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The quality of the discussions was also reflected by this year’s speakers, which included leaders in the data community as well as major stakeholders. Research keynoters included Tony Hey, VP of Microsoft Research Connections, who discussed data science; and Milena Žic Fuchs, chair of the Standing Committee for the Humanities in the European Science Foundation, who discussed digital humanities. Stakeholder keynoters included John Henry, the Irish Minister of State; Mark Ferguson, director general of the Science Foundation of Ireland and chief scientific advisor to the government of Ireland; and Ian Chubb, Australia’s chief scientist. US representatives from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy also participated.
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