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Digital Institutions & The City [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 18

9:30am CEST

Sharing, Collaborating and Relational Goods

Sharing means collaborating. And collaboration stands for “an exchange in which the participants benefit from the encounter” (Sennet 2012)[1]. Doing so, they exchange something (time, experiences, expertise) to achieve a mutually recognized result. At the same time, they produce, as precious side effect, relational goods, as trust, friendliness, empathy, mutual attention and care.

 My proposal is to use this relational goods production as norm of reading to evaluate sharing innovations and their evolution from first ideas to mature solutions.


Adopting this point of view, it can be easily recognized that, where at the beginning the majority of sharing ideas and practices were collaborative and capable to produce relational goods, in their evolution towards maturity, different innovation paths have been followed. The result is that some of them have totally lost their original collaborative character, and some others maintained it, adapting it to the new conditions. That is, finding the way to extend collaborative behaviours from the initial small groups of enthusiasts, to larger number of active, but far less committed actors.


My presentation focuses on this second path and, moving from here, discusses how sharing innovations can evolve, become mature and spread maintaining their collaborative dimension. That is, producing, reproducing and amplifying relational goods in the normal everybody’s everyday life. In other words, my proposal is that, for the sharing movement, after the gold rush there could be the challenging perspective of a disruptive normality: a condition in which, for a growing number of people, it becomes normal to think and behave in contrast with the unsustainable ideas and behaviours that, unfortunately, are still mainstream. 

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Ezio Manzini

Professor, DESIS Network, University of the Arts, London, Politecnico di Milano
For more than two decades he has been working in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests have focussed on social innovation, considered as a major driver of sustainable changes. In this perspective he started DESIS: an international network of schools... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am CEST

9:45am CEST

Making The Open City
Citizen-led initiatives in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bristol are currently demonstrating that it is possible to put people at the heart of smart city innovation and technology at the service of society. Tackling urban issues by appropriating technology, discussing data ownership and privacy, and exploring commoning and sharing dynamics they aim to co-create more inclusive, open and resilient cities. This presentation sheds light on how citizens are catalysing a new wave in smart city design that challenges existing power structures, amplifies the range of available solutions to urban issues and therefore creates value and opportunities for all. 

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Mara Balestrini

Partner and Director of Research, Ideas for Change
Making Sense EU

Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am CEST

10:00am CEST

Institutions in the age of algorithms, and why we still need them
This talk will try to outline some of the possible features of Twenty-First Century institutions and large organisations for a future that looks both more human and networked, but also more automated and robotic. Looking back at the role institutions have historically played as custodians of shared values, I will try to make a positive case for how they could protect and extend our new shared network-era values in both the commercial and non-commercial domains.

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Lee Bryant

Director, Post*Shift
Lee Bryant is passionate about using social technology to put humans front and centre of the way we do things in the Twenty-First Century. He has been playing with words and computers since the age of 10, but it was in the mid-1990s, whilst working in international politics and diplomacy... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am CEST

10:15am CEST

How to Fund Communities and Movements Transparently

The Internet has so far been really good at helping people to do things together. But once there is money involved, we still need to create 20th century legal entities and collect money in black boxes. In this talk, we will explore how we can fund our communities today in a transparent way to make sure they have the financial resources to sustain themselves and to have a larger impact on society.

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Xavier Damman

Ceo at Open Collective, Open Collective
Xavier is a contributor to OpenCollective, a new form of association that enables communities to collect and disburse money transparently. Before that, Xavier was the cofounder/CEO of Storify, an application to publish social media used by news organizations and community managers... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am CEST

10:15am CEST

Collective Regulation of the Collaborative Economy
Limited Capacity full
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Through this workshop I want people to recognise that the current state-based and self-regulatory approaches to governing the sharing economy are inadequate for ensuring that networked monopolies operate in the best interests of society. However, as consumers and workers of these networked monopolies we have the power to influence how these networked monopolies are conducted and maintained. This interactive workshop will help attendees understand the history of the sharing economy within the context of the wider economy, so that they can begin to draw parallels between the two and recognise reoccurring problems, identify patterns of (de)regulation, and re-think the sector’s regulatory solutions. 

