About Celeris

We are advisors on policies and initiatives in the digital area to institutions and governments in Europe and the Middle East, and develop IT solutions for public and private entities.

Built around a core team of specialists in their field, Celeris employs a network of qualified experts, collaborators and partners to suit each project.

For over 15 years, Celeris and its founder, Carmen Ciciriello, have been integral in defining standards and implementing solutions to realise the benefits of interoperability for digital services across Europe.

Discretion and confidentiality are paramount in our work. As such, we never disclose information regarding the participation of experts, affiliates, stakeholders and policymakers except when already in the public sphere.

Carmen Ciciriello, Celeris Founder & Managing Director

Carmen Ciciriello is a recognised expert in digital services innovation with experience across the breadth and depth of the digital system ecosystem.  Over the past 2 decades, she has pioneered digital standards and managed successful EU publicly funded pilots in payments, eInvoicing, public procurement, eForms and Open Data.

Understanding that successful innovation requires development of practical commercial applications, she established Celeris Group to realise projects and initiatives in collaboration with nation states and local institutions in the UK, Italy, Ireland, Malta and more.  Whether as expert project mediators, consortium partners or solutions developers, Celeris strives to initiate and participate in projects that make a significant impact across commercial sectors with specific attention to Europe’s SME foundations.

We believe that the proof of expertise is actionable insight and measurable results.

Digital Services Initiatives

Leading the eInvoicing advisory activities at the European Commission DG GROW

Developed services for eInvoicing, eDelivery and eProcurement in several EU funded projects, and a blockchain solution for post-award eProcurement processes.

Ensured the adoption of the PEPPOL interoperability framework among European governments, service providers and large corporates.


Supported banks and fintech companies in the implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area and the Payment Services Directive.


Coordinating the project on the use of Linked Open Data on Water and Health.

Established the PEPPOL Authority for the NHS in England (UK) and coordinated the implementation of eOrders, eInvoices and eDespatch Advices, integrating GS1 identifiers.