Rayna Stamboliyska

Digital diplomacy and Futures thinking in Paris, France

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As a professional with multidisciplinary expertise, my goal is to enable the strategic development of key players in both the private and public sector, architect and drive their (open) innovation and expand activities in EMEA.

Creative and analytical strategist, I am an executive with a focus on security governance, public affairs and the future of work. My activity is at the intersection of cybersecurity, strategy and foresight, as sound knowledge of those is indispensable to building the future. I am also a Digital EU Ambassador for the European Commission. Most recently, I was the VP for Governance and Public Affairs at YesWeHack.

An award-winning author for my most recent book La face cachée d'Internet ("The hidden face of the Internet", published with Larousse-Hachette), I have been extensively exploring the impact of data and technology in conflict and post-conflict zones in the MENA region, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Multilingual, I have consulted for international organisations, private companies, governments and non-profits.

Energetic and passionate, I have grown to become a recognised information security speaker committed to educating those outside of the industry on security threats and best practices.

Last but never least, I write up the cybersecurity expert column 50 nuances d’Internet ("50 shades of the Internet") at ZDNet.fr I am also an Associate Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and a Board Member of the European Women4Cyber Foundation. I am also an Independent Expert and Rapporteur to ENISA's Ad Hoc WG on Emerging and Future Challenges.

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