who is Francesco Niglia

Francesco Niglia Graduated in engineering, he worked more than 10 years as consultant for Technology Transfer and deployment of funds and instruments supporting the R&D and innovation in Companies. The expertise spans over the development of models for complex systems, to ICT for government solutions and Energy Efficiency. Co-ordinator of 8 research project in which technical expertise and training services have been provided in the field of IST projects with the aim of measuring their technological, economic and social impact. Francesco, in a joint work (2011) with the University of Manchester, developed a platform enabling the evaluation of the impact of innovation policies in the adoption of ICTs in the Public Administrations. Key assignment: manager of the NET-EUCEN network ‘Network of European Stakeholders for Enhance User Centricity in eGovernance’  www.net-eucen.org Francesco carries out 1) R&D tasks in the modellisation and representation of Multi-layered Complex Systems, including the analysis of the optimisation of information for users’ profile, and, 2) development and validation of eGovernment indicators for measuring the application of User Centricity methodology in services to citizens.

Francesco has extensive experience in the organization of cooperative multi-stakeholders international workshops (2 cycles in NET-EUCEN – 20 workshops) and official reporting for the Commission and for public releases and white papers.

Francesco is the Research and Innovation Director of the Start-up KoySLab www.koyslab.eu in which the head expertise is the analysis of the balance among real phenomena, the discrete model and the instrument to be adopted to evaluate them. The R&D focuses in Complex System and exploring the possibilities offered by agent-base modelling techniques in explaining the mechanisms underlying the outreaching effect of policy measures: the agent-base modelling are explored even for the analysis of the impact of innovation in socio-economic complex contexts. The main objective is to start to create a shared vision about the adoption of user-driven services and products within a smart environment that see the users/citizens as their main stakeholders. The user-centricity will be the basis for adopting a shared approach: people living in a smart multimodal environment which maximizes the economies of scope and scale across its multiple infrastructure layers.

Francesco is also member of the ESCO ‘European Skills/Competences, qualification and Occupation’ expert group – ICT Services.

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