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Jeronimo Aguiar Bezerra

Florida International University


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AmLight Chief Network Engineer
IT Associate Director at Florida International University

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Jacob Akunor

Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC)


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Jacob Tetteh Akunor is a passionate systems designer, networks engineer and a fanatic of data science with a first and second degree in Information and Communication Technology. He has successfully designed, implemented and led collaborations on several systems and policies for
the Government of Ghana, global funding agencies and private businesses. For 13 years, he has played various roles in several working committees for the development and implementation of ICT frameworks, systems and governance policies including the ICT in Education Policy of Ghana. He is in charge of ICT regulation and implementation at the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission and supports ICT enabled teaching and learning in higher education in Ghana.

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Chris Atherton

GÉANT


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Chris Atherton is a Research Engagement Officer at GÉANT, focusing on providing cutting-edge pan-European networking, and trust and identity services. His role focuses on supporting International user communities and organisations, as well as identifying new solutions to specific research requirements primarily in the Earth Observation, Astronomy and Planetary Science communities. Chris has over 10 years’ experience working in the IT and Space industry prior to joining GÉANT and holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks and Security.

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Pål Axelsson

Sunet


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Pål Axelsson is currently leading the Swedish Academic Identity Federation SWAMID that he has been part of since it was created 15 years ago. In his work with SWAMID Pål specializes in identity federation policies and contributes to this area within REFEDS. Pål has since the mid-nineties worked at Uppsala University with AAI architecture until he left for a full-time work with SWAMID at the Swedish NREN SUNET in 2016.

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Peter Balčirák

CESNET


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Peter integrates identity and access management solutions for the eduTEAMS project provided by GÉANT. Furthermore, as a product owner of the Perun system, he gathers requirements from stakeholders and defines tasks for the development team.

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Alex Barchiesi

GARR


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Physicist and creative, studied Particle Physics in Rome La Sapienza University, fellow in Fermi Institute Chicago.
Ph.D. in Paul Sherrer Institute (PSI) and La Sapienza University of Rome, researcher for GRID project in Atlas experiment at CERN - deputy ATLAS software manager CERN.

Postdoc at Ecole Politecnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL)
Head of the SINLAB.

Teacher of PXS Personal Interaction Studio course in the Department of Computer Science of EPFL Faculty of Computer and Communication Sciences (I&C).

Instructor of Home 2.0 course in the department of Architecture of EPFL Faculty of Environmental, Civic Engineering and Architecture (ENAC).

Senior researcher at Italian academy and research network institute (GARR) responsible for research and development of federated cloud infrastructures and architecture in CSD (Distributed Storage and Computing) department.

First Italian Advanced Research member of Planetary Collegium Plymouth University.

Blockchain early adopter and evangelist.

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Jim Basney

NCSA


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Jim Basney is a principal research scientist in the cybersecurity group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois (USA).

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Deborah Bent

Internet2

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Leandro Bertholdo

University of Twente

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Wojbor Bogacki

PSNC


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He received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence from the Wroclaw University of Technology in 2001. He completed post-graduate studies “Project management”, and received Prince Foundation certificate in 2017. He works in Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center in Network Research and Development Department as a Researcher. He participated in several EC and Polish networking projects: GÉANT 2/3/4, PHOSPHORUS, ORIENTplus, XIFI, OPTIME, CLONETS, CLONETS-DS. His main interests concern software developing technologies, networking and time and frequency transfer by optical networks.

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Christien Bok

SURF


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Christien Bok is Innovationmanager education at SURF. She aims to support collaboration between higher education institutions in the field of IT innovation in order to improve student success and the quality of education. She is an advocate for the protection of public values in education and research. She is convinced that international agreements on standards and architecture are a key to organising education efficiently and flexibly, nationally and across borders. Christien designed various national programmes, including the Acceleration Plan. Christien studied Dutch literature at Utrecht University. She worked for the Dutch Foundation for Literature and at The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). At NWO she was responsible for a research program in which IT researchers and heritage managers worked together to make heritage available digitally.

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Paolo Bolletta

GARR


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Network Engineer at GARR since 2011, my main activity is in innovating and designing the optical transport network. I was part of GARR NOC during the deployment of the GARR-X project, working on several network layers. Since the beginning, I've been focused on the optical transport network and in the GARR-X Progress project I was involved in the design and delivery phases of the DWDM network. I'm currently contributing to the GARR-T project optical task force, coordinating the optical network working group.

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Romy Bolton

Internet2

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Luiz Gustavo Bueno Quirino

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Nick Buraglio

Energy Sciences Network


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Nick is a member of the ESnet Planning and Architecture team. His professional interests and areas of focus are wide area network architecture, machine learning, and IPv6.

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Sebastiano Buscaglione

GEANT


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Sebastiano Buscaglione, is a professional, with many years of experience supporting large scale data networks. Before joining DANTE, now GÉANT, in 2012 where he is currently employed as Senior Network Architect he worked as part of the At&t global operations department. Currently, Sebastiano leads the GN4-3N task looking at the definition of the future topology of the GÉANT Network.

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Albert Calvo

AI Research Engineer | Phd Candidate


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Albert Calvo is a computer engineer with holds a master's degree and innovation and research in Informatics. Currently, he is AI research engineer contributing to several Horizon 2020 R+D+i projects and PhD Candidate at UPC University researching novel AI techniques for Cybersecurity.

