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.
Rasmus has been working with technology, especially open-source projects, for over 20 years. With a background in development, design, and specification of digital products, Rasmus has extensive experience in bridging the gap between different professional competencies and transforming business needs and ideas into practical solutions. He is a skilled technology reuser and takes pride in his ability to avoid reinventing the wheel too often. Instead, Rasmus believes that his skills and energy should be focused on improving existing solutions and only inventing new ones when truly necessary. For the past 7 years, Rasmus has been dedicated to developing and scaling open-source development in the Danish public sector. He fulfills this role as the Chief Executive and Secretary in the association OS2, which stands for Public Collaboration and Open Source in Danish.
The European Commission nominated Veronica Gaffey Director-General for Digital Services (DG DIGIT) from 1st March 2022. This is the Commission department, which delivers high-performing digital services to support the Commission's internal administration. It also provides services to other EU institutions and agencies, and to public authorities in the Member States to enhance their interoperability.
From 2019 to 2022 Veronica was Chair of the independent Regulatory Scrutiny Board. This Board, which is independent of the Commission services and has no policy-making responsibilities, examines the evidence base of all impact assessments for new policy proposals and most evaluations.
Veronica was Director of the Paymaster's Office of the Commission from 2016 to 2019 and before that was Director of Resources in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in July 2015.
Veronica Gaffey worked in the area of evaluation for 23 years of her career. She was Head of Evaluation in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission from 2007 to 2015. She joined the Evaluation Unit in 2000 from the ESF Evaluation Unit based in the Ministry for Enterprise and Employment in Dublin, Ireland. There she managed the unit from its inception in 1992. Before that, she worked in the Ministry for Labour from 1986. Her academic background is the study of English literature.