Dirk Van Rooy
Dirk van Rooy is Head of Sector, European Cloud Partnership, DG CONNECT, European Commission. He has been working for the European Commission since 1993, in the Directorate-General CONNECT and its predecessors. Dirk's main area of responsibility is bridging research, innovation and policy for advanced networked systems used in science, industry and the public sector. Earlier areas of work have included IT for trust and security, software and services and the application of information technology to transport and environmental control.
Prior to joining the Commission, Dirk van Rooy worked in the software industry in several international companies. Dirk van Rooy holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on stochastic simulation and applied mathematical modelling techniques.