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Author, Economic and Social Theorist, Advisor to the European Union and Heads of State, and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is the author of 20 bestselling books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. He has advised three presidents of the European Commission as well as the European Parliament, and numerous EU heads of state, including Germany's Angela Merkel. Mr. Rifkin’s New York Times bestselling book, The Third Industrial Revolution, provided the blueprint for the economic transition to a post-carbon ecological society across the European Union.
Italian actress, director and screenwriter
Jacopo Fo (born in Rome on March 31st, 1955) is an author, a cartoonist as well as a Italian Regisseur. Son of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Jacopo began his career at the age of 18 as cartoonist and sketcher for highly qualified and specialised underground magazines and in 1979 he co-founded a weekly satirical magazine called “Il Male”. Since then he has cooperated with many other newsmagazines and weeklies such as “Linus”, “L'Espresso”, “Zut”, “Tango”, “Cuore”, “Re Nudo”, “King” and one of Italy's leading newspapers “Il Corriere della Sera”. In 1991 he started off with an absolutely new project called “La Libera Università di Alcatraz”, an agritourism or farm holiday structure in the heart of the Umbria Region. Jacopo has also succeeded in building a centre for the development and distribution of eco-technologies, that is, technologies which respect the natural environment. The 2009 restructuring and renovation of the entire ecological village/farm has reduced up to 90% of its energy costs. Jacopo Fo is also building an entire solar eco-village in the proximity of Alcatraz itself. He has always been extremely aware of social conditions in his surroundings and has carried out many a “battle” in the name of solidarity and equal rights. His blog is visited daily by thousands of people (http://.www.jacopofo.com). In these past few years Jacopo has also dedicated himself to writing, acting and film-making. Jacopo has written a number of essays and novels successfully published some of Italy's most famous book-publishers. Jacopo lives and works in Umbria. From 2017 he is the creative director of the online newspaper "People for planet", a new web portal for information on ecology, environment, health, well-being and solidarity.
Stefano is the Future Mobility Manager of Volkswagen Group Italy; Stefano's responsibilities include ensuring the correct knowledge, development and expansion of the range of products and services related to future mobility needs, in line with the Volkswagen Group "Together 2025" strategy. He is therefore in charge of coordinating the Volkswagen Group Brands - Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, in order to promote the expansion of mobility technologies, of the connected and shared car that has become the natural interlocutor, internal and external, for all projects on these issues.
Anna La Rosa
Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Pedagogy, parliamentary journalist, author and TV program host. She has been director of Rai Parlamento from 2001 to 2007, hosted "Alice nel paese delle meraviglie", a talk-show on economics and politics on Rai2, "Conferenza stampa", a "face to face" program with the main leaders of the policy. In 1996 she created "TeleCamere Salute", the first medical transmission focused, in particular, on research innovations in the medical and scientific fields. She created the program "Giorni d’Europa", telling each week about the work of the Parliament and the EU Commission.
As Director of Rai Parlamento, she revolutionized institutional communication, changing both the graphics and the language of the publication, in agreement with the Ministry of the Interior. She has been a professor of television journalism at the LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome.
She is associate professor of scientific and biomedical communication at the La Sapienza University of Rome. Professional experience in the field of political and institutional communication: Head of the Press Office of the Ministry of Labor from 1983 to 1987 and of the Parliamentary Group of the Italian Socialist Party in the Chamber of Deputies from 1987 to 1988. She also carried out the project "Giacimenti culturali" for the Ministry of Cultural heritage in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and collaborated with the press office of the Treasury Minister Giovanni Goria.