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Mauro Campanella

GARR


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Mauro Campanella is innovation coordinator and responsible for international research projects for the Italian research and education Network (GARR). He started working on computers and networks in 1984. He participated to various European Projects and contributed to GEANT since its beginning, now serving in the GEANT Project Planning Committee. He is contributing to the next generation of the GARR network

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Jean Carlo Faustino

Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa

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Ana Carneiro

School of Arts | Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto


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-PhD student: Restoration and Conservation, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto, PhD topic: The application of Artificial Intelligence to documentary archival collections

-Master's Degree in Museology, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

- Degree in Archaeology, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

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Michele Carpene

Cineca


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Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering. Software Engineer and Technology Expert. Strong experience in distributed team working and Task-focused leadership.
I have cooperated in international projects with different research groups and companies, I have good problem solving and analytical skills.

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Sylvain Chenard

Nokia

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Matija Cufer

Arnes


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Matija Čufer works at ARNES (The Academic and Research Network of Slovenia) in the department for multimedia with the main focus on the Arnes Video portal. He successfully reshaped the platform and made it more user friendly for users.

He achieved a master’s degree for computer science and physics at Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. For his master's thesis he received Prešeren's award and is a member of the Alumni group.

He is a co-creator of GoOff project. Where he developed a social media platform with addiction elements that encourage face-to-face socializing. The platform was tested and turned out successful at encouraging face-to-face communication and preventing heavy use of social media.

Matija is also an active speaker on the field of addictive elements of social networks. He was participating in many national and international events.

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Ryan Davies

CANARIE, Inc.


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Ryan Davies is a Software Developer at CANARIE, and the co-chair of the GREN (Global Research and Education Network) Map Working Group. Ryan has worked at CANARIE for nine years, and comes from a background of software development.

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Marion Dübendorfer

SWITCH


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After wanting to be a translator or a teacher of languages most of her life, Marion discovered her passion for Computer Science and Mathematics during the last years of high school. Now, a few years later, Marion recently finished her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Zurich, and will soon start her Master’s degree at Uppsala University. During her Bachelor’s thesis entitled "Distributed Analysis of Cyberattacks in a Collaborative Setting", she designed and implemented a prototype architecture for a collaborative DDoS attack analysis tool, and became aware of the need for federated DDoS protection systems.

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Hilco de Lathouder


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IT Professional who recently took the next step in following the Security and Network Engineering Master of the University of Amsterdam. By doing a research project for SURF I rolled into the world of the NRENs and was selected to do a Lightning Talk @ TNC22.

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Chris de loof

BELNET

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Antoine Delvaux

PSNC


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Antoine Delvaux holds an M.Sc.Eng. degree in Computer Science from the University of Liège, Belgium (1999). He is working for PSNC, the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, and is perfSONAR Service Manager in the GÉANT project. He has participated in different network and services monitoring activities, both on the operational and the software development sides, for many years and various (N)REN (Belnet, Dante, PSNC, WACREN, International Networks @ Indiana University). He is involved in the perfSONAR project since 2008.

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Guiseppe De Marco

Digital Transformation Department


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Since 2017 he has been active in the field of Digital Identity Infrastructures and has developed several IAM solutions based on SAML2 and OIDC. He currently works as an expert for the Italian Department for Digital Transformation and has led the working group for the concrete implementation of OIDC Federation 1.0 within the national identity systems, called SPID and CIE. He is interested in EUID (eIDAS2) and is constantly looking for people who can share their knowledge to improve the world.

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Joeri de Ruiter

SURF


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Technical product manager at SURF for DNS and digital certificates with an interest in security and privacy. Before joining SURF, I worked as research engineer at SIDN Labs and as assistant professor in the Digital Security group at the Radboud University Nijmegen,

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Tomi Dolenc

ARNES


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Anthony Dzidzornu

Ghana Tertiary Education Commission

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Fabio Farina

GARR


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Fabio works for GARR, the Italian National Research & Education Network, since 2010 working on R&D and new services development. Before joining GARR, Fabio worked at CERN on distributed data analysis for the CMS experiment.
Today Fabio coordinates the automation task force for GARR-T, the next generation GARR network

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Silvia Fiore

GÉANT


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Heather Flanagan

Spherical Cow Consulting


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Heather Flanagan, Principal at Spherical Cow Consulting, comes from a position that the Internet is led by people, powered by words, and inspired by technology. She has been involved in leadership roles with some of the most technical, volunteer-driven organizations on the Internet, including IDPro as Principal Editor, the IETF, the IAB, and the IRTF as RFC Series Editor, ICANN as Technical Writer, and REFEDS as Coordinator, just to name a few. If there is work going on to develop new Internet standards, or discussions around the future of digital identity, she is interested in engaging in that work. You can learn more about her at

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Licia Florio

GÉANT


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Licia is a Senior Trust and Identity Manager in GÉANT. Over the last fifteen years, Licia has been involved in many of key initiatives that make up the current European and global Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure for R&E and has been very active in bringing together the NRENs and the eScience communities.

Currently she co-leads the Trust and Identity activities in the context of the GEANT project; the work in this space covers eduGAIN, eduroam, eduTEAM and InAcademia as well as other activities such as Enabling Communities and the Incubator.
Licia is also working with the Erasmus project communities to enable federated access to support student mobility.

