Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak is the Head of the Unit "Interactive technologies, Digital for Culture and Education" since January 2018. The Unit’s mission is three fold:
i) To support the digital transformation of cultural and education institutions by promoting the digitisation, preservation and reuse of cultural heritage assets and the further development of Europeana as Europe's platform for digital cultural heritage and as the core of the common European Data space for cultural heritage.
ii) To support the modernisation of education and training systems in an age of rapid technological changes and
iii) to foster a wider use of extended reality technologies in industrial and societal domains.
In her previous position at the European Commission, Rehana was the deputy Head of the Unit responsible for Learning, Multilingualism and Accessibility. Prior to it, she was closely involved in the development and follow-up of the European regulatory framework on audiovisual media and the Commission's strategy on Data.
Rehana holds a degree in finance and economics and a master in actuarial science.