Made with Data Workshop @ Futur en Seine, 12th June 2014 – 09:30 – 12:00, Paris, France

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Made with Data Workshop @ Futur en Seine, 12th June 2014 – 09:30 – 12:00, Paris, France
12 Jun 2014

Made with Data Workshop @ Futur en Seine, 12th June 2014 – 09:30 – 12:00, Paris, France


Workshop at Futur en Seine, 12th June 2014 – 09:30 – 12:00, Paris, France
Venue: CNAM - Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Amphithéâtre Jean Prouvé, 292 Rue Saint-Martin - 75003 Paris ||  Métro: Réaumur-Sébastopol (4, 3), Arts et Métiers (11, 3)

Futur en Seine

The Research Data Alliance is working towards enabling data to be shared across barriers through focused Working Groups and Interest Groups, formed of over 1,600 experts from around the world – from academia, industry and government. While only launched in 2013, already this year RDA will have a first set of tangible outputs to be taken up and implemented by different initiatives and organisations from academia and research as well as private sector across the globe. This workshop focuses on how the Research Data Alliance and players from both academia and industry can work together to achieve the RDA vision of researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. The workshop aims to understand the needs from the stakeholders, what practical ways RDA can implement to ensure stakeholders are involved in all or parts of the RDA cycle – ideation, development, take-up and implementation. 


Moderated by Hilary Hanahoe, Trust-IT Services Ltd. & RDA Secretariat

09:30 – 09:50

Should Data really be open, global and freely available?

Henri Verdier, Chief Data Officer of the French Government & Director of Etalab, France
Henri is a former Student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and is a French entrepreneur, and was recently appointed the Chief Data Officer of the French Government : Henri is also the Head of Etalab, the French Agency for Public Open data. With Etalab, he launched the first government open data portal open to Citizen's contributions. He was CEO of MFG Labs, an internet start-up involved in social data mining, and Chairman of the Board of Cap Digital, the French European Cluster for Digital Content and Services located in Paris Region. He is a member of the ARCEP Strategic Committee, a member of the CNIL Strategic Committee and was a member of the board of Paris-Sorbonne University. He was awarded the Ordre National du Mérite in 2010. Aside from this position, Henri Verdier was the founder Director of "Edition Odile Jacob Multimedia", a publishing company in the field of e-learning, Executive Adviser for Innovation at Lagardère Group and the Director of Prospective for the Institut Telecom.

09:50 – 10:10

Data on the Horizon for 2020

Carlos Morais-Pires, European Commission, eInfrastructures for Science, Belgium

Carlos is the Head of Sector of “Data Infrastructures”, e-Infrastructures Unit in the European Commission’s Communications Networks, Content & Technology Directorate (DG CONNECT). He has been with the EC since 1998, dealing with the development of a large number of R&D projects on Information and Communication Technologies and has been actively involved in bringing output from research into policy and regulatory activities. He holds a Ph.D. from Telecom Italia Lab/University of Lisbon, in Electrical Engineering in the field of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Technologies. Before joining the EC, he was with the department of Computer Science of ISCTE University in Lisbon leading the group on computer networks, operating systems and multimedia.

10:10 – 10:30

Research Data Alliance: National Challenges span Borders

Ross Wilkinson, Executive Director, Australian National Data Service
Ross is the Executive Director of the Australian National Data Service, dedicated to enabling more researchers reuse data more often. Ross’ research career commenced with his Ph. D. in mathematics at Monash University before researching computer science at La Trobe University, RMIT and CSIRO. Some of his areas of research include document retrieval effectiveness, structured documents retrieval, and most recently technologies that support people to interact with their information environments. He has published over 90 research papers, has served on many program committees and was a program co-chair for both SIGIR’96 and SIGIR’98. Ross is now leading the Australian National Data Service creating tools, information, frameworks and the skills to enable Australia’s researchers to more effectively use and re-use research data, wherever it comes from. Ross is a member of the RDA Council

