Speaker: Ognjen Prnjat, Director, European Infrastructures and Projects, GRNET, Greece
Dr. Ognjen Prnjat is the Director of European Infrastructures and Projects at GRNET. GRNET - National Infrastructures for Research and Technology - is an integrated electronic Infrastructure service provider with a mission to support services for the academic, research and educational community of Greece and link these with global e-Infrastructures. In his role, Ognjen is responsible for the overall GRNET involvement in pan-European and worldwide e-Infrastructures. He is also organizing various aspects of e-Infrastructures in the South-East European region, their sustainability and seamless integration in the pan-European landscape: in the past 17 years, he has acted as project coordinator for 7 EC projects in the field. Ognjen is currently the coordinator of NI4OS-Europe project which brings together partners from 15 countries in the region in the common endeavour of supporting Open Science Cloud governance and service provisioning. Previously Ognjen was with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, where, as a Research Fellow, he was leading technical and project management aspects of a number of EC ACTS/IST and UK EPSRC projects in diverse fields of computing and telecoms. He holds a Bachelor of Eng. Degree in Electronics and Electrical Eng. from University of Surrey; and MSc and PhD in telecoms from University College London.