Leontina leads the Interoperability Unit at the European Commission, in charge of policy and solutions for digital government. She works towards creating an Interoperable Europe through policies and common platforms, in partnership with public administrations in Member States and an active community of experts in interoperability.
Leontina has more than 15 years of experience in the public and private sector in the digital domain. She held different roles from software engineer to leading teams developing data and AI services, mobile solutions to customer relationship management and designing digital strategies for medium-sized to large organisations.
Leontina holds a degree in Information Technology from the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Information Technology in Bucharest and a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from Goteborg University.
Since September 2013, I am working as a scientific officer for the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), where I was already employed for three years as a post-doc (2009-2012) and six months as an intern (2005). My career focuses on multi-disciplinary interoperability, open innovation, and regulatory learning. The underlying interests include (i) research on public governance and citizen science, (ii) policy, especially digital transitions, Responsible Research and Innovation, and public sector reforms; and (iii) the uptake of emerging technologies, including virtual worlds, artificial intelligence and others.