Speakers & Panellists

28 Nov 2017
Massimo Cocco

Massimo Cocco

Massimo Cocco is a Director of Research at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Earthquakes Department, Seismology and Tectonophysics Division, Rome.  His research interests are focused on the physics of earthquakes and faults. More specifically, his work deals with earthquake dynamics and fault interaction, seismicity patterns and fault frictional properties. He is interested in both theoretical studies and observational research.

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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

Doina 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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28 Nov 2017
Achille Felicetti

Achille Felicetti

Achille Felicetti is a senior researcher at the VAST-LAB at PIN, Prato. He has a degree in Archaeology and a diploma in computer programming. He has coordinated several work-packages and development teams for the application of semantic tools to archaeological data, such as those developed in the EPOCH COINS and 3D-COFORM project. He coordinated the development of the ARIADNE semantic platform, the portal for the interoperability of archaeological information.

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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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28 Nov 2017
Licia	Florio

Licia Florio

Licia Florio joined GEANT (former TERENA) in 2001, as a Project Development Officer to support TERENA's activities and contribute to technical projects. Licia’s primary area of work focuses on Identity and Trust.

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28 Nov 2017
Patrick Garda

Patrick Garda

Patrick Garda is Vice-Director of the ICT, mathematics, physics, and nanotechnologies department at the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, that he joined in 2012.

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