Knowledge Markets developed from a collaboration between Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann and PD Dr. Bernd Simon within the frame of research and development projects at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Due to a rising demand for software and consulting concepts which evolved in the course of these projects, the researchers founded Knowledge Markets Consulting GmbH in 2005.
Bernd Simon is managing partner at Knowledge Markets Consulting GmbH. He conducted consulting projects for organisations such as Daimler AG, Magna, Telekom Austria Group or the Austrian Economic Chamber. As a consultant to the World Bank and the Austrian Ministry for Education, he frequently works on innovative projects in the educational sector. Mr. Simon's contributions were not only essential for the project vision of Learn@WU, one of the mostly used university e-learning infrastructures in the world, but also for the development of Austria's major e-learning platform for schools, LMS.at. He studied at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Stern School of Business, New York.