Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Obwegeser


Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Obwegeser Institutsleiter

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Business School
    Institut Digital Technology Management
    Brückenstrasse 73
    3005 Bern


  • Head of Institute Digital Technology Management


  • MSc Digital Business Administration

  • MSc Business Administration

  • DT3 - Emerging Technologies

  • DBM - Digital Business Management

  • CAS DDO - Digital and Data Ethics



  • Nikolaus Obwegeser is head of the institute for Digital Technology Management at the Business School of the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland. Prior to his current role, he was Associate Director at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of expertise include digital business transformation, innovation, and information systems. Nikolaus holds a PhD degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and received his tenure as Associate Professor for Information Systems at Aarhus University, Denmark. His recent works are published in various academic and practitioner outlets, including MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Systems and Software, and Technovation. Nikolaus regularly provides advisory and consulting services for public and private organizations in the area of digital business transformation.
  • 2019-2021 Research Fellow, Associate Director IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2013-2019 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2012-2013 Scientific Project Manager European Business School (EBS University), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2011-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
  • 2008-2011 Research Associate, Doctoral Student Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
  • 2008-2011 Ph.D. - Information Business Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
  • 2003-2007 Mag. (FH) - Projektmanagement und IT University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, Vienna, Austria



  • Academy of Management

  • Association of Information Systems

  • Strategic Management Society

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Danish - Professional working proficiency
  • French - Limited working proficiency