Empowering European citizens

through a more ethical, open and inclusive digital ecosystem


our vision

Enriching

We enrich technological education by sharing an ethical, open and inclusive mindset, so that future generations can contribute to a better digital environment. We also promote a more flexible and accessible education that responds to the diversity and dynamism of our society.


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Carlos Pons giving a talk about Inclusive Design

Empowering

We empower technology professionals by sharing an ethical, open and inclusive mindset and work methodologies, so they have the right tools to create a better digital environment. We also promote the creation of professional communities and the sharing of knowledge.


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Enabling

We influence the positive change of digital legislation based on ethical, open and inclusive values, to protect citizens and contribute to the education of a better society.


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our vision


1 // Enriching

The future of our digital ecosystem will be largely defined by the future generations of professionals who are currently preparing to enter the labor market. A generation of digital natives more aware than ever of the impact, risks and challenges that technology entails in the daily life of society.

That is why one of our main lines of action is based on enriching the training of future professionals by sharing a mindset and a way of working that promote the creation of healthy, ethical and inclusive digital products and services, and thus contribute to develop a citizen-centered digital environment.

We also support initiatives that promote a more accessible, flexible and modular education, thus responding to the growing needs of the more dynamics new generations and to a labor market with an increasingly demand of more diverse and specific profiles.


2 // Empowering

The digital environment is constantly evolving and the current workforce is very responsible for its growth and evolution, hence the importance of training current professionals in digital ethics and inclusion so that they can contribute from now on to directing the digital services and products in which they work towards a better direction for the present and future of our society.

We know that the first step for the integral transformation of any corporation towards a more respectful model with society is to influence the change in its workers, which we help to have the tools and methodologies that can be integrated into their daily work.

We also promote the creation of professional communities that promote the sharing of knowledge and good practices among the different actors of their local and global ecosystem, contributing to strengthen ties and reduce barriers between professionals and companies contributing to the digital ecosystem.


3 // Enabling

We are the first generations experimenting with digital products and services that are transforming every element of our society. The fact of being constant pioneers in the face of new technology, constantly places our society in a position of exploration and uncertainty, to which legislation must respond as soon as possible to minimize the possible negative impact on our society.

That is why we focus part of our efforts on providing policy makers and decision makers with the necessary experience and information so that they can proceed with knowledge of the risks and opportunities of each legislative action, always promoting ethical and inclusive values for a citizen-centered digital ecosystem.


For a more ethical, open and inclusive digital ecosystem



open positions


City Ambassador

Responsibilities

As City Ambassador, your mission is to represent the European Digital Society initiative in your city through the leadership and coordination of the local working group, promoting the initiative and establishing collaborations with professionals, local educational centers, private companies and public institutions.

  • Reporting to Carlos Pons (Founder & Head of Operations)

  • Having planning meetings with the local working group

  • Having synchronization meetings with the other City Ambassadors

  • Promoting the initiative in your public interventions


Competencies

  • Leadership skills with a team oriented approach, preferably with experience leading teams

  • Good organisational skills, preferably with experience organizing or participating in events

  • Communication skills, preferably with experience giving public talks about digital ethics and/or inclusion


Language

English. Local language will be a plus.





Champion

Responsibilities

As a champion, your mission is to represent the European Digital Society initiative in your city through talks, workshops and/or masterclasses in educational centers, private companies and public institutions, with the aim of promoting the initiative and raise awareness about the importance of ethics and inclusion in the digital ecosystem.

  • Reporting to your local City Ambassador

  • Having planning meetings with your local working group

  • Promoting the initiative in your public interventions


Competencies

  • Good organisational skills, preferably with experience organizing or participating in events

  • Communication skills, preferably with experience giving public talks about digital ethics and/or inclusion


Language

English. Local language will be a plus.




open positions


Champion

Responsibilities

As a champion, your mission is to represent the European Digital Society initiative in your city through talks, workshops and/or masterclasses in educational centers, private companies and public institutions, with the aim of promoting the initiative and raise awareness about the importance of ethics and inclusion in the digital ecosystem.

