Silvana is a senior professional with overall 20 years of experience in Innovation and Digital transformation from top brands in IT and financial services, of which 13 years in the payment industry.
With 12 years of international experience, has led the creation of innovative digital solutions and the execution of multi-country projects, defined marketing strategies to drive product adoption among consumers and business, led cross-border and cross functional teams. Educated at MBA level and with a Ph.D. in Physics, is actively involved in leadership and women development.
She currently leads Digital Identity solutions within the Digital Transformation Team for the Italian Government.
Dr Markus Richter was born in Münster, Westphalia in 1976 – where he also earned his doctorate in law.
Starting in 2005, Dr Markus Richter held several positions at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, with assignments in human resources, organisation, the office of the President and areas including integration and migration policy issues. In 2014 he became head of IT units at the Federal Office of Administration. He returned to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees as head of the Infrastructure and IT Directorate in 2015 and became Vice-President of the agency in 2018.
On 1 May 2020 Dr Markus Richter was appointed State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology. As Commissioner for Information Technology Dr. Richter is active in various bodies and numerous projects to develop e-government, reduce bureaucracy and modernize the public administration.