Team

Matthias AebiMatthias Aebi, CEO & CTO, Founder

Matthias leads dizmo by developing its vision and technical roadmap. He also works with the team to build the ecosystem as well as the software platform.

He brings over 30 years of experience in software development which he uses to make not only dizmo a great next-generation user interface, but also one that is easy to use and develop for.

Over the years he has served as Architect and Project Leader, pioneering the development of numerous IT platforms in a broad range of application fields, but he has also been a serial entrepreneur, investor and tech visionary.

He holds a degree in economics and computer science from the University of Zurich.

Matthias loves creating new things and in his spare time can often be found building all kinds of revolutionary accessories.

 

 

Michel ZaiMichel Zai, CCO, Co-Founder

Zai is passionate about visual communications and brings creativity, design and usability to the dizmo vision. He is responsible for ensuring dizmo is an intuitive and pleasant experience for people regardless of the surface it is being used on.

Zai is a founder, principal shareholder and one of the key personalities of the world reputed art group etoy, where he has served as CEO for more than 14 years.

He holds a master’s degree in visual communication from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. At the age of 18 he started working as Anchorman for Swiss National Television to later become professor at ECAL in Lausanne, member of the board and head of the unit of Media and Interaction design unit.

Zai is a digital artist, and in his free time works on worldwide exhibitions for etoy.

 

 

Eckart BurgwedelEckart Burgwedel, COO & Head of Development, Co-Founder

Eckart has a broad experience of more than 30 years in all aspects of software product design, development and management. He is bringing this drive and know-how to create a truly next generation platform for multi-touch surfaces at dizmo.

Eckart looks to build innovative, useful and lasting products that put a smile in the user’s face. He simply doesn’t settle on good enough.

Eckart grew up with software and accepted his first paid gig when he was 15. With a detour of studying law he’s probably one of the few people holding a law degree while pouring all passion into developing great software products, which is what he does best, after kite surfing.

 

Luigi MantellassiLuigi Mantellassi, CMO, Co-Founder

Luigi loves connecting people to products through cutting edge technologies and is a co-founder and CMO at dizmo. He is responsible for business, marketing, strategy and all related communication activities.

Luigi is one of those rare executives whose expertise spans over all aspects of consumer electronics. He brings global marketing leadership and strategy skills to the team.

He has an international track record of building businesses from the ground up and has technically contributed and successfully managed exciting and pioneering projects: from super computers to the first industry system-on-chip, imaging products, advanced smart connectivity and displays solutions, in Europe, the US and Asia.

Luigi holds a master’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa and when he is not traveling for business around the world, he can be found having fun with his family on the steep ski slopes of the Alps.