Dr Boštjan Makarovič, CIPP/E
Dr. Bostjan Makarovic is an expert in ICT law, regulation and policy. As a former member of the EU Communications Committee (CoCom), which advised the EU Council presidency on the 2009 telecommunications legislative package review, he helped governments and regulators in Europe and the Middle East draft rules on net neutrality, e-identity, privacy and telecoms market regulations. He is also the co-author of Walden: Telecommunications Law and Regulation, published by Oxford University Press. Bostjan holds a PhD in all -IP networks regulation from Queen Mary University of London, and teaches European and International Telecommunications Law at the same institution. As a sought after IAPP-certified international data protection professional, he regularly advises tech businesses on regulatory challenges. His work has taken him all over the world.
Cristina Contero Almagro
Cristina is our data expert on the legal, business and technical side. Having finished her master’s program in data analytics at Madrid School of Marketing and ICT law at Universidad Carlos III, her dual profile as a lawyer and data scientist provides her with 360º data skills that she has applied to several projects during her tenure as a Privacy Advisor, and in her role as Data Protection Officer to a number of vibrant businesses, including London and Silicon Valley tech start-ups in the areas of finance, sharing economy, e-commerce and software development. Before working at Aphaia, Cristina worked as a Project Manager at an international trade company based in Vietnam, and participated as a company’s defence counsel in the Madrid Court of Arbitration for the resolution of e-commerce and e-advertising disputes.