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Sheila Anderson

Director, Centre for e-Research
King's College London, UK

Keynote: Digital Humanities

Sheila Anderson has a BA in Sociology and Social Policy and an MA in Social History from the University of Essex. While studying for her MA, Sheila worked as a research assistant at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure and became interested in the application of computer technologies for historical research. This interest blossomed and in 1993 Sheila was instrumental in the establishment of the History Data Service at the University of Essex, running the service until 1998 when she became Deputy Director at the UK Data Archive.
Sheila joined King’s College London in 2000 as Director of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS). In 2008, following the cessation of funding for the AHDS, and with support from College, she established the Centre for e-Research. Since its establishment and under Sheila's direction, the Centre has received over £4 million in research grants and is rapidly gaining a world-wide reputation for its work. With Harold Short and Simon Tanner in Digital Humanities, Sheila was responsible for designing, developing and launching (in 2010) the MA in Digital Asset Management, putting to good use the knowledge gained at the History Data Service, the AHDS, and her ongoing research.

Martin Przewloka

Senior Vice President - Global Head of Internet Applications & Services, SAP Research
SAP AG, Germany

Keynote: SAP Flagship Initiative Business Web in the Digital Ecosystem

Martin Przewloka serves as Senior Vice President at SAP and is responsible for the Global SAP Research Program of Future Internet Applications and Services. During his tenure with SAP, Prof. Przewloka held various management roles. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Showroom & Trial Solutions as part of SAP Marketing; responsible world-wide for all SAP demo and presentation solutions, infrastructures, and services. Formerly, Prof. Przewloka was responsible for several SAP industry solutions as well as for SAP ERP, the SAP flagship product.
Prof. Przewloka is based at the SAP headquarters in Walldorf Germany, additionally, he holds university degrees in physics, economics, and medical science from the universities of Giessen/Germany, Geneva/Switzerland and Kaiserslautern/Germany. Furthermore, he holds a professorship in mathematics from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen/Germany and a professorship in computer sciences from the Provadis School of International Management & Technology Frankfurt/Germany.

O. Sinan Tumer

Head International Research Policy, SAP Research
SAP Labs Inc., USA

Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Research and the Market: Co-Innovation Through Public and Private Partnerships

Sinan Tumer is responsible for managing international research policies at SAP Research with special emphasis on innovation deployment and adoption programs. He is assessing various instruments from the European Commission and US Federal Government for collaborations with the Public Sector, like pre-commercial public procurement (PCP), technology procurement (TP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI). Previously as the Director of Operations at SAP Research, he was responsible for operations of SAP Research centers around the globe. As part of his responsibilities, his research Project Management Office (PMO) established and maintained end-to-end research processes to provide consistent approaches among research projects, which included research projects management infrastructure, assessment of operational risks and development of methods in managing publicly co-funded research projects.
Sinan joined SAP in 1991 at SAP America in Philadelphia. Before transferring to SAP’s global research senior management team in 2000, he held various management positions at SAP America as the Consulting Director of the North East region of USA and as the Partner Alliance Director. Prior to his career at SAP, he had held various IT management positions, eight years as Systems Integration consulting at Andersen Consulting and Price Waterhouse, as well as Information Systems management positions at leading consumer products companies Sunmark, subsidiary of Nestle, and Ralston Purina in St. Louis Missouri for six years. Sinan holds Masters degree in Systems Engineering and Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences, both from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia USA. Sinan is based in Princeton, USA.