Principal Administrator, Trust and Security Unit at European Commission (DG Connect)
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Dr Florent Frederix is currently serving the Trust and Security Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology as a principal administrator, with the responsibility of developing an industrial cybersecurity strategy for Europe.
This activity is one of the 16 EU top priorities for the development of an operational European Digital Single market. In addition, he is responsible for a portfolio of research and innovation projects in the domain of cyber security.
Before joining the cyber security team, he was Head of the RFID Sector from 2006 to 2012 at the European Commission. This sector was responsible for the RFID policy and the emerging Internet of Things. Since January 2012 he has also been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Advanced Logistics.
In his 20+ year career before joining the EU Commission he held several positions in industry. Florent holds Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and PhD degrees and has an educational background that spans Electronics, Computer Science and Economics.