Speaker profile


  • Mr Jean-François Junger
    Deputy Head of Unit 'Public Services'
    DG CONNECT, European Commission


After 10 years of work as a robotic engineer at JET (Joint European Torus) a fusion research centre, Jean-Francois Junger joined the Commission. First he worked from 1998 until 2001 in DG Research on the subject of waste water as part of FP5 and on the Endocrine Disruptors. Then he moved to DG INFSO in the software unit for two years where he was in charge of the "Open Source Software" subject. In 2003 he joined the eTEN unit as part of the programme and followed project in many different domain. Since the launch of the CIP ICT-PSP programme in 2007, he has been the prime actor in supporting and promoting the launch of the large scale pilot with Member States (such as PEPPOL, STORK or eSENS) and the launch of the "Connecting Europe Facility" telecom programme. Since 2012 he is deputy head of unit in the 'public services' unit where is has been a strong support for the transformation of the public sector towards an open government vision. He took a very active role in the definition of new eGovernment Action Plan.

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