Florian Gutzwiller founded Open Systems AG in 1990 after leaving his job at the Institute for Integrated Systems of ETH. From 1990 to 2002 Florian Gutzwiller was the CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors of the company. From 2002 to 2017 he was a full-time Executive Chairman with responsibility for strategic and operational special projects. Florian is the founder and president of the board of trustees of the international Fondation Gutzwiller. In 2011, Florian Gutzwiller was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.