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cycle of 6 events
addressing the key Public Sector IT challenges

The future of public services
is data driven

As the creation of data continues to grow exponentially, public sector organisations across Europe can and should benefit from utilising this new resource in the delivery of improved services. Through a data-driven approach to Government and the delivery of public services, public sector organisations can improve and accelerate value for citizens. To achieve this, organisations will need an understanding of their own data landscape and the ability to derive insight from that data. The importance of data in delivering improved public services. The role of data in shaping new ways of working within the public sector. An understanding of different levels of data maturity.

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Chris Atkins

Vice President, Digital Government Transformation


Chris Atkins serves as Vice President for Digital Government Transformation in the SAP Public Sector Industry Business Unit (IBU). Chris focuses on SAP Public Sector's go to market strategy surrounding data driven government – with a special focus on analytics and data management. Chris also communicates SAP Public Sector's thought leadership and innovation capabilities to customers around the world. Chris has served in this role at SAP since 2017. Chris brings nearly fifteen years of public sector industry expertise to SAP. Chris served as Director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget for Governor Mike Pence from 2013-2015. As OMB Director, Chris served as the chief financial officer for the State of Indiana and was the chief executive sponsor of Governor Pence’s MPH initiative to leverage innovative technology to solve pressing public policy problems such as infant mortality, leveraging SAP HANA as the state’s platform for data science.

Irena Bednarich

Vice President, International Government Relations, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APJ)


Irena Bednarich is the Vice President of International Government Relations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, she leads HPE’s government relations and public policy strategies and supports key public sector pursuits across Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APJ). Irena has over 15-year experience in the technology industry where she held several leadership roles. She enjoys wide-ranging experience in representing the entire tech sector at the European level and has served two terms on the Board of DIGITALEUROPE, the EU-wide representation body for the tech sector and digitally transforming industries.

Michael Frings

Senior Regional Manager Federal and Defense


Michael Frings has been an IT enthusiast for over 25 years and is involved with cyber security and accelerated computing in NVIDIA's Defense and Homeland Security business unit.
Michael is NVIDIA's representative in the Defense, HPC and Artificial Intelligence working groups, with digital association Bitkom.
Previously he was a sales representative at Astaro Internet Security AG, Security Networks AG and Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

Lorenzo Gonzales

Global Solution Strategist for Public Sector


Lorenzo is a Distinguished Technologist with more than 30 years of industry experience in strategic initiatives and key projects. He is an international champion of strategic digital solutions and innovation for business transformation, with a broad-based background in business and technologies. Lorenzo drives cross-organizational initiatives to ease and accelerate complex selling. He is currently coordinating the identification and development of vertical solutions for the global industry program.

Federico Milani

Deputy Head of the Data Policy & Innovation Unit

European Commission

Federico Milani is the Deputy Head of the Data Policy and Innovation Unit of CNECT Directorate General. The Data Policy and Innovation Unit is responsible for defining data policies to support access to data and the further development of the European data economy. This includes the implementation of the European Strategy for Data, including the legislative instruments related: Open Data Directive, Data Governance Act, Data Act. Previously he has worked as a deputy head of unity in the Creativity unit to support the competitiveness of the creative industry sector. Mr. Milani studies comprise a PhD in neural networks and intelligent systems, and a degree in electronic engineering.