10:30 – 10:50

Industrial engagement with Research Data Alliance – a view from Cap Digital

Patrick Cocquet, CEO, Cap Digital, France
Patrick is the chief executive officer of Cap Digital cluster, a structure that gathers more than 650 innovative companies and more than 50 research and education organisms, working in digital economy fields. Among its various communities, the one working on data (big data, open data, data visualization) is one of the more active and innovative one. Holder of a qualification from a French engineering high school in 1979, he started his carrier in a large group, where he led international standardization and development of products range actions for embedded networks and then for internet networks. In 2000, he founded a startup, a company dedicated to software for internet network equipment. He started and organized Cap Digital in 2006, making it the first digital cluster in France and Europe.

10:50 – 11:10

Making Data work

Monica Marinucci, Director Research Industry - Global Education & Research Industry Business Unit, Oracle, Switzerland
Monica is the Director for the Research Industry in EMEA within the Global Education & Research Industry Business Unit. In her role, she is responsible to develop the Research market in the region, to coordinate related activities and to support sales teams in the countries. She engages with many customers in several countries as well as with governmental bodies, international and European funding & policy agencies. Example of my customers are leading Research Organizations such as CERN and the European Space Agency. She also has global responsibilities for the establishment of strategies and solutions for this market segment, being the Industry Solution Lead for Research. She has extensive experience with European Commission in the Research domain where she acts as an expert and a member of several High-Level Expert Groups for the European Commission since 2007. In addition to the above, she is the Oracle Women's Leadership Community Leader for Oracle Switzerland.

11:10 – 11:25

Can Research Data be smart?

Till Riedel, Research Director, KIT TecO, Germany
Till is currently Research Director of TECO as well as currently coordinating TECO’s efforts in two EU FP7 Projects - TIMBUS (Timeless Business Processes and Services) focussed on capturing the context to describe the implicit risks to trigger preservation actions on real world processes (such as maintaining a damn). In the Prosperity4All project, Till coordinates the collection of building blocks for multi-modal HCI components targeting inclusive and accessible applications across multiple devices and domains. Till did his PhD on the subject of a model-driven approach to ubiquitous system development. His original background is from compiler construction and system architectures. Till’s research interests include a broad range of topics including Service Oriented Architectures, Sensor Network Hardware and RF Protocols, Machine Learning and Context Recognition, Sensor Webs, RFID technology.

11:25 - 11:40

Can RDA become a substrate for SMEs growth out of Research Data?

Yann Le Franc, Research & Entrepreneur, France 
Yann is a French entrepreneur in the field of Scientific Data Management with a strong focus on Neurosciences. With an initial training in Biology, he acquired throughout his career a multi-disciplinary training mixing experiments, mathematical modeling and computer science. Since 2012, he has been working as a freelance scientist on several Neuroinformatics projects involving the development of domain-specific ontologies, the use of semantic web technologies and the development of tools to structure scientific data. Recently, he became co-chairman/co-founder of EUON, the first European network for semantic web and ontology experts ( and integrated the EUDAT ( consortium to support the development of semantic infrastructure within the EUDAT project. Boosted by his freelance experience, Yann is now creating a start-up company to further develop his projects.

11:40 – 12:00

"(Big) Data driven" Innovation

Pierre Pleven, Innovation Manager, Institut Mines Télécom, France
Pierre has been an entrepreneur and business developer with half a dozen small/medium  size companies in the domain of ICT. He has been acting as coach and business angel with startups for several years. Recently he joined Institut Mines Télécom where he managed several Research and Innovation programs. He is now focus on (Big) Data driven Innovation initiatives , that includes support to the emerging startups in the domain , management of Research and Innovation project, contribution to “data challenges” organization , and  the management of TeraLab , Big Data platform as a service  for Research and Innovation. He holds degrees in computer science from University Paris XI (Orsay) and MBA from HEC.