Director, Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure, DG CONNECT, Acting Head of Unit FET Flagships, European Commission
Thomas Skordas received his diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from University Aristotle of Thessaloniki, Greece, and the PhD in Computer Science in 1988, from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.
From 1988 to 1995, Thomas worked in Grenoble, France as a Research Fellow and as project leader in EU-funded R&D projects in the areas of Information Technology and Robotics. In 1995, Thomas joined the European Commission as a Research Programme Officer in the Information Society Technologies Programme, part of the Directorate General Information Society & Media (DG INFSO).
Ever since, Thomas worked in various units of DG INFSO (which, in 2012 became DG CONNECT) dealing with ICT research in the context of EU’s Research Framework Programmes. From 2006 to 2009, he was Deputy Head of Unit in ICT Security and Trust. In July 2009, Thomas was appointed Head of the Photonics Unit and since 1st February 2014, Head of the Flagships Unit. On 1st July 2016 he was also appointed Acting Director “Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure”.