The Team

Paul Mundt
Founder & 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).

Dr. Jodie Hatfield
Proposal Manager, EU Research Projects

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.