Speakers & Panellists

29 Nov 2017
Johannes Fournier

Johannes Fournier

Johannes Fournier studied German language and literature, history, and philosophy at the University of Trier and wrote a doctoral dissertation on a text in Middle High German. After his PhD in 1997, he became research assistant and deputy director of the Center for Electronic Publication and Retrieval in the Humanities at Trier University. In August 2003, he joined the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the Academic Libraries and Information Systems division (LIS) where he is in charge of the funding programme “Electronic Publishing”.

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29 Nov 2017
Mariagrazia Graziano

Mariagrazia Graziano

Mariagrazia is a biologist with a PhD in marine ecology, marine resources management and conservation. Mariagrazia has a background in experimental ecology methods to highlight biodiversity changes in relation to human impacts and protection measures (Marine Protected Areas) and in applying causal framework (such as Driving-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) to describe the interactions between society and the environment. She joined the JRC in October 2013 to support the BIOPAMA project. She is also a contact point within JRC for the Caribbean region in BIOPAMA.

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28 Nov 2017
Françoise Genova

Françoise Genova

Francoise Genova has been the director of the Strasbourg astronomical data centre CDS from 1995 to 2015, and one of the founding parents of the astronomical Virtual Observatory project. She has been the coordinator of several European projects dealing with the European Virtual Observatory. She currently leads the "Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability" Work Package of the European ASTERICS astronomy Cluster, which aims at optimizing the usage of the data from the astronomical large projects through the Virtual Observatory.

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28 Nov 2017

Carole Goble

Carole co-run MyGrid, a sub-group of Information Management Group which focuses on data intensive e-Science. The group, established in 2001, ranges from theory to practice, translating state of the art techniques in semantic web, distributed computing, data management and social computing into software and resources widely used by scientists from many different communities. The team is made up of scientific informaticians, computer science researchers and software engineers.

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28 Nov 2017
Ivo Grigorov

Ivo Grigorov

Ivo Grigorov holds a PhD in Marine Science, currently managing a portfolio of marine research projects at Denmark`s National Institute of Aquatic Resources at DTU. He advocates for applying Ocean Literacy and Open Science principles to marine & climate research, for both individual career benefit as well as institutional visibility and impact.

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29 Nov 2017
Sy Holsinger

Sy Holsinger

Sy Holsinger is currently a Senior Policy and Strategy Officer at the EGI Foundation working on sustainability planning, business model development, market analysis and IT service management implementation. Sy studied Business Communications and Management in the U.S. focusing on project and financial management, business development, marketing and communication messaging. He has been involved in several EU-funded projects covering both management and support roles such as leading the commercial activities in the series of EGEE projects. His previous experiences include the U.S.

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29 Nov 2017
Volker Gülzow

Volker Gülzow

Prof. Dr. Volker Gülzow, IT director at the Deutschen Elektronen-Synchroton (DESY) in the Helmholtz Association, has worked in the field of Big Data Computing and led the foundation for a constructive cooperation between the HTW Berlin and DESY in the field of applied computer science.

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28 Nov 2017
Rafael Jimenez

Rafael Jimenez

Rafael C. Jimenez is Chief Technical Officer of ELIXIR (the European life-sciences Infrastructure for biological Information). He is a biologist and a computer scientist specialised in the coordination and management of Bioinformatics services. Interested in topics related to infrastructure, visualisation and data federation.

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29 Nov 2017
Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Bob Jones is a leader of the Helix Nebula initiative (http://www.helix-nebula.eu/), a public private partnership to explore the use of commercial cloud services for science applications. He is the coordinator for the HNSciCloud Horizon 2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement project (http://www.hnscicloud.eu/) which is procuring innovative cloud services to establish a cloud platform the European research community.

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