Dr. Jacques Bus
Secretary General, Digital Enlightenment Forum

Dr. Jacques Bus

Jacques Bus was born in the Netherlands in 1947, and received his PhD in Science and Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. He worked as a researcher for 12 years and subsequently as research programme manager for 5 years at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam (NL).

In 1988 he joined the European Commission and has worked in leading positions in various parts of the Research programmes ESPRIT and IST, including IT Infrastructure, Programme Management, Software Engineering and since 2004 in Trust and Security.

He was strongly involved in the establishment of the Security Theme in FP7.
Since 2010 he is independent advisor in the area of Trust and Security, with special attention to Privacy, Identity and Trust in the Digital Environment.

Other functions are:

  • Secretary General of Digital Enlightenment Forum
  • Director of Business Development at Privacy & Identity Lab (PI.lab), NL
  • Research Fellow at Univ Luxembourg (SnT).