Antonello Giacomelli | Forum Europeo Digitale 2022


He was born in Prato, where he currently lives, he obtained a high school diploma at the Cicognini high school in Prato.

Journalist, he was director of the Tuscan broadcaster Canale 10.

He was President of the Metastasio Theater Foundation, which became, under his management, Stable for the prose of the Tuscany Region.

He was Deputy Mayor of Prato with powers to the Financial Statements and to the subsidiaries.

He has been a member of parliament since 2004, elected to the Chamber of Deputies.

From 2014 to 2018 he was undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Economic Development with responsibility for communications in the Renzi’s and Gentiloni governments. In that period he promoted the adoption of the Bul Plan (National Strategy for ultra-broadband) and the reform of the Rai license fee (“fee in the bill”).

It deals with the reform of Rai governance, the renewal of the public service concession, and promotes the experimentation of 5G.

Represented the government at the G7 communications in Japan.

Since 2018 he has been vice-president of the Rai Parliamentary Supervisory Commission.

By decree of the President of the Republic, he was appointed on 15 September 2020 as a member of the Authority for Guarantees in Communications.