Maya Plentz

  In October of 2016 Ms. Plentz Fagundes was appointed by the European Commission to the High Level Group of Experts to review the impact of Horizon 2020, the £80 Billion Framework Programme to fund Research and Innovation in the EU from 2014 to 2020. Bio (short) Previously, Ms. Plentz was a tech and international affairs news producer for Bloomberg…

Foreign Affairs

Maya Plentz interviews Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Lafer, UN Headquarters, 2002  

Innovation in Higher Education

“The time has come to reimagine higher education and to reinvent pedagogical approaches.” Press Relations by Maya Plentz Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014 — Reimagine Education Promoting Innovation in Higher Education Around the World By Maya Plentz London, 9 April, 2014  —  The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and QS…

OIT

“Se os investimentos necessários forem feitos, dentro dos parâmetros estabelecidos pelo estudo, o retorno para a sociedade em termos de produtividade – e até mesmo o início de um circulo virtuoso, não apenas de benefícios econômicos, mas em termos de desenvolvimento humano – se daria em quanto tempo?” From the archives Maya Plentz interviews researchers…

Security Council

“So that is one area at least  where perhaps member states need to get together and see if they can find common ground,  because there is no doubt that the way things have been happening in the last couple of years has been very divisive.”  Maya Plentz Fagundes interviews Mr. Edward Mortimer, Director of Communications and Head of…

European Commission

In September 2016 the European Commission set up a High Level Group of experts, following a call for expression of interest to which over 350 candidates responded.  Ms. Plentz  was appointed by Commissioner Moedas to contribute her communications and innovation ecosystems’ expertise to the mid-term evaluation of H2020 and make recommendations for the new funding cycle, Horizon Europe.

In the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Group’s mandate was to provide recommendations on how to maximise the impact of the EU’s investment in research and innovation.  The group was chaired by Pascal Lamy, former World Trade Organization Director-General, former EU Trade Commissioner, and President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute.

The Future of Retail

“It is no surprise for those in the trenches, managing day-to-day the IT department and the media relations team, that Gartner’s latest report identifying the 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 sees the well-articulated and executed digital strategy at the core of successful, profitable, companies.” By Maya Plentz In our increasingly connected world every layer…