Speakers & Panellists

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
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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22 Nov 2018
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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21 Nov 2018
Hermann Lederer

Hermann Lederer

Hermann Lederer received a diploma in physics from the University of Munich and a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Technical University of Munich for studies of the quaternary structure of the RNA polymerase promotor complex and its components by neutron small-angle scattering. After a post-doc position at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry with research stays at ILL (Grenoble), Risoe National Lab (Roskilde), and DESY (Hamburg), he took a position at RZG.

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