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Jörgen Gren

European Commission

Jörgen Gren, a Swedish national, is currently a member of the cabinet of M Ansip, Vice-president of the European Commission and responsible for the Digital Single Market.

He recently worked in DG INFSO/CONNECT, as head of unit dealing with Digital Agenda for Europe Coordination and Digital Single Market Policy. He also worked there as deputy head of unit, negotiating the financial framework for the Connecting Europe Facility on broadband and digital services as well as coordination of impact assessments.

Jörgen Gren served as head of the press/media unit (press counsellor) for the 2009 Swedish presidency. Directly prior to the Swedish presidency, he was a member of the cabinet of Ms Hübner, Polish commissioner for regional policy.

His career in the Commission started in 1996 and he has held administrator posts in DG TREN (air transport regulation) and DG REGIO (Evaluation officer, responsible for structural policy operations in France, Estonia, Ireland and parts of Finland).

Jörgen started his career in the private sector working as a systems programmer for IBM in Sweden and, later, as head of European Affairs in Kreab-Gavin Anderson, an international consultancy based in Brussels.

He was educated in France (MA, institut d'études politiques) and in the UK at Queens' college, Cambridge (M.Phil, PhD).

In his free time, Jörgen reads, walks, experiences the sea and nature preferably on his native Swedish west coast, goes to the cinema and does some lecturing at the university of Sorbonne, Paris on economic development issues and Cost-Benefit Analysis methodology (Master level).

Keynote speaker for 'Open Data in the future