The Impact Creation Board acts as a knowledge and guidance forum, providing advice to the consortium on how to exploit the knowledge created by Policy Cloud. The Board includes distinguished experts from academia and industry whose goals are to:

  • Promote the use of tools, software, and guidelines issued from Policy Cloud and associated projects in order to foster synergies among the different research and development communities in the policy making domain 
  • Steer the project towards real-world needs of stakeholders
  • Support innovation and results uptake

Jürgen Neises 

Senior Consultant, Fujitsu Germany

Jürgen Neises (Dipl Math., Dr. rer. nat.) currently works as a Senior Consultant at Fujitsu located in Germany. He is coordinating Fujitsu’s activities in European R&I programs and also leading Fujitsu’s participation in several HORIZON 2020 projects (e.g. SecureIoT, FINSEC, INFINITECH). Jürgen has a proven track record in R&I and Co-Creation projects as well with research as with customers. Major fields of previous work are HPC, Legal e-Archiving, Biometrics, electronic Identity, and IoT Security. Among the current work activities Trustworthiness especially in Supply Chains plays an important role.


Francesco Mureddu 

Director, Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal

An analyst and strategist in innovation and technology policies. During his career Francesco has supported, and in many cases, driven the design and delivery of consultancy and research projects in a wide variety of topics including the impact of Digital Transformation, Big data and Artificial Intelligence, e-government, Smart cities, ICT-enabled social innovation, future science, Citizen Science, research and innovation policies, and health. Francesco masters a wide array of methodologies including evaluation and impact assessment of policy initiatives and projects, policy development and benchmarking, technology roadmapping and scenario development, economic and econometric modelling, cost/benefit and sensitivity analysis,  and stakeholders’ consultation and engagement. 


Tjerk Timan 

Policy Reseacher, TNO

Tjerk Timan (MA, Ph.D., Male) currently works as a policy researcher at TNO, The Netherlands and is addressing questions of data policy, governance, and societal impacts of big data and AI in projects such as the BDVA, the Once Only Principle, and the JRC’ AI-watch program. He is currently leading a program on Trustworthy AI, dealing with technical and organizational fairness & transparency in AI and understanding long-term social impacts. Previous positions included a postdoc on privacy and the limits of surveillance technology  (via the project ‘Privacyspaces’ at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, The Netherlands), and a research-and teaching position in the field of  Technology Assessments concerning ICT development in the context of police and law enforcement (among others at the STePS department at the  University of Twente, The Netherlands). He has taught numerous courses on privacy, data protection, science-and technology studies, user studies, and digital humanities. He has published about socio-technical impacts and values-by-design in among others Philosophy of TechnologyEngineering EthicsOUP, Environment and Planning ASurveillance & Society, and has published books on Privacy in Public Spaces.


Yuecel Karabulut

Distinguished Cloud Security Architect, Salesforce

Dr. Yuecel Karabulut is a Distinguished Cloud Security Architect at Salesforce. Prior to joining Salesforce, Yuecel held various security leadership roles at Oracle, VMware and SAP in Silicon Valley, Germany, and Switzerland. He has also been teaching as an Adjunct Professor at leading universities such as CMU and continues to give guest lectures on IT security.

Dr. Karabulut is a frequent speaker at conferences and institutions and has published 32+ peer reviewed technical publications on security. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Dortmund, and an MBA degree from Duke University.