Before the GEANT project, she managed the European Funded project on Authentication and Authorisation for Research collaboration (AARC) to enable federated access for eScience research collaborations; the project ended in April 2019.

In June 2018, Licia was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honour by the Vietsch Foundation that supports research and development of advanced internet technology for scientific research and higher education.

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Maria Isabel Gandia

CSUC


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Maria Isabel Gandia is the Head of Communications at CSUC (Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya), responsible for the management of the Regional Research and Education Network in Catalonia (Anella Científica), the Neutral Internet Point in Catalonia (CATNIX) and its network services and tools. She is also a member of the GÉANT project, where she works on Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation topics, like the Network Automation eAcademy. She participates in several working groups and panels of national and international experts related to the network, such as the SIG-NOC Steering Committee, the ESNOG forum, the Euro-IX Board or the Network and Performing Arts Production Workshop.

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Frederic Gerber

SWITCH


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Frederic Gerber is a student at EPFL currently working on his master thesis at SWITCH. He studies computer science because he is interested in how computers work, at the boundary between hardware and software. In particular, he is enthusiastic about system development, free and open source software, and knowledge transmission.
The lightning talk he is presenting at TNC22 is about self-sovereign identity, which is the digital identity paradigm he is exploring in his master thesis.

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Filippo Giorgi

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)


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Filippo Giorgi obtained a Ph.D. from the School of Geophysical Sciences of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 1986. From 1986 to 1998 he was a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. In 1998 he moved at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, where he is the head of the Earth System Physics (ESP) section.
Giorgi is an international expert in climate modelling, climate change and impacts, biosphere-atmosphere interactions and chemistry-climate interactions. He is included in the 2001 list of most highly cited scientists in the Geosciences (which places him in the top 0.1% of this category). In 2020 a study by Stanford University based on multiple bibliometric indicators placed him as number 11 (out of 54940) in the list of most influential scientists in the field of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. In 2007 Giorgi was awarded, as one of the vice-chairs of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Al Gore.
In 2018 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his outstanding contribution to climate research and to the progress of advanced science in developing countries.

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Maciej Glowiak

PSNC


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Maciej Głowiak graduated from the Poznań University of Technology with a degree in computer science in 2003. In the same year, he started working at PSNC carrying out research projects under the EU framework programs. Since 2009 he has taken part in projects and initiatives related to next generation media - including UHD, 3D, VR, spatial sound. Since 2015 he works as Head of the New Media Department and is responsible for research challenges related to media, streaming, television, digital electronics as well as for building research infrastructure for science and industry at PSNC.

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Ivana Golub

PSNC


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Idio Guarino

University of Naples Federico II


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Idio Guarino received a M.Sc. degree cum laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Napoli Federico II in July 2020. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Naples Federico II and a member of the “Traffic” research group, whose activities are in the field of computer networks. His research activity is focused on traffic analysis and in particular on the definition of innovative methodologies, based on artificial intelligence, to support the classification and prediction of network traffic.

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Chin Guok

ESnet


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Chin Guok is the Planning and Architecture Group Lead for ESnet, DOE’s high performance network user facility. He has been involved in network engineering at ESnet for over 20 years, architecting specialized overlay services within the ESnet production backbone, prototyping SDN production solutions, and facilitating design and architecture work. Currently, he serves as the lead architect for ESnet’s next generation network (ESnet6).

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Guy Halse

TENET South Africa


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A Zimbabwean by birth, Guy first came to South Africa to study at the smallest public university in the country in a move that was ultimately to last some 20 years. As a postgraduate computer science student, he got a part-time job deploying connectivity into disadvantaged schools in the local township under the auspices of a multidisciplanary research project. That turned out to be a formative experience that showed the life-changing power of even the most basic Internet access. After moving to the university's central IT division, he played a key roll in the early adoption of eduroam in South Africa. He joined the South African NREN in 2016 to incubate its identity federation, and currently head ups their trust & identity services portfolio. He has served on the board of the Internet Service Providers Association, and as a technical advisor to the South African domain name regulator.

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Ann Harding

SWITCH


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Ann was a student of English and History whose e-mail didn’t work. Learning what was behind a broken email system was one of the steps on a journey that took her to study computers and to become Network Operations Manager at HEAnet. A change of country and NREN to SWITCH found her moving away from the packets and fibres into ten intense, amazing years of GÉANT Activity Leadership She now leads the Infrastructure and Platform team at SWITCH and continues to believe in a moral imperative that NRENs must do good in what we do and how we do it. Including Incident management.

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Nicole Harris

GÉANT


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Nicole Harris joined GÉANT in March 2013 as a Project Development Officer to support the global GÉANT Community Programme. She works primarily in the security and middleware areas and specialises in managing global IT initiatives, policy and legal issues and open source developments.

Since 2010, Nicole has been involved in REFEDS (Research and Education Federations) and continues that role as part of her GÉANT responsibilities. REFEDS is the voice that articulates the mutual needs of research and education identity federations worldwide, and provides a range of working groups, advisories and services to enhance interaction and interoperability between identity federations.

Nicole is responsible for TF-CSIRT, GÉANT's forum for CSIRTS, and works to support GÉANT's successful TRANSITS training programme as well as managing a variety of security related projects for National and Research Education Networks (NRENs). More recently, Nicole has set up the GÉANT "Greenhouse" initiative to support sustainable models for open source software projects.

Prior to joining GÉANT, Nicole worked at JISC for 10 years, supporting a range of programmes and services in the middleware, research and open source spaces. Whilst at Jisc, Nicole established the UK Access Management Federation, one of the earliest research and education identity federations to emerge.

Nicole holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature, which has been more useful in her technical career than people might think.

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Roland Hedberg

Catalogix AB


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Has been doing network identity related since 1988. Started with X.500 then LDAP. Later SAML2 and OIDC.

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David Heed

SUNET

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Gyongyi Horvath

GÉANT


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Gyöngyi Horváth (GÉANT) is the Community Support Officer at the Amsterdam office of the GÉANT Association - formerly the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, (TERENA) working with the organisation since 2007. Gyöngyi was born in Hungary and graduated from the University of Miskolc in 2002, with a Masters Degree in Sociology. Working with the community for over a decade and being responsible for organizing the community’s annual conference TNC she gained view on many future initiatives. GÉANT recognized the importance for our community to address the needs of students and educators with it supporting the educational institutions. For this a new role of Community Support Officer was created. With it lies the responsibility of working with the NREN community to support their efforts in enhancing their activities for education. Email: gyongyi.horvath@geant.org

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Ana Hunsinger

Internet2

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Hendrik Ike

GÉANT


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Hendrik Ike is a Public Affairs Specialist who works for GÉANT, a European association which serves the research and education networking community by providing connectivity and developing services. GÉANT's essential terabit-ready network is the most advanced and well-connected research and education network in the world. Hendrik is responsible for developing and maintaining channels of communication with European institutions and the National Research and Education Network community, and is also responsible for GÉANT’s positioning towards global Internet Governance.
Prior to his position at GÉANT, Hendrik worked in the policy-making sphere in Brussels, both for the public sector within the Cabinet of the President of the Committee of the Regions, and for FleishmanHillard, a global public affairs consultancy.

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Chris Janson

Nokia


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Chris Janson is Product Marketing Manager in Nokia’s IP and Optical Network business unit where he follows trends in optical networking technology and its application to finance, healthcare, utilities, manufacturing, government, education and other network operators. Chris has held product development, management and marketing roles in the communications equipment and semiconductor fields. He has taught engineering courses at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts- Lowell. He also has served on industry volunteer boards and shared his work through many webinars, written publications, on-line videos and articles. Chris holds an MBA from Boston University and Bachelor of Science in engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Sandy Janssen

SURF


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Sandy is Legal counsel Privacy, Security and Compliancy within the team of Procurement and Contracting at SURF. Dedicated working on the task of building up the Compliance services of SURF for members institutions, what includes DPIA’s, DTIA’s and other compliance and risk assessments on vendors with a high impact in the research and education sector throughout Europe.

Sandy has been working for the past 6 years in the privacy and security domain within research and education sector. Previously at SURFnet and as a privacy and security officer at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She experienced the need for a central role on coordinating privacy, security and compliance matters regarding to vendors and is happy to take that upon her within SURF. She was trained as a lawyer.

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Sara Jeanes

Internet2


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Sara is the product manager for eduroam at Internet2. Previously, she served as lead program manager for Internet2's cloud infrastructure and platform services offerings.

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Sarah Jones

GÉANT


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Sarah Jones is EOSC Engagement Manager at GÉANT, where she works with NRENs on supporting Open Science. She is an information professional with over a decade working in research data services in the higher education sector. At the Digital Curation Centre she led the DMPonline service and worked on consultancy and training. Sarah was rapporteur on the European Commission’s FAIR Data Expert Group and independent expert on the EOSC Executive Board, chairing the FAIR Working Group. She now sits on the EOSC Association Board of Directors.

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Gihan Kamel

SESAME


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Gihan Kamel is the SESAME Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist/Team Supervisor, on leave from the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, where she is a lecturer in biophysics. Dr Kamel obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, and held a researcher position at the Italian INFN’s Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, she took up the position of the Infrared Beamline Scientist at SESAME. Dr Kamel is also involved in the preparatory phases for the establishment of the African Light Source (AfLS). She is noted for her lectures on science for peace and science diplomacy, as well as, women in science. She was acknowledged at the International Women’s Day 2017 by the President of the Italian Republic for her engagement at SESAME. In 2020, she was indicated 2020 Laureate of Eureka Prize of the French organisation, Amcsti (The professional network of scientific, technical and industrial cultures).

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Seema Khanna

NKN India & Member Asi@Connect Steering committee

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Thijs Kinkhorst

SURF


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As technical product manager for SURF's identity federation SURFconext, Thijs Kinkhorst is responsible for operating it reliably and ensuring it continues to meet our institution's demands. He's also a kernel member of SURFcert, the incident response team for the SURF community.

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Maarten Kremers

SURF


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*Technical Product Manager Trust & Identity at SURF*

Maarten joined SURF/SURFnet in 2007 and is in his current role responsible as a project manager and technical product manager for the innovation and development of SURF Trust and Identity services. His current focus is on user-centric identity management (EduID) and International T&I Engagement (European Student Identifier, European Universities).

