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TNC21: Introducing our Keynotes

Last month GÉANT announced the 4 keynote speakers who will brighten TNC21’s virtual stage.

Sabine Jaume Rajaonia, RENATER, TNC21 Programme Committee Chair commented : “We are honoured to announce this year’s prestigious keynote speakers who will bring to TNC21 a global perspective across a variety of fields”.


Sue Black, Professor of Computer Science and Technology at Durham University in the UK in her keynote If I can do it, so can you will talk to us about her inspiring autobiographical story of one woman’s determination, motivation and passion to succeed and how, against all odds, she became one of the top 50 women in tech in Europe.



Paulo Artaxo, Professor of Atmospheric Physics from the  University of São Paulo in Brazil, in his keynote Climate Change research and policies: the urgency of international interdisciplinary collaboration will explain, through his experience as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change group how international scientific cooperation is the only possible way to deal with climate emergency.



Adam Lewis, Managing Director of the Digital Earth Africa Establishment Team from Australia, in his keynote Digital Earth Africa: Transformation’ Powered by Networks will present on how earth observation data can be used to inform crucial decision-making to improve lives and contribute towards a more sustainable future for the African continent.



Serge Fdida, Professor of Computer Science from the Sorbonne University in Paris in his keynote Digital transformation of research-intensive universities will highlight how crucial the digital transformation has become for academia across the world and will analyse some of the most significant challenges and changes that universities should embrace in order to survive and thrive in the years to come.


With such an impressive line-up of global experts, you will all agree that TNC21 should not be missed.

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