Francesca Bria is a Nesta Senior Adviser and Senior Project Lead in the Nesta Innovation Lab. She is the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project on open democracy and social digital currencies and she is the Principal Investigator of the DSI project on digital social innovation in Europe.
Bria is a member of the Internet of Things Council and she advises the European Commission on Future Internet and Smart Cities policy. She is also a member of the EC Expert Group on Open Innovation (OISPG) and a member of the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things (
She is a speaker at Setting the Urban Agenda of Tomorrow on Wednesday, June 20.