Sebastien Ziegler is the founder and Director general of Mandat International, which is currently coordinating the IoT6 and the IoT Lab European research projects.
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 with mention very good (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL.
Mr. Sébastien founded two foundations supporting the international cooperation, as well as a SME. He is allso founding member and board member of the IoT Forum and Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT. He initiated several national and international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on IPv6 and multiprotocol interoperability. He is currently coordinating two European FP7 research projects: IoT6 on IoT, IPv6 and cloud computing; and IoT Lab on IoT and crowd sourcing. He is participating in other Euopean reseach projects, including: Hobnet on IPv6 for green buildings and EAR-IT on audio sensing in smart cities and buildings. He organized several international conferences and has been invited to speak in several inernational fora on IoT, IPv6 and ICT for green, including in the frame of the International Telecommunication Union.