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Brhmie Balaram

Senior Researcher, The RSA
I lead the RSA's work on the sharing economy. I'm really interested in how we can move towards a 'fairer' sharing economy, particularly through addressing emerging monopoly power in the sector.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am CEST

10:30am CEST

Town Halls for Mass Collaborative Innovation and Impact
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Imandeep Kaur

Co - Founder / Director, Impact Hub Birmingham
Immy is a co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, a network of citizens, makers, doers, entrepreneurs, activists and dreamers committed to building a better Birmingham and better world. Powered by a 6,000 sq. ft. collaborative workshop in the heart of Birmingham, the Impact Hub is an... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am CEST

10:45am CEST

Daan Weddepohl: "How to build a true sharing company: reality vs romance"
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Daan Weddepohl

CEO, Peerby
I love technology and I love people. I find it amazing that that i’m able to use technology to bring people together. Peerby gives people an excuse to ring their neighbours doorbell and help each other out; Two strangers meeting for the very first time. It’s how human relationships... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am CEST

11:30am CEST

Civic Tech: Will the Revolution be Uberized?

While civic tech grows with technology, people meet in real life. Are social networks, mobile phones, apps, digital video, VR, and blockchain the new tools of the revolution? Online voting platforms are expanding, as well as new collaborative toolboxes under the general label of collective intelligence.

The workshop will be interactive and participative and attendees will be asked to suggest various civic movements and methods of engagment, digital tools and platforms, public policy co-designed with citizens. Attendees and panel will review successful civic tech innovations (France and worldwide) leading to change.

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Julien Bayou

Porte-parole, EELV
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David Guez

Co-founder, LaPrimaire.org
LaPrimaire.org' objective is to break the monopoly of political parties over the designation of election candidates. We are currently working on organization the first open democratic primary for the 2017 french presidential elections.
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Julie de Pimodan

Fondatrice et Fluicity, Fluicity
Former journalist and media entrepreneur, Julie spent 7 years of her professional career in the Middle East, living and working in Yemen, the UAE and Turkey. This experience took place during the arab springs and raised her awareness about governments that alienate their citizens... Read More →
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Léonore de Roquefeuil

Executive Director, VOXE.org
Leonore is the CEO of Voxe.org, one of the leading civic tech initiative in France. She studied international politics but was never involved in a political party and thought that she might not be the only one. She got passionate about youth engagement and worked on it for 2 years... Read More →

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Janique Laudouar

Web editor, Le Blog de la Ménagère
Hypermedia Paris 8 University introduced me to digital culture, digital art, collective intelligence in 1995. In 2007 I started Le Blog de la Ménagère : digital culture, democracy, civic tech movements, citizen engagement, civil society innovations, collaborative economy.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm CEST

11:30am CEST

In Search of Lost Solidarities
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Diana Filippova

OuiShare / Microsoft
Born in 1986, I am a writer, entrepreneur and activist. A OuiShare cofounder I seek to bring progress and fairness to organisations and institutions. I currently work as Startup Director at Microsoft France, where I launched and edit KissMyfrogs.com, an alternative media dedicated... Read More →

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Fabrice Epelboin

Co-founder Yogosha | Teacher, Sciences Po. Paris
Fabrice has been an entrepreneur since the pre-bubble internet era and is a former journalist. Recently, he cofounded Yogosha, a Bug Bounty platform (think Uber meets information security, with hackers). He teaches social and political impact of technologies and internet sub cultures... Read More →
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Saru Jayaraman

Co-Founder, President, Restaurant Opportunities Center United
Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley.  After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded... Read More →
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Matthieu Leventis

Cofounder, Mangrove
Matthieu Leventis is an entrepreneur and freelancer rethinking our work lives. After studying engineering, sociology and economics in top french schools, he built his vision through experiences ranging from the study of informal entrepreneurship in Senegal to helping a top french... Read More →
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Laetitia Vitaud

Research & Marketing, Cadre Noir Ltd
Laetitia Vitaud is a speaker, writer and researcher, specialised in the future of work, organisations and consumption. She is a lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris and Université Paris Dauphine, and is the author with Nicolas Colin of a book titled “Faut-il avoir peur du numérique... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm CEST

11:30am CEST

Designing a Sharing City

What is a Sharing City? Why should your city become one? And perhaps even more important: how? 

Both Shareable and shareNL have been very active in the Sharing City field for years, and have decided to host this workshop together. Based on their experience on both the 'grassroots' and 'grasstops' levels, they invite you to come to this workshop to co-create a common vision and design for the 'Sharing City'.

Participants will learn from the humble experience of the presenters and from each other as we lay the groundwork together necessary to push the conversation forward both at OuiShare Fest and in our own communities and cities back home.

