Nicola has been the Chair of the AAL Forum and the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing for the last 10 years and is passionate about social innovation that activates citizens in a dialogue with governments at all levels. As a Communication and a Public Policy Manager for the European AAL Joint Programme he has advocated for a wellbeing approach to digital innovation in social and health care. Previously, he supported the United Nations to campaign the Sustainable Development Goals throughout governments and civil society organizations in Latin America as well as Sub-Saharan Africa.
Fátima Matias has a degree in Physics Engineering by the University of Coimbra. She is the Training Department Director and Quality Department Director at Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN). She has developed several projects related with specific training and consultancy on knowledge-based SME’s. She has been an active developer of new programs and training methodologies applied on the recently graduated students as well as evaluation methods to measure projects quality and efficiency (ESF - European Social Fund). She is responsible for several ERASMUS + projects and Interreg projects related with entrepreneurship education and digital transformation.
Maria Asteriou is the Co-founder of the non-profit organization People Behind, where she works as Communication and Fundraising Manager. She holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Public Relations. She is trained in Event Management, Life Coaching and Social Entrepreneurship. She has worked as Project Manager for European projects and as Event Manager in cultural events of for- and non- profit organizations.
Marco is a Digital & People Transformation Expert, specialized on change management and digital upskilling. After 20 years on digital with an executive management role in different communication groups, he co-founded Smartive, a consultancy firm to support the cultural change of company people and employees to the digital mindset. He developed SmartiveMap, a digital assessment tool based also on the European framework for digital compentences Digcomp, used by large companies in Italy and Europe. Marco is also lecturer in Universities and Business Schools on digital transformation courses.