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Paolo Budroni

Projectleader,  Vienna University Library

He earned his Dr. phil.in 1986, completing a semiotic examination of Don Camillo and Peppone. In 1988, he completed his education degree at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and in 1996, he received a postgraduate degree in European integration for public administration at the national European Academy. While on sabbatical, Budroni worked as a docent for marketing courses at the graduate level at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Scienze della Comunicazione), and was Marketing Manager and Strategic Business Development Manager for a German telecommunications firm.

He is currently the Managing Director of Phaidra (Permanent Hosting, Archiving and Indexing of Digital Resources and Assets, starting in April 2007), a digital archiving system for RDM. Since 2014, he has also been the Managing Director of e-Infrastructures Austria, a nation-wide project with 26 partners (involving all Asutrian universities as well as the National Library), which aims to create an Austrian network of competencies in the field of university  repositories and research data. 

European projects (led or acquired): OpenAIRE, Europeana Libraries, TEMPUS in the Western Balkan Region, H2020-LEARN.

Paolo Budroni is the Austrian national delegate to the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (E-IRG).

Barbara Sánchez Solís

Projectcoordination, Vienna University Library

earned her degree in English and comparative literature, and went on to collect years of experience in the media and communications industry, where she worked as an accounts manager responsible for large national and international clients. In 2013, after finishing her education degree in library and information studies, she led the study „Factors for Enabling Sharing and Reuse of Research Data” on the topic of research data, which was part of the EU project OpenAIRE. Since 2014, she has been the coordinator of the Austria-wide, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) funded project, e-infrastructures Austria, which pursues the establishment of repositories across Austria and the secure archivation and provision of electronic resources in research and academia. Furthermore, she is part of the European H2020 project LEARN (LEaders Activating Research Networks), which deals with consciousness of research data management and policies in academic institutions. Sánchez Solís has made the topics of research data, research data management and data management plans her specialty. On these topics, she remains in constant dialogue with other European initiatives.

Raman Ganguly

Managing engineer,  Vienna University Computer Center

is the leader of the Software Design and Development Department at the Vienna University Computer Center (ZiD), and is an expert in software development and media technology. Since 2011, he has devoted his energies to the digital archivation of data from a technical perspective with a focus on architectonic models for technical implementation. His duties at the Vienna University include the technical development and operation of repositories, as well as the university website. For him, modular systems and consumer-oriented representation of data are the most important aspects of constructing modern IT landscapes..

Raman Ganguly is the technical leader of Phaidra, member of the Phaidra Steering Committee and coordinates the technical agenda of the international consortium www.phaidra.org.

Since 2014, he has been the technical leader of the federal-grant (HSRM) project e-infrastructures Austria.


Katharina Flicker

Project Assistance,  Vienna University Library

MA MAS, completed her studies in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna as well as the postgraduate course /ecm, Exhibition Practice and Theory, at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Until 2013, she artistically and organisationally supported various theater productions in Austria. After this she gained relevant experience in event planning in connection with the conception, co-ordination and production of exhibitions. Since April 2016, she has been working in the Library and Archives of the University of Vienna, initially supporting the implementation of the advanced training seminar for research data and e-Infrastructures and the e-Infrastructures Austria project.


Jose Luis Preza

was the Technical Advisor to e-Infrastructures Austria until July 2016. E-Infrastructures Austria is a nation-wide project regarding digital infrastructures for research data. www.e-infrastructures.at

José Luis was born in El Salvador in 1968. He left El Salvador in 1992 after the war ended, he resides in Vienna since 2001. José Luis works in the software industry since 1991. His areas of expertise include Analytics, IBM Watson, Business Intelligence, Software Sales, Semantics, ERP/SCM, Data Management, Repositories (Documents, Research Data), J2EE, Enterprise Architecture, WaveMaker, Research Data, and Predictive Analytics. José Luis has worked with companies and customers of all sorts and types, from Global Companies to Small 1 Person shops, primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

Currently, José Luis is the Vice-President of Sales at 7LYTIX, an Austrian software company provider of advanced Retail Predictive Analytics solutions based on Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Besides his day job, José Luis composes music, plays guitar, writes opinion columns, takes cool photos, and teaches cooking classes. You can hear his compositions on his website www.Preza.org

In his teenage years, José Luis was a street kid living on the streets of El Salvador, something he does not recommend nor wish to anyone.

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