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Primeur weekly 2019-12-16

Quantum computing

Atos boosts quantum application development through the creation of the first Quantum User Group ...

D-Wave signs agreements with NEC to accelerate commercial quantum computing ...

D-Wave announces promotion of Dr. Alan Baratz to CEO ...

Intel introduces 'Horse Ridge' to enable commercially viable quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Europe's largest initiative for excellence in human-centred artificial intelligence opens its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands ...

HLRS receives two certifications for environmental responsibility ...

Amsterdam knowledge institutes to invest 1 billion euro in Artificial Intelligence ...

Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF ...

Lenovo and Intel partner for Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 supercomputer enabling research from climate change to the origin of the Universe ...

Middleware

InfiniteIO wins Vendor Innovation Award at the Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards 2019 ...

WekaFS selected by Innoviz to accelerate AI for autonomous vehicle innovations ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced manufacturing and supply chain leader ...

Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Centre Report finds opportunity for saving millions in energy costs, and reductions in e-waste ...

GRC expands global footprint by opening operations in India ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list ...

NII start operation 400 Gbps link to speed up SINET supporting Japan's academic research ...

Applications

CLASS software framework makes Modena smarter in real-life setting ...

NCSA engineers travel to Chilean base data centre and summit for LSST project ...

Global Unichip Corporation uses Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow to deliver advanced-node designs for AI and HPC applications ...

Bonseyes partners with HPC leader Verne Global to power open AI innovation ...

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows ...

Researchers to tackle the mysteries of the AI 'black box' problem ...

Simulations attempt to reconstruct one of the most explosive events in the universe: A neutron star merger ...

The Cloud

Organisations globally select VMware Cloud on AWS as the foundation for their Cloud strategy ...

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Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF


Jet de Ranitz, new CEO at SURF
11 Dec 2019 Utrecht - In order to provide optimum support for cooperation and innovation in the field of ICT in education and research in the coming years, the SURF Members' Council has elected a number of new executives. Jet de Ranitz has been appointed Chairwoman of the Executive Board. In this role, she also acts as CEO.

Jet de Ranitz, who currently works as Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, is familiar with SURF's membership organisation and has extensive managerial experience in the fields of education, research, and culture.

SURF's ambitions are to achieve greater impact on digitisation in education and research. In order to achieve these objectives, a transparent, efficient and effective organisation in terms of management and collaboration, is required. A reorganisation has now been started whereby the operating companies SURFmarket, SURFsara, and SURFnet will be merged into a single SURF organisation by 1 July 2020.

An important part of this transition will be the appointment of a number of new senior management positions. The SURF Members' Council, which met this afternoon at the Utrecht Jaarbeurs, welcomed Jet de Ranitz as Chairwoman of the Executive Board and SURF's new CEO. The current Chairwoman of the Executive Board of Inholland succeeds Erik Fledderus, who has held the position of Chairman of SURF's Board since 2015, with effect from 1 May 2020.

Jet de Ranitz on her transition to SURF: "The education and research agenda with which we want to accelerate the digital transformation in the Netherlands is challenging and urgent. I was already closely involved in this at Inholland, and I would now like to contribute to achieving SURF's ambition. SURF plays a crucial role, from basic IT infrastructure to supporting high-tech innovation among our members. I am more than happy to take up these challenges."

In order to complete SURF's new Executive Board, the recruitment of a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) will commence shortly. These procedures are expected to be completed in the first half of 2020.

Also on 11 December 2019, Harry van Dorenmalen, multi-commissioner and former Chairman IBM Europe, was elected Chairman of the SURF Supervisory Board with effect from March 1, 2020. Jan Lintsen, member of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam, will be the new chairman of the SURF Council of Members as of 11 December 2019, with Inge Grimm, member of the Executive Board of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, as vice-chairwoman.

Doede Vierstra, SURF's interim chairman of the Supervisory Board, is enthusiastic about the appointments: "The Supervisory Board believes that with Jet de Ranitz it has found someone who can inspire and connect SURF's employees and members. We are convinced that Jet will be able to create trust and support among SURF's various stakeholders: its employees, our members and our contacts at the Dutch government."

Source: SURF

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Primeur weekly 2019-12-16

Quantum computing

Atos boosts quantum application development through the creation of the first Quantum User Group ...

D-Wave signs agreements with NEC to accelerate commercial quantum computing ...

D-Wave announces promotion of Dr. Alan Baratz to CEO ...

Intel introduces 'Horse Ridge' to enable commercially viable quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Europe's largest initiative for excellence in human-centred artificial intelligence opens its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands ...

HLRS receives two certifications for environmental responsibility ...

Amsterdam knowledge institutes to invest 1 billion euro in Artificial Intelligence ...

Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF ...

Lenovo and Intel partner for Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 supercomputer enabling research from climate change to the origin of the Universe ...

Middleware

InfiniteIO wins Vendor Innovation Award at the Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards 2019 ...

WekaFS selected by Innoviz to accelerate AI for autonomous vehicle innovations ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced manufacturing and supply chain leader ...

Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Centre Report finds opportunity for saving millions in energy costs, and reductions in e-waste ...

GRC expands global footprint by opening operations in India ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list ...

NII start operation 400 Gbps link to speed up SINET supporting Japan's academic research ...

Applications

CLASS software framework makes Modena smarter in real-life setting ...

NCSA engineers travel to Chilean base data centre and summit for LSST project ...

Global Unichip Corporation uses Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow to deliver advanced-node designs for AI and HPC applications ...

Bonseyes partners with HPC leader Verne Global to power open AI innovation ...

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows ...

Researchers to tackle the mysteries of the AI 'black box' problem ...

Simulations attempt to reconstruct one of the most explosive events in the universe: A neutron star merger ...

The Cloud

Organisations globally select VMware Cloud on AWS as the foundation for their Cloud strategy ...

Pioneering nanotechnology Cloud - nanoHUB - looks to future ...