Ana Hunsinger

Ana Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement at Internet2, has executive oversight of strategic engagement, membership and outreach programs for the Internet2 community. Ana oversees community engagement programs for higher education and affiliates, researcher engagement and development, industry programs and development, global programs and relations, community events and marketing and communications for Internet2. The Community Engagement Division is responsible for membership and partner growth and retention in the organization.

Ana oversees the management of 28 staff and over 20 external consultants and firms, as well as an annual operating budget of $13 million. Her team is tasked with the creation, design and implementation of a full membership program across multiple communities (higher education, affiliates, industry leaders, etc.) Her position reports directly to the President and CEO of Internet2.

Ana previously served as Director of Regional and State Network Relations, managed FiberCo, and helped manage Internet2's international program and relationships. She has been active in the Internet2 community since 1998 and prior to joining it, worked at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (an Internet2 member.)

Ana attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a BS in Computer Science, BA degrees in Film Studies and Philosophy as well as an MA in Philosophy. She now resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys skiing and maintaining an active lifestyle.

François Gagnon

gagnon François Gagnon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Montreal’s École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) since 1991 and served as the director of the department from 1999 to 2001. Professor Gagnon, who has held the Ultra Electronics Chair since its creation in 2001 (the Chair became, in 2009, the NSERC Ultra Electronics Chair), also set up COMunité, a group bringing together highly skilled, and creative researchers as well as several industrial partners. Through COMunité, which ÉTS recognizes as a strategic forum, Professor Gagnon is able to strengthen his network by pooling all its research activities under a single banner.

His research areas are centered around high-speed wireless communications, modulation, coding and optimization of the digital processing of high-capacity signals, as well as point-to-point military communications. François Gagnon played an active role in the creation of a new generation of high-capacity, line-of-sight military transmitter-receivers by Marconi Canada, now Ultra Electronics TCS. The company received a Coin of Excellence from the US Army for the performance and reliability of its radios. For his long and productive collaboration with Ultra Electronics TCS, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) honoured Professor Gagnon in 2008 with the prestigious Synergy Award (SME category), an acknowledgment of his contribution to scientific research.

Dr. Jennifer Pérez

jenifer Is associate professor at the E.T.S. Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos (ETSISI) of The Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid- UPM). She is member of the member of the System and Software Technology Research Group (SYST) since 2007. She received her PhD degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in 2006, and is recipient of the best thesis Award in Computer Science and Telecommunications of the UPV 2006-2007.

She is lecturer of Software Construction and Evolution, Software Architectures, and Cloud Computing at the "Software Engineering Degree", the “Msc in Computation Science and Technologies” and the “MSc in Development of Applications and Services for Smartphones” of the ETSISI, UPM. In addition, she supervises PhD. Thesis under the “PhD. Program on COmputing Science and Technology for smArt Cities” of the UPM. In addition, she is involved in several Innovative Education Projects related with Software Engineering solutions since 2010.

Since 2001, she is participating in several European and national projects related toSoftware Engineering and ICT on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), such as Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc. Since 2007 she is member of AENOR, the Spanish association for standardization in the technical subcommittee AEN/CNT71 SC-07: Software Engineering and Information Systems. In addition, she was the representative of UPM in the European Technological Platform of NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) from 2010 until 2012.

Her research interests are focused on Software Architectures (Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), Event-Driven Service-Oriented Architectures (EDSOA), etc), Cloud Computing, Component-Based Software Development (CBSD), Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD), Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE), Model- Driven Development (MDD), Software Evolution, Dynamic Evolution and Agile methodologies. She is referee of journals and program/organization committee member of several well-known workshops and conferences about Software Engineering.

Kathleen Shearer

Kathleen She is the Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), an international association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009. COAR is located in Gottingen, Germany- with a membership of over 100 institutions worldwide from 36 countries in 5 continents. Its mission is to enhance the visibility and application of research outputs through a global network of open access digital repositories. Shearer has her Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and has been working in the areas of open access, repositories, and research data management for over a decade. She is a Research Associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and a consultant with Research Data Canada working on issues of policy, infrastructure and training for research data management. She is also co-chair of two international interest groups with the Research Data Alliance: Long Tail of Research Data and Libraries for Research Data. In addition, Shearer is a Partnership Consultant with the Association of Research Libraries in the United States.