Attorney-at-law, Regulatory Affairs Specialist , IOTA Foundation
Felix Krupar Attorney-at-law, Regulatory Affairs Specialist 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 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. The last 12 years as 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 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 and (candidate) EU Member States. Jo Kremers is the developer and owner of the 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 Head of Unit , Ministry of Economy, Greece
Anna Kanakaki Certified Project Manager (IPMA) and Head of Unit Certified Project Manager (IPMA) and Head of Unit , Ministry of Economy, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.