Maarten Botterman - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Maarten Botterman

Maarten Botterman

Board Member


Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy (ICANN)


Maarten Botterman has been a leader in the use of Internet and related technologies in support of society for more than 25 years. He is Board Member of the Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy, Director at the ICANN Board, Chairman of the IGF Dynamic Coalition of the Internet of Things and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the NLnet Foundation. Next to that, he advises government as independent policy advisor on Global Future Internet matters, and facilitates activities that contribute to the creation of a more sustainable future: building on ethical use of Internet and related technologies through awareness raising and multistakeholder collaboration.

Previously, he has been Chairman of the Board of the Public Interest Registry, Director Information Society Policy in the European office of RAND Corporation, Scientific Officer at the European Commission, and Senior Advisor in the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.

As part of his work as independent policy analyst he has been involved in IoT policy research for the European Commission since 2003, network and information security since 2000 (including Member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholder Group, and CEO of the UK based public-private platform IAAC), and privacy and data protection since 2009, where he was part of the first team that engaged in a formal review of the European Data Protection Directive.

He will participate in Workshop Two: Big Data, Privacy and doing Social Good.