He is leading T&I tasks within the last 4 consecutive European GEANT project. Lastly as the leader of the next generation T&I Technology task, responsible for amongst others development of OIDC technology for R&E, user centric identity management and work around identity and authentication assurance, the latter in collaboration with the AARC projects. Maarten is currently leading within the GN4-3 Project the T&I Enabling Communities task, for outreach towards communities and business development of the T&I services.

Maarten is since 2016 member of the steering committee of REFEDS, the community of the R&E identity federation, currently serving his third term. He holds an MSc degree in Information Management from Tilburg University.

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Koos Kruithof

SURF


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Contract and Vendormanager Procurement and Contracting at SURF. Managing framework agreements and working a lot on compliance services for member institutions. Zoom DPIA is the best example of this what resulted in a new DPA, DTIA and many more to use for institutions in Europe.

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Rafi Leiman

Ribbon Communications


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VP Product Line Management , Optical Networking , Ribbon
Rafi is responsible for Ribbon’s optical networking line of business, including heading PLM for the Apollo optical transport and switching family of products. Previously he held various PLM and R&D managerial roles for DWDM/OTN/SDH products and sub-systems, and he is the author of several patents for OTN logic design and DWDM networks. Rafi has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

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Mikael Linden

CSC - IT Center for Science


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Dr Mikael Linden has been developing and operating identity federations and IAM solutions in the R&E sector for more than 20 years. He is the flywheel for the REFEDS Data protection Code of Conduct.

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Stefan Liström

SUNET

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Lukasz Lopatowski

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center


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Łukasz Łopatowski works in Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (Poland) as a Software Engineer and Computer Networks Analyst since 2007. Over the years he participated in a number of EU and national R&D projects focused on developing solutions for next generation networks. Within the GÉANT project involved in the NMaaS service design, development and operations since 2015 and currently leading these activities.

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Joe Mambretti

iCAIR


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Joe Mambretti is the Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, which undertakes research on large scale L1/L2 transport networks. The Center, created in partnership with major technology corporations, designs and implements architecture, services and technology for data intensive applications, with a special focus on data intensive science (metro, regional, national, and global). He is also Executive Director of the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN), an advanced high-performance network interlinking research organizations across seven upper-Midwest states. He is the Director of the StarLight International/National Communications Exchange Facility in Chicago, a global exchange for advanced high performance networks, especially for data intensive science, supporting over 100 private networks, 10 Tbps of capacity, and more than 25 local, national, and international network research testbeds.

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Yve Marcial

RNP

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Leandro Marcos de Oliveira Guimaraes

RNP

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Garvan McFeeley

HEAnet


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Garvan is HEAnet's Brokerage Services Manager. He has over 30 years experience in ICT across a range of sectors including education, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial services.
He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Applications from DCU and an M.Sc. from TCD in Management of Information Systems.
When not thinking about how to save HEAnet's clients time, effort and money, he enjoys training guide dog puppies as well as all things Italian.

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Jan Meijer

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Carmen Misa Moreira

CERN


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Carmen works as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer at CERN. Previously, she worked at a Space Systems Engineer at Alén Space.

Carmen has a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering in the field of Electronic Systems at the University of Vigo. Her thesis topic was: Analysis, design and implementation of a non-invasive glucose monitoring system based on the near infrared. She holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering in the field of Electronic Systems at the University of Vigo. The thesis topic was: Validation and verification of COTS FPGA in radiation environments: simulation-based fault injection [Developed at DLR]. She holds a second Master's Degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the International University of Valencia, with the following thesis topic: The Evolution of Stellar Bars in the Cosmological Simulation TNG50 [Developed at Donostia International Physics Center].
She is currently writing her PhD on Edge Computing in Space [Developed at Space Systems Engineering research group, University of Luxembourg].

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Warrick Mitchell

AARNet Pty Ltd


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Warrick Mitchell is the Head of Network and Systems Architecture for AARNet, the Australian NREN. He has a background in various technical roles ranging from systems administration to network architecture across banking, defence, mining and service providers within Australia. Warrick is particularly interested in high performance, scalable, reliable, automated networks. Believing that the network should enable and enhance the user experience seamlessly without being detected regardless of if they are using a HPC or an iPad.

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Roderick Mooi

GÉANT


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Roderick joined GÉANT in 2021 as an Information Security Officer focussing on DDoS mitigation and cyber threat intelligence. Prior to this he had various roles in the research and education sector including the establishment of the South African NREN Computer Security Incident Response Team (SA NREN CSIRT). Roderick is keen to support collaboration between GÉANT, R&E stakeholders and the broader community.

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Monique Morrow

Syniverse Technologies


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With over 25 years’ experience as a global technology leader, Monique Morrow is Senior Distinguished Architect for Emerging Technologies at Syniverse Technologies where her main role and responsibilities are to provide thought leadership and to develop the strategic direction and vision for Syniverse's identified emerging technologies across the company, partners and industry forum. Specific focus areas include extensions of Distributed Ledger Technology [DLT] and other emerging components of Blockchain technologies to Syniverse’s Lines of Business. Emerging technology areas include DLT interoperability; Zero Knowledge
Proofs/Data Anonymization, Trust and Identity, AI, Data Ethics, and Mobile Payments.

