PRECIOUS Advisory Board
The consortium of PRECIOUS Advisory Board comprises multidisciplinary experts from different areas.
Ã“lafur Andri Ragnarsson (Reykjavik University)Â
Ã“lafur Andri Ragnarsson is the co-founder and Chief Software Architect atÂ Betware, one of the leading providers of online lottery and gaming platform software. Betwareâ€™s platform is running behind the most innovative lotteries and gaming operators in the online and mobile market. Ã“lafur Andri isÂ frequent speaker at industry events and was selected on Gaming Intelligence Top 50 Rising Stars and Tech WizardsÂ in 2012. Ã“lafur Andri has the faculty position adjunct and has been on the faculty of ReykjavÃk University School of Computer Science since 1989
Dr Joan Colom (Health Agency of Catalonia)Â
Dr. Colom is is subdirector of Public Health Agency of Catalonia and research & innovation manager. The Public Health Agency belongs to the Health Department of the Governement of Catalonia.
Sabri Abarkan (Vitakid gemeinnÃ¼tzige GmbH.)Â
Sabri has been active in the field of nutrition and physical activity for children for six years. He is the founder of vitakid an online platform for healthy nutrition and physical activity for children which is used in Germany and Spain. Since 2008, he has been involved in research aiming to build IT-solutions to help fight childhood obesity. The platform developed and invented by him received the Innovation prize of the Universidad CatÃ³lica de San Antonio in 2012 in Murcia, Spain. Sabri holds a Master in Economics and a Master of Law (Finance). Currently, he is focusing on widening the scope and availability of vitakid and participating in European research projects.
Barbara KorouÅ¡iÄ‡ Seljak ( JoÅ¾ef Stefan Institute)
Assist ProfÂ Barbara KorouÅ¡iÄ‡ SeljakÂ isÂ a senior researcher at the Computer Systems Department, JoÅ¾ef Stefan Institute, in Ljubljana (Slovenia), contributing anÂ expertise in real-time systems, softwareÂ engineering, and e-health. BKS has been active in the field of food science and nutrition for ten years. She is an author of the Slovenian web application for dietary assessment and menu planning, and is responsible forÂ compilation and management of national food composition data. Since 2005, she has been involved in several national and EU-funded research projects on childrenâ€™s, workersâ€™ and clinical nutrition. BKS earned herÂ Doctorate at the University of Ljubljana in Computer Science and Informatics (Slovenia), and has specialized in Embedded Systems at the Loughborough University, UK. Currently, she is theÂ Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the JoÅ¾ef Stefan International Postgraduate School. She is a member of the Executive Board of EuroFIR AISBL and the Slovenian Society for Clinical Nutrition andÂ Metabolism.
Olli PitkÃ¤nen (IPR University Center, Aalto University) Â Â
Olli works as Research Director at IPR University Center, Aalto University. He prepares and leads multidisciplinary research projects aiming at enabling business, helping people, and making the world a better place. He is a lawyer and a member of the board in several companies (Nixu, BookIT) and has had an opportunity to participate several versatile business decision making processes and strategy development. He is well-experienced in different kinds of organizations, their finances, and strategies.
Kirsi Mikkonen (Oy LM Ericsson Ab) Â
Kirsi Mikkonen works as External Funding Manager at Oy LM Ericsson Ab. She is experience in organization management and has a good background in Agile and Kanban methodologies in practical level. Relating fields of expertise include long term organizational strategy planning and understanding organizational change and relating mind-set change dynamics.