About 4strat

  • Foresight
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

The 4strat GmbH was founded in May 2016 and is a joint-venture of three companies that have already been active in international markets for many years. Our company has long-standing international experience in software development as well as in consulting. Through this close collaboration, the 4strat GmbH has access to over 350 employees from diverse backgrounds.

The joint venture consists of


qedcon GmbH supports customers with IT-infrastructure projects: sourcing, service delivery, transition, transformation, cost optimization and project management. Through reducing complexity and a structured approach, it supports customers to implement those processes and projects successful and targeted.



Repuco GmbH is headquartered in Vienna and supports customers in the area of business consulting with a focus on foresight and strategy. It is active in both, the public and private sectors and accompanies customers with international stakeholders to develop strategy processes in complex and uncertain environments. It also has an excellent network of experts and institutional partners.



Research Industrial Systems Engineering (RISE) Forschungs-, Entwicklungs- und Großprojektberatung GmbH is our software partner and supports us especially in the programming of our foresight cockpit tool. The company is specialized in security solutions and we can adjust our personnel demand flexible. Research Industrial Systems Engineering (RISE) Forschungs-, Entwicklungs- und Großprojektberatung GmbH (short RISE) is an international operating IT-consulting, service and software development company. RISE is a spin-off of the TU Vienna and has an exceptional resource of ‘peopleware’. It has more than 25 years of IT, business and software development project experience and has planned, executed and managed many remarkable IT projects in Austria and other countries.


Our Senior Consultants

Thomas Kolonko

Senior Consultant and Managing Director

Thomas is a Senior Consultant and the Managing Director of 4strat GmbH. He studied Business and Computer Science at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich, Germany. He is also a certified coach and mediator from the European University. For several years, Thomas was responsible for the project ‘Risk Assessment and Horizon (RAHS)’ at the planning office of the German Bundeswehr (German Army) in the department ‘Zukunftsanalyse’ (Future Planning). He also supported many foresight studies of the Bundeswehr. Amongst his experience at the Bundeswehr, Thomas Kolonko was branch officer for ITONICS GmbH, a software consultancy focusing on Foresight, in Berlin. During that time, he project managed numerous foresight projects for big corporations and the main focus of his work included software support for foresight analysis, consulting in foresight processes as well as the application and implementation of foresight methods.

Key Expertise:

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Risk & Innovation Management
  • IT Consulting
  • Project Management

Tanja Schindler

Senior Consultant

Tanja is a Senior Consultant at 4strat GmbH and has joined our team in December 2016. She has double master degrees in Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Foresight from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Tanja has a broad knowledge of foresight methods and is experienced in scenario planning and undertaking foresight workshops. Prior to her post-graduate studies, Tanja worked for the Corporate Strategy department of Osram GmbH in Munich, Germany, where she implemented a new and holistic approach to an integrated roadmapping and strategic foresight process. Tanja also has a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering with a Major in Electrical Engineering that she completed while working at Siemens AG in Stuttgart, Germany. At Siemens, her focus was on market and competitive analysis as well as managing various software development projects.

Key Expertise:

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Risk & Innovation Management
  • Market Intelligence
  • Project Management


Our Senior Consultants are members of Netzwerk  Zukunftsforschung and the Association of Professional Futurists.