Organisation & Contacts

IT Dept Organisation (pdf summaries)


Department Head DH Frederic Hemmer
Deputy Department Head DDH Maite Barroso Lopez
Departmental Planning Officer DPO Gianni Deroma
Deputy Departmental Planning Officer DDPO Christian Isnard
Department Administrative Officer DAO Nathalie Del Vicario
Deputy Department Administrative Officer DDAO Florence Moura
Department Training Officer DTO Michal Kwiatek
WLCG Project Leader LCG Simone Campana
Computer Security Officer CSO Stefan Lueders
Deputy Computer Security Officer DCSO Sebastian Lopienski
openlab Head OPL Alberto Di Meglio
CERN School of Computing Director CSC Sebastian Lopienski
Externally Funded Projects EFP Bob Jones
Human Resources Adviser HRA Marie-Luce Falipou

HRA 'permanence' is in 31/R-013:
-- Every Wednesday p.m.

Software Licence Officer SLO Ignacio Reguero

Please contact

See also role description and about licenced software usage

IT Technical Coordinator -- Xavier Espinal

IT Technical coordination for experiments and departments.

Department Safety Officer DSO Wayne Salter
CTO & Hardware Resource Manager -- Bernd Panzer-Steindel

Administration & Secretariat

Assistant to Department Head Silke Bachmann
Financial administration Isabelle Droux
IT Secretariat Miguel Ribeiro
IT Secretariat Florence Moura
openlab administration Kristina Gunne


IT Communications Officer Melissa Gaillard
IT website manager Catharine Noble
openlab Communications Andrew Robert Purcell


Group Mandate summary
Collaboration, Devices & Applications
Leader: Tim Smith
Deputy: Andreas Wagner
Group & section members: list

The group Collaboration, Devices and Applications (CDA) provides information services such as video conferencing, webcast & recording, indico, the CERN Document Server (CDS), document conversion, printing, e-mail, IP telephony, the Invenio Digital Library Framework, Windows' environment tools, web services, authentication and authorisation services, e-publishing and software development tools on a range of devices, such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Communication Systems
Leader: Tony Cass
Deputy: German Cancio
Group & section members: list

Responsible for networking and telecommunications services for the Laboratory, including the campus network for office and Wi-Fi connectivity, a technical network to support accelerator operations and critical laboratory infrastructure, a high-performance data centre network to support physics computing, including high-bandwidth connections to computing facilities around the world, fixed and mobile telephony services, and TETRA digital radio services for the Fire and Rescue Services.

Compute & Monitoring
Leader: Tim Bell
Deputy: Gavin McCance
Group & section members: list

Responsible for service delivery and evolution of Compute, Monitoring and Infrastructure tools services for the CERN Tier-0 Data Centre and the Worlwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG).

The group's activities were described in more detail at the IT Technical Forum in Autumn 2016.

Computing Facilities
Leader: Wayne Salter
Deputy: Olof Barring
Group & section members: list

Manages and operates the CERN Data Centre and associated Computing Facilities.

Leader: Eric Grancher
Deputy: Eva Dafonte Perez
Group & section members: list

The Database Services Group (IT-DB) is responsible for current and future databases and their platform for accelerators, experiments and administrative services. It is also in charge of hosting Java Web applications as well as critical engineering and administration applications at CERN scale. Moreover, the group provides scale-out analytics services including Hadoop, Spark and Kafka for CERN and the LHC experiments.

Departmental Infrastructure
Leader: Maite Barroso Lopez
Deputy: Melissa Gaillard
Group & section members: list

Provides and maintains the administrative and infrastructure support for the IT Department.

Scientific computing collaborations
Leader: Dirk Duellmann
Deputy: Simone Campana
Group & section members: list

The group hosts the LCG project office, coordinates WLCG operation and consults on the efficient use of scientific computing resources in close liaison with EP-SFT, experiment and HSF efforts.

Leader: Alberto Pace
Deputy: Jakub Moscicki
Group & section members: list

Ensures a coherent development and operation of storage services at CERN for all aspects of physics data.

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