Thomas Dübendorfer holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich and lectured at ETH on information security for ten years. He worked as software engineer in Silicon Valley and seven years at Google in Zürich, receiving three Google awards for his engineering contributions in the areas of fraud detection and privacy engineering. He is board member or angel investor in more than twenty companies and has co-founded several Internet technology based product startups in Switzerland, among them Spontacts (exit to Scout24), Fintech startup Contovista (exit to Aduno) and Frontify (brand management) that serves customers like Lufthansa, Nasdaq, Adobe and UBS. He served as CTO of digital identity startup YES.com, as Chief Security Officer of Beekeeper and is the past president of Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS). He is co-founder and president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), the fastest growing tech startup focused angel club in Switzerland. He lives in Switzerland near Zurich.