Digital Future Society (DFS) is a global programme of Mobile World Capital Barcelona that seeks to build an inclusive, equitable and sustainable future in the digital era.

Digital Future Society engages experts, policymakers, civic organisations, and entrepreneurs to explore, experiment, and exchange knowledge in four key areas: public innovation, digital trust and security, inclusion and citizen empowerment and equitable growth.

Throughout the year, Digital Future Society transforms global reflection into local action and creates spaces for its communities and citizens to share ideas and solutions.

We are shaping a better digital future society

It’s time for a new social contract for the digital era: more inclusive, sustainable and citizen-driven.

Global Board of Trustees

  • audrey-tang

    Audrey Tang

    Digital Minister of Taiwan

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  • andrew-axelrod

    Andrew Axelrod

    Chief Strategy Officer for the UN Foundation

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  • Carlota Perez

    Researcher and Professor at LSE, IIPP-UCL, SPRU & TUT

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  • Daria Tataj

    Founder, Tataj Innovation and Chair of High-level Advisors to European Commissioner for Science & Innovation

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  • Jeff Merritt

    Head of IoT, Robotics and Smart Cities for the World Economic Forum

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  • joan-clos

    Joan Clos

    Former Mayor of Barcelona and Former Executive Director of UN-Habitat

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  • john-hoffman

    John Hoffman

    CEO and Director for GSMA

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  • mats-granryd

    Mats Granryd

    Director General of the GSMA

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  • Michelle Greenwald

    Founder at DigitaLatest

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  • Rahilla Zafar

    Managing Director at ConsenSys

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  • Renata Avila

    Executive Director, Smart Citizenship Foundation

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  • saskia-sassen

    Saskia Sassen

    Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology

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Advisory Board

  • Alexis Roig

    CEO, SciTech DiploHub

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  • Alicia Richart Ramón

    General Director, digitalES

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  • Anna Cucurull

    CEO, A Piece of Pie

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  • Anna Majó

    Digital Innovation Director, Barcelona City Council

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  • Arantza Ezpeleta


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  • Artur Serra

    Deputy Director, i2cat Foundation, European Network of Living Labs

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  • Boyd Cohen

    Co-Founder, iomob

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  • Carme Torras

    CSIC Research Professor, UPC

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  • Isaac Martín

    Chief Cities & Communities Officer, Cabify

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  • Javier Gimeno

    Vice president, Cruz Roja Española

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  • Joana Barbany

    Director General, Digital Society

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  • Andrew W. Wyckoff

    Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

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  • Rufus Pollock

    Founder and President, Open Knowledge International and Datopian

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  • Fran Chuan

    Founder and CEO, DicereGlobal and InnoQuotient

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  • Josep M. Martorell

    Assistant Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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  • Mabel Palacín


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  • Malcolm Bain

    Partner, Across Legal, Barcelona

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  • Mar Jiménez

    Senior Advisor Foreign Affairs, Innovation, Science, Tech & Economy, Barcelona City Council

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  • Mara Balestrini

    CEO, Ideas for Change

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  • Mª Eugenia Gay

    President, Barcelona Bar Association VP Spanish Bar Council

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  • Marc Cortes

    Partner and General Manager, RocaSalvatella Assistant Professor of Marketing, ESADE

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  • Marieta del Rivero

    Independent Board Director at Cellnex Telecom & President of International Women Forum Spain

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  • Marta Balenciaga

    Department of Critical Infrastructures

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  • Miguel Ángel Cabra de Luna

    Director of International Relations and Strategy, Fundación ONCE

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  • Miguel Vicente

    Chairman, Barcelona Tech City & Serial Entrepreneur

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  • Nuria Oliver

    Director of Data Science Research, Vodafone

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  • Paloma Domingo

    General Director, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

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  • Pepe Serra

    Director, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

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  • Pilar Conesa

    Founder and CEO of anteverti and Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

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  • Ricard Faura

    Head of Digital Inclusion and Training Service in the general direction of digital society, Goverment of Catalonia

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  • Xavier Ferras

    Ass. Professor of Operations, Innovation & Data, ESADE & Executive Director, Business Custom Programs

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  • Xavier Marcet

    President, Lead To Change

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  • Xavier Pont

    Co-founder and CEO, Ship2B Foundation

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