Peter Szegedi has an engineering background in the telecommunications and cloud industries and extensive project/program and people management experiences in the public education and research sector in Europe and across the globe. Currently, he is working for Oracle Digital EMEA as a Cloud Solution Engineer and Business Architect in Amsterdam. Peter is acting as a Trusted Advisor to the VP, public sector, education and research industry.

Previously, at GÉANT Association (formerly known as TERENA) 2008-2018, he contributed to policy definition and implementation of the GÉANT Community Programme in the are of clouds and educational services support across Europe, in liaison with the European Commission, and beyond. Peter is an experienced EC project coordinator and open community builder with the necessary leadership and interpersonal skills.

At Deutsche Telekom`s subsidiary in Hungary (called Magyar Telekom) 2002-2008, he architected and designed all-optical transport networks and connectivity services for strategic countries in the Balkan region. Peter participated and led EC funded project activities.

Peter is a certified Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect, holds an ITIL Intermediate Certificate in IT Continual Service Improvement and he is trained and experienced in Managing People in Virtual Teams (MPiVT). Peter Szegedi received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Hungary, in 2002. He then worked towards a PhD at the Department of Telecommunications.

Career history




Memberships & honors


2018 - present

Oracle Digital Europe (The Netherlands)
Amsterdam Office

               Sr. Cloud Solution Engineer

2017 - 2018

GÉANT Association (The Netherlands)
Amsterdam Office

               Sr. Cloud Services Manager

2014 - 2017

GÉANT Association (The Netherlands)
Amsterdam Office

Sr. Project Development Officer

Acted as deputy Chief Technology Officer for 12 months during transition

2008 - 2014

Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (The Netherlands)
TERENA Secretariat

Project Development Officer

2004 - 2008

Magyar Telekom Plc. - Deutsche Telekom Group  (Hungary)
Transport Network Development Department

Research & Development Manager

2002 - 2003

MATAV - PKI Telecommunications Development Institute (Hungary)
Data and Transmission Network Development Department

Network Engineer


2002 - 2005

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department of Telecommunications

PhD. candidate
Research topic: "Performance Modelling and Optimization of Carrier Ethernet-based Transport Architectures"

1997 - 2002

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department of Telecommunications

MSc. in Electrical Engineering
Master Thesis: "Strategic Investigation and Application of ASON Technology on Real Size Network Examples"

1998 - 2001

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department of Telecommunications Management

BBA. in Telecommunications Management
Study: "Telecommunications Market Liberalization and Regulation in Hungary"



Enterprise ICT applications and services, also specialized for the Research and Education (R&E) community.
Hybrid cloud solutions for higher education, Video and voice collaboration, Unified dialling (ENUM), Web conferencing and collaboration, Social media, Rich media production, management, and distribution, Applied media in teaching and learning, Open Educational Resource (OER) portal, Trusted data storage, Cloud storage brokering, Large file transfer, Middleware, Authentication and authorisation, Identity federations, Online trust frameworks, Information security


Network protocols and novel approaches for advanced multi-layer and multi-domain network performance evolution.
IP/MPLS-based networks, Carrier Ethernet networks (STP, PBT, T-MPLS), TDM networks (PDH, SDH), optical transport networks (WDM, OTN), dynamic optical networks (ASON, GMPLS, NSI), software defined networks (SDN -  OpenFlow), cloud technologies (OpenCloudMesh)


Network design, dimensioning and analysis methods according to the requirements of an integrated network planning system
Network reliability and availability, Network utilization, efficiency and fairness, Design of multi-layer, multi-domain and multi-vendor transport networks, Optical Control Plane development, Resource virtualization, Content Delivery Networks, computing grids and resource clouds (IaaS), Network Function Virtualization


2019 - present

Trusted Adviser to the VP, public sector, higher education and research industry.

global authority for R&E network peering agreements

2017 - 2018

Up to University project (Grant Agreement No. 732049 – Up2U),

project coordinator

2016 - 2018

GN4-2 project (Ref.: H2020-Adhoc-2014-20),

task leader of JRA4 T4 "Cloud delivery of real-time communication services"

