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Michal Procházka

Organisation: Masaryk University
Role: Researcher

I've been working at the Masaryk University in Brno and CESNET since 2006. I hold Ph.D. in computer science from Masaryk University.

Fotis Psomopoulos

Fotis Psomopoulos

Organisation: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Role: Academic Fellow

Dr. Fotis E. Psomopoulos is currently an Academic Fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). His research interests lay across three major pillars; (a) Bioinformatics and the evolutionary analysis of genomes based on their protein data, (b) data mining methods and techniques in order to analyse the vast amount of data involved, and (c) Grid and Cloud Computing in order to ensure the necessary computational power and to optimize the developed methods for large-scale approaches. More details at:

Daniel Quintart

Organisation: DG Grow, European Commission
Role: Legal expert

Daniel Quintart is a legal expert with the European Commission working in the fields of IPR and information technology. He joined the Copernicus programme in 2011 to draft the Copernicus data and information policy Regulation.

Javier Quinteros

Javier Quinteros

Organisation: Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum

Javier Quinteros pursued a degree in Computer Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). His PhD thesis, presented in 2008, was a collaboration between the Departments of Computer Science and Geology at the same University.

Duncan Rand

Duncan Rand

Organisation: Imperial College London & Jisc
Role: GridPP London Tier-2 Technical Coordinator in the High Energy Physics Group

Duncan Rand has been the GridPP London Tier-2 Technical Coordinator in the High Energy Physics Group, Imperial College London since January 2008. Prior to moving to Imperial College he worked for 2 years as a Computing Officer at Brunel University where he looked after the Brunel University and Royal Holloway, University of London GridPP computing sites. Before that he spent 5 years supporting Scientific Computing in the HPC section of the IT Service at the University of Durham. He is currently seconded half-time to Jisc working in the End-to-End Performance Initiative helping Janet users get the most out of the network. He has interests in AAI, networking and other infrastructure design for the effective distribution of data to facilitate the science discovery process. He's also interested in IPv6 and Information Centric Networking.


Alasdair Reid

Organisation: EFIS Centre
Role: Policy Director

Alasdair Reid has over 20 years experience of advising governments in developing, implementing and evaluating innovation based regional, inter-regional, national and European development programmes and strategies.

Raphael Ritz

Organisation: Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)
Role: Head of Data Division

Raphael Ritz joined the Computing Center of the Max Planck Society, since 2015 known as Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), in September 2013 to build up and lead a team focusing on data science and services.

Cesare Rossi

Cesare Rossi

Organisation: Terradue
Role: System Engineer

Cesare Rossi is a Systems Engineer and Cloud computing solutions manager with a strong academic background developed during five years at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and a year of trainee at ESA ESRIN Centre for Earth observation.

Geoff Sawyer

Organisation: EARSC
Role: EARSC Secretary General

During his long and varied career, Geoff has held senior management positions in the space industry as well as numerous representative positions in the UK and Europe including 3 years as the chairman of EARSC (from 1991 to 1995) and as a member of several EU consultative bodies such as Spassec (f

Brook Schofield

Brook Schofield

Organisation: GEANT
Role: Project Development Officer

Brook Schofield joined GÉANT back in June 2009 when it was still known as TERENA, as one of the Project Development Officers, to support Task Forces and contribute to technical projects.