On 26 June 2026 the AI-CENTIVE project partners and the DIO mobility network will meet for a public kick-off event in Vienna to discuss the core points of the project, its current stage and the next steps. The AI based solutions in the mobility field aim to incentivize Austrian citizens to choose alternative transportation means before they decide to use a private car.
We are excited to announce the speakers for the event:
Dr Nixon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Data Science at MODUL University Vienna as well as research project leader in MODUL Technology, the research spin-off of the university. He is coordinator of the AI-CENTIVE project. His research interests cover the visual classification of images to automatically extract knowledge from social networks; the use of deep learning for predictive analytics in open domains such as predicting the next trending topic in online channels; the extraction and modelling of knowledge, e.g. about events, in graph structures and their combination with neural networks to improve computational understanding of the world.
Egon is not only CTO of ummadum but also co-founding partner of the ummadum App. He is an experienced CIO/CTO with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. As the leading tech wizard and mastermind behind our digital realm and company he effortlessly blends creativity and technical prowess to create a digital wonderland for Users and environmental partners. So, buckle up and get ready for a thrilling tech adventure with our visionary CTO at the helm!
Christina Hubin, has graduated 2005 the Master degree program in Marketing and Management, Organization and HR Consulting (FH Wiener Neustadt) and the master degree in Economics and Public Administration (FH Wiener Neustadt) 2009. She began her career in 2006 at Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG in the Controlling Department. In addition to budget planning and reporting, her responsibilities also included project management tasks for several projects in the field of digital optimization and logistics. After maternity leave from 2011 – 2014, Hubin worked for “Neue Urbane Mobilität Wien GmbH” (New Urban Mobility GmbH), responsible for innovation and partner management for digital mobility services. Since 05/2016, Christina Hubin has been working for Upstream – next level mobility GmbH (a subsidiary of Wiener Stadtwerke and Wiener Linien) and is currently responsible for strategy and communication.
Astrid Gügnemann is Professor of Transport for Sustainable Development and Head of the Institute for Transport Studies (BOKU). Previously, she was Senior Lecturer in Transport Policy at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, head of the Transport Systems Analysis division at the German Aerospace Centre, external lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin, visiting academic at the University of Sydney and university assistant at the University of Karlsruhe where she also completed her doctoral dissertation. Her research focus is on the development of methods for sustainability assessment in transport, based on environmental and ecological economics and system dynamics modelling in transport in order to analyse long-term impacts of transport policies, strategies, infrastructure investments and technological changes.
Prof DDr Arno Scharl is the Managing Partner of webLyzard technology and a Professor of Information Systems at Modul University Vienna. Previously, Arno held professorships at the University of Western Australia and Graz University of Technology, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his doctoral research and habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research interests focus on Web intelligence and big data analytics, opinion mining, AI-based communication success metrics, information visualization and the integration of semantic and geospatial technology.
Michaela Tauda is passionate about sustainability, mobility, and data. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainability and mobility from BOKU and pursued a master’s degree in Geoinformation at TU Wien. Previously, she worked as a cartographer and geo-analyst at VOR’s (Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region) planning department. Currently, she is part of the Finance department, focusing on establishing a comprehensive company-wide reporting system, with a particular emphasis on implementing CSRD.
Britta Fuchs is a Senior Public Transportation Planner at Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) GmbH in Vienna, Austria. With a background in landscape planning, she transitioned into the mobility sector to focus on integrated mobility systems and decarbonization. Britta is a dedicated member of VOR’s strategic planning team, contributing to sustainable transportation initiatives in the region. Her expertise and passion drive her to develop innovative strategies for efficient and accessible public transportation networks.