The SI develops a certification scheme that honours and labels the efforts of individuals in the IT profession to maintain their high-level of qualification. The motivation, objectives and concepts are described under our documentation”IT Expert SI™.

The project planning started early in 2017 and will continue until 2019. After 2019, the certificates will be issued in an ordinary operational manner.

Project lead:

Dr. Simon Moser, SI board member, CEO SolutionBoxX Ltd.

Prof. Gilles Falquet, SI board member, Co-Leader

Project members

Steering: Jürg Gutknecht (SI), Raymond Morel (SI, IP3), Thomas Haas (SPM), Katrin Reschwamm (SPM), Thomas Flatt (swissICT), Bianca Rühle (swissICT)

Team-Leads: Kurt Munter (CBOK, HFTM), Reinhard Riedl (Ethics, Code of Conduct, BFH), Patrick Spelina (BRIDGE, WIB Solutions AG), Daniel Felix (UX,, Johann Gyger (TechDev, Schaltstelle Ltd.), Umberto Annino (QSeC, ISSS president), vacancy: Op

Members/Reviewers/Consultants in alphabetic order: Denise Ammann, Beat Bischof (Zuehlke), Graziella Boukhenoufa (SCA), Samuel Fricker (ZHAW), Jean Hennebert (HFR, HES-SO), Herwig Kohl (Zuehlke), Beat Lehmann (legal consultant), Markus Marti (ZHAW/continuing education IT), Elke Mittendorf (Trivadis), Jean-Jacques Pittet (ELCA SA), Luigi Ribon (SCA), Arno Schmidhauser (BFH/continuing education IT), Ernest Wallmüller (ITQ), Patrick Weibel (M&S AG)


28th  February 2017: Initial teams staffing completed
Important: Experts as team members or consultants/reviewers are welcome to join our teams throughout the project.

17th  March 2017: 14:30 – 15:45 Project Kickoff Meetings/Presentations, Berne, Business Point (main station), informal apéro and get-together for all invited people after the official part from 15:45 – ca. 17:30.

30st September 2017: Draft regulations published, accreditation+publication of education courses and events starts

30st November 2017: Final regulations published, start of early applications, start of national and international scheme homologisation

February – April 2018: Final Bodies of Knowledge published

April – August 2018: First tests/assessments are conducted and certificates issued

April – August 2019: End of project mode of operations, handover to SI operational bodies, national and international scheme homologisation

End of 2019: Project closedown, IT Expert SI™ is in ordinary operational mode

IT Expert SI Communites:

Please join one or more of the newly formed IT Expert SI communities

IT Experts SI – the generic experts without specialisation

IT Experts SI BRIDGE – the responsibles for the bridge from ICT customer to  supplier and back (processses, requirements, overall project lead)

IT Experts SI UX – experts that define the user experience as well as ergonomic and implementable interfaces

IT Experts SI TechDev – software and system engineers that implement requirements into the technical architecture, design and code and that are able to lead this part.

IT Expert SI QSeC – experts that plan and independently verify project progress, quality and security

IT Experts SI Op – the responsibles for the operation of existing IT-infrastructure and for the integration of project results


Pleae Note: For the time being, you can register to receive latest news about the project’s progress. Applications will be possible in the second half of 2017. The first certificates will be issued in 2018.