Florian Bauer, REEEP’s COO and Deputy Director General, joined REEEP in 2007 and since then has focused on the challenge of building a lean, functional and effective operational set-up while at the same time employing the highest possible standards of transparency and accountability. In addition, Florian leads REEEP’s work on the provision of innovative Knowledge and Network Services, focusing on connecting data, information and stakeholders to effectively share climate knowledge. Florian is a member of the Steering Committee of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, which convenes around 400 leading knowledge brokers in the international climate sector, and led the development of a diverse set of knowledge tools such as reegle.info (a linked open data clean energy information portal) and the Climate Tagger (a tool which automatically attaches keywords to climate-related documents). He is co-author of the book Linked Open Data: The Essentials and the Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto.
Prior to joining REEEP, Florian worked as a project manager and consultant for Siemens, where he managed intercultural IT projects, and founded a web design company in 2003.
Florian holds a Master's Degree in IT Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology.