ARTNeT Advisor: Digital economy
Ms. Martina Ferracane is passionate about policy-making and technological innovation. She is a Research Associate at the Brussels-based think-tank ECIPE and she acts regularly as a consultant on digital trade and data flows for several institutions including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and the World Bank. She has been awarded a PhD on the topic of cross-border data flows at Hamburg University, where she has also received a postdoctoral scholarship to investigate the topic of creative pedagogy in the digital era. In her academic career, she has been affiliated with the European University Institute (Policy Leaders Fellow in 2018 and Max Weber Fellow since 2020), Columbia University and the California International Law Center. On top of regulatory issues connected to data flows, including trade governance, cybersecurity and privacy, her work covers topics related to digital transformation, digital education and entrepreneurship. Martina founded and manages FabLab Western Sicily, a non-profit organisation which brings creative digital education to Sicilian kids and she was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 for her work with Oral3D, a start-up she co-founded in the area of 3D printing and dentistry. For her work in these areas, she was listed in 2018 among the 15 most influential Italian women on digital issues. To know more about her work, visit the website www.martinaferracane.com.