Lawyer by training, Fabrizia joined the European Commission in 1992 having worked in the internal market, competition, maritime affairs digital departments, and in the cabinet office of the Vice-President for industrial relations. Her main responsibilities have included voting rights and the citizenship of the Union, the Safe Harbour negotiations on privacy with the US, antitrust and mergers in the maritime transport sector and the pathway to decarbonisation of heavy industries. Afterwards she lead the unit dealing with the Recovery and Resilience Facility in the digital domain, economic analysis and digital skills. Since 2023 she is the Head of Unit Next-Generation Internet at The Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.
Dr Monique Calisti is the CEO of Martel Innovate, president and founder of the Digital for Planet association and director of the NGI Outreach Office. She is a passionate entrepreneur and ICT expert with experience in research and innovation funding, strategic consulting, training, communication, social media marketing, and business development of sustainable and innovative software solutions.
With expertise in AI and NGI technologies (IoT, 5G, Cloud/Edge, etc.), Monique helps Martel’s customers and partners develop agile and efficient innovation strategies and plans.
Monique is also an expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the European AI, Data and Robotics Association, and coordinator of the European NGIoT Coordination and Support Action.
Over the last 20 years, Monique has been a speaker and moderator at science, technology and policy events, authored and edited professional publications and R&D project proposals, and been a Programme Committee member for international conferences.
Monique holds a PhD in AI from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and a PhD in telecommunications engineering from the University of Bologna.