I would like to introduce you Marco Landi, a young man from Chianciano Terme, Tuscany, with an engineer's degree, who stood out in the competitive High-tech World, becoming the World President of Apple Computer and then bringing back to Apple his founder, Steve Jobs, whose innovations changed and continue to impact industries and people worldwide. Marco Landi lived in three continents always at the top of the World’s most prominent companies: from Hong Kong, as President of Texas Instruments, Asia managing 17 thousand people, to Cupertino, Apple's world magical headquarters, to London, Brussels and Paris. During his successful career, Marco Landi never forgot the values of his native land. He became an ambassador of the Italian culture, art and cuisine, in particular, that of his mother, from Tuscany and that of his wife (known at the University), from Emilia Romagna; a couple married for more than half-a-century! Marco Landi wrote two books (he is currently at work on his third book on Artificial Intelligence is in progress) His first book, “From Chianciano to Cupertino" is about his personal story. In the second book, "Business Humanum Est", he explains the values that inspired him in his professional career. Today, Marco Landi shares his outstanding experience with young Italians eager to create their start-ups. He also takes part in international conferences to promote Italian talents, holds meetings in universities to explain the complex orld of high tech to young minds. As President of The Digital Box, an Italian company where he invested, he recently acquired an AI company based in Siena! The goal is to achieve a strong position in the European as well as the global market.
He is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in the digital sector in Italy. He is the founder of Marketers Company which is one of the best known digital agencies in the country. He was nominated by Forbes as one of Italy's most influential Under 30s in the marketing and business sectors. He has trained more than 10 thousand people with his courses. He has worked as a consultant for major brands such as Lancome and L'Oreal etc. He has worked as an influencer with brands such as Coca Cola, Jaguar and Daniel Wellington. In 2017 he was invited to London by the vice president of Facebook EMEA to talk about the importance and the future of online communities.
He’s not a Marketer, neither a Web Designer, nor a Troll. He’s not a Social Media Manager and he’s not a Digital Entrepreneur. He has always worked on the WEB and you can never label the WEB. He’s known as the TAFFO’s Social Media Strategist, which is the most irreverent of all the Italian Funeral Agencies.
Today, he runs the digital communication of many Italian agencies and international ONG; he often holds lectures and speeches in Italian Universities and marketing events. His first book is going to be published, but the forests are not thankful about that.
Alessio Gambino is the founder of IBS Italia Srl, a business group that specializes in services that allow for the internationalization of companies to foreign markets, of Exportiamo.it, an online portal dedicated to companies that operate in international markets, and of Magnifico, an e-commerce platform for the sale and promotion of Italian food in the USA. He collaborates with the Business School del Sole 24 Ore, Ninja Academy, NIBI, IPSOA, Euroconference and the Tem Academy of ICE. Along with this, he is also an MBA coordinator and assistant in business strategy, geography and economic politics at the Università Guglielmo Marconi.
He started his career as business development manager and managing director in several media and technology companies. He soon realized the distruptive potential of search engines and took part to the launch and management of Altavista in Italy. In 2002 he started Google Italy as founding Country manager and after taking over the management of Google Spain and Portugal. He left Google in 2009 to found Annapurna Ventures, a new generation of Technology early stage Fund. Massimiliano took part to the Task Force on startups established by the Minister of Economic Development that lead to the drawing up of the report on venture capitalism in Italy. He is currently President of the Venture Capital chapter of AIFI and sits on the board of directors of Paperlit, Cloud4WI, BuzzMYVideos, FaceIT and Mainstreaming. Massimiliano holds a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Bologna and attended an executive program at HBS in Venture Capital and PE. He is Guest Lecturer at Università Bocconi and Università di Castellanza.
Raffaele is now Managing Director of Endeavor Italysince 2016. He was previously Head ofFinance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Intesa Sanpaolo. Previously he collaborated with some venture firms. He holds an MPA from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Bocconi and attended the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA. He isaJunior Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and author of the books “Hacking Finance" and "Quantum Computing tecnologia,applicazioni, investimenti".
Matteo is Co-Founder and CMO at Penta, the challenger bank for SMEs based in Berlin and Milan with over 7.500 corporate clients. Before joining Penta, he was most recently CEO at Beesy, fintech startup launched by Finleap at the end of 2018 and merged in May 2019 with Penta. In 2017 he was appointed General Manager Italy at N26. Matteo worked previously in London for 5 years in investment banking mergers and acquisitions - first at JP Morgan in the Technology, Media and Telecom team and later at the advisory firm Zaoui and Co.
