DG CONNECT’s ICT for Mobility programme aims to improve the safety, reliability and environmental performance of Europe’s transport systems through the integration of ICT solutions.
Outputs will include support for projects including eCall; an automated system in cars that will transmit key information to the emergency services in the event of a crash, automated driving, and cooperative intelligent transport systems. In combination these projects look to reduce casualties from road traffic collisions, reduce green house gas emissions and reduce congestion in the transport network, whilst improving reliability.
Join us for a breakfast with Paul Timmers, who will be discussing the project and the opportunities it presents for companies across Europe.
Director, Sustainable & Secure Society, DG CONNECT | European Commission
Paul Timmers is Director of the Sustainable & Secure Society Directorate in the European Commission Communications Networks, Content and Technologies Directorate General (DG CONNECT) dealing with policy and R&I in ICT and health, ageing, public services, smart cities and cyber-security. Previously he headed the ICT for Inclusion and the eGovernment units. He was also member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society. Before joining the European Commission, he was a manager in product marketing and software development in a large IT company. He also co-founded a software start-up. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands and a MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. He has widely published in the field of technology and policy, including a book on electronic commerce strategies and business models. He was a visiting professor and lecturer at several universities and business schools across the world including an EU Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina in USA.