Helmut Sverenyák, Research and Development Manager – has a Dipl. Ing. (1991) from the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He joined CESNET in 1998 as a member of the Research and Development department. In 2004, he was made head of Research and Development, responsible for the coordination and support of R&D activities and projects managed by CESNET. In the period 2012–2014 Helmut was a member of TERENA Executive Committee. Since 2015 he has been the Vice Chair of the ELIXIR CZ (Czech national ELIXIR infrastructure node) board.