Giulio is a Senior Programme Manager in the Innovation Skills team at Nesta, responsible for advising international development and public sector organisations on the implementation of their innovation strategies. He is currently based in Dubai, working with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation.
Prior to joining Nesta, Giulio managed the Jakarta Lab of the UN Global Pulse, a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data for public policy. He also set up UNDP's first innovation practice with a focus on Eurasia.
Giulio’s development experience also includes stints at WWF, UN University and the World Bank. His interests include user driven innovation and the social side of data innovation. Giulio is a regular speaker at international conferences on the intersection of social innovation, technology and international development.