Become a DigitalEU Ambassador
The DigitalEU Ambassadors scheme of the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) gives you the opportunity to join an exclusive pool of journalists, editors and influencers, active in the field of digital & tech topics. As a DigitalEU Ambassador, you will get a chance to access a direct exchange of materials, information and ideas with DG CNECT's Communication team and policy experts.
Please note that, as a DigitalEU Ambassador, you will act in your personal capacity or in your professional capacity representing your organisation, not on behalf of the European Commission. Being a DigitalEU Ambassador does not involve organisational or financial support from the Commission. The European Commission reserves the right to select the DigitalEU Ambassadors based on an overall consideration of the objectives, values and ongoing development of the initiative.
Meet the DigitalEU Ambassadors
Artificial intelligence researcher and futurist, Aleksandra is an associate professor of management and artificial intelligence and vice-rector at Kozminski University. A highly-respected commentator and lecturer, she is a senior research associate at Harvard’s Labor & Worklife Program.
Alessandra Sibiriu is an engineering student interested in communicating on cybersecurity and tech topics on Instagram. She recently started her own blog and remains very active on Instagram, where she has a passionate community.
Andrea Grassi is Editor for Computerworld, a web magazine focusing on IT. With a scientific and technical training, his area of interest is digital transformation and artificial intelligence. In the past, he covered topics including Internet evolution, web and social platforms, cybercrime and IT security.
Founder and CEO of Italian start-up Digital Business Innovation, Antonio is regarded as one of the top digital transformation influencers and researchers on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, block chain, and sustainability. He is an enterprise and public sector consultant. He collaborates with large multinationals and public institutions as an advisor, B2B influencer, author, and software innovator.
Technology and digital enthusiast, Artur has been writing on the tech-related topics for over 20 years and is a respected communicator and commentator regularly featured on major media outlets, both broadcast and printed. He is also a comic book author and education enthusiast.
Caroline is committed to supporting women entrepreneurs in the digital economy. She is founder and CEO of 50inTech, the leading gender diversity tech-recruiting platform in Europe that seeks to create the largest network of women in the digital world and to connect them to companies committed to achieving gender parity in tech. She is also board member of the French Committee of UN Women and Les Canaux. She was previously managing director of WILLA (formerly Paris Pionnières), the biggest incubator for female founders in Europe, and the deputy head of the Digital Department of the City Hall of Paris.
Cristiano De Nobili
Lead AI Scientist at Pi School, with a Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle and Statistical Physics from SISSA, Trieste, Cristiano has a strong interest in AI research and Quantum Technologies. Machine Learning lecturer for the Master in HPC and Deep Learning lecturer at Bicocca University, he is passionate about inspiring people towards science and a positive use of technology.
An international digital health pioneer, strategist, author, and social media key opinion leader, Denise is a on a mission to improve the quality of care through a combination of digital health tools and improved relations between patients and professionals. Denise founded Basil Strategies digital health communications agency in 2001 and launched the Doctors 2.0 & You conferences in 2011. In 2020, she co-founded VRforHealth, an information platform devoted to therapeutic uses of Virtual Reality, and published ‘Le Praticien Connecté’. In 2011, Denise was awarded the French Legion of Honour, for her contribution to eHealth and patient engagement and in 2018 was named among the #InspiringFifty women in tech in France. A Harvard MBA, she hosts podcasts for Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs and is vice-president of the Harvard Club of France.
Diletta Parlangeli is a journalist. She writes for Wired.it, Il Fatto Quotidiano and Lastampa.it. She is author and host for Play Digital on RaiPlay and presenter of Prendila Così on Radio2.
Author, speaker, moderator, journalist and digital entrepreneur, Emmanuelle Leneuf is the founder of FlashTweet, a daily morning tweet show about digital transformation on Twitter. FlashTweet publishes the 10 must-see news on tech, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, metaverse, cryptocurrency, social networks, block chain, marketing. Launched in 2015 to decode the impact of digital, FlashTweet has amassed a community of 80 000 followers on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
Radio station, Euradio plays host to accents and languages from across the continent and brings its listeners a taste of European diversity in both news and music. News coverage blends the European with the local, while playlists celebrate artists from across the European independent music scene. Laurence Aubron is the founder of Euradio and Thomas Rocher is the lead journalist of the podcast "Europe seen from here".
