February 10–12 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland

Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi

Researcher at CNRS, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center, Harvard Law School
Investigates emergent decentralized technologies to design new governance models

Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures. Most of her research focuses on the legal challenges raised, and faced by emergent decentralized technologies - such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchain-based applications - and how these technologies could be used to design new governance models capable of supporting large-scale decentralized collaboration and more participatory decision-making.

Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & IT Services at the World Economic Forum, as well as the founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalition on Blockchain technologies.

In addition to her academic career, Primavera acts as a legal expert for Creative Commons France and the P2P Foundation. She is also the co-founder of Backfeed (backfeed.cc) - an initiative aimed at developing the foundational tools for distributed blockchain-based applications - and Okhaos - an artistic collective that produces interactive works released under open licenses.


Talk "Blockchain Technology and the Future of Work" given at Lift16: