David Osimo is Director of Tech4i2 ltd which he co-founded in 2008 and has more than 15 years of experience as advisor on information society and innovation policies in a variety of settings, inside and outside government, at local and international level (European Commission Joint Research Centre - IPTS). As a researcher, he is mostly known for his pioneering work on web 2.0 in government and has authored articles and reports on a wider variety of technology topics, including future government, public procurement for innovation, new innovation models, research policy, ICT statistics. As a policy “hacker”, he managed several initiatives for opening up European policy-making, such as: the 2009 Open Declaration on Public Services (http://eups20.wordpress.com), the website CommentNeelie.eu and the digital engagement strategy for the Digital Agenda for Europe in both 2011 and 2012 (for the EC). He also designed successful inducement prizes for innovation such as the Innovative and Creative Application awards (www.inca-award.be) and Ideamocracy.it (for the Emilia-Romagna region). He blogs at http://egov20.wordpress.com and tweets @osimod.