Mr. Lobsang Gyatso Sither was born on 22nd June 1982 in Dharamsala, India, and has completed his school education from Upper Tibetan Children Village (UTCV). He graduated with B. SC. in Computer Science from Loyola College, Chennai, as a Gold Medallist, and did his Software Engineering from London Metropolitan University, UK.
He has worked with global researchers on cyber security issues faced by the Tibetan community and has been working at Tibet Action Institute. He is currently the Digital Security Program Director at the Tibet Action Institute. Mr. Sither was named as one of the 32 innovators building a better future as part of the WIRED 2021 Smart list and was on the Advisory Board of Citizen Clinic, a public-interest cybersecurity clinic at the University of California-Berkeley from 2018-2020. For more than 10 years, he has worked closely with Tibetans communicating with Tibetans inside Tibet on digital security, censorship, and surveillance in Tibet and was interviewed as an expert and other internet freedom-related works by Tibetan as well as International Media. Mr. Sither is a member of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from the Utsang province.