Nils Masuch is serving as a policy officer for the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community, Germany. Since 2021 he is working in units related to digital sovereignty. His main focus lies in the further development and utilisation of innovative Open Source solutions for the public administration. He is also involved in the founding and initialisation process of the German Center for Digital Sovereignty (ZenDiS). Nils Masuch holds a diploma degree in computer science from Technical University of Berlin and has worked as a scientific researcher in the area of distributed artificial intelligence for several years.
Camille Monchicourt is information system officer in the Ecrins National Park in French South Alps, since 2008. In 2012, he started conceiving Geotrek with his team, an opensource database and software to manage and promote hiking and nature in the national park. In 2017, they created and developed GeoNature, another opensource software, to manage and distribute biodiversity data. He is now leading the communities of more than 200 public organizations sharing these softwares and pooling their resources to maintain and improve them. He studied geography and GIS at the University of Toulouse (France).
Arnau Monterde is an academic who holds a PhD in Information and Knowledge Society from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Since 2018, he has served as the Director of Democratic Innovation at the Barcelona City Council, where he oversees projects such as the Decidim project, being one of the co-founders. Additionally, he is responsible for Canodrom, the Center of Digital and Democratic Innovation in Barcelona, which is a public laboratory for innovation and research that focuses on the intersection between technology, democracy, and society. Previously, he coordinated the tecnopolitica.net project at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC). He is actively involved in several programs and projects related to digital rights, technological sovereignty, open-source software, and the democratisation of network society.