Sverre Jarp

Sverre JarpISC Big Data'13 General Chair & CTO CERN openLab, CERN

Sverre Jarp is the Chief Technology Officer of CERN openlab, a joint collaboration with leading industrial partners in order to assess cutting-edge information technology for the Large Hadron Collider’s Computing Grid.  He has been working in computing at CERN for over 39 years and has held various managerial and technical positions promoting advanced but cost-effective computing solutions for the Laboratory.  In 2001-02 he spent a sabbatical year in HP Labs (USA). His current fields of interest are, in particular, Big Data and Parallel Programming but he keeps involved in all the technical activities in openlab. S. Jarp holds a degree in Theoretical Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.