Management

Paul Mundt
Founder & Managing Director (CEO)

Paul Mundt is the Founder and CEO at Adaptant. Prior to this, he was the CTO of OS & Virtualization and Director of the System Software department at Huawei’s European Research Center. Earlier, at Renesas in Tokyo, he was responsible for establishing both the initial open source strategy and vision while leading the organization to become a consistent top-10 contributor to the Linux kernel. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology and innovation management across a diverse range of domains. He has previously worked for Nokia, TimeSys, and MontaVista Software in various technical and leadership positions.

Markus Hasinger
Commercial Director

Markus Hasinger is the Commercial Director at Adaptant. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in industry, both in large international enterprises and in SMEs/Start-ups, of which 6 years entrepreneurial experience in the area of technology and innovation management. He is an expert in organizational development, commercial management, funding and international business development. He has a strong track record in university-industry-cooperation, and further holds several board positions. He studied Business Economics at LMU Munich and holds a Master Degree in marketing communications from BAW Munich, and has previously worked for companies like Ingram Micro, Compaq and HP in various management positions.

Adam Burns
Chief Technology Officer / Head of Adaptant Labs

Adam Burns is the CTO and Head of Adaptant Labs. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology management, development and operations management as well as security research and security policy consultancy spanning a wide range of market sectors. He has led the transformation of research and startup proof of concepts into scalable, resilient, market ready products and services, including embedded distributed emergency FM broadcast radios deployed across Syria and the Middle East (MiCT), military grade secure encrypted VoIP systems (Cellcrypt), and secure Enterprise WiFi guest access services (The Cloud). He was a founder and Director of the Australian chapter of the Internet Society (now Internet Australia).

Team

Agnese Barazza
Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager

Agnese Barazza is the Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager at Adaptant. Prior to this, she worked as Digital Marketing Strategist for an Italian Web Agency where she was responsible for developing and implementing inbound marketing strategies. Earlier, she was a Press Officer and Social Media Manager for a series of national and international events, where she also lead the graphic design team. She studied Communication and holds a Master Degree in Communication Strategies from the University of Padua. As part of this, she was on exchange at the University of Helsinki researching her thesis on Native Advertising.

Julianna Csécs
Head of PMO

Julianna Mária Csécs is the Head of Project Management Office at Adaptant. Prior to this, she was a Project Management Officer at Huawei’s European Research Center, where she provided guidance and internal control for a portfolio of over 70 internal research projects. Besides her industry PPM experience, she has previously worked as a project manager for a cross-governmental programme between Hungary and China. She received her BSc in Business Management with a focus on SME development, Project, and Operations Management from the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary, and a BSc in Oriental Languages and Cultures from the Eötvös Loránd University.

Dr. Jodie Hatfield
Proposal Manager

Dr. Jodie Hatfield is the Proposal Manager, EU Research Projects at Adaptant. She received her PhD from the University of Queensland (Australia) and has since worked with research institutes in both Australia and Japan, most recently as a recipient of the Matsumae International Fellowship. Her research interests have principally focused on the commercialisation of fundamental research, as well as corresponding privacy and ethical issues in the processing and handling of both personal data and research data in a global research atmosphere.