Giovanni Arata

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Fellow 2018

Giovanni Arata holds a degree in Communication Sciences (Università degli Studi di Siena, 2001) and a PhD in "Information Systems and Organization" (Università degli Studi di Trento, 2006). During his doctoral studies, he has been visiting fellow at the University of California - San Diego and at the University of Oslo, and hosted at the U.S. Department of State within the 'International Visitor Leadership Program’. Since 2008, he works as researcher and freelance journalist, focusing in particular on the social and organisational impacts of the Internet. He writes for Italian newspapers and blogs such as Il Sole 24 Ore (Nòva), Punto Informatico, e-Gov, and works as analyst at Formez-PA and Regione Emilia - Romagna. Since 2010, he has been developing #socialPA, a project aimed at surveying and analysing the social media presence of Italian public administrations. #socialPA is carried out in cooperation with the Nexa Center.