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Two more keynote speakers have been announced for CODATA 2017: Catriona MacCallum and Nikita Shamgunov

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The organisers and programme committee are very pleased to announce that Catriona MacCallum, newly appointed Director of Open Science, Hindawi and Nikita Shamgunov, co-founder of MemSQL will give keynote presentations at the CODATA 2017 International Conference ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’, 8-13 October, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Catriona MacCallum

Catriona has more than 19 years experience in scholarly publishing and 14 years in OpenAccess publishing. She worked initially for Elsevier as Editor and Managing Editor of Trends in Ecology & Evolution. In 2003 she joined PLOS as they launched their first journal. As well as being a Senior Editor on PLOS Biology, she was involved in the planning stages of PLOS ONE and the PLOS Community Journals and also acted as a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE. Her most recent position before joining Hindawi in July 2017 was as Director of Advocacy. She took a sabbatical in 2007-2008 as an invited Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin and has a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University on the evolutionary ecology and genetics of speciation. She is currently Chair of the OASPA Policy Committee and a member of the Advisory Boards of OpenAire and the Royal Society (Publishing), the UUK Open Access Efficiencies Working Group and RCUK’s Open Access Practitioner Group. 

Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov co-founded MemSQL and has served as CTOsince inception. Prior to co-founding the company, Nikita worked on core infrastructure systems at Facebook. He served as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server for more than half a decade. Nikita holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in computer science, has been awarded several patents and was a world medalist in ACM programming contests.

CODATA 2017 Keynotes


Deadline for Session Proposals and Abstracts for Presentations, 28 July

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