University of Leuven/Oxford University


Dr. Paul Timmers

Prof Dr Paul Timmers is research associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, professor at KU Leuven and European University Cyprus, senior advisor EPC Brussels, President of the Supervisory Board Estonian eGovernance Academy, member of the EU Cyber Direct Advisory Board, research fellow of CERRE, and CEO of iivii. He was Director at the European Commission with responsibility for legislation and funding for cybersecurity, e-ID, digital privacy, digital health, smart cities, and e-government; and cabinet member of European Commissioner Liikanen. He was software manager at a large ICT company and co-founded an ICT start-up. Physics PhD from Radboud University (Nijmegen, NL), MBA from Warwick University (UK), EU fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill (US), and a cybersecurity qualification from Harvard. His main interests are technology and geopolitics, publishing and advising on digital developments, technology and sovereignty, cybersecurity, industrial policy, and sectoral policies such as digital health.