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Claudio Allocchio elected as the new GÉANT Community Committee Chair

GÉANT is pleased to announce Claudio Allocchio’s election as the new GÉANT Community Committee (GCC) Chair. Claudio, Senior Technical Officer at the Italian NREN, GARR, was elected to lead the GCC for the next three years during the GÉANT General Assembly which was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 25 March 2020.

Claudio takes over the GCC Chair role from Valter Nordh, SUNET and GÉANT Board member who served in this position during the term 2016-2020.

Claudio commented: “I am truly honoured for this nomination. I believe that the GCC Chair is one of the most important roles in our community which I am committed to serve with dedication, time and passion. In fact, serving the community is indeed at the core of all our actions, projects and discussions.”

Christian Grimm, Chair of the GÉANT Board of Directors said: “I would like to congratulate the new GCC Chair and thank the candidates for offering their nominations. The GCC Chair role thrives on the collaboration between experienced and dedicated community members and I look forward to seeing how the GCC will develop in the future.”

About Claudio Allocchio
Claudio studied astrophysics, particle physics and music (piano). in 1985 he started his computer networking activities at CERN where he helped to create the world’s first multi-protocol mail gateway service for universal messaging. In 1991, among the founders of the Italian NREN GARR, he managed the COSINE mail gateway services and the Italian Naming Authority (“.it” regulator). Claudio has worked in various roles in all GÉANT projects and he is currently also one of the main advisors for the EaPConnect project. In 2005 he started a collaboration with Conservatorio Tartini in Trieste, where he is currently chief network engineer for LoLa development.

About the GÉANT Community Committee
The GCC has oversight of the GÉANT Community Programme and operates under the auspices of the General Assembly via an agreed terms of reference. The GCC is closely associated with the GN4-3 Project Task on Task Force and Special Interest Groups Coordination.

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