European Champions Panel

Meet our European Champions Panel: Multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder thought leaders helping to shape the Next Generation Internet. Our ECP is supporting the NGI Consultation Team in defining top priorities, key topics and major challenges for a human-centric internet.

Alessandro Bassi

Future Internet Strategy Expert

Alessandro Bassi

Future Internet Strategy Expert

Organisation: Alessandro Bassi Consulting Organisation and Topics: President of IoT Italy; IoT 

Ales Cernivec

Chief Security Officer

Ales Cernivec

Chief Security Officer

Organisation: Xlab Expertise and Topics: Open innovation, internet architectures, cloud computing, Future Internet, IaaS, SDN, NFV; information security

Frédéric Donck

Director European Regional Bureau, Internet Society (ISOC)

Frédéric Donck

Director European Regional Bureau, Internet Society (ISOC)

Frédéric has in-depth experience as a negotiator and advocate in the telecommunications and Internet industry. Much of his work has been to bridge the interests of the public and private sector to negotiate policy solutions to the benefit of all parties.

Michel Drescher

Co-founder & CTO

Michel Drescher

Co-founder & CTO

Organisation: Market & Technology Ready  Expertise and Topics: Cloud computing, technology readiness, standards

Mireille Hildebrandt

Research Professor

Mireille Hildebrandt

Research Professor

Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Expertise and Topics: Interfacing law and technology; law science technology and science studies (LSTS)

Geir Horn

Head of EU ICT Projects

Geir Horn

Head of EU ICT Projects

Organisation: University of Oslo Expertise and Topics: Large distributed computing and adapted software engineering

Tua Huomo

Executive Vice President VTT, VP, Data-Driven Solutions

Tua Huomo

Executive Vice President VTT, VP, Data-Driven Solutions

Organisation: VTT Expertise and Topics: Digital systems, data-driven and cloud computing research with EU leadership roles

Wolfgang Jamann

Executive Director of the International Civil Society Centre

Wolfgang Jamann

Executive Director of the International Civil Society Centre

Anna Monreale

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Pisa

Anna Monreale

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Pisa

Anna's research interests focus on big data analytics, social networks, and the privacy issues in the mining of social and human sensitive data

Monique Morrow

Women in Technology Activist; Advisor/Proven Innovator

Monique Morrow

Women in Technology Activist; Advisor/Proven Innovator

Monique is bold on the humanitarian use of technology, hence the Humanized Internet. She brings a big-picture persepective that helps engineers and business leaders understand how exisiting and future technologies align.

Stephen O'Reilly

Irish National Delegate and Contact Point for H2020

Stephen O'Reilly

Irish National Delegate and Contact Point for H2020

Organisation: Enterprise Ireland Expertise and Topics: ICT, FET and ECSEL programmes

Ian Osborne

Head of Complex Systems

Ian Osborne

Head of Complex Systems

Organisation: Knowledge Transfer Network - KTN Expertise and Topics: Complex Systems in the new KTN organisation. This role combines responsibility for key application areas of Space, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Data Analytics and Defence and Security

Aljosa Pasic

Technology Transfer Director

Aljosa Pasic

Technology Transfer Director

Organisation: Atos Expertise and Topics: Open innovation, internet architectures, cloud computing, Future Internet, IaaS, SDN, NFV

Jamal Shahin

Postdoctoral Researcher and Senior Lecturer

Jamal Shahin

Postdoctoral Researcher and Senior Lecturer

Jamal's research interests focus on global internet governance, political participation in the European Union, EU governance, and the impact of the internet on policymaking

Ray Walshe

Chair of Big Data Value Association Standardisation

Ray Walshe

Chair of Big Data Value Association Standardisation

Ray also serves as Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum and as National Expert in AI Standards in the National Standards Authority of Ireland