Nikki Böhler, Director

We need a well informed, engaged and cooperative society in order to secure a forward-thinking digitalisation.”

Nikki is engaged for a purpose-driven economy and digitalisation. During her studies in Economics at the University of St. Gallen she founded the Social Business Club to raise students’ social awareness. Since then, she has set up several initiatives such as a mentoring program for cooperative startups “CoopStarter” or the online Hackathon and Incubator against Covid-19 “VersusVirus”. For her, strengthening transparency, collaboration and engagement in Switzerland are at the heart of Opendata.ch.

Dr. Vera Eichenauer, Program Manager Prototype Fund

“I want to enable and bring together the personalities and minds that can jointly improve our understanding of problems and develop the sound solutions for the many challenges of our time.”

To this purpose, Vera has co-founded the Swiss Network on Public Economics and led the president of the European Association of Young Economists (EAYE). As a researcher in political economy at KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich, she is an active data user that would like to spend more time data-crunching rather than acquiring data from official sources. Her current research interests are the consequences of the creation of the Canton of Jura in Switzerland, China’s activities in developing countries and the governance of public funds in Switzerland and by international organizations.

Maud Chatelet, Community & Events Manager

“I am convinced that the challenges society faces today will only find their resolution through radical openness and intensive collaboration. We need a collaborative New Deal.”

Maud is an architect and a teacher in Art and Architecture, she is the founder of howtopedia.org, an NGO dedicated to share practical knowledge for a sustainable development.

Andrea Allemann, Community & Events Manager

Andrea is an event manager and community builder who loves creating meaningful experiences and bringing people together. With a strong background in cultural management she spends her time curating exhibitions, organizing festivals and workshops, and learning new things.

Lena Mourad, Project Lead Data Café

“Learning to understand to be in a position to participate, discuss and shape.”

Lena Mourad studies economics at the University of Zurich and has a strong interest in data analysis. She is convinced that we all need a basic understanding of the opportunities and threats that are associated with data in modern society.