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Gianluca Misuraca is Senior Scientist at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville, where, since 2009, is leading research in the area of Digital Governance and Social Innovation. He is currently coordinating research on Digital Government Transformation as part of the Digital Economy Unit of the Directorate for Growth & Innovation.
Before joining the European Commission, Gianluca was Scientific Coordinator and Managing Director of the Executive Master in eGovernance at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). During his career he held several positions as policy analyst and advisor in the area of Public Sector Reform, eGovernment, regional development, research and innovation, for several consulting, cooperation agencies and International Organisations. mong his key assignments, Gianluca served the United Nations General Secretariat, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) where he was responsible for developing in Africa of the United Nations Online Network in Public Administration (UNPAN) and leading the eAfrica initiative for good governance, implemented under the banner of the African Union.
Gianluca’s background is economics and business administration, with focus on the interface between ICTs and public sector innovation. He holds a Diploma of Specialisation in EU Economics and Law, a diploma in Security Management, an Executive Master in eGovernance and a Ph. D in Management of Technology from EPFL. Gianluca is a recognised scholar with many publications in the field of public sector innovation, governance and Information Society development. He is a member of the committees of several journals and is regularly invited as speaker to scientific and policy events worldwide.