  • Reporting to your local City Ambassador

  • Having planning meetings with your local working group

  • Promoting the initiative in your public interventions


Competencies

  • Good organisational skills, preferably with experience organizing or participating in events

  • Communication skills, preferably with experience giving public talks about digital ethics and/or inclusion


Language

English. Local language will be a plus.




about us


Carlos Pons

Carlos Pons

Founder & Head of Operations
(Brussels, Belgium)

Self-taught technology professional with almost a decade of experience in digital transformation and innovation. He has given talks on digital ethics and inclusion in numerous international conferences, universities and academies. Currently working at the Council of the European Union.


Dimitris Panopoulos

Dimitris Panopoulos

City Ambassador of Athens
(Athens, Greece)

Dimitris Panopoulos is a Data Analyst of the Labour Market Needs’ Diagnosis Mechanism at the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity of Greece. He’s also the National Representative of Greece in DSM Sub-Group, (DG Connect_EU) and the Ministerial Representative on the Greek Coalition for the enhancement of Digital Skills in Greece.


Katrin-Cécile Ziegler

Katrin-Cécile Ziegler

Ambassador of Baden-Württemberg & Stuttgart
(Stuttgart, Germany)

Economist and journalist, multiple media prize winner and expert on Digitization, who worked many years as a leader for different industry sectors. Guest lecturer for digital ethics at the University of Applied Sciences in Business, Zurich Swiss (HWZ) and a popular host and TEDxSpeaker for digital events, booked by various ministries and DAX Companies.


Kevin van Reenen

Kevin van Reenen

City Ambassador of Barcelona
(Barcelona, Spain)

User Experience Manager and Designer at Oracle NetSuite. With a background in design and digital media, as well as experience in design and management roles for a variety of industry sectors, he currently focuses on customer experiences for business management software products. Kevin has lead and organised the last two local editions (2019 and 2020) for World IA Day Barcelona.


Luis Marcos

Luis Marcos

City Ambassador of Geneva
(Geneva, Switzerland)

Digital Transformation Leader with more than 20 years of cross-functional and cross-industry business experience in the Consumer Services (CPG, Manufacturing, Retail), Strategic Consulting and Products Manufacturing & Distribution business in multinational and multicultural environments. For the past 15 years he has been invited as a keynote speaker at several major European conferences.


Priyanka Banerjee

Priyanka Banerjee

City Ambassador of Helsinki
(Helsinki, Finland)

CEO and Co-founder of BusinessWiz Oy as well as a Diversity & Inclusion coach helping organizations to create a more diverse and inclusive future of work. She is a keynote speaker and has shared her voice on many platforms raising awareness about the benefits of diversity and the ways to create an inclusive society.


Roberto Fernández

Roberto Fernández

City Ambassador of Madrid
(Madrid, Spain)

Global Head of Blockchain and Digital Ecosystems with more than 19 years of professional experience in business development, innovation and strategy. He teaches about blockchain at numerous universities, he has spoken at many international conferences and he’s co-author of the book "Blockchain: the industrial revolution of Internet".


Luciana Carvalho

Luciana Carvalho

City Ambassador of Lisbon
(Lisbon, Portugal)

Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana is the co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer of MindCheck — an early stage mental health tech startup — as well as a XR specialist and startup mentor at NOVA Co-Innovation Lab. Passionate about purposeful, conscious-driven tech and its impact on humanity, she also sits on the Disruptive Council of Portugal Agora.


Borce Manev

Borce Manev

City Ambassador of Skopje
(Skopje, North Macedonia)

CEO & Founder of International Marketing Agency and Digital Sales Enablement Consultant with diverse experience on EU, US and Middle East markets. He has been also a Guest Lecturer in digital marketing and sales academies in Skopje, teaching on the relationship building sales model and sales enablement.

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