Arthur van der Wees, LLM studied and obtained his doctorate degree in computer and internet law, societal and human values, IP/IPR and business law at Leiden University.

He is founder and managing director of Arthur’s Legal, an international law firm with its headquarters in Amsterdam and offices in Brussel, Barcelona, New York and Seoul. Arthur is admitted at the bar of Amsterdam, standardization expert, entrepreneur, strategist, technologist and frequent speaker worldwide and has in-depth experience and is well-connected in the world of technology, data, algorithms, accountability & global business.

Arthur is founding member of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI), where he is leader of both the Security in IoT and the Privacy in IoT taskforce, and co-chair of the AIOTI Policy WG. He is (co-)author of many publications about these and related topics, including the IERC Handbooks 2016 (Strategic & Legal Challenges in IoT) and 2017 (Security, Privacy & Accountability in IoT), the Dutch National Smart Cities Strategy, and European Commission’s Cloud SLA Standardisation.

He is co-founder of CloudQuadrants on the maturity of cloud offerings, the Cyberchess Institute which landscapes the real-life cybersecurity arena, the Cyber Trust Institute which sets trust trajectories and orbital requirements and parameters for technology-as-a-service, the Institute for Next Generation Compliance which promotes the restructuring and automation of compliance and related procurement, and the iLabs Zapplied Institute that offers state of the art and dynamic security, privacy & data management certification of IoT and other digital ecosystems. Through Horizon2020’s CREATE IoT, Arthur’s Legal is activity group leader on trust, security, safety, privacy, legal and accountability topics in IoT in five EU large scale pilots on smart healthcare, smart society, wearables, smart farming, food safety and autonomous vehicles.

One of his other ventures is Zapplied Platform, based in Amsterdam and New York, which combines cloud technology & artificial intelligence with knowledge & deal automation and social collaboration.