Launching MyHub.ai
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I officially launched the MyHub.ai alpha phase right smack in the middle of the 2020 coronavirus crisis.

21/03/2020
Refocusing a Community Platform
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Some sites are a victim of their own initial success. A decade after launching, an EC community platform was struggling to remain relevant. Over the intervening years it had offered a flexible, powerful publishing solution to many different parts of the EC...

Design competition for SocialChallenges.eu
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Running a design competition to transform a research result into a commercial platform product.

Building six departments for four companies
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A brief summary of my experience in building company structures and supporting processes, role definitions, etc.

Knowledge4Policy platform for evidence-based policymaking
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May, 2018: the EU Commission’s cross-EC Knowledge4Policy platform for evidence-based policymaking goes live in Beta mode.

Knowledge4Policy Medium Publication
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Managing a Medium Publication to share our the journey as we build Knowledge4Policy: "share our experiences … as transparently as possible, and invite ideas and perspectives from experts in evidence-based policymaking around the world"

SocialChallenges.eu: an interactive platform pilot-testing a new approach to stimulating startups
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SocialChallenges.eu is a new, highly interactive platform dedicated to pilot-testing a new approach to stimulating startups, making innovation ecosystems more efficient and solving social and environmental problems. 

Digital Transformation, European Training Foundation
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The European Training Foundation asked a partner and I to help them map out a digital transformation strategy. Through running workshops and interviewing staff in a highly structured process, we are currently developing actionable change management recommendations to steer them towards a more efficient and innovative use of digital tools. The proj…

Business coaching to a media startup
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Business coaching to a media startupOne of the smallest, yet sweetest, projects of 2016 was helping specialist online media Borderlexrethink its business and relaunch its website. Coaching ranged from overall business model right down to the nuts and bolts of social media promotion, engagement and monitoring.

01/12/2016
EuropCom2015 workshop on the potential of online communities
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A workshop I organised at EuropCom2015 on the potential of online communities led to a first workshop with an EU Agency on how communities could help them deliver their mission.

17/09/2016
Blogging competition for the EU Commission’s Regional Policy department
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Had a great time setting up and running a blogging competition for the EU Commission’s Regional Policy department. It’s not over yet, though: the three winners announced today are coming to Brussels this October as fully accredited journalists to European Week of Regions and Cities. 

12/09/2016
Integrating IT, internal and external communications for META Ventures
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META Ventures provides venture capital fund management, entrepreneurial training and innovation consultancy to cities, regions and national governments in several countries, as well as EU Institutions.

EPALE online community of practice
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I won the epale online community of practice project and steered its inception phase. Years later, it is still one of the EC's most successful online communities, notably by its ambitious multilingualism strategy and high userbase, despite lacking any financial rewards for participation.

Digital Agenda: 1st site created on the EC’s new Drupal7 “Multisite” platform
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The first site launched (in 2011-2012) on the EC's Multisite Drupal7 Platform, thus pioneering EC Drupal Platforms in terms of technology, user requirement defitinition and governance.

3 Drupal sites for smart energy (2009-2012)
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Some of the drupal websites my team and I launched for the EC's energy research programmes.

01/11/2011
3 Drupal sites for development (2009-2011)
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Migrating and relaunching the ACP Courier magazine website using semantic analysis and launching two community-oriented Programme websites for the ACP Secretariat.

Launching a EU policy blogging platform (2007)
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I lead the team that created Blogactiv.eu, the first blogging platform focused on EU policies

Piloting a thematic online architecture for the EU (2003-07)
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Project manager and architect of a successful pilot to reorganise EUROPA along thematic lines, so people could figure out What the EC did, Why and How, in areas of interest to them, without studying its labyrinthine internal structure.

Piloting Web2.0 for the EC
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Of course, when we launched the first interactive website for the IST Event (IST 2002) we didn’t know it was a Web2.0 site. That term only appeared two years later

Piloting a cross-silo, sharing-based Newsroom for the EC
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Part of the pilot Thematic Portal project I ran while at the EC’s DG INFSO, the Newsroom CMS was the first cross-EC CMS, and involved launching user ‘INFSO accounts’ before Google had 'Google accounts’.

07/01/2006
International Roaming Charges (2005-07)
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The first – and possibly still the only – site on EUROPA to tap popular support (via sheer user traffic) for a new EU regulation.

Managing Editor, English publications (1991-1997)
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At one point I was editing something like 200 research project profiles, 4 editions of EUREKA News (5 languages), 7 editions of Innovation & Technology Transfer (5 languages), several annual reports and brochures, on paper and online, as well as (from 1995) designing, creating and managing their websites.Not that this was all single-handed. In…

01/12/1997
Piloting database-driven websites (1995)
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EUREKA's website was the first database-driven website by any European public organisation, and could do things other sites took over a decade to manage, such as integrating project database with journalistic content my editorial team had been producing for years.

03/01/1996
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