Core Team

Michael Maier

Publisher, Editor-in-chief

Founder and publisher of several digital publications in Germany (majority acquired by Swedish Bonnier Business Press in 2015). Previously, he was editor-in-chief and managing director of Germany’s first online-newspaper Netzeitung and editor-in-chief of Stern, Berliner Zeitung and Die Presse.

Christoph Hermann

General Manager

Together with Michael Maier he founded and built several digital publications in Germany between 2011 and 2015. From 2015 to 2018 he was Managing Director of Bonnier Business Press in Germany. Previously, he co-founded two digital start-ups, was a spokesperson for two Austrian Minister of Economic Affairs and consultant at a PR agency in New York City. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School (Master in Public Policy), University College Dublin (CEMS MIM) and Vienna University of Economics (Magister).

Maia Rohm

CTO, Lead Developer

Before NewsTech, Maia was a researcher at the Vienna University of Technology and at the University of Vienna for more than 15 years. Her work focused on content-based media analysis and understanding, machine learning, and high-dimensional data mining. Maia was a key researcher in various national and international R&D projects. She published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and served as a reviewer for major journals and conferences in the field of multimedia.