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INNOVATION WORKSHOP SPEAKERS AND PANELLISTS

BORJE JUSTRELL, NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SWEDEN

Dr. Börje Justrell is Director and Head of Operational Support at the National Archives of Sweden. He has since 1989 been responsible for technical matters at the National Archives. Justrell has been teaching archival science at the University of Stockholm for many years and also been a member of international committees within the archivists’ professional association, ICA. He has been representing Sweden in expert groups on digitisation and digital preservation within the European Commission and also worked (and still do) in a number of EU projects like Minerva, MinervaPlus, Linked Heritage, DC-NET and DCH-RP.He was the coordinator of the EU project PROTAGE on digital preservation in the 7th framework programme and between 2003 – 2009 responsible for an advanced international training programme for developing countries conducted by the Swedish National Archives and sponsored by the SIDA, the Swedish International Development Cooperation.

MARCO DE NIET, DEN FOUNDATION

Marco de Niet is the director of the DEN Foundation (Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland), the Dutch knowledge institute for digital cultural and digital heritage. He has been involved in digital preservation research for more than 20 years, e.g at the National Library of the Netherlands, as an advisor to the Dutch National Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) and as a member of the UNESCO PERSIST Programme Committee. He is a advisor to the Dutch and Flemish Ministries of Culture on national digital strategies for digital cultural heritage. He is also actively involved in the Europeana Members Council and ENUMERATE, the statistical framework for monitoring the progress of digital cultural heritage in Europe.

EVELYN MCLELLAN, ARTEFACTUAL SYSTEMS INC.

Evelyn is president of Artefactual systems Inc., a Canadian company dedicated to developing the open-source software tools Archivematica (for digital preservation) and AtoM (for online discovery and access). She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies program and, prior to joining Artefactual, had over 10 years experience as an archivist and records manager at a number of organizations including the City of Vancouver Archives and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Evelyn has worked as co-investigator on the InterPARES Project and currently serves on the PREMIS Editorial Committee. She has delivered numerous presentations and workshops on the topics of digital preservation and open technologies for archives.

MELANIE IMMING, LIBER

As EU projects manager at LIBER Melanie is responsible for LIBER’s overall management of EU projects. Before joining LIBER in 2014, Melanie worked as a Senior Project Manager at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) where she has led several innovative projects focused on the development of the digital library; she has also led the Sub Project Take Up team in the FP7 SCAPE Project. Melanie is experienced in dissemination, communications and translating more technical themes to the greater public. She has a background in audiovisual media, which was sparked by her experience at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, one of the largest memory institutions of the Netherlands. Melanie has a MA in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.

CARL WILSON, OPEN PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

Carl Wilson is the Technical Lead for the Open Preservation Foundation. Prior to that he worked for The British Library’s Digital Preservation Team on internal and external projects, including a spell as Technical Co-ordinator for the SCAPE project. He spent three years as Technical Lead on the Planets project, developing the Interoperability Framework and Service Interface definitions. He also helped organise and run the Planets Service Developer’s Workshops. Carl particularly enjoys hackathon style events, and is a regular attendee at OPF events, as well as those which were organised as part of the SPRUCE and AQuA projects.

BORIS DOUBROV, DUAL LAB

Dr. Boris Doubrov is a CEO of Dual Lab, the company subcontracted by veraPDF consortium for developing the industry supported PDF/A validation tool as a part of the PREFORMA project. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Belarusian State University (1997) and another PhD in Mathematics from the Catholic University of Leuven (2004). Boris has been working for more than 15 years in PDF technologies as a software developer, project manager and business owner. He is an active participant of the ISO activity on PDF 2.0 and future PDF/A standards.

MIQUEL MONTANER, EASY INNOVA

Dr. Miquel Montaner is the CTO at Easy Innova. He received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and a MBA by the University of Girona (UdG) in 1999, 2003 and 2008 respectively. His background is in Artificial Intelligence (AI). He was AI lecturer at the UdG and he is the author of a reference book on Recommender Systems. After a period of strong relationship with the University, he decided to devote all his efforts to apply research to the market. Dr. Montaner has been working as a Research and Technology consultant during the last 13 years in different companies. His main work has been the development of innovative projects for companies and institutions and the coordination of several National and European R&D funded projects. Besides AI, he has been also working in other research lines like Digital Preservation, Virtual Currencies and Social Networks. In the field of Digital Preservation he participated in several research projects for Memory Institutions (PROTAGE, PRESERVA, Pyramid, MIDPoint and PREFORMA) and for personal archiving (DURAFILE, GEPid and PreserMedia).

JOSEP LLUIS DE LA ROSA, UNIVERSITY OF GIRONA

Full Professor at the University of Girona (UdG) Spain from 2010 and Rensselaer Institute of Technology (RPI) New York, USA 2008-2010. Director of the Technology Research Center Easy and of the Official Master in Smart Cities of the UdG. MBA of the UdG, PhD in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). De la Rosa is expert in intelligent agents, social networks, virtual currencies, and digital preservation and their application to the market. +200 international publications and +20 PhD thesis supervised is part of his contributions. He is a researcher with entrepreneurial vision that has created several spin-off companies starting from the first world robotic soccer team as early as 1996. His research on complementary and virtual currencies started in 2006 and soon later he got fascinated by the disruption of the Blockchain and SmartContracts technologies and their advantages. From then, he has been working on this topic to design new types of money suitable for the Internet in particular and many other of its applications in general.

XAVIER TARRES BONET, EASY INNOVA

Mr. Xavier Tarrés Bonet is a Project Manager at Easy Innova. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Engineer from the University of Girona (UdG). He started working in several companies related to computer science education, until 2010 when he co-founded Suitsee, a company providing 3D web pages using WebGL technology. In 2012, he joined Easy Innova as a technical coordinator of several European projects in digital preservation as PROTAGE, GEPiD, DURAFILE and PREFORMA. He is a senior project manager and an expert developer with extensive knowledge about programming languages, software architecture and pattern design.

JEROME MARTINEZ, MEDIAAREA.NET

Jérôme Martinez is the Founder and President of MediaArea.net, the lead developer of MediaInfo and a technical consultant to a variety of projects within the fields of broadcast video, audiovisual archiving, and web video. Jérôme’s work specializes in the analysis and categorization of audiovisual data as well as quality control, audiovisual metadata, and the development of open source solutions for media communities.

DAVID RICE, MEDIAAREA.NET

Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist whose work focuses on independent media, open source technical in preservation applications, and quality control analytics. He has worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations like CUNY, Democracy Now, the United Nations, WITNESS, Downtown Community Television, and Bay Area Video Coalition. He is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. Dave is recognized for his work in advocating widely for standards and collaboration across countries and organizations as well as his work with nonprofit organizations such as Democracy Now and WITNESS.

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