Day 2, 12 June

Javier Galbally

Senior Research Officer

Dr. Javier Galbally has a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain until 2012. He joined the EC – Joint Research Centre in 2013, working as Scientific Officer. He works as Senior Research Officer in eu-LISA since 2022. His research background is mainly focused on the security and performance evaluation of biometric systems, development of pattern recognition and machine learning applications, and the use of data science on large scale IT systems. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications in the field of data science that have produced over 6,000 citations. He is the chair of the EAB-RPC conference and the recipient of a number of awards and distinctions in different scientific international peer reviewed conferences.


The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established to provide a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems. The Agency currently manages Eurodac, the Schengen Information System (SIS) and the Visa Information System (VIS). Further to these, eu-LISA is developing the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS). These systems and the pre-existing ones are being built/adapted to ensure Interoperability – improved access to information stored in EU information systems and identity management at an EU level. In addition, the Agency’s portfolio has been enlarged within the justice domain: with the development of the European Criminal Records Information System – Third-Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN), the management of e-CODEX and the development of the Collaboration Platform for Joint Investigation Teams (JITs).

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Andre Engelbertz

CTO Cloud Services and VP Strategy

Dr. Andre Engelbertz joined T-Systems in 2012 as an Enterprise Architect in customer transformation. In the following years, he worked in product development from 2015 and as VP Strategy and CTO for Public Cloud from 2018. Today, Andre holds the role of Vice President Strategy and CTO for T-Systems’ Cloud Service Portfolio. In addition, he drives T-System Cloud Services Innovation to promote the continuous exchange of knowledge across the various segments of the group and thus create a good breeding ground for innovative ideas. Under his leadership, innovators and thought leader have the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded people from other specialist areas.


T-Systems offers integrated end-to-end IT solutions, driving the digital transformation of companies in all industries and the public sector. T-Systems’ focus industries are automotive, the public sector, healthcare and transport. For these areas, T-Systems develops industry specific solutions – so-called vertical applications. The comprehensive portfolio of services includes secure operation of traditional IT infrastructures, migration to private cloud and public cloud environments of hyperscalers, as well as management of hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. T-Systems integrates customized platforms, industry-specific applications and innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and blockchain into these infrastructures.

Eric Vetillard

Lead Certification Expert

Eric Vetillard joined ENISA in 2019, focusing on the development of European cybersecurity certification schemes, mostly focusing on cloud services (EUCS) and on the EUDI Wallet. Before that, he worked for industry players including NXP, Oracle and Gemalto around secure elements, mobile security and IoT, in functions ranging from research and penetration testing to product management. Eric holds a Ph.D. from the University of Marseille.


The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, is the Union’s agency dedicated to achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across Europe. Established in 2004 and strengthened by the EU Cybersecurity Act, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity contributes to EU cyber policy, enhances the trustworthiness of ICT products, services and processes with cybersecurity certification schemes, cooperates with Member States and EU bodies, and helps Europe prepare for the cyber challenges of tomorrow.

Rom Adams

AppDev Specialist Public Sector

Rom Adams (né Romuald Vandepoel) is an open-source strategy and C-Suite advisor with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a cloud-native expert who helps customer and partner organizations modernize and transform their data centre with enterprise open-source solutions. Rom is also a facilitator, advocate, and contributor to open-source projects, advising companies and lawmakers on their open-source and sustainability strategies. He co-authored a book, Kubernetes Secrets Handbook, at Packt Publishing. Previously, he held various roles at Ondat, Tyco or NetApp. Rom is passionate about driving transformation and innovation with open-source and cloud-native technologies.

Red Hat Inc

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source solutions—including Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes. We deliver hardened solutions that make it easier for enterprises to work across platforms and environments, from the core datacentre to the network edge.

Jose Rui Teixeira Nunes

Solutions Architect Amazon Web Services

Jose Rui Teixeira Nunes is an experienced Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), based in Brussels, Belgium. In his current role, he works closely with European institutions and agencies, guiding them through the complexities of cloud migration and digital transformation. With over 20 years of expertise in the information technology field, Jose has developed a deep understanding of the unique requirements and challenges faced by public sector organizations.


Since 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload, and it now has more than 240 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, media, and application development, deployment, and management from 105 Availability Zones within 33 geographic regions, with announced plans for 18 more Availability Zones and six more AWS Regions. Millions of customers trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.

Darren McDonagh

Principal Solution Architect

Darren is a cloud architect in the specialist team at Nutanix. He’s worked in infrastructure services for large enterprises with complex requirements for the best part of three decades, accruing vast expertise in engineering and architecture solutions focusing on core infrastructure, virtualisation and cloud. Darren joined Nutanix in 2018, where he leads and assists customers through hybrid cloud journeys.


Nutanix is a pioneering enterprise cloud computing company that simplifies IT infrastructure through hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions. Combining compute, storage, virtualization, and networking into a single platform, Nutanix streamlines data centre operations, enhances scalability, and boosts performance. With a vision to make hybrid multicloud simple and enable customers to focus on achieving their business outcomes, Nutanix’s mission is to delight customers with an open hybrid multicloud platform with rich data services to run and manage any application, anywhere. The software platform provides simplicity, choice, and flexibility when managing on-premises and cloud operations, demonstrating that customers can set up once and seamlessly adapt their operational model as their business evolves.