we transform sustainability into sustainable business success

We enable businesses to take the lead in moving to a sustainable and prosperous future by creating new market opportunities, business models and innovative products using artificial intelligence and automation technologies.

what we value and strive for

We combine our products, know-how and experience with existing technologies to help our customers master challenges and ambitions – today and tomorrow.

By courageously challenging the status quo and finding smart and efficient ways we transform sustainability into business opportunities.

We deliver our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for sustaining results and business KPIs.

We are performance driven, through the lens of general sustainability and business prosperity.

where we began

NxtCortex was founded in 2007 in Mollis, Switzerland. For almost a decade, the company had been focusing on creating automation solutions and services for precision livestock fish farming, challenging prevailing concepts and methods. Since, automation has become mission-critical for almost every industry. NxtCortex‘ automation solutions have been easily transferable and applicable to multiple areas of business.

Eventually in 2019, the company expanded its product range and set up a new management team to help customers across different industries to realize their automation ambitions. At its heart, NxtCortex deeply cares about creating a sustainable impact by using technology to achieve transformative efficiency.

our team

Diana Tomic

CO-Founder & CEO

Tim Behrens

CO-Founder & COO

Ellen van Vliet

co-founder & legal advisor

Dirk van Vliet

advisor To the board / CTo

Paul Zäch

senior Expert Water & Sustainability

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Diana is co-founder and CEO of NxtCortex. Her goal is to build a state-of-the-art company that empowers businesses to thrive and the environment to recover. Before founding NxtCortex, Diana worked in consulting and management roles at leading professional service firms and tech start-ups, including Hering Schuppener Consulting and arago GmbH. Diana is passionate about building strong brands that have the power to serve future generations. She holds a Master’s degree (Diplom) in International Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business.c

As co-founder and COO of NxtCortex, Tim´s number one focus is to translate our vision into tangible outcomes for our clients. Bridging the gap between strategy and execution is what Tim has already experienced in his role as Chief of Staff at arago GmbH. Having a strong strategy consulting background, Tim´s passion lies in working closely together with our clients to jointly generate, test and implement the brightest ideas. Tim is a systems thinker, always passionate about future technologies and their impact on individuals, organizations and societies. By putting his passion into practice, Tim helps our clients to always be one step ahead of their competition.

Ellen is co-founder and NxtCortex‘ legal advisor.

Dirk combines more than 30 years of experience in international business, leadership and technology know-how. He is a senior leader and member of executive management boards, broadly experienced in technology driven industries covering artificial intelligence, automation and security. Dirk has a strong track record in general management, sales, strategy consulting, operations and entrepreneurship. Some of his previous roles include among others a 9-year tenure at Microsoft as Global Business Manger and Member of the Global Leadership Council, Sales Director at Cisco in the Alpine region, Chairman of the Board at Oceanswiss, a technology driven precision livestock farming company and Executive Director and CTO roles in AI startups.


Currently enrolled at University of St. Gallen where he studies Business Administration, Bojan supports NxtCortex in building and implementing its marketing & sales operations. Before joining NxtCortex as a working student, Bojan worked at KraussMaffei High Performance AG in Switzerland where he was part of the IT, quality management and procurement teams. Bojan is also a member of the „Start Global“ association which plans and hosts the biggest student-run startup event in Europe, the “Start Summit”.

Paul has more than 40 years of experience in the field of water, hydraulic engineering and irrigation. During his career, Paul spent more than a decade planning and implementing around a dozen of large-scale water projects under extreme political and environmental conditions in areas like West Sumatra or Borneo among others. Furthermore, for 25 years Paul worked as an expert of radioactivity as well as a drinking water inspector at the cantonal laboratories of St. Gallen, where he supervised and managed all waterworks incl. three seawater power plants. Further projects include the restoration of drinking water supply in Banda Aceh (Indonesia) following the tsunami as well as the disarming of local rebels; the building of an autonomous water supply for drinking water and irrigation for children’s village with more than 300 children in Burkina Faso. Paul was also a member of the International Commission Alpenrhein for 16 years. He holds an engineering degree in agricultural engineering from ETH Zurich.