Deputy head for Smart technologies for communities at European Commission | BelgiumCristina Martinez started her career in the United Nations working on an IT track and trace software project for Africa, Asia and Latin-America. She then joined the Andersen Consulting company in 1998 as a consultant in the eCommerce group of the Technology department. She became a member of the staff of the European Commission in 2002. Her policy and managerial responsibility spans from the Enterprise Interoperability to Knowledge and Change Management areas. She helped launching the European Open Science Cloud in the 'eInfrastructure and Open Science Cloud' unit and is now the deputy of the ‘Smart Technologies for Communities‘ unit in DG CONNECT dealing with Smart solutions for cities and communities, placing greater emphasis on environmental and sustainability aspects.