News Flash 2017 Sept #3


European Patent Office has joined EuroCIO as direct member and is represented by their CIO René Kraft. See below some more details of René's career and a photo.
We are pleased to welcome Rene at the EuroCIO Community and look forward meeting at one of the next Councils and EuroCIO events.
Emmanuel Gaudin and Thomas Endres.
Co-Chairmen EuroCIO



René Kraft – CIO European Patent Office

Following his studies, Mr René Kraft started his career through a technical path holding different roles (System engineer, Security manager, Architecture manager...). He gradually moved to senior managerial positions as CIO delegate and CIO in different public and private sectors in France.Since 2011, he is the CIO of the European Patent Office which the mission is to grant European patents in accordance with the EPC (European Patent Convention).

The Organization currently has 38 member states, comprising all the member states of the European Union together with Albania, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

Emmanuel Gaudin and Thomas Endres.

Co-Chairmen EuroCIO