A wholehearted entrepreneur, Samir Aliyev is the Founder and CEO of the Swiss Cyber Institute in Zurich which offers cyber security education programs, training, and access to a global cyber security community while organizing the Global Cyber Conference that builds bridges between security professionals, business experts, and academics.

Since 2018, he has been the Executive Program Director of the Data Protection and Cyber Security for Leaders at the Executive School of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Previously, he was a cybersecurity training expert at expert group meetings in the Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

He is a Doctoral Researcher in AI in Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.