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Monika Lanzenberger is the Head of Unit for IT Solutions at the European Commission, DG ECHO - Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations. The unit develops and operates Information Systems and ICT infrastructure for over 3000 users spread all over the world in the field offices and at the ECHO Head Quarters, officials, EU Member States and citizens. She has been working at the European Institutions since 2009 on policy and implementation of Cybersecurity, ICT for health research, and other areas of EU research funding, including grants awarded by the European Research Council, with duty stations in Brussels and Luxembourg. At the Vienna University of Technology she teaches classes in Semantic Technologies and Ontology Alignment, where she also held a position as assistant professor with the Faculty of Informatics until 2009. She was a Post-Doc Fellow in 2005-2006 at the NTNU, Trondheim, Norway and the Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg. Monika has published about knowledge engineering, ontologies, shared vocabularies and information visualisation. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 2003.