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Head of Unit Data Value Chain
European Commission - Luxembourg



Márta has broad working experience Europe wide in business and public environment. She dealt with initiation and transaction of trade agreements, taught Business Studies, managed social association and did consultancy work. She gathered her interest on ICT while establishing "New Media" by a traditional German manufacturing company. In 2005 Márta joined the EC as the Head of Unit of "ICT for the Environment" and developed her Unit further to "ICT for Sustainable Growth" linked to the integrated climate and energy policy. After her move to Luxembourg in 2008 she served as Head of Unit "Technologies for Information Management" with focus on research and development funding of innovative ICT technologies supporting the creation of intelligent digital objects and knowledge management, later on the efficient management of extremely large scale data including Open Data.
Since July 2012 she is in charge of the Data Value Chain Unit and implements a strategy to extract the maximum value from data by building on the intelligent useof data sources across Europe and beyond. It includes the fostering of the right policy environment for data driven entrepreneurship including the revision of the Public Sector Information Directive, the development of a pan-European Open DataInfrastructure and research and innovation actions. Furthermore she has been contributing to the Digital Single Market strategy of the European Commission by working on the "Free flow of Data" initiative and by addressing the linguistic challenges of the digital economy and society.Márta has been actively working on community building to foster the growth of the data economy in Europe, hereby she has initiated and implemented the European Data Forum with yearly big events. She was deeply involved into the EC Communication "Towards a thriving data-driven economy" and is a driving force in the work towards a European Public Private Partnership on "Big Data Value".

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