Martin Rauchbauer

Former Austrian Tech Ambassador in Silicon Valley, Former Austrian Consul in San Francisco and Co-Director at Open Austria

Martin Rauchbauer is a senior Austrian diplomat and a tech governance expert who currently is on a sabbatical in the San Francisco Bay Area after having served for two years as Austria’s first Tech Ambassador to Silicon Valley and more than five years as Head of Open Austria and Austrian Consul in San Francisco. Martin shaped the emerging field of tech diplomacy, engaged in transatlantic tech diplomacy and digital human rights. He also developed digital humanism as a strategic focus of Austrian foreign policy. In Silicon Valley Martin founded Open Austria’s Art + Tech Lab, and co-founded the European art + tech + policy initiative The Grid. Currently, he is focussing his research on how tech governance is conceptually based on our understanding of humans, nature, and technology.