27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers

Paul Timmers

Visiting research fellow, University of Oxford, UK

Paul Timmers is visiting research fellow for cybersecurity policy and digital transformation at the University of Oxford. Until 2017 he was director at the European Commission for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity, dealing with digital health & active ageing, e-government, smart cities/mobility/energy, cybersecurity and digital privacy including EU legislation (cybersecurity, e-privacy, eID, CEF/Telecom, AAL). He was also co-responsible for R & I & deployment funding in health/ageing, security, and innovation as well as European Innovation Partnerships on Smart Cities and on Active & Healthy Ageing. He has been an interim member of the EC’s impact assessment board and cabinet member of European Commissioner Liikanen.

Paul Timmers held various academic positions and is one of most cited authors on e-business models. He was manager in a large ICT company and co-founded an ICT start-up. He holds a PhD in physics from Nijmegen University, the Netherlands; an MBA from Warwick University, UK; was awarded an EU fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill, USA and completed executive cybersecurity education at Harvard. He is currently also a board member of Digital Enlightenment Forum, senior adviser to the European Policy Centre and supporting the EIT KIC Health on big data and health.
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