Speakers & Panellists

22 Nov 2018

Astrid Verheusen

Astrid’s career began as a researcher at the Institute for Dutch History and as a product manager at Sdu Publishers. From 2001 onwards, Astrid worked at the National Library of the Netherlands. She was involved in projects and programs concerning mass digitisation, digital preservation and digital libraries. She headed the Digitisation Department (2009-2010) and the IT Department (2012-2014). Until May 2017 she was head of the Innovative Projects Department when she joined LIBER.

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19 Nov 2018

Eva Mendez

Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), LIS department since 1997.She has been an active member of several international research teams, advisory boards and communities including: DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, etc. In 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

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21 Nov 2018

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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22 Nov 2018

Shaun Cairn​s

 

With over 25 years of experience in the global telecommunications industry from early stage research, full product development and network roll-outs around the world. Before joining GÉANT Shaun held various Directorships in several membership-based research and industrial organisations.  He is a registered UK Parliament and Science Advisor and an Industrial Representative to the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Shaun holds Masters and MBA degrees.

 

 

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19 Nov 2018

Thomas Zastrow

Thomas Zastrow received a PhD in computational linguistics at the University of Tübingen. He was working for digital infrastructure projects CLARIN-D and EUDAT. Since 2013, he is working as senior data scientist at the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility in Garching (MPCDF). He is member of the data group at MPCDF and involved in internal and external data driven projects. In the Research Data Alliance (RDA) he was co-chairing a working group (Research Data Collections).

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21 Nov 2018

Tiina Kupila-Rantala

 

Dr Tiina Kupila-Rantala works as Deputy Managing Director in CSC – IT Centre for Science Ltd., Finland. She is responsible for the company governance and strategy work. She belongs to the secretariat − nominated by the Finnish Ministry of the Education and Culture − that envisage how digitalisation and artificial intelligence could support the future development of the universities. She is also in charge of the strategy and business development work package (WP2) of the European Commission project EOSC-hub providing services for the European Open Science Cloud.

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22 Nov 2018

Jurry de la Mar

 

Account Director for International Research and Space Programs in T‑Systems since 2008, Jurry de la Mar. Before that he had responsibility for projects with EU Institutions in Europe e.g., infrastructures for public administrations and policy programs and was responsible for the business unit in South East Asia. He joined the Deutsche Telekom Group in 1994.

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19 Nov 2018

Eva Mendez

 Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), LIS department since 1997.She has been an active member of several international research teams, advisory boards and communities including: DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, etc. In 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

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21 Nov 2018

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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22 Nov 2018

Federica Rosetta

 

As Director Global Strategic Networks(Europe) at Elsevier, Federica leads on strategic initiatives and external collaborations with stakeholders in the academic community in Northern Europe and EU. In this capacity, her primary focus is on all matters related to Open Science, research policy and innovation. Her experience in Scholarly communications, earned in fifteen years at Elsevier, spans marketing communications, publishing and business development. Her passion for Publishing traces back to her Master's degree in Literature, Press and Publishing History.

 

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