Speakers & Panellists

28 Nov 2017
Stephan Kuster

Stephan Kuster

Stephan Kuster is Acting Director of Science Europe. He is responsible for the coordination of all policy activities of Science Europe, including the development of common activities, positions and approaches by the Science Europe Member Organisations on policy areas such as the European Research Area, EU and national research funding, Open Access and Open Science, Cross-Border Research Collaboration, Gender and Diversity issues in research, Research Infrastructures and Research Careers and Mobility.

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29 Nov 2017
Antonio Laganà

Antonio Laganà

Director of the Computer Centre (1996-2001) and from 2002 to 2012 Director of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Perugia.

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29 Nov 2017
Damien Lecarpentier

Damien Lecarpentier

Damien Lecarpentier is a Director at CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science, and currently manages the EUDAT initiative (www.eudat.eu) which aims to build a pan-European sustainable, cross-disciplinary and cross-national data infrastructure providing a set of shared services to access and preserve research data. Damien has an MA in Political Science and a PhD in Social Sciences from the Advanced School of Social Sciences in Paris.

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29 Nov 2017
Yannick Legré

Yannick Legré

Yannick is the director of the EGI Foundation since February 2014. He was formerly a senior research engineer at the French National Scientific Research Centre – Grid and Cloud Institute (CNRS-IdGC). He holds a Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT) and a degree in Law (LL.L).

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28 Nov 2017
Natalia Manola

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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28 Nov 2017
Luděk Matyska

Luděk Matyska

Associate professor at Masaryk University and senior researcher at CESNET. Chairs the Czech national Grid infrastructure, lead or participated in many national and international projects related to high performance and distributed computing (Grids) and their applications. In 2007 served as chair of the Project Management Board of EGEE II, member of the EGEE III PMB representing Central Europe. Involved in EUAsiaGrid and member (CESNET team leader) of the EGI_DS project.

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28 Nov 2017
Barend Mons

Barend Mons

Barend Mons is a molecular biologist by training (PhD Leiden University 1986). He spent over 15 years inmalaria research in close collaboration with endemic countries. After that he gained experience in computer-assisted knowledge discovery, which is still his research focus. He spent time with the European Commission as a Seconded National Expert with the INCO- DC programme (1993-1996) and with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO 1966-1999). Barend also co -founded several spin off companies.

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29 Nov 2017
Alessandro Mosca

Alessandro Mosca

Alessandro joined the SIRIS LAB R&D Division of SIRIS Academic SL in 2014, in Barcelona. Alessandro's main research interests include disciplinary, as well as, transdisciplinary studies. Since 2010 to 2013, I have been an Assistant Professor in the KRDB Research Centre, at the Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).

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28 Nov 2017
Steven Newhouse

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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28 Nov 2017
Franco Niccolucci

Franco Niccolucci

Franco Niccolucci is the director of the VAST-LAB laboratory at PIN, Prato, Italy. With a background in Mathematics, he was a professor at the University of Florence until 2008 and then, until 2013, director of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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