Parallel Session 3

Girts BerzinsĢirts Bērziņš is managing Customer Service Competence Center for Swedbank in Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). Prior to current role Ģirts was Member of Board and Head of Retail for Swedbank in Latvia. As well Ģirts has been Chief Technology Officer of Lattelecom, Head of IT and Administrative Support in OAO Swedbank (Russia), also he has managed payment cards business, branch network, product development and IT in Hansabank Latvia. Ģirts Bērziņš has obtained Master Degree in Economics at University of Latvia.


Ian CliffordIan Clifford

Ian established YouRock.Jobs in 2013 to support youth employability across Europe. The free platform is in 17 languages and enables young people to build a dynamic online employability profile and identify the skills they may not realise they already have. Ian was a founder and Chair of Telecentre-Europe, the network of community ICT centres across Europe. Prior to this, Ian was Head of Business Development for the network of 4,000 UK online centres. In 1996 Ian founded COSMIC, an NGO employing young people to deliver ICT training and website design for local businesses.


Marietta GrammenouMarietta Grammenou is an economist specialized in international relations. She works as a policy officer in the field of digital skills and jobs at the European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). In particular, she is responsible for the “Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs”, on behalf of DG CONNECT. Previously she worked as business development, marketing and corporate social responsibility executive in two photovoltaic manufacturing companies. She has also served as vice-chair of the Sustainability Working Group of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). See more…


Edgars GrandānsEdgars Grandans is responsible for business-to-business sales, client service and solutions development in Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Latvia’s leading mobile operator. Mr. Grandans holds B.Sc. degree from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and M.Sc. from the University of Latvia. He has previously been a Board member in If Insurance, Corporate development manager in Lattelecom and an entrepreneur.


Baiba KaskinaBaiba Kaskina is the general manager of CERT.LV (Latvian National and governmental CSIRT) managing all activities including incident response, awareness raising and liaison with the constituencies.

She has been leading CSIRT teams in Latvia since 2006 and used to work for TERENA (Netherlands) managing large scale projects, she also have been on the FIRST annual conference programme committee and is currently the chair of TF-CSIRT/Trusted Introducer.
B.Kaskina holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Latvia.


Karol KniewaldKarol Kniewald

CSR Manager

Global Field Organization, Corporate Affairs

Cisco Systems

Karol Kniewald received his master degree in Telecommunication Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia. See more…


Ariana RastauskaiteAriana Rastauskaite was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been living in Lithuania for the last 20 years.

She studied history and arts, cultural policy and management, individual psychology, international protocol and etiquette.

Ariana has professional background in public relations, advertising, marketing, media relations, event planning management, internal communications. She has gained a broad experience in senior positions working at companies such as Nestle Baltics (Corporate Affairs Manager for the Baltic countries ), TEO LT (Advisor to the Director General on Corporate image), Swedbank (Brand and Internal Communications Manager, Communications and Public Relations Division Director) and others.


Ilze ZvidrinaIlze Zvidrina is Deputy Director of the Labour Market Policy Department in the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia and since February 2012 Vice-Chair of EU Employment Committee EMCO/ Chair of EMCO Ad Hoc Policy Group. She has studied at BA School of Business and Finance and at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel and has 10 years of experience in dealing with employment and labour market related policies and analysis including with active labour market programmes, minimum wage, mobility/migration, undeclared work, VET, employment protection legislation, social assistance a.o.

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