The most interesting part of CONTENTshift is the concrete cooperation with startups. The direct relationship to jury members makes it possible to test and apply new ideas right away and without delay. Dr. Wolfgang Pichler
Manz is Austria’s leading special-interest publisher for law-related content. Our traditional print division comprises books and special-interest magazines as well as our own bookshop. We work in the core markets serving law students, the legal profession, administrative authorities and scientists. We have been pioneers in the online business for 30 years, especially with our RDB-Rechtsdatenbank (RDB Legal Database). However, development is progressing at a rapid pace, and contact with startups can be both a turbo and a source of ideas.
Wolfgang Pichler was born in 1961 and grew up in Vienna. In 1979, after finishing his Abitur in the humanities in Klosterneuburg, Austria, he began studies in public and international law. After acquiring his doctorate in 1984, Pichler clerked for one year. In 1986, he began working as an editor at MANZ Verlag and has remained true to that publishing house ever since. From 1993 to 2016, Pichler was head of publishing at MANZ, where he was responsible for the entire publishing programme (books, sequels, magazines and the RDB online database). As "Chief Evangelist," he is currently a brand ambassador for digitization both externally and internally. Contact with startups is one of the core tasks here, as is the management of company investments.
Wolfgang Pichler was and is active in industry associations, including 20 years on the board of the Austrian Magazine and Specialist Media Association OeZV, of which he was president during several terms of office.