In his quick guide, Dr. Neubauer talks about a long rocky road to an successful entrepreneur and how difficult this path at times proved to be. He demonstrates very clearly the challenges as TU spin-off bearing up his interests in the field of business, how he had to overcome difficulties, including funding, first customers, global sales, strategic positioning for growth and how finally, he becomes a global player.
With his high-tech start up, he embarked on a long and arduous but also on a successful, exciting and extremely educational journey. Very recently, the company was successfully sold to a global market leader, moving the success story to the next level. One of the most effective ways to promote entrepreneurial mindsets is through learning by doing, as the longest journey always starts with the very first, small step.
Dr. Thomas Neubauer is founder and Managing Director of Symena, a global leader for automatic radio network optimization and self organizing networks solutions. He has more than ten years of experience with automatic cell planning (ACP) and mathematical optimization. That experience has been applied to GSM, WCDMA, CDMA, WiMAX and LTE network design and operations. His academic background is in radio network planning and optimization with Smart Antenna and MIMO systems. Both are very relevant for LTE and Self Organizing Network (SON) technologies. Dr Neubauer holds a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from the Vienna University of Technology.
This lecture is part of the "Public Lecture Series on Innovation Cases" and organized by the Informatics Innovation Center.