Ekaterina Clifford joined ALL DIGITAL in June 2016 to manage the annual conference, which was held in October 2016 in Ghent, and to support the wider network of ALL DIGITAL – Unite-IT community, which is an informal social network of digital inclusion experts and practitioners. Since 2017 she has been managing the ALL DIGITAL Week (formerly Get Online Week), ALL DIGITAL Summit, ALL DIGITAL Awards. She is responsible for content curation and copyright of the main ALL DIGITAL websites and social media, dissemination and promotion of projects, initiatives and events of the network and its members.
Ekaterina has been involved in telecentre movement since 1999, working to empower citizens to use ICT to improve their lives and to promote social change. Her primary experience was with strategic development of IDEA and Tvoy Kurs programs, supported by Microsoft, which trained 380,000 people in e-skills through the network of 170 training centres in Russia during 2007-2012. She helped to establish Telecentre Europe (the original name of ALL DIGITAL) as a member of the Steering Committee during 2007-2010 and also facilitated establishing the Russian language online network for the Eurasian telecentre community.
Most recently, Ekaterina helped to create the skills model in YouRock.Jobs and supported its development, roll-out and translation. Prior to this, she managed projects on technology capacity building for civil society organizations in Central and Eastern Europe run by Fundacja TechSoup in Warsaw.
She is native Russian, speaks fluent English and is dreaming to improve her French at least, though had attempts to learn Swedish, German, and Polish.