Dr Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International, a foundation promoting international cooperation and international research. He serves as President of the International Internet of Things Forum (IoT Forum) and IoT Lab, as Chair of the Europrivacy International Board of Experts, as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20), and former Vice-Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Subcommittee on the IoT. 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, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is a qualified expert in data protection for Europrivacy 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, sustainable development, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, economics, and environment, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.