Miguel Olariaga has a degree in telecommunications engineering from the 'Universidad Politécnica de Madrid', Spain. His areas of expertise are voice and data networks, wireless communications, ICT security and audio-visual technologies. He holds several professional certifications including PMP, CCNP and ITIL.
His professional career has spanned for more than 15 years across 5 different countries where he has worked for IBM, Siemens, MCI/Verizon and, since 2006, the European Commission. In March 2013 he joined the Smart Electricity Systems and Interoperability group where he is working with all ICT-related aspects of Smart Grids.