Dr. Leif Laaksonen was a Director at CSC. He joined CSC in 1985 and was previously Development Manager. Leif Laaksonen was the Project Director for the RDA Europe 1 project. Laaksonen contributed to the startup of FP7 projects PRACE, EGI_DS (European Grid Initiative Design Study) and was the Project Director for the e-IRGSP2 (e-Infrastructure Reflection Group Support Programme 2) project. He was the Chair of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) 2007 – 2010.