Francesca Bria
Francesca Bria President Italian Innovation Fund Rome, Italy


President of Italian National Innovation Fund. Honorary Professor Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL. Member of European Commission New European Bauhaus High-level Roundtable and of High level Expert Group on ESIR. Leade of DECODE project on data sovereignty in Europe. UN-Habitat Senior Adviser on digital cities and digital rights. Former Chief Digital Technology and Innovation Officer of city of Barcelona


Save to calendar 17-11-2021 10:00 17-11-2021 10:30 Europe/Madrid Ada Colau & Francesca Bria: Innovative Cities to Deal with Global Challenges

The COVID-19 crisis has accentuated some of the most pressing urban challenges: the need for innovative public services, addressing job precariousness, or accelerating the economic, ecological and social transition. Some cities see the development of a technological, democratic and social agenda at the service of the common good as the way forward. How can this agenda be fostered? What role can technological humanism play here?


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Save to calendar 17-11-2021 11:14 17-11-2021 11:25 Europe/Madrid Welcome to the Age of Digital Sovereignty

The use and sharing of data in the digital age can bring benefits with it but also challenges cities must address to count with a strategy for how they share and control data. Digital sovereignty refers to the shift towards having data at the service of the people and to ensure a cyber secured environment. This interview will contemplate how the digitalization of governments can go hand in hand with building trust and fostering digital innovation. – SCEWC Digital Channel
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