Speakers & Panellists

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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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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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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