IT Department organigram & other information

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Role Name
Department Head Enrica Maria Porcari
Deputy Department Head Maite Barroso Lopez
Departmental Planning Officer Gianni Deroma
Deputy Departmental Planning Officer Christian Isnard
WLCG Project Leader Simone Campana
Externally Funded Projects Bob Jones
Department Administrative Officer Nathalie Del Vicario
Deputy Department Administrative Officer Florence Moura
Financial administration Valentina Clavel
Joelma Tolomeo
IT Communications Officer Melissa Gaillard
Department Training Officer Michal Kwiatek
Computer Security Officer Stefan Lueders
Deputy Computer Security Officer Sebastian Lopienski
CERN openlab Head Alberto Di Meglio
CERN School of Computing Director Sebastian Lopienski
Human Resources Adviser Benjamin Salignat
HRA 'permanence' is in 31/R-013, Every Wednesday p.m.
Software Licence Officer Ignacio Reguero
Please contact
See also role description and about licenced software usage
CTO & Hardware Resource Manager Bernd Panzer-Steindel
Department Safety Officer Wayne Salter
IT Technical Coordinator Xavier Espinal
IT Technical coordination for experiments and departments.
Assistant to Department Head Silke Bachmann
IT Secretariat Florence Moura
Loic Loiseau


Group Mandate
Computing Facilities

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

Communication Systems

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.


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

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

Collaboration, Devices & Applications

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.

Compute & Monitoring

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

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


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

Scientific computing collaborations

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.