Thomas Bayer is responsible for press and public relations, as well as for the web editorial department.
Born 1969 in Vienna, various international IT-certificates (including CISCO, Microsoft, Redhat, SuSe); music studies in jazz guitar at the American Institute of Music (AIM) in Vienna 1992-1994; studies of musicology with a focus on systematic musicology and ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna 2005-2008; journalism studies at the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) in Salzburg 2013-2014.
After 15 years of experience as an IT consultant, Thomas Bayer moved to the communications sector in 2012 and began as press officer of an international IT service provider and data center operator. As managing editor he actively co-designed both the online appearance and the print edition of the Bohmann Publishing Group's Monitor magazine. Another milestone in his journalistic career was the founding and management of the Vienna editorial office of the video portal austrianews24.
Since September 2016, he has been co-responsible for press and public relations at the Institute.