We are Deon

Who we are

A world class team for cutting edge solutions

With more than 35 high performing talents with proven track records, Deon Digital is in pole position to drive the next technological breakthrough. The majority of our team members work with a strong Research and Development Background.

To allow for fluid strategic planning, a necessary ingredient when it comes to innovation, we award to each of our team members freedom in exchange for responsibility to perform. We deliver productivity through context rather than control. We believe in highly aligned teams, loosely organized.

  • Founded in 2017 to develop smart legal contract technology deeply rooted in academic research. First full-stack application delivered in 2018
  • HQ in Switzerland, R&D hub in Denmark, sales offices in Germany and Hong Kong
  • Team of 35+ smart legal contract, and financial industry experts, 72% tech personnel
  • Use Cases for Smart Legal Contracts in 6+ industries
  • Founder, employee and advisory board member-owned (majority)

Our Values

Curiosity

We are happy to contribute effectively outside our specialization and we love to learn eagerly and rapidly. We are exhibiting bias-to-action and are avoiding analysis-paralysis.

Passion

We are passionate about our ambitious goals. We inspire others with our thirst for action and are celebrating wins together.

Innovation

We love approaching challenges from an unconventional angle. We either succeed or we learn valuable lessons. We enjoy discovering practical solutions to hard problems.

Integrity

We work for our customers with integrity. We are honest, down to earth, know what we can do and where we come from.

Teamplay

We are not focusing on ego-action but concentrate on accomplishing what is best for the company as a team. We are making time to help each other out and share information openly and proactively.

Analysis

With our skill to think strategically we are making wise decisions and are able to identify root causes and get beyond treating symptoms.

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Deliver Business Solutions

We are engaged in several bespoke client projects where our Technology is solving specific business problems. We are also building Deon Business Solutions to service many clients.

Deliver Core Technology Products

We are expanding our core technology products that are the foundation for business solutions. Products include domain-specific language design and implementation,  financial instrument modelling, distributed technology and ledger design & integration.

Technology Research

We try out new concepts that we believe will bring future value to our customers. Some of them may lead to new Core Technology products. We collaborate closely with universities and engage individuals for their thesis and PhDs.

Management

Dirk Sebald

Cofounder and CEO
More than 30 years' experience in technology and financial markets. Founder of axzoom, former Group Head Innovation at SIX Group, CEO of Adesso (IPO), CEO of Cognos, and DACH Managing Director at WordPerfect. Holder of an MBA.

Dr. Florian Herzog

Cofounder and CTO
More than 15 years' work experience in financial markets, Cofounder and former CEO of swissQuant Group. Researcher at ETH Zurich. Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance from ETH Zurich.

Prof. Dr. Fritz Henglein

Head of Research
Less than 40 years’ academic research and industrial technology in algorithmic, semantic and logical aspects of programming and domain-specific languages with applications to smart contracts, decentralized systems, financial markets, enterprise systems, high-performance computing and more.

René Flor

Chief Sales Officer
More than 20 years’ experience in developing new markets and generating new business in the financial services industry; Significant experience in full enterprise sales cycles; Strong technical understanding and hands-on approach.

Dr. Roman Tuor

Head of Financial Services
With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, he has developed and implemented innovative and industry leading banking systems. Streamlined and digitalized business processes. He also managed strategic, large scale projects and built and lead risk management and quant teams and organizations.

Christian Altmann

Chief Operating Officer
More than 28 years’ experience in program management and delivering technology solutions to financial services industry; Successful delivery of transformation programs across international/cross functional teams; Strong background in implementing governance processes and performance metrics to ensure value creation.

Ivo Francioni

Chief Financial Officer
More than 10 years’ experience as a CFO, an investor and in advisory with a focus on business planning, capital raising, key perfomance reporting (financial and sales) and strategy.

Team

Adam Schønemann

Software Developer
Professional full stack software developer. Academic specialization in functional programming languages, e.g., DSL’s, FRP and Haskell.

Agata Anna Murawska, PhD

Software Developer
Software developer with background in formal verification and programming languages design. Lately, Agata has developed an interest for financial engineering, focusing on lifecycling various financial instruments.

Anders Lau Olsen

Software Developer
Computer systems engineer specializing in robot programming systems and related planning and optimization problems. In recent years, Anders has been developing software for booking applications, insurance, real estate, and more.

Ann-Cathrin Nordhoff

Assistant to Management
MASc Student Business Administration Marketing who is working part time at Deon to develop her practical skills and experiences. She is working with Deon for over 1,5 years now and feels passionate about digital marketing and communication tasks and projects.

Anselm Pilz

Business Engineer
More than 5 years’ experience in Business Engineering responsibilities as a product and project manager. Interface between Business and IT; Responsible for the strategy & implemention of IT governance and security standards (e.g. ISO 27001) across all entities of Deon Digital.

