Prof. Dr. Jan Bieser

Profile

Prof. Dr. Jan Bieser Dozent Tenure Track

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Business School
    Institut Public Sector Transformation
    Br├╝ckenstrasse 73
    3005 Bern

Teaching

Research

  • The footprint of digital technologies

  • Pathways to a digital sustainable society

  • Methods for assessing the environmental and social impacts of digital technologies

CV

  • Jan Bieser is an assistant professor for digitalization and sustainability. In his research, he investigates the opportunities and risks of digitization for society and the environment. Before joining BFH, Jan Bieser researched and taught as a senior researcher, PostDoc, and PhD student on digitalization and sustainable development at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich, and the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. As a fellow of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow, Jan Bieser worked with representatives of cities, the private sector, and international organizations to explore how digital technologies can make cities more sustainable and equitable. He led various research collaborations on the environmental impacts of digital technologies in cooperation with industrial companies, associations, and NGOs. Previously, he was a sustainability manager at the University of Zurich, where he was the lead author of the first sustainability report, and an IT and sustainability consultant at IBM and Deutsche Telekom.
  • Since 2023: Assistant Professor, Digital Sustainability Lab, Institute Public Sector Transformation, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2021-2023: Senior Researcher, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
  • 2020-2021: Researcher, Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
  • 2020-2023: Postdoctoral Researcher, Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
  • 2018-2020: PhD Candidate, Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
  • 2018-2021: Sustainability Manager, Sustainability Team, University of Zurich
  • 2014-2018: IT and Sustainability Consultant, Detecon Consulting
  • 2013: Research Assistant, Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School
  • 2008-2011: Working Student, IBM Germany/Ireland
  • 2016-2020: PhD Informatics, Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
  • 2011-2013: MSc Business Administration and Information Systems, Copenhagen Business School (Double Degree)
  • 2011-2013: MSc Management, University of Mannheim (Double Degree)
  • 2008-2011: BSc Business Informatics, Baden-W├╝rttemberg University of Cooperative Education (Stuttgart)

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