Advisory Board members

Ignacio Blanquer - Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

Ignacio Blanquer (Ph.D.) is an associate professor of the Computer System Department at UPV. He has been involved in Parallel Computation and Medical Image processing, participating in more than 55 national and European Research Projects, has authored and co-authored 34 articles in indexed journals and book chapters and in more than 80 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings.

Andrea Bondavalli - University of Florence (Italy)

Andrea Bondavalli is a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Firenze. Previously he has been a researcher and a senior researcher of the Italian National Research Council, working at the CNUCE Institute in Pisa. Andrea Bondavalli supports as an expert the European Commission in the selection and evaluation of project proposals and regularly consults companies in the application field.





Karin Breitman - EUBrasilCloudFORUM

Karin Breitman - Dell EMC Brazil Labs (Brazil)

Dr. Breitman worked as a tenured CS Professor at PUC-Rio. Over her career she held joint industry projects with NASA, HP, IBM and Microsoft, where she also worked. At EMC Brazil R&D Center she oversaw the filing for 40+ patents, and the successful completion of large scale joint research projects. She also serves as a cloud computing and IoT expert for the European Commission.

Andrey Brito - UFCG (Brazil)

Andrey Brito is a Professor at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG, Brazil) in the Computer Science Department. Andrey coordinates teams that have been researching cloud computing and directly contributing to OpenStack, the best know open-source middleware for cloud computing. Andrey’s main interests are robustness and scalability aspects of distributed systems, especially in cloud computing environments

Alvaro Coutinho - High Performance Computing Center (Brazil)

Alvaro L.G.A. Coutinho is the Director of the High Performance Computing Center and a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering in The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE), The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Has coordinated and participatipated in over 80 industry projects

Heber Fialho Maia Junior - Ministry of Planning (Brazil)

Heber has a bachelor in International Relations and a Master in Political Science, where he specialised on how new technologies of communication can be applied on social development politics and on innovation processes from public policy. Heber has professional experience in technological innovation in public management and digital inclusion. Nowadays, Heber is Information Technologies Analyst for Brazilian Ministry of Planning.

Demi Getschko - (Brazil)

Demi Getschko has been involved in international networking since 1987 and took part on the team that established the first Internet connection to Brazil. He has been a member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( since its creation. He was elected the first Brazilian to appear on the Hall of Fame of the Internet to "Global Connectors" category for his "key role in establishing the first Internet connection in Brazil."

Afonso Lamounier Jr. - SAP (Brazil)

Afonso Lamounier is Vice President Government Relations at SAP Latin America & Caribbean, based in Sao Paulo/Brazil. Afonso has over 17 years of experience in developing business opportunities with governments. Prior to joining SAP, Afonso worked at Microsoft for over 12 years, building the company’s Public Sector business in Brazil and in Latin America.

Flávio Lenz Cesar - Central Bank of Brazil (Brazil)

Flávio holds, a permanent position at the Brazilian Central Bank currently working in the Systems Architectural Division. Since 2004, he has occupied key positions at the Brazilian Ministry of Communications most recently as a Special Advisor to the Minister, as a board member of the Administration Council at TELEBRÁS and also as deputy member off the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (

Fabio Martinelli - IIT-CNR (Italy)

Dr. Fabio Martinelli is Senior researcher at IIT-CNR, leader of the cyber security project. He is co-author of about two hundreds scientific papers. His main research interests involve security and privacy in distributed and mobile systems and foundations of security and trust. Fabio Martinelli coordinates the CNR Cyber Security Project and co-leads the technological platform for national security.

Felipe Matos - Startup Farm (Brazil)

Felipe Matos is the founder and head of Startup Farm, one of the leading startup accelerators in Latin America, that have supported hundreds of startups and thousands of entrepreneurs all over Brazil, generating more than USD 1 billion in aggregate valuation. He is also board member of the Brazilian Startups Association.

Wagner Meira Jr - UFMG & EUBraBIGSEA project (Brazil)

Wagner Meira Jr. is main professor of Computer Science ate Federal University of Minas Gerais. Wagner holds a PhD in Computer Science by University of Rochester (1997), and he is a bacheral in Computer Science from Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is a researcher at CNPq, published over 300 articles and is co-author of "Data Mining and Analysis - Fundamental Concepts and Algorithms", published by Cambridge University in 2014.

Philippe Olivier Alexandre Navaux - INF-UFRGS (Brazil)

Philippe Olivier Alexander Navaux, is professor of the Informatics Institute from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. He has conducted several research projects with private companies (Microsoft, Intel, HP, DELL, Altus and Itautec) and has oriented more than 80 Master and PhD students and has published near 400 papers in journals and conferences.

Ognjen Prnjat - GRNET (Greece)

Dr. Ognjen Prnjat holds the position of European and Regional e-Infrastructure manager in the Greek Research and Technology Network. In this role he is responsible for organizing various aspects of computing infrastructures in South-East European region and beyond, their interoperation with pan-European e-Science infrastructure; as well as GRNET involvement in pan-European and worldwide e-Infrastructures.

Flávio Rech Wagner - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Flavio Rech Wagner is Professor at the Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he has been working since 1977 and served as Dean from 2006 to 2011. He was also Director of the Zenit Science Park at UFRGS, from 2011 to 2016. He is also a Board Member of since 2008 and was the President of the Brazilian Computer Society from 1999 to 2003. Flavio is a Researcher at the Embedded Systems Lab of UFRGS, where his research interests include adaptive multiprocessor platforms, networks-on-chip and model-driven engineering of embedded systems.

José Luiz Ribeiro Filho - RNP (Brazil)

José Luiz Ribeiro Filho holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the London University. He started his career as researcher at Núcleo de Computação Eletrônica (UFRJ) having taken part and leadership in several computer architecture and computer networks projects. Between 1996 and 2000 was responsible for the consolidation of the RNP, representing the institution and Brazil in various international forums.

Michel Riguidel - Télécom Paristech (France)

Michel Riguidel is the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Networks, at Telecom ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, in Paris, where he lectures in security and advanced networks.His research is oriented towards security of large Information Systems and Networks and architecture of communication systems (grids, Future Internet, mobile networks).

Alfonso Ríos Alonso - Indra Sistemas (Spain)

Alfonso developed his PHD at CERN and University of Valencia as well as a MBA at MIT,  being author of many international articles and several books. Alfonso works as a Cloud Computing Director of Indra Sistemas since March 2013. He is the main developer of G technology, Gnubila's main asset and one of the major cloud platforms in the industry according to Gartner.

Luiz da Silva - Trinity College & FUTEBOL project (Ireland)

Luiz A. Silva holds the personal chair of Telecommunications at Trinity College, where he is a co-principal investigator of CONNECT, a telecommunications centre funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. His research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular radio resource sharing and the application of game theory to wireless networks. Luiz is a principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission under Horizon 2020. Prof DaSilva is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer.

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