CV: Head of Unit for Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures. Directorate General for Information Society and Media.
Rainer graduated in Engineering from the Technical University (TU) of Berlin in 1977 and obtained his Dr-Ing in 1985 from the same University. He worked from1977 to 1985 as a researcher for the TU Berlin and the Fraunhofer Society. He then joined the Commission as a Project Officer for projects in the fields of Production Engineering, High Performance Computing (1990) and Software (1992). In 1995 he became Head of Unit for Telematics between Administrations the IDA programme. After heading the Software and Systems unit (1999), the Unit for Nanoelectronics and Photonics (2005) and the Unit for Future Networks (2010) he is currently Head of Unit for Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures of the Directorate General for Information Society and Media.