Dom Guinard

Dominique Guinard

About Me

IoT Expert, WoT Pioneer, Blockchain enthousiast
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Co-founder & CTO @ EVRYTHNG

Dr. Dominique Guinard is the CTO and co-founder of EVRYTHNG, an IoT PaaS managing billions of connected products for big brands. He is also an Advisory Representative at W3C, faculty at the Blockchain Research Institute and a working group chair at GS1 working on IoT and product identities related standards. Before that, Dom worked for SAP taking an active role in their IoT strategy. Dom was also pioneering Web of Things research at ETH Zurich and MIT where he worked on his Ph.D. He has more than a decade of IoT experience working on projects for Oracle, the Auto-ID Labs, Nokia and SAP. Dom authored two IoT books “Building the Web of Things” and “Using the Web to Build the IoT” (Manning) as well as many scientific articles and book chapters. In 2011 and 2016, Dom was listed in the top 10 IoT thinkers by Postscapes and early in 2012, his Ph.D. on the Web of Things was granted the ETH Medal.


12+ Years of Experience in IoT


2010 - 2011

Invited Researcher


Invited visiting researcher working on using cloud computing and Web technologies to modernize the supply chain, RFID and IoT system for the MIT Auto-ID labs.

2007 - 2011

PhD in Computer Science

ETH Zurich

PhD with a specialisation in Internet of Things technologies. PhD thesis: A Web of Things Application Architecture, granted the ETH Medal in 2012.

2005 - 2007

MSc in Computer Science

Lancaster University & University of Fribourg

Master in computer science with a specialization and master thesis in Ubiquitous computing at Lancaster University.

2002 - 2005

BSc in Computer Science

University of Fribourg

Bachelor in computer science & Entrepreneurship.


2011 - Present

Co-founder & CTO


Founder, lead architect and engineering team lead at EVRYTHNG: a PaaS for the Internet of Things managing billions of connected identities. Helped creating and growing the company from 4 to 60 people in London, New York, San Francisco, Zurich and Minsk. In particular, I built the engineering team as well as the innovation team focusing on cutting edge technologies and contributing to research projects.

2007 - 2011

Research Associate


Developing software architectures for the Internet of Things. Integrating RFID readers, wireless sensor networks, machines and appliances with business applications such as ERPs, CRMs and manufacturing systems using Web technologies.

2008 - 2011

Research Associate in Auto-ID

Auto-ID Labs, Zurich

Research Associate for the Information Management group and the Auto-ID labs (RFID) of the ETH Zurich and the University of St-Gallen leading projects in UHF RFID, NFC, mobile and IoT projects for Nokia.

Management Skills

Innovation & Research teams

Agile Project Management (SCRUM)


Invention & Intellectual Property

Technical Skills

IoT protocols: Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth, LoRA, Sigfox, MQTT, CoAP, WoT

Auto-ID tech: RFID, EPC, NFC, UHF, GS1, Barcodes, IR

Web architecture: REST, HTTP, HTTP/2, WS, Web Security, Semantic Web, JSON-LD, RDFa, DNS, TCP, IP

Web programming: Javascript, Node.js, Java, HTML5

(Big) Data: SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB, Redis), Streaming, Datalake

Cloud tech: AWS, Docker, Linux

Blockchain tech: Bitcoin, Ethereum

Press & Links

Blogposts, Projects, etc.

Bylines, blogposts & articles



Books I co-authored

Building the Web of Things

Cover of Building the Web of Things

Building the Web of Things is a guide to using cutting-edge web technologies to build the IoT. This step-by-step book teaches you how to use web protocols to connect real-world devices to the web, including the Semantic and Social Webs. Along the way you’ll gain vital concepts as you follow instructions for making Web of Things devices. By the end, you’ll have the practical skills you need to implement your own web-connected products and services.

Using the Web to Build the IoT

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Using the Web to Build the IoT is a collection of six hand-picked chapters that introduce the key technologies and concepts for building the application layer of the IoT. Dominique D. Guinard and Vlad Trifa , authors of Building the Web of Things, selected these specific topics to give you an overview of the Web of Things architecture, along with techniques for data ingestion, searching, security, and visualization.


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