About Us

Dataconomy is the leading portal for news, events and expert opinion from the world of data driven technology. Founded in Berlin, a hub for data science innovation, we provide a global network of industry-renowned contributors and local communities all across Europe. We focus on industry giants and disruptive startups alike, looking at only the most interesting applications of data technology.

Dataconomy Media GmbH is an internationally recognised press organisation, registered with the DVFJ.

Want to pitch us your data science story? Find our submissions form here!

Dataconomy Team

Elena Poughia – Managing Director

Elena_Poughia_photoElena is the Managing Director of Dataconomy Media GmbH and the Founder & Head Curator of Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. She has a multidisciplinary background with studies in Economics and Modern and Contemporary Art from British Universities. She has worked for established galleries and pioneering institutions and co-founded an Art Events Company (2012)and an Independent Art Publication (2014) before moving to work for Dataconomy. She is particularly committed to supporting women by helping them become established in tech professions.

Email: elena.poughia@dataconomy.com


Maya Lumbroso – COO

 Maya has lived in many different countries throughout the world including Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Holland, Australia, Spain and the UK, enabling her to adapt easily to different cultures and mentalities. She has been involved with a broad range of events and has worked extensively in Sales and Marketing.  She holds a BA in Business Management and Marketing from the IDC in Israel.

Email: maya.lumbroso@dataconomy.com

Diksha Dutta – Editor, Digital Media

Diksha Dutta is an author, an independent journalist and a digital media expert. Based in Berlin, she is intrigued by the startup scene in Europe after writing extensively on the Indian ecosystem. After a six-year stint as a full-time business journalist, since 2015, she has been writing independently on startups for international media publications. She is working on a book on the startup ecosystem with Bloomsbury Publishing which brings together fascinating stories of over 50 entrepreneurs across the globe. She has a passion for storytelling and following tech innovations in the startup ecosystem.

Email: diksha.dutta@dataconomy.com

Hara Kanatsoulis – Events Marketing Manager 

Hara is an Events Marketing Manager at Dataconomy Media, overseeing all marketing operations of the company and developing its marketing strategy and vision. In the last five years, she has worked in Greece and Belgium across different industries. She is passionate about all things digital, with a particular soft spot for social media advertising. She holds two Master’s degrees in European Studies and International Marketing.


Kathleen – Digital Marketing  

Kathleen is a creative thinker who is passionate about Design Thinking. She uses human-centered design technology and empathy to solve problems that affect products and services. She is also a Digital Marketing Professional who drives company growth through creative and innovative marketing strategies. She is passionate about building strong brands and implementing and managing social / new media campaigns.

 Brittany Russell – Contributing Writer


Brittany was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is currently working on her bachelor’s in Political Science at Gettysburg College. She has worked for her college’s newspaper and radio station, where she is music director. She likes dogs, news, travelling, and terrible puns.


Hannah Augur – Contributing Writer

Nick Rubino
is a writer, editor and nerd based in Berlin. She’s a researcher with knowledge and work in a variety of fields, including 3D printing, fantasy video games and even coffee manufacturing.


Nick Rubino – Contributing Writer

Nick Rubino
worked in the e-commerce industry as well as in the area of IT-research while attending the University of Bamberg for Information Systems Management. He is currently an Account Manager at Productsup GmbH.



Additional Contributing Writers:

Anuradha Santhanam
Jack Raeder
Jennifer Chan
Kayleigh Watson
Rick Delgado
Samantha Booth

Our guest contributor directory can be found here. 

Join Us!

We’re always on the look out for new team members! Interested in working for Dataconomy? Contact editor@dataconomy.com

Dataconomy Media GmbH is an internationally recognised press organisation, registered with the DVFJ..