Ana Brnabić has been Prime Minister of Serbia since June 2017. Brnabić has worked for more than ten years with international organisations, foreign investors, local governments and the public sector in Serbia. She is also the first woman and openly gay person to be Prime Minister in Serbia.
Kersti Kaljulaid has been President of Estonia since October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918, as well as the youngest ever President, aged 46 at the time of her election.
Travis Vanderzanden has been CEO and Founder of Bird since May 2017. Bird is a scooter company with a mission to make cities more liveable by reducing car usage and carbon emissions. Previously, Vanderzanden worked for both Uber and Lyft.
Florence Parly has been Minister of the Armed Forces in France since 2017. The Minister of the Armed Forces oversees the Ministry of Armies and is in charge of the French Army.
Cedric O has been the French Secretary of State for the Digital Economy since March 2019. The Secretary of State for the Digital Economy oversees growing the digital economy in France.
Robin Klein is a British entrepreneur and investor. In April 2015 Klein founded LocalGlobe, a seed stage venture capital firm.
Cyril Lage is the CEO of CapCollectif which was founded in July 2014. CapCollectif helps decision-makers make more transparent and inclusive decisions
through a wide variety of participatory applications.
Rafal Trzaskowski has been Mayor of Warsaw since November 2018. Trzaskowski was also Minister of Administration and Digitisation between December 2013 and September 2014.
Emmanuel Grégoire has been First Deputy Mayor of Paris since September 2018. The First Deputy is in charge of all matters relating to the Budget, the transformation of public policy and relations with the borough’s. Grégoire has been an elected advisor of Paris since March 2014.
Mircea Geonă became NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2019, after a distinguished domestic and international career. He notably served as Romania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2004 and President of the Romanian Senate from 2008 until 2011
Kyriakos Pierrakakis is the Minister of State and Digital Governance. He is a computer and political scientist and politician. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT. Previously, he served as Director of Research at Dianeosis, an independent non-profit think tank.
Francesca Bria is now the UN Senior Adviser on Digital Cities & Digital Rights. Before, since June 2016, she was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the City of Barcelona. Francesca is also the Founder of the Decode Project, an EU-wide effort to reclaim the data sovereignty of citizens.
Nicolas Colin is a French entrepeneur who founded The Family in March 2013. The Family nurtures Entrepreneurs through education, support, and capital.
Bernard Clerfayt has been Minister for Digital Affairs in Brussels, since July 2019. The Minister for Digital Affairs is responsible for Employment and Vocational Training, Digitisation, Local Authorities and Animal Welfare. Clerfayt is also a Member of the Board of the French Community Commission responsible for Vocational Training and International Relations.
Nikolai Astrup has been the Minister of Digitalisation in Norway since January 2019. The Minister is responsible for IT policy in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
Barbara leads substantive work and national reviews on digital government and open data, and co-ordinates the work on the use of emerging technologies in governments to enhance openness, efficiency and innovation. She is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies and for the OECD OURdata index.
Juliet Bauer has been the UK Managing Director at KRT since October 2019. KRY is a Swedish company which aims to build a better and more accessible healthcare system to alleviate the pressure that growing populations have on traditional support models.
Faruk Tuncer founded Polyteia in January 2018. Polyteia is a Germany-based smart governance platform for cities and towns.
Ron Bouganim Founded the California-based GovTech Fund in September 2013. The GovTech Fund was the first ever venture fund focused on government technology startups.
Vincent Paris has been CEO of Sopra Steria since April 2015.
Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard has been the Deputy Mayor of Copenhagen since January 2018. As Mayor and Chairman of the Employment and Integration Committee she is responsible for overseeing tasks relating to employment efforts, support services and cross cutting integration.
Ed Olowo-Okere has been Global Director, Governance Global Practise at The World Bank since July 2019. Olowo-Okere has 21 years experience working at The World Bank.
Jo Deblaere has been Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive of Accenture since September 2009. As COO he is responsible for leading the company’s business operations globally, executing Accenture’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide.
Nejia Lanouar has been CTO of Paris since 2013 and joined the Paris City Council in 2002. Lanouar has been instrumental in implementing digital solutions to the Mairie de Paris.
Jamie Boyd has been CDO of British Colombia since August 2019. Previously she worked for the Canadian Treasury and was the Director of Open Government.
Stefano Quintarelli has been Chairman of Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale since 2014. The Committee is the strategic board of the Italian Digital Agency. Quintarelli has also been Member of the AI High Level Expert Group for the European Commission since September 2018.
Virraj Jatania has been the CEO and founder of Pockit since January 2013. Pockit is a digital banking alternative for unbanked, underserved and low income consumers in the UK.
Rolf Kjaergaard has been CEO of Vaekstfonden since July 2019 and has been working for the company for 17 years. Vaeksfonden is known as The Danish Growth Fund and is an independent fund governed by an independent legal act and an independent board of directors.
Lisa Witter founded Apolitical in October 2015. She previously worked for the Institute for a Democratic Future and The World Economic Forum.
