Speakers

Chris Gow

Chris Gow is Head of EU Public Policy for Cisco’s Government Affairs team, responsible for engagements with the EU institutions in Brussels. He leads globally in the team on privacy policy and within Europe on security.

Alessandro Bassi

Alessandro Bassi graduated in Computer Science from the University in Milan in 1994. He joined Amadeus in January 1997, and he moved to the University of Tennessee in 2000, where he was involved in the seminal work of the Internet Backplane Protocol, developing concepts that became mainstream years later (such as Cloud Storage). From 2002 he then held a Research Visitor position at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France, integrating the distributed DataGrid work with high-performance networking.

César Alonso Iriarte

César Alonso-Iriarte is principal policy officer for the fight against cybercrime in DG Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission. His team develops policies to better fight cybercrime through EU legislation, funding and coordination of different actors. Mr Alonso Iriarte is a Spanish lawyer and has been active in policy-making within the Commission since 1997.

Marc-Elian Bégin

Marc-Elian Bégin is CEO and co-founder of SixSq, a cloud computing company based in Geneva, Switzerland. Marc-Elian holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Aerospace, from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal and has been working in the software industry since 1994. During this time, he has worked with the Canadian and European Space Agencies, as well as CERN, on distributed software systems, grid and cloud computing development projects.

Robert Bohn

Robert Bohn, of the Applied and Computational Sciences Division in NIST/ITL, serves as the Reference Architecture Lead for the NIST Cloud Computing Program. In this role, he works with industrial, academic and other government stakeholders to develop a high-level vendor neutral reference architecture and taxonomy under the NIST Strategy for Developing a US Government Cloud Computing Roadmap.

Elena Bonfiglioli

Elena Bonfiglioli leads the Health Industry business for Microsoft in Europe, Middle East, and Africa and she is a part of the World Wide Public Sector Health Team. In this role, she is responsible for driving strategy and business development, partnerships, and positioning for the region across public health, social services, providers, and payers in the cure and care markets. Elena oversees a community of 50 professionals across the EMEA market.

Christian Borggreen

Christian Borggreen is Director of International Policy in the Brussels office of the Computer & Communications Industry Association. He leads CCIA’s work on international trade and Internet governance and engagement with international institutions such as the WTO, ITU, and the OECD. Before joining CCIA in August 2014, Mr. Borggreen served since 2010 as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the EU.

Mario Campolargo

Mario Campolargo is Director for "Net Futures" in DG CONNECT responsible for Research and Innovation on what lies beyond the current Internet architecture, software and services and the EU-Strategy for the Cloud. Previously he was Director for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures" in DG INFSO in charge of Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for Future Internet

Paolo Balboni

Paolo Balboni (Ph.D.) is a top tier European ICT, Privacy & Data Protection lawyer and serves as Data Protection Officer (DPO) for multinational companies. Lead Auditor BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (IRCA Certified). TÜV Italia Certified. Dr. Balboni (qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar) is a Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC), a law firm with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome, an International Desk in Amsterdam, and multiple Partner Law Firms around the world.

Marnix Dekker

Marnix works in the CISO team of the European Commission, focusing on network and information security strategy, governance, IT strategy, IT architecture, etc. Until recently Marnix worked at the EU's Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA. At ENISA I was leading the work on cloud security and EU-wide security breach reporting. He also worked on smartphone security, app store security and HTML5 security.
Peter Deussen

Peter Deussen

Peter Deussen is senior researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems with expertise in cloud computing and software engineering. Peter received his PhD in computer science in 2001 form the Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus. After joining Fraunhofer in the same year, he worked in the area of software and protocol testing, with focus on formal methods.

Wilfried Grommen

Wilfried Grommen serves as Hewlett Packard’s Chief Technology Officer for the Public Sector in EMEA. In this capacity, he interacts extensively with senior regulators, information officers and top-ranking advisors within the European Institutions , the United Nations and national governments. He is a core member of HP’s Public Sector team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and outlines HP’s strategic vision on IT within the public sector.

Kuan Hon

Kuan Hon, MA (Cantab), LLM (UPenn), MSc (Imperial), LLM (Queen Mary), is research consultant to the Cloud Legal Project and Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre (a collaboration with the University of Cambridge Computer Lab) at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, where she is undertaking a joint law and computer science PhD. She is also a lawyer with Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind technology-focused thought leadership site Out-Law.

Bob Jones

Bob Jones is head of the CERN openlab project (http://openlab.cern.ch) which is a public-private partnership between CERN (http://www.cern.ch) and leading ICT companies to develop data-intensive solutions for the needs of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and CERN’s scientific programme. The CERN openlab brings together expertise and a highly demanding environment that pushes new technologies to their limits to provide a neutral ground for carrying out advanced R&D.