After a brief experience as marketing manager of various companies, in 1997 he made his first individual experience, founding a company that is called Gulliver Consulting Srl and quickly bringing the company to be a reference point in the marketing field. Over the years he has founded numerous successful companies, including Bookingshow (sold to the Best Union group), Upcommerce and Futurenext. Since June 2018 he has been the president of Italia Startup, an Italian startup association.
International keynote speaker, Coach specialized in Change Management and peak performance habits, owner of several brands dealing with facilitation and Coaching, author of several books, European kickboxing champion. Lorenzo brings strategies to the Corporates, to build Peak Performance habits that make companies and their teams evolve. From change management to the ability to transform a vision into goals and KPIs, from lead innovation to strategic thinking, Lorenzo inspires the public with successful stories and offers ideas to improve and grow.
Founder of Improv Everywhere, he has directed the group for over seventeen years. Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based comedy collective that stages unexpected performances in public places. The group aims to surprise and delight random strangers through positive stunts. Highlights include making time stop at Grand Central Terminal, surprising a retail store with 100 extra employees, and letting random strangers conduct a world class orchestra in the middle of Manhattan. The projects have received over 450 million views on YouTube, having been shared around the world and featured in mainstream media like Good Morning America and The New York Times. Charlie works as a television producer and lives in Manhattan with his wife Cody Lindquist and their two sons.
PASQUALE J. NATUZZI
Pasquale Junior Natuzzi was born in Bari, Puglia, in 1990. He began his studies in Italy at Bocconi University’s Faculty of Economics, specializing in Economics and Management. During this period, he began to develop his interest in marketing and creativity. In 2012, he returned to Italy and joined the Natuzzi Group as Marketing Program Manager.
Alessio Strazzullo (Founder/Author of Casa Surace) e Riccardo Betteghella (Actor of Casa Surace)
Casa Surace is a Web Factory and Video Production company, founded in Naples in 2015 by a group of friends and roommates. In 4 years, it built a fan base (or “extended family”, as Casa Surace prefers to name it) of 3 MLN users on web. The true values of the Southern Italy, stereotypes to be dismantled, Italian culinary and non-culinary uses and customs, the everyday lifestyle in small towns... All of these topics are mixed and reworked in ironic videos, taking inspiration from the world of cinema and theater, but also from the new languages of a fast changing WEB environment, while maintaining the right dose of spontaneity and pure fun. Casa Surace has totaled more than half a billion views on Facebook and YouTube to date, it collaborates with the most important national and international brands, and has published a novel entitled "Quest’anno non scendo" (Sperling & Kupfer). Despite all of this work and after 180 videos made, at Casa Surace the roommates continue to eat together everyday.
In 1999, together with his wife Isabelle Andrieu, he co-founded Translated, a translation service that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence to help professional translators. Today, Translated is one of the most successful online translation companies in the world. In 2016, the company was named among the top 50 European fastest growing tech companies by Tech Tour. In 2007, he co-founded Memopal, a cloud storage company, with Gianluca Granero. With the profits from these ventures, Marco, Isabelle and Gianluca co-founded Pi Campus, a venture capital firm that nvests in early-stage technology startups, mostly in the AI field, with more than 40 investments from Europe and US in its portfolio. Some of the companies funded by Pi Campus are based in a startup district located in Rome, where villas have been converted into offices to provide the best work environment for talented people.
