Kyriakos Baxevanidis is the Deputy Head of the Unit Smart mobility and Living of DG CONNECT, European Commission (EC).
The Unit develops & implements policies that unlock the potential of ICT to address mobility, climate & energy challenges of local, national, European and global communities; it is building also on the role of ICT as a vector for change to contribute to our societal transformation towards sustainability. He previously worked in the areas of Research Infrastructures, Services Engineering, Communications Management and Security of ICT under various EU research framework programmes led by the European Commission.
Among his missions has been the coordination of the establishment of a pan-European shared computing infrastructure (from pooling of national infrastructures) available to all research and education communities in Europe. He also held the position of vice-chair of the international standardisation organisation for distributed computing Open Grid Forum (www.ogf.org).