Should you have any suggestions for this workshop, feel free to contact us in advance:tom@shareable.net and harmen@shareNL.nl. For more information, please also take a look at www.shareable.net and www.shareNL.nl/englishpage. We are looking forward to meet you in May. 

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Harmen van Sprang

Co-founder, ShareNL
Harmen van Sprang is the co-founder of shareNL, the Dutch knowledge and networking platform for the collaborative (sharing) economy. Together with co-founder Pieter van de Glind and his team, Harmen works with startups, corporations, cities, governments and knowledge institutions... Read More →
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Tom Llewellyn

Strategic Partnerships Director, Shareable.net
Tom Llewellyn is a community organizer, consultant, and storyteller promoting people-powered solutions for the common good. He’s the strategic partnerships director for Shareable.net, executive producer and host of the award-winning documentary and podcast series “The Respon... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm CEST

12:15pm CEST

Ecovillages as sustainable, sharing solutions

After the Gold rush and the consumerist appropriation of citizen’s collaborative mindset, how can we settle the sharing spirit and unleash its true power. Ecovillages shine as a systemic solution to transcend collaborative economy into a truly sustainable, sharing society.

We'll be playing (and co-creating !) a large scale board game to simulate this transition and demonstrate that local but interconnected sustainable self-sufficiency allows a global sharing economy we might all want to be part of.

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Declan Kennedy

Vision Initator, Planungsbüro Kennedy
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Gregoire Durrens

Green Fab Lab Manager, Earthship Biotecture
FabShip project : Fablab + Earthship = self sufficient lab. Fablabs in ecovillages : How shared knowledge, OpenSource and shared local hi-tech can help build local, lo-tech, cheap, and DIY systems for addressing urgent and vital basic human needs such as water, shelter, food, energy... Read More →
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Yann Le Beguec

Member of Oasis Project Steering Comitee, Colibris Movement
What can we learn from nature to build resilient, autonomous, decentralized communities ? What is the opportunity for blockchain to deepen our connections, to ourselves and everyone ? The Colibris Movement is commited to help a more human and ecologic new society to rise out of the... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm CEST

12:15pm CEST

Connecting Diversities: Migrants, Social Innovation and Collaborative Inclusion

We must change the way we think about migrants. With their diversity and mobility they can help us to make a much-needed cultural shift: to move from the traditional idea of living in solid and homogenous societies, toward the recognition that we already are experiencing open and dynamic — and therefore fluid and changeable — social forms and structures. A condition in which, in many ways, we are all mutually strangers.

The question then becomes: how can people who consider each other strangers live well together? How do we achieve connection within diversity? The answer is collaboration: the exchange of time, experiences, and expertise in order to achieve a mutually recognized result.

Even in contemporary society, with all its contradictions and complexity, collaboration is possible. Already we see collaborative social innovation in action between migrants and citizens — whether it’s organizing soccer games, playing music together, or starting up enterprises. Diverse people are able to meet and collaborate. And, doing so, to produce values for themselves and for the whole community. The task of design must be to create ecosystems where these forms of collaboration can grow and thrive, generating models that go well beyond the issue of migrants to improve social cohesion as a whole. 


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Ezio Manzini

Professor, DESIS Network, University of the Arts, London, Politecnico di Milano
For more than two decades he has been working in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests have focussed on social innovation, considered as a major driver of sustainable changes. In this perspective he started DESIS: an international network of schools... Read More →

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Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Regional Manager, Techstars
Techstars MEA Regional Manager & Jusoor Managing Director Ahmad is a social entrepreneur and collaborative economy expert. He works as the Middle East and Africa regional manager at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed with a portfolio of over 1,100 companies... Read More →
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Stéphane de Freitas

CEO, Indigo
28 years old Artist, Founder and President of the Indigo Cooperative ARTIST Stéphane de Freitas is an artist known under the pseudonym SdF, working on the concept of mixing opposites. His work is translated in painting, live performances, short films but also in messages he diffuses... Read More →
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Anne Riechert

Founder and managing director, ReDI School of Digital Integration
Anne Kjær Riechert is a 2006 graduate from the prestigious social innovation and change management education KaosPilot in Denmark. From 2006-2009 she worked as creative lead and corporate social responsibility consultant for the Copenhagen-based brand strategy company Stoic, where... Read More →
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Ben Webster

Founder, Jamiya
Founder of Jamiya, which to aims to provide accessible higher education opportunities for Syrian refugees by reconnecting the communities of displaced students and academics through online learning. Previously worked in Jordan for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

