Blockchain in Research & Education

lun. 21 janvier à 18:30

Fuseau horaire : Paris (GMT+01:00)

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Blockchain in Reseach & Education - meet CERN, SEED, ETH Library Lab Agenda:

18:30 - Entry

18:45 - "Blockchain in the future evolution of the ATTRACT project"

Dr. Pablo Garcia Tello, Section Head of the Development of EU

Projects & Initiatives, CERN

19:20 - "Decentralized Science - vision of SEED"

Dr. Aleksandra Sokolowska, Head of Research and Analytics,

Validity Labs

19:40 - Panel on "Blockchain in Education and Science", featuring:

-Maximiliane Okonnek, the Managing Director of ETH Library Lab,

ETH Zurich

-Dr. Pablo Garcia Tello

-Dr. Aleksandra Sokolowska


20:00 - Networking About the speakers Pablo Garcia Tello Graduated in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and has a PhD in Material Science by the Basque Country University in San Sebastian, Spain. He was Postdoctoral Associate and Teaching Assistant of Semiconductor Processing Technology in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. He has worked at Philips and NXP Semiconductors in the areas of Micro/nano-electronics and Biotechnology. He has been also Contracts & Programmes Manager at the Aerospace and Defense Industry Association of Europe. As well he has worked as a Consultant in EU Innovation Programmes for PNO Consultants for private and public sector organisations in the Chemical and ICT areas.

He is participating actively in EC Innovation Initiatives and Funding Programmes. His expertise is certified by having published more than 50 scientific papers in top international peer reviewed journals and conferences, and holds more than 10 international patents in the areas of Micro/nanotechnology and Biotechnology. He has received among others the NXP Semiconductors Golden Patent of the Year award. At CERN he has been Knowledge Transfer (KT) Liaison Officer at CERN collaborating to enhance the KT CERN industrial network and relationships. Now he is section head of the CERN EU Office developing new EU funded projects and initiatives. Dr. Aleksandra Sokolowska holds a BSc in Astronomy, MSc in Theoretical Physics and a Fast Track PhD in Computational Science at the University of Zurich, which is usually awarded to outstanding students seeking a scientific career. Over the years, she contributed with her work to our understanding of the environment of galaxies such as our own Milky Way. She is currently heading research and analytics branch of the ETH Zurich Spinoff Validity Labs, experimenting with the idea of decentralization in science and leveraging blockchain to support open collaboration. She also founded a non-profit organization to support careers of women in STEM called women++ and was selected as one of the Top 100 women in business in Switzerland in 2018. Maximiliane Okonnek is a dedicated innovation and technology strategist. She has strong expertise in project development, building digital products and coordinating innovation and cooperation projects related to digital infrastructure and services for the education sector. She studied Japanese Studies and Management & Economics at University of Zurich and Doshisha University, Kyoto and holds a MA in Japanese Studies as well as a MSc in Digital Media Management from Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation, Berlin. After she studied and gained work experience in the automotive and ICT sector in Japan for 2 years, she came back to Switzerland and joined ETH Library in 2010. There she held various positions related to digital knowledge environments, communication strategy and innovation management. In April 2018 she embarked on a new journey to build ETH Library Lab, an interdisciplinary initiative striving to advance information infrastructure and services for science, research and education. Besides that she finished further education on “Leading digital transformation and innovation” at Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam and Stanford University. Links: Sponsor:


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