Carmela Occhipinti
Co-Founder & Managing Director

A critical approach is essential for sustainable innovation.

Carmela Occhipinti, Co-founder of Cyberethics Lab., is a political scientist, researcher, and innovation manager. She graduated in International Law at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Carmela began her career in a large Italian ICT company, where she worked for 24 years as the Head of the Security and Privacy Lab. She holds PMP, ITIL Expert, PRINCE2, and SCRUM Master certificates and is a member of the Italian Chapter of the International Information Security System Certification Consortium (ISC)2. Thanks to her professional and educational background, she is an expert of the social impact of the new technologies, especially in terms of Ethical and Social aspects. She teaches legal privacy framework and its application as well as a lot of project and service management courses in private and public firms, such as Spanish and Portuguese Border Police. Carmela has extensive experience in different European research projects, acting as a scientific researcher in several, especially in the security field, covering roles such as Project Coordinator, Technical Director, Innovation Manager, Dissemination Manager, and Ethical Manager. During the last years, her research interests have moved to the legal and ethical fields and in particular privacy and data protection issues. She has collaborated with an Italian law firm and participated in European boards for Horizon 2020 projects, supporting partners in managing ethical and privacy concerns.

From Carmela


Blockchain for Electrical Power Energy Systems: PHOENIX H2020

Within PHOENIX, a research project financed by the European Union, partners endeavor to create a system of detecting and mitigating cyber threats that maximizes trust between parties and minimizes access to personal data of consumers.  Blockchain is the perfect tool for doing so, and here is why.