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Latin America occupies a leadership position in the GNA community

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On 12/15, the technical manager of the Latin American Cooperation for Advanced Networks (RedCLARA), Marco Teixeira, was appointed to a leadership position in the Global Network Advancement Group (GNA-G), with a four-year term. The GNA-G is an international community of academic networks that aims to make interconnections between continents more efficient for global scientific collaborations and transnational education.

(By: Fabiola Bezerra, RNP) The GNA-G Community meets a few times a year. The work is carried out in Working Groups and supervised by the Leadership Team, currently formed by David Wilde, (AARnet - Australia), Harvey Newman (Caltech - USA), Buseung Cho (KISTI - South Korea) and Erik-Jan Bos ( NORDUnet – Nordic countries). In addition to Marco Teixeira, Ivana Golub from the Polish Academic Network (PSNC) was nominated for the other available position.

“This is an excellent opportunity to represent Latin America and directly take our claims to the international community”, celebrated Marco Teixeira.

Learn more about GNA on the initiative's website:

About Marco Teixeira

Marco Teixeira is a graduate and postgraduate in Computer Networks with an MBA in Project Management. He has 16 years of experience in configuring and managing IP networks, as well as structuring data centers. At RNP, within the RedCLARA Engineering Nucleus, he was responsible for the development of engineering projects for the Latin American network, with an emphasis on the development of connectivity and infrastructure solutions.

In addition, he develops activities aimed at the good functioning of the network, with the implementation of technical solutions to identify problems and opportunities for improvement.

Since 2019, he has held the position of Technical Manager at RedCLARA, where he is responsible for managing the technical teams (NOC, NEG and SEG) and for developing cooperation projects such as BELLA and Amlight.

During this period, he was responsible for developing a strategy to reduce expenses using different methods such as contract negotiation, changing topology links, generating annual savings of 50% of the OPEX budget.