Additionally, Monique is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet a Swiss based
non-profit with a focus on digital identity, and ethics in technology. She was selected as one of the top Digital Shapers 2018 in Switzerland. Forbes Magazine listed Monique Morrow as one of the top 50 women globally in technology. Monique is also 2020 winner WomenTech Network Global Technology Leadership award and has been recognised as one of top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in Europe.

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Tshiamo Motshegwa

University of Botswana


Biography

Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa is the inaugural Director of the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) with the strategic portfolio to direct and support the AOSP based at the Strategy, Planning and Partnerships (SPP) at the National Research Foundation, South Africa. AOSP aims to position African scientists at the cutting edge of data intensive science by stimulating interactivity and creating opportunity through the development of efficiencies of scale, building critical mass through shared capacities, amplifying impact through a commonality of purpose and voice, and to engage in Global Commons to address continental and global challenges through joint action.
Dr Motshegwa is a computer scientist and an academic in High-Performance Computing and Data Science research. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from City, University of London, UK
He has interest in the science, policy, industry and public interface, and multilateral engagements for advancing open science collaboration. For the past seven years he has served on various Ministerial Committees of the Government of Botswana, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Expert Working Groups, as well as in the Botswana Open Data Open Science (ODOS) Forum.

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Niall Murphy

Site Reliability Engineering


Biography

Niall Murphy has worked in Internet infrastructure since the mid-1990s, specialising in large online services. He has worked with all of the major cloud providers from their Dublin, Ireland offices, most recently at Microsoft, where he was global head of Azure Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). At the moment his consultancy firm helps organizations around the world with their reliability and software engineering challenges. His books have sold approximately a quarter of a million copies world-wide, most notably the award-winning and industry-enabling Site Reliability Engineering, and he is probably one of the few people in the world to hold degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Poetry Studies. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and two children.

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Jani Myyry

CSC/Funet


Biography

Mr. Jani Myyry joined CSC - IT Center for Science in 2009 to work with Funet, the Finnish national research and education network. He has since been engaged in running Funet's optical and IP backbone networks, and most recently designing and planning the optical part of the next generation Funet 2020 network. In addition, he has taken part in multiple GÉANT projects and joint Nordic engineering groups with goals to provide seamless services across the borders.

Jani holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology (nowadays Aalto University).

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Hellen Nakawungu

RENU

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Sumit Nanda

National Institutes of Health, HHS

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James Ng

AARNet (Australia's Academic and Research Network)


Biography

James is a leader with a range of experience across various cyber security, technology risk and audit domains with a diverse background in telecommunications, entertainment, consulting and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods). At AARNet (Australia’s Academic & Research Network), James is responsible for the build and then on-going operation of AARNet’s Security Operations Centre (SOC). Most recently, James was a leader in Telstra’s Cyber Security team focusing on Governance, Risk and Assurance where he was also seconded to their digital-only challenger brand Belong to lead their information security function.

James brings global perspective having worked in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, India, Papua New Guinea and the UK (IOM).

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Brian Nisbet

HEAnet


Biography

Brian Nisbet is the Service Operations Manager at HEAnet, the Irish NREN. He's responsible for a wide range of HEAnet's client facing and internal services. He is also involved in new service evolution, DR/BCP activities, security planning and response and whatever else happens to come along! He has been with HEAnet since 2001. Brian is also Co-Chair of the RIPE Anti-Abuse WG.
In his spare time he plays a lot of games and tries to find ways to make them even more awesome than they already are!

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Steve Olshansky

Internet Society


Biography

Steve Olshansky is the Director, Trust, Technology, Policy and Strategy at the Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the goals of the Internet being open, globally-connected, secure and trustworthy.

Prior to joining the Internet Society in 2014, Steve was Director, Federated Technologies for Internet2 – the US National Research and Education Network (NREN). He was with Internet2 for 12 years, responsible for a variety of trust and cybersecurity technology and policy projects, and reducing friction for online business, education, and collaboration. He was especially focused on trust infrastructure, cybersecurity, digital identity, and federated identity and access management. His responsibilities included managing distributed software development projects and developing community-driven best practices and policy guidance. Prior to his tenure with Internet2, he was a consultant in the fields of eBusiness and online training and education, a content and business developer for IP services at a large US telco (“baby bell”), and a founding board member of a leading community network (community information portal) in the mid-90s.

Steve holds a M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of
Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College.

Steve is based in Boulder, Colorado, United States.

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Nil Ortiz Rabella

i2CAT


Biography

Nil Ortiz is a Computer Engineer specialized in Information Technology with a Master's degree in Cybersecurity. Currently, he is working as a Cybersecurity Innovation expert at i2CAT research center, contributing to several Horizon 2020 R+D+i projects.

With a background on incident response, his areas of interest are mainly focused on A.I. applied to cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence.

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Bram Peeters

GÉANT

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Monique Pellinkhof

GÉANT


Biography

Procurement Specialist at GÉANT Amsterdam for all Cloud-procurement since July 2021. Specialised in European and Dutch Procurement Law and Contracting law.

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Claudio Pisa

GARR


Biography

Claudio Pisa is a member of the Distributed Computing and Storage department at GARR. He is currently involved in the design, development and management of virtualization infrastructures and cloud services and in the materialization of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Before joining GARR, he has worked in R&D in the academic and industrial sectors, participating in several European research projects in the domains of computer networks, cloud/edge computing and computer security. He has also lectured in university courses, focusing mostly on programming classes. Moreover, he is active in the FLOSS community and a community networks enthusiast.

