Marta Sanden CV

Marta Sanden is a Swedish media profile who has been active since 1983 as a reporter, magazine editor, communications director, business strategist, NGO founder, board member and EU expert adviser.

She has held important positions in the Swedish public and private sectors. These include Information Director for the Government’s IT Commission; Director of Communications for the City of Stockholm and for the ICT cluster Kista Science City and Chief Strategist for the Confederation of Swedish SMEs (Företagarna).

She is the founder of SeniorNet Sweden, A nationwide, not-for-profit organisation established in 1997, which brings together seniors educating fellow seniors in digital skills and IT applications.

She has been an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission since 1993.

Born in Poland, Marta Sanden began her career as reporter and foreign correspondent with POLITYKA, an internationally acclaimed Polish weekly (1973–1982). The magazine was shut down when a state of war was implemented in Poland in December 1981.

She emigrated to Sweden in May 1983 as a political refugee. After one year of studies in Informatics and Computer Science at Stockholm University, she was employed from 1984 to 1993 as reporter and editor for the specialist IT weekly DATAVÄRLDEN owned by Bonniers publishing house.

Marta Sanden founded Sanden Publishing AB and was Editor-in-Chief of the magazine DECISIONS sponsored by Digital Equipment: DISTANS sponsored by Telia (both in Swedish): and BrainHeart Magazine (in English, sponsored by VC BrainHeart Capital). All these magazine focused on IT developments, digital change, social innovation, culture and teleworking.
She has been a reporter and columnist for Computer Sweden, Privata Affärer and Euromoney.

Since 1993 she has performed regular commissions for the European Commission as a panellist, moderator, evaluator and reviewer. She chaired the Space Advisory Group from 2006–2008.

Marta Sanden is an evaluator and advisor for the Swedish Innovation Agency VINNOVA för projects on digital social innovation and smart cities, both for VINNOVA and for Sweden’s Västra Götaland Region in Gothenburg;, 2002-

She is a mentor for female alumni of the Stockholm School of Economics (Handelshögskolan) and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska Institutet) Stockholm, 2012–

She has been a Member of the Board of numerous institutions, including:

SSI, Swedish Standards Institute, 1996–2010. Transfer, board member and co-founder of this not-for-profit association with the mission of knowledge transfer between the business community and schools, 2000– 2010.
Swedish European Movement (Svenska Europarörelsen), 2013–2018. Mattecentrum, (NGO) 2016–2019.

Education: graduated Law Faculty, Warsaw University in 1969 and Informatics & Computer Science, Stockholm University in 1984. Married, two adult children.