External advisory group

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.


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...

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...

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. 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...

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...

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...

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,...

Mr. Utan Mulligan

ETSI - Director of Communications

Ultan Mulligan is Director of Communications at ETSI, and holds a position of vice-chairman of the Marketing and Communications committee in the oneM2M Partnership Project – a joint collaboration...