Gianluca Misuraca is founder and Vice President on Technology Diplomacy and International Relations of Inspiring Futures (IF), a global advisory consultancy in Strategic Foresight, Social Innovation and Digital Governance with headquarters in Lausanne and Seville.
He is also an advisor to several International Organizations, and development institutions worldwide. Among his key assignments he is currently leading, on behalf of the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and DG CONNECT, the multi-year facility support initiative “International Outreach for human-centric Artificial Intelligence” (InTouchAI.eu) and the design of the Multilateralism and Digitalisation Strategy for the European Commission’s DG INTPA, as well as supporting the preparation of the Strategic Foresight Report on Green and Digital Transition 2050.
As part of his academic roles, Gianluca is the Executive Director of the Master on Artificial Intelligence in public services (AI4GOV) led by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano and a Research Fellow at the Department of eGovernance and Administration of Danube University Krems in Austria. Furthermore, he is a Special Advisor on Digital Public Administration for the Centre for Digital Economy (CED) and on Democracy in the Digital Age for Re-Imagine Europa (RIE).
Previously, Gianluca was a Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre where, from 2009 to 2020, leading research and policy support in the field of Digital Government Transformation, Social Innovation and Artificial Intelligence for the public sector as part of the AI Watch. His educational background is economics and business administration, with focus on the interface between ICTs and public sector innovation. He holds a Diploma of Specialisation in High Level Studies in EU Economics and Law, an Executive Master in eGovernance and a PhD in Management of Technology from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).