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Cybersecurity as an opportunity in a changing market

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

The webinar "Cybersecurity as an opportunity in a changing market" was held by the cyberwatching.eu project on 10.07.2018.

In this webinar we look at a number of perspectives such as future Horizon 2020 funding opportunities, experiences of cybersecurity by design in a global living lab in Spain, the importance of risk management in areas such as cyber insurance and the opportunities that companies now have to become providers of cybersecurity solutions in Europe.


Andrei Kelemen

Throughout his professional career Andrei has held various management positions in private and public outfits where he managed numerous projects worth tens of millions of Euros. In particular, he acted as management consultant for Babes-Bolyai University, the largest public university in the country.

Prior to that he has lead the Information Compartment in an EU structural funds management organization of the Ministry of Labor. Since 2013 he is the Executive Director of Cluj IT Cluster where he oversees all operational aspects of an organization that represents the interests of one of the most prominent industries in Cluj.

Andrei is also contributing to defining the strategy and objectives of the cluster initiative alongside the Board of Directors and the General Assembly. Andrei holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in International Economic Affairs at the same university with a thesis on clustering, internationalization and proximities.

Francesco Manca

Francesco Manca is graduated in management engineering with highest honors. He has both the master’s degree and bachelor’s degree at the university “Federico II di Napoli”. He is attracted from technology generally, from other countries’ culture and I love every music gender. Francesco is working for EY IT Risk Assurance - Cybersecurity Advisory and is involved In projects for national and international companies.

Itziar Vidorreta

Ms Itziar Vidorreta holds an Environmental Sciences degree at University of the Basque Country and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering at University of Deusto. She has experience in coordination of international projects, as a promoter of business cooperation and market research at GAIA Cluster (ICT Cluster in the Basque Country).

She has broad experience in strategic planning, exploitation and market scalability, market research as long and wide experience in project management, communication, dissemination planning and implementation, as well as in scientific papers.

Maite Boyero

Maite Boyero is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, holds a Master's degree in Digital Communications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (France) and an Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid).

He currently leads the Spanish delegation in the Management Committee of the Secure Societies program, integrated in the Framework Program of the European Union - Horizonte2020, as representative of the interests of Spain in said Committee. Likewise, it is the National Contact Point for the subject. She has worked as an expert in the Management Committee of the subject of Information and Communication Technologies, in the VII Framework Program, as a specialist in the area of ​​Future and Emerging Technologies and in the area of ​​Cybersecurity.

Maite joined CDTI (Center for Industrial Technological Development, under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) in 2004. She has more than 17 years of experience in international project management, both in the field of Security and technologies of the information.


Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist & Project Manager. Nicholas has an MSc in Educational Management and a BA Hons in Politics and Sociology. He is the coordinator of the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) as well as the coordinator of cyberwatching.eu. Previously, he was the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 project and deputy coordinator of CloudWATCH, SLA-Ready, SIENA and OGF-Europe. He excels in building & promoting innovative tools and services in the ICT innovation landscape. His work focuses on raising awareness of novel tools and services in ICT, in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors as well as providing contributions to the adoption of ICT Standards. Since its launch in 2009, Nicholas managed the Cloudscape Series, www.cloudscapeseries.eu that grew from a funded initiative by the EC to becoming a self-sustaining event attracting international thought leaders in the cloud space in Europe. Nicholas has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the yearly concertation meetings of the CloudWATCH & CloudWATCH2 projects.



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