Stefan Blachfellner

Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS)

Stefan Blachfellner is the Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) in Vienna and the Conference Manager for the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (emcsr/avantgarde), a Vice President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and former Vice President of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR). He chairs the Special Integration Group on Socio-Ecological Systems and Design in the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and is the founding editor of the journal Systema: Connecting Matter, Life, Culture, and Technology.

He has 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. He has taught entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and innovation management, future studies, and various systems theories at several Universities and in professional management training programs in Austria, Germany, China and the USA. In 2016 he was appointed as Special Adviser of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport.

His current research is focused on the development of a General Systems Transdiscipline as a foundation for a theory of Systems Design and Impact Assessment, with a view to improving the methods for addressing the complex challenges facing Socio-Ecological Systems, today.