Ronald Schwärzler

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Country: Austria
Email: ronald.schwaerzler [at]

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DI Ronald Schwärzler is CEO / Managing Director of GmbH.

Career History

After his studies he was Institute Director of the University for Applied Science in Liechtenstein (now the University of Liechtenstein) and moved to the media house of Vorarlberg in 1995, where he led the online activities. Schwärzler was online director and member of the management of the ORF (2002 - 2006) and responsible for the digital activities of the KURIER until September 2011.


DI Ronald Schwärzler is together with Mag. Nikolaus Futter and Hermann Futter CEO of GmbH. In May 2012, the GmbH has applied under the new gTLD program of ICANN for the TLD .wien. This application was supported by the Vienna city government and administration in March 2012 on the basis of the closed „concession contract for the management and marketing of the TLD .wien“. The GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Compass Gruppe GmbH and was founded with the goal of the operation of the new TLD .wien. to meet the needs of all Viennese citizens to use the internet even better. The new internet addresses ending in .wien also offer a unique and individual indentity for residents, businesses and institutions of Vienna. He was inter alia founding board member of ISPA and is since the inception in 2001, member of the Advisory Board of the domain Internet Foundation Austria (IPA).


Schwärzler has studied computer science at the TU Vienna and spent his first years as a university assistant in computer networks as well as in a US-American Group (semiconductor technology).