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 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: [email protected]


Diksha Dutta – Editor, Dataconomy Media

Diksha Dutta is the editor of Dataconomy and an independent business writer. 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. She is the go-to-person of all author submissions for Dataconomy. Reach out to her for story ideas related to the big data world.

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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.


Paula Grohmann – Project Manager 

 Paula is the Project Manager at Dataconomy Media, overseeing the event side of the company with a focus on Data Natives Conference. Paula is passionate about leading people and bringing the best out of others. Berlin has brought out many adventures for Paula. In the last five years, she has worked multi-facetted, mainly in managing teams in the Fitness industry and NGO world. Paula gets a kick out of events that create a sense of home for a very diverse group of people.

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We’re always on the lookout for new team members! Interested in working for Dataconomy? Contact [email protected]

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