Zero Waste Cities: From Collaboration to Transition
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Flore Berlingen

Connector @OuiShare, Directrice @ZeroWasteFrance
Flore Berlingen est depuis fin 2013 la directrice de Zero Waste France, une association de protection de l'environnement spécialiste de la question des déchets. A ce titre, elle est l'une des porte-paroles du mouvement et spécialiste de la démarche zéro déchet, zéro gaspillage... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

Gentrification from Below
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Pedro Jardim

CEO, Coliga
Pedro is committed to lower the barrier of entry for individuals and groups to get more representation by creating protected spaces, exploring horizontal and agile governance frameworks or as in his newest project wherre people can activate the word-of-mouth recommendations of their... Read More →

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Imandeep Kaur

Co - Founder / Director, Impact Hub Birmingham
Immy is a co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, a network of citizens, makers, doers, entrepreneurs, activists and dreamers committed to building a better Birmingham and better world. Powered by a 6,000 sq. ft. collaborative workshop in the heart of Birmingham, the Impact Hub is an... Read More →
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Andreas Krüger

Geschäftsführer, Belius GmbH
Andreas Krüger hörte City & Landscape Planning sowie Gesellschafts- & Wirtschaftskommunikation an Universitäten in Berkeley, Florenz, Göttingen und Berlin. Heraus kam ein Diplom an der HdK. Berlin (heute UdK).Zuvor absolvierte er eine Tischlerlehre und war anschliessend im Boots... Read More →
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Lutz Leichsenring

Chief Visionary, young targets GmbH
Lutz Leichsenring started a internet business after High School when he was 19. The company was running one of the largest platforms for music events in the early 2000s in Germany. 2004-2010 he owned club and a restaurant business in South Germany and in 2015 he was one of the founder... Read More →
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Domenico DI SIENA

(ES) CivicWise
Architect, Researcher and Civic Designer. I design, promote and develop processes and tools that help local authorities, organizations, and universities to collaborate with citizens to generate Collective Intelligence processes with a positive impact on the territory.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

Systemic Transitions: MISC Methodology

MISC (Mapping Innovations on the Sustainability Curve) is a methodological framework for unravelling lock-ins and facilitating transition. The framework basically consists in a systems maps reflecting the structure and parameters of the ‘curve of sustainability’ (with 'resilience' on one side and 'ascendency' on the other, and 'governance' at the apex). It allows to explore missing links and leverage points in a transdisciplinary and participatory context, and results in a systems map revealing an ecosystem of needed and/or possible transition initiatives at different levels (from grassroots to EU).

This methodology has been developed and tested in different settings and with different topics (ranging from 'Sustainable research and innovation politics' to 'Policies for strengthening cocreation with single parent families in Brussels'). Since it uses a systems approach, it is not looking for 'linear' explanations of current problems (accusing companies, or banks, or consumers, or politicians...) but brings all these actors around the table to first draw the map of what keeps them locked in and then explore what leverages are missing for them to change course. It sometimes took time (up to several months), but finally participants felt this method helped them to drop their defensive position and look for the alternatives they all (deep down) know are needed. So I'm really excited about sharing this methodological framework with you. Note that it is not a 'tool' like a cookbook receipe, but rather a framework that you will  be able to adjust to your context creatively once you've understood it's basic principles correctly. Well, I guess that's what cooking really is about, read the receipe and then change it according to your taste and creativity. See ya !


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Anne Snick

Board member, Club of Rome - EU chapter
I am a researcher on sustainability with a systems approach. I have experience in transdisciplinary research. My field of study is mainly how to facilitate transition (in whatever sector of society) by combining social (sharing), biomimicry (circular), ecomonetary (local currencies... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm CEST

3:15pm CEST

A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Based on research for our MIT book “Sharing Cities”, this presentation argues the case for cities to harness sharing for justice and sustainability. I will highlight the failings of economic framings of sharing and smartness, which position commercial intermediaries as the go-to experts on sharing; rather than the cities, charities and communities that have much longer and deeper experience in managing shared resources, spaces, infrastructures, facilities and services.

Such framings also underlie fruitless polarized public debate over the potential and role of commercial sharing platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. Genuine sharing cities need to both enable and regulate the collaborative economy. But they also have the power and opportunity to harness the potential of sharing to rebuild social capital and a shared urban commons. I will outline ways in which cities that open themselves to cultural and political disruption can flourish by engaging with the rich diversity of sharing practices and organisations that are enabled by modern technologies and collective values. 

