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Scientific and Technical Policy Officer at DG Connect, European Commission
Thomas Küpper currently works as a Scientific and Technical Policy Officer in the Unit Investment Opportunities in High Capacity Networks, the broadband unit at the Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. His responsibiltiies include island and international connectivity by means of submarine cables.
This position combines policy and technical work. He is particularly interested in technical issues including fibre, submarine cables, broadband networks, media conversion and accessibility. Thomas has been working for the Commission for the last 11 years and is based in Brussels.
Before to joining the Commission, Thomas held a number of positions in the private sector. He worked for two years for Logica Consulting in Amsterdam on mobile workforce and traffic management solutions. Prior to this he worked for 7 years for Ericsson in The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany in consulting, solution- and project management.
Thomas likes sailing and misses his home town Cologne, Germany.