Peter Friess


Peter is Senior Programme Officer for innovation in Social Media and the STARTS (Science, Technology, Arts) initiative at the Directorate General Connect of the European Commission in Brussels. Until recently he was for twelve years in the Internet of Things domain and driving the EC’s IoT innovation and policy programme. Prior to that he was

active as Senior Consultant B2E and B2x at IBM Germany for the automotive and utilities sectors, and as IT Manager at Philips Semiconductors Hamburg. He holds an engineering degree in space technology and a Ph.D. in social self-organising systems.