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Duncan McLaren

Director, mclaren environmental
Author of 'Sharing Cities: A case for truly smart and sustainable cities' (MIT Press 2015). Advisor to Friends of the Earth's 'Big Ideas' project (https://www.foe.co.uk/page/big-ideas-change-world). Also researching justice implications of climate engineering.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm CEST

3:30pm CEST

Exploring the Future of Cities
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Mara Balestrini

Partner and Director of Research, Ideas for Change
Making Sense EU

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Guillaume Lavoie

City Councilor, City of Montreal
Guillaume Lavoie est entrepreneur en politiques publiques et chargé de cours à l'École nationale d'administration publique. L'un des experts les plus en vue sur l’économie collaborative, Guillaume a conseillé de nombreuses organisations publiques et privés, et présenté 200... Read More →
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Patrick Ropert

CEO, SNCF Gares & Connexion
Patrick Ropert is CEO of SNCF Gares & Connexions. He took charge of the €1.3 Bn SNCF Group business unit in October 2014, when the French rail system was being re-structured under the watchful eye of European Commission antitrust authorities. Patrick’s station development strategy... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm CEST

3:45pm CEST

Exploring the Social OS
We are living in times of big changes. On the one hand our actual systems show their inability to deal with most basic human needs, on the other citizens powered by technology are opening new ways to create and distribute value in a more democratic and efficient way.

The goal of this workshop is to explore the emergence of a new "Social Operating System" and share information about existing initiatives and tools, discuss metrics and create some kind of working group on the subject.

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Javier Creus

Founder, Ideas for change
Javier Creus is the founder of Ideas for Change, a boutique consulting firm that designs high growth platform strategies for corporations, institutions and cities. .Javier is considered to be one of the primary strategists and thought leaders in collaborative economy, open and 2P... Read More →
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Lisa Gansky

Founder, Mesh
Lisa is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and the author of the best selling book, The Mesh, a primer for the Collaborative Economy. Lisa currently serves as Chief Instigator of Mesh Labs a platform for the curious; She works with startup ventures and community driven programs... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm CEST

4:00pm CEST

Policy, The Platform & The City
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Albert Cañigueral

Connector for Spain and Latin America, OuiShare
Albert Cañigueral es un ingeniero multimedia fascinado por aplicar los modelos disruptivos de internet fuera de internet. Fundó ConsumoColaborativo.com en 2011 y ha formado parte de la vanguardia del movimiento desde entonces, siendo referencia en lengua española y ejerciendo de... Read More →

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Benedetta Brighenti

EU Committe of Region rapporteur on "Sharing Economy" & Vice Mayor, Municipality of Castelnuovo Rangone
Benedetta Brighenti is a young Italian politician born in the Province of Modena on 1982. She is graduated on 2009 in Engineering  at the University of Bologna. She approached politics in 2009 when she was nominated Council member in her hometown, Castelnuovo Rangone (Mo). At the... Read More →
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Renato Galliano

Director of Labour Policies, Economic Development, City of Milan
Renato Galliano graduated with honors in Economics and Business.He currently works for the City of Milan as Director of the Economic Development and Smart City Department and is responsible for creating and fostering economic development based on innovation and creativity.He coordinates... Read More →
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Mayo Fuster Morell

Dimmons (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), BarCola & Dimmons.net
Mayo Fuster Morell directs Dimmons action research group on collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute... Read More →
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Patrick Robinson

Head of Public Policy, EMEA & Canada, Airbnb
Patrick Robinson is Head of Public Policy for Airbnb in EMEA and Canada. Based in London, he leads a team of public affairs professionals who work with cities to open the door for new forms of tourism and educate policymakers about the huge potential of the “sharing economy” for... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

e-Residency: experimenting worldwide digital inclusion

e-Residency: experimenting worldwide digital inclusionKaspar will take you through the journey of e-Residency, which is perhaps one of the most important government experiments in the 21st century. The experiment started nearly 20 years ago after Estonia decided to become a fully digital society and issuing to every resident a digital identity. In his talk, Kaspar shares how e-Residency has taken the next step to enable every person globally to become an e-Estonian and join this new global village. You may end up believing that planet can be a country of everybody.

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Kaspar Korjus

e-Residency Programme Director, Government of Estonia
Kaspar Korjus (28) is the Managing Director of e-Residency in the Government of Estonia.  Kaspar leads a team of eight that is working to build a digital society of 10 million e-Estonians by 2025. After earning a BSc and MSc in e-Business from Lancaster University, Kaspar was invited... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

We Can Fix the Future
A hands on, interactive session sharing stories of how systems change and the types of roles required to make it real. You'll have a chance to explore what role citizen-innovators can play in catalysing change in the future and think about where you fit into this picture.

