Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Speakers at the Student's Corner

These are some of our speakers from a range of sectors who have come to speak directly to students.

Ian Clifford

Ian has established YouRock Online Ltd to support youth employability across Europe. The venture will develop a social innovation platform to enable young people to build an online employability profile for themselves. The venture has been crowdfunded and is a pledge to the EC Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.

Ian was a founder, and former Chair, of Telecentre-Europe, the network of 30,000 community ICT centres across Europe. He drove the development of, a tool for ICT skills assessment aimed at young people. Ian also helped to establish Get Online Week in Europe. Ian has also sat on the Advisory Board for the global Telecentre Foundation.

Prior to this, Ian was Head of Business Development for the network of 4,000 UK online centres, where he was responsible for all business development activities, liaison with stakeholders, as well as international development.

In 1996 Ian founded COSMIC, a publicly funded voluntary sector organisation in Devon, UK, employing young people to deliver ICT training and website design for local businesses. He ran the organisation with disadvantaged young people for seven years. The centre became a UK online centre in 2001, and is now a leading Social Enterprise in the South West of England.

Malgorzata Kujawinska

Malgorzata Kujawinska Ph.D., Eng., D.Sc., Fellow of SPIE, professor of Applied Optics and  Photonics at Warsaw University of Technology, head of Optical Engineering Division at Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, recognized expert in full-field optical metrology and microsystems testing, image processing and hybrid experimental-numerical methods in mechanics and material engineering as well as multimedia technologies.

Visiting professor at: National Physical Laboratory, Oxford University (UK), University Franche-Comte, Ecole de Mines in St. Etienne (France), Alabama University in Huntsville, Optical Science Centre in Tucson (USA). The author of 15 monographs and book chapters on optical metrology and automatic 
fringe pattern analysis, author of more than 200 scientific publications in journals and conference proceedings.

She is also the Vice-President of the European Technology Platform Photonics 21, the Vice-President of ICO- the International Commission of Optics, co-coordinator of European Network of Excellence in Micro-Optics NEMO and the Past President of SPIE- the International Society for Optical Engineering.

Last updated on 31/10/2013