, in intelligent energy systems and networks, in public services and in transport telematics.
Before that his research work dealt with decision support as well as "Future Internet" particularly Internet of Services and 3D Internet. Furthermore, he gave special attention to the application area of eCulture, especially to the topic of "virtual exhibition rooms". He had been in charge of a long-time co-operation with the Technical Museum in Vienna which resulted in the development of the software product eXhibition:editor3D.
He has been project manager of several national and European research projects. Moreover, he has done a number of consulting activities in line with the technology transfer mission of the company. His professional training includes a number of seminars and courses in business management, organization and leadership.
Before the start of his career at JOANNEUM RESEARCH in 1995 he was software developer in the Hyper-G team at the Institute for Information Processing and Computer Supported New Media at Graz University of Technology where he also obtained his master degree in Information Technology in 1995. The title of his thesis was "The World Wide Web Gateway to Hyper-G: Using a Connectionless Protocol to Access Session-Oriented Services".