Staff Member

José Martinez-Usero

Director for Projects

José is Director for Projects at DIGITALEUROPE.

José’s journey at DIGITALEUROPE began in 2021 when he joined as a Project Manager. Today, he holds the position of Director for Projects. José has more than 15 years’ experience as project coordinator of EU projects and several major European studies on different ICT fields (egov, einclusion, ehealth, artificial intelligence, data spaces, twin transition, etc.)

In his professional career, Jose has combined managerial work for ICT consultancies (ONCE Foundation ICT company and Funka) and teaching at several universities, such as, Leeds Metropolitan University, Carlos III University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid and Universidade Portucalense. He has also been the Academic Director of the UOC-ONCE Foundation Master on Accessible Technologies. Nowadays, he is an associate researcher at UNIR and co-direct the Industrial PhD UNIR-DIGITALEUROPE.

For many years José has been participating as expert in ICT standardisation processes, such as Head of Interoperability Working Group at UNE or Project Team Leader in the context of Mandate 376 at CENCENELEC. Jose is also a renowned speaker in international conferences and scientific events. He has written several books and a wide range of scientific articles in ICT related fields.

José holds a Computer Science degree and a Master in Telecommunications, both degrees from Polytechnic University of Valencia. Moreover, he holds a PhD in Business Administration from Carlos III University of Madrid. In more recent times, he has also received training on Organisational Strategy at the London School of Economics.

Staff Members

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General
Kivanç Akil
Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination
Nikos Alpentzos
Senior Manager for Office & Member Care
Yaëlle Assous
Communications Officer for Projects
Clara Balestrieri
Intern for Digital Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Milda Basiulyte
Senior Director for Cyber, Infrastructure & Competitiveness
Nathan da Silva Carvalho
Senior Research and Innovation Manager for Projects
Laura Chaney
Manager for Digital Finance Policy
Julien Chasserieau
Associate Director for AI & Data Policy
Ernesto Cianchi
Intern for International Affairs & Digital Trade Policy
Giulio Crisante
Manager for Audiovisual Production
Stephen Crisp
Senior Policy Director for Data Economy & Sustainability
Nina Cullen
Intern for Investments, compliance & standardisation
Omar Dhaher
Technical Associate Director for Standardisation & Compliance Policy
Alberto Di Felice
Policy and Legal Counsel
Normunds Egle
Senior Manager for Infrastructure Policy & Member State Outreach
Béatrice Ericson
Manager for Data Economy & Privacy
Yann Finger
Director for Operations & Intelligence
Samia Fitouri
Senior Communications Manager
Isabelle Grotard
Finance Expert
Joël Guschker
Senior Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Nataša Hemon
Senior Policy Manager for Data Centres
Síofra Hendry​
Officer for Outreach
Raphaëlle Hennekinne
Policy Director for Sustainability
Lasse Hamilton Heidemann
Senior Director for Outreach
Sid Hollman
Policy Officer for Cybersecurity & Digital Infrastructure
Hugh Kirk
Senior Manager for Consumer, IP and Platforms Policy
Rita Jonušaitė
Senior Manager for Cybersecurity & Cloud
Adnán Leal
Communications Manager
Chiara Longobardi
Senior Project Manager
Helena Lovegrove
Senior Director for Operations & Projects
Daniella Manassero-Bernal
Communications Manager for Projects
Bianca Manelli
Officer for AI & Data Policy
Irene Marinelli
Communications Officer for Projects
José Martinez-Usero
Director for Projects
Marie Montaldo
Senior Research and Innovation Manager
Valeria Muggianu
Senior Project Manager
Giorgia Murgia
Manager for Sustainability Policy
Wiktoria Orłowska
Communications Officer for Projects
Irina Padure
Senior Finance Manager for Projects
Alexia Papadimitriou
Research and Innovation Officer
Martina Piazza
Manager for Investments & Innovation
Lourdes Gabriela Medina Pérez
Senior Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Ray Pinto
Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Marta Pont Guixa
Senior Operations & Executive Manager
Vincenzo Renda
Director for Single Market & Digital Competitiveness
Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications
Margo Vanderstichelen
Intern for International Affairs & Digital Trade Policy
Ginevra Santini
Communications Officer for Projects
Niels Selling
Senior Research and Innovation Manager for Projects
Arbnor Shala
Intern for Digital Commerce, AI & Data Policy
Tim Sollberger
Senior Manager for Sustainability Policy
Alper Tanrıverdi
Project Intern
Federica Tondo
Business Officer
Diem Tran
Project Communications Manager
Gianluca Violante
Senior Manager for Digital Health Policy
Regina Zawisza
Senior Manager for Member Relations


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