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September 12–13, 2024 Museumsquartier Wien

Emerging Technologies, Breakthrough Innovations – the Technology Talks 2024 in a brand new format for the first time in Vienna.

The New

Technology Talks

Thomas Skordas

Deputy General Director

European Commission, DG Communications, Networks (DG CONNECT), Content and Technology

Thomas Skordas received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and his PhD in Computer Science in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, he worked in France as a Research Fellow and project leader in EU-funded R&D projects in the areas of Information Technology and Robotics.
In 1995, Thomas joined the European Commission as a Research Programme Officer in the Directorate General Information Society & Media (DG INFSO). Since then, Thomas has worked in various units of DG INFSO (which became DG CONNECT in 2012) dealing with ICT research in the context of the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programmes. From 2006 to 2009, he was Deputy Head of Unit for ICT Security and Trust. In 2009, he was appointed Head of the Photonics Unit and in 2014, Head of the Flagships Unit. In March 2017, Thomas was appointed Director of the Directorate for "Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure” in DG CONNECT and in May 2022, he was appointed Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT.

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