Sergi Girona - Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Enabling Scientific Discovery With Supercomputing
Barcelona Supercomputing Center is home of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe and is used to run Nobel Prize-winning research. Dr. Sergi Girona, the BSC's CIO and Operations Director, is responsible for enabling Europe's groundbreaking scientific discovery.
He states outright that his role is not to lead digital transformation or tell scientists how to innovate or improve their business, because the people he works with are some of the most accomplished scholars and engineers in the world - they know better than anyone what they need.
In this episode of Leadership Deep Dive, Sergi talks with Hendrik Deckers about competing with USA and China in the computing power arms race, about attracting and retaining the best engineers in the world, working with suppliers and rapid development of top of the line infrastructure.