Dr Fabrizio Sestini

Senior Expert, Advisor, Digital Social Innovation, DG Connect at European Commission

Senior Expert (Advisor) in Digital Social Innovation, Net Innovation European Commission DG Connect
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Fabrizio Sestini 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.

On Twitter: @100fabrizio

  • 5 July 2018, 6:30pm

    Debating the future of Artificial Intelligence

    CSaP is working in partnership with our sister centre in Frankfurt – the Mercator Science Policy Fellowship Programme – to host a panel discussion in Brussels.

  • 2 March 2017

    What will the internet of the future look like?

    Join us for this one-day workshop. The future internet will no longer just be smart phone apps and the Cloud, largely deployed in the richest 20% of the world for knowledge, fun and profit. It will be the Internet of drones, the Internet of AIs, the Internet of the developing world. It will also be the Internet of truth, lies and mixed realities.

  • In news articles

    Humanities at the heart of government: What does policy making stand to gain?

    This discussion covered the role of the humanities in shaping public policy from the view of a civil servant, the toxic and complex issue of the free movement of workers, and the humanities and policy making in a hyperconnected world.