EVN is a leading, international and publicly listed energy and environmental services company, with headquarters in Lower Austria, the country’s largest federal province.
After studying economics and informatics at the university of Vienna Robert Redls professional career started 1985 at IBM with software development and project management, included also international assignments. After IBM he was working for an international oil company in controlling and implementing early MIS systems.
Key areas of professional interests have always been combining economy and informatics. Therefore Redl took the opportunity to develop a new business in austria. For the next years he built up a software distribution and product related consulting company as managing director of a daughter company from an international consulting firm.
After joining EVN group he was taking over the head of IT. In 2000 he became managing director of a joint venture company providing IT services to EVN and Wiener Stadtwerke. In 2004 IT operations got insourced again in EVN group. From 2006 to 2010 internationalization of EVN group lead to develop IT organisations in bulgaria and macedonia.
As CIO of EVN Group the main focus areas are repositioning IT for the "Smart" topics in the utility industry, adapting the application portfolio for the grid and the retail business and to support the business in adapting it´s structure for future needs (e.g. bridging the gap between commercial and operational IT and cybersecurity for critical infrastructures).
Career Summary of Robert Redl
- 2004 – Present: CIO of EVN Group
- 2000 – 2003: Managing director of a joint venture company for IT services to EVN and Wiener Stadtwerke
- 1994 – 1999: Lead of IT of EVN, Austria
- 1984: degree in Economics and Informatics at University of Vienna