Speakers & Panellists

29 Nov 2017
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is a senior external relations o¬ cer at ELIXIR, he joined in 2011. Andy manages ELIXIR’s engagement with Member States, supporting new countries in joining. He also leads on ELIXIR’s engagement with the EU institutions and the ESFRI process in general. Andy is responsible for developing ELIXIR’s industry strategy and runs the ELIXIR Innovation SME support programme.

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28 Nov 2017
Ronald Stolk

Ronald Stolk

Professor Ronald Stolk is general director of the Center of Information Technology (CIT), the central IT organization of the University of Groningen.

He is also director Research Data & Biobanking at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and professor of Clinical Epidemiology.

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29 Nov 2017
Manolis Terrovitis

Manolis Terrovitis

Manolis is an associate researcher at the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) of the Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies "Athena". His main research interests lie in the areas of Privacy Preservation and Big Data management. He is also interested in the management of spatiotemporal data, query processing and indexing for containment queries. He is managing two related projects in IMIS: MEDA, which focuses on big data management and MoDiSSENSE, which deals with location based social networks.

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28 Nov 2017
Andrew Treloar

Andrew Treloar

Dr Andrew Treloar is the Director of Technology for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), with particular responsibility for technical challenges in creating national and international infrastructure, and for international engagement more broadly. In 2008 he led the project to establish ANDS.

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29 Nov 2017
Prodromos Tsiavos

Prodromos Tsiavos

Prodromos is the Head of Digital Development at the Onassis Cultural Centre and a Senior Research Fellow at The Media Institute at University College London (UCL)/ BBC. Prodromos has worked for the National Hellenic Research Foundation (National Documentation Centre), the European Commission, Oxford and Oslo Universities, the Athens University of Economics and Business and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He read law and Information Systems in Athens and London and holds a PhD in Law and Information Systems from the LSE.

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28 Nov 2017
Matthew Viljoen

Matthew Viljoen

Originally from a software development background, Matthew has been delivering computing and data services to scientific research communities since 2003. More recently Matthew was responsible for running the data archive for WLCG Tier 1 at STFC in the UK.

Since joining the EGI Foundation in 2015, Matthew is involved in the EGI-Engage and INDIGO-DataCloud projects.

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28 Nov 2017
Erik van den Bergh

Erik van den Bergh

After a molecular Cell biology BSc and a Bioinformatics MSc, he started working on polyploidy in plants, developing bioinformatics methods to study duplicated gene evolution. At the Earlham Institute he is working on CyVerse UK, a worldwide project to make supercomputing resources easily accessible to all researchers. PhD defense is planned for late 2017.

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29 Nov 2017
Mark van de Sanden

Mark van de Sanden

Mark van de Sanden is the team leader of the Data Services Group at SURFsara, the Dutch national HPC center. After receiving his BSc in computer engineering from the technical college’s Hertogenbosch in 1994, he started working at the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR).

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29 Nov 2017
Inge Van Nieuwerburgh

Inge Van Nieuwerburgh

Inge Van Nieuwerburgh is co-ordinator scholarly communication at Ghent University. Open access to research publications, (open) research data management and other open science themes are at the core of her interests. She is one of the open access advocates behind Open Access Belgium and supports policy development and support and training through different national and international working groups and expert groups. Some buzz words in Inge’s CV are OpenAIRE, copyright reform, literacy and SA&S.

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28 Nov 2017
Jos van Wezel

Jos van Wezel

Jos has worked in Netherlands and Germany as system engineer, team lead and researcher. Currently he is consultant at SURFsara in Amsterdam and heads the data preservation and data management groups. Previously he contributed to EGI, EUDAT, EUDAT2020, ELITRANS and WLCG, and managed the LSDF and bwdataArchive projects at KIT. He studied biology and computer science and graduated from the University of Amsterdam.

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