DR. Walter Fraissler

StarAudit (Energy Sector)


The CIO of one of the largest European energy providers, explains how his company handles the question of cloud and security. How is he preparing for the security requirements demanded by the EU (NIS), and how can a public-private partnership (eCERT) provide a high degree of security support?

Walter Fraissler has been CIO at VERBUND and Head of IT and Organization at its Shared Service Center VERBUND Services since 2010. He has been successful in integrating several mergers, dealing with restructuring projects during the crisis years, and transforming IT into a bimodal organization.

In addition Walter Fraissler has been one of the driving forces in constituting the Austrian Energy CERT as a service for approximately 20 Austrian electricity and gas utilities; he is serving as deputy chairman for this consortium.

VERBUND is Austria’s leading electricity company and one of the largest producers of hydropower electricity in Europe.