Resumé

I’m a passionate and open-minded team builder with extensive program, project and people management skills that I have acquired in both commercial and public sectors over 20 years of my professional career. My competence in large-scale digital IT transformation programs, public procurement tenders, and multi-national research project developments led to significant business impacts at NGOs across Europe and beyond. I follow my engineering mindset as a global user engagement specialist and open-source community organizer, predominantly in the higher education and research industry segment. I’m result driven and always motivated by challenge who efficiently translate strategic objectives into executable actions. Currently, I work for the European Commission on open science and research network connectivity.

At Oracle, I was a solution engineer and cloud architect for the Nordics region and later joined the Digital Transformation Specialist team at EMEA level where I was focusing on public sector, education and research market engagement. I coordinated Oracle's response to the OCRE Framework public procurement tender of GÉANT.

At GÉANT Association (formerly known as TERENA), I contributed to policy definition and implementation of the GÉANT Community Program for Higher Education & Research in the area of cloud technology and educational services across Europe, in liaison with the European Commission. I'm an experienced EC project coordinator (principal investigator) and open-source community builder with the necessary leadership and interpersonal skills.

At Deutsche Telekom subsidiary in Hungary (called Magyar Telekom) I architected and designed all-optical transport networks and connectivity services for strategic countries in the Balkan region. Early on, I participated in network research projects and large scale network procurements.

I'm holding PRINCE2, TOGAF, CCNA and ITIL Intermediate Certificate in IT Continual Service Improvement, trained and experienced in Managing People in Virtual Teams (MPiVT) I also completed an MBA Masterclass and I confidently communicate up to C-level. I received my MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Hungary, in 2002. I worked towards a PhD at the Department of Telecommunications.

Career history

Education

Expertise

Responsibilities

Memberships & honors


CAREER HISTORY

European Commission Releases Strategy For Cooperative, Connected, Automated Mobility - aftermarketNews

European Commission

Programme Officer - EU Policies (2021 - present)

Oracle Digital EMEA

Senior Industry Specialist - Higher Education and Research Sector Lead EMEA (2021 - 2021)

Principal Cloud Architect - Team Lead (2020 - 2021)

Senior Technology Solution Engineer (2018-2020)

GEANT Association Europe

Senior Cloud Services Manager - Management Team (2017-2018)

Senior Project Development Officer (2014-2017)

Acted as deputy Chief Technology Officer for 12 months during transition (2014-2015)

Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association

Program Director (2011-2014)

Project Development Officer (2008-2011)

Magyar Telekom Plc. - Deutsche Telekom Group

Research & Development Manager (2004-2008)

Network Engineer (2002-2004)


EDUCATION

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department of Telecommunications

PhD. candidate (2002-2004)
Research topic: "Performance Modelling and Optimization of Carrier Ethernet-based Transport Architectures"

MSc. in Electrical Engineering (1997-2002)
Master Thesis: "Strategic Investigation and Application of ASON Technology on Real Size Network Examples"

BBA. in Telecommunications Management (1997-2000)
Study: "Telecommunications Market Liberalization and Regulation in Hungary"


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • C-level leader at Public Sector NGO
  • Efficient team builder
  • Experienced public speaker
  • Business driven developer with technical acumen
  • Open-source community member
  • Digital innovation specialist at global telecom and cloud industries

COMPETENCES

  • Multi-cultural team leadership
  • Stakeholder/Partner engagement
  • Service development/operations
  • Product ownership/marketing
  • Lifecycle management/processes
  • EU-level public tendering
  • Program/Policy definitions

BUSINESS IMPACT

  • 50 million Euro community program management as Program Director
  • 5 million Euro EC-funded research project coordination as Principal Investigator
  • 30 million Euro public procurement tendering for higher education and research industry at Oracle EMEA
  • 2.5 million Euro ARR cloud business development as Cloud Architect Lead

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Passionate and open-minded networker with visible public profile
  • Result oriented negotiator
  • Empathic leader with ENTJ personality type

CERTIFICATES

  • MBA Masterclass – Finance, Strategy, Marketing
  • Managing People in Virtual Teams (MPiVT)
  • ITIL Intermediate - IT Continual Service Improvement
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate
  • TOGAF 9 Practitioner Certificate
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Certified Architect

RESPONSIBILITIES

2020 - 2021 NGI Atlantic.eu - Next Generation Internet

NGIatlantic.eu Project Consortium

member of the External Pool of Evaluators 

2019 - 2021

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), https://up2university.eu

project coordinator / principal investigator

2016 - 2018

GN4-2 project (Ref.: H2020-Adhoc-2014-20), https://www.geant.net

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

2015 - 2018

eduOER (Open Educational Resource hub and portal service), https://oer.geant.org

product manager, service owner

2010 - 2018

NRENum.net (ENUM service for academia), https://nrenum.net

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, https://www.terena.org/activities

  • 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), https://www.geant.net

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

2013 - 2015

FP7-GN3+ project (Ref.: INFRA-2013-1.2.1: GEANT), https://www.geant.net

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

2013

Agreement for ownCloud software and services

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

2009 - 2012

Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF), https://www.glif.is

secretary of Technical Issues (Tech) Working Group

2009 - 2013

FP7-GN3 project (Ref.: INFRA-2008-1.2.1: GEANT), http://www.geant.net

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

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

2008 - 2010

FP7-FEDERICA project (Ref.: 213107), http://www.fp7-federica.eu

activity leader of Joint Research Activity 2 and Networking Activity 2

2007

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), http://www.ist-mupbed.org

project participant at Magyar Telekom - PKI

2005 - 2006

GVOP-KEOPSZ project (Ref.: 3.1.1.-2004-05-0050), http://opti.tmit.bme.hu/projects/keopsz

project participant at Magyar Telekom - PKI

2002

EURESCOM-FASHION project (Ref.: P1012), http://www.eurescom.de/P1012

project participant at Budapest University of Technology and Economics


MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS

2020

NGIatlantic.eu
Next Generation Internet research across the Atlantic for joint EU-US research teams

                External Pool of Evaluators member

2018

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

                Advisory Committee member

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

                Invited Reviewer

TNC 2018
10 - 14 June 2018, Trondheim, Norway

                Programme Committee member

2017

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

Programme Committee member

2014

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

Programme Committee member

2013

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

2012

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

Programme Committee member

2012

NETWORKS 2012
October 15-18, Rome, Italy

Technical Programme Committee member

2010

NETWORKS 2010
September 27-30, Warsaw, Poland

Technical Programme Committee member

2010

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

Programme Committee member

2009

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

2006

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

2006

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