The Hon. Mattia Fantinati served as a Member of the House of Representatives (“Camera dei Deputati”) within the Italian Parliament and He used to be Undersecretary of State for Public Administration in the Italian Government. His main areas of interest are Digital Transformation in Government and Innovation Management in Public and Private Organizations.
Mattia is the president of IGF of Italy (Internet Governance Forum) and he has been contributing to the organization of EuroDIG since 2019.
He regularly attends the meetings and seminars on Digital Transformation held by the most influential international agencies (ITU, WSIS, CES, E-Leaders, OECD, Cybertech…).
Mattia is an engineer by education and training. He attended programs at Bocconi School of Management and at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the London School of Economics. As an engineer, he was a member of the Council of the Italian Society of Engineers of Verona (“Consiglio degli Ingegneri”), where he addressed topics related to IT and Digital Transformation.
XVIII Legislature and Government
In the XVIII Legislature he was the president of Parliamentary Intergroup: “Digital Transformation and Internet Governance” and besides he was a member of OECD Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.
From 2019 to 2021 he was appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of Digitalization and Innovation. For the Italian Government he followed IGF (Internet Governance Forum) initiatives supporting the debate related to “A Contract for the Web” and “Internet Bill of Rights”. He was involved in EuroDIG for several years as speaker and contributing to the organization.
At the United Nations Mattia represented Italy at the roundtables of the HLPDC (High Level Panel of Digital Cooperation).
He was the Italian candidate for the CEPA (Committee of Experts on Public Administration) at the United Nations.
From 2018 to 2019 Mattia participated in the First Cabinet of the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, acting as Undersecretary of State for Public Administration in the Office of the Prime Minister. During his tenure his main objective was to improve performance of Public Administrations (both nationally and locally) and to reduce expenditure by using new technology. He focused on programs for re-skilling and up-skilling management and introduced a new assessment system based on citizen satisfaction.
In order to help local administrations to reach and improve the use of public funds he also designed a plan aimed at sharing good practices for accessing European funding.
He has travelled abroad (in Europe and the United States), on behalf of the Minister of Public Administration and the Prime Minister himself, in order to identify government best practices in Digital Transformation and eGovernment.
As a Member of Parliament, Mattia sit on Permanent Commission of the Italian House of Representatives: Foreign Affairs and besides on the commission of Artificial Intelligence of Italian Parliament.
In the XVII house of Term he was the group leader for of the Permanent Committee for Industry, Trade, Research and Development, Innovation and Tourism; he was one of the leading proponents of two special studies regarding the future evolution of Jobs and Tourism in the next ten years and the impact of Artificial Intelligence on jobs and employment.