Achilleas Kemos is Programme Officer within the European Commission’s Unit dealing with Future Connectivity Systems, with a particular focus on 5G standardisation activities. He has been Commission representative in the key technical bodies related to Internet Protocol (IP) standards issues and IP address allocation policies (IETF and RIPE respectively) since 2012, bridging policy considerations with technology issues.
He is currently co-chairing RIPE’s Cooperation Working Group.
In his career with the European Commission, he has dealt with issues on Internet Governance, managing the High level Group on Internet Governance, ITU relations, Network and Information Security, and Digital broadcasting, where he was instrumental in the adoption of the “HD-ready” logo and shaping policy through broad consensus in digital broadcasting issues, notably Interactive DTV interoperability, HDTV interoperability and mobile broadcasting.
He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from University College London, and post-graduate degrees in European Business Engineering and Project Management from the French Telecommunications University (ENSTB) and Université Rennes 1 respectively.