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EGEE Industry Day 24 -26 January 2007, Pisa, Italy

What Industry day
When 24/01/2007 to
Where Camera di Commercio, Industria ed Artigianato, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele no.5, Pisa, Italy (a two-minute walk from the central train station)
Contact Email egee2@metaware.it
Contact Phone +39-050-3871400
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Business Intelligence & Grid Solutions meeting the Finance Sector.

Hosted by the Pisa “” and co-organised with , the EGEE, and projects, the 6th EGEE Industry Day will provide a platform to examine risk-management, current experiences and challenges, implementation and future opportunities for Finance institutions to use Grid technology in their everyday work environments in general and the EGEE (Enabling Grids for e-Science) Grid technology, in particular.


Grid Analysts state a 30% increase in just the last 3 years making 100% of the top 20 investment banks now using Grid is some way or another. With an ever-growing need for mass data computing and as Grid moves into retail banking, asset management, and insurance, now is the time to act, now is the time to seek better ways to manage your business.

The event will bring together decision makers, CEOs, CTOs both as speakers and participants from Research and Business organisations at the cutting edge of Grid related technology and the Finance sector.

Take advantage of the multiple opportunities available over the 3 days which are organised as follows:


24 January - features the international workshop which addresses key issues on Business Intelligence in Finance, Credit and Operational Risk Management and Internationalisation in collaboration with the EC funded project MUSING - Multi-Industry, Semantic-based, Next Generation Business Intelligence Project.


25 January - The largest European Grid infrastructure - the EGEE Project – will discuss industry involvement with the participation of private enterprises already deploying and vending Grid software solutions in the Finance sector presenting real-life scenarios.


26 January - Half a day presentation on the public Grid set up for the Italian Economic and Finance Research Community.
During this half-day session, EGRID will present and discuss its implementation. The infrastructure builds upon the public Italian INFN Grid and the public European EGEE Grid, it caters to the needs of select Italian research projects in those fields, and it is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR). The final release of the infrastructure, which successfully addresses crucial data management issues, will be presented and discussed in detail. Significant EGRID user experiences will also be presented. The session will end with a hands-on demo using the EGRID Portal. Download selected presentations: Stefano Cozzini, Democritos, The EGRID Project and Ezio Corso, ICTP, EGRID Technical Journey. These and further presentations are also available by clicking .

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EGEE Industry Day - 25 January 2007

09:30 - 09:40
Chair: Stefano Cozzini, Democritos

Welcome - The Pisa "Camera di Commercio, Industria ed Artigianato" in an IT and Local Context
Giuliana Grison, Vice Director General, Cameria di Commercio
09:40 - 09:50 Welcome from EGEE and Introduction to the EGEE Industry Programme
Silvana Muscella, Metaware SpA, EGEE Industry Forum
09:50 - 10:05 EGEE Benefits for Business
Gabriel Zaquine, CS SI, EGEE Industry Task Force
10:05 - 10:25 BEinGrid - Busieness Experiments in Grid: Financial Portfolio Management
Carlo Figà Talamanca, Innova SpA, Italo Epicoco, SPACI
10:25 - 10:45
Extending SOA towards Grid:  Current Experiences & Challenges for the MPS Group
Piero Poccianti, Gruppo Monte dei Paschi di Siena
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee and Networking
11:15 - 11:35 Measurement of KnOwledge in Financial Markets: fundamental and price, NEws impact, risk and uncertaintY
Francesco Bellini, University of Rome 'La Sapienza'
11:35 - 11:55 The Engineering Group and the GRIFIN Experience
Andrea Manieri, Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica
11:55 - 12:30 Introduction to EGEE Middleware
Stefano Beco, DATAMAT SpA
12.30 - 13.50
Lunch and Networking

  Chair: Gabriel Zaquine, CS SI, EGEE Industry Task Force
13:50 - 14:20
Purpose, Present & Prediction: Positioning Grid in the Investment Banking Sector
Adam Vile, Excelian Software Solutions
14:20 - 14:40 Virtualisation of the Grid: Getting better use out of your resources
Emmanuel Lecerf, Technical Manager SEMEA - Financial Services, Platform 
14:40 - 15:10 Data Grids and Fabrics Defined: Features, Facts, Figures and your own checklist!
Brian Oliver, Data Grid Solutions Architect, Tangosol
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee and Networking
15:30 - 15:50 Evolving Grid Infrastructure from an internal to an external Grid
Raffaele Sgherri, Principal Consultant, Avanade Italy srl
15:50 - 16:10
Possible Evolutions of Grids towards Service-oriented Knowledge Utilities
Domenico Laforenza, HPC, IST-CNR
 16:10-16:30 t-Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures in the South of Italy
INFN - Catania, Sicily (TBC)
16:30 - 17:20

Discussion - What EGEE and research Project have to offer the Financial Grid Sector.
Issues, such as Security, interoperability, IPR, Licensing facing Grid and its effective used in the Finance sector.

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