Director, Italian Open Government Observatory
Ernesto works as a consultant on legal issues of e-government, Open Data and Open Government. He is author of several books and publications and, as trainer and speaker, he is a frequent public speaker both in Italy and abroad. In 2013 he worked as Lead Researcher for the Open Data Barometer (Web Foundation) for Italy.
He’s one of the promoter of Italian Open Government Forum and one of the members of civil society “monitoring group” on the implementation of Italian action plan.
He was also co- founder and General Secretary of Italian Institute for Policy Innovation, co-founder and President of the Italian Association for Open Government, General Counsel of the Association Agorà Digitale
His areas of research include new forms of political participation, the impact of Internet on democracy, legal issues of open government, open data and ICT Law (including privacy and copyright).