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About Francesca Bria

Francesca Bria is Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer for Barcelona City Council. She holds a PhD on innovation economics from Imperial College, London. She is also an adviser for the European Commission on the internet of things, smart cities, and innovation policy.

Articles by Francesca Bria

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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Digital democracy and technological sovereignty

Panel discussion: what place does technology have in the decline of neoliberalism, and the rise of populism? As social dependency on the Silicon Valley increases, how should we fight for our technological sovereignty? (108 minutes)

The robot economy may already have arrived

But the austere response to rapid technological advances is resulting in increased polarisation and precarity. What are we going to do about it?

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