Mr. Gérald Santucci
Gérald Santucci was appointed in July 2012 as head of the unit Knowledge Sharing at the European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). He promotes an organisational culture where everyone can know what goes on around them, where learning is constant and ideas flow in all directions, where there are systematic linkages between policy, regulation and research, and where insights and judgements as well as documents and facts are shared with a view to continuously adding value. He also explore the potential of open government data and Big Data to foster the transformation of government into innovative, open and collaborative government at all levels.
Gérald is an economist by profession. He holds a master’s degree from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris and a PhD in microeconomics from the University of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne. Between March 2007 and June 2012, Gérald was head of the unit Networked Enterprise & Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that managed a portfolio of some 50 Research and Innovation projects grouped around two clusters – Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) and Internet of Things (IERC). Under his leadership, the European Commission adopted a communication on RFID (March 2007), a recommendation on the implementation of privacy and data protection principles in RFID-enabled applications (May 2009), and a communication on the Internet of Things (June 2009).