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Franco Accordino is the Head of the “Investment in High-Capacity Networks” unit within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). The unit is responsible for the deployment and take-up of very high-capacity broadband networks underpinning the Digital Single Market and promoting the European Commission’s vision and policy actions to turn Europe into a Gigabit Society by 2025. He worked on IT innovation within the European Commission in his role as HoU for Knowledge Management and Innovative Systems. His studies include the combined use of ontologies to model policy making concepts with stakeholder engagement, formal methods to describe the policy making processes, data analytics to provide evidence to policies, e.g. in terms of forecasts and back cast foresight techniques, and machine learning techniques to support the policy making process, e.g. summary of stakeholders views, influence analysis, etc. Franco has published in the field of formal methods for complex systems specifications, data analytics and foresight methodologies (Futurium platform).