Prof. Dr. Reinhard Posch received his PhD at Graz University of Technology, where he was appointed Full Professor in Applied Information Processing and Communications in 1984. Since 1986 he is Head of the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications Technology (IAIK-TU Graz) and Scientific Director of the Austrian Secure Information Technology Center (A-SIT). His main interests are in computer security, cryptography, secure hard- and software and eGovernment.
Since 2001, he is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Federal Government of Austria responsible for strategic coordination of activities in the field of ICT including all levels of government.
Since 2003, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stiftung Secure Information and Communication Technologies (SIC) in Graz. From 2007 to 2011 he was Chairman of the Management Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and in 2012 became Member of the IT Rat der Weisen to give professional advice to European Commission Vice-Presidents Neelie Kroes and Maroš Šefčovič in the area of IT security and to assist the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe. He takes part in various groups installed by the European Commission, notably he is a member of the steering board of the European Cloud Partnership.