BURGELMAN_150Jean-Claude Burgelman

Jean-Claude Burgelman is presently Head of Unit Data, Open Access and Foresight and Chair of DG RTD Taskforce on Open Science. As Head of Unit, he is responsible for open science and data policies as well as foresight for research priorities.
He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies – IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.  Till 2000 he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of the Centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Brughes and the University of South Africa and sits on several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee.


susanne_burgerSusanne Burger

Susanne Burger is Head of Directorate „Europe“ at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2013. She has been working at different positions at the Ministry since 1986. From 2009 to 2013 she was Head of Division “Education and Research” at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels. She holds a degree in law studies and in East Asian Area Studies.


Donert_150Prof Karl Donert

Karl Donert is a consultant and education specialist. He is Director of the European Centre of Excellence, digital-earth.eu, based at Salzburg University, Austria and Director of Innovative Learning Network. He is President of EUROGEO (the European Association of Geographers), a UK National Teaching Fellow. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Salzburg and was coordinator of the HERODOT Network for Geography in higher education.  He is Vice President of the Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges group at the Council of Europe, an expert to the European Commission in Brussels, an elected member of Academea Europea. He researches and publishes widely on many aspects of geographical education, citizenship, the use of geo-media and new technologies and on the state of Geography in Europe.


Portrait_1Prof Marie Farge

Marie Farge is Directrice de Recherche at CNRS (Centre National à la Recherche Scientifique) and ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure) in Paris. She holds a PhD in physics, a PhD in mathematics and is specialist of turbulence, numerical simulation and harmonic analysis to study aerodynamics, geophysical flows and plasma physics. She published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. She participated to the editorial board of three journals of applied mathematics and cofounded one in 1992. She is member of the council of the Academia Europaea and of RISE (Research, Innovation and Science policy Experts of the European Commission). In 2011 she wrote the  recommendation of the Ethics Committee of CNRS on the relations between scientists and publishers. In 2012 she participated the redaction of the declaration The Cost of Knowledge calling to reform the scientific publication system. In 2015 she cofounded the non profit organization CAPSH (Committee for the Accessibility of Publications in Sciences and Humanities) that develops the open source platform http://dissem.in helping scientists to deposit their papers in open access.


Granitzer_150Prof Michael Granitzer

Dr. Michael Granitzer has been Professor for Media Computer Science at University of Passau. Before, he was Scientific Director of the Know-Center Graz since 2010 and assistant professor at the Knowledge Management Institute of Graz University of Technology since 2008. In 2011, he was an intra-sector Marie Curie Research Fellow at Mendely Ltd. working on machine learning and information retrieval in academic knowledge bases. From 2004 to 2010 he managed the division of Knowledge Relationship Discovery within the Know-Center. From 2001 to 2004 he was project manager in projects at the Know-Center covering topics like automatic text classification, text retrieval in millions of documents and visualisation of several million documents. Before this, he was involved in several database projects at JOANNEUM RESEARCH Austria. Michael Granitzer studied Telematik at Graz University of Technology with special focus on Computational Intelligence and holds a PhD degree, passed with distinction, in technical science.


thill_pic_150Timothy Hill

Timothy Hill has been working as a search engineer at Europeana, a platform that aggregates and makes accessible digital cultural heritage on a European level, since 2015. He develops tools and applications to improve the platform search results. Before that, he worked as senior software developer at the Alexander Street Press and as programmer/ analyst at the New York University. He holds a PhD in Classics and a diploma in audiovisual communications.


Hubert Kjellberg photo_150Hubert Kjellberg

Hubert has been working in the intersection of media and technology throughout his career. He worked as an internet consultant in the early 1990s while studying Economics at the University of Lund and went on to work with an internet consultancy, a mobile gaming company (pre smartphone…) and then took the responsibility for content and applications at Hutschison Whampoa (Three) in Sweden, Europe’s first 3G operator. Subsequently he changed businesses and worked with rights management in the television, music and film industries, after which he went back to the IT/telecom sector, where he headed up Ericsson’s media segment for five years.  Since 2011, Hubert has been running NE, a Swedish publishing company started as an encyclopedia, which now is Sweden’s leading online educational publisher. NE licensed the rights to the Brockhaus brand in 2015, and Hubert now runs the company from its base in Munich.


