Webinar programme

EOSC business model recommendations

by Dale Robertson (Jisc), Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)


Objectives of the webinar

Support the public consultation on the EOSC-hub Briefing Paper “Provision of Cross-Border Services” by:

  • Summarising the Paper’s contents and explaining its recommendations
  • Providing the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

Target audience

EOSC working Groups and governing bodies, national and European e-Infrastructures and Research Infrastructures, researchers, Research Producing Organisations.

Agenda (1h)

  • Introduction (5')
  • Presentation (40')
  • Q&A (15')


This webinar supports the public consultation on the EOSC-hub Briefing Paper “Provision of Cross-Border Services”. The paper describes challenges involved in provision of publicly funded rivalrous services such as storage and compute across borders in Europe, with a focus on demanding use cases involving large amounts of resources. The paper discusses opportunities the EOSC could present for key participants and puts forward recommendations for the EOSC, on which feedback is invited via a public consultation. The webinar will describe the work which was undertaken and explain the insights gained and the recommendations which are proposed, and will provide the opportunity for questions and discussion.

About the speakers

Dale Robertson is Senior e-Infrastructure Strategy Manager (Europe) for Jisc, engaging in European research projects and European Public Affairs activity in Digital and Research Policies. She led much of the EOSCpilot project’s Policy work, and currently leads the Governance and Sustainability Task of the EOSC-hub project. She participates in the EOSC-Synergy project work on Alignment of National Policies and Practices and is a member of the Rules of Participation Working Group of the EOSC Executive. From 2012-2017 Dale was Head of EU Liaison at GÉANT, developing and leading EU policy engagement in close collaboration with GÉANT members, and prior to that was Marketing Communications Manager, developing the GÉANT brand and leading the Communications activity of successive EC-funded GÉANT projects. Dale has also worked in the European Commission and European Parliament, as a European Affairs representative for the British Broadcasting Corporation and Sony Europe, and also as an SAP Human Resources management consultant. Dale has an MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and a Public Affairs Diploma from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Sergio is Head of Strategy, Innovation and Communications of the EGI Foundation. In his role, Sergio contributes to strategic planning and execution, governance, and business models. Other responsibilities comprise contributing to developing project proposals to implement the EGI strategy or innovative ideas, leading activities in projects, authoring external communication messages as well as organising and participating in meetings, forums and conferences. Sergio is also member of the EC Open Science Policy Platform.

He holds an Executive Master in Management of Research Infrastructures (University of Milano-Bicocca), a PhD in Computer Science (University of Bologna) and a MSc in Computer Science Engineering (University of Pisa).


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