All ICRI 2014 speakers in alphabetical order. Click on the names to see more details about each speaker.

Dignitaries & Officials

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece

Minister of Development and Competitiveness, Greece

European Commissioner, Research & Innovation

Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Italy

European Commissioner, Vice-President, Digital Agenda

General Secretary for Research and Technology (GSRT), Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece


Director, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Senior S&T Representative to the EU, South African Department of Science & Technology, South Africa

Professor, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

CEO & Director, Queensland Museum Network, Australia

Principal Adviser, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (RTD), European Commission (EC)

Director-General, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (RTD), European Commission (EC)

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission (EC)

Director for International Activities, GeoSciences Directorate, National Science Foundation (NSF), United States

Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), United Kingdom

President, The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Council


Branch Manager, Department of Education, Australian Government, Australia



Head of Unit Research Infrastructures - DG Research & Innovation, European Commission (EC)


Director, Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), Ireland

Policy Officer, European Commission (EC)

Director General, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Ltd (IOLR), Israel

President and General Director, "Athena" Research & Innovation Center, Greece

Science Counsellor, Australian Mission to the EU, Australia

Project Administrator, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)

Knowledge & Information Management Specialist, Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations (UN), Italy

International R&I Projects & Diversification, Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Spain



Chief Director, Emerging Research Areas & Infrastructure, Department of Science & Technology, South Africa

Deputy Director General, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)

Professor, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus


Professor, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Council co-Chair, Research Data Alliance,  and Chair, Research Data Alliance/US


Director for Research and Computing, CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research

Director, IPANEMA European Ancient materials synchrotron research platform, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France


Head of International Cooperation Unit, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany


Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany


Regius Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh, The Royal Society, United Kingdom

Professor, Centre SMAArt, University of Perugia, Italy

Managing and Administrative Director, European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH, Germany


Professor, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden


Regional Specialist XRF - XRD, PANalytical, Italy

iMarine Project Director, Information Science & Technologies Institute, Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR), Italy

Plant ecologist, soil biogeochemist, Research Director at the INRA.

Professor, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Australia

Professor/Director, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), United Kingdom


Group Manager, Research and Strategy Group, Department of Education, Australia

Director, eResearch Futures P/L, Australia

Head of Research CNRS, Institut Jacques Monod, CNRS, University Paris Diderot, France

Head of Unit, 'Strategy, EFTA and enlargement countries, Russia Asia and Pacific', Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission (EC)

Chef de Projet, French Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), France


Head of the Marine Resources Unit, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission (EC)

Professor, University of Montreal, Department of Comparative Literature, Canada

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia


Member of the European Parliament, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway


General Manager/Chief Programme, Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe (DANTE), United Kingdom


Chief Executive Officer, Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Australia


Executive Secretary, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Denmark


Program Director, Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI), Sweden

Chief Scientist of Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility Project (SSRF), Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Director, Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC), Norway

Scientific Director, Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), Canada

Director, NZ eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), New Zealand

Research Director, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB), Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Greece

Director General, International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)


Regional Coordinator, Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN) Project, Kyrgyzstan


Chief Executive Officer, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Inc


Senior Advisor, European Space Agency (ESA), Italy


Project manager research ICT projects at Alterra, Wageningen UR, Netherlands

Associate Director, Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA, South Africa

International Scientific Coordinator of the Wheat Initiative, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Coordinator, Human Brain Project, The Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Research Group Leader: Dental Anthropology, Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Spain

Professor of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Director General, Department of Science & Technology (DST), South Africa

General Advisor, Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Belgium


Chair, OECD Global Science Forum, Japan


Secretary General, European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif (AISBL)

Director of Technical and Quality Management, European Space Agency (ESA)

Chair, ESFRI Health & Food Strategic Working Group (HFSWG), Professor, Dokuz Elylul University, Turkey


Senior Scientist, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, National Research Council (CNR-IMAA), Italy

Geospatial Technolgist, Google, United Kingdom


President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation


Director General, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark

Chair of the PRACE Council and CEO of GENCI, France


ARC Australian Laureate Fellow & Director, Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Australia

Director of the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Science, Russia


Data and Information Coordinator, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Global Environment Facility (GEF) Agulhas and Somali Currents Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project, South Africa

Research Group Leader, The Earliest Lithic Industries, Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Spain

President, National Council for Research and Technology, Greece; Professor, The Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


President, The Center for Genetics Nutrition & Health, United States

Director of Instruct & MRC Professor of Structural Biology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Professor, Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Senior researcher, DTU NUTECH - Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Scientific Coordinator, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences/Göteborg University/EMBRC, Sweden

Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), United Kingdom


Professor, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Professor, Council's President, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Chief Executive Officer, UbuntuNet Alliance, Uganda

Director "Excellence in Science", European Commission (EC)

Professor, National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) οf Rouen, France


Executive Director, Australian National Data Service, Australia


Chief Executive, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom


Director, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Science and Technology Directorate, United Kingdom


Professor, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia