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Dr Fabrizio Sestini

FP Sestini

Fabrizio is Senior Expert (Advisor) in Digital Social Innovation within the unit "Net Innovation" of DG CONNECT of the European Commission. He is leading the team managing the multidisciplinary initiative "Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation", which aims at stimulating bottom-up innovative ideas for collaborative platforms exploiting network effects (in networks of people, knowledge and sensors) to include citizens, grassroots organisations and civil society in participatory social innovation processes.

In his career with the European Commission he has enjoyed launching and managing several research initiatives related to different aspects of Internet research, policies and developments, including SAC (Situated and Autonomic Communications), FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) and Internet Science, which promotes a multidisciplinary understanding of the interrelations between technological developments and socio-economic-environmental impacts of the Internet.

Before that, he spent seven years with University of Rome "La Sapienza" (where he obtained his PhD in Information and Communication Engineering) and RAI (the Italian Radiotelevision), and published some 30 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He is an IEEE Senior Member and has served on several boards organising scientific conferences. Fabrizio is an Internet Policy Fellow of Cambridge University.

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