Dr Jan Bieser is a senior researcher and speaker at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. In his research, he examines the opportunities and risks of digitalisation for society and the environment. He is also a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at University of Zurich, and a fellow of the World Economic Forum‘s Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow.
Before joining the GDI, Jan Bieser conducted research on digitalization and sustainable development as a doctoral and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Informatics at University of Zurich, and at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. At both institutions, he was also an adjunct lecturer in digitalisation and sustainable development, and in business informatics. As a fellow of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow, he works with representatives of cities, the private sector and international organisations to explore how digital technologies can make cities more sustainable and equitable. As a member of the Digital Society Initiative of University of Zurich he explores ways for creating digital and sustainable mobility and accessibility solutions. He led various research collaborations on environmental impacts of digital technologies in collaboration with Swisscom, Swisscleantech, WWF and Bitkom, and was the lead author of the first sustainability report of the University of Zurich. Previously, Jan Bieser worked as a sustainability manager at the University of Zurich and as an IT and sustainability consultant at IBM and Deutsche Telekom.