Klages_150Tina Klages

Tina Klages holds a master degree in communication science, sociology and philosophy and works on her PhD thesis about “Technology Transfer in Research and Development Cooperations”. She is an Open Science expert and responsible for the Fraunhofer publication management aspects: Open Access, Open Access to research data, technology transfer through publications, consulting on publication processes, workshops, talks and service-development for the Fraunhofer institutes. Furthermore she represents Fraunhofer in The Priority Initiative “Digital Information” in the Working Group “Open Access” and in EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations.


petr-knoth_150Petr Knoth

Petr Knoth is a Research Fellow in the Knowledge Media institute at the Open University where he leads an R&D team working on research in the domains of text-mining, digital libraries and open access/science.  He is the founder of the CORE service (https://core.ac.uk) provided in partnership of Jisc & Open University to aggregate all Open Access research papers from repositories and journals worldwide. Petr also acted as the principle investigator on a number of European Commission and UK funded projects in the area of Open Science, Text Mining and Research Metrics. Previously, he also worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Mendeley on information extraction and content recommendation for research.


Dr Ignasi LabastidaDr Ignasi Labastida

Ignasi Labastida, PhD in Physics from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Head of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge and the Research Unit at the CRAI (Library) in the UB. Member of the Steering Committee of the LERU (League of European Research Universities). Community of Chief Information Officers and member of its working groups on Open Access and Research Data Member of the Working Group on copyright at LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries). Public Leader of Creative Commons in Spain. He has publications on copyright, open knowledge, and research dissemination. He has trained library staff, researchers and doctoral students in copyright, open access, and research data.

Dr Salvatore Mele

Salvatore Mele holds a PhD in Physics and is head of Open Access at CERN, where he co-architected the SCOAP3 initiative [scoap3.org]: a global partnership which converted to Open Access the majority of High-Energy Physics literature. His team in the CERN Scientific Information Service, in cooperation with the CERN IT Department, has been developing solutions for Open Data at the service of CERN’s scientific community [opendata.cern.ch] and beyond, and is now tackling the challenge of preserving the complex scientific process behind the analysis of data from the LHC project. Salvatore also supports the ORCID and the DataCite initiatives, serving on their Boards of Directors. Long ago, he enjoyed a fifteen years career in physics as a research scientist both at CERN and at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, measuring fundamental physics constants and searching for such exotic things as extra space dimensions.


FraukeRehder_2016 (2)_150Frauke Rehder

Frauke Rehder studied Folklore, Art History and Philosophy in Kiel and Vienna. In her museum work she has specialised in museum documentation. Her career stations include the Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum in Molfsee. From 1999 to 2001 she was an associate at the provincial museum office (Schleswig Holstein), working on the project, “Museen im Netz.” From 2000 to 2004, she edited “Kulturnetz Schleswig-Holstein”. She has been involved with the digiCULT Museums project from the beginning in 2003. In 2010 digiCULT was converted in a registered cooperative, where she became the manager in 2012.


Stoehr_150Prof Peter Stöhr

Peter Stöhr has been Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Hof since 2000. He also is Head of Studies “Mobile Computing”. Before that, he worked as a consultant at sd&m Munich and was Research Assistant at the Technical University Munich.



achim_streit_150Prof Achim Streit

Achim Streit has been Director of Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and Professor for Distributed and Parallel High Performance Systems, Institute of Telematics , Department of Informatics  at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany since 2010. Before that, he worked as Head of Distributed Systems and Grid Computing at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre  (JSC, formerly named ZAM), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and as Scientist at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing  (PC²), University of Paderborn, Germany. He holds a PhD in Computer Science.


klaus-tochtermann_150Prof Klaus Tochtermann

Klaus Tochtermann has been Director of ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Professor for Media Informatics at the University of Kiel since 2010. He is member of the EU High Level Expert Group “European Open Science Cloud” and of the “Rat für Informationsinfrastrukturen” in Germany. He initiated and leads the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and developed the research department of ZBW to the largest Science 2.0 research group in Germany. He studied Computer Science at Kiel and Dortmund and habilitated at TU Graz in “Applied Information Processing” in 2002. Since 2015, he is visiting professor for Digital Infrastructures at the University of St. Gallen.