Chief Executive Officer
Dr Monique Calisti, CEO of Martel Innovate, is a passionate entrepreneur and ICT expert featuring a digital soul and consolidated hands-on experience in research and innovation funding, strategic consulting, training, communication, social media marketing, as well as business development of sustainable and innovative software solutions across several industry segments.
Specialized in European Commission funding, with extensive domain knowledge in Artificial Intelligence and Next Generation Internet technologies (IoT, 5G, Cloud/Edge, etc.), Monique helps our customers and partners in developing effective and agile innovation strategies and plans.
Monique has recently founded the non-profit association Digital for Planet – D4P that works to support the design, development and adoption of innovative and sustainable digital technologies, systems and solutions empowering people, communities and both public and private organisations to address the major social, economic and environmental challenges humanity must face.
Dr Calisti has been serving the European Commission as expert evaluator and reviewer for many years, and is currently the Director of the EU Next Generation Internet Outreach Office and Coordinator of the European Next Generation Internet of Things project.
In the last 20 years, Monique has been speaker and moderator at several major scientific, technology and policy events, she authored and edited many professional publications and many R&D project proposals and served as Program Committee member of several international conferences.
Monique holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.