Dr. Marcus M. Dapp

Angestellt, Bitcoin/Blockchain Researcher, ETH Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

About me

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open source
open data
Distributed Ledger Technology
Open Source
digital sustainability
Business Model Innovation
civic technology
Open Innovation
Strategic Planning


Professional experience for Marcus M. Dapp

  • Current 6 years and 3 months, since Aug 2017

    Bitcoin/Blockchain Researcher

    ETH Zürich

    blockchain, cryptoeconomics, tokenization, etc. within the EU project www.futurICT2.eu

  • Current 6 years and 6 months, since May 2017

    Research Associate

    University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

    Research Associate at UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

  • Current 6 years and 7 months, since Apr 2017


    TU München

    Advanced Practical Course on blockchain technology for public sector innovation

  • Current 11 years and 7 months, since Apr 2012


    Digital Sustainable Commons

    With 10+ years of experience, DSC offers strategy consulting, training, research, and advocacy for public administrations, NGOs, startups, and corporations in any of the following areas: Open Government & Open (Government) Data, Free/Open Source Software, Open Content (e.g., OER), & Open Access, and Open Standards.

  • Current 19 years and 2 months, since Sep 2004


    ETH Zurich

    Own lecture on the concept of digital sustainability in the knowledge society

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2015 - Jul 2017

    Head Open Data & Information Management

    fortiss GmbH - An-Institut der TU München

    Heading the competence center "Open Data & Information Management". Applied research in Open Government/e-Government, Open Data, Open Source und Blockchain mostly in a public sector context.

  • 4 years and 11 months, Feb 2011 - Dec 2015

    Member of the Board, Co-founder

    Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V.

  • 5 months, Feb 2015 - Jun 2015

    Principal Scientist

    Universität Bern

    Analysing and writing the Open Source Studie Schweiz 2015, working for the "digital sustainability" group.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 2013 - Dec 2014

    Project Lead Cities, Program "Code for Germany"

    Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland eV

  • 1 year, Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

    Principal Consultant

    Open Knowledge Foundation

    Providing management consultancy to senior people in OKF stakeholder organisations. Also involved in training design and delivery for Open Data managers.

  • 8 months, May 2012 - Dec 2012

    Foundation Coordinator

    Open Knowledge Foundation

    Executive Team, Strategy/Direction setting

  • 9 months, Apr 2012 - Dec 2012


    Technische Universität München

    Own lecture around open government/data, open source, etc.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Jun 2009 - Mar 2012

    IT Strategy Development

    City Government of Munich

    Bringing Open Government and Open Data into the administration on a strategic level, advising on strategic questions around open source and open standards. Initiating and running the MOGDy project (http://www.muenchen.de/mogdy)

  • 5 years and 5 months, Jan 2004 - May 2009

    Research Associate (PhD)

    ETH Zurich

    PhD dissertation titled "The effects of software patent policy on the motivation and innovation of Free/open source developers"

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jun 2003 - Jun 2004

    Project Manager

    ETH Zurich, Center for Sustainability

    business strategy/development for the center, project manager in various educational projects, start of PhD

  • 3 months, Jan 2002 - Mar 2002


    Sefar AG

    Optimization of ERP-based production planning (BaanERP)

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 2000 - Dec 2001

    Strategy Development

    DataPro Group

    merger/reorganization, strategy development, board coaching

  • 2000 - 2001


    AIESEC in Latvia

  • 1999 - 2000


    AIESEC in Switzerland

  • 2 months, Feb 1998 - Mar 1998


    Geberit AG

    eCommerce product cataloguing, software evaluation

Educational background for Marcus M. Dapp

  • 5 years and 10 months, Jan 2004 - Oct 2009

    Pol.Sc., Law&Economics, Computer Science

    ETH Zurich

    "The Effects of Software Patent Policy on the Motivation and Innovation of Open Source Software Developers"

  • 5 years and 8 months, Oct 1997 - May 2003

    Management, Technology, and Economics

    ETH Zurich

    Focus on technology management and information systems, plus a variety of business courses.

  • 2 years and 6 months, Oct 1994 - Mar 1997

    Computer Science

    ETH Zurich

    The typical CS subjects: maths, algorithms, physics, etc.


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Italian


  • Spanish



Open Source
open data
Open Innovation
civic innovation
digital sustainability
Digitale Nachhaltigkeit



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