Antonio Kung initially worked in the development of real-time operating systems. He co-founded Trialog in 1987 where he acts as CTO. He is currently involved in domains such as ICT for ageing, smart cities as well as transversal activities related to security and privacy. He has coordinated many collaborative projects in these area (for instance PRIPARE or PARIS). He is currently the editor of ISO/IEC 27550 Privacy engineering. He holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University, USA and an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris, France.
Dr. Alejandra Ruiz (female) holds a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, (2015, U. of Deusto), an MSc in Advanced Artificial Intelligence (2012, UNED) and the degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2005, University of Deusto). She joined the European Software Institute in 2007, which later on was merged in in Tecnalia where she is a Research Engineer in the TRUSTTECH (Trust technologies) area. She currently leads the area of Modular Assurance and Certification of Safety-critical Systems, with particular focus on automotive, aerospace, railway and medical device industries. She is the main contributor in these areas for European projects such as RECOMP (Reduced Certification Costs for Trusted Multicore Platforms), OPENCOSS (Open Platform for EvolutioNary Certification of Safety-critical Systems) SafeAdapt (Safe Adaptive Software for Fully Electric Vehicles), EMC2 (Embedded Multi-Core systems for Mixed Criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments) and PDP$E (Privacy and Data Protection for Engineering) . Dr. Ruiz has extensive experience on EU projects as project leader and has coordinated the work of large international teams, such as e.g. the AMASS ECSEL project.
Massimo is the Deputy Head of the Technology & Privacy unit of the EDPS, which he joined in 2012. From October 2014 to September 2020 he was also the DPO of the EDPS. He provides advice on technology developments having an impact on privacy and other fundamental rights due to the processing of their personal data. Among the topics he focuses on: cloud computing, online tracking and profiling, internet of things, privacy and data protection by design and by default, DPIAs. He graduated as an Electronic Engineer. After some years in the private he sector he joined the European Anti-fraud Office. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as Data Protection Coordinator and Local Informatics Security Officer in a Directorate General of the European Commission.