Born on 16 April 1951
Married, three children
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Technical University Graz
1971-1979 Graz Research Center
1974-1984 Assistant professor at Graz University of Technology.
1979 Leave at Sperry Univac (Roseville, MN, USA).
1984 Approved as Lecturer ("Habilitation") for "Applied Information
Processing and Information Technology".
1984 Full Professor. "Applied Information Processing
1986-today Head of the Institute of Applied Information Processing
and Communications Technology TU Graz
1999-today Scientific director of the Austrian Secure Information Technology
2001-today Chief Information Officer (CIO), Government of Austria
2003-today Chairmen of the board of trustees of Stiftung Secure Information and Communication Technologies SIC
2007-2011 Chairmen of the Management Board of the European Network and
Information Security Agency
2010 Member of the „IT Rat der Weisen“ to give professional advise to Commissioner Kroes and Sefkovic.
2012 Member of the „Steering Board of the European Cloud Partnership“
The role of the CIO for the federal government is primarily the strategic coordination of activities in the field of information and communications technology that concern more than one ministry. As such the CIO is the Chair of the Austrian eGovernment platform “DIGITAL:AUSTRIA” that includes all level of government.
As Head of the Institute he specialised in ‘Applied Information Processing and Communications Technology' and as scientific director of the Austrian Secure Information Technology Centre the main efforts are computer security, cryptography, secure hard- and software and eGovernment. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the non-profit foundation Stiftung Secure Information and Communication Technologies SIC which has been donated by Graz University of Technology.
Reinhard Posch was also Chair of the Board of ENISA, the European Network and Security Agency.
Reinhard Posch takes part in groups installed by the European Commission to elaborate ICT and security strategies (e.g. „Future Internet Visionaries“, RISEPTIS). Being a member of the "Rat der IT Weisen" he is providing advice to the Commissioners Kroes and Sefkovic in the area of IT-Security to assist the implementation of the Digital Agenda.
Reinhard Posch got awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria.