External advisory group

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StandICT.eu is supported by an External Advisory Group (EAG), listed below who have been selected due to their expertise in the identified priority areas.


Samira Nik

CEN and CENELEC - Project Manager Market Perspective and Innovation

Samira Nik, PhD in Materials Science, few years work experience in nano-technology and semiconductor sectors.  Currently, I am working on aligning cutting-edge innovation with the strategic...

Richelle Ahlvers

Broadcom Inc. - Storage Management Software Architect

Richelle Ahlvers is Storage Management Software Architect at Broadcom Inc., where she defines storage management integrations, solutions, and standards strategies for the Data Center Storage Group...

Prof. Ray Walshe

European Commission - Big Data Standards Expert - StandICT.eu Chair

Ray is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. Ray graduated with honours in Electronic Engineering from University of Limerick,...

Dr. Siv Hilde Houmb

Statnett USA - Senior Advisor Cybersecurity

Mr. Edwin Morley-Fletcher

Lynkeus -IT - President

Edwin Morley-Fletcher is President of Lynkeus and former Professor of Administration Science within the Faculty of Politics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He is a Member of the National Council...

Prof. Chunming Rong

IEEE - Co-chair of IEEE Blockchain

Chunming Rong is the chair of IEEE Cloud Computing. He is also chair of IEEE CS STC on Blockchain, and served as co-chair of IEEE Blockchain in 2018. He works as the head of the Center for IP-based...

Mr. Michel Drescher

Cloud Consult & CloudWATCH - Director

Michel Drescher is director of Cloud Consult & CloudWATCH.  Michel graduated in Computer Science and Biology. He began his career in the  High Performance Computing sector, and since...

Mr. Sebastiano Toffaletti

European DIGITAL SME Alliance - Secretary General

Sebastiano Toffaletti is the Secretary General of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance since 2008. Sebastiano holds a Master Degree in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering from the...

Prof. Keith Jeffrey

Keith G Jeffery Consultants - UK - Independent Consultant

Keith Jeffery is an independent consultant and past Director IT at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with 360,000 users, 1100 servers and 140 staff. Keith holds 3 honorary visiting professorships,...