3 questions to Johann Woringer, founder and CEO of Wiz-Team

What was the biggest lesson learnt in 2020?

To see the glass half full! There were very little operations between March and December, but our development team has never been so busy as all resources were available to work on new product features and focus on developing Event-Works. Being resilient and flexible are two other important lessons from 2020. The team went beyond normal duties to create user guides, conduct trainings, Q&A webinars, and revamp our branding including a new website.

How did Wiz-Team tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic?

As part of its strategy, Wiz-Team has always diversified its client portfolio between software licenses and services and working across multiple industries. This diversification has been extremely helpful. We’ve also taken this time to prepare for when events do resume, worked on internal processes, hired four new brilliant staff members and moved offices.

Looking ahead to 2021, what are Wiz-Team’s plans?

This year will be about making sure Event-Works becomes the reference for accessibility in event management solutions, that we continue to develop our application infrastructure and provide new automated and time-saving tools to organisations and event professionals. Wiz-Team is also going to grow with a few experts joining the team and some exciting new projects and partnerships… watch this space!

JOHANN

CEO

As the founder and CEO of Wiz-Team, Johann has been a part of this adventure long before the start of the organisation 10 years ago. This dynamic and fast-growing company was born out of gap in the market Johann and his colleagues experienced as event managers in the early 2000s.  With little tools available to effectively manage the demands and challenges of data management for complex events, they decided to build their own solution. 

Shortly thereafter Johann created Event-Works and later Wiz-Team with the vision to deliver world class digital solutions built by event professionals for event professionals. From Wiz-Team headquarters in his hometown Lausanne, he oversees a global network of developers and experts, who support the organisations mission to empower event professionals through smart, intuitive, and innovative digital solutions. 

Johann’s expertise in event data management is outstanding.  He has delivered innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games edition since 2004 alongside a range of other international events. Having worked across many sectors, including sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporate companies, and government agencies, he has acquired a wide-ranging background and an exceptional experience in various types and sizes of events. Before he set up Wiz-Team, Johann specialised in web and database development, as well as project management in the luxury industry, and teaching.

Johann holds an MBA in international management and speaks English, French and some German. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, discovering the world on a motorbike, gaming and exploring new technologies.