Stefan Blachfellner

Global Knowledge Nomad and Director in Wien, Österreich

Stefan Blachfellner

Global Knowledge Nomad and Director in Wien, Österreich

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I am the appointed Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) in Vienna, hosting the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (emcsr/avantgarde) and the Circular Economy Forum Austria.

I have broad international experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant in Fortune TOP 500 industries, and the service sector as well as in public administration and cultural and educational organizations. I have taught entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and innovation management, digital business, future studies, and various systems theories and approaches at several Universities and in professional management training programs in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, France, Belgium, Vietnam, Taiwan, China and the USA.

From 2016 to 2018 I was appointed as Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Transport.

I served as Secretary General and Vice President of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), the largest global umbrella organization of systems research organizations in the natural, social, and technological sciences and systems engineering organizations, and Vice President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), initially conceived in 1954 as the Society for the Advancement of General Systems Theory (by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, and Anatol Rapoport in cooperation with James Grier Miller).

My current work is focused on the development of a General Systems Transdiscipline, developing educational and applied research opportunities on systems design, systemic innovation, nudging, and impact assessment at the intersection of the regenerative economy and digitalization, to improve methods for addressing complex challenges towards the so called Next Economy, in particular the Circular Economy.

Additional I am volunteering as Executive Director of Nalandabodhi Austria. We offer the essential teachings of Buddhism, meditation classes, and mindful activities suitable for the present time and the Western culture.

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