HUB4CLOUD is a Coordination & Support Action project aiming to contribute to transform the current community of Cloud Computing researchers and innovators in Europe into an increasingly cohesive, dynamic, participatory and sustainable ecosystem.
HUB4CLOUD takes on the baton from H-CLOUD to extend and build upon its activities and outreach to foster the European Cloud Computing ecosystem. HUB4CLOUD will guarantee continuity with previous and ongoing cross-programme activities by building up on the results and major achievements produced so far by several EC projects and initiatives. It will also give an impulse to promote the development and adoption of advanced secure, interoperable, scalable, affordable and environmentally sustainable Cloud technologies and solutions that are essential to shape Europe’s digital future.
The CSA brings together 4 partners each of which with unique competencies and a proven track record of excellent commitment and achievements in the Cloud Computing landscape:
HUB4CLOUD Advisory Board Members
Marco Di Girolamo
Collaborative projects manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Italy
Marco holds a M.Sc. degree summa cum laude in Electronics Engineering from Università Politecnica delle Marche. He has almost 35 years of professional experience in primary ICT Companies, Italian and international. Since 2003 he leads HP, then HPE Italy activities in European collaborative research programmes. His primary research interests are currently on cloud-edge continuum systems. In the past, he extensively worked on network softwarization technologies and network evolution towards 5G. He co-authored a number of publications including journal articles, conference papers, whitepapers and book chapters,
and served in multiple TPCs for journals and conferences. He is based in the Milan area.
Director of the recently formed EOSC Association
He is a senior member of the scientific staff at CERN and was the coordinator for the award winning Helix Nebula Science Cloud Pre-Commercial Procurement project procuring innovative cloud services for the European research community and contributing to the EOSC. Bob was the rapporteur for EOSC Sustainability Working Group and previously the head of CERN openlab. His experience in the distributed computing arena includes mandates as the project director of the EGEE projects (2004-2010) which led to the creation of EGI.
GM, Management Strategy at Red Hat
Perilli helps to chart the long-term strategy in the Red Hat management business unit, including company efforts in cloud management, IT automation, and self-healing IT. He also develops the vision behind new management initiatives in multiple areas like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He has led the creation of Ansible Security Automation and is the Red Hat inventor for the US patent “Mitigating cyber-attacks by automatically coordinating responses from cyber-security tools”. Perilli is a member of the European AI Alliance and has co-authored the first Cloud Computing Risk Assessment for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He is a former Gartner analyst, where he led the research for private cloud and cloud management in the early years of cloud computing. He was also a pioneer of the virtualization industry as an advisor for Fortune Global 2000 companies. Perilli started his career in 1999, publishing a book about cybersecurity for Arnoldo Mondadori Editore and creating one of the first ethical hacking classes in the world.
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. 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. Since 2017 he is also one of the directors of the German CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) and team member of the Maya Research Program. He is actively working in renowned national and international research teams on a large scope of topics surrounding ICT, with a particular focus on controlling large-scale, distributed applications in HPC and IoT settings. As supporter of digital archaeology, one of his current research aspects is low-power prospection using swarm drones in inaccessible areas. 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 was designated moderator and rapporteur for various EC expert working groups.
Business Development Director at Information Catalyst (ICE), an innovative ICT SME, and Chairman of the Steering Committee of NESSI
Colin Upstill has over 40 years’ experience of leading world-class research and innovation in IT. He has held academic posts at the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, where was IT Lecturer and a Fellow of Emmanuel College. He then moved to industry, becoming Chief Engineer at Roke Manor Research Limited, one of the UK’s leading ICT research and consultancy companies. In 1991 he moved to the University of Southampton as Director of the Parallel Applications Centre, and from 1999 to 2018 was Managing Director of the IT Innovation Centre. He became a Professorial Fellow in Information Technology in 2014, and is now an Emeritus Professor. He was a founding Director of the Big Data Value AISBL. He is currently Business Development Director at Information Catalyst (ICE), an innovative ICT SME, and Chairman of the Steering Committee of NESSI, the European Technology Platform for software, services and data.
Head of Digital Business Models, eco Association of the Internet Industry Director, EuroCloud Germany.
Andreas Weiss is responsible for the eco business unit “Digital Business Models” and member of the Executive Board of eco – Association of the Internet Industry. He is active for eco since 1998, initially for the competence group E-Business & Logistics and further on E-Business. Since 2010 he is assigned as Director EuroCloud Germany and since 2019 Board Member of Trusted Cloud Competence Network. In general he is engaged in various projects for Artificial Intelligence, Data Privacy and GDPR as well as security and compliance of digital services. Since 2019 he is engaged to specify GAIA-X and coordinates the development of the GAIA-X Federation Services.
Chief Information & Technology Officer, responsible for GÉANT’s Trust & Identity, Security, Cloud, Product Management, Software Development and IT teams
Klaas has an extensive background in innovation management, with an emphasis on identity, mobility and security. Before joining GÉANT, Klaas was a senior consulting engineer and identity architect at respectively Cisco Systems’ Research and Advanced Development group and Cloud Infrastructure Services group. Before that, Klaas was an innovation manager and manager of Middleware services at SURFnet, the Netherlands NREN. There, Klaas built the first generation of federated identity systems at SURFnet and was the creator of the eduroam service for WiFi roaming in research and education. He was a member of the EOSC Architecture Working Group and chair of the EOSC AAI Taskforce. Currently he is technical lead of the EOSC-Future project that delivers the EOSc Core Architecture. In 2012 Klaas was the recipient of the first GÉANT (then TERENA) Community Award for creating eduroam. Klaas served as chair of the GÉANT Task Force on Mobility for more than 10 years, as chair of the IETF Abfab working group, as a member of the IETF Security Directorate and as a TNC programme committee member and chair. Klaas is (co-)author of ‘Building the Mobile Internet’ (Cisco Press, 2011) and ‘Wireless Networking in the Developing World’ (2013), as well as three RFCs. He also holds five US patents. In September 2019 Klaas was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for his invention of eduroam – the global Research and Education WiFi roaming service.