Attorney-at-law, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, IOTA Foundation
Felix Krupar Attorney-at-law, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, IOTA FoundationFelix Krupar is a Lawyer admitted to the German Bar with a focus on IT and Privacy Law. As part of the Social Impact and Regulatory Affairs Team for two years at IOTA Foundation, Felix Krupar is responsible for properly representing the organisation before regulatory bodies and lawmakers. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer in a Hamburg based law-firm, advising on IT-law and the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After graduation he has worked as a researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and the University of Potsdam. He was a scholar at the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and the Institute for Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro. His work mostly focuses on Algorithms, Automated Decision Making and Blockchain. Felix Krupar studied law in Munich, Sydney, and Bordeaux and completed his legal training in Berlin and Cape Town.
Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, the NetherlandsJo Kremers has been Senior Audit Manager in the Audit Authority for EU Funds at the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands. For the last 12 years, he worked as a manager responsible for the audits of ESI Funds in The Netherlands. He is a certified financial auditor as well as a certified IT auditor. The first 30 years of his career he has been working in the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration as external auditor, fraud investigator and internal auditor. Furthermore, he has gained vast experience as a project leader and expert in Information Security Audits and Integrity Audits. Working as an expert in international projects, he has gained notable experience in strengthening the internal control and audit function in the public sector in (candidate) EU Member States. Jo Kremers is the developer and owner of a very successful Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game, a game awarded by the European Commission in September 2018 as a Good Practice for Combating Fraud and Corruption.
Certified Project Manager (IPMA) and former Senior Programming and Evaluation Expert, Managing Authority, Ministry of Health, Greece
Anna Kanakaki Certified Project Manager (IPMA) and former Senior Programming and Evaluation Expert, Managing Authority, Ministry of Health, GreeceAnna Kanakaki, a certified Project Manager (International Project Management Association, IPMA level D, Austria, 2008), was Senior Programming and Evaluation Expert in the Managing Authority of the Hellenic Ministry of Health from 2004 to 2013. From 2013-2016, she was Senior Programming Expert in the Greek Single Public Procurement Authority. From 2016 she is assigned to set up an innovative Unit to support the Private Investment Incentive Laws in Greece. Anna Kanakaki participated actively in working groups and networks of the European Commission such as the Transnational “Public Administration & Governance” Network of practitioners , the INFORM Network of Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), the Evaluation working group of DG EMPL. Furthermore, she served as Regional Coordinator of the Result Based Management Community of Practice. She has been working as Project Manager for Cohesion Funds, Horizon2020, PHARE, LIFE, DAC and EuropeAid projects since 1994.
Financial Manager, National Audit Office of Estonia
Veikko Kapsta Financial Manager, National Audit Office of EstoniaVeikko Kapsta is Financial Manager of the National Audit Office of Estonia. From 2013 to 2018 he worked for the Ministry of Finance as advisor and head of state budget department. His main responsibilities were the implementation of accrual budgeting and methodical support to performance-based budgeting. From 2001 to 2013 he worked as Financial Manager of Social Welfare and Health Care Department of the Local Government of Tallinn (the capital city of Estonia). He has more than fifteen years’ experience of accrual budgeting in the public sector. He has also experience as a lecturer at the Tallinn University of Technology (Money and Banking) and different courses cooperation with Tartu University (accrual budgeting in the public sector).
Head of Marketing and Communication Service Unit, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences
Daniela Kaser Head of Marketing and Communication Service Unit, St. Poelten University of Applied SciencesDaniela Kaser has 20 years of experience in various fields of strategic communication. Since 2013 she has been Head of the Marketing and Communication Service Unit at St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences. For the past five years, she has been continuously working on developing the university brand, crisis communication, change management along with a strong focus on digital and internal communication.
Associate Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency
Head of Unit, Strategic Communications, DG Communication, European Commission
Tina Zournatzi Head of Unit, Strategic Communications, DG Communication, European CommissionTina Zournatzi is currently Head of Unit for Strategic Communication at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communication. In this role, she oversees corporate communication campaigns at pan-European level, while also spearheading the Commission’s strategic communications response to the rising threat of disinformation. She previously headed the communication team in the department for fisheries and maritime affairs, and worked in the area of small business policy and entrepreneurship. In the past, she worked as a consultant on corporate social responsibility for the European network CSR Europe. She started her career in the United Nations working in central Africa and then in New York on development, conflict resolution, reconstruction and governance. A native of Greece, Tina Zournatzi received a Masters degree in international relations from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.
IT Officer, World Bank Group
Peter Zhou IT Officer, World Bank GroupPeter Zhou, IT Officer and Tech Lead at World Bank Group. Mr. Zhou is a blockchain evangelist, FinTech practitioner, business solutions architect and corporate entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. Besides managing the cash payments and investment systems at World Bank, he also leads several fintech initiatives including blockchain powered debt issuance, real time payments, digital fiat currency and crypto assets, etc. His previous experience includes Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and his own startup. His most recent achievement was the world's first global blockchain based bond issuance called project Bond-i, the tokenized asset was fully created, allocated and managed on a private and permissioned blockchain.
President, Zanasi & Partners
Alessandro Zanasi President, Zanasi & PartnersAlessandro Zanasi has been working as a researcher, advisor and public speaker in the defence, security and intelligence areas for over 30 years as a Carabinieri Officer, IBM Researcher, University Professor and ‘Zanasi & Partners’ President. He has been Scientific-Technical Coordinator of two of the first PADR programme (EU Preparatory Action for Defence Research) projects: PYTHIA (Predictive methodologY for TecHnology Intelligence Analysis) in 2018 and SOLOMON (Strategy-Oriented anaLysis Of the Market fOrces in EU defence) in 2019. Alessandro Zanasi had been previously appointed full member of ESRIF (European Security Research and Innovation Forum) and of ESRAB (European Security Research Advisory Board), to advise European Commission in Security Research.
