Natalie Bates

Natalie Bates works with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as Co-chair of the Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG).  The purpose of the EE HPC WG is to drive implementation of energy conservation measures and energy efficient design in HPC.  Natalie’s career spanned twenty years with Intel Corporation where she was a senior manager of highly complex programs taking new products to market, delivering multi-component and multi-partner platforms, and negotiating strategic technical industry initiatives.  She was also a strong advocate and effective agent for organizational change, transition and process improvement.  She graduated from Reed College in Sociology and studied Electrical Engineering at Sacramento State University.

Hannes Jónsson, professor
University of Iceland

Hannes graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Iceland in 1980 and Later recieved his Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. He went on to spend two post-doc years at Stanford University. He has been Professor at the University of Iceland since 2000.




Eric Lindahl, professor
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Swedish e-Science Research Centre




Kenneth Ruud
Director, CTCC
President, Norwegian Chemical Society






Paul Santeler
Vice President & General Manager, Hyperscale
Industry Standard Servers and Software
Hewlett-Packard Company

Paul Santeler is Vice President and General Manager of HP’s Hyperscale business within the Industry-standard Servers & Software (ISS) business unit. In this role, Paul is responsible for accelerating HP’s growth with the emerging independent cloud and web 2.0 service providers, and High Performing Computing segments. He is chartered with bringing innovative solutions to market and optimizing HP’s supply chain and services for this new business model.
Paul’s career in the technology industry spans more than 30 years and includes 15 years at HP and Compaq from 1989 to 2004, where he held key executive positions within the desktops, ProLiant servers and management software businesses. Notably, he created the 8-processor Compaq ProLiant server product category, achieving 60 percent market share and $1B in revenue within 18-months. He increased customer usage of HP Insight Manager from 34 to 70 percent and started the ProLiant Essentials software franchise which is now a multi-billion dollar business. For the past three years, Paul served as Vice President and Chief Technical Liaison at AMD where he provided technical strategy, communication, and management oversight for the overall HP account. Prior to AMD, Paul was Foxconn’s Vice President of North America Operations running the region’s factories and desktop ODM business.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY

Richard Curran, Director Product Marketing , INTEL EMEA.  

Richard is responsible for the Product Marketing Group in EMEA which is encompasses all marketing development in the Consumer, Corporate ,Client and Server , SMB and SME segments. The Consumer Business in EMEA is a multi Billion market for Intel and Richard and his team ensures maximum impact implementing  Product strategies, positioning and engagement with Intel’s vast partner network. The Enterprise business for Intel is also a multi billion dollar business for both Server and Client for Intel in EMEA and strives to enhance Intel’s enterprise markets across EMEA through innovative technologies and partnerships.  Prior to this role Richard co-led the Customer Solutions Marketing and Sales teams across EMEA for Corporate accounts, Corporate System Integrators and ISV’s. This team in works with their organisations to establish best technology usage models for optimum business efficiencies both for present day requirements and for future growth through Business Transformation. The organisation is focused on key vertical markets including Telco, Government, Commercial and technical markets. Mr Curran joined Intel from Compaq where he worked in server executive roles including as Director, Pre-Sale Centers EMEA and Director, Services Product Support & New Products, EMEA. Before Compaq, Mr Curran was Country Manager of Concurrent Computer Italy, managing day-to-day sales and services operations. Richard Curran is an Electronics Engineer and a graduate from Cork, Ireland.




Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Minister of Education, Science and Culture







Martin Bech
Deputy Director of UNI-C

Martin Bech has an MSc in Electrical Engineering and has been with UNI•C since 1986, where he has been a driving force in many pioneering projects: large-scale student computing facilities, firewalls and security, parts of the first commercial Internet service in Denmark, nation-wide services for schools in Denmark, the Danish Healthcare Network and many other projects. Today, he is Deputy Director and is responsible for the operation and development activities of the Danish research network, Forskningsnettet. He is also responsable for the Danish Internet Exchange (DIX) and operation of server structures for a broad range of clients across Denmark.

Borge Obel
Chairman of DelC

Børge Obel is director for the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture, professor at Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark and professor at EIASM, Brussels. He holds a master of science in mathematical economics, a PhD and a Dr. Oecon. from Aarhus University, Denmark. He has been visiting professor at Duke University and Stanford University. His research interests fall within strategy, management, and organizational design. He teaches graduate courses in organizational design. He has served on numerous committees and boards as well as being dean for the faculty social science at Odense University and president and dean of Aarhus School of Business. In his time as dean of Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, he implemented the strategic theme “sustainable growth through innovation” in research, programs and operations.

Børge Obel has published several books including Organizational Design: A Step-By-Step Approach, Cambridge University (jointly with Richard M. Burton and Geraldine DeSanctis), second edition 2011. He has published more than 100 academic papers including papers in Organization Science, ASQ, Computers and Operations Research, and Management Science. He is co-chief editor of Journal of Organization Design. He is advisor to the Danish Government on e-infrastructure and member of the board of the national
council for strategic research. Børge Obel is chairman of board of the The Danish Research Network – Forskningsnettet – a high-speed network connecting Danish universities and research institutions and will be chairman of board of the new Danish e-Infrastructure Center – DeIC. He also serves on a number of company boards. He may be reached at bo@asb.dk.