Arendse Skovmøller

Office Managerin Denmark
Over 8 years’ experience gained in various positions requiring IT understanding and expertise. Practical experience in office management and administration.

David Hänggi

Business Engineer
Passionate about building high-impact products as product/project manager. >3 years of experience delivering SaaS DLT solutions for financial markets from inception and into maintenance.  

Hans Bugge Grathwohl, PhD

Software Developer
Software developer experienced in most aspects of application design and implementation. Prior to being a professional software developer Hans was a researcher specialising in dependent type theory.

Bjørn Bugge Grathwohl, PhD

Software Developer
Over 7 years’ basic research in contract specification language; Language design and implementation; Machine learning software development.

Jakob Ambeck Vase

Software Developer
Over 5 years’ experience in software develop- ment; Experience in technical migrations in large institutions; Specialized in UI design and translation of user experience into agreeable user interactions; app development for desktop, tablet, and mobile.

Jean-Luc Bourquin

Senior Business Engineer
10 years’ experience in financial markets, IT product, and project management; Run and led project such as product development, customer implementations, and kick-starting companies in various roles from project manager to supervisor in boards of directors.

Jesper Andersen, PhD

Senior Software Developer and Architect
Enjoys applying results from research in computer science and in particular program analysis and transformation in his daily software development. Previosuly worked on high-volume, high availability payment systems, product configuration systems, as well as fitness-tracking.

Jochen Theis

Senior Advisor
Extensive, truly global leadership experience in model development, model risk and risk management. He spent the decade before joining Deon Digital heading market risk methodology, pricing model risk and counterparty risk methodology functions at large international banks.

Juan-Manuel Torres Garcia

Software Developer
2 years’ work experience with Deon Digital and a recent Graduate with competences in back-end, full-stack, and Blockchain engineering.

Dr. Luca Ianeselli

Software Developer
More than 7 years’ work experience in software development based on object oriented and functional programming; Solid understanding of business requirements in quantitative finance and direct development in software programming language.

Marcus Brun

Junior Software Developer
BSc in Computer Science, exploring the real world to find his niche in software development.

Martin Ekekrantz

Senior Business Engineer
More than 15 years of experience in Trading- and Risk Systems at various large Investment Banks, Private Banks and Hedge Funds. He is a Senior Project Manager, Product Manager and Developer, with expertize in processes related to trading, pricing, operations, and risk control.

Mikkel Breinbjerg Thomsen

Software Developer
Professional software developer for 15+ years. Masters degree from University of Copenhagen with a specialization in programming language systems and design. Has previously worked with ERP systems and Health Management systems before joining Deon Digital.

Roman Karaba

Software Developer
While working in the information technology and services industry for over 5 years, Roman implemented and designed solutions deployed in Cloud environments. He finished studying game technologies and design at the IT University of Copenhagen with a former background in computer science from the University of Vienna.

Sebastian Skjønberg Andersen

Software Developer
More than 3 years' experience in software development. MSc thesis on parallelizing vector programming advised by Bohr institute.

Simon Rotendahl

Software Developer
Computer scientist from the University of Copenhagen, with more that 2 years’ experience in software development, with a wide interest space, varying from programming language design, to user interfaces. Has previous experience from the Danish Broadcast Company

Soraya Bachmann

HR & Office Manager Switzerland
More than 35 years’ experience in Office Management and 21 years self-employed in personal development. Founder/Owner of the brand Masterchange®.

Ulrik Rasmussen, PhD

Software Developer
Professional software developer with prior experience in ERP systems. Academic research background with specialization in programming languages and high-performance stream processing.

Vivek Shah, PhD

Software Developer
Professional software engineer for 7+ years with a research background in the areas of high-performance data management and distributed systems.

Yves Schenk

Finance
More than 20 years’ work experience in finance and accounting and various mandates as acting CFO. Pension Plan Trustee. Founder/Owner of the companies Schenk Finance Consulting & Schenk Finance Consulting SG.

Advisory Board and Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Reto Francioni

Advisory Board

Khalid Rangoonwala

Advisory Board

Ludwig Fresenius

Advisory Board

Michael Hochgürtel

Advisory Board

Teca Solari

Advisor and Board of Directors

Stefan Benz

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Dr. Martin Weckwerth

Advisor and Board of Directors

Switzerland

Deon Digital AG
Max-Högger-Strasse 6
8048 Zurich

Denmark

Deon Digital Denmark A/S
Brøstes gård
Overgaden Oven Vandet 10, 1.
1415 Copenhagen K

Hong Kong

Deon Digital Hong Kong Ltd.
22/F, 3 Lockhart Road
Wan Chai

Germany

Deon Digital Deutschland GmbH
Leopoldstr. 8
80802 Munich
Germany

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