Head of Unit Data Policy and Innovation
European Commission - DG CONNECT
Björn Juretzki is Head of Unit for Data Policy and Innovation in the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT).
The Unit supports the European data economy through policy initiatives such as the Data Act and the Data Governance Act. The Unit is also responsible for coordinating data spaces and steering the strategic research and innovation agenda in the sector.
Mr Juretzki has previously worked as a policy officer in artificial intelligence and robotics in DG CONNECT. Prior to becoming Head of Unit for Data Policy and Innovation, he was the Assistant to the Director-General in DG CONNECT. He is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe.
Mr. Juretzki’s academical background comprises degrees in international relations, media and communication studies and European history from the University of Erfurt and the London School of Economics.