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, and sales officein Germany
  • 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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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

Work with us - Join our journey

Deliver Business Solutions

We are engaged in several bespoke client projects where our technology solves 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, which are the foundation for business solutions. These include domain-specific language design and implementation, financial instrument modeling, distributed technology, and ledger design and integration.

Excel in 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.



Deon Digital | Christian Altmann

Christian Altmann

Chief Executive Officer, CEO
Over 30 years of experience in delivering technology solutions for financial services, driving innovation, digital transformation, and new business ventures. Worked with Deutsche Börse, DTCC and Accenture. Former UBS Head WM IT Europe. Chairmen of Aequitec AG. President of ToHelp.
Deon Digital | Dirk Sebald

Dirk Sebald

Chief Group Officer CGO, Member of the Board, Founder
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.
Deon Digital | Florian Herzog

Dr. Florian Herzog

Chief Technology Office, CTO, President of the Board, Founder
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.
Deon Digital | Fritz Henglein

Prof. Dr. Fritz Henglein

Head of Research
Almost 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.
Deon Digital | Jean-Luc Bourquin

Jean-Luc Bourquin

Chief Operation Officer COO
More than 10 years of experience in financial markets, IT products, and project management; Run and led project such as product development, customer implementations, and kick-starting companies. Held various roles from project manager to member of the board of directors.
Deon Digital | Roman Tuor

Dr. Roman Tuor

Chief Product Officer CPO
More than 20 years of work experience in the financial services industry, developed and implemented innovative and industry leading banking systems. Streamlined and digitalized business processes. Managed strategic, large scale projects, built and lead risk management and quant teams and organizations.
Deon Digital | Adam Bjørn Schønemann

Adam Schønemann

Sen. Software Developer
Professional full stack software developer. Academic specialization in functional programming languages, e.g., DSL’s, FRP and Haskell.
Deon Digital | Agata Anna Murawska

Agata Anna Murawska, PhD

Sen. Software Developer
Software developer with background in formal verification and programming languages design. In the last couple of years, Agata has developed an interest in financial engineering, focusing on life- cycling various financial instruments. More recently, her focus has been shifting towards green finance, and supporting emerging new products in the carbon market.
Deon Digital | Anders Lau Olsen

Anders Lau Olsen

Sen. 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 claims handling and real estate loans.
Deon Digital | Arendse Skovmøller

Arendse Skovmøller

Business Support
More than 8 years of experience gained in various positions requiring IT understanding and expertise; Practical experience in office management and administration.
Deon Digital | Niels Bjørn Bugge Grathwohl

Bjørn Bugge Grathwohl, PhD

Sen. Software Developer
Academic background in research within the domains of language design, automata theory and types. Work in all aspects of software development: language design, cloud infrastructure, CI/CD solutions, and back-/frontend application development.
Deon Digital | Jakob Ambeck Vase

Jakob Ambeck Vase

Sen. Software Developer
Over 8 years’ experience in software development. Experienced in maintaining and improving old, large code bases, as well as with building full-fledged applications from scratch. Experience with UI design and translation of user wants into user needs. Advocate for iterative approaches.
Deon Digital | Jesper Andersen

Jesper Andersen, PhD

Team Lead Software 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.
Deon Digital | Kristian Olesen

Kristian Olesen, PhD

Sen. Software Developer
Software developer with a strong mathematical background and experience in internal tooling and problem solving. In recent years, software development in the pension industry and strengthening foundation in theoretical computer science.
Deon Digital | Laurits Lenz Lisbjerg-Jensen

Laurits Lenz Lisbjerg-Jensen

Software Developer
Almost finished BSc in Computer Science, very much interested in learning more about the new generation of smart technologies and how they can be used in creating fully fledged digital platforms. Loves problem solving, has passion for developing digital solutions for the financial sector.
Deon Digital | Mikkel Breinbjerg Thomsen

Mikkel Breinbjerg Thomsen

Sen. 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.
Deon Digital | Robin Schiess

Robin Schiess

Assistant to Management
Student Business Administration who is working part time at Deon to develop his practical skills and experiences. He is working repeatedly with Deon for over 5 years.
Deon Digital | Soraya Bachmann

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®.
Deon Digital | Ulrik Rasmussen

Ulrik Rasmussen, PhD

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

Yves Schenk

Finance and Accounting
More than 20 years work experience in finance and accounting and various mandates, acting as CFO. Member of the Board of trustees pension fund. Founder/Owner of the company Schenk Finance & Consulting GmbH, St. Gallen/Switzerland.

Advisory Board and Board of Directors

Deon Digital | Khalid Rangoonwala

Khalid Rangoonwala

Deon Digital | Ludwig Fresenius

Ludwig Fresenius

Deon Digital | Martin Weckwerth

Dr. Martin Weckwerth

Deon Digital | Michael Hochgürtel

Michael Hochgürtel

Deon Digital | Reto Francioni

Prof. Dr. Reto Francioni

Deon Digital | Stefan Benz

Stefan Benz


Deon Digital AG
Herostrasse 9
8048 Zurich


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


Deon Digital Deutschland GmbH
Leopoldstr. 8
80802 Munich

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