À Strasbourg, dès les années 1980, Roland Ries a été l’initiateur de politiques ambitieuses de développement de modes de transport alternatifs à la voiture individuelle à propulsion thermique (développement du tramway, politique en faveur du vélo, auto-partage, etc).
Il est l’un des plus fervents défenseurs de la plurimodalité des offres de transport et se déclare ouvert à l’expérimentation, dans sa ville, de toutes les nouvelles technologies de transport, permettant de concilier la préservation de l’environnement, la lutte contre le dérèglement climatique et le confort des usagers.
In Strasbourg, as soon as the 80’s, Roland Ries initiated ambitious policies for the development of alternative modes of transport to the individual car with thermal propulsion . Thereby, he sustained tramway development, bike policy, car sharing, etc.
After completing his law studies in Frankfurt (Main) and Bonn, Hans-Georg Engelke began his professional career in 1994 as a public prosecutor in Berlin. In 1999, he started working at the Federal Ministry of the Interior as a policy officer and was appointed head of division in 2003. From 2006 to 2010, he headed the directorate-general responsible for counter-terrorism and Islamist extremism at the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. After returning to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, he held executive positions related to the Federal Police and counter-terrorism before assuming leadership of the executive staff in 2014, the position he held until his appointment as state secretary. Mr Engelke has been State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior since August 2015.
Peter Hauk is Minister of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection
Peter Hauk was born on 24 December 1960 in Walldürn. Following his A-levels and military service, he studied forestry in Freiburg. In 1987 he completed this, obtaining the qualification Graduate in Forest Management, and in 1989 took the major state forestry examination. Subsequently he worked until 2002 as a forest assessor for the Freiburg Forestry Directorate and was deputy manager of the Public Forestry Office in Schöntal (Jagst) and project manager at the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg. From 2002 to 2005, Peter Hauk was head of the forestry office in Adelsheim.
Since 1992 he has been a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament as a directly elected MP for the constituency of Neckar-Odenwald. In 2005 he took over the post of Minister of Nutrition and Rural Affairs, a position he held for five years. In 2010, the parliamentary CDU elected him as their leader. He led the parliamentary party until 2015.
On 12 May 2016 he once again became Minister in what was now renamed the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection.
Peter Hauk is catholic and has three children.
Nicolas Hulot was born on April 30, 1955 in Lille. He was successively journalist-reporter, television presenter and producer and writer. In 1990, he created a foundation dedicated to inform the public about ecologic state of the planet and to convince people of the need to change their behavior.
In December 2012, as President of his foundation and on a voluntary basis, he was appointed Special Envoy of the President of the Republic for the protection of the planet.
Mr Calleja is Director General of DG Environment from the 1st of September 2015.
Mr Daniel Calleja was Director General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs from the 1st January 2015 until the 31th of August 2015.
Mr Daniel Calleja was Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry, Special Envoy for SMEs from 1st February 2012 to January 2015.
Daniel Calleja was Deputy Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry, from February 2011 to January 2012, in charge of internal markets for goods, competitiveness and innovation, SMEs and entrepreneurship, international negotiations and tourism. He is the Special Envoy for SMEs.
Mr Calleja was Director for Air Transport at the European Commission from November 2004 to February 2011, in charge of the single European aviation market and its external dimension. He has successfully negotiated, on behalf of the E.U., the EU-US Open Skies Agreement. He was the Chairman of the Air Safety and the Single Sky Committees and Chairman of the Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking.
Between 1999 and 2004, he was Head of Cabinet of the Vice-president of the European Commission, Mrs. Loyola de Palacio, responsible for Transport, Energy and relations with the European Parliament. During this period, he participated actively in the elaboration of the EU transport policy, notably in the launching of the Transport White Book, the Single European Sky, the creation of the European Air Safety Agency (EASA) and the Galileo program.
Between 1995 and 1999, Mr. Calleja was the Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Marcelino Oreja, responsible for institutional affairs, and for the Amsterdam Treaty negotiations. In 1995, he was the legal adviser in the Cabinet of the President of the European Commission, responsible for Transport, Competition, State Aids and the control of the application of Community Law.