Alessandro Panerai, 28, works as an Associate - Entrepreneur Selection and Growth at Endeavor Italy, where he is involved in the selection and support of high-impact Italian entrepreneurs, aiming at helping them in scaling internationally and getting access to talent and smart capital. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant at EY, as part of the Climate Change and Sustainability team. In this role, Alessandro provided strategic advice to more than 25 Italian companies, with a focus on sustainable finance projects and applications linked to technologies like blockchain and cybersecurity. Alessandro has been the youngest Italian attendee of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, as a member of the Global Shapers Community. Moreover, he has been included in the 2019 Forbes list of "100 leaders under 30", in the "Social Entrepreneurship" category.
Codi Shewan is the president and founder of EverLearn Associates, a boutique management consultancy which operates globally. With his over 20 years of fast-paced, hyper-growth in the corporate world he has become a recognized authority in leadership and workplace culture. Named by Blueprint as a ‘Future of Work Thought Leader’, his ability to be a trend-spotter has catapulted the success of his consulting agency, where he advises leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around people management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. In his 15+ year speaking career, he's become recognized as a speaker who engages audiences from the moment he steps on stage, always ensuring they are equipped with takeaways they can immediately put into practice. He accepts full blame for inspiring teams, accelerating performance, and unlocking next-level potential. Using real-life examples and results-driven insights, Codi gives organizations, leaders and their teams the tools to achieve world-class results. In early 2019, he launched a people-above-profit initiative called 'From Strangers to Family' — innovative and intimate dinner experiences created for amazing humans to connect more meaningfully. Over the last year, he also authored his first book Everyday Legacy which is due out in February of 2020.
Professional Journalist, CEO & Founder of the italian indipendent newspaper young.it. He's addicted to topics like communication, marketing and disruptive entrepreneurship. First reward crowdfunding campaing lauched in 2014, for a two months reportage in Brasil. In the last 8 years he worked as journalist, consultant and brand positioning/content marketing expert for different italian and international companies, making some investigations about startups and fake marketing gurus.
CEO of Bakeca.it, one of the main sites in the advertising market in Italy. With about 10 million sessions per month and an average of 2 million ads published, on Bakeca.it users can publish their ads for free and in parallel find jobs, houses and rooms, training courses, pets and various other products and geolocalized services. Stefano takes the leadership of Bakeca.it after various experiences as a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Company, as a manager within the Fedex group, an MBA at IE Business School and a degree in Economics and Management at Bocconi
Serial entrepreneur. Four exits behind to multinationals including one of 80 million. Investor in over 50 startups worldwide. Published on Forbes and Fortune.
Co-founder and CEO of Impactscool, Cristina is a successful entrepreneur, a populizer, a social entrepreneur and an active citizen with the aim to impact society positively. After selling her previous company, co-founded in 2006, in one of the most important exits in Italy she funded a non-profit organization in order to bring awareness and innovative education to schools, universities and organizations on technologies and future studies tools,
She was born in Alba and grew up doing athletics, she studied Economics in Turin. She was fascinated by the world of marketing and the art of selling, she decided to start working in a multinational company in the field of digital marketing. Unfortunately, she didn't resist for more than a few days. She needed to use her energy to build something big and new. Together with Alessandro Cadoni, she founded Friendz, a social app that allows thousands of users to raise brand awareness.
Consultant and speaker in the matter of internationalization, in 2017 he founded TEM Italia, whose aim is to innovate and develop a sector addressed primarily at medium and large companies. He created a Community of TEM (Temporary Export Manager) and provides services to SMEs, supporting them to meet the global market in a step-by-step and sustainable way. Moreover, he worked with ITA, the Italian Trade Agency, as tutor for TEM Academy and as Director of Brescia Export.
Founder of ABIBY, online platform to launch emerging brands and new beauty products. In 2019 has been nominated from Forbes on the most influential Under 30 in italy, in the category “Retail & Ecommerce”. He previously worked in important digital companies, including Facile.it, where he was BU Managing Director, Rocket Internet, Helpling and Nestpick, passing through an experience at Deloitte. In 2011 he launched his first venture, Kiwi Local, Geo Local CRM mobile app for brands and sport teams to manage their communities. He is passionate about sports and technology and he his alpine ski instructor.
