Dr Sébastien Ziegler
President of IoT Forum and IoT Lab
Privacy-by-design data
processing in smart cities
lessons learned from European
Large Scale Pilot

He is the founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, an MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complimentary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL.

He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated with several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.