About The Speaker
Pascal Viot is a sociologist (PhD) and an expert in the field of risk analysis, urban safety and crowd management, also active in the event safety management since 1992. After 15 years of collaboration as volunteer, Pascal Viot is Head of Department Heath, Safety & Security at Paleo Festival Nyon since 2006. As a researcher, he has lead between 2006 and 2009 a collective research at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) on the Security of Major Events, including the case study of the Euro 2008 in Geneva. Between 2013 and 2016, he has been running a research with Prof. Olivier Fillieule at the University of Lausanne on public order management and policing of major gatherings. He is now Associate researcher at the Urban Sociology Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Since 2008, he is also a steering committee member of the Yourope Event Safety Group. In 2016, he created iSSUE, the Swiss Institut for Urban and Event Safety (www.issue.ch).