David Kennedy

David Kennedy is Director of Eurescom. He has served in this role since 2005. Under his leadership, Eurescom has become a major provider of programme and project management services for European RDI initiatives and projects in the ICT area and beyond.

Prior to joining Eurescom in 1997 as programme and project manager, he worked for Irish telecom network operator eircom and their collaborative research subsidiary Broadcom. In addition, he also spent a few years working with Ericsson in Ireland.

He has been driving a number of European research initiatives, including Eureka Cluster CELTIC and its successors, the New European Media Initiative (NEM), the Future Internet PPP, and the 5G Infrastructure PPP.

Luitgard Hauer

As Management Assistant at Eurescom, Luitgard Hauer has been involved in the support work of a number of EU research projects under FP6, FP7, and Horizon 2020. In addition, she performs support work in EUREKA Cluster CELTIC-NEXT in the areas of administration and dissemination.

She has more than 20 years of experience in administration and event support at Eurescom, involving the support of numerous European research projects, including projects under the Future Internet PPP and the 5G PPP programmes.

Klaas-Pieter Vlieg

Klaas-Pieter Vlieg is Manager IT Services at Eurescom. He has been managing the development of Eurescom’s unique technical infrastructure for collaborative R&D projects since 1994. Among the services developed under his leadership are EuresTools®, Eurescom’s comprehensive set of cloud-based tools for the effective management of large international collaborative projects with geographically distributed partners. Furthermore he has managed the development of innovative multimedia applications used in e-learning.

He has a Master of Science degree in electrotechnical engineering from the University of Delft. Until he joined Eurescom, he worked from 1989 to1994 as IT Security Expert at KPN, the leading Dutch telecoms network operator.