ELASTIC’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is a panel of external experts who support the project with their technical background and expertise in different industrial domains. It is composed of high profile industrial professionals who were proposed by the project’s Executive Board and approved by the General Assembly. 

The contribution of the IAB members is to build a strong industrial focus in the project:

  • as observers of the project’s development
  • as multipliers for result dissemination and exploitation
  • as advisors for contributions and recommendations from other application domains

During the initial phase of the project, the role of the IAB is to provide oral and written feedback on the project’s technical requirements and connect them with the actual necessities of the different industries related to extreme-scale analytics and fog computing. During the middle phase of the project, the IAB will offer useful input to the discussion around the issues that need to be addressed from an industry-based perspective. During the final stages, the IAB members will have the opportunity to see and analyse the results developed in the project and offer recommendations on how they could be applicable to other industrial domains concerning big data analytics, IoT, smart mobility and smart cities.

The ELASTIC IAB members are: 

  • Sunil Budhdeo, Transport Innovation Manager | Coventry City Council Local Government
  • Olatz Ortiz Etxeberria, Chief of Innovation and Analysis | Tram Barcelona
  • Xavier Azemar, Head of Barcelona Co-Innovation Center and Cisco Innovation Labs Spain | Cisco
  • Mariano Lamarca, Senior Project Development Manager, Barcelona City Council

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