Fabienne Billat is a consultant in communication and digital strategy. She works with major tech companies on their online presence, guiding their transformation and innovation. She founded the Lyon Auvergne Rhône Alpes Women's Digital Delegation, for Syntec Numérique. She is a member of the ethics committee of XXII, a French deep-technology start-up.
Factanza is a media company on a mission to make information accessible to anyone, particularly to social media users. Born as an editorial project in March 2019, Factanza Media launched as a start-up in September 2020. In April 2022, Factanza launched its first podcast 'Vitamine'.
Journalist in the regional press for over 3 decades, Franck has keenly followed digital developments since the 1990s. He coordinates a team of columnists covering trends in computing and electronics for the audience of La Voix du Nord.
Giangiacomo Farina is the Director of Siracusa News, the leading Sicilian newspaper in the western part of the island. He is also CEO and co-founder at the Appress Agency. Passionate about technology, his particular area of focus is digital communication. He founded Siracusa News in 2008 as a digital newspaper covering news, politics, sport and local cultural heritage.
Giulia Iozzo is a young copywriter interested in the digital field working and the editor of This Marketers Life, a magazine on web-marketing. She hosts Learning and Chill, a podcast covering issues ranging from the EU, to the fashion industry to key-opinion-leader marketing.
A freelance journalist and blogger, Gosia specialises in cybersecurity and privacy, artificial intelligence and its impact on threat landscape, surveillance and its political connotations, big-tech business issues, digital taxation, and European tech policies.
Founder, owner, and chief editor of AntyWeb, one of biggest Polish tech websites, Grzegorz specialises in general tech issues from programming to digitalisation to games and devices. Influential in the Polish tech world, he has a large following, both for AntyWeb and individually.
Guillaume Vendé hosts and produces his weekly podcast Tech Café, a leading French-speaking podcast on tech-related topics. Together with his guests, he covers trends in emerging technologies and subjects range from device testing to discussion of regulations and ethical issues. Guillaume's podcast is one of the most listened to in France.
Ilaria Potenza is a journalist and storyteller writing on EU news for Rolling Stone, Linkiesta Europa and il Sole 24 Ore. She is also a medical student and a podcaster, author for Generazione Covid hosted by Domani Editoriale and promoted by Banca Etica.
Ilaria Roncone is Editor for Giornalettismo, a web magazine covering general news. She is interested in developing the magazine with a new editorial line focused on digital and tech, so thatGiornalettismo becomes a leading voice on tech and digital topics.
Isabelle Rouhanis president of Colibri Talent and host of Les Metiers du Futur, a podcast showcasing inspiring innovation in the world of work and profiling the leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers who are making it happen.
Jakub Mrugalski is a cybersecurity specialist, a web security coach, and pentester and entrepreneur. A frequent commentator in the field of online safety, he is a contributor on cybersecurity with a major Polish media outlet, and hosts a YouTube channel and two podcasts.
An economist and social entrepreneur interested in systems research, political economy of technology and digital economy, Jan is co-President of the Polish Network of Economics and Programme Director at CoopTech Hub, Poland’s first centre for platform co-ops. He is a PhD candidate at Kozminski University and the coordinator of the Management and AI in Digital Society programme. He is the founder and former Chairman of the Board at Instrat, a progressive policy think-tank. He is the author of “Network Capitalism” (“Kapitalizm Sieci”), and was a nominee for the “Economicus 2020” prize.
A digital transformation expert and educator, Jowita is an entrepreneur, and founder of a Digital University providing programmes to adult audiences. She is a social activist, an advocate of women in tech, and a technology enthusiast.
Kamil is a radio journalist and the presenter of the programme “Web Trends” on Radio Krakow. He specialises in media education, technology and cybersecurity and is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Management and Social Communications at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. His thesis focuses on media influence and image in popular culture.
Krzysiek is a green transformation expert and activist, as well as an entrepreneur and economic journalist. He produces Zielony podcast which focuses on green transformation including digital issues. A commentator, he is also present on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where he has a sizeable following.
Laura De Almeida
Student of International and European Studies, Laura is a member of the Eurosorbonne association. She writes monthly news reviews and articles on new technologies for the Eurosorbonne online magazine, which has created a section dedicated to the DigitalEU Ambassadors programme.
