lillestrøm, Oslo

NATO and the High North / Technology Ultramarathon
Oslo: 20-22 May 2019

Chief, Network Services & IT infrastructure (NSII) Service Line

Antonio Calderon

Mr Antonio Calderon of Spain, has served NATO for over a decade, and is the Chief of the NSII Service Line within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).

His mission is to enable secure and resilient voice, data and video communication services worldwide. His team supports deployed operations and exercises for NATO Joint Forces, as well as political consultations between NATO Headquarters and Nations.

In his current post, he is accountable for the strategy, planning and execution of all lifecycle management activities enabling the NATO NSII Services world-wide.

He is Executive for the NSII Portfolio of programmes, projects and services with an investment volume of over EUR 2Billion for the next decade, covering service areas such as SATCOM, Wireless & Maritime communications, NATO Static Networks as well as Deployable Communications related to NATO Operations and Exercises.

He leads a team of 300+ highly skilled and motivated professionals geographically distributed over 15 locations world-wide, a multicultural diverse team including NATO civilians, military and contractors.

Prior to Mr Calderon’s appointment as Chief NSII, he served also in NCI Agency as the acting Chief for NCIA Core Enterprise Service Line, a similar post leading a team of 200 people and managing a business portfolio of EUR 200M, covering capability areas such as NATO Data Centres, Private- Public Cloud services, Managed End-user devices and Information Exchange Gateways.

In NC3A he was the Principal Project Manager to deliver the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC FOC) and successfully established the first Cyber Security Services in NATO, enhancing the security posture of NATO networks worldwide.

Mr Calderon began his career after University within a Spanish telecommunications service provider, engineering the initial roll-out of Mobile networks in Spain. After a short period in London UK, he moved to Orange in 2002, based in The Hague, leading the introduction of 3G services in Europe, same day as the Euro currency was established in Europe.

In 2006 Mr Calderon moved from industry to NATO, when he was then engaged as Principal Project Management Officer, leading major NATO secure communications projects of over 500M EUR, based in NATO HQ Brussels.

Mr Calderon is married with two children, and has enjoyed playing football in the national amateur leagues in The Netherlands and Belgium.

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