FRANCESCA BRIA

President, Italian Innovation Fund

  • Francesca Bria is leading the DECODE project on data sovereignty in Europe. She is a Senior Adviser to the United Nation on digital cities and digital rights, and she is Assistant Professor in the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL in London.
  • She is an adviser for the European Commission on Future Internet and Innovation Policy, and she is the former Chief Digital Technology and Innovation for the City of Barcelona in Spain.
  • Francesca has led the EU D-CENT project, the biggest European Project on digital democracy and digital currencies. She also led the DSI project on Digital Social Innovation in Europe, advising the EU on digital social innovation policies.
  • She has been listed in the Top 50 Women in Tech by the Forbes Magazine, and in the World’s top 20 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical.

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