Silvana Muscella

CEO, Trust-IT

Silvana Muscella is CEO & founder of Trust-IT Services & CEO & co-founder of COMMpla. Coordinator of the initiative, that delivers a European ICT standards Observatory (#EU-OS) to the global ICT standardization community, focused on supporting participation and contribution of EU Specialists, through a cascading grant scheme of 3M€ of funding, covering the 5 essential building blocks of the digital Single Market: 5G, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Big Data and IoT. She tackles high-level strategy building, business acquisition, coordination & strategic marketing and communication developments namely in ICT in standards, energy efficiency, cybersecurity & cloud computing tools & services. 2nd High-Level Expert Group Chair EOSC-European Open Science Cloud [2017-2018]. External Expert Evaluator & reviewer for the European Commission since 2003 and expert for H2020 SME Instruments since 2003, Individual Member of The Green Grid, Member of ECSO, Member of the IEEE Inter Cloud Computing Initiative, ACM Professional Member. Served as an at-large Director for the OGF, Founder of the Cloudscape Workshop series since 2010. Active role in EU-Brazil policy dialogue. Played an instrumental role in connecting stakeholders & SDOs. Served as coordinator of some major EU projects that have impacted efforts around ICT standards and distributed computing whilst coordinating contributions from standards groups including: OASIS, OGF, ETSI, DMTF, SNIA, IEEE, ITU & was co-author of the SIENA Roadmap. Contributed both to the EC’s Cloud Expert Group Roadmap on future research priorities & the ETSI Cloud Standards Coordination.

Silvana is speaking at

Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


  • Prof. Ray Walshe (Speaker) Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University
  • Pat McCarthy (Speaker) VP Strategy and Business Planning, Huawei Ireland Research Center
  • Silvana Muscella (Speaker) CEO, Trust-IT
  • Rob Brennan (Speaker) Assistant Professor, ADAPT, Dublin City University
  • Sonja Zillner (Speaker) Lead Trustworthy AI , Siemens
  • Lindsay Frost (Speaker) Chief Standardisation Eng., NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Ashok Ganesh (Speaker) Director Market Perspectives & Innovation, CEN-CENELEC


AI standards work is ongoing at ISO and IEEE primarily focusing on standards to improve market efficiency and address ethical concerns. Further policy objectives, like responsible deployment and use of safety specifications in fundamental research are absent and leading AI research organizations that have concerns about such policy objectives are not involved in ongoing standardization efforts. The panel will discuss Standards and the link with international strategies and policies.

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