Chrysanthi Giortsou, Deputy Head of Unit - Reusable Solutions, DG DIGIT, European Commission

Chrysanthi is the deputy head of the Reusable Solutions Unit in the DirectoraCGte-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission. Part of the portfolio she manages includes the Open Source Strategy for the European Commission as well as the EU-FOSSA project which aims at improving the security of Open Source Software.

Chrysanthi finished Computer Science studies at the University of Crete – Greece. During her studies she worked as a research assistant in the Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). After receiving her MSc degree, Chrysanthi worked for many years as a software engineer in the Greek private and public sector as well as an informatics teacher in Greek public high-schools.

She joined the European Commission in 2006 and has been involved since then in a wide range of IT projects both for the Commission as well as for the Member States.