Arnau Monterde is an academic who holds a PhD in Information and Knowledge Society from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Since 2018, he has served as the Director of Democratic Innovation at the Barcelona City Council, where he oversees projects such as the Decidim project, being one of the co-founders. Additionally, he is responsible for Canodrom, the Center of Digital and Democratic Innovation in Barcelona, which is a public laboratory for innovation and research that focuses on the intersection between technology, democracy, and society. Previously, he coordinated the tecnopolitica.net project at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC). He is actively involved in several programs and projects related to digital rights, technological sovereignty, open-source software, and the democratisation of network society.
Sachiko Muto is the Chair of OpenForum Europe and a senior researcher at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. She originally joined OFE in 2007 and served for several years as Director with responsibility for government relations and then CEO. Prior to OFE, Sachiko worked for several years in public affairs. With degrees in Political Science from the University of Toronto and the LSE, she has been a guest researcher at UC Berkeley and is currently continuing her research at TU Delft on the social and political implications of technological change.