Dr Paul Timmers is a research associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, professor at the European University Cyprus, visiting professor at KU Leuven and the University of Rijeka, senior advisor EPC Brussels, President of the Supervisory Board Estonian eGovernance Academy and CEO of iivii.
He was a board member of the Digital Enlightenment Forum, visiting professor at TU Wien and several other universities. He was a visiting fellow and research associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.
He was Director at the European Commission where has was responsible for legislation and funding programmes for cybersecurity, e-ID, digital privacy, digital health, smart cities, e-government. At the EC he was also cabinet member of European Commissioner Liikanen. He worked as manager of a software department in a large ICT company and co-founded an ICT start-up. He holds a physics PhD from Radboud University (Nijmegen, NL), MBA from Warwick University (UK), EU fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill (US), and cybersecurity qualification from Harvard.