JUST Data Advisory Board

 

Nancy Baym

Nancy Baym is the Senior Principal Research Manager at Microsoft and a trailblazer in the field of Internet research. She authored some of the earliest articles on online communities in the early 1990s and co-founded the Association of Internet Researchers, where she also served as its second president. Baym’s contributions have been widely recognized, including receiving the Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication and Technology from the International Communication Association, the naming of the Nancy Baym Book Award by the Association of Internet Researchers, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Gothenburg.

 

Virginia Dignum

Virginia Dignum is a Professor of Responsible Artificial Intelligence at the University of Umeå in Sweden and holds an affiliation with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She specialises in examining the ethical and societal impacts of AI. Her roles include being a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and serving on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems. She was honoured with the Veni grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2006 for her pioneering research on computational agent-based organisational frameworks.

 

Ericka Johnson

Ericka Johnsson is a Professor of Gender and Society and Director of the WASP-HS Graduate School. She focuses on the intersection of technologies, data/knowledge, and the human body, both human and robotic. Her research, inspired by feminist techno-science theories, resides at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies (STS), intersectionality, and medical sociology.

 

Jaan Li

Jaan Li is an innovation advisor and patent information professional committed to enhancing IP decisions in R&D and innovation. With expertise in prior art searching, validity analysis, and more, he actively contributes to the innovation community. Jaan’s impactful work includes publishing ClinicalBERT, a pioneering model in health AI, after earning his PhD at Princeton under David Blei. He’s also conducted machine learning research at renowned institutions like Google Brain and DeepMind while initiating a nonprofit organisation aimed at reducing healthcare costs through hospital price analysis.

 

Lena Miranda

Lena Miranda is the CEO of Linköping Science Park, where she is integral to a global network of innovation and technology pioneers. She focuses on supporting startups, scaleups, and international R&Ds, helping them stay competitive and continuously innovate in a rapidly changing world. Previously, she held a significant role at Skill Scandinavia from 2004, becoming the owner from 2008 to 2013. In addition to her leadership at the Science Park, Miranda holds several key board positions, including International President for the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) and a board member of the Technical Faculty at Linköping University. From 2018 to 2022, she served as Chairman of the Swedish Incubators and Science Parks (SISP) and was a member of the Swedish Innovation Council, led by the Prime Minister, from 2019 to 2022. Lena is passionate about contributing to the development of sustainable societies and advocating for a growth model that incorporates economic, social, and ecological principles.

 

Natalie Bertels

Natalie Bertels holds a law degree (cum laude) from KU Leuven and a Master’s in intellectual property rights from K.U.Brussel. She practised law before joining CiTiP in 2012, where she’s now a senior researcher specialising in privacy and data protection. Her work focuses on the challenges of AI, big data, IoT, and HPC settings, with an emphasis on privacy by design. Natalie is actively involved in projects like SPECTRE and PRiSE, and she serves as Vice Chair of the Policy and Societal Task Force of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA).

 

Katariina Kari

Katariina Kari leads ontology efforts at Inter IKEA Systems. With a background in both Science and Music, she specialises in semantic web technologies, guiding society into the digital age. Katariina leverages these technologies to develop knowledge graphs (KGs) spanning various domains, particularly in lifestyle and e-commerce. Additionally, she volunteers her expertise to Nu Cycle, assisting in the creation of waste offset products for individuals and companies.

 

Ariane Koek

Ariane Koek is a world leader in the field of science and art. She is the Initiator and Founding Director of Arts at Cern (2009-2015) and works all over the world as an independent strategic consultant, thought partner and creative strategist in art science technology and ecology - with foundations, science museums, big science laboratories, universities, governmental organisations, philanthropists, galleries, contemporary art spaces, and not for profits.

 

Pia Lindström

Pia Lindström is the Head of Innovation & Development at Innovative Materials Arena, IMA where she’s responsible for new innovative collaborations, strategic as well as material- and research-applicable projects, Cluster development and organisational growth including national and international connections.

 

Kat Austen

Kat Austen is a strong arts and design professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Chemistry from University College London, U. of London. She is an experienced artist with a demonstrated history of working in interdisciplinary research, focusing on environmental concerns. Kat has an International exhibition and performance portfolio. She is skilled in Performance, New Media Installation, Co-design, Tech, Lecturing, Workshops, Writing, and Journalism.

 

Lina Svensberg

Lina Svensberg is an accomplished tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, encompassing startups, scale-ups, and large corporations. Originally a professional classical pianist, she transitioned into the tech sector fueled by her passion for innovation and complex problem-solving. Lina currently leads the UN-ECE Transformative Innovation Network (ETIN), a strategic initiative supported by the German Government, aimed at fostering transformative innovation in the UNECE region. She emphasises enhancing collaboration between progressive companies and the public sector, utilising public procurement to drive transformation. Additionally, Lina is the creator of Agile & Other Stories, a platform where she shares book reviews and personal reflections on continuous learning.

 

Tim Palm

Tim Palm holds dual Master’s degrees from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, showcasing his expertise as both an engineer and an educator with a remarkable ability to convey complex topics effectively. As a user researcher and former Spotify employee, Palm integrates qualitative data and analytics into his professional approach. Additionally, he has gained significant recognition on social media as a musician, amassing over 100,000 followers and 50 million views. Palm’s diverse skill set and multifaceted career make him a standout figure in both the tech and music industries.

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