Achim Streit is director of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and professor for computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) being responsible for the Big Data and e-infrastructure activities at SCC. He holds a PhD in computer science specialising on scheduling for cluster and distributed systems. He was the lead PI of the German Helmholtz Association’ project Large Scale Data Management and Analysis (LSDMA), and is now coordinating the Helmholtz Data Federation (HDF) – the first generic data infrastructure in Germany. Prior to KIT, he was leading the Grid and Data activities at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC). Since more than 15 years he is very active in EU infrastructure projects such as DEISA, PRACE, EGEE-2, OMII-Europe, EGI-InSPIRE, ETICS-2, EMI, EUDAT, EUDAT2020, EOSCpilot, EOSC-hub, EOSCsecretariat.eu and EOSC-Pillar.