Horacio Gonzalez-Velez

Associate Professor in Computing & Founding Head of The Cloud Competency Centre, National College of Ireland

+ Academic representative to the Steering Group of Technology Ireland Innovation Forum / ICT Skillnet (2013- to date) + Senior Member of The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) + Reviewer of Research Proposals and Projects on HPC, Parallel Computing, Cloud and Data-intensive Architectures for the EU Horizon 2020 and UK EPSRC + Results-driven professional with 20+ years' experience leading and motivating people and teams, especially those that span multiple disciplines. + Proven ICT industrial experience at implementing and overseeing complete technological solutions in several research and commercial projects involving major companies, SMEs, universities, and research organisations. + Educated at doctoral level with an in-depth understanding of current technologies and ICT strategies, particularly those related to distributed and parallel processing. + Sustained scholarly achievements, including publications in high-impact outlets and international peer recognition. Track record of securing competitive research funding.