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 recognized press organization, registered with the DVFJ.

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Dataconomy Team


Elena Poughia – Managing Director

About UsElena 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


Aytun Çelebi – Editor-in-Chief 

Aytun ÇelebiStarting with the coding on Commodore 64 in elementary school and moving to web programming in his teenage years, Aytun has been around technology for over 30 years, and he has been a tech journalist for over 20 years now. He worked in many major Turkish outlets (newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and websites) and managed some. Besides journalism, he worked as a copywriter and PR manager for many international brands in agencies. He founded Linkmedya years ago to execute his way of producing content. He is recently interested in AI, automation, and MarTech.

Email: aytun.celebi@dataconomy.com


Evgeniya Panova – Head of Content and Communications 

About UsEvgeniya is a communication and digital marketing specialist, shaping content to grow target audiences, generate quality leads, and position organizations as thought-leaders.

She has a diverse background in art and technology (World Heritage), and Psychology studies. Evgeniya worked for large-scale tech conferences, EU Commission projects, and corporate-startup matchmaking services as a communications lead.

Email: evgeniya.panova@dataconomy.com


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