Experts

Meet the people behind the Digital Watch Observatory

Dr Ana Maria Corrêa

Ana Maria Corrêa is currently lecturing Comparative Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She has recently defended her PhD thesis on the challenges of regulating the digital economy and preventing discrimination in the US and European markets.

Expert on Convergence and OTT, Future of work, Liability of intermediaries

Ms Sorina Teleanu

Ms Sorina Teleanu is an independent consultant with expertise in Internet governance and digital policy. Sorina previously worked with DiploFoundation as Digital Policy Senior Researcher, and with the Romanian Parliament, as advisor dealing with ICT-related legislation and policies.

Expert on Artificial intelligence, Critical internet resources, Emerging technologies

Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila

Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila is Diplo's Director for Digital Policy, and the Editor of the Digital Watch. Her areas of interest include legal issues in Internet governance, human rights, and e-diplomacy.

Expert on Taxation

Ms Dragana Markovski

Ms Dragana Markovski works on the planning, development, coordination, and quality control of Diplo courses and training programmes. She currently focuses on the delivery and further development of online communications training as part of Diplo’s Future of Meetings project which provides capacity building and support to international organisations and various stakeholders as they transition from offline to online work.

Expert on Online education

Ms Andrijana Gavrilović

Ms Andrijana Gavrilović works with digital policy programmes at DiploFoundation where she focuses on Internet governance and cybersecurity issues. She closely coordinates the work of curators within the Cybersecurity basket at the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) Digital Watch observatory.

Expert on Critical infrastructure, Cybercrime, Violent extremism

Ms Mili Semlani

Ms Mili Semlani has spent four years exploring and reporting in and on the Southeast Asian region as a writer and digital media consultant. She writes tech policy papers for UN Summits and participates in policy debates and processes at national, regional, and global levels.

Expert on Freedom of the press

Ms Nataša Perućica

Ms Nataša Perućica is a researcher at DiploFoundation and is a member of Diplo’s Data and AI Team. In her role, she conducts research on sustainable development, human rights, artificial intelligence as well as other digital policy related topics.

Expert on Sustainable development

Ms Marília Maciel

Brazilian-born Ms Marília Maciel is currently based in Strasbourg, France. She is involved in several Internet Governance related projects, notably on the fields of digital economy, e-commerce, and cybersecurity.

Expert on Consumer protection, Digital business models, E-commerce and trade

Ms Pavlina Ittelson

Ms Pavlina Ittelson is Program Officer at Diplo US. She also monitors the topics of jurisdiction and alternative dispute resolution for the GIP Digital Watch Observatory.

Expert on Alternative dispute resolution, Intellectual property rights, Jurisdiction

Dr Katharina Höne

Dr Katharina Höne researches, writes, and teaches on a number of issues related to diplomacy and the impact of technology on international relations. Her research focuses on the interplay of diplomacy and technology.

Expert on Online education

Ms Amrita Choudhury

Ms Amrita Choudhury is Director of CCAOI; President of Internet Society India, Delhi Chapter; and Asia Pacific Lead of SIG Women. She is an active member and contributor at national, regional, and global Internet governance (IG) platforms.

Expert on Child safety online, Children's rights

Ms Katarina Anđelković

Ms Katarina Anđelković is a researcher at DiploFoundation currently based in Belgrade. Katarina joined Diplo’s Data Team in October 2018 where she conducts research on structured and unstructured data, AI, and other digital-policy-related topics.

Expert on E-waste

Mr Vladimir Radunović

Serbian-born Mr Vladimir (Vlada) Radunović is a lecturer in cybersecurity policy, Internet governance, and e-diplomacy on postgraduate and professional courses. He also serves as an expert with the Geneva Internet Platform.

Expert on Cyberconflict and warfare, Encryption

Ms Jana Mišić

Ms Jana Mišić is a Marie-Curie PhD candidate in Ethics and Technology. Her research focuses on the governance and policy impact of digital technology on societal and ethical norms and values. She is based at the Rathenau Institute in The Hague and at the Twente University (The Netherlands).

Expert on Interdisciplinary approaches

Ms Ilona Stadnik

Ms Ilona Stadnik is a PhD candidate at the School of International Relations, St Petersburg State University, Russia and is currently aa Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, working with the Internet Governance Project (2018/2019).  Ilona has been a regular participant and speaker at major cybersecurity events such as the IGF (Internet Governance Forum), CyFy, and EuroDIG (European Dialogue on Internet Governance).

