SenR Mag. Richard Gauss is Director for Financial Management in the Administrative Group for Social Affairs, Public Health and Sports in the City of Vienna, heads Municipal Department 24 for Strategic Healthcare and chairs the Board of Trustees of the Vienna Social Fund. Furthermore, the graduated economist manages the Vienna Health Fund and is in charge of financing the Viennese hospitals covered by the Fund. The native of Upper Austria was a member of the cabinet of Finance Minister Rudolf Edlinger and served on the supervisory board of the federal pension fund, the administrative board of the Public Employment Service and the supervisory body of the Federation of Austrian Social Insurance Entities before he started to work for the City of Vienna in 2010.
SenR Richard Gauss is a long-standing member of the Presidential Council of Austrian Standards International. For the expert in institutional frameworks and operational processes in the public sector, standards are the basis of conformity and quality marks and allow for simplified communication between all economic operators. Richard Gauss believes that the key subjects of future standardization are Smart Cities, Industry 4.0 and electromobility as these issues “will decisively influence consumer behaviour, the economy and policy-making the next few years.”