Tonny Velin graduated in Computer Science Engineering from the Universities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. He has over 30 years’ experience in ICT. He started his career at the European Space Agency (ESA) and has since been involved in projects in France, Germany, Belgium, Canada and Spain in the ICT, Space and Defence industrial and public sectors.
In 2002, he created Answare that focuses on ICT consultancy and software innovation projects. He has managed and participated in R&D projects at European level for H2020, FP7, FP6 and EUREKA clusters (ITEA/software, CELTIC/telecommunications and EUROSTARS/SME), and at national level (Spain). He worked as Consultant for the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid to boost the participation of ICT-based SMEs in R&D European programmes.
Tonny is member of the Board and Steering Committee of NESSI (Networked European Software & Services Initiative) and co-founder of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA). He is also member of the Steering Committee of PLANETIC, the Spanish ICT-based Technology Platform. He contributed to CONECTA 2020 (FP7 611517) and MOSAIC (FP7 612076) to foster International Cooperation between Europe and LatAm and Mediterranean countries around ICT.
He is President of CENTIC, the Technology Centre of ICT of the Region of Murcia.