Ms. Nuria de Lama (female), Vice-Secretary General, Big Data Value Association
Nuria de Lama studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has worked 18 years in Research, Development and Innovation in different IT environments. After several years managing the department of International projects in an SME specialized in wireless and mobile technologies, she joined Atos in 2005, where she first led a Research Unit on Rural and Industrial development. In 2006 she was appointed Head of the Research unit on Semantics, Software and Service Engineering and since 2010 she is Representative of Atos Research and Innovation to the European Commission and European Programs Manager. In that position she is responsible for the coordination of European research activities of Atos at EU level, contributing to the R&D strategy, partnerships and business development. This includes the participation of Atos in strategic initiatives such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and European Technology Platforms (ETP), mainly in the Future Internet and Big Data domains. She is formal representative of Atos in European Technology Platform on Software and Services (NESSI), the CELTIC Plus Eureka program focused on Telecommunications, member of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) and Vice-Secretary General of the Big Data Value Association. She has worked as independent expert for the European Commission in many occasions as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and rapporteur, and has a long track record of participation as speaker in international conferences and events.
Nowadays she has a special focus on developing the value proposition of big data solutions for different sectors as well as on coordinating big data activities at EU and national levels. This is complemented by the follow-up of some IoT-related activities, particularly in the domain of data models and API in the field of smart cities.