Elena Poughia

Elena Poughia

Managing Director of Dataconomy Media GmbH and the Founder & Head Curator of Data Natives

Elena Poughia is Managing Director of Dataconomy Media GmbH and the Founder & Head Curator of Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. She has curated and organized events all over Europe, before launching Data Natives Conference in 2015. Elena studied economics at Durham University in the UK and afterwards earned a degree in modern and contemporary art from Glasgow University. She has worked for internationally renowned art institutions such as the Gagosian Gallery and the Athens Biennale. During this time she also co-founded the Fasma Festival of Arts and successfully launched her independent art publication Dialogos. Continuing with this entrepreneurial spirit, together with her team, she developed Data Natives into an important meeting point for experts from the fields of data science, data analytics and machine learning. In addition, Elena is particularly committed to supporting women by helping them become established in tech professions.

EXPERT TALK Female Entrepreneurship – How does the Global Economy encourage Businesswomen of the new Generation?

The percentage of female founders and businesswoman is slowly but steadily increasing throughout the world. This valuable resource offers enormous potential for a sustainable future economy and for global development. Despite these major steps taken forward and the targeted promotion of women of all ages, it’s not only Europe that still has a long way […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION Digital Innovation Worldwide – How does Culture influence the Economy?

Not only economic and political parameters influence how and where innovation evolves. Our cultural imprint also defines if we are either curious or suspicious about change, if we are quickly prepared to trade individuality for automation and to what extent we are willing to take risks. The future of globalization is the strategic use of […]

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