Speakers & Panellists

28 Nov 2017
Volker Beckmann

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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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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28 Nov 2017

Ian Collier

Ian works in STFC's Scientific Computing department, leading the team managing a range of distributed computing services in the UK Tier 1 Centre, part of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). 

His main professional interest is in how we evolve a distributed petascale compute and data infrastructure to meet the needs of the LHC and other science in the coming decades.

He is also actively involved in a range of outreach and education activities.

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28 Nov 2017
Laurent Crouzet

Laurent Crouzet

Laurent Crouzet is Scientific advisor for HPC and digital infrastructures at the French ministry for higher education, research & innovation.

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28 Nov 2017
Shaun de Witt

Shaun de Witt

Shaun de Witt is an expert in federated data management within the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the UK. He has previously worked on a number of federated and distributed data management projects including the Worldwide LGC Computing Grid (WLCG) and the NASA Mission To Planet Earth program. He is currently leading the EUDAT work package investigating Scalability and Data PreservationShaun de Witt is an expert in federated data management within the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the UK.

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28 Nov 2017
Elly Dijk

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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28 Nov 2017
Achille Felicetti

Achille Felicetti

Achille Felicetti has a degree in Archaeology and a diploma in computer programming. Since 2004, is deeply involved in the development and application of new technologies for coding, sharing and integrating data in the field of Cultural Heritage and the development of semantic ontologies and tools for modelling information from archaeological databases and free text documents.

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28 Nov 2017
Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist and Project Manager, is the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 and Cyberwatching.eu projects. He excels in building and promoting innovative tools and services in the cybersecurity and cloud computing landscapes. His work focuses on raising awareness of ICT tools and services adoption in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors and the adoption of standards.

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29 Nov 2017
Matthias Filter

Matthias Filter

Dr. Filter has a diploma in biochemistry. He has experience in bioinformatics, cheminformatics, software development, data mining and QMRA modeling. He has more than 10 years of experience as a project manager in public and private sector organizations. Dr. Filter's current position is senior research scientist, unit Epidemiology and Zoonoses, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany. His specific interest is development of community resources to increase food safety and security.

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