An independent cybersecurity and privacy researcher and consultant, Lukasz has a PhD in Computer Science from INRIA (France). He has worked at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) and was a research associate at University College London. He has cooperated with Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, and Oxford's Centre for Technology and Global Affairs and became a member of World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Technical Architecture Group. A former cyberwarfare advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, he worked on the humanitarian consequences of cyber-attacks. He advised on science and new technologies at the European Data Protection Supervisor. A media commentator (Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, El Pais, or Le Monde) he writes both scientific publications and opinion pieces.
A renowned commentator, Maciej is a blogger, co-host of a morning TV show segment on tech-related issues, and contributor to the tech section of Poland’s largest news portal onet.pl. He has fostered numerous initiatives aimed at popularising science, technology, and raising awareness of security. He is the president of future and technology think-tank, the Stanisław Lem Institute and Vice-Dean of the Warsaw School of Banking.
Mathieu Flaig is a French B2B Tech Expert. He created a blog about marketing and technology, which has been one of the leading blogs on marketing in France for many years. He is also an analyst about technology-related issues, a key opinion leader on Twitter and LinkedIn, a regular keynote speaker, and a digital trainer.
Nikola is editor-in-chief of CyberDefence24, a major internet media outlet reporting on cybersecurity, digital threats, regulation, technology, military and political issues. Part of Defence24, the largest defence policy and military technology portal in Poland, she is broadening the scope of CyberDefence24 to include digital transformation.
Orizzonti Politici is an Italian think-tank focused on international politics analysis, public policies and economy. As the “The Generation Z think tank”, it involves university students and young professionals tackling and explaining complex issues by innovative instruments and formats and adopting a simple and inclusive language.
Originally from Milan, Italy, Otto studied literature and journalism in London, where he started writing about international politics, the intersection of technology and society, and the ecological transition. He currently reports for Formiche and Decode39.
A renowned cybersecurity specialist, Piotr has been helping the biggest Polish and foreign companies to secure networks and web services for 16 years. He is founder and CEO of Niebezpiecznik, a highly popular internet service focusing on security that also provides practical and effective personalized IT security training and a wide range of penetration testing and red teaming services.
Creative and analytical strategist, Rayna focuses on security governance, digital diplomacy and data protection. She is an Associate Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and a Board Member of the European Women4Cyber Foundation. She is an independent expert and rapporteur to European Network and Information Security Agency’s ad hoc working group on Emerging and Future Threats. Author of 'The Dark Side of the Internet', she has extensively explored the impact of data and technology in conflict and post-conflict zones in the MENA region, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Rayna is a renowned expert on information security who is committed to educating those outside of the industry on security threats and best practices.
Salvatore Borzacchiello coordinates Igers Italia, which promotes Italian culture heritage on Instagram. Igers Italia also works with Italian institutions to involve the Igers community and the wider public on the subject of culture, museums and heritage.
In 2018 Souad created the social-enterprise start-up Les Descodeuses, in order to reduce gender and class inequalities by responding to the digital inclusion needs of women in underprivileged neighbourhoods and by raising awareness, and providing training and coaching to women to support their access to digital professions.
Blogger, programmer, tech enthusiast, model, author of horror books, Sylwia is passionate about breaking barriers for people with disabilities. She is an activist and a leading advocate defending the interests of people with disabilities. Named one of '22 Women to Watch in 2022' by Forbes Magazine, she is active on Instagram and Facebook.
Sylwia is editor-in-chief of Spider's Web+, a major tech, science and digital policy online magazine. She specialises in tech, artificial intelligence and digital policy issues and has featured in major media outlets, including leading Polish newspapers, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, and Przekroj.
A physicist and the presenter of Like Science, a popular science and technology channel Tomasz is a respected commentator and expert, involved in numerous initiatives and activities aimed at popularising science and scientific achievements, including the Academy of Superheroes.
Data protection consultant, digital policy advisor, journalist and adjunct professor. Vincenzo specialises in privacy and IT law. Host of the #PanettaTechNews podcast, he writes about European digital policies on Wired, Sole 24 Ore, StartupItalia! and VICE. Professor of Law at IULM University, he lectures on topics related to internet and communication.
Wojtek is a blogger, commentator, educator specialising in content, internet communication and digital marketing. He teaches courses, consults for business, and speaks at numerous events.
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