Klaas Wierenga joins GÉANT Executive team
3 February 2017 | Amsterdam, Netherlands / Cambridge, UK
GÉANT welcomes Klaas Wierenga, who has joined the GÉANT Executive team as Chief Community Support Officer (CCSO) responsible for the Trust & Identity activities, as well as the TFs and SIGs which drive our community activities. Trust & Identity is a strategic area for GÉANT and Klaas will be key to developing our portfolio.
Klaas is well known in the global research and education community for his leading work in Identity, Mobility and Security, and is credited as the creator of the eduroam service for Wi-Fi roaming in research and education. The eduroam service is operational in 85 countries around the globe with billions of logins per year.
Klaas joins GÉANT from Cisco where he was most recently Identity Architect at the Cloud Infrastructure Services group. Prior to Cisco Klaas worked at Dutch NREN SURFnet, where he was Innovation Manager and manager of Middleware Services, creating the first generation of federated identity systems.
“I’m overwhelmed by the warm welcome I’ve had from the community.” comments Klaas. “I’ve stayed closely involved through various roles such as TNC Program Committee Chair, and as Cisco’s representative on the General Assembly, and now I look forward to helping shape the GÉANT organisation and enabling my team to apply new technologies to support our community.”
Klaas Wierenga is interviewed in CONNECT 24, to be published soon.
Further details of GÉANT’s Executive team can be found here