Benoit Abeloos

Policy Officer - Startups and Innovation
European Commission

As Innovation Policy Officer, Benoit is in charge within DG Connect of Blockchain, cybersecurity, eHealth and FinTech standardisation. He chairs the Interoperability and Standardisation Work Stream of the EU FinTech Task force. He is member of ISO TC 307 on BlockChain/DLT. He contributes to the implementation of the ICT standards priorities communication, to the Digital Single Market Strategy, and to different EC startup and scaleup initiatives. He worked previously as Policy Officer at the Health and Wellbeing Unit of DG CNECT, where he was in charge of standardisation and of the epSOS large scale pilot project. Before joining the Commission, he held different executive positions in ICT startups, in Amadeus, the technology partner of the travel industry, and in Belgacom, the Belgian Telecommunication incumbent.