Alessandro Cadoni is the co-founder of Friendz, a fast-growing company whose main goal is to connect brands with their target audience, taking advantage of the most powerful marketing tool ever: the word of mouth on social media. Alessandro is the Head of Community Division at Friendz and part of the ICO team that raised more than 24 million dollars in March 2018.
Digital Lawyer, founder partner of the Legal for Digital Studio specialized in web law and in particular GDPR, corporate compliance, legal tech, Start Up and legal management of Brand Reputation. Author for Flaccovio Publisher, Corporate trainer for Confindustria, teacher for Ninja Academy, Legal Advisor for important marketing agencies, Founder and legal manager of the association Social Warning digital ethical movement, Speaker in the major national Digital events and founder of the largest legal Telegram channel Italy.
She has been at the forefront of high-tech companies for more than 15 years and has led several companies to international prominence with her experience and knowledge about the
markets, strategies, and trends driving the industry. (2017 Top Game changings startup, 2018 Best technology company in AI) She has successfully coordinated complex, multimillion projects,
developed key-partnerships and forged business relationships with other companies, universities, and research institutes. Thanks to the success in her activities. Michael Dell has recognized Antonella as one of the CEOs that have already proven they know how to start and grow a business.
Andrea, an entrepreneur and a resolute manager with more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing and advertising. He has had executive roles for local agencies, international digital networks and top class consulting firms. He thinks that a project in business or in life should always have a “soul” to be interesting. He developed a strong strategic vision that contributed to shape a new management style based on wide sensibility, sharp vision and empathy which became main ingredients for building committed, passionate and result driven teams. In 2016 he founded jobby which represents an exciting and challenging journey with a unique mission: change the way people work and think about jobs.
He founded TEM Italia in 2017, aimed to support SMEs reaching the global market. He believes in people’s expertise, but above all he firmly believes in ideas: in 2019 he founds Startiamo, a project which let excellent ideas become enterprises. He collaborates with the University of Brescia, Faculty of Economics, where he is exercise professor in Financial Communication.
Davide Dal Maso
Davide Dal Maso is a Social Media Marketing coach and founder of the non-profit organization about the potential and risks of the web "Social Warning - Digital Ethical Movement". With his Social Media Coach team he has supported over 100 companies by training them in the use of social media, in particular Facebook and LinkedIn. Its history has recently been told by the biggest national media (such as SkyTG24, TG MEDIASET, RDS or Il Sole24Ore) and with the non-profit Social Warning they pursue the objective of raising awareness about the potential and risks of the web and to introduce the subject "digital civic education". The Movement now has over 150 trainers with whom they have met over 20,000 people throughout Italy. Davide has been included by Forbes Italy in the list of the top 100 under 30.
Pychologist, TedX speaker and author of #Egophonia, gli smartphone fra noi e la vita (Hoepli). Monica Bormetti was born in 1984, the day after the first Mac was launched in the market. In 2001 she goes to New Zealand for studying and opens her first email address to keep in touch with friends and family. She opens her Facebook profile in 2007, while studying in Paris and just after that she gets her degree in Psychology at Padua University, Italy. From 2015 to 2018 she works in a digital start up and that's when during a backpacking trip in Indonesia her phone goes brick and she experiences 3 weeks of digital detox. In 2016 she moves to Budapest and really starts using social media to meet new people and in the same year smartbreak.it begins, a project that aims to promote a conscious use of tech. She now lives in Milan where she delivers trainings to schools and corporates about digital wellbeing.
