Advisory Board


The H-CLOUD Advisory Board gathers top-notch experts in the field of Cloud Computing that will provide insights about research, technology, market and/or regulatory trends that are of relevance to the H-CLOUD planned activities. This will help identify main research, innovation and deployment challenges and opportunities contributing to identify a common agenda for European-driven efforts. Interventions of AB representatives will be triggered to help steering strategic directions and strengthening dialogues to all relevant stakeholders.

The H-CLOUD Advisory Board Members will be:

  • Given a chance to shape the future research agenda and roadmap for Cloud Computing in Europe.
  • Given the opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas with other prominent experts and be offered networking opportunities online and offline.
  • Invited to expert panels and / or thematic workshops.
  • Given exposure through the H-CLOUD and the EC media channels – blogs, interviews, etc.
  • Given early access to business and R&D reports produced within the project.
  • Get free registration to relevant events.

The H-CLOUD Advisory Board members are:


Ana Juan Ferrer

Atos Research and Innovation, Head of NG Cloud Lab

Ana Juan Ferrer has a Master Degree in Computer Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In Atos since 2006, in Atos Research and Innovation, currently she is Head of Edge Computing Unit, group which focuses its research on Edge and Cloud Computing technologies, distributed systems and service engineering. Currently, she is coordinating the PLEDGER project that investigates methods and tools to ensure applications Quality of Service over distributed edge and cloud deployments. Previously, she coordinated mF2C project researching on coordination of Edge to Cloud workload execution. Other projects she contributes/has contributed to include: ASCETiC, I-FLY, DECENTER, OPTIMIS, Helix Nebula, SLALOM, NUBA, NEXOF-RA, BEinGRID and Crosswork. Ana currently acts as Cluster leader for the E2 Software & Services, Cloud Computing Unit “Future Cloud” cluster, which agglutinates collaboration of 25 related projects. Ana is founder member of Atos Scientific Community and Distinguished Expert in Edge Computing domain.


Prof. Luděk Matyska

Director Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University

Bio coming soon…


Prof. Dana Petcu

Professor at Computer Science Department of West University of Timisoara, CEO of Institute e-Austria Timisoara

Dana Petcu (Mrs., PhD) is Professor at the Computer Science Department of West University of Timisoara, scientific manager of its supercomputing center, and CEO of the research spin-off Institute e-Austria Timisoara. Her interest in distributed and parallel computing is reflected in more than two hundred papers about Cloud, Grid, Cluster or HPC computing. She is and was involved in several projects funded by European Commission and other research funding agencies, as coordinator, scientific coordinator, or local team leader. She is chief editor of the open-access journal Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience.


Alban Schmutz

SVP Public Affairs at OVHcloud & Chairman of CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe)

Bio coming soon…

Lutz Schubert

Lutz Schubert

Lecturer at University of Ulm

Lutz Schubert studied computer science and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart and the University of St. Andrews. From 2004 to 2013 he was working at the High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart (HLRS), where he held a position as head of a research department until 2013. As of May 2013, Lutz Schubert joined the University of Ulm as head of research for the Institute for Information Resource Management, deputy director of the institute and lecturer. He is actively working in renowned national and international research teams on a large scope of topics surrounding ICT, with a particular focus on embedded and distributed systems. His personal focus and background thereby is specifically on embedded and large-scale Operating Systems with a prototype implementation – MyThOS – being actively maintained by the institute and collaboration partners.

Lutz Schubert is also actively engaged in digital archaeology, being an active team member of the Maya Research Program and member of the board of directors of the German Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA). Next to fostering the definition of digital archaeology and encouraging students to engage in the field, he also actively performs research in statistical methods for archaeological data analysis and reconstruction work.
Lutz Schubert has given many keynotes and invited talks, and has contributed to several reports, panels and roadmaps. He furthermore acts as independent expert for the European Commission and as designated moderator and rapporteur for various EC expert working groups.