Between 1993 and 1994, he advised the Transport Commissioner in the area of liberalisation of air transport, State aid cases concerning the restructuring of airlines, the first directive on groundhandling, the implementation of the third air package and the CRS regulation.
Between 1986 and 1993, he was Member of the Legal Service of the Commission and he represented the institution in numerous cases before the European Court of Justice.
Mr Calleja is the author of several publications. He has lectured in European Law in several universities and institutes of various Member States.
Mr Calleja has a degree in Law and in Business Administration from the University of Comillas, Madrid.
Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.
He was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015.
Roberto Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG) in 2007.
He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.
From 1985-1999 he served in various positions including as Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
Dr. Martin Lenk Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy Head of Department Geoinformation
Martin Lenk studied Geography before he worked at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he received a doctorate in Water Engineering, and later on as an IT-Consultant for a private company.
Since 2002 he is staff at the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy in Germany (BKG). He specialized in SDI, being responsible for National Coordination and the implementation of INSPIRE for many years.
From 2013 to 2015 he was a seconded official in the Federal Ministry of Environment, where he focused on environmental INSPIRE tasks of the Federal Administration level.
At present he is the Head of the Geoinformation Department in BKG. Within this position he is responsible for several units dealing with data integration, topographic mapping, remote sensing products, SDI and customer services.
Mário Caetano is a principal investigator of Directorate-General of Territorial Development (DGT) and since October 2014 he is the Deputy Director-General of DGT with responsibilities on geographic information, remote sensing and the national spatial data infrastructure (SNIG). In 2015, Mário Caetano launched SNIG2020: a collaborative vision for the Portuguese spatial infrastructure. He is also an Associate Professor at Information Management School from the New University of Lisboa (NOVA IMS). He is the author of more than 150 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings.
Since 2012 Hilmar von Lojewski has held the post of elected councillor for urban development, building, housing, and transport for the German Association of Cities and the City Association of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From 1982 to 1988, he studied spatial planning in Dortmund and urban and regional planning in Ankara. Until 1991, he worked as a freelance urban planner in Dortmund and took his second state examination in Frankfurt am Main in 1991, specializing in urban design. Until 1994, he worked for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) as a planning advisor on urban development in Kathmandu, Nepal. Until 2000, he was head of the division for legal affairs, procedures and contracting at Dresden City Planning Office. Mr von Lojewski also worked for the Senate Department for Urban Development in Berlin from 2000 to 2012, where he was responsible for the urban design and projects directorate and for the directorate dealing with ministerial affairs of building. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in the field of German development cooperation and headed the Programme for Sustainable Urban Development in Syria.
Ana Moreira is involved in INSPIRE directive implementation in the Azores since 2009, when the regional project Inspire@çores was created, which became the Interactive Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Azores (IDEiA) in 2012. Presently, she works at the department of the Regional Government of the Azores that heads the coordination of these matters in the Region, and that leads the regional thematic working groups, which have been set up to analyze and implement the standards and technical specifications resulting from the INSPIRE Directive. She holds a biology degree and did a Post-Graduation in territorial and environmental planning.
