Sebastian Zickau




SCRUM Master & Product Owner (Part II)

ICO - International Certification Organization

ITEMO SCRUM Master Part II (Professional) & Product Owner Part II (Professional)


Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.)

Technische Universität Berlin

On the topic of Privacy-preserving Geofencing - the thesis was submitted on May 4th, 2022 - the scientific defense was held on December 6th, 2022.


SCRUM Master & Product Owner

ICO - International Certification Organization

ITEMO SCRUM Master & Product Owner Part I (Foundation)

2014 - 2016

Software Campus Alumnus

Technische Universität Berlin, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Training Courses

Software Campus

  • Leadership as a Lifestyle, Deutsche Telekom AG, Berlin, Germany
  • Conflicts in Leadership Situations, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Bonn, Germany
  • Creativity & Innovation, Datev eG, Nürnberg, Germany
  • Foundations of Scenario Planning, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Intercultural Awareness, SAP, Walldorf, Germany
  • Reviving Creative Potentials, Software AG, Darmstadt, Germany


Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge CELTA)

Thames Valley University, Reading, England


Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge ESOL)

Reading, England

1996 - 2002

Diploma in Computer Science

Technische Universität Berlin

1992 - 1995

University-entrance Diploma

Oberstufenzentrum für Elektro- und Energietechnik


2021 - present

IT-Architect for Self-Sovereign Identity

Stadt Köln, Amt für Informationsverarbeitung, IDunion project (funded by BMWi)

2012 - 2020

Research Assistant, Doctoral Candidate

Technische Universität Berlin, Telekom Innovation Laboratories

Dissertation (ongoing)

Completed six German- and EU-funded research projects successfully (Portfolio)

  • Implementation of research and project prototypes

  • Participation and completion of a research project with the Telekom Innovation Laboratory (T-Labs)

  • Working on and submitting over thirty project proposals in Germany (BMBF, BMWi) and the European Union (Horizon 2020 and EIT)

  • Funding for six project proposals attracted

  • Publication of twenty research papers, including international conferences, national journals, and book chapters

  • Participation and presentations at over ten international research conferences, incl. IEEE

  • Supervising and leading personnel, including new researchers and assistants

  • Communication with national and international funding offices

  • Approaching potential (international) project partners

  • Full project reporting life cycle

Over 2,568,000€ national and international funding attracted

Projects successfully completed (Portfolio)

  • SSI4de - Self-Sovereign Identity for Germany (IDunion) (BMWi, 2020)

  • GRAVITY and CityBeamer (EIT, 2020)

  • DIMS - Decentralized Identity Management System (EIT, including successful proposal, 2019)

  • IdentityChain (EIT, 201)

  • PARADISE - Privacy-enhancing And Reliable Anti-Doping Integrated Service Environment (BMBF, including successful proposal, 2016-2018)

  • Curcuma - Cloud Computing Location Metadata (Software Campus, BMBF, including successful proposal, 2014-2016)

  • TRESOR - TRusted Ecosystem for Standardized and Open and cloud-based Resources (BMWi, including successful project extension, 2012-2015)

Teaching and supervising students:

  • Over twenty diploma, bachelor, and master theses

  • Preparation and assessorship of oral and written exams

  • Organization of and teaching in lectures, projects, and seminars:

    • Internet of Services Lab (IoSL)

    • Usable Privacy Seminar

    • Business Processes and IT Services

  • Organization of and presentation at public project presentations and national research meetups

  • Organization of and presentation at two international hackathons

2008 - 2010

Research Assistant

University of Reading, Intelligent Media Systems & Services Research Centre (IMSS), School of Systems Engineering, Reading, England

  • Worked in the EU-funded project HYDRA (networked embedded system middleware for heterogeneous physical devices in a distributed architecture)

2003 - 2007

Employee, Researcher

Technische Universität Berlin, tubIT - IT Service-Center, Berlin, Germany

  • Developing IT administration software and working on the introduction of smartcard services

2000 - 2002

Student Assistant

, Technische Universität Berlin, PRZ - Prozessrechner Zentrale, Berlin, Germany

  • Supporting the development of administration software and smartcard services Miscellaneous

2010 - 2011


Quantum TM, Reading, England

2009 - 2011

Tutor, STEM subjects for secondary school pupils

IMAAD/CET, Reading, England

1996 - 1999

Shop Assistant, specialist shop for juggling equipment

Jonglerie, Berlin, Germany


Journey around the world

9 countries - 180 days.

Algorithms and Protocols

Attribute-based encryption

Cryptographic hash functions

Zero-knowledge proofs

Multi-party computation

Homomorphic encryption

Cryptographic acumulators

Private set intersection

Bloom filter

OpenID connect

OAuth, UMA



Geohash, S2

MapCode, Open Post Code, etc.

Personal identifiable information

Authentication and Authorization

Computer languages

Python, REST, Java, Kotlin


Javascript, Django, Ruby

LaTeX and HTML




Docker, Gitlab, Postman


OmniGraffle, MS Office

Gitlab, Slack, Rocketchat



MacOS, iOS, Android, Windows, Linux


Bluetooth (Low Energy)