Daniela Bertolo

OE, BAGlass
  • BAGlass
  • Portugal
Sandra Kanthal

Series Producer, How to Vaccinate the World, BBC Radio 4

Producer/Presenter - The Why Factor BBC Radio Current Affairs
Katju Holkeri & Elsa Pilichowski

Head of Unit, Governance Policy Unit, Finnish Ministry of Finance; Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

Katju Holkeri is currently the Head of Unit for Governance Policy Unit in the Finnish Ministry of Finance. The unit’s responsibilities are open government, steering systems, trust, general governance policy, civil service legislation, ethics, leadership policy and leadership support, knowledge management and international co-operation in governance policy. Ms Holkeri is the current chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Open Government. She also served as the chair of the OECD Public Governance Committee from 2010 to 2012 and before that as a vice –chair for four years and again as a vice-chair from 2015 to 2019. Previous tasks include for example acting as vice chair for the programme and research advisory group of IIAS from 2009 to 2018.

Ms Elsa Pilichowski is the Director of the Directorate for Public Governance (GOV). Ms Pilichowski has more than 20 years’ experience dedicated to public governance in OECD and Partner countries. She joined the OECD in 2000, in the Public Governance Directorate where she worked until 2012, leading projects and teams on Agencies, Public Employment and various governance and indicator issues. Ms Pilichowski then moved to the OECD Global Relations Secretariat as deputy head of unit for the Eurasia region and in 2014 to the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) where she was Advisor and then Counsellor to the Secretary-General on the strategic and corporate agenda of the OECD.  Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Pilichowski held positions of Research Assistant at the World Bank.

Andrea Gómez & Antonio J. Jara

CMO & CEO, HOPU (HOP Ubiquitous S.L.)

Andrea Gómez (CMO). She has a strong experience in creativity/design, marketing and communication. She holds a Master in research & dissemination of the Cultural Heritage and a PhD in Communication / Marketing about Smart Destinations, which verses about the use of ICTs for the dissemination and protection of the cultural heritage based on the needs of the new generations as Millennials, Z and Hashtags. Andrea works actively in product/service development, working on solutions that are focused on the final users (citizens & visitors) with methodologies as Design Thinking & co-creation, developing solutions that are directly based on the social & cultural needs. /// Antonio J. Jara (CEO), founder of HOP Ubiquitous S.L. (www.hopu.eu), and chair of Data Quality and IoT in IEEE. He did his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Murcia (UMU), Spain. These PhD results present a novel way to connect objects to Internet-enabled platforms in an easy, secure and scalable way. He also carried out a MBA and entrepreneurship formation in the ENAE business school and UCAM (2012). He received entrepreneurship awards from ENAE (sponsored by SabadellCAM financial services), emprendeGo (sponsored by Spanish government), IPSO Alliance Award (Sponsored by Google) for its disruptive innovation in the IoT, selected and mentored by the acceleration program FIWARE. Antonio Jara as part of HOPU is focused on the Smart Cities market with solutions for citizens engagements and environmental monitoring (air quality sensors). Antonio Jara has also participated in over 100 international events about Internet of Things as Speaker, over 100 international publications / papers (~5000 citations and impact factor h=37), he holds several patents in the IoT domain and finally he has advised in the IoT domain to companies such as Microsoft and Fujitsu.
Jan Thesleff

Co-Chair of the MENA-OECD Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum & Ambassador to Egypt, Government of Sweden

Jan Thesleff is a Swedish Diplomat, having served in the Middle East and North Africa for the past thirty years. Most recently as Ambassador to Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia, Libya and Saudi Arabia. In 2021 he was appointed as Commissioner General for Sweden’s participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai. He is since 2020 vice-chair of the OECD-MENA Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum and an active gender champion.//Jan Thesleff est un diplomate suédois ayant exercé au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord au cours des trente dernières années, et plus récemment en tant qu'ambassadeur en Égypte, aux Émirats arabes unis, en Tunisie, en Libye et en Arabie saoudite. En 2021, il a été nommé commissaire général pour la participation de la Suède à l'Expo 2020 à Dubaï. Il est depuis 2020 vice-président du Forum OCDE-MENA sur l'autonomisation économique des femmes et un défenseur actif de l'égalité des genres.
Dominique Charron

Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Dominique Charron is IDRC’s Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships. Prior to being Vice-President, Dominique was the Director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program area. She supervised research focused on increasing agricultural productivity and food security, reducing vulnerability to climate change, and protecting the public against infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. Dominique joined the Centre in 2006 as head of the Ecosystems and Human Health program. Previously, she managed research programs at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dominique Charron holds a PhD in epidemiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph.
Jorge Moreira da Silva

Director of Development Co-operation, OECD

Mr. ‌ Moreira da Silva is since 1st November 2016 the Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) at OECD. As Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), Mr. Moreira da Silva plays a key role in positioning the OECD’s work on development co-operation at the leading edge. He supports the work of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and collaborates closely with other components of the OECD's Development Cluster to strengthen the Organisation’s contribution to the international governance architecture, as well as to OECD-wide initiatives such as NAEC, Inclusive Growth, and work in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).