Gianluca Misuraca is Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) where, since 2009, he is conducting research in the area of ICT for governance and social inclusion. Currently he is leading the multi-year research project IESI - ICT-enabled Social Innovation in support of the Social Investment Package carried out in collaboration between the JRC-IPTS and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Before joining the European Commission Gianluca was a Research Associate at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where between 2005 and 2008 he has been the Managing Director of the Executive Master in eGovernance conducted by EPFL in collaboration with prestigious institutions worldwide. Previously, during his career he held several positions as policy advisor for different International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies as well as working with various consulting and industrial businesses in the area of eGovernment, regional development, research and innovation in many countries around the world. Among his key assignments, he served the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the General Secretariat of the United Nations (UNDESA), being seconded to the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) in Morocco. In this position, he was responsible for the implementation in Africa of the United Nations Online Network in Public Administration (UNPAN) and leading the eAfrica initiative for good governance: building eGovernance capacities in African countries, implemented under the banner of the New Partnership for Africa´s Development and the African Union. Gianluca's background is economics with focus on the interface between ICTs and public sector innovation. He holds a Diploma of Specialisation in European Union Economics and Law, and in Security Management, an Executive Master in eGovernance and a Ph. D in Management of Technology from EPFL. He is a recognised scholar with many publications in the field of Information Society development.