GDI Senior Researcher Jan Bieser

Jan Bieser

Senior Researcher and Speaker

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.

In the media, March 2021
Is working from home a missed environmental opportunity?


Curriculum vitae

Before joining the GDI, Jan Bieser conducted research on the environmental impact of digitalisation as a doctoral student and post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Zurich and at the 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. 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.

Speech topics

  • Opportunities and risks of digitalisation for the environment and the society
  • Shaping a sustainable digital world
  • How flexible work helps sustainability

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