Mr Erik-Jan Bos

Erik-Jan Bos
NameErik-Jan Bos
Job titlePolicy & Strategy Officer
BioSince 1987, Erik-Jan Bos has been heavily involved with and committed to data networking for research and education, right after his graduation from Delft University of Technology where he did research into the performance of wide area networks.

After working for SURFnet, the Dutch national R&E Network, for more than 23 years, he left his CTO position at SURFnet to pursue other challenges.
Since 2011, Erik-Jan works for NORDUnet as Policy & Strategy Officer. Among other things, he is project leader of the Advanced North Atlantic (ANA) collaboration that led to the world's first clear channel 100G intercontinental lambda. ANA, together with ESnet and the NEAAR Project, runs a 800 Gbit/s fully resilient system for R&E across the North Atlantic Ocean.

Erik-Jan is also a co-chair of the Global Network Architecture (GNA) Technical working group, that works towards defining an ambitious, all-inclusive blueprint for the next generation global network interconnect for Research and Education.