Leonardo Lazarte, Brazilian Institute of Information for Science and Technology - Brazil
"The Brazilian Institute of Information for Science and Technology (IBICT), and the Brazilian National Research and Education Network (RNP) are engaged in promoting a National Programme for Open Access to Research Data. This programme demands, among other issues, physical and software infrastructure. Some of this infrastructure will be based on data clouds with specific demands to deal with Research Data, such as preservation, privacy, findability. Those challenges seem quite appropriate for the Cloudscape community."
Leonardo Lazarte is the CIO at the Brazilian Institute of Information for Science and Technology (IBICT) and lecturer, on leave, at the University of Brasilia. He is currently liasing efforts between IBICT and RNP, the Brazilian NREN, in order to advance a proposal for a national initiative on Open Access to Research Data. Leonardo was involved on the deployment of the Internet in Brazil on the 1990s and is currently President of the Steering Committee of the Metropolitan Network for Research and Higher Education in Brasilia, a fiber optic infrastructure for the region. He is a mathematician driven by the social use of technologies mainly in higher education and research.