People Data Analyst, OECD - OCDE
Kat Koser People Data Analyst, OECD - OCDEAfter 5 years consulting on data analytics, automation, and data science with public sector clients in the US for Deloitte, Kat focused on how data can improve people management. In Amsterdam, she worked and led the People Analytics team in Technology at Booking.com. They took an agile tech-inspired experimental approach to research, measure and report on employee experience, well-being, workplace design, management skills, and organizational health in order to support leaders managing a highly skilled global workforce. At OECD, Kat works on strategic projects in the Talent Management and Analytics team, including AI and diversity in recruiting, staff engagement with learning and development, organizational culture and values, as well as compensation, rewards and recognition trends. She is an international economics graduate of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and passionate about data validation, data transparency and using open source languages such as R.
Senior researcher and coordinator, Tranzo, Tilburg University
Secretary General, European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)
Emmanuel Katrakis Secretary General, European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)He serves as Secretary General of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) since September 2014. Emmanuel is responsible for the continuous development of the Confederation which represents today, through its Member Federations, more than 5.500 recycling businesses across Europe processing different waste streams (household, commercial & industrial waste, WEEE, ELVs). EuRIC gathers among others ELV recyclers though its European Shredder Group focusing on the various stages of car recycling. Raising awareness about the instrumental role played by recycling in sustainable development and fostering recycling friendly policy measures are among his priorities. Emmanuel is a member of different expert groups set up by European institutions aiming at supporting the transition towards a more circular economy. Emmanuel is graduated in European law from the College of Europe and the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas.
International Sustainability Expert (SDGs, ISO 20400, ISO 26000 and ISO/TC 323 Circular Economy), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Hans Kröder International Sustainability Expert (SDGs, ISO 20400, ISO 26000 and ISO/TC 323 Circular Economy), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)Hans Kröder is international sustainability expert. He was directly involved at the development of two international standards for Social Responsibility (ISO 26000) and Sustainable Procurement (ISO 20400). Both are holistic and practical frameworks for implementing the UN Agenda 2030 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Think global and act local. Since January 2019 he is involved in the new ISO Circular Economy program (TC 323) for the development of several ISO standards. Hans is global Convenor for the ISO/TC 323 ad-hoc group ‘Measuring Circularity’. As Quality Manager for the National Sustainability Institute (NDI) in The Netherlands he developed in 2018 a META approach for CSR based on the best international sustainability frameworks and ISO standards: ISO 26000, ISO 20400, ISO 14064, BS 8001, ISO 45001, GRI and the OECD Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct including Due Diligence.
Global Process Expert, Clariant
Samir Kazi Global Process Expert, ClariantIn 2013 Samir joined Clariant as Senior Manager for Source to Pay Process. In his 6 years stint with Clariant after managing operations for 3 years, he moved into the strategic role of Process Optimization as Global Process Expert. As a Global Mission Champion for Source to Pay process, Samir is responsible for the overall lean mission at Clariant. Currently, Samir is focusing on high-level automation projects with the objective of significantly reducing efforts through sustainable technological avenues. In the past, Samir has been associated with JP Morgan, WNS & Huntsman in various capacities in Finance domain.
Senior Vice President, Oracle
Jonathan Koop Senior Vice President, OracleJonathan Koop is an experienced global leader managing consulting, support, development, finance, and operations teams. He has a proven track record of driving successful change management initiatives across and into all manager geographies. Since 2019, Jonathan has been holding the position of Senior Vice President at Oracle Global Licensing and Advisory Services. Previously, as Vice President, he was responsible for Global License Management Services at Oracle. Always focused on delivering tangible solutions with measurable results while balancing localized market requirements and team support. Striving for seamless global execution by focusing on diverse and inclusive hiring and teaming practices.
Director of the Security Department, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Poland
Robert Kosla Director of the Security Department, Ministry of Digital Affairs, PolandRobert Kosla has been acting as Director of the Security Department within the Ministry of Digital Affairs in Poland. Previously, Robert was Microsoft’s regional manager responsible for Public Safety, National Security and Defense across Central and Eastern Europe working with national, NATO and EU information security bodies, law enforcement agencies and military structures. Before joining Microsoft in July 2008, he served over 20 years in Polish Armed Forces and the Polish Government agencies responsible for Cryptography, Information Security and Cyber Defense. Retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the Information Assurance Department of the National Internal Security Agency in Poland, where he has held the position of Deputy Director. He was responsible for the development and implementation of governmental classified information systems and networks. He created the National Information Security Authority in Poland, fully compliant with NATO Security Policy and guidelines.
Full Professor of e-Governance, TalTech - Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia
Prof. Dr. Robert Krimmer Full Professor of e-Governance, TalTech - Technical University of Tallinn, EstoniaProf. Dr. Dr. Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance within the School of Business and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. Robert’s research is focused on digital transformation, cross-border e-services, electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, and all issues further developing a digital society. In 2019, he has been mentioned as one of the top 16 academics within the list of 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical. Since 2017, Robert has been coordinating TOOP, the EU H2020 large-scale pilot on exploring and demonstrating the feasibility of the once-only principle involving 50+ partners from more than 20 countries. Further, he was member of the group of experts to the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Voting (CAHVE). In the past he advised CoE, OSCE/ODIHR, UNDP, WHO, ITU, the European Commission and AWEB on various matters.
Principal Auditor - Chamber 2 Directorate - Investment for cohesion, growth and inclusion, European Court of Auditors
Head of Service for ESF, ARPA - Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System, Croatia
Advisor on Economic Governance, European Commission Representation in Austria