Information Management

von Watzdorf, Stephan, Dr.

Stephan von Watzdorf

Dr. Stephan von Watzdorf
Information Management
Scheuchzerstrasse 7
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 89 60
Fax: +41 44 632 17 40

Stephan von Watzdorf is a PhD candidate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics and a senior researcher at the Insurance Lab (I-Lab) which is a joint initiative by the ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen since April 2008. In addition he is a visiting student at the School of Information at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) since January 2011.

Stephan von Watzdorf studied at the Technische Universtität Darmstadt (TUD), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and graduated from the Technische Universität München (TUM) with honors in 2007. During his studies he received a scholarships for the Manage&More entrepreneurship program from the UnternehmerTUM and founded a spin-off with O2 Germany. Furthermore he gathered working experience with EMC in Frankfurt, Germany, opus 5 in Barcelona, Spain, and Siemens in Princeton, USA.

Research Interest

Research Publications

Talks and Press

Research Projects


The I-Lab is a joint initiative between the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG), the Institute of Insurance Business at the University of St.Gallen (I.VW-HSG), the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) at the ETH Zürich, and the Institute for Pervasive Computing at the ETH Zürich. (

10/2010 - 04/2011 - Study at I-Lab on the status quo of mobile insurance applications and services.
10/2010 - 12/2010 - Study with Zurich Financial Services on Insurance and technology for the base of the pyramid customers.
11/2009 - 02/2011 - Implementation project with Swiss Mobiliar to development and release of the first mobile application of an insurer in Switzerland.
10/2009 - 08/2010 - Implementation project with Zurich Financial Services on smartphone enabled distribution of microinsurance in Africa.
08/2008 - 08/2009 - Study with Swiss Mobiliar on track and trace technology in insurance.
04/2009 - 12/2009 - Study at I-Lab on influence of value added service on insurance purchasing behavior.
06/2008 - 10/2008 - Strategy workshop with Eurapco on the future of motor insurance in Europe.
04/2008 - 12/2008 - Study with Swisscom on the role of mobile service in the insurance industry.

Auto-ID Labs ETH Zurich / St. Gallen

The Auto-ID Labs are the leading global network of academic research laboratories in the field of networked RFID. The labs comprise seven of the world's most renowned research universities located on four different continents. (

05/2008 - 12/2008 - Implementation project with Nokia Research on preventive mobile services in the insurance context.

Other Involvements


Wichtiger Hinweis:
Diese Website wird in älteren Versionen von Netscape ohne graphische Elemente dargestellt. Die Funktionalität der Website ist aber trotzdem gewährleistet. Wenn Sie diese Website regelmässig benutzen, empfehlen wir Ihnen, auf Ihrem Computer einen aktuellen Browser zu installieren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf
folgender Seite.

Important Note:
The content in this site is accessible to any browser or Internet device, however, some graphics will display correctly only in the newer versions of Netscape. To get the most out of our site we suggest you upgrade to a newer browser.
More information

© 2015 ETH Zurich | Imprint | Disclaimer | 30 July 2012