André Golliez, computer science at ETH Zurich (1986) worked as an IT manager in the engineering industry and the financial sector. In 1999 he became managing partner of itopia ag. Furthermore, he specialised in strategic IT consulting for public administrations and research institutions. From 2004 to 2009 André Golliez was president of the Swiss computer science society. 2010 he started first open data activities in Switzerland. Since 2012 he is the president of the Swiss Open Data Association Opendata.ch, Swiss chapter of Open Knowledge. 2014 he joined the management board oft the first Swiss data cooperative MIDATA.COOP. 2015 André Golliez founded his own consulting company Golliez Open Data Consulting.