Dr. Rainer Alt is a full professor at the Information Systems Institute of Leipzig University in Germany. In his research he is focusing on methodologies and architectures for interorganizational application systems and digital platforms. He has done research in various industries, such as banking (Fintech), logistics, publishing and energy. He is interested in the shift from business to life engineering and also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal 'Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business'.
Edy Portmann is Swiss Post Professor of Informatics at the Human-IST Institute of the University of Fribourg and member of the board of the Swiss Informatics Society. His transdisciplinary research focuses on soft and cognitive computing and its application to cities. After an apprenticeship as an electrician, he studied business informatics and got a doctorate in fuzzy systems. Among others, he worked for Swisscom, PwC and EY. In addition, he was also a researcher at the universities of Singapore, Berkeley and Bern.
Hubert Osterle is professor emeritus of the University of St. Gallen.
He has been instrumental in shaping the discipline of Business Engineering with educational programs (MBE) and many publications.
Osterle transferred the scientific findings into business solutions and founded several enterprises in this field. He is still engaged in the CDQ AG (corporate data quality) and in the BEI-SG (Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen).