Marco Konopacki

Project Coordinator

Institute for Technology & Society of Rio (ITS Rio), Brazil

Marco is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and he holds a Master’s Degree from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Political Science. Marco worked as a visiting professor at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) in the areas of software development management, telemetry, and georeferencing. He is a researcher on themes such as Governance of Information Technology, Software Development, and Social and Political Participation. Marco has had many experiences in both the public and private sectors. He was advisor in the Secretary of Legislative Affairs of the Ministry of Justice, where he coordinated the public debate on the regulation of Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights. He is currently Project Coordinator in the area of Democracy and Technology at the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio (ITS Rio).

Speaking In

Blockchain for civic change: can it deliver?

Blockchain, the much-hyped technology that underpins Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is widely heralded as the answer to a vast array of public problems. In this session, we seek to cut through the noise.

Further panelists will be added here soon.

This 75-minute session will allow for an extended Q&A session where we will invite critical reflections and interventions from the audience.