Gian Luca Comandini
Born in 1990. Bachelor's degree in economics. In 2013 he was among the first in Italy to invest in two newest trends: blockchain and social media. This made him one of the main Italian disseminators and opinion leaders, allowing him to co-found the trade association Assobit and the consulting and development company Blockchain Core. He is a member of the governmental task force of experts set up at the Ministry of Economic Development to outline the national strategy in the blockchain sector. He is editor of Cointelegraph and director of the training school: The Blockchain Management School. He is the founder and CEO of You & Web, one of the most famous Italian integrated communication companies specialized in viral strategies, with his agency he offers communication strategies for numerous public figures, television programs, politicians, brands and multinationals. Despite his young age, he is a professor in Blockchain at the Guglielmo Marconi University and has for years taught Web and Social Media Marketing at the Sapienza University of Rome, considered one of the most authoritative courses in the sector. He is often a speaker and commentator for everything concerning marketing and innovation in all the most important conferences in the sector and for RAI. In 2019 he was added by Forbes in the famous ranking of the most influential Under30s who will change the future.
Massimo Ciaglia is a startup coach and mentor, innovator, business angel and serial entrepreneur. He boasts a successful track record with a lot of startups in ICT and Digital sectors with his first exit in Nasdaq at 27 years. Connectia’s CEO, an advisory company that supports Startups and Corporates in scale-up and fund-raising strategies. He is the author of The Startup Canvas method and of the homonymous book available on Amazon and best seller on the startup world. Poleecy founder, the first insurtech startup of micro insurance policies based on blockchain. Among the founders of the Homo Ex Machina Onlus Foundation, a technophilanthropic organization created for the protection and wellbeing of humanity, accelerated by digital ideas and technologies.
He is a pioneer in digital health and a recognized thought leader, people-inspiring founder, serial entrepreneur and global manager. He is currently CEO at Healthware Group the largest, independent, healthcare consultancy (more than 1000 people in Europe and USA through the Intouch Group joint venture) helping life sciences companies, healthcare stakeholders and start-ups navigate the transformation in healthcare, from strategy to technology. Roberto is also very active in the digital health ecosystem in various advisor capacities both in Europe and in USA to companies, start-ups and investors; among others he has been recognized as Decade’s Best Industry Leader by Health 2.0 Conference - 10 Year Global Retrospective Award in 2016, nominated Transformational Leader at The 2017 PM360 ELITE Awards and named among the 100 Most Inspiring People by PharmaVOICE in 2017. He is a Founding Member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, has been President of the Healthtech Summit and is Chairman at Frontiers Health, which emerged as one of the leading digital health conferences globally. He is a regular keynoter at global events as Webit, MWC, Wired Health, 4YFN, HIMMS | Health 2.0, Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), TEDx, Codemotion, Upgraded Life Festival, Dublin Tech Summit, as well as large internal events for corporations like AXA, Bayer, BNP Paribas Cardif, EY, Merck, MSD, Roche, Sanofi.
She has collaborated with Class CNBC as host of the financial market insights. Head of Class Editori's China Desk, with a TV broadcast and a daily column on MF-MilanoFinanza. She has written for Italia Oggi and Capital. She is a contributor to the South China Morning Post and Caixin.com. She deals with insights on the stock exchange and markets for the Tg5, while for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs she was the presenter of Esteri News Dossier, a news bulletin on Italian diplomacy, broadcast on the website www.esteri.it and on Class CNBC. For this project she traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine. She has written about foreign policy for some magazines including ilcaffegeopolitico.org, and linkiesta.it. She began her career at the Ansa in New York, following some trials and the first Inauguration Week of President George Bush. During the activity for Class she won, in 2004, a scholarship for China, where she also collaborated with MF, Panorama, Espresso and Il Venerdì di Repubblica.
When you combine a passion for technology, an entrepreneurial spirit and a blockchain mania, you end up exploring a lot of unknown territories. CEO of Cointelegraph Italy an independent information portal, one of the most important in the industry, covering a wide range of news related to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and the fintech world. CTO of Blockchain CORE company specialized in blockchain consulting in the institutional sphere with collaborations towards: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, SIAE, CGIL, COLAF, ENEA Lecturer at the Ateneo Impresa Master: The Blockchain Management School.
