Dr. Joan Navarro received his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from La Salle – Ramon Llull University (URL) in 2015, his MSc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2008, and his BSc in Telematics in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department and Program Coordinator of the Master in Big Data from the same university. Also, he is leading the cloud storage and computing research line of the Research Group in Internet Technologies and Storage. His research is focused on Cloud Computing, Big Data and Distributed Systems, specifically on the areas of Concurrency Control in Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Replication Policies in Cloud-based Databases. In addition, he is currently participating in several R&D projects.