Speakers & Panellists

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
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
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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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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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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28 Nov 2017
Johannes Keizer

Johannes Keizer

Dr. Johannes Keizer has more than 20 years of experience in the in the development of complex Information Management Systems.

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29 Nov 2017
Kostas Koumantaros

Kostas Koumantaros

Mr. Kostas Koumantaros, Msc, is a Project Manager and Software Engineer on GRID and Cloud Technologies at GRNET SA. He obtained the Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Software Engineering in July 1999 from the University of Essex. He subsequently pursued an MSc in Advanced Computer Science Software Engineering degree from the University of Manchester, which he obtained with excellent marks in October 2000. Since October 2002 he is part of GRNET Technical Department as the manager of GRNET's Open Source Promotion and Development Initiative and member of the Hellasgrid Task Force.

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28 Nov 2017
Werner Leo Kutsch

Werner Leo Kutsch

Werner is Director General of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), a European Research Infrastructure. ICOS is an ESFRI Research Infrastructure and currently in the Step 2 procedure of the ERIC application. As DG he is currently managing the final internal integration of ICOS. In this work I focus on optimizing the internal data workflow between the different observational programs of ICOS and developing the data platform of ICOS (‘Carbon Portal’).

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