Miguel Díez Blanco is the Project Lead of the Open Source Programme Office (OSPO) at the European Commission, which is responsible for the execution of all activities outlined in the EC Open Source Strategy. Amongst others, the OSPO provides guidance in open source related matters, promotes inner source and open source initiatives within European Commission and keeps the institution connected to the open source ecosystem. Miguel has almost 20 years of professional experience ranging from software development projects to infrastructure and operations activities. During the last 11 years he has been working for the European Institutions. Miguel holds an MSc in Informatics Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and an MBA at HEC Paris School of Management.
Clare Dillon is an open source and InnerSource advocate and is currently a researcher with Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software. Clare is part of Lero's Open Source Program Office (OSPO) team and also works with a global community of OSPOs in university and research institutions. From 2021-2023, Clare served as the inaugural Executive Director of InnerSource Commons, the world's largest community of InnerSource practitioners. In 2021, Clare co-founded Open Ireland Network, a community for those interested in advancing open source at a national level in Ireland. Previously, Clare was a member of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team, heading up their Developer Evangelism and Experience Group. Clare is a qualified coach and frequently speaks at international conferences and corporate events on topics relating to open collaboration and the future of work.