The Rt. Hon. Mattia Fantinati is currently serving as a Member of the House of Representatives (“Camera dei Deputati”) within the Italian Parliament.
In 2019 he was appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of Technological Innovation and Digitalization , notably he follows IGF initiatives and participates in the roundtables of the HLPDC (High Level Panel of Digital Cooperation) at the United Nations.
His main areas of interest are Digital Transformation in Government and Innovation Management in Public and Private Organizations.
As a Member of Parliament, Mattia sits on the Permanent Committee for Industry, Trade, Research and Development, Innovation and Tourism of the Italian House of Representatives.
From 2018 to 2019 Mattia participated in the First Cabinet of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, acting as Undersecretary of State for Public Administration in the Office of the Prime Minister.
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. He regularly attends the meetings and seminars on Digital Transformation held by the most influential international agencies.
In the previous term 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.
His political party (“The Five Star Movement”) was born online and has always operated on the World Wide Web, involving citizens in government by means of the Internet and developing trust in the use of information technology as a way to strengthen democracy and fight corruption.
Mattia is an engineer by education and training. He attended programs at Bocconi School of Management, at the Manchester Metropolitan University,at Beijing University and the London School of Economics. As an engineer, he was a member of the Council of the Italian Society of Engineers (“Consiglio nazionale degli Ingegneri”), where he addressed topics related to IT and Digital Transformation.