President of the IoT Forum and/or Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Subcom on the IoT
Sébastien Ziegler is the founder and Director general of Mandat International, a foundation based in Geneva with special consultative status to the UN and member of the International Telecommunication Union. He graduated in International relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. Sébastien founded two foundations, as well as two ICT-related SMEs and several organizations, including ICT-related alliances. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and is actively involved in the International Telecommunication Union SG20 on IoT. He initiated several national and international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on Internet of Things, IPv6, multiprotocol interoperability, crowd sourcing and privacy. He has coordinated several European research projects, including: IoT6 (www.iot6.eu) researching the potential of IPv6 for the Internet of Things and cloud computing, IoT Lab (www.iotlab.eu) exploring the potential of crowd sourcing and crowd sensing with mobile phones for the Internet of Things, Privacy Flag (www.privacyflag.eu) on ICT, IoT and personal data protection and F-Interop on IoT interoperability tests and standards development. He also participated in other Euopean reseach projects related to green buildings and smart cities, and is supporting international cooperation between Europe and Asia. He published various articles on the Internet of Things, IPv6 and personal data protection. As a member of the IPv6 Forum, the Alliance on Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI), the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) community, the European Cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC), and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), he is working in close cooperation with the international research and innovation community.