About The Speaker
Head of Unit, Deputy Director – Future Networks DG CONNECT, European Commission Interim Director – Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking Peter is currently managing the Commission's policy on 5G communication systems and the related research and innovation programme. Last December he has been appointed Interim Director of the newly established Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking, responsible to manage its office and implement its work programme until its autonomy. Before his appointment to Head of Unit he has been coordinating the Digital Single Market Strategy, was Head of Sector "Spectrum Policy", coordinating the 2012 Roaming Regulation, and the EU R&D programme leading to the 4G mobile communications standards. Before joining the European Commission in 2004 he has occupied several engineering and management positions in industry, academia and start-ups. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.