Prof.dr.ir. Cees de Laat chairs the System and Network Engineering (SNE) laboratory at the University of Amsterdam. The SNE lab conducts research on leading-edge computer systems of all scales, ranging from global-scale systems and networks to embedded devices. Across these multiple scales, SNE’s particular interest is on extra-functional properties of systems, such as performance, programmability, productivity, security, trust, sustainability and, last but not least, the societal impact of emerging systems-related technologies. De Laat’s own work focuses on Secure Trusted Distributed Data Processing Systems. He has served on the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Policy Board for ESnet and the Scientific Advisory Board of SURF, and was a co-founder of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF), GRIDforum.nl, and CineGrid.org. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Internet Society Netherlands. See: https://delaat.net/.