Jacopo is an award-winning computer scientist and data expert who works for Code for Africa, as Chief Data Officer. Jacopo’s most recent work combines data aggregations and visualizations that tackle burning social issues such as urban inequality (with Thomson Reuters) and immigration (with MSF) and SDGs (with UNDP and the Arab Development Portal). His unique mix of technical skills led him to be published by renown international media and news agencies. He is also the co-author of The Migrants’ Files, a project that won the 2014 Data Journalism Awards and the 2015 European Media Prize. His web-documentary E-waste Republic also won the 2015 DIG Awards and 2015 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize. From 2016 to 2019 he served as an ICFJ Knight Fellow as part of their health program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Chief Data Officer at Code for Africa
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: Journalism and New Media Technologies
Country of Origin: Italy
City of Residency: Rome, Italy