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Corina Angheloiu

Designer and Strategist, Systems Change Lab, Forum for the future
Corina Angheloiu is a design practitioner with a longstanding curiosity towards how systemic change can be fostered. Trained as an architect, she is currently exploring how design methods can enable and accelerate place-based systems change for sustainability. Previous to joining... Read More →
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Gemma Adams

Head of Innovation, Forum for the Future
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Louise Armstrong

System Innovation Lab, Forum for the Future
Investigating the process of shifting systems and how you help to build peoples capacity to do this. I've been working with the UK innovation Agency, Peterborough City Council and the global Shipping Industry to explore what this means in practise. Curious to understand what role... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm CEST

5:15pm CEST

The State of The Nation: Blockchains, Not Borders
The Nation State, as we know it, is going away. It’s an outdated construct that does more harm than good, because of its ‘one-size-fits-all’ modality. How do we ensure that the post-nation state reality doesn’t turn into an even more dystopian society, a la 1984? By creating open source protocols for city states and virtual nations, we will build a free and competitive market for governance. Indeed, two already existing models will be discussed, Liberland and Bitnation.

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Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof

Susanne is an international entrepreneur, tech investor, and writer. She has worked in Sweden, France, Brazil, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Libya, Egypt, Ghana and Indonesia in the past. In 2008 she started Wise Strategic Communication (WSC... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:15pm - 5:30pm CEST

5:30pm CEST

Fairpay: a trustless, distributed payment system
Each time we pay with a credit card we are charged 3-5 percent. Billions of euros reach hands that shouldn't have this money, governments can't do anything to stop it because of European law, so it is up to us.

This is our chance. If we don't take it over on a community level, it will all stay in the hands of the multinationals.

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Herve Falciani

While known for his role in the Swissleaks scandal, he has been working for years as consultant for governments, public administrations and NGO. He is particularly involved in anti-fraud and sustainable projects and as such advises political parties like Podemos in Spain or MoVimento... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:30pm - 5:45pm CEST

5:45pm CEST

The Future of Democracy: Fishbowl on Civic Tech
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Eddy Adams

Adviser, SIX

Featured Attendees
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Anja Adler

PhD Candidate, Freelancing Writer & Facilitator, Open State Berlin
Talk to me about: Facilitation, Political Participation, Liquid Democracy, Cultural History of Programming, Raft Building, Astrology, Dragon Dreaming, Yoga and hopefully many other things...
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David Guez

Co-founder, LaPrimaire.org
LaPrimaire.org' objective is to break the monopoly of political parties over the designation of election candidates. We are currently working on organization the first open democratic primary for the 2017 french presidential elections.
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Héloïse Le Masne

Partnerships coordinator, Civocracy
Héloise Le Masne graduated from ESCP Europe. After working in 2 of the biggest French corporates in CSR, and being a consultant for a documentary on Climate Change for the TV Channel ARTE, she moved to CivicTech, joining the promising start-up Civocracy from the early beginnings... Read More →
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Loïc Dachary

Developer, SecureDrop
Loïc Dachary has been involved with the Free Software Movement since 1987, when he started distributing GNU tapes to the general public. In 2017 he became a core developer for SecureDrop to help journalists communicate with their sources securily and anonymously. In the past de... Read More →
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Léonore de Roquefeuil

Executive Director, VOXE.org
Leonore is the CEO of Voxe.org, one of the leading civic tech initiative in France. She studied international politics but was never involved in a political party and thought that she might not be the only one. She got passionate about youth engagement and worked on it for 2 years... Read More →
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Matisse Bonzon

Head of Expansion, Our Cities Network
Matisse Bonzon is Head of Expansion at Our Cities Network. Prior to that, Matisse worked with a Brazilian NGO that organized rubbish collectors into cooperatives; their work was awarded by the UN as the one of the best Brazilian initiatives to achieve Millenium Development Goals... Read More →
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Rouven Brües

CEO, Liquid Democracy e.V.
Rouven Brües is the recently appointed CEO of the Liquid Democracy association based in Berlin. He studied Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at UCM Maastricht before specialising in post-structural philosophy at the University of Essex. Besides his part-time PhD at Goldsmiths University... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:45pm - 6:30pm CEST
Friday, May 20

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