Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Matthias Stürmer

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Matthias Stürmer is professor at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and head of the Institute for Public Sector Transformation in the BFH Business School. In addition, he is founder and head of the Research Center for Digital Sustainability at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bern. In the context of these two affiliations, he is involved in teaching, research and consulting on digitalization topics such as digital sustainability, open source software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), open data, linked data, open government and ICT procurement. Since 2020, he is a private lecturer at the University of Bern through his habilitation "Perspectives on Digital Sustainability".

From 2009 to 2013, Matthias Stürmer worked as consultant at EY (Ernst & Young) and as a project manager at the Swiss software company Liip AG. Prior to that, he completed his PhD at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation at ETH Zurich (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich), where he researched the collaboration between open source communities and technology companies. He studied business administration and computer science at the University of Bern and graduated in 2005 with a licentiate thesis on open source community building (lic.rer.pol.).

Today, Matthias Stürmer is president of the Digital Impact Network, president of the open source association CH Open as well as co-founder and member of the advisory board of, the Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge foundation. As member of the steering committee of the Smart Capital Region he is supporting digital transformation in the cantons Bern, Fribourg, Wallis, Neuenburg and Solothurn. He is managing director of the Swiss Parliamentarian Group for Digital Sustainability (Parldigi) since 2009 and was member of the city parliament of Bern for 8 years.


Title Day Room Track Start End
The new Swiss Open Source Law: "Public Money Public Code" by default
Saturday UA2.220 (Guillissen) Legal and Policy Issues devroom 17:40 18:10