SNUC 2023, the 27th Secure Networks Users’ and Operators’ Conference, is more than just two days of learning and inspiration. It’s a place to:
SNUC gathers together some of the industry’s leading thinkers to talk about their fields of expertise in dedicated presentations and panel discussions.
In 2019, we asked a selection of these professionals to share essential insights into the future of critical communications. Take a look at these inspiring insights now:
Best of SNUC 2023: See our favorite pictures and video from the event.
Leave your mark on SNUC history! Join our group photo on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. (at the Prado Museum). You will receive your own copy of the photo before leaving the conference.
Private meetings in the Gran Via or Callao meeting rooms can be found on the third floor.
SNUC takes place at the Riu Plaza España hotel located in the heart of the city centre of Madrid, at Gran Via 84.
Please ask a question or leave your feedback for speakers or event organizers by using the chatbot at the bottom right of this page.
Power up your phone, tablet or laptop in the Madrid 1-3 conference room. There are plenty of sockets available.
Eat, drink and refuel in the exhibition area. A buffet lunch is available on Wednesday at 12:00-14:00 and on Thursday at 12:00-13:15.
You are cordially invited to join us for dinner at the Prado Museum on Wednesday evening. The dinner will start at 7:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm.
Shuttle buses are available to transfer participants to the Prado Museum. The buses will leave at 6:45 pm from the front of the Riu Plaza España hotel.
Important: remember to bring your "SNUC ID badge" to gain entry to the venue. You will receive it at the SNUC registration desk.
The dinner’s dress code is business/business casual.
Take advantage of simultaneous translations during the conference presentations. Translation equipment is available in the conference room. Simply switch on the device and select your preferred channel/language:
0. Original voice
Get connected during the conference with our free WiFi service, which is available in the conference room Madrid 1-3 and in the SNUC exhibition area. The login details are:
You will receive your conference ID badge at the SNUC registration desk. Please wear this ID badge at all times in the SNUC conference and exhibition areas. Don’t forget to remove it when you are outside the venue.
Please do not share photos, presentation content or discussions online during the event. If you wish to post something after the event, we advise you not to post comments by name of the presenter or mention the location of the event. All photos or videos taken must respect the privacy of other participants.
Presentations and a highlights video will be shared with you after the event, together with a feedback questionnaire about the event itself.
We recommend that you do not wear a uniform outside the Riu Plaza España hotel.
PLAZA MAYOR Madrid’s main square holds centuries of history in its cobbles, and has been the scene of everything from coronations to bullfights and beheadings. These days it’s a nice place in which to stroll, have a bite to eat or a coffee at one of the sunny terraces, and enjoy the city’s rich history.
ROYAL PALACE The official residence of Spain’s royal family is these days used for official ceremonies only. Members of the public can visit the palace and check out centuries worth of paintings, furniture and armour.
GRAN VIA Built between 1910 and 1929, Gran Vía is Madrid’s most famous street, connecting barrio de Salamanca and Argüelles and full of shops, restaurants and some of the capital's most iconic buildings.
RETIRO PARK Madrid’s most beautiful park is the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon enjoying a picnic and messing about in a rowing boat on the lake.
BOTÍN, founded in 1725, is the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records and a benchmark of Madrid’s best traditional cuisine.
Calle Cuchilleros 17.
Tel. (+34) 91 366 42 17
MERCADO DE SAN MIGUEL is very touristic, but it’s a lot of fun. The building is an old market that now hosts a food court. Each stand has products from a different region and a common dining area.
Plaza de San Miguel, s/n.
Tel. (+34) 915 42 49 36
CORRAL DE LA MORERIA Perhaps the best flamenco performance you will find in Madrid as well as some of the best food you can enjoy, prepared by Michelin star chef David García.
C/ Morería, 17.
Tel. (+34) 913 651 137.
TABERNA EL PIMIENTO VERDE Just 5 minutes away from the Royal Palace, this Basque restaurant reinvents typical tavern food. Their menu references northern Spanish cuisine with a touch of Madrilenian products.
Calle de Castelló, 18.
Tel. (+34) 915 764 135.
LA PEREJILA is a charming tapas restaurant in Madrid’s famous neighborhood La Latina. Here, you can enjoy the food and the spirit of southern Spain. Its music and decoration will carry you to Andalusia in the blink of an eye.
Calle Cava Baja 25.
Tel. (+34) 913 64 28 55.
TELEFÉRICO DE MADRID, the city's cable car, is a great way to discover Madrid from above. Enjoy its views of top attractions, including the Royal Palace. The line was opened in 1969 and is 2,457 metres long.
CHAMBERÍ GHOST STATION is a long closed metro station that is now open to the public as a museum. It originally opened in 1919 and was a popular metro stop in Madrid’s Chamberí neighborhood. During the Spanish Civil War the metro station served a dual purpose; it was both air raid shelter and storage facility.
NAVAL MUSEUM Only a lucky few know this hidden treasure in the heart of the Spanish Capital: the Naval Museum of Madrid. Located inside the Spanish Navy’s Headquarters at the famous Paseo del Prado, also known as the “Avenue of Art”, this place will captivate you for hours!
THE TERRACE OF EL CORTE INGLÉS Another way to explore Madrid is on the 9th floor of El Corte Inglés in Callao. On the top floor, you can enjoy idyllic views of Plaza Callao and Gran Vía from the interior windows or the terrace of the building.
Raphael Aebersold has been with Swisscom since 2009, currently as Head of Business Development for Mission & Business Critical Communication at Swisscom (Switzerland). He's responsible for the introduction and further development of mission-critical communication solutions for the public safety authorities, operators of critical infrastructure, defense and public transportation in the field of mobile communication and applications.
