Cristiano Codagnone is a co-founder of Open Evidence. He is an Associate Professor at the State University of Milan and at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He has over 25 years of scientific and policy-applied research experience spanning across economics, sociology and behavioural studies. Since 2012 he has focused on experimental behavioural sciences with the aim to introduce novel approaches to policy-making and policy impact evaluation. Cristiano Codagnone has worked in the USA, Russia, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain. He has also served as a civil servant at the United Nations and the European Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University. A native Italian speaker, Cristiano is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish



Francisco Lupiáñez Villanueva is a co founder of Open Evidence. He is a Professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. His work is focused on the social, economic, cultural and policy issues arising from information and communication technologies. He has been a research fellow at the Department of Sociology University of York, and a Scientific and Project Officer at the Joint Research Centre at the European Commission. During the last 20 years, Francisco has worked extensively in intersection between data, behavioural and social science in fields such as health, platform economy, education, innovation, environment and participation



Diego Polo-Friz is a Lecturer at the State University of Milan. He has extensive experience in leading and managing private organizations, both on strategic, as well as on operational issues. Until 2016 he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tucano Urbano (a motorbike equipment company). From 2005 to 2011 he was General Manager of Finint, a financial intermediary (a so-called Payment Institution, according to the EU Payment Service Directive) active as a Western Union agent in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom (Western Union is the global leader in money remittance). From 1993 to 2005, he was first a consultant and then a partner with McKinsey & Co. In this role he served clients in Europe and in Israel, leading projects on operating performance improvements (revenues, costs, risks, HR, organization) and on strategy (M&A, JVs, privatizations). From 1989 to 1991 he worked in finance at Glaxo, the pharmaceutical company, in London. Diego Polo-Friz holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bocconi University in Milan