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Urs Gasser

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School and Visiting Professor, Keio University.

Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School and Visiting Professor, Keio University.

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Involved In

Advisor

World Economic Forum, Future of the Internet Initiative

Positions

Senior Advisor World Economic Forum, Future of the Internet Initiative April 2015 - present
Professor of Practice Harvard Law School July 2013 - present
Visiting Professor Keio University September 2010 - present
Executive Director Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University January 2009 - present
Faculty Director Research Center for Information Law April 2005 - December 2008
Academic Coordinator MBL-HSG 2006 - 2007
Digital media project team leader Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law August 2003 - July 2005
Fellow Berkman Center 2002 - 2003

Education

Harvard Law School Law 2002 - 2003
University of St.Gallen Law 1992 - 2001
University of St. Gallen & Harvard Law School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Media
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content

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Patrick Ryan
We worked together  •  Strategy & Operations Principal, Google and Advisor, Internet Governance Forum, United Nations. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Urs is an extremely objective, results-oriented colleague. His advice would be helpful to any business venture.
John Palfrey
We worked together  •  Head of School, Phillips Academy and Chair Board of Trustees, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Harvard grad.
Urs is brilliant, fun, and completely trustworthy. He is also incredibly hard-working. I don't know a person out there today who is workin ... g in our field and who is more cosmopolitan and global in outlook than Urs. For a founder seeking a partner to advise and guide a growing company, Urs would be a terrific match. I'm proud to vouch for him after working closely together for more than a decade. Urs will add value to any partnership, without question.
Nathan Kaiser
They're my advisor  •  Swiss Attorney-at-Law practicing in Greater China, ie Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Almost two decades of dedicated practice have lead Urs to be able to easily and intuitively manoeuvre the fields of data & privacy, Interne ... t policy, and interoperability. He is further an astute navigator of the academic world, both with regard to teaching & learning, but also with regard to serving stakeholders in an advisory roles.
Pascal Marmier (孟思恺)
We worked together  •  Executive Director / Vice Consul General, swissnex China. Previously Director, Swiss Consul, swissnex Boston.
Urs has a wealth of experience in internet-related topics. He knows all the details of the current hot topics from big data to privacy. Besi ... des his strong academic roots, he is also very well connected in the world of business.
Andrea Glorioso
We worked together  •  Policy officer, European Commission. Previously Owner, Binary Only di Andrea Glorioso.
Urs is an experienced researcher in many areas of relevance to the digital economy. As the Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Inte ... rnet and Society at Harvard Univeristy, Urs has coordinated and led top-notch research at the intersection between public policy, technology and entrepreneruship. I've known Urs for more than a decade and he is an endless source of reasoned, strategic thinking that would be of high relevance for any company / startup wanting to create new technologies.

John Palfrey
We worked together  •  Head of School, Phillips Academy and Chair Board of Trustees, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Harvard grad.
John Palfrey is simply amazing and one of my most favorite people in the world. He is simultaneously a true visionary, outstanding leader, a ... nd effective doer. Over the past decade, I have had the great privilege to benefit extensively from John’s excellent advice on a broad range of professional matters. He is a constant source of inspiration and has a unique ability to handle even the most complex and challenging situations not only effectively, but always elegantly. Among colleagues who have had the pleasure to work with John, we often ask in important moments: “What would JP do in a situation like this?” I can’t recommend John strongly enough as a trusted advisor and collaborator.

Nathan Kaiser
Swiss Attorney-at-Law practicing in Greater China, ie Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Nathan Kaiser
We worked together  •  Swiss Attorney-at-Law practicing in Greater China, ie Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Nathan has been an invaluable source of advice over two decades, across three continents, and covering multiple projects at the intersection ... of digital technology, markets, and law. He is not only my to-go-person on all business law matters, but also a trusted colleague to discuss leadership issues and emerging business opportunities. If you look for sound advice and counsel from someone who understands the worlds of business, technology, and law in Greater China, Europe, and beyond, Nathan is your man.