Because good research needs good data

Keynote Lectures

Meet the IDCC22 keynotes

William Kilbride 2018.jpg       William Kilbride

William is Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), a membership organization with charitable status that provides community engagement, advocacy, workforce development, capacity, good practice and standards in digital preservation.  DPC is a dynamic sector-making charity, scaling to a global challenge.
William started his career in archaeology in the 1990s with an unusual mix of qualifications in computing and archaeology. At this time, the discipline’s enthusiasm for new technology outstripped its capacity to manage the resulting data.  He worked in the Archaeology Department at Glasgow University lecturing and consulting on IT issues while completing a PhD which explored the social construction of literacy within the archaeological record.  He then moved to the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York where he became Assistant Director of a small but rapidly expanding digital repository.  He worked for several years as Research Manager responsible for the ‘Human History’ curatorial group at Glasgow Museums.  He joined the DPC in 2009.
In 2020 he was jointly named ‘Information Manager of the Year’ by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.'

Helen-Glaves-2.jpg  Helen Glaves

Helen Glaves is a Senior Data Scientist at the British Geological Survey (BGS), with more than 30 years’ experience in marine geoscience and geoinformatics. Her current role focuses on the development and implementation of research infrastructures, which includes acting as Strategic Director of the Integrated Core Services (ICS-C) for the European Plate Observing System (EPOS).

She is also actively involved in a number of national and international initiatives addressing various aspects of open science, including as a member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Technical Advisory Board, and co-chair of both the GEO In-situ Data subgroup and Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth & Space Sciences (COPDESS)

Helen recently took over as President of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) having previously served as the Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) Division President for three years.

In 2016 she received the EGU's Ian McHarg medal in recognition of her distinguished research in information technology applied to marine geoscience and, in particular, to her contribution to advance data sharing across different disciplines and organisational boundaries.