Core team

Serdar Temiz

Ambassador and Chairman

Serdar Temiz is a Ph.D. Candidate at Industrial Marketing & Innovation Division of Industrial Economics and Management Department at Royal Insittute of Technology (KTH) and at European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) ICT Labs Doctoral School on ICT Innovation.

His research focuses on entrepreneurship, open innovation, open data and virtual world and 3D environments. He teaches entrepreneurship, open and user innovation, technology based entrepreneurship, business development lab, strategic management courses at different education institutes

He was also elected as member of the Steering Committee for the Nordic Virtual World Network Project for term 2012-2013. Serdar has several years of experience as a technical assistant, software developer, telecom software engineer, business developer, trainer and consultant, system analyst, business developer and project manager.

Mattias Axell

Community Manager

Mattias is a graduate from the creative design and business education Kaospilot in Denmark. He currently works with running projects and building relations and synergies for Open Knowledge Sweden. He is engaged in the areas around Open Government, Open Sustainability and Data Privacy. His previous experience includes working with concept development, design projects, process consultancy and business development in Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania and South Africa.


Toni Mickiewicz

Outreach Manager

Toni is a genuine cross-border entity, his life/work experience spans 5 continents, and he is fluent in 5 languages. He now resides on the lush island of Vaxholm in Sweden and provides journalism, language & communication services via his company.

He coaches the local lower division football team on the side and has a keen interest in history and cooking.

Toni's work experience in keywords: Open Source Service Model, Collaborative Projects, Open Access, Open Science, Data Journalism, Creative Commons.


Asmen Gül

Asmen is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). He initially worked as submitter in Global Open Data Index for Sweden and Denmark. He is now responsible for the Local Open Data Index and Open Knowledge Awards. Asmen was also engaged with Open Knowledge Sweden's latest cooperation with Wikimedia Sweden on Open Data.

Asmen has previously coached kids basketball team (Huddinge Basket) for 4 years and simultaneously played with the senior team in the same club.

Asmen is also engaged with an active research project on 3D-printing from Stockholm School of Economics, led by professor Robin Teigland.