Paul Timmers

Paul Timmers

Visiting Fellow, Oxford University; Former Director, Sustainable & Secure Society Directorate, Content and Technologies Directorate General (DG CONNECT), European Commission

Paul Timmers is a visiting fellow at Oxford University in cybersecurity.  

He is a former Director at the European Commission for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity, responsible for policy, legislation and innovation in cybersecurity, digital privacy, digital health and ageing, e-government, and smart cities/mobility/energy. He was member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner Liikanen. He held various academic positions and recently worked with UC Berkeley on cybersecurity. He is also senior advisor at the European Policy Centre in Brussels and investor in digital innovation.   He was manager in a large ICT company and co-founder of an ICT start-up, holds a PhD in physics from Nijmegen University in the Netherlands, an MBA from Warwick University in the UK, was awarded an EU fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill and completed executive cybersecurity education at Harvard.