Chris Deverell was Commander of the Joint Forces for the UK military between April 2016 and May 2019. Deverell was previously Chief of Material for the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) within the Ministry of Defence.
Jeffrey Schlahenhauf, has been Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD since May 2019. Prior to joining the OECD, Jeffrey Schlahenhauf served as the White House’s Office of Management and Budget’s Associate Director for Economic Policy.
Lone Saaby has been Director General of the Danish Safety Technology Authority since May 2016. The Danish Safety Technology Authority is a Government Agency within The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. Previously, Saaby was Director of Business Development and European Affairs in the Danish Agriculture and Food Council.
Julian King is a British diplomat and has been Commissioner for Security Union for the European Commission since September 2016. King was previously HM ambassador to France and Ireland.
Alex Stephany has been CEO and founder of Beam since November 2017. Beam is the world’s first crowdfunding platform that helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds train up and get into work. Stephany was previously CEO at JustPark – an online marketplace for parking.
Dan Thomas has been Executive News Editor of the Financial Times since July 2018 and has worked at the Financial Times for over 13 years.
Justyna Orlowska has been Director at GovTech Polska since July 2018. Orlowska was instrumental in introducing GovTech Poland which was launched to encourage small businesses to pitch to government. Orlowska was previously an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Poland and Advisor to the Minister for Finance and Economic Development.
Mark Warner has been CEO at Faculty since September 2015. Faculty (previously ASI Data Science) helps organisations to build their AI capability.
Merici Vinton co-founded Ada’s List six years ago, in October 2013. Ada’s List is a group for women who are committed to changing the tech industry.
Rune Simensen has been Director of Technology and eHealth for the South-Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority since September 2018. The South-Eastern Regional Health Authority is responsible for secondary healthcare services for 2.5 million people across Norway.
Chris Yiu has been Executive Director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change since January 2019. The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few.
Dudu Mkhwanazi has been CEO of Project Isizwe since August 2017. Project Isizwe is an non-profit organisation which works with the public and private sector to bring internet access to low-income communities across South Africa.
Marten Kaevats has been Digital Advisor to the Government Office of Estonia since May 2017. Previously, Kaevats was Advisor of Digital Affairs to the Prime Minister and worked on the digital policy for the EU Presidency in 2017.
Victoria Espinel has been President and CEO of BSA The Software Alliance since September 2013. Espinel leads strategic efforts that shape the technology landscape around the world and supports Girls Who Code’s Washington, DC Summer Immersion Program, which empowers young women to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Fotis Talantzis has been CEO of Novoville since September 2015. Novoville is an application for smart-phones that allows citizens to easily report matters that concern their city.
Nicole Camarillo co-founded Rebellion Defense in July 2019. Rebellion Defense builds products using artificial intelligence and machine learning that serve the mission of national defence.
Alexander Holt has been Head of the CivTech Programme and worked for the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government since 2014. CivTech is part of the Scottish Governments initiate to digitalise and brings together public sector expertise and private sector creativity to solve problems, develop new products and deliver better services.
Helen Zeitoun has been Director General at Ipsos France since March 2018. Zeitoun has had diverse leadership roles related to digital transformation, out of Paris and New York: global service line on brand-communication-customer experience, global Industry in consumer goods, and retail, leading and merging MR agency, heading agencies in Europe, and also committed with associations like the French Marketing Association.
Hakon Haugli has been CEO of Innovation Norway since May 2019. Innovation Norway promotes the nationwide industrial developments to both the national economy and Norway’s national economy, and helps release the potential of different districts by contributing to innovation, internationalisation and promotion.
Juhan Leparsaar has been Executive Director at ENISA since July 2017. The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) coordinates and supports cybersecurity cooperation of its member states and their Computer Emergency Response Teams.
Aline Muylaert has been Co-Founder at CitizenLab since June 2015. CitizenLab helps local governments around the world to take better informed decisions. They use civic engagement software which lets cities tap into the collective intelligence of the citizens and become more responsive to their citizens’ needs.
Mathilde Bras has been Open Innovation Manager at Etalab since April 2017. The Etalab mission coordinates the policy of opening and sharing public data.
Jan-Erik Hunn is Senior Managing Director at Accenture and is the Operating Unit Lead for Health and Public Services in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Isabella de Michelis founded ErnieApp in January 2017. ErnieApp has designed and developed an innovative mobile consumer internet software called Privacy Knowledge Manager which allows users to control how internet companies monetise their data.
Fernando de Pablo Martin has been Secretary General of Digital Administration in Spain since July 2018.
Phillipe Heim has been Deputy CEO of Société Génerale since May 2018. He previously worked as Chief Financial Officer and has 12 years experience working for Société Génerale.
Kirsty Innes has been Head of Technology Policy at the Tony Blair Institute since June 2016. Kirsty was previously the Head of Economic and Social Team at the British Embassy in Paris.
Nathan Ducastel has been Director for Information Society & eGovernment of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities since December 2017. Ducastel is a prominent figure in the Dutch realm of information Society, eGovernment, EU, Information management and ICT.
Claire Ducos has bee Head of Business Development at Sopra Steira Next since January 2017. She has worked for Sopra Steria for 9 years.
