André Schweizer

PhD Student, University of Bayreuth

André Schweizer is currently a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab and a PhD student at the University of Bayreuth, researching at the Research Center Finance & Information Management and the Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). He studied Management of Information Systems at the University of Regensburg, the University of Technology in Sydney and the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Master of Science with Honors). He has worked on several strategic technology projects in the financial services industry with a focus on IT architecture, IT project management, and blockchain technology. He has been awarded several scholarships including the doctoral fellowship of the Hans Weisser Foundation and Foundation of German Business. He is co-founder of DonateImpact ( a social initiative that utilizes blockchain technology to enable fully traceable, transparent, secure, and direct donations for meaningful projects shaping our society. His research interests include the economic and business implications of blockchain, technology, cryptocurrencies, and fintechs in the fields of Information Systems research. His research has been published in renowned academic journals and in the proceedings of key international conferences such as the Journal of Economics and Business, the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).