Raphael Aebersold has a bachelor's degree in electrical/electronic engineering and telecommunications with a postgraduate degree in innovation management and an Executive MBA.
In 2002, I Joined Abu Dhabi Police and started working as a Network technician, at the same time, my passion for educational qualifications was under my target. Thus, I worked hard in parallel and earned my HD (Higher Diploma) degree at CNET (computer Network Engineering Tech ) from the HCT ( Higher College of Technology ) AlAin city, as well as my Bachelor degree in computer Networking. In 2009, I moved to New York State and applied for SU (Syracuse University) where I completed my Master Degree in Telecommunication Network Management. In 2018 I earned my higher degree in PHD Project Management from the British University in Dubai.
I attended more than 100+ events, workshops and conferences internally and externally as a speakers or part of the panel discussion and most of them were about Network & Cyber Security and telecommunication as well as Digital Transformation with Future Accelerators. However, my responsibility at Abu Dhabi police GHQ as telecom division manager makes me always busy, I do have other role as a telecom committee manager for most of the events around Abu Dhabi city such as , Grand Prix Formula One event.
Co-Founder of “Digital Barza“ which has more than 100+ members to accelerate the process of sharing and exchanging the knowledge. And A winner of IACP ( International Association of chef of Police ) for 40 under 40 award 2021.
"The train doesn't stop at one station; it keeps on going, so work hard to achieve your targets one after another"
Enrique Belda Esplugues holds a PhD from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and a degree in Civil Engineering, also from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Ports Engineer, also, by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). He has taken postgraduate courses at the Universities of: Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées de Paris, École Nationale d'Administration (L'ENA) de Paris, the IESE Business School- Universidad de Navarra, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), as well as at the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública INAP and the Escuela Diplomática Española (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation).
Career Civil Servant of the General Administration of the State, he is currently the Deputy Director General of Information Systems and Communications for the Security of the State.
Information and Communications Systems for Security of the Secretary of State for Security in the Ministry of the Interior and Director of the Technological Center for Security (CETSE) of the Ministry of the Interior. Previously he held the positions of: Deputy Deputy Director General of Circulation in the General Directorate of Traffic and Professor at the School of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
He also worked in the Private Sector as a Civil Engineer in the construction of Public Works and Project Management.
Throughout his more than 30 years of professional career, he has received numerous distinctions, awards and recognitions (14), both national and international, from different Institutions, Associations, Foundations and Companies such as: the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, the Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, the Guardia Civil, the Policía National Police, the Ministry of Defense, Civil Protection, the Spanish Road Association, the ANTPJI-UDIJMA Chair, AUTELSI and the Dragados y Construcciones, S.A. Company.
He has participated as guest lecturer in several Masters in subjects such as: Intelligent Transport Systems and Cybersecurity and has published, as author or co-author, numerous articles, 19 of them in national publications and 6 in international publications.
Arancha González Laya is the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at
Sciences Po. She has extensive knowledge of international relations, trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in European institutions as well as in
She was Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain (2020-July 2021). Ms. González served as United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, the joint trade development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation (2013 to 2019).Between 2005 and 2013 Ms. González was Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy and his representative (Sherpa) at the G-20.
Prior to that Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission in the area of external relations. She was advisor to the European Commissioner for Trade and European Commission spokeswoman. Ms. González began her career in the private sector as an associate in a German law firm advising companies on trade, competition and state-aid matters.
She serves in the Mission Committee of Danone and is a member of the International Advisory Council of the European House-Ambrosetti.
A Spanish national, Ms. González holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Carlos III, Madrid.
Guillaume Lambert has 15 years of experience working as a senior executive in the Ministry of the Interior, France. During this time, he has succeeded in various missions, such as:
Ruth Irais Ruiz Velasco Campos, has a Master Degree in Criminal Policy and Criminology, both from the National Institute of Criminal Sciences; she is a lawyer from the University of Guadalajara; diplomas in Public-Private Associations for the Development of Infrastructure and Services, Criminalistics and Neuro-Linguistic Programming in professional development.
She has held positions within the Public Administration of the Government of Mexico, such as in the Federal Public Security Secretariat, in the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), in the Public Education Secretariat (SEP), the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat and in the Ministry of Public Administration.
In the Government of the State of Jalisco, she served in positions within the Judicial Branch and the Executive Branch. At the municipal level, she served as Director of Transparency and Good Practices of the Government of Guadalajara during the 2018-2021 administration; therefore, she has more than 20 years of experience in public service.
She is the creator of the free software TEST DATA, Generator of Public Versions regarding the protection of personal data and access to public information, which is used in more than 26 states of the Republic and in various dependencies of the three levels of government.
In the academic field, she has been a tenured professor of Criminal Procedure Law at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) as well as an external consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
She is currently the General Director of the Decentralized Public Organization called the Center for Coordination, Command, Control, Communications and Computing of the State of Jalisco. "C5 Urban Shield".
Jarmo Vinkvist (60) has joined Erillisverkot Group on year 2005, working first 4 years as VP and from year 2009 as COO. He is having responsibility of operating VIRVE network, which is a countrywide network in Finland for Public Safety Authorities.
Prior Erillisverkot he worked from 1988 for Telecom Cable Industry (Nokia Group, and later Dutch companies NKF and Draka) including years 1998 – 2000 as CFO for a Telecom project in Sao Paulo state, Brazil and 2000 – 2002 as CFO for a Telecom distributor company in Texas, USA.
Vinkvist holds Master in Science (economics) and eMBA degrees. His military rank is Major (reserve) in Finnish Defence Forces.
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