Speakers & Panellists

24 Sep 2018

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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24 Sep 2018

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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24 Sep 2018

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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24 Sep 2018

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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24 Sep 2018

Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley is Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), a consortium based at the University of Edinburgh whose mission is to increase the capability and capacity of research organisations around the world to make the most of their research data. He has a long-term interest in the management and reuse of data and the skills and services necessary to support this, and is a frequent speaker on these topics as well as occasional tutor on DCC training courses.

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24 Sep 2018

Volker Beckmann

He finished his PhD in astrophysics at Hamburg University in 2001, and then became postdoc at the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) in Geneva to build the data analysis pipeline of the INTEGRAL gammaray satellite’s spectrograph. From 2003 to 2007 he worked as head of the INTEGRAL guest observer facility at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, and taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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24 Sep 2018

Elly Dijk

A human geographer by training, Elly Dijk is senior policy advisor at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands. DANS is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. She is coordinator of the national scholarly (open access) portal NARCIS (narcis.nl). She is currently project leader of OpenAIRE 2020 at DANS, and she is, together with the Technical University Delft, the National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for this project.

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24 Sep 2018

Natalia Manola

Natalia Manola is a research associate in the University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications and the Athena Technology and Innovation Research Center. She holds a Physics degree from the University of Athens, and an MS in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has several years of employment as a Software Engineer and Architect employed in the Bioinformatics sector. From 2009 she has served as the

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24 Sep 2018

Steven Newhouse

Dr Steven Newhouse is head of the Technical Services cluster (formed in 2013) that brings together the systems, web production and web development teams, and leads the Technology and Science Integration group which works to bring technology (both new innovations and established services) from Europe and around the world to further develop and support the Science taking place at EMBL-EBI.

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24 Sep 2018

Dale Robertson

Dale Robertson has recently joined Jisc to work on the EOSCpilot project’s Policy and Governance Work Packages.  Dale is a specialist in European Public Affairs in the areas of Digital and Research Policies, and also an experienced Project Manager in the context of EC-funded research projects.  She spent five years as Head of EU Liaison at GÉANT, developing and leading an EU policy advice and engagement function, and prior to that was Marketing Communications Manager, leading the Communications activity of successive EC-funded GÉANT projects.  Dale has also worked in the European Commission

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