Who We Are
Matti is responsible for the conceptual and strategic design issues at ETL. As a generalist he also focuses on the day-to-day process development and progress monitoring both at ETL and for client projects. Matti has considerable experience in both commercial product development and academic research and development. He has worked in academic, commercial and governmental sectors, including contracts with the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, Nokia Telecommunications, Helsinki Institute of Physics and CERN. Matti has worked on many international projects, as well as being part of the team developing innovative industry-academia research partnership in the CERN openlab context. Recently he has been working with the e-FISCAL project, an EC-funded project aimed at producing an accurate cost assessment of the European research ICT infrastucture.
Owen is a communications expert at ETL who’s responsible for identifying and analysing target audiences and matching the key messages and their presentation to them. Owen studied life sciences before taking a left turn into the communication of science and technology. He has worked in a range of communicative roles, from PR to journalism and communications strategy, as well as working on entrepreneurial projects. During several years at CERN he helped to manage outreach and communications for the worlds largest Grid Computing infrastructure, as well as dealing with issues of policy and commercialisation. Recently Owen has been managing exploitation and communication for several EU projects. He is currently concentrating on the FedSM project, which is looking into applying service management in federated computing environments (Grids and Clouds) that span several administrative domains. Owen is also a member of CIPR and STEMPRA.
Philipp is the in-depth technology analyst at ETL. He is a distributed computing specialist with interests and experiences ranging from practical implementations, theory and standardisation work in Cloud, Grid and HPC environments. Philipp has focussed on Service Level Agreements and solving highly challenging interoperability issues to the management of emergent behaviors in large-scale Grid systems (especially in the field of scheduling). His contributions have lead to being appointed to several important positions in various high-level cross-project initiatives, such as chairing the EU Grid project-wide “Co-ordination of Standardisation” effort, leading the standardisation activities of projects like GRIP and NextGRID, or co-chairing the Grid Scheduling Architecture Research Group at the Open Grid Forum.