Daniel Markwalder has headed the Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector since 1 January 2021. The Federal Council appointed him to this newly created position at the end of June 2020.
Daniel Markwalder studied law at the University of Bern, graduating in 2001. He then completed basic studies in IT engineering at the ETH Zurich. Between 2004 and 2008 he completed a doctorate on IT law at the law faculty at the University of Zurich. After holding a number of teaching positions while studying and working in the private sector, Daniel Markwalder entered the Federal Administration in 2008. As head of digital certificates (PKI) and security products at the Federal Office for Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunications (FOITT), he was responsible for the cryptographic aspects of the strategic Swiss passport project.
At the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER, Daniel Markwalder was initially head of IT, before being appointed Deputy Secretary General from 2016 to the end of 2020, responsible for the Resources Division. The Delegate for Digital Transformation and ICT Steering reports directly to the Federal Chancellor.
25.06.2020 The Federal Council appointed Daniel Markwalder Delegate for Digital Transformation and ICT Steering (available in German, French and Italian)