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Mario Reale

GÉANT


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Guy Roberts

GÉANT


Biography

Guy Roberts is a senior network architect at GEANT with 30 years’ experience in equipment and network design, with specific expertise in photonic network research and its application to production networks. He has contributed to and lead tasks in several European projects. He is currently contributing to the QKD task, and leading the optical spectrum sharing tasks in the GN4-3 project. He is the co-chair of the OGF NSI working group and is a member of the OpenQKD Advisory Board.

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Toby Rodwell

GÉANT


Biography

Toby Rodwell studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. After graduating, Toby served in the Royal Navy as a Weapon Engineering Officer, leaving in 2001 in order to pursue a career in IT and telecommunications.

Toby joined GÉANT (then DANTE) in June 2003 as a network engineer. He was the first manager of DANTE's in-house Network Operations Centre, and then in 2013 became head of the newly established Service Management team. He was appointed Activity Leader of "Service Management and Operations" in the GN3 Plus project and continued this role into GN4, as leader of Work Package 9 ("Operations Support"), covering the GÉANT Operations Centre, project software Governance and support, GÉANT network services management, and GÉANT operations systems development. His core competencies include IP engineering, Operational Support Systems and ITIL. Toby is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer.

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Paul Rouse

GÉANT


Biography

Paul joined GÉANT in 2011 as Head of Procurement, leading and growing the procurement team, and quickly established himself as a highly effective, professional and valued member of the community. In that time he has overseen extensive procurement activity relating not only to the pan-European GÉANT network where he has secured extensive savings, but has also played a central role in the success of GÉANT’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service framework, as well as supporting research community engagement with EUMETSAT, ESA and ESnet. In fact, Paul’s involvement and influence continues to benefit numerous projects and initiatives across Europe and beyond, including the Eastern Partnership Connect project EaPConnect, the Collaboration Asia-Europe-1 (CAE-1) 100Gbps link between Singapore and London, as well as the BELLA submarine cable linking Europe and Latin America.
Prior to GÉANT, Paul held several procurement roles in commercial and public sector organisations and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He holds a BSc in Technology and Management Science, Business and Technology.
Paul was appointed Chief Community Relations Officer in early 2020, and is responsible for Partner and Stakeholder Relations, International Relations, Research Engagement, Community Support, and Learning and Development.

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Tom Røtting

Sikt


Biography

From January 2022, Director, The Data and Infrastructure Division in Sikt – Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research

4 years of experience as CEO of Uninett AS which is the ICT infrastructure company for Norwegian research and education. Restructuring and digital transformation processes has been important working areas.

22 years of experience in Strategic planning, Business development, Change Management, Internationalization and Digital transformation as member of the Executive Management Team in a software company (Volue AS) growing from a small national software vendor with 35 employees to an international software vendor with 400 employees, customers in 25 countries and offices in 7 countries.

10 years of experience as a research scientist with focus on Power System Analysis and hydro power generation system.

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Piotr Rydlichowski

PSNC


Biography

MSc. Piotr Rydlichowski - graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Poznań University of Technology, specializing in Telecommunications Systems. Doctoral studies in "Modern Information Engineering" with particular focus on microwaves theory and techniques, EM waves theory, propagation and simulation. From 2008 at Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center in the Network Technologies Division. Participated in several scientific and research projects, both Polish and European, including: GÉANT, ROAM, COMPLETE, NLPQT. Responsible for the optical networks laboratory. Since 2017, participating in projects focusing on quantum technologies - computing and quantum communication. Participates in the activities of the OpenQKD and QUAPITAL projects and is responsible for activities related to the QKD technology within the GEANT GN4-3 WP6 group.

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Jochen Schönfelder

DFN-CERT


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John Scullen

Australian Access Federation


Biography

John is the Head of Projects & Managed Services at the Australian Access Federation. He is the product manager for AAF's cloud identity provider service (Rapid Identity Provider) and privacy-preserving student verification service (VerifID). With 25 years’ experience in the higher education and research sector, John has a strong track record of successfully delivering large, complex projects and in developing innovative approaches to business and technology solutions.

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Ashley Sheil

Maynooth University


Biography

Background in Mathematics and Physics, currently researching topics in the are of human centred computing and cyber-security.

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Hannah Short

CERN


Biography

Hannah Short obtained a Masters Degree in Physics, specialising in Astrophysics, at Imperial College London (UK) and the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain) before moving into Software Development and Computer Engineering. She has worked in both commercial and research organisations to define and implement their IT services. Hannah is currently based at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) where she contributes to various projects in Trust, Identity and Security for Research Collaborations.

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Matthew Slowe

Jisc

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Rob Smets

SURF


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Rob Smets received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the field of theoretical electromagnetic theory and photonics. Between 1999 and 2013 he worked for Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Advance Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, where he took part in numerous European research projects and developed as a network architect and consultant. In 2013 he joined SURF as an optical network architect and innovator of SURF's optical transport network. At present he focusses on novel transport network and infrastructure concepts and has an interest in Quantum Communication and Computing. He is a contributor to conferences and publisher of scientific papers and holds several patents.

