During a Board meeting held this morning, the Red.es Board of Directors appointed Alberto Pérez Gómez as the new Director of RedIRIS, the Spanish academic and research network.
This appointment will reinforce the organisational structure of RedIRIS, thus resulting in the achievement of the objectives of Red.es, the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, and the Secretary of State for Information Society and Digital Agenda.
Since 2002, Dr Alberto Pérez has been working at Red.es, the public entity responsible for promoting the Information Society in Spain.
He joined the entity to work on the “.es” Domain Register, and has since collaborated in representing Red.es internationally at forums such as ICANN or CENTR (Council of European National Top-level Domain Registries).
In 2004 he took on the role of Deputy Director of RedIRIS, dealing with financial management, personnel, service portfolio and projects, which included working on the deployment of RedIRIS-NOVA. He has also represented RedIRIS at international forums such as GÉANT Association (European association of academic and research networks), where he was a member of the management committee from 2009 to 2016).
Before joining Red.es, Alberto Pérez worked at the Telecommunications Market Commission from 1999 to 2002, and, from 1994 to 1999, as a professor in Constitutional and EU Law at the University of Alcalá, where he also graduated. Alberto completed his doctoral thesis on communications regulation, has published two books and various articles on ICT sector policies, has consulted with European institutions and governments as part of his collaboration with the European Audiovisual Observatory and with the University of Oxford, as well as speaking at many sector courses and conferences. He also studied an Executive MBA at the IE Business School, and is a Sworn English and French Translator-Interpreter recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
RedIRIS has been providing advanced communication services to the national scientific and university community since 1988. It is funded by the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness and is included in its map of Exceptional Scientific and Technological Facilities (ICTS). Since 2004 it is managed by the Public Corporate Entity Red.es, which reports to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda.
RedIRIS has more than 500 affiliated institutions, mainly universities and Spanish public research centres.
Submitted by Cristina Lorenzo