Expert on Network security

Mr Pedro Vilela Resende Gonçalves

Mr Pedro Vilela Resende Gonçalves is founding director of the Institute for Research on Internet & Society. Pedro holds an LLB from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and collaborates on data protection at the Alexandre Atheniense Law Firm.

Expert on Data governance

Mr Clément Perarnaud

Mr Clément Perarnaud is a PhD candidate in Political Science at University of Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona). His thesis focuses on political negotiations within the Council of the European Union.

Expert on Privacy and data protection, Right to be forgotten

Ms Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício

Ms Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício works as a Technical Advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) A computer engineer with an Msc in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo in Brazil, she is also an Internet Governance lecturer at Anhembi Morumbi University and a lecturer in specialisation courses at Centro Universitário Senac. Nathalia is a member of the Program Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group (LACNOG), a member of the audit committee at the Brazilian chapter of the Internet Society, and one of the founding members of the Brazilian Internet Governance Academic Network.

Expert on Cloud computing, Net neutrality and zero-rating

Ms Virginia Paque

Born (and currently residing) in the United States, Ms Virginia (Ginger) Paque lived in Venezuela for more than 35 years. An educator and administrator by profession, she has 25 years’ experience in business and manufacturing systems consulting.

Expert on Freedom of expression, Rights of persons with disabilities

Mr Jacob Odame-Baiden

Mr Jacob Odame-Baiden is a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He has vast experience in technology project management and ICT for Development and has worked in technology consulting and telecommunication sectors in Ghana and other African countries.

Expert on Access

Ms Grace Mutung'u

Ms Grace Mutung’u researches ICT policy in Kenya and Africa, specialising in digital rights, governance, and development. She is an associate at the Kenya ICT Action Network where she carries out ICT policy research and advocacy.

Expert on Digital identities, Inclusive finance

Ms Aida Mahmutović

Ms Aida Mahmutović is currently involved with the EUBC HUB as a Community manager for over 18 HUBS in Europe and Asia. She has been involved with Internet governance since 2011, while working for Centre for eGovernance Development (CeGD).

Expert on Gender rights online

Mr Marco Lotti

An online moderator for remote participation and coordinator for the Geneva-based courses, Mr Marco Lotti joined DiploFoundation in early 2017. As part of the Geneva office team, Marco organises activities and events such as the Geneva Digital Talks and the Data Talks. Acurator at the Geneva Internet Platform Digital Watch observatory, he follows global developments regarding Content Policy and Cultural Diversity online.

Expert on Content policy, Cultural diversity

Mr Mamadou LO

Mr Mamadou Lo produces a weekly and annual web review to promote Internet governance and disseminate best practices throughout Africa and in the global francophone community. Mamadou holds two Master’s degrees (one in Marketing and Communication, and the other in Information Science with a major in IT).

Expert on Multilingualism

Mr Arvin Kamberi

An expert in remote participation, Mr Arvin Kamberi heads up Diplo’s Webinar Team. Based in Belgrade, he has been working on webinars and other web-based remote participation since 2011.

Expert on Blockchain, Digital standards

Dr Tereza Horejsova

Originally from the Czech Republic, Dr Tereza Horejsova is currently based in Washington DC. Joining Diplo in 2012, Tereza has had an international career in academia and the non-governmental sector in the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.

Expert on Capacity development

Ms Noha Fathy

Ms Noha Fathy is an independent Internet governance consultant. Her professional and educational backgrounds are orientated towards development areas with a special focus on human development, governance, and public policies.

Expert on Sustainable development

Mr Andre Edwards

Mr Andre Edwards is a Business Process Data Analyst in the Office of the CIO at Teleios Systems with over 19 years of ICT experience working on commercial solutions with Caribbean mobile network operators leveraging cloud technologies and non-profit ICT projects. On the coordinating team of Caribbean Network Operators Group Andre is involved in regional capacity building workshops and internet infrastructure research.

Expert on Telecommunications infrastructure

Dr Efrat Daskal

Dr Efrat Daskal completed her PhD in Media Policy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her thesis focused on media accountability and citizens’ power.

Expert on Internet of things (IoT)

Ms Adriana Minovic

Dr Efrat Daskal completed her PhD in Media Policy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her thesis focused on media accountability and citizens’ power.

Expert on Intellectual property rights

Dr Jovan Kurbalija

Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Between 2018 and 2019, he served as co-Executive Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations (UN) High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.