Javier Herrera

Security Innovation Manager

Mr. Javier Herrera, Security Innovation Manager at the Tecnalia from 2006 to 2012, holds a BSc in Telecommunication Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (1986). He specializes in technological consultancy, telecom technologies, information management systems, innovation systems, and high-risk project management.

As a Security Innovation specialist, Mr Herrera has been a member of national Fora of experts promoted by the Spanish government for Security Research. He represented Tecnalia in the EUROTECH Security Research Group, a working group integrated by the biggest EARTO’s organizations dedicated to foster innovation in Security Research and well-connected with other stakeholders’ organizations.

Mr Herrera has coordinated several working groups on Security in various Spanish Technology Platforms, principally in the eSEC platform for security and trust (Civil Security working group) and the RedHotech platform for tourism (Infrastructures and Security working group). He has contributed to their SRAs, fostering various topics for national projects and for the FP7-SEC calls. He has represented Spain in Security and Society conferences organized by DG ENTR (2010).

Mr Herrera has participated in several PASR and FP7-SEC projects, such as SecureSME (2006) and SecureCHAINS (2009) initiatives related to improving the involvement of the SMEs in the FP and in the Security Market chains, respectively; GLOBE (2007) where he led the generation of a roadmap for the development of a demonstration project on border security; the market structuring and new threats monitoring project CRESCENDO (2007); ETCETERA (2010) on factors of European dependence in Security technologies; and INNOSEC (2011) based on a topic proposed by himself about models for innovation management in Security operators. He has participated also in projects for the programme CIPS of DG HOME, like PROSIMOS (2009) on the use of commercial networks for first-responders support in emergencies, and PSOPHIA (2012) on the use of intelligence techniques for human factor management in critical infrastructures.

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