Joel Bacquet is a senior official of DG CONNECT of the European Commission, taking care of the research and innovation policy for the Internet of Things in particular in the Agro-Food sector. He started working with the European Commission in 1993, in the Software Engineering Unit of the ESPRIT Programme.
In 1983, he started his carrier at Thomson CSF (Thales) as software development engineer. From 1987 to 1991, he worked with the European Space Agency on the International Space platform programmes (ISS). He is an engineer in computer science and has a MBA.