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Andreas Veispak

Andreas Veispak

Andreas Veispak, an Estonian, started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working on numerous projects across different sectors of the economy. He joined the European Commission in 2005 where dealt with the automotive industry and was responsible for questions related to industrial competitiveness, energy and the environment. Between 2010 and 2015, he was part of the team of the Director General of DG GROW at the European Commission (internal market, industrial competitiveness, space – Copernicus and Galileo – entrepreneurship and SMEs). From 2015 until 2019, he was in charge of the EC’s activities related to space data and the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme, following which he became responsible for the unit dealing with digital infrastructures the European Open Science Cloud at DG CNECT of the EC. Andreas was educated at the University of Oxford where he studied Modern History.

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Martha Whitehead

Martha Whitehead

Martha Whitehead is the Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard in June 2019, she was Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian at Queen’s University, Canada. Martha has been actively engaged in regional, national and international initiatives to advance digital research infrastructure and scholarly communications, including playing a lead role in the development of Portage, a research data management network launched in 2015 by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) in collaboration with other research stakeholders. She has served as president of CARL, chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and as a member of the Programs and Quality Committee of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Most recently, she chaired the Canadian National Heritage Digitization Strategy Steering Committee, CARL’s Policy Committee, and CARL’s Open Repositories Working Group, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Leadership Council on Digital Infrastructure. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).

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Paola Masuzzo

Paola Masuzzo

Paola Masuzzo has a PhD in Bioinformatics from Ghent University, in Belgium, and a big passion for data. During her PhD, she was fortunate enough to join OpenCon, an extraordinary community around Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. This event has changed forever the way she looks at access to knowledge and educational resources. Since then, she has participated in many international projects for the promotion of open research practices, especially for FAIR data and open source code. She is currently a data scientist for a corporate organization, an independent researcher by the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) and spends a lot of free time advocating for free and fair access to knowledge. She has co-authored many articles on open scholarly communication, has been a ContentMine and a Research Data Alliance fellow, has co-founded the Civic Lab Ghent, and currently sits in the Steering Committee of the Open Science MOOC (https://opensciencemooc.eu/).

You can follow her on Twitter @pcmasuzzo (https://twitter.com/pcmasuzzo).

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