Prof. Pieter Ballon is the Director of the research group SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation and Technologies). He was appointed the first Brussels Smart City Ambassador and is also the International Secretary of the European Network of Living Labs.
Prof. Ballon holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and an MA in Modern History. Since 2009, he has taught Communication Sciences at the VUB (Free University of Brussels).
His expertise lies in the Smart City area for both Brussels and the Flanders Region, on the subject of which he has recently published the book “Smart Cities : hoe technologie onze steden leefbaar houdt en slimmer maakt”.