Sanzio Bassini is the new President of the Big Data Association

With the election for the new President of the Big Data Association held during Member’s Meeting on 17 July 2023, Prof. Antonio Zoccoli was succeeded by Dott. Sanzio Bassini.
Sanzio Bassini, Director of the Application and Innovation Department of Supercomputing of CINECA, the Italian Interuniversity Consortium, Scientific Director of International Foundation Big Data and AI of Human Development.
He has been an independent reviewer of many international digital infrastructure projects, recently member of the expert committee of the Canadian Major Science Initiative Fund 2017 – 2022. Over the years he has been Vice President of the Research Area of the European Technology Platform for HPC – ETP4HPC AISBL 2012 – 2014 and President of the Partnership for Advanced Computing – PRACE Council in the period 2014 – 2106.
After being the Italian Sherpa representative in the working group for the establishment of the JU EuroHPC, he is currently a Member of the EuroHPC Infrastructure Advisory Board and Leader of the EuroHPC Italian Pre- Exascale Leonardo Infrastructure Project.