Alex Soares de Moura holds a masters degree in Information Systems from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Unirio). Alex is Research and Development Manager at RNP, the Brazilian National Research and Education Network (NREN), where he started as System Administrator in 1995, and later became Senior Network Engineer at both RNP and also RedCLARA. Since 2011, have been working on advanced network infrastructure services for collaborative and distributed science and education research in ongoing projects including the Advanced Internet Programme, Future Internet and Advanced Testbed Network initiatives as well as Software-Defined Networking, OSCARS and perfSONAR. More recently, Alex was the first person from RNP staff appointed to the role of Science Engagement. Alex is a member of ACM, ISOC Brazil Chapter, RDA, Open-IX among other associations and participates in the Telecom Infra Project. Alex’s research interests include network virtualization, software-defined networking, cloud computing, security, performance, and data center infrastructures. Alex's experience in the private sector includes network engineering and security in Tier III internet data centers.