Dr Alvaro Lopez Garcia is a research associate at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He holds a PhD in Science, Technology and Computing from the University of Cantabria (UC). He was a visiting researcher at the IN2P3/CNRS Computing Center in Lyon, France and a research associate at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). He is also an assistant professor at the UC, teaching several Computer’s Architecture subjects, as well as professor at the official Master degree in Data Science of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP). He has taken part in several national and EU FP7 and H2020 projects such as EGEE-II/III, Int.Eu.Grid, EUFORIA, EGI‐InSPIRE, EGI-Engage (task leader for the Federated Cloud JRA), INDIGO-DataCloud (task leader for the Cloud Computing Virtualization JRA, Technical Board member), AARC-II and coordinator of the EU H2020 DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud project. He is currently participating in the EU H2020 EOSC-Hub and EOSC-Synergy projects.