We are delighted to announce the following speakers for the opening and closing sessions, with more still to follow:
Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the department of medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Alexa conducts research on knowledge representation and discovery, with a special focus on the significant problems that persist in the curation, dissemination, and exchange of scientific and clinical information in biomedicine and health.
She is a former director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an intramural research division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
She is chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) board on research data and information, and she recently chaired their study entitled Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research.
Digital science professor of research policy, University of Sheffield / director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI)
James is digital science professor of research policy at the University of Sheffield and director of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), a global consortium of research funders working to advance transformative and translational ‘meta-research', to inform more open, diverse and strategic research systems.
He is also vice-chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA). An interdisciplinary social scientist, he works on the politics, governance and management of research systems, and the relationship between evidence and decision-making.
Dean of libraries; vice-provost for information collaboration, and professor of history, Northeastern University
Dan’s work is focused on the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and learning, from the nature of libraries and their evolving resources, to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools, to the changing landscape of communication and publication.
Prior to joining Northeastern, he was the founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America, which brought together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and made them freely available to the world.