e-IRG Workshop, 15-16 November 2016, Slovakia.

Sergio Andreozzi

Sergio Andreozzi is Strategy and Policy Manager of the EGI Foundation, the coordination body of the EGI e-infrastructure. He contributes to strategic planning and execution, governance, business models and to the evolution of the service roadmap. Sergio is also a member of the EC Open Science Policy Platform. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (University of Bologna) and a MSc in Computer Science Engineering (University of Pisa).


Jan Bot

Jan Bot is a community manager at SURFsara. He leads the Support4research project in which SURF together with national partners tries to tailor the national services to the needs of the Dutch research community. He is a member of the outreach team of EUDAT and works as the Dutch liaison for EGI. Jan has a background in bioinformatics and has been working on outreach and support for the last 8 years.

Giovanni Erbacci

Giovanni Erbacci holds a laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in Italy. He leads the HPC Projects Division in the Supercomputing Applications and Innovation Department at CINECA, the Italian Supercomputing Centre. Since 1992 he organises and directs the CINECA's Summer School on Parallel Computing.
G.E. actively participates in different EC projects since the IV FP and since 2010 he is deeply involved in PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe). He leaded the "Services for Industrial Users and SMEs" activity which launched SHAPE the "SMEs HPC adoption programme", providing an effective set of high-level services to support the SMEs users in the adoption of HPC methodologies.
Currently G.E. co-ordinates the PRACE operational services for the HPC eco-system. He is a member of the PRACE Technical Board and has been appointed Italian Delegate for the PRACE Research Infrastructure.

Andy Götz

Andy Götz is head of the Software Group at the European Synchrotron Facility. The group is responsible for data analysis, data acquisition and beamline and accelerator control systems. He has worked at the ESRF since the beginning of the project in 1988. His has degrees in Computer Science and Radio Astronomer from Rhodes University (South Africa).
After starting his working career in Radio Astronomy he moved to the European Synchrotron to do control and data analysis. He has worked on a number of large software projects as architect, developer and manager.
He has participated in a number of European projects as work package leader. He was co-proposer of the PANDAAS proposal to develop Data Analysis as a Service for the Photon and Neutron community. He currently manages a group of 40 software developers and leads the TANGO Controls Collaboration and the PANDAAS community effort. He believes strongly that an open data policy, good metadata and data management are essential for data providers like the ESRF.

Maggie Hellström

Dr Maggie Hellström works at the ICOS Carbon Portal, the data center of the European research infrastructure Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS). Maggie has a background in experimental nuclear chemistry & nuclear physics, with a PhD from Uppsala university in 1992. She has worked at several nuclear physics institutes in the US, Germany and Sweden, and holds an Associated Professorship in physics at Lund university. Since 2010, Maggie has been involved in greenhouse gas and environmental science projects including the Swedish national ICOS initiative. In 2013, she joined the ICOS Carbon Portal team, where she is now engaged in the EUDAT and ENVRIplus H2020 projects. Maggie's interests include data identification and citation issues, including the application of persistent identifiers to dynamic data, and the management of data collections. She participates in a range of RDA working groups, and is also a member of RDA Europe's GEDE expert group.

Dimitrios Koureas

Dimitris is leading the research data and partnerships work area of the Natural History Museum London (nhm.ac.uk) and is the coordinator of the new initiative for the development of European natural science collections as a pan-European research infrastructure under ESFRI (Distributed System of Scientific Collections – DiSSCo.eu). He is also the executive secretary of the Biodiversity Information Standards (tdwg.org) international organisation and co-chair of relevant to biodiversity data RDA Interest and working groups. Dimitris has a background in biodiversity sciences and a PhD in biosystematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His work is currently focused on developing strategic technical, policy and partnerships frameworks to advance digital (data-driven) science across large European institutions.


Luca Pezzati

Luca Pezzati is physicist and Optics Specialist. Senior researcher at INO-CNR (the National Institute for Optics of the National Research Council of Italy, http://www.cnr.it) where he is Director of the Research Unit in Lecce since 2003. He started the Gruppo Beni Culturali (Art Diagnostic Group) of INO in 1998 and coordinated it for 14 years. He has managed many research projects for CNR in the field of optical technologies applied to Cultural Heritage. He is coordinator of the ESFRI project E-RIHS-European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science included in the Roadmap ESFRI 2016, and coordinator of the ntegrating Activity project IPERION CH-Integrated Project for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage funded by the EC on H2020-INFRAIA-2014. From 2013 to 2016 he has been national coordinator of DARIAH-IT, the Italian node of DARIAH ERIC, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. Among his research interests are: optics applied to the safeguard of Cultural Heritage; optical metrology; 3D-measuring optical techniques; optical systems design; interferometry; phase-analysis techniques and software design. See also his public profile at https://it.linkedin.com/in/lucapezzati and for publications see his page at http://scholar.google.com.

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Peter Wittenburg

Peter Wittenburg is since 2012 Senior Data Systems Advisor at the Max Planck Compute and Data Facility. Furthermore he is executive Director Research Data Alliance Europe (RDA EU), Member of RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and Scientific Advisor EUDAT. More information about his cv can be found at http://mpcdf.mpg.de/~pewi


Carlo Maria Zwölf

Dr. Carlo Maria Zwölf has a background in mathematical modelling for physics and scientific computing. Since his arrival at the Paris Astronomical Observatory he has been involved into the International Virtual Observatory Alliance, where he developed a new standard for the interoperability of scientific web services (the Parameter Description Language). He has been the deputy coordinator of the European FP7 project SUP@VAMDC. He is the executive director of the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center Consortium since its foundation and is the chair of the VAMDC Consortium scientific and technical board.