VIVO 2013 Conference
2013 Invited Speakers
Clifford Lynch
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the intelligent uses of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual life. CNI’s wide-ranging agenda includes work in digital preservation, data intensive scholarship, teaching, learning and technology, and infrastructure and standards development. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information. 

He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). In 2011 he was appointed co-chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information; he serves on numerous advisory boards and visiting committees. His work has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Lippincott Award, the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in Public Policy and Practice, and the American Society for Engineering Education’s Homer Bernhardt Award.

Bruce A. Weinberg
Ohio State University, IZA, and NBER

Bruce A. Weinberg is a Professor of Economics at the Ohio State University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. His work on science and innovation studies how creativity varies over the life cycle and how an individual’s own creativity is affected by the presence of other important innovators. He has also studied migration of innovators, trends in innovative competitiveness across countries, and the economic impacts of innovation. His research has been supported by the Federal Reserve, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Templeton Foundation and has been published in journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, and Science. He has advised policy makers at a variety of levels and has received extensive international media coverage.

Malcolm Wolski
Director, e-Research Services and Scholarly Application Development

Malcolm Wolski is Director, e-Research Services and Scholarly Application Development at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. In this role, he oversees the development, management and delivery of eResearch services to support the University’s research community, which includes the associated information management systems, infrastructure and data management services.

Malcolm plays an active part in assisting research groups to: build information systems that manage the capture, collection and preservation of data; to develop collaboration and communication tools; and to use advanced information technology tools and techniques. He is responsible for managing a broad range of research support services including institutional repositories for publications and data, high performance computing, and visualisation technologies. Developing IT solutions for researchers, such as enterprise microscopy image management across the University, is also an important responsibility within his portfolio.

The eResearch Services team, which Malcolm oversees, developed the Griffith Research Hub. Built in-house on VIVO software, the Hub has addressed the critical need for a single, comprehensive view of the University’s research output. Additionally, the Hub team led the development of an ontology used nationally and internationally to describe research activities. The Hub has attracted substantial interest both nationally and internationally and attracted significant web traffic to the University. The success of the Hub as a technical innovation has been recognised in two prestigious awards: the 2012 Australian VALA Award and a Commendation of Merit in the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries 2013.

Other national applications Malcolm’s team have been involved in developing include: the Australian National Corpus of Spoken Australian English; TerraNova - the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Information Hub; the Biodiversity Climate Change Research Virtual Laboratory; and Quadrant, a secure online collaborative project management tool for participant-based research. These national projects are hosted on cloud services funded by the Australian Government.

Malcolm is a part of the senior leadership team providing library, information and IT services at Griffith University and he works closely with QCLOUD, the Queensland cloud services provider delivering IT infrastructure to Griffith researchers. He is also a well known figure in the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) partner community.

David Wood
Chief Technology Officer, 3 Round Stones

David Wood is CTO of 3 Round Stones, a Linked Data company.  He architected the first large-scale RDF database (, re-architected the Persistent URL service (http://purl.org to support Linked Data, and co-founded the Callimachus Project ( He is co-chair of the World Wide Web Consortium’s RDF Working Group (  His most recent book is Linked Data, Manning, 2013.