Dr. Johanna Tzanidaki
Innovation & Deployment Director, ERTICO- ITS EUROPE
A Greek national, Johanna Tzanidaki holds a PhD in EU Law from the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge, UK, and an LLM from Leiden Law School, The Netherlands. She also holds a MA and a MPhil from the UK Universities of Bristol and Cambridge and has professional qualifications in Project Management (PRINCE2), in CSR (Harvard Business School) and in Social Accountability (SAI). With long experience in EU Affairs and Policy, she has previously worked for the TomTom Group as Director of Public Affairs where she was responsible for advocating for the Group’s interests and liaising with global and European ITS stakeholders on policy recommendations at national and EU Institutions level. She was also TomTom spokeswoman within the industry and public authorities associations (ERTICO, TISA, iMobility and C-ITS Platform). Johanna was a member of the ERTICO Supervisory Board for five years as she was annually elected to speak on behalf of TomTom and the Service Providers sector (2012-2017). She has launched and co-Chaired the ERTICO Innovation Platform TM 2.0 on Interactive Traffic Management since 2014. She has been extensively involved in the TISA ITS Directive WG and the EU EIP-TISA work on the ITS related EU Commission Delegated Regulations. She is specialised in EU Regulation and Policy in the field of Mobility and Transport. She joined the ERTICO team in July 2017 and leads the Innovation and Deployment department which is responsible for projects and innovation platforms run by ERTICO.