Portrait of Sarah Spiekermann, she has short blond hair and simels

Sarah Spiekermann


  • Artificial intelligence

  • Vienna (Austria)

Sarah Spiekermann is a professor for Business Informatics and thinker in the field of Digital Ethics. Her employer is Vienna University of Economics and Business where she chairs the Institute for IS & Society since 2009 and founded the Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab in 2016. She is a well-regarded scientist, author, speaker and advisor on digital ethics. She published several books, including “Digital Ethics – A Value System for the 21st Century”, “Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-based System Design Approach”, as well as “Networks of Control”. She has coauthored US/EU privacy regulation and worked as an expert and advisor to companies and governmental institutions, including the EU Commission and the OECD. Sarah Spiekermann also maintains a blog on “The Ethical Machine” at Austria’s leading daily newspaper Standard.at and is on the advisory board of the Austrian Digitalization Agency.
Before Vienna she did her Ph.D and 2nd book in Business Informatics at Humboldt University Berlin where she managed the Berlin Research Centre on Internet Economics. From 2008 to 2010 she was also Adjunct Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. She went into IT in the mid 1990s when she started working for Silicon Valley pioneer firms; later as a consultant for A.T. Kearney.

Contributions by Sarah Spiekermann