Industry Forum - RDA Pre-Plenary event, 4th April, Barcelona, Spain

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Industry Forum - RDA Pre-Plenary event, 4th April, Barcelona, Spain

04 Apr 2017

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The Industry Forum is an open event and does not require registration.

VENUE: Barceló Sants - Room MR11


16:00 - 16:10

Welcome and introduction by the RDA Europe Industry Advisory Board Chair, Fabrizio Gagliardi. 

16:00 - 16:30 Keynote "Building the European Data Economy: the role of research data", by Celina Ramjoué,  Deputy Head of Unit for the Data Innovation and Policy Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT)
16:30 - 17:15

RDA Industry Advisory Board Panel

Moderator: Fabrizio Gagliardi, Chair, Industry Advisory Board


  • Celina Ramjoué, Head of Sector - Data Policy and Innovation – DG CONNECT
  • Charles Huot, Corporate Development & Co-founder at TEMIS
  • Carlos Guardia Rivas, Executive IT Specialist , IBM 
  • Hilary Hanahoe, Director, Trust-IT Services & RDA Secretariat
17:15 - 18:00

In the cloud: Scientific data sharing and the EU’s new cloud initiative. A discussion of Commission plans to unite infrastructure and services in an open science cloud.

Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business


  • Jean-Claude Burgelman, Unit Head, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Josep Lluís Larriba Pey, CEO, Sparsity
  • Robert J. Hanisch, Director, Office of Data and Informatics, US National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Alfonso Ríos, Cloud Computing Director, Indra Sistemas

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