Speakers & Panellists

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
Jean David Malo

Jean David Malo

Head of Unit, SMEs, Financial instruments and State Aid, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Jean-David Malo started his career as head of internal control management in the Comité Professionnel de la Distribution de Carburants in France. He joined the European Commission in January 2001. From 2011 to 2013 he was managing a newly created unit in DG Research and Innovation, the main objective of which was to contribute to increase private finance and close market gaps in investing in research and innovation, notably in the context of Horizon 2020.

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29 Nov 2017
Donatella Castelli

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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28 Nov 2017
Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis is the President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley.

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29 Nov 2017
Lucy Bastin

Lucy Bastin

Lucy comes from Birmingham, UK, where her interest in spatial ecology began with work on green corridors for the local Wildlife Trust. After studying Zoology at Nottingham University, she gained a Masters’ in GIS and a PhD on metapopulation and source-sink dynamics of plant species in the urban habitat mosaic. Her postdoctoral work on the EU FP5 FLIERS project focussed on fuzzy classification of vegetation communities from remote sensing and the efficient visualization of this uncertain information.

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29 Nov 2017
Jan Bot

Jan Bot

Jan Bot is working as community manager at SURFsara where he is responsible for the outreach activities of the Dutch National Infrastructure. He is also the Dutch liaison for EGI related activities and a member of the EUDAT 'Scientific Communities Environments and Requirements' team. Before joining SURFsara Jan worked on a variety of bioinformatics projects for different Dutch universities.

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28 Nov 2017
Valentino Cavalli

Valentino Cavalli

In LIBER, Valentino is responsible for the management of projects addressing Open Science, Scholarly Communication and Research Data Management issues, including Research Infrastructures, starting with EUDAT and the EOSCPilot.
His duties primarily concern the development and implementation of stakeholder engagement plans, advocacy and awareness raising activities.

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