2015 - 2018

eduOER (Open Educational Resource hub and portal service),

product manager, service owner

2010 - 2018 (ENUM service for academia),

product manager, service owner

2008 - 2018

coordinator of community-led open source software development projects

  •         GEANT OpenCloudMesh (OCM) project, 2015
  • TERENA Open Educational Resource (OER) portal pilot, 2014
  • TERENA Trusted Cloud Drive storage service pilot, 2012
  • IPv6 support in the GNU Gatekeeper (GnuGk) GPLv2 distribution, 2011

2008 - 2018

coordinator of Task Forces and Special Interest Groups,

  • Network Operations and Training (SIG-NOC), 2015-2017
  • Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks (SIG-CISS) 2017-2018
  • Real Time Communications and Multimedia Services (SIG-Multimedia), 2017-2018
  • Network Operations and Training (SIG-NOC), 2015-2017
  • Web Real-Time Communications (TF-WebRTC), 2014-2016
  • Information Security Management (SIG-ISM), 2014
  • Network Operation Centres (TF-NOC), 2010-2015
  • Applied Media in Teaching and Learning (TF-Media), 2012-2014
  • Media Management and Distribution (TF-Media), 2010-2012
  • Daat Storage (TF-Storage), 2008-2016
  • Enhanced Communication Services (TF-ECS), 2008-2009

2015 - 2016

GN4-1 project (Ref.: EINFRA-8-2014: GEANT2020),

activity leader of SA8 "Real Time Applications and Multimedia Management"

2013 - 2015

FP7-GN3+ project (Ref.: INFRA-2013-1.2.1: GEANT),

deputy activity leader and task leader of SA2-T3 "GEANT Testbed Service"


Agreement for ownCloud software and services

business developer: Letter of Intent, Framework Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, News

2009 - 2012

Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF),

secretary of Technical Issues (Tech) Working Group

2009 - 2013

FP7-GN3 project (Ref.: INFRA-2008-1.2.1: GEANT),

participant in SA3-T4 "Feasibility study on a potential video conferencing service"

co-leader in SA3-T4 "Piloting the use of for eduCONF dialling"

2008 - 2010

FP7-FEDERICA project (Ref.: 213107),

activity leader of Joint Research Activity 2 and Networking Activity 2


All-Optical Network (AON) for optical backbone of Magyar Telekom

responsible for the AON network design and the technical aspects of the tendering process

2006 - 2007

Bulgarian-Romanian backbone network development

responsible for the overall IP/DWDM backbone network design

2004 - 2007

IST-MUPBED project (Ref.: FP6-511780),

project participant at Magyar Telekom - PKI

2005 - 2006

GVOP-KEOPSZ project (Ref.: 3.1.1.-2004-05-0050),

project participant at Magyar Telekom - PKI


EURESCOM-FASHION project (Ref.: P1012),

project participant at Budapest University of Technology and Economics



H2020 - HubIT Project
The HUB for boosting the Responsibility and inclusiveness of ICT enabled Research and Innovation

                Advisory Committee member

18 - 20 April 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

                Invited Reviewer

TNC 2018
10 - 14 June 2018, Trondheim, Norway

                Programme Committee member


TNC 2017
30 May - 2 June 2017, Linz, Austria

Programme Committee member


4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
Special Session On Federated Cloud Governance, 3-5 April, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Programme Committee member


Analytics on Video-Based Learning Workshop at 3rd Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference
8-12 April, 2013, Leuven, Belgium

Workshop Co-chair and Organising Committee member


Internet2 Fall Member Meeting 2012
September 30 - October 4, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Programme Committee member


October 15-18, Rome, Italy

Technical Programme Committee member


September 27-30, Warsaw, Poland

Technical Programme Committee member


EGI Technical Forum 2010
September 14-17, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Programme Committee member


TERENA Networking Conference 2009
June 8-11, Malaga, Spain

Programme Committee member

2008 - 2010

FP7-FEDERICA project

User Policy Board member

2006, 2007

Creative Prize for Telecommunications (2005, 2006)
by Magyar Telekom


Ulrich Schaumann Prize for technical development of Magyar Telekom 2005
by Deutsche Telekom


Magyari Endre Prize for international publication activity in 2005
by Magyar Telekom