Three new staff members join the DIGITAL SME’s Brussels office

Three new professionals will strengthen our team. Welcome, Giulia, Naira, and Annija!

SMEs are the backbone of the economy, thus the European DIGITAL SME Alliance is dedicated to representing the interests of small and medium enterprises in the ICT sector. Together, we can make a difference. Marching into summer 2022, DIGITAL SME is excited to add three new staff members to our growing Brussels secretariat! We welcome Giulia Zampedri, Naira López Cañellas and Annija Bērtule.

Giulia Zampedri

Giulia joins DIGITAL SME to bridge the gap between SMEs and the European Union, ensuring they have access to all the available opportunities. As Business Development Officer, Giulia works on more efficient representation of SMEs and helps bring value to a more significant number of SMEs in Europe. Currently, she oversees the European Digital Innovators Club and the Cybersecurity Made in Europe label.

Naira López Cañellas

Naira is part of a team of Early Stage Researchers working in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (ITN) project Collaborative Intelligence for Safety Critical Systems (CISC), in collaboration with the Technological University of Dublin and Politecnico di Torino. While pursuing her Ph.D. in Ethical and Legal Implications of the Use of Real-Time Data-Gathering Devices in Manufacturing, she joins DIGITAL SME as AI Researcher to support the Focus Group on AI and other relevant Policy work on upcoming European legislation on AI.

Annija Bērtule

Prior to joining the Alliance, Annija worked at the Embassy of Latvia in Copenhagen and a European Funding Association supporting digital health innovation projects. As Project Manager, Annija leads DIGITAL SME’s work in EU-funded projects related to Artificial Intelligence and supports the work of several working groups.

In addition, we accept applications for trainees who are eligible for ERASMUS+ funding on a rolling basis! If you are passionate about digital-related topics and keen to make a difference, come and join us!

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