BDVA/DAIRO General Assembly elects a new board

On the 9th of December, BDVA/DAIRO held General Assembly online. As a part of the meeting, the members were called to elect a new board of directors and the BDVA/DAIRO president and vice-presidents. 27 directors were appointed for the upcoming 2-year term. 

Newly appointed BDVA/DAIRO Board of Directors

In alfabetical order of organization:

  • Antonis Ramfos, Innovation & Business Development Director at ATC - Athens Technology Centre (Greece)
  • Dominique Grelet, Group VP, EU Development & Global Head of Innovation at Atos (Spain)
  • Ray Walshe, Assistant Professor at Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Davide Dalle Carbonare, Senior Researcher at Engineering (Italy)
  • Almudena Sánchez, Business Development Executive at GMV (Spain)
  • Walter Weigel, VP of the European Research Institute at Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH (Germany)
  • David Bernstein, Manager for EU and Government Programs at IBM(Israel)
  • Richard Stevens, Associate Vice President at IDC (Italy)
  • Stefan Van Baelen, Manager Public Funding at IMEC - Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw (Belgium)
  • Marc Schoenauer, Director of Research at Inria (France)
  • Edward Curry, Research leader at Insight (Ireland)
  • Valerio Frascolla, Director of Research and Innovation at Intel Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
  • Daniel Sáez Domingo, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Director at ITI – Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (Spain)
  • Stefanie Lindstaedt, CEO of Know-Center GmbH (Austria)
  • Stefan Gessler, Project Manager and Data Protection Officer NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH (Germany)
  • Robert Seidl, Research Manager at Nokia (Finland)
  • Rob Smeets, EU Funding Programme Manager at Philips (Netherlands)
  • Jeanette Nilsson, Project Leader at RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden (Sweden)
  • Laure Le Bars, Research project director at SAP (Germany)
  • Thomas Hahn Chief, Expert Software at Siemens AG (Germany)
  • Till Lech, Research Manager atSINTEF Digital (Norway)
  • Harald Schöning, Vice President Research at Software AG (Germany)
  • Codrina Maria Ilie, GIS/RS Specialist at Terrasigna (Romania)
  • Henk-Jan Vink, Director Networked Information at TNO (Netherlands)
  • Andrejs Vasiljevs, CEO of Tilde, SIA (Latvia)
  • María Perez, Professor at UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • Tuomo Tuikka, Data Space Solutions Lead at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)

During the meeting, full members voted a renewed mandate for Thomas Hahn (Siemens AG) as a President and Ed Curry (Insight) as a Vice-President for research. Two large industry Vice-Presidents will be selected in the next General Assembly. BDVA/DAIRO congratulates the appointed representatives and is looking forward to working together! BDVA/DAIRO also wishes to thank all the members who are not continuing in the Board of Directors for their contributions, dedication and hard work during the past years.