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Cornelia Kutterer & Fabien Petitcolas
Senior Policy Counsel & Director for Innovation, Europe

Cornelia Kutterer

Cornelia Kutterer is Director of Regulatory Policy for Microsoft EMEA, responsible for security and data access governance issues, as well as child safety and consumer policies. She has long standing experience in Information Society regulatory policies at EU level and represents Microsoft at various trade organisations. She currently chairs the privacy & security working group at TechAmerica and serves as Vice-President for Edima.Previously, Cornelia was Head of Legal Department and Senior Legal Advisor at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, driving the policy agenda for consumers’ digital life and consumer protection laws. She was a member of the Permanent Stakeholder Group of Enisa representing users in security matters. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm in the fields of competition law, intellectual property and e-commerce and in a German trade organisation focusing on the freedom of services. She started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to a MEP in 1997.

Cornelia Kutterer is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and communication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto (Portugal), Hamburg and Strathclyde (UK).

Fabien Petitcolas

Fabien Petitcolas is director for innovation at Microsoft Europe, supporting Microsoft presence in EU policy and political dialogue for and around innovation and R&D.

Fabien joined Microsoft Research in 1999 as a researcher within the Security Research Group working on digital watermarking. He then made a transition to Microsoft Research University Relations, managing relationship with academics in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2004, he became head of Microsoft Research Intellectual Capital Development programmes, until 2010. These programmes continue to support outstanding scientists in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and include the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship, European Faculty Fellowship and Inspire programmes.
Fabien graduated in 1996 from École Centrale, Lyon. He then studied at the University of Cambridge under the guidance of Prof. Ross Anderson FRS FREng for a doctorate, which was partly funded by the Intel Corporation and was awarded in 1999 when he joined Microsoft Research.
A copy of some of his publications, digital watermarking and steganography software, and other information can be found on Fabien's personal homepage.
Fabien is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
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Dr Fabien A. P. Petitcolas
Microsoft Europe
85 Avenue des Nerviens
1040 Brussels


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