Pieter Ballon

Senior Researcher and Professor of Media Studies

Professors Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunicaton (SMIT) Smart & ICT
  • Current position Senior Researcher and Professor of Media Studies
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    imec-SMIT
    Pleinlaan 9
    Room 2.8
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 16 65
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  • Website smit.vub.ac.be

Pieter Ballon specialises in business modelling, open innovation and the mobile telecommunications industry. Formerly, he was senior consultant and team leader at TNO. In 2006-2007, he was the coordinator of the cross issue on business models of the Wireless World Initiative (WWI), that united 5 Integrated Projects in the EU 6th Framework Programme. Currently, he is the international Secretary of the European Network of Living Labs. Pieter Ballon holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and a MA in Modern History.

Key publications

Ballon, P & Kranas, J & Menychtas, P & Ruston, S (2011). Is there a need for a Cloud Platform for European Smart Cities?

Walravens, N & Ballon, P & Fitch, D & Bayarou, K (2011). Smart Cities - Economic, Social and Privacy Implications

Walravens, Nils & Ballon, Pieter & Fitch, David & Bayarou, Kpatcha & Sund, Matthias & Schutte, Julian & Almirall, Esteve & Wareham, Jonathan & Egido, Miguel & Bravo, Alberto (2011). Smart Cities - Economic, Social and Privacy Implications