Dan Nechita is a former State Counselor for Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș, responsible with IT and cybersecurity. He graduated the George Washington University (MA) and Columbia University (BA). At Columbia, he worked for two years as a research assistant at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. He also worked at the World Security Institute; at the Brookings Institution Center of Executive Education; and at ABC News – as a reporter and writer for the reputed political analysis publication The Note. He co-founded Smart Everything Everywhere, an organization focused on digitizing industry, and K Street Consulting, a public and governmental affairs company focused on supporting U.S. companies in Romania.
Diana Popp was a Counselor in the Prime-Minister’s Chancellery. She graduated the Université Catholique de Louvain with an M.A in Ethics and Public Policies and the University of Architecture and University of Bucharest Consortium - CESI (Center of Excellency in Image Studies). She worked with EU Commission’s DG CONNECT task force for innovation, with the “Startup Europe” program in Brussels and various NGOs; She co-founded Smart Everything Everywhere, an organization focused on digitizing industry. Diana has acquired a broad experience in the communications and advocacy field working working with the advertising industry and with a major Romanian real estate company.
Tudor Oprea was Counselor in the Prime-Minister’s Chancellery and part of the team that organized, implemented and coordinated the GovITHub program within the Chancellery. He graduated York University in Toronto (Canada) and received his M.Sc. at Umea University in Sweden. Tudor is a social entrepreneur, with a broad experience in organizational development and nation-building processes.