Anastasius Gavras has more than 20 years of professional experience in academic and industry research. He joined Eurescom, the leading organisation for managing collaborative R&D in telecommunications, more than 10 years ago as programme manager, focusing on the areas of management of networks & systems, security and middleware. In these areas he has managed a large number of studies and projects on topics which are of concern to the Eurescom member community of European telecom network operators and the European telecom industry at large. He is managing the Eurescom programme for foresight studies and has served as coordinator of several RTD projects under the European framework programmes.
His current interests include the Future Internet and the search for long term speculative research topics that may have an impact on society and business. He is actively involved in the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative, and the Future Internet Assembly (FIA). He is author or co-author of several papers and articles in these and adjacent areas.