Bob Jones has been the first key note of the ECIS 2012 held in Barcelona from the 11th until the 13th of June.
Bob Jones is the Head of CERN openlab, as well as a member of the IT department head office with responsibilities in EC co-funded projects. Following a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from Staffordshire University, Bob joined CERN in 1986 as a software developer with the information technology department providing support for the physics experiments running on the Large Electron Positron (LEP) particle accelerator. He completed his PhD thesis in Computer Science at Sunderland University while working at CERN. He has been involved in several research projects for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator and has held the position of leader of the online software system for the ATLAS experiment (http://www.atlas.ch/) at the LHC.