Afonso Ferreira

Afonso Ferreira, PhD, is Head of European Digital Matters and senior researcher at the French CNRS, a research institution with more than 11.000 scientists. He is working in two European projects at the intersection of digital technologies, policy and regulation, and foresight, in the areas of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Afonso worked for 12 years in European Institutions, including the European Commission, and in 2021 he advised the CNRS in the elaboration of its European strategy, guiding its 30,000 staff to consolidate its position as the largest recipient of H2020 funds. He has published more than 150 papers at the forefront of scientific research, and is an advisor to private companies, research & innovation agencies, and the European Commission.