New look, new work published

New look, new work published

  I can’t get rid of the feeling that the new year starts in promising September instead of depressive January. So, I took advantage of Summer to refresh my website and get a proper visual identity. Let me know your thoughts!   I am the lead author of the...
Prosume wins the Blockchains for Social Good Prize

Prosume wins the Blockchains for Social Good Prize

You know I am a blockchain-hype skeptic, but last year I had the chance to collaborate with a company active in the energy industry, Prosume, which makes reasonable use of blockchain. Its objective is facilitating the transition to renewables, as well as the prosumers...
Police do not prevent crime

Police do not prevent crime

One of the best kept secrets of modern life (…) is that police do not prevent crime. The quote is from Police for the Future by the expert in criminal justice and policing David Bayley. The book was written more than 20 years ago, in 1996, but it is still of great...
Divide et impera

Divide et impera

It is a great temptation to picture the digital divide as somebody walking hours to load Internet Explorer on Window 95 in a remote hut. Unfortunately, the digital divide takes also the shape of your aunt forwarding pseudo-science on Whatsapp. Last year I worked on...
The EU Digital Policy package: a recap

The EU Digital Policy package: a recap

Today was the day. The European Commission presented its digital policy package.   The first meta-component is an overarching strategy for the digital society, which has three objectives: tech should work for people; fair and competitive economy; open, democratic and...
4 Things to watch out for in 2020

4 Things to watch out for in 2020

#1 Big corps making themselves the default option in further fields. Amazon Braket provides a single environment to design, test, and run quantum algorithms without having to setup and manage infrastructure and code. Amazon is also working on Sidewalk, a new wireless...