Board of Experts
Dr. Sébastien Ziegler
Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Management Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva, and complementary executives at Stanford, Berkely and Harvard. He also studied international relations and has master in ecology. He serves as President of the International Internet of Things Forum (IoT Forum) and IoT Lab, as President of the Europrivacy International Board of Experts, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien also served as former Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT. He is a qualified expert in data protection for Europrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001.
Olaf is Co-founder & Head of Business Development of Smart Cities Lab. He has been appointed Principal or Associate Architect for Smart City Deployments in cities of Vienna, Paderborn, Heidelberg, Kiel, Lübeck and the counties of Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied Science, Kiel, in Business Administration. Olaf is a recipient of the Leadership Award for outstanding contribution towards building Smart Cities 2017 from the Asian Confederation of Businesses and World Federation of CSR Professionals. Olaf acts as an Evaluator to European Commission and as an Advisor at the World Bank Group and to the World of GreenTEC Campus. Olaf is a leading Business Architect, who brings together the gap between digital, governance and eco-systems. He has a vast expertise in Business Modelling, Design Thinking, Agile development and Innovations.
Dr. Srđan Krčo
More than 25 years of experience, working with international companies and public administrations, advising on smart city strategies and best practices, smart agriculture and more general, digital transformation of industries and societies. He has significant technological experience and competences ranging from telecommunication protocols to IoT, edge computing and AI, which he combines with his business and consulting skills and excellent understanding of the new business constellations, including the role of ecosystems. Srđan received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Novi Sad in 2005 for the work on remote health monitoring systems. After working at Ericsson for over decade, in 2005 Srđan founded DunavNET company, designing turnkey IoT and AI-based solutions for several application domains, including smart cities, agriculture and manufacturing. He is also active in the international collaborative research and innovation projects in programs like the European Commission’s H2020.
of 3GPP PCG Board, 5G Future networks Initiative Steering Committee, IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board, Internet Society Trustee. Mr Ladid represents Luxemburg at Future Internet Forum EU Member States.