Karen Breitman, Rio Tinto Group

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27 Feb 2021

Karen Breitman, Rio Tinto Group

Karin joined TAB in October 2020. She has had a dual career, holding a tenured Computer Science Professor position at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - where she lead joint industry projects with NASA, HP, IBM and Microsoft - and, ten years ago, joined industry to serve as corporate vice president and chief scientist at EMC and Dell Technologies. Today she is the head of Analytics for the Rio Tinto Group and serves on the board of directors of Engie Brazil Energia, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Business School (COPPEAD), and Grupo Editorial Nacional (alternate).  

What is your history with the RDA and what impact has it had on you?

I have been applying RDA recommendations in industrial systems for a number of years. With all the hype around Big Data it is difficult to find reputable, rigorous, and peer reviewed guidance on data sharing. In particular the corpus of work around FAIR principles has served as a north star for the work my teams have developed internally and with our customers.

What do you feel you bring to TAB and what is your experience so far in being a member?

The Technical Advisory Board is an exciting and inclusive forum dedicated to the advancement of our community and the execution of the RDA strategy. Its multidisciplinary membership guarantees that all issues are evaluated from multiple perspectives, and healthy debate guarantees the best outcomes. I bring a view from industry, where data sharing and re-use has been gaining traction, as well as experience in both Research and Industry in Latin America.

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