Reuben Saxon has been CEO and co-founder of FreeUp since June 2018. FreeUp partners with employers to offer employees salary advances at the touch of a button.
Stephanie Gautier has been Product Officer at Silex since January 2018. Silex is a cognitive sourcing technology that helps buyers and procurement teams to identify the right suppliers using algorithms and AI.
Niels Martin Andersen has been Chief Consultant at the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs since July 2019. Previously, Andersen was a Political Officer at the British Embassy in Copenhagen and Head of Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark.
Sebastian Soriano has been Chairman of ARCEP since January 2015. ARCEP, expert and neutral referee to the status of independent administrative authority, is the architect and guardian of the exchange networks in France.
Newsha Ghaeli has been President & Co-Founder of Biobot since September 2017. Biobot Analytics develops cutting-edge technology to transform sewers into public health observatories. Wastewater contains valuable information about the health of communities.
Lisa Barrett has been Director for Digital Identity for the Government Digital Service (GDS) since early 2019. The GDS leads the digital transformation of the UK government.
Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), former Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, founder of ACAPITAL André Loesekrug-Pietri, French-German nationalities, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital, including 10 years with China, investing in European companies with global ambitions. In 2017, he paused from the private sector to become Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible in particular for European Defense policy as well as technology and innovation. He is currently Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative, aiming to accelerate Europe’s leadership in disruptive innovations. HEC and Harvard Kennedy School graduate, he is lecturer at SciencesPo and non-resident fellow of the German Marshal Fund. He attended Sup-Aero aerospace engineering school, was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is a private pilot, and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve.
Enrique Zapata has been Senior Executive of the State Digital Innovation for CAF since May 2019. CAF is a development bank based in Latin America.
Holger Friedrich has been Managing Director at CORE SE since 2009. Friedrich has also been Managing Director at CCG GmbH since January 1993.
Cecile Bensa has been Partnerships and Open Innovation Project Manager at Caisse des Depots since September 2018. She was previously Smart City Project Manager.
Stephane Conty has been Head of SME Innovation at DAE in France since September 2019. The Direction des chats de l’Etat (DAE) is a government administration section of the French Ministry of Finance.
Eldrid Jordaan has been CEO at GovChat since September 2016. GovChat is a social media platform enabling real time government engagement with communities.
Francois Bodin has been VP Head of Industry at SAP since July 2019. Bodin has worked for SAP for over 14 years. SAP is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.
Margaret Perchik has been an Associate at Prime Ventures since June 2017. Prime Ventures is a leading VC firm focusing on investing in European companies in technology and related industries and leverages its capital, experience, and network to actively guide them into global category leaders.
Hasan Sheikh Faridul has been co-founder and CTO at Eyn since September 2016. Eyn provides an identity verification software used for face to Face ID checks or remote verification.
Blandine Calcio Guadino has been Partnerships and Open Innovation Director at Caisse des Depots since July 2018. She has over 9 years experience working in Innovation for Caisse des Depots.
Mathieu Nohet is the CEO and co-founder of Manty, a startup helping public administrations make better decisions with data. Mathieu started Manty just after finishing his studies. He is convinced that public administrations should have the best possible tools to make decisions, since they are the biggest and most influential organizations of our societies.
Norbert Sagstetter is acting Head of Unit for eGovernment and Trust at the European Commission in charge of digital identity, the eIDAS Regulation, and European Digital Government policy.
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“There has never been a better time to make public services more affordable and accessible, using new technology solutions. The GovTech Summit is a unique chance for public officials, intellectuals, tech innovators and investors to meet, share and discuss the future of government and democracy. I look forward to welcoming everyone to Paris.”
Emmanuel Macron, President of France
The GovTech Summit will this year be hosted in Paris Brongniart.
Sitting in the heart of Paris, the Palais Brongniart combines stylish 19th century design with modern events facilities. Formerly acting as Paris stock exchange, the building hosts a grand event space, ready to host the next generation of innovators.
A fast emerging sector, built by innovative startups leveraging both technological advances and recent reforms to government platforms and registers, GovTech aims to build better services for citizens and better tools for public servants. The GovTech Summit will bring the GovTech community together.
In the ‘State of GovTech: Europe’s Next Opportunity’, PUBLIC and Accenture explore the scope of the GovTech market to date, the huge opportunity ahead, and the practical steps needed to realise a GovTech future.
The GovTech Summit brings together the brightest innovators and Europe’s decision makers to rethink how government can operate.
Organised by PUBLIC and supported by French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the European Commission, the GovTech Summit is an unparalleled opportunity for public servants, startups, technologists and investors to ignite conversation and connect with the people who can unlock their potential: improving public services and empowering citizens.
GovTech has the power to change our societies and our world – the GovTech Summit is where this change happens.
Join the conversation and Re-think Government.
Ex-Deputy Head of Policy at No 10 Downing Street, senior adviser to Prime Minister and EU Vice-President. 20 years of government experience in the UK, EU, and United States.
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Experienced events coordinator with a strong background in communications and politics.