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Philip Smith

Network Startup Resource Center


Biography

Philip Smith has been working in the Internet industry since the early 1990s after catching the Internet bug in the mid 1980s while at University. He runs his own consulting company, PFS Internet Development.

Philip spends some of his time working for the Network Startup Resource Centre as a Senior Network Engineer and Training Coordinator, assisting with Network Operations Groups coordination, and providing network design assistance and training around the Pacific, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Over the last decade and a half, Philip has been actively involved in providing consultation and advice to ISPs primarily in the Asia Pacific region, but also to other providers around the world. He concentrates specifically on network strategies, design, technology, and operations, as well as configuration, scaling, and training. He has played a major role in training ISP engineers, co-founding the Cisco ISP/IXP Workshop programme, and providing ISP training and tutorials at many network operations events around the world, including NANOG, RIPE, APNIC, SANOG, MENOG, AfNOG, PacNOG and APRICOT conferences. His other key technology interests include IPv6, BGP, OSPF and IS-IS, and network performance and data analysis.

He has also been working to promote and develop the Internet in the entire Asia Pacific region and has been actively involved in bringing the Internet to some countries in the region. He also is actively involved in establishing Internet Exchange Points around the world, as well as advising on peering and inter-ISP relationships across the industry. He is Chair of the Board Directors of APIA (the Asia Pacific Internet Association), the organisation which organises and manages APRICOT, the region's annual ISP operations and technology conference and co-chair of APOPS (the region's ISP operational forum). Philip is also involved in the organisation committees of MENOG, SANOG and PacNOG, helps out with several country NOGs, and is a past chair and member of the NANOG Steering Committee (now NANOG Board).

Philip also has a particular research interest in the growth of the Internet and provides a detailed daily analysis of the IPv4 & IPv6 routing table to the general commercial and R&E network operator community worldwide.

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Freddy Sumba

CEDIA


Biography

I am working in open science and learning platforms since 2017 in CEDIA. My passion fields are data engineering and DevOps technologies.

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Witold Taisner

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center


Biography

My name is Witold Taisner and I’m currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in artificial intelligence on Poznan University of Technology. I also work at Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, where I am a part of the EOSC Future program, as a part of the data science team. My scientific interests include NLP, deep learning applications in image recognition, and object detection.

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Harold Teunissen

SURF


Biography

Director of Network and Campus Innovation and Services

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Joe Topjian

Cybera Inc.


Biography

Joe has over 20 years of IT experience, from operations to management. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Cybera's Network and Security operations departments as well as initiate new and innovative topics within the groups.

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Maurice van den Akker

SURF


Biography

Maurice van den Akker is as team lead responsible for the product and portfolio development of (wireless) campus network services of SURF. He joined SURF(net) in 2002, after being a consultant for data networks in the telecom industry for several years. Maurice holds master degrees in MBA, Computer Science and Technology Management. Maurice is as board member also involved in the deployment of govroam within the Netherlands

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Damiano Verzulli

GARR


Biography

After more than 25 years spent developing web-applications and managing network and system infrastructures, on 2019 he founded GARRLab, a technical community gathering technical people involved in the daily operations of Italian universities and research centers.

Thanks to GARR support --who provided a specific instance of its own GARR-Cloud platform-- GARRLab quickly become a perfect fit to experiment and practice cloud technologies.

On 2021 GARRlab has been opened also to university students aiming to practice cloud technologies side by side with their studies. Currently, with the help of exactly those students, GARRLab is running several services on top of the IaaS platform (openstack) provided by Garr-Cloud, following a GitOps and IaC approach, 100% built with F/OSS and self-hosted technologies.

Strongly technical, Open Source addicted, he spend lots of time trying to stay aligned with current Internet technologies development.

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Domenico Vicinanza

GÉANT and Anglia Ruskin University


Biography

Dr Domenico Vicinanza is a Senior Research Engagement Officer and the Coordinator for Arts and Humanities at GÉANT. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He received his PhD in physics working at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN, Geneva) and he is a professional music composer and orchestrator.
He worked for more than a decade as a Scientific Associate at CERN, where he was a member of the Offline Board for the ALICE experiment and worked on research and development for particle physics detectors.
He has an active collaboration with CERN, which commissioned an orchestral piece on scientific data, for their 60th anniversary and with NASA, writing music from data collected by the Voyager 1 and 2 space probes.
His research interests are on the applications of scientific data sonification in physics, neurobiology and motor control.

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Robin Wilton

Internet Society

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Alexander Wisse

SURF

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Albert Wu

Internet 2 / InCommon


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Albert is the Service Manager of the InCommon Federation, the US R&E identity federation.

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Roxanne Wyns

KU Leuven


Biography

Roxanne Wyns (f) studied History of Art and Archaeology at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) with a focus on post-medieval archaeology, museology and database management. Since 2009 she worked on several European projects, specialising in standards, multilingual thesaurus management, data interoperability and aggregation processes, and Linked Data publication. Currently she is working at LIBIS as innovation manager, where she supports KU Leuven and its partners in realizing their digital strategy. She is involved in several research infrastructure projects and supports the services for researchers in the framework of Research Data Management (RDM). She is part of several research groups on RDM, standards and semantic web-technologies. Roxanne is also co-chair for the EOSC-A task force on long-term preservation.

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