Expert on Digital Transformation and Development

Geraldine de Bastion

Geraldine is a bilingual political scientist with an intercultural background and work experience ranging from human rights work to management consultancy in Germany and abroad. Geraldine has been consulting governmental organisations, NGOs, and businesses on digital strategies and has managed international development projects for nearly 15 years. She is co-founder of the consultancy Konnektiv and is founder of the Global Innovation Gathering, a network of grassroots innovators, social entrepreneurs, founders, and managers of makerspaces, hackerspaces, and innovation hubs. In addition she works with activists and bloggers around the world on digital rights issues. Geraldine works as a free curator and moderator for re:publica and other international events. She is also a member of iceBauhaus e.V. and has an honorary position as head of board at Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.