Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum


Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum 2015

Zoran Stančič,


Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director-General European Commission

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology


Dr. Zoran Stančič is Deputy Director-General in the European Commission, since 2009.


Trained as an engineer he started his professional career as a research assistant at the Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana. In 1994 he was employed as the Head of the Spatial Information Centre of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Associate Professor at the Department of Geodesy. From 1990 till 2000 he was a research fellow or visiting professor at the University of Arkansas, the Delft University of Technology, the University of Reading, the Boston University, the University of Trieste and the University of Paris. Zoran Stančič has published seven scientific books and a number of scientific papers on quantitative methods in archaeology and remote sensing.


During 1999 – 2000 he was Deputy Director of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


From the year 2000 to 2004 he was State Secretary for Science at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport in Slovenia.


In the period 2004 – 2009 he served as Deputy Director-General in the European Commission, DG Research.

Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum 2015

Jakub Boratynski


Head of Unit, Trust and Security, European Commission




Head of unit 'Trust and Security' responsible for cyber security matters within European Commission in Brussels (Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technology), previously head of unit 'Organised crime and relations with EMCDDA' in the European Commission (Directorate-General Home Affairs), which has the lead responsibility for the fight against cybercrime, corruption, sexual abuse of children and confiscation of criminal assets.


In relation to cybercrime he was involved in negotiation and drafting of two directives (on cyber-attacks and sexual exploitation of children), establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and drafting of the EU Cyber Security Strategy. Previously worked on EU relations with Russia (Directorate-General External Relations).


Before joining the European Commission, he was a Director at the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw and Policy Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Warsaw (international relations, law).

Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum 2015

Paul Timmers.

Director of the Sustainable & Secure Society Directorate, 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). Previously he headed the ICT for Inclusion and the eGovernment units. He was also member of the Cabinet of the 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 the USA.

Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum 2015

Giovanni Buttarelli


Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor


Giovanni BUTTARELLI European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli  has been European Data Protection Supervisor since December 2014.

He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council on 4 December 2014 for a term of five years.


He previously served as Assistant EDPS, from January 2009 until December 2014. Before joining the EDPS, he worked as Secretary General to the Italian Data

Protection Authority, a position he occupied between 1997 and 2009. A member of the Italian judiciary with the rank of Cassation judge, he has attended

to many initiatives and committees on data protection and related issues at international level.