• Geodesic and Cartography engineer. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 1999
• Topography tecnic engineer. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 1997
• Cartography advanced studies in temathic cartography. Universidad Politécnica de
• Specialized in metadata
• Cartographic specific courses
• Currently preparing a Thesis related to metadata
• Yoga teacher
• Currently: Institut Cartogràphic Valencià cartographer (since 1999). Spatial Data
Infraestructure department. Specialized in metadata and catalog metadata
www.icv.gva.es; terrasit.gva.es; http://catalogo.icv.gva.es/geonetwork
• Teacher experience
• Participation in congress and conferences:
- Cartography and Heritage VI forum UNESCO UPV 2001
- International Cartographic Conference, Coruña 2005
- Iberic Spatial Data Infraestructure journeys JIIDE 2015
- Iberic Spatial Data Infraestructure journeys JIIDE 2016
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
Environmental Sciences – Specialization in environmental chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
Master thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Gschwend: «The fate and distribution of cis-dichloroethylene and trichloroethylene in a small lake adjacent to a superfund site in the Aberjona watershed»
Master degree: Dipl. Umwelt Natw. ETH
2000 – 2003
Ph.D. Thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Schwarzenbach : «Assessment of the fate of organic groundwater contaminants using their isotopic signatures»
Degree : Ph.D. in natural sciences. Dr. sc. ETHZ
Jan. 2004 – July 2004
Scientific collaborator at EAWAG
Aug. 2004 – June 2005
Employee within an engineering office in Luxemburg
Head of environmental division
July 2005 – Sept. 2009
Scientific collaborator at the research centre Henri Tudor (now LIST) and head of the research group “Water”
Oct. 2009 – July 2014
Technical supervisor of the microollutants and spectroscopy groups in the analytical laboratory of the water management agency in Luxemburg and head of the laboratory since 2013.
Since August 2014
Deputy director of the water management agency.
Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2015
Head of the Luxembourgish Delegation
Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2017
President of the CIPMS (presidency is carried out in turns between the delegations)
Timo Koskimäki took his Master’s degree in social sciences at the University of Helsinki in 1989. Since that, he has been working in various expert and managerial positions within the Finnish Official Statistics institutions. In 2013 Mr. Koskimäki was assigned as Deputy Director general of Statistics Production, Statistics Finland. His fields of expertise include a number of statistical areas, management and steering of statistical organizations as well as national and EU policy issues relating to official statistics.
Frank Kresin (b. 1972) is the Managing Director at the DesignLab at the University of Twente. The DesignLab is the creative hub of the University, where academic research and societal challenges meet, mediated by design processes. He has been trained as a film maker, and earned a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence in 1997. He worked as a film maker and designer at the University of Amsterdam, and was a programme manager at the Digital University consortium. From 2006 until 2016, Frank has been affiliated with Waag Society, first as a programme manager, and from 2010 as its Research Director. He was responsible for Waag Society’s research programme aimed at developing and questioning technologies to address a wide range of societal issues.
Frank has been involved in projects and programmes focusing on Creative Care, Future Internet, Maker Movement, Smart Cities and Smart Citizens. He is the co-founder of Apps for Europe, City SDK, CineGrid, Code 4 Europe, Digital Social Innovation, Making Sense and the Smart Citizens Lab. He regularly publishes on transdisciplinary research in the creative industries and he gives presentations on this topic. Furthermore, Frank is a board member of the Dutch branch of the Internet Society and The Mobile City, and serves at the supervisory boards of Tetem and V2_, Institute for Instable Media.
Frederic Pivetta has been part of the founding team of Real Impact Analytics since 2011, aiming at developing big data apps for telecom operators mostly in emerging countries counting more than 140 staff and 4 offices.
He has been holding several leading positions as member of the Board or the Executive Committee at RIA, such as CCO. He founded Data-for-Good@RIA which had the objective of leveraging access to telecom data to offer insights on social issues. Previously, Frederic was senior manager at McKinsey & Company. Later, he took the position of chief strategy officer leading a growth strategy in the context of a turn-around and privatization of a state-owned company in Belgium.
Frederic graduated with a PhD from Harvard University and Brussels University. He avidly enjoys spending time with his family traveling or at home in Belgium.
Celina Ramjoué is Deputy Head of Unit for the Data Innovation and Policy Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). She was previously Head of Sector for “Data policy for science” and for “Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data” for the same Directorate General. Before joining DG CONNECT in 2012, Celina worked on open access, open science and science and society issues for the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD). Prior to joining the European Commission in 2005, Celina was a researcher in the field of comparative public policy and science and technology studies at the University of Zurich. Celina holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science and foreign affairs (Universities of Virginia, Munich and Zurich) and been a visiting researcher at Harvard University and the European University Institute.