Gabriella Cattaneo, Associate Vice President of IDC European Government Consulting
Gabriella is Associate Vice President of the IDC European Government Consulting Centre, which she founded in 2005 to provide research and consulting services to governments and policy makers on ICT market trends and scenarios, leveraging IDC’s global research. Cattaneo has more than 20 years experience in socio-economic research, impact assessment and benchmarking of ICT policies. She has contributed to the design and implementation of European Commission benchmarking indicators on e-government, e-procurement, cloud computing, and currently on measuring the European Data market. She is currently coordinating a study on the European Data Market for DG CONNECT aiming at monitoring and measuring the data-driven market and economy in the EU. Cattaneo is a graduate of Political Sciences Magna cum Laude from Milan State University with a prize-winner research Thesis and worked ten years as a business journalist before becoming an ICT industry analyst.
Mirena Taskova, senior privacy lawyer at Taylor Wessing
Mirena has over 8 years of extensive experience as a lawyer specializing in data protection matters and has profound insights from the legal perspective into the latest personal data protection and privacy developments. Mirena has worked with numerous multinational companies in various aspects of personal data processing and assisted in a number of proceedings before the Bulgarian Data Protection Authority. Her clients have included large businesses in the high-tech electronics manufacturing industry, oil and gas and food/non-food retail industry. Mirena has published several articles on data protection matters in various international journals. Mirena has a master degree in law and a bachelor degree in accounting. She is CIPP/E certified and a certified Data protection officer by EIPA. Mirena is a member of IAPP, IBA and other reputable international associations.
Stuart Campbell, Director of Information Catalyst
Stuart has been involved in the field of e-Business, Software and Data since 1989. He has held notable positions in large and SME organisations, commercial and non-profit. Including: ICL (now Fujitsu) and SME eBusiness consultancy and solutions providers CMASS/Riverland/Vintura. Within these organizations Stuart has been involved in executive management, operations management, sales, marketing, standards, technology, development, group facilitation, dissemination, research and business/technical consultancy since 1989. Currently he is CTO RDI of TIE Kinetix which is a Total Integrated eCommerce provider. He was Secretary General of the European Big Data Value Association (BDVA) until April 2016 and runs his own company Information Catalyst (ICE). As Technology Visionaire and Director he is responsible for defining strategy, tactical planning, operational delivery and portraying technical direction and products including Research, Development and Innovation (RDI).He has been involved in / acquired / coordinated multiple RDI projects in EU FP6/7/H2020.
Donát Magyari, Independent expert in the are of public sector data
Donát is an independent expert with 20 years of work experience. Since 2008 he has accumulated substantial evaluation work experience on the whole range of the policy cycle, from project assessment to policy intervention evaluation. In 2012 he was co-rapporteur in the preparation of Coverage report & recommendations for Horizon 2020 call for proposals based on the evaluation experiences of CIP Smart Cities calls. In the last 6 years he gained significant knowledge in innovation management, working together with the top management of market leading ICT companies on the field of research & development and user-driven open innovation. He is active in the European ICT start-up eco-system as well, advising funding & implementation strategy for new technology and business development projects. Last year he was member of SAP EMEA Quality Awards panel. He has insight of the location-based services (LBS) market and the related EU policy and regulatory environment (i.e. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) directive, (re-use of) Public Sector Information (PSI) directive, INSPIRE directive) and the challenges around the re-use of public sector data.
Ivo Grlica, blockchain legal specialist
Ivo is a blockchain legal specialist, involved in research on legal and tax challenges of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger (blockchain) technologies. He has published numerous articles on legal aspects of innovative digital business models, smart contracts and smart law. Ivo Grlica is an active member of AmCham Slovenia Blockchain Task Force, and Blockchain Initiative supported by Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration.
Péter Csillag, serial entrepreneur in the big data domain
Peter is CEO and founder of the fastest growing Hungarian big data service provider Starschema Ltd., a 170+ people business, and CEO of the software development start-up VirtDB Inc., an SAP data management and GDPR analytics solution provider. He has been working in data management related IT functions for 15 years, gained experience as developer, architect, project manager, CEO and strategy adviser.
Withdrawn member of the AB: Timo Leimbach, Assistant Professor at Aarhus University