Speakers & Panellists

28 Nov 2017
Rob van der Meer

Rob van der Meer

Rob is the ASTRON responsible for coordinating proposal, start up, and running of European H2020 projects. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics and has worked in astronomy and astroparticle physics as scientist and project manager. He took care of the start up of the EGI.eu office in Amsterdam and the EGI-InSPIRE project.

He is currently manager of the projects ASTERICS and AENEAS and leading the start up phase of the EOSC Pilot activities in the LOFAR Pilot and the EOSC Hub activities of ASTRON.

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28 Nov 2017
Michael Schuh

Michael Schuh

In the scientific computing division at DESY IT, he develops new solutions in the fields of cloud and container computing. In +10 years experience as a data-scientist, he specialised in geographical data visualisation and interactive data analysis, providing consultancy services to real estate market companies facing the big-data challenge.

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22 Nov 2017

Cristina Duma

Doina Cristina Duma (Female) is the leader of the Distributed Systems group at the INFN National Center (CNAF), providing the core operational support for the INFN-wide Grid infrastructure and for the CNAF Cloud infrastructure. The task of her group is also to investigate how to evolve the existing infrastructures to pursue increased resource efficiency in view of the progress in the underlying technologies.

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29 Nov 2017
Silvana Muscella

Silvana Muscella

Silvana Muscella is CEO & founder of the SME Trust-IT Services, an SME providing international marketing & research specialised in fostering ICT solutions globally and across Europe and co-founder of COMMPLA, a boutique software house that delivers multichannel software solutions to commercial clients. She tackles high-level strategy building, business acquisition, coordination and strategic marketing and communication developments in ICT, namely in building cloud computing tools & services & cybersecurity, ICT in energy efficiency.

 

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29 Nov 2017
Jean David Malo

Jean David Malo

Head of Unit, SMEs, Financial instruments and State Aid, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Jean-David Malo started his career as head of internal control management in the Comité Professionnel de la Distribution de Carburants in France. He joined the European Commission in January 2001. From 2011 to 2013 he was managing a newly created unit in DG Research and Innovation, the main objective of which was to contribute to increase private finance and close market gaps in investing in research and innovation, notably in the context of Horizon 2020.

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28 Nov 2017
Juan Bicarregui

Juan Bicarregui

Juan Bicarregui is Head of the Data Division in the Scientific Computing Department at STFC. Juan’s division has responsibility for research and development of the data systems that handle much of the huge volume of scientific data that is produced by the STFC research facilities.

 

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29 Nov 2017
Donatella Castelli

Donatella Castelli

Donatella Castelli is a Research Director at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione  “A. Faedo” of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTI). She has been the principal investigator of several European and International funded projects on digital libraries and data e-Infrastructures acquiring considerable experience in these domains. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the EU H2020 BlueBRIDGE project.

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29 Nov 2017
Matthew Dovey

Matthew Dovey

Matthew J. Dovey works at Jisc, the UK's expert organisation in the use of digital technologies for education and research, as Head of e-Infrastructure Strategy. He oversees work within Jisc Strategic Technologies to develop digital infrastructure services which support and enhance aspects of the research lifecycle – from discovery of information and data, to data analysis and manipulation, and collaboration and research impact and dissemination. Jisc is a beneficiary in the EOSCPilot project working on governance frameworks, policies, data interoperability and identity management.

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28 Nov 2017
Tiziana Ferrari

Tiziana Ferrari

Tiziana is Technical Director at the EGI Foundation since October 2013 and Technical Coordinator of the H2020 EGI flagship project funded by the EC: EGI-Engage. She was responsible for the direction of the EGI-InSPIRE project and was former Chief Operations Officer taking care of the operations coordination of EGI. She is a promoter of the Open Science Commons and participated in the definition of the EGI governance and service portfolio in the framework of the EGI_DS project.

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28 Nov 2017
Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis is the President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley.

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