Giannis Tsakonas

Dr. Giannis Tsakonas is Director of the Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece and Vice President of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries). In the past (2016-2022) he has been elected to the Board of Directors of Hellenic Academic Libraries Link and he served as Vice President of the Hellenic General Council of Libraries, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs (2016-2019).

Vanessa Proudman

Vanessa has over 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years.
She has also been programme and project manager to Europeana.eu

As Director to SPARC Europe, Vanessa is responsible for developing and implementing SPARC Europe’s Strategic Plan. She is working to make Open the default with Europe’s other Open Science organisations.

Vanessa Proudman
Stephen Wyber

Stephen Wyber

Leading policy and advocacy work at IFLA, with particular focus on copyright, access to information, freedom of expression and digital issues. I have strong experience and understanding of working with governments and international institutions, enjoy the fast pace of an international NGO, and have a passion for finding the key insight or solution to a problem.