ORG Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe Title BIO Steve Parsley is Head of Technical Operations at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) in the Netherlands. His involvement in Radio Astronomy began in 1993 when he joined Penny & Giles Data Systems Ltd. in Wells, UK. There he managed several projects designing and manufacturing data acquisition and recording equipment for the VLBI community. Before this he worked in the UK defence industry developing airborne display and data recording systems for military aircraft. Current responsibilities include the day-to-day well being of the EVN data processor and management of associated R&D projects. Of particular interest is the prospect of replacing the magnetic media currently used for VLBI data transport with fibre optic networks. Steve is a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and registered with FEANI as a European Engineer.