Oliver Winzenried is elected “Manager of the Year” and re-elected to the Board of Directors of BITKOM
Majority of votes to the CEO of Wibu-Systems
Markt&Technik Award for “Manager of the Year 2015”
At the first summit of Markt&Technik on the 18th of June, Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of Wibu-Systems, was selected by the readers of the German weekly electronics newspaper “Markt&Technik” for the award “Manager of the Year” in the “Automation” category. In total, more than 3,000 readers cast their votes, making their choice from 56 nominations suggested by the editorial management. For each of the six following categories - Semiconductors, Electro-mechanics, Power Supplies, Embedded Systems, Automation and Measurement Technology - the three managers with the highest voting score were awarded.
Oliver Winzenried is enthusiastic: “The summit was very successful. Actually, I think of myself more as an entrepreneur than a manager, but I am very pleased that the readers have perceived the activities of our company and rewarded its value. To be part of the same close circle, where managers like Dr. Reinhard Ploss of Infineon and Rahman Jamal of National Instruments have been awarded, is a great recognition. I would also like to applaud the excellent organization of the event that allowed all awarded winners to network and provide a brief lecture.”
In his praising speech, Andreas Knoll, senior editor of Markt&Technik, underlined the entrepreneurial skills of Oliver Winzenried and stated: “He has identified his life mission with servicing software and know-how protection, and has built a company over the last 26 years that has become one of the global leading voices in IT and industrial security.”
In addition, Oliver Winzenried was re-elected for the next two year period to the BITKOM Board of Directors on July 3rd during their annual meeting in Berlin, Germany. The BITKOM association represents more than 2,300 companies in the digital economy. With his expertise in software protection, licensing and security, Oliver Winzenried can deliver a significant theoretical and practical contribution for all matters concerning security in Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things.