Keynote Speakers

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  Fernanda Foertter, PhD
NVIDIA – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Deep Learning Alliance Manager and GPU Developer Advocate for Healthcare HPC+AI at NVIDIA.
Main research in scaling data and compute on very large supercomputers. Cross-disciplinary background in Physics, Computational Materials Science, and Data Science and Engineering. Add a sprinkle of agricultural genomics, a smidgeon of bioinformatics and an extra helping of GPUs

  Jesus Carretero, PhD University Carlos III of Madrid

Full professor of Computer Architecture at the Polytechnic School of University Carlos III of Madrid and leader of the the ARCOS research group. Main research lines are high-performance computing and cloud computing, application optimizations, big data, real-time systems and internet of things, and simulation of industrial systems.

  Stefano Cozzini, PhD Institute eXact lab SRL
S.C. is a development scientist at CNR/IOM with more than 20 years experience in the area of scientific computing and HPC/Data e-infrastructures. He is currently coordinating the Data management research activities of two European Projects (NFFA-EUROPE and EUSMI. Stefano is  passionate about HPC education; he organized more than 20 HPC training events all around the world and he is presently actively involved in the Master in High Performance Computing promoted by SISSA and ICTP ( and in the recently launched master degree on “Data Science and Scientific Computing” master at University of Trieste. He has also considerable experience in leading HPC and data infrastructure projects at national and international level. He served as scientific consultant for International Organization: Unesco -ICTP (2003-2012) and UNDP/UNOPS (2011-2012).
At the end of 2011 S.C. cofounded his own spin-off company of CNR/IOM institute eXact lab srl
( The company provides advanced computation services by means of its own HPC/CLOUD
infrastructure, ranging from raw computational times to complex highly customized solution.

Guest Speakers

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Jean Marc-Denis, PhD Atos (France) European HPC strategy (EuroHPC) Following the European Processor Initiative (EPI)