21-25 August 2017 · Sarajevo, Olympic mountain Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Octavian Șofransky
Coordinator at the Information Society Department, Council of Europe

Currently acting as the coordinator of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe (CoE). He previously managed cooperation activities in the field of prevention and combating corruption and money laundering, and his experience at the CoE also includes revision of projects financed by the CoE Development Bank, preparation of the organizational Programme of Activities, and monitoring the implementation of projects of the IT investment portfolio. He holds a Master in European Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw, Poland, a Master in Peace studies from the University of Castellon, Spain, and a Diploma in Architecture from the Chișinău Technical University, Moldova.

Frédéric Donck
Director, European Regional Bureau, Internet Society

The Internet Society (ISOC) Regional Bureau Director for Europe. He has in-depth experience as a negotiator and advocate in the telecommunications and Internet industry, complemented by 10 years of international public policy work within the European Commission. Over the past eight years, he has also been an adviser to corporate executives and boards in the telecommunications sector. A former Head of European regulatory affairs for Belgacom Group, he also worked for five years as a member of the executive board of the European Association of Telecom Operators (ETNO). Frédéric holds a LLD from the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve as well as a Masters in European Law (LLM) from the State University of Ghent. He is currently conducting post-graduate work in “Strategic and Problem-Solving Therapy” from the Gregory Bateson Institute, the European extension of the Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto.

Vladimir Radunovic
Director of e-diplomacy and cybersecurity programmes, DiploFoundation

The director of e-diplomacy and cybersecurity programmes at DiploFoundation. Based in Belgrade, he is a lecturer in cybersecurity policy, Internet governance, and e-diplomacy, and serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). He is also an expert with the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), and served as a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from 2012-2014. He holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in contemporary diplomacy, and has undertaken a PhD programme in cybersecurity.

Barbara Rosen Jacobson
Project and Research Associate, DiploFoundation

A project and research associate at DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) where she manages several diplomacy and Internet governance-related projects as well as coordinates Diplo’s activities in Geneva. She currently manages a research project on the application of big data to diplomacy and international affairs, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. She also curates the topics of digital taxation and content policy for the GIP Digital Watch observatory. In addition, she is the former chair of the Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland (2014/2015), and is part of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Lab Innovation Sprint working group. She holds a BA in social sciences from Amsterdam University College, and an MA in international affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Gorazd Božič
Head of Slovenian national Computer Emergency Response Team (SI-CERT)

The Head of the Slovenian national Computer Emergency Response Team (SI-CERT), which was established in 1995. Between 2000 and 2008, Gorazd was the Chairman of the European CERT group TF-CSIRT, which brings together all known CERTs in the wider European region and provides the accreditation and certification programme for CERTS – the Trusted Introducer. Gorazd is involved in national awareness-raising programmes for cybersecurity, and has been the Slovenian representative to the the Management Board of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, since its formation in 2004. He has more than 17 years of experience to complement his BSc in computer science from the University of Ljubljana.

Maja Bogataj Jančič
Founder and director, Intellectual Property Institute

Earned her law degree from University of Ljubljana and holds master’s degrees from the Universities of Ljubljana, Harvard, and Turin, as well as PhD degree (copyright law) at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She is a founder and a director of the Intellectual Property Institute, a private research and consulting institution in the field of intellectual property located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her research, publishing and consulting area is intellectual property, mainly copyright. She is an arbiter in the domain name disputes for the domain name .si and an arbiter at The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. She is a trademark attorney. Her current projects include legal counseling to public institutions, individual artists, corporations and startups.

Sebastien Pensis
International Relations Support Manager, EURid

Joined EURid as Liaison Manager in 2015, subsequently assuming the role of International Relations Support Manager. In this capacity, Sebastien acts as liaison for U.K. and Overseas registrars, while also participating actively on behalf of EURid in the international relations arena cooperating with international DNS industry actors to discuss and develop DNS policy. Based in Brussels, his responsibilities include conducting research into market trends to better understand the international domain name market and providing support to registrars to ensure smooth implementation of EURid tools and services. Sebastien has been involved with ICANN since ICANN54 in Dublin, and has conducted research and presented findings for ICANN’s 2015 Middle East DNS Study and 2016 LAC DNS Study. He has a Master of European Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, specialized in transatlantic politics, and a bachelor’s from The Ohio State University focused on international relations.

Ana Gascon Marcen
Professor of International Public Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law, University of Zaragoza

A Professor of International Public Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza where she teaches European Union law and public international law. She is interested in the relationship between law and information and communications technologies (ICTs), and one of her main areas of research is the protection of human rights online – in particular the defense of freedom of expression and data protection. She is also a civil servant of the Council of Europe (CoE). She coordinated a pan-European study on filtering, blocking, and take-down of Internet content for the CoE, and she also supported different committees of experts related to Internet governance that drafted a recommendation on Internet freedom and a report of freedom of assembly and association online, as well as another that is currently working on Internet intermediaries and the impact of algorithms on human rights. She also cooperated on the drafting of the CoE’s current Strategy on Internet Governance along with the evaluation of the former one. She holds a PhD in law.

Denitsa Kozhuharova
Legal project expert, Law and Internet Foundation

Graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law (LLM, 2015). Her professional interests are related with International Law and Human Rights in the context of the ever-evolving digital technologies. Currently, she is elaborating an in-depth research proposal in order to kick-off the pursuit of a doctorate in law.
In February 2016, Ms. Kozhuharova joined Law and Internet Foundation’s team to contribute the organisation’s mission of enhancing the fast integration of information and communication technologies both in the public and the private sector. To this end, Ms. Kozhuharova is involved in the process of EU supported projects implementation, where she actively participates in tasks related to the ICT law domain. She is involved in a project from the very start by taking part in the brainstorming process through the elaboration of a through project proposal to the actual conduct of research, analyses and other similar tasks. At the moment, Ms. Kozhuharova is contributing to the implementation of to the Foundation’s national and international on-going projects with her legal expertise and knowledge.

Suzanne Taylor
External Relations Officer, RIPE NCC

Engages with a broad range of Internet stakeholders including governments, law enforcement agencies, academia, and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to represent the RIPE NCC, its membership and the RIPE community in Internet governance discussions. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, she worked at Yale University, where she was responsible for external communications and media relations for the university’s physical sciences and engineering departments. Taylor also worked as a reporter at Canada’s national news magazine, Maclean’s, where she covered everything from science and technology to politics and culture.

Rysiek Woznick
Chief Information Security Officer, Organised Crime and Corruption reporting Project (OCCRP)

Network security, privacy, and media education expert. Activist, advocating free software and open standards in education, public institutions, and business. Participant to a number of public consultations and public debates, both in Poland and on international level, centered around new technologies, privacy, Internet censorship, data retention, public data re-use, access to public information, Internet governance, and copyright reform. Between June 2014 and March 2015 member of the Council for Digitization at the Polish Ministry of Administration and Digitization. Founding member of the Warsaw Hackerspace, active member of the hacker community in Poland and abroad. Chief Information Security Officer at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project since August 2016.