The Jury

Alberto Cottica (Crossover Animator)
Alberto Cottica is an economist interested in collaborative design and delivery of public policy. As a practitioner, he has founded and directed Kublai, the first 2.0 project of the Italian central administration; and the "distributed think tank" Edgeryders, the first 2.0 project of the Council of Europe. He blogs at, is the author of a book, Wikicrazia, on collaborative governance, and of numerous essays. Meanwhile he works on a Ph. D. in quantitative economics to delve deeper in the same set of topics. He used to be a full time rock-world musician and still tours from time to time, but he's trying to quit.
Pietro Terna (Crossover Animator)
Pietro Terna is full professor of Economics at the University of Torino (Italy), Department of Economics and Finance G.Prato. His recent works are in the fields (i) of artificial neural networks and economic and financial modeling and (ii) of social simulation with agent based models, where he has been pioneering the use of Swarm. He has been developing an original simulation system to reproduce enterprise and organization behavior, named java Entrerprise Simulator, visible at and he is now developing a new Python based version both of Swarm and jES, named SLAPP (Swarm- Like Agent Protocol in Python).
Yushim Kim
Yushim Kim, PhD, is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs at the Arizona State University (ASU). Kim is also a core faculty-member of the Center for Policy Informatics, and affiliated faculty at the Decision Theater and the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. She has contributed two chapters, one on an agent-based model of fraud in public service delivery and one on a system-dynamics model of pandemic influenza outbreak, to a published volume, Simulations for Policy Inquiry (2012). Kim served on the program committee for the 2011 APPAM research conference; her expertise was sought for both the track on Environment and Energy as well as the new track on Policy Informatics. She has published refereed articles on health and welfare policy as well as on spatial and agent-based modeling.
Emer Coleman
Emer Coleman has a background in Innovation, Open Data, Journalism, Social Media, Arts and Culture, Public Sector Policy and Organisational Change and have worked at local, regional and central government most recently in Government Digital Service (Cabinet Office). Emer was the architect of The London Datastore. She holds a BA in History and Sociology from University College Cork and an MPA from Warwick Business School. Emer am the founder of DSRPTN a consultancy specialising in leadership and change and she am also Business Development Director with Placr a start-up powering innovation and change in transport. She was named in Wired Magazines Top 100 Digital Power Influencers List 2011 and served as a judge for the Rockerfeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Challenge Decoding Data. I was also a speaker at the Code for America Summit 2012 in San Francisco
Jonathan van Parys
Jonathan van Parys is co-founder at Additionly, a performance monitoring and communication platform for digital advertising agencies. He was previously Director of Technology at Semetis, where his team developed apps to help their clients gain insights from internet data. Before that, he worked in Operations Research at SAS Institute and as an Economist for IBM. In his spare time, he's worked on a few open data projects: on bike sharing and on languages in Europe.
Giulio Quaggiotto
Giulio Quaggiotto is the Practice Leader, Knowledge and Innovation at UNDP Europe and the CIS, Bratislava Regional Centre. Giulio is passionate about the intersection of knowledge and innovation for development, hands-on experience of turning ideas into results. His topics of Interest include: change management, social innovation, knowledge management, information dissemination, development 2.0, web 2.0, social media, communities of practice, social network analysis.
Miguel Gonzalez Sancho
Miguel Gonzalez Sancho is a Member of Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Digital Agenda at European Commission. Previously he held different positions in the European Commission relating to EU legislation on electronic communications and European strategies on the information society. Between 2007 and 2010 he was Deputy Head of the Unit "ICT for Inclusion" (2007-2010), deputy Head of unit "digital agenda: policy coordination"(November 2010 – June 2012), deputy Head of unit "Growth and jobs", DG CONNECT (July 2012 – January 2013). His fields of expertise encompass European policies and financing for R&D and innovation related to ICT and social inclusion (e-accessibility, ageing and dependency, e-literacy). Miguel holds a degree in Law from UNED University (Spain) and a degree in International Relations from Louvain University (Belgium), as well as masters in business administration and European policies.

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