Hans-Peter Steinbacher is Associate Professor for ERP Systems and Business Process Management at the FH-KU and his main research areas are business supporting IT Systems (Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP) and eLearning in higher education environment. Validation and evaluation are one of his core competences they are confirmed in 20 years of experience in project management and validation in the industries and education and the involvement in several national  and international projects. 

At the FH-KU he is the head of the eLearning competence center and his current research focus is on impact analysis with respect to business value for complex enterprise wide IT applications. He is holding a degree in Business Informatics (Mag. (FH)), eEducation (MA) and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck.