Beatrice Covassi currently works as Deputy Head for the "Data Value Chain" Unit at the European Commission (DG Connect). Between 2010 and June 2014 she worked as First Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the EU Delegation to the US, in Washington DC. In her DG Connect career, Ms Covassi held the positions of Deputy Head of the Unit responsible for the Digital Agenda and team leader for Digital Broadcasting. Her areas of expertise include the transatlantic digital economy, internet governance and cybersecurity. In 2008, she spent a term as EU Fellow at George Mason University (Arlington, US) where she taught a course on EU New Media Policy. Ms Covassi graduated with a thesis in comparative administrative law from the University of Florence (Italy), and holds postgraduate degrees from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and the Academy of European Public Law (Greece). Recent publications include "A Smart Future? The EU Digital Agenda between Broadband, the Grid and Energy Efficiency" (Springer, 2013).
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation at the inaugural event for its Brussels office where it will host a thoughtful discussion about the future of data policy in Europe, including opportunities to build and expand on successes to increase the use of data throughout the public and private sector.