Catherine Stihler to open Collaborations Workshop 2019
Posted by s.aragon
on 16 January 2019 - 9:14am
We are very pleased to announce that Catherine Stihler will be one of our two keynote speakers during Collaborations Workshop 2019 and will help attendees to think about the themes for this edition: interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability.
Catherine Stihler is the Chief Executive Officer of Open Knowledge International, "a global non-profit organisation focused on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems". Interoperability, documentation and training are core to Open Knowledge community activities and we are very excited to learn from them.
Catherine has years of experience in the creation and sharing of knowledge on the global stage. Before joining Open Knowledge Foundation in February, she had an extraordinary career in EU policy-making spanning nearly 20 years. Catherine has served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland since 1999, where she lives with her husband and young children. In this role she has served as Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee and authored influential reports and opinions that have shaped EU policy.
Catherine is also the former Rector of the University of St Andrews. She has worked on digital policy, prioritising the digital single market, digital skills, citizen online data protection, copyright reform to support internet freedoms, and the role of Artificial Intelligence and automation.
Tim Hubbard said that “Catherine has demonstrated an ability to bring people together, building coalitions and trust in a world that really needs it. She has translated complicated and technical knowledge around digital skills, copyright and AI to help shape European policy, making a real and lasting difference for hundreds of millions of people."