Speakers & Panellists

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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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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