Head of Unit, Flagships
Master's in Electrical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Worked for 10 years in R&D in the German aerospace and avionics industry. Has held numerous management positions, European Commission, including different positions on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) research, within the EU Framework Programmes for Research. 2002-06, during the 6th Framework Programme, in charge of managing and developing the area of European Grid Technologies Research. 2007-12, acting as Head of Unit, Future and Emerging Technologies - Proactive Initiatives. Currently, Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), Brussels. Since July 2012, in charge of a new unit dealing with Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagships.