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: elena.poughia@dataconomy.com

Diksha Dutta – Consulting Editor, Dataconomy Media

Diksha Dutta is an author, an independent business 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. 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.

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.


Email: hara.kanatsoulis@dataconomy.com

Eileen McNulty Holmes – Head of Content, Data Natives Conference  

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s.

Email: eileen.holmes@dataconomy.com

Maren Lesche- Head of Partnerships and Ecosystem Development 

Maren is a communicator and connector by heart that loves to find stories, to tell stories and to listen to stories. After studying communications and marketing at the Technical University Ilmenau, the US and Australia, she supported several tech and innovation companies such as Microsoft, Finleap and etventure. She is a moderator, speaker, mentor and match-maker.


Email: maren.lesche@dataconomy.com

Paula Grohmann – Events Manager 

Paula is the Events Manager at Dataconomy Media, overseeing all events of the company. 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.

Email: paula.grohmann@dataconomy.com

Kathleen – Digital Marketing 

Kathleen is a creative thinker who is passionate about Design Thinking. She uses human-centred 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.


Email: kathleen@dataconomy.com

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.