Introducing the people who will be bringing you the latest news from Cloudscape-III right here on GridCast:
Johannes Watzl works as a researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He is part of the Munich Network Management- Team (MNM-Team) and Co-chair of the Production Grid Interoperability-Working Group (PGI-WG) in the Open Grid Forum (OGF). Johannes is both involved in European Commission funded projects in the Grid and cloud computing area and industry cooperation projects in the field of cloud computing.
Daniele Lezzi holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology Engineering (2007) and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering (2002), both from the University of Salento, Italy. He is now a researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center in the Computer Sciences department. His research covers High Performance Computing and and programming models for Grids and Clouds. He's currently working in the European VENUS-C, ScalaLife, IS-ENES and SIENA projects.
James Ahtes is a project manager at Atos Origin, working out of their Atos Research Innovation department in Barcelona. He is involved in European Commission funded projects focused on cloud computing (PaaS in particular these days), distributed computing standards interoperability and socio-economics.
Catherine Gater has a background in Materials Science and a keen interest in talking about scientific research rather than doing any herself. Having spent several years communicating science for employers as diverse as museums, government laboratories and universities, she is now Dissemination Manager for EGEE at CERN and has an international organisation to add to the set.
Manisha Lalloo hails from a chemistry background, but is now putting her science communication skills to good use in the world of e-science. She joined the GridTalk and e-ScienceTalk teams following a stint in Brussels, helping the European Parliament promote their many events. Manisha also works as a freelance chemistry writer and in her spare time likes to dance.