Mark Lange

Mark is Director EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft and was previously Senior Policy Counsel in the Microsoft Law and Corporate Affairs department in Europe. Mark works on legislative and government policy issues relating to cloud computing, interoperability, and intellectual property across Europe. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark worked for the law firm of Covington & Burling in its Washington, D.C. and Brussels offices from 1989 to 1998.

Keith Martin

Keith Martin is Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. He previously held research posts at the University of Adelaide and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and was Director of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway between 2010 and 2015. Keith's research interests focus on cryptography and key management, including applications and related political issues.

Giorgio Micheletti

Giorgio Micheletti is a senior consultant and project manager with proven experience in the whole consulting services cycle. He is directly involved in project execution, delivery and quality control and regularly contributes to IDC European Government Consulting's research and methodology development activities. Giorgio also actively takes part to industry conferences and workshops on ICT markets & policies in Europe on topics such as IoT, Cloud Computing, Future Internet and Big Data.

Pearse O'Donohue

Pearse O’Donohue is the Head of Unit E2, Software & Services, Cloud Computing, European Commission. Prior to this he was Head of Cabinet of Vice President Neelie Kroes at European Commission. Pearse O’Donohue was responsible for the development and implementation of policies for efficient spectrum use and a coordinated approach to frequency management in the EU.

Michael Olmsted

Michael Olmsted begins his association with Eurojust after a long and varied career in the USA, beginning 33 years ago in private legal practice. After next serving in the Office of the White House Counsel, he joined the US Department of Justice in 1987 as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division, and served as Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General from 1989 to 1992. Since 1992, he has represented the USA as an Assistant US Attorney in New York, and also served as its International and National Security Coordinator from 1992 until 2009.

Paul Parsons

MSc degree in electronic engineering, Southampton University, UK. Paul has over 20 years of experience in software development. He was senior software engineer in the European Space Agency (ESA), working with SCOS2 (now SCOS2000). After ESA, Paul worked in the Deutsche Börse, Commerzbank and DG Bank, designing and implementing real time distributed systems. Later, Paul was in charge of designing the future architecture of the Uno-e Internet bank. Before founding THE SERVER LABS, Paul was senior architect with BEA Systems.

Tony Richards

Tony Richards as a senior Cyber Security and Information Assurance professional with over 14+ years’ experience of risk management and consultancy in central government and high threat environments he has extensive experience as a UK CESG, Certified professional (CCP) and Listed Adviser (CLAS) as well as providing independent subject matter expertise to clients on topics such as: Cloud Security and, Composite Accreditation.

Roland Ringgenberg

Since the late nineties Roland developed Rich Internet Applications, E-Business and Internet Solutions for many industries all over Europe. As an Engineer, Technology Advocate or Product Owner he's pushing the digital envelope on a daily base. Today Roland works for Swisscom, the largest telecommunication provider of Switzerland, in the role of a Cloud Advocate for the Swisscom Application Cloud.

Dave Robertson

Dave Robertson is the Head of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His current research is on formal methods for coordination and knowledge sharing in distributed, open systems using ubiquitous internet and mobile infrastructures - the long term goal being to develop theories, languages and tools that out-perform conventional software engineering approaches in these arenas.

Claus Schaale

With more than 15 years of international experience in the telecommunications and IT industries, Claus Schaale heads the worldwide team of Cloud Business Development for Cisco Systems, identifying and developing key partners and cloud related projects.Claus has worked primarily in the Service Provider an IT Managed Services, holding sales and management positions in companies such as Telefónica, 3Com and Cisco Systems in Latin America, USA and Europe.

Nicky Stewart

Nicky is Commercial Director for Skyscape Cloud Services Ltd. Skyscape was one of the first cloud service providers to join the G-Cloud framework, and to secure Pan Government Accreditation to IL3 for its cloud services. Skyscape has won a large number of high-profile contracts via the UK government G-Cloud Framework, has been named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm, Gartner, and won the Communications category in Deloitte’s Global 2015 Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme.

Carmen Fernandez-Gago

Dr. Carmen Fernandez-Gago is a researcher at the University of Malaga. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom), where she also worked as a postdoctoral researcher. In January 2006 she joined the NICS lab at the department of Computer Science of the University of Málaga where she works since then. Her main research interests are in the area of trust and reputation management systems and cloud computing.

Vasilis Tountopoulos

Vasilis Tountopoulos is the Deputy Head and responsible for the Technical Implementation in the ATC Innovation Lab. He received the diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 2000, and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2005.

Massimo Felici

Massimo Felici is a Research Engineer in the Security and Manageability Lab at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He received a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh. His main research interests are concerned with accountability, security, privacy, trust, risk and assurance aspects of cloud computing infrastructures.

Linda Strick

Linda Strick is more than 20 years with Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS and works as a business developer in the application domain of eGovernment. Her main areas of work are in: distributed systems for telecommunications, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing. She is responsible for the Cloud Computing Lab at FOKUS, which is part of the eGovernment interoperability lab.

Jacqui Taylor

Jacqui was recognised in 2016 as one of the 100 most powerful UK entrepreneurs. After implementing a banking regulatory change programme with Web 3.0 tools she co-founded FlyingBinary a web science company which changes the world with data, one of the original 250 Tech City companies. She is a high profile mentor in Tech City, working with Founders specifically to accelerate their technology and funding options for growth. An appointment for the third year as an Independent Ministerial Advisor in Cabinet Office of H.M. Government recognised her as a web scientist of influence in the era of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Wainer Lusoli

Wainer Lusoli has fifteen years between science and policy, at University, at the Joint Research Centre, to date in Brussels, by helping develop open science and the open science cloud. Wainer is an expert in policy analysis and advice for Information Society policies and R&I policies - mainly Open Science, European Research Area and Horizon 2020. His policies areas are open science, public engagement in science, responsible innovation, scientific data infrastructures, digital identity, economics of personal data, social computing and cloud computing.

Anette Vainer

Anette Vainer is the lead of Cloud Strategy for Western Europe. She holds a M.Sc. from University of Copenhagen and an Master in Business Administration from Technical University of Copenhagen. Anette has worked with IT and management for more than 15 years, mainly focused on Public Sector.

Dirk Van Rooy

Dirk van Rooy is Head of Sector, European Cloud Partnership, DG CONNECT, European Commission. He has been working for the European Commission since 1993, in the Directorate-General CONNECT and its predecessors. Dirk's main area of responsibility is bridging research, innovation and policy for advanced networked systems used in science, industry and the public sector.

David Wallom

Dr David Wallom is the Associate Director – Innovation of the Oxford e-Research Centre, where he leads three different activities, Energy and ICT, Cloud Computing and Volunteer Computing. He has had over 20 research projects in areas such as Cloud utilisation, Smart Energy Grids, Research data management, Green IT, ICT security and institutional repositories.

Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for the Leading Edge Forum and his focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. Simon currently leads our research entitled The Clash of the Titans. Simon's most recent published research (December 2014) is entitled Of Wonders and Disruption where he attempts to predict the nature of technological and business change over the next 20 years.

Mark Smitham

Mark Smitham supports the development and co-ordination of policy proposals, in particular in respect of the Digital Single Market strategy (DSM), with a view to ensuring coherence in the implementation of the European Commission's policy in the area of cloud computing, such as the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive and revision of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF).

Mattia Pasolli

Mattia Pasolli is working at the Semantic&Knowledge Innovation Lab (SKIL), which is part of the network of Telecom Italia's Joint Open Labs (JOL). He works in several projects both as researcher and developer, with strong interest in studying novel approaches for managing personal data and creating new services and applications that make use of them.

Silvana Muscella

Silvana Muscella CEO & founder of Trust-IT Services, focuses on high-level strategy building, business acquisition, & strategic marketing communication developments in researching ICT for the company. Played an instrumental role in connecting stakeholders & standardization initiatives & relations with NIST.

David Blundell

David Blundell has over 15 years experience in the IT industry and has specialised in Cloud Computing for the last five of those. An expert in customising OpenStack, David has lead the development of a reliable and automated IaaS platform at 100 Percent IT that is now being extended with Trusted Computing to provide provably secure, auditable encryption in a virtual environment in partnership with the University of Oxford.

George Ioannidis

George Ioannidis (Dr.-Ing., MBA) is the director of IN2 search interfaces development Ltd, a software company he founded in 2005 with the mission to simplify media management and publishing. IN2's core product is MyMeedia (https://mymeedia.com), a cloud-based software as a service, to collect, enrich, discover and publish social media, web feeds and multimedia content for brands, events and destinations.

Arthur van der Wees

Mr. Arthur van der Wees studied and obtained his doctorate degree in business law at Leiden University. His personal interest in and passion for internet, automating know how, data computing, information systems, telecom and related society, strategic, economic and legal issues has been present since the early 90s, which is also reflected in his choices while studying at Leiden University such as for instance IT law, information law, privacy law and intellectual property.

David Bicket

David Bicket is with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF – www.cloudindustryforum.org), and had major responsibility for developing CIF’s Code of Practice for Cloud Service Providers. He also led C-SIG’s initial efforts to develop an EU Data Protection Code of Conduct. David is active in SLALOM’s work to develop a model Cloud Service Agreement, and also technical specifications for SLO metrics, both of which are intended to facilitate contracting for cloud services especially for SMEs.

John Woodley

John is a leading authority on commodity market development and the pricing of non-standard pseudo-commodity products. Formerly Co-Head of Power, Gas and Related Utilities at Morgan Stanley, he brings highly relevant experience to our strategic development.