François Thill received 1991 a M.Sc. degree in information technology at the University of Linz, Austria. After 10 years of IT experience in international banking, he joined the Ministry of the Economy in Luxembourg in 2001 as responsible for IT security, and is to date the Director of the department for e-commerce and information security.
François played a leading role in the creation of the Luxembourg accreditation scheme for PKI, as well as in a number of initiatives such as CASES (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Services) in 2003; the first Luxembourg CERT in 2007 or Security Made in Lëtzeburg (smile g.i.e.) in 2010, hosting the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Competence Centre. François is also a co-author of the Luxembourg national cyber security strategy. Furthermore, François Thill represents Luxembourg on the management board of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) since 2003; he is member of the board of LuxTrust development, chair of the board of SecurityMaderin.lu, member of the Luxembourg Cyber Security Board, and an alternate member of the Data Protection Authority in Luxembourg.