After graduating at the IED in Milan in 2008 and gaining experience in communication agencies, in 2013 he was a Digital Project Manager for the VML agency, managing various clients: Acer Global, Costa Crociere World and Bosch Italia. Meanwhile his passion for personal entrepreneurship was growing and in 2013 he founded his first startup: Openmondo. In March 2017, after 4 years of experience as CEO & Co-Founder, the startup is sold to a Spanish acceleration program and Matteo focused on new professional and entrepreneurial challenges related to the blockchain world. In 2019 he supported the CreativitySafe project, becoming the head of marketing and communication strategy.
Dr. Lior Tabansky offers a unique cybersecurity grasp, combining academic research in Security Studies, 15 years of IT-pro work and business experience in formulating cyber strategies. Lior's doctoral dissertation uncovered and analyzed the failed peacetime defense adaptation, that left even the most developed nations exposed to destructive cyberattacks on strategic homeland targets by foreign states. “Cybersecurity in Israel”, Lior's book co-authored with Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, is the first comprehensive "insider" account of decades of Israeli policy and operations. Dr. Lior Tabansky is the Head of research development, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University.
Since 2006 I deal with media education and digital: cultivate this passion for education ever since we were using mobile phones in black and white and there were no selfies. Over the years I have had the chance to meet thousands of young people and adults, working together in various projects with primary, secondary schools, universities, cooperatives and associations. Even today I consider myself a curious trainer and I promote a way of doing education that is serene, fun, aware and open to all age groups. I believe in collaboration, in passion in what we do and above all in the enthusiasm of the people around me. Over the years I have had the opportunity to follow and coordinate various projects at national and European level.
Successful entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in founding, developing and growing companies, inventor and executive manager in high-tech companies, with proven multi-million dollars projects track records. Nominated the rising entrepreneur 2017 in Silicon Valley. Billi has proven knowledge in high-performance computing, machine learning, AI development, and mathematics applied research. He is the major inventor of the latest specification of HyperTransport technology, implemented in more than two millions of devices, from consumer electronics (e.g. Microsoft’s X-BOX), to networking and server platforms (CISCO, Cray, Dell, HP, and IBM). Billi was involved in technology projects with companies including AMD, Cray, and Google.
Fabio Plebani is Country Manager of idealo for Italy (www.idealo.it), a leading company in price comparison. In 2008 he moved to Germany, where he joined a marketing agency that deals with image development for international companies such as Ferrero, L'ORÉAL, Sodastream. From 2017 he has begun his experience in idealo, where he works to make it easier for millions of Italians to save money and help thousands of shops digitize and open up to the endless opportunities connected to online commerce. idealo constantly carries out studies and analyzes the state of e-commerce in Italy and the new mass phenomena of digital commerce. The company, to date, is considered among the Italian leaders in the observation and study of the buying behaviors of Italians on the net.
Domenico Colucci 30 years old, he is Co-founder and Marketing Leader at Nextome - a company specialized in indoor positioning and navigation system. Graduated in Computer Science at the University of Bari. Winner of the financing: "Bollenti Spiriti - Principi Attivi 2012" with the project "Bull Prediction" - financial forecasting software. Awarded as Best Entrepreneur of the Year by the European Commission, and member of the selection and evaluation committee - PIN (Pugliesi INnovativi) by regional agency for technology and innovation, of the Puglia Region. Alumno and Entrepreneur in Residence at MassChallenge (Switzerland), an international acceleration program based in Boston (USA) and panelist at the Bled Strategic Forum (Slovenia). Recently entered in the prestigious MIT magazine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as the best Innovator under 35 and 30 under 30 by Forbes.
Enrico Bruschini is a Product Manager at Instana, with focus on growth, self-service and product adoption. He has given birth to the Instana marketing department, launched the product in 2016 and been part of the go-to-market ever since. Previously contributed to the go-to-market of Sysdig and its high-velocity, high-volume sales model. Working on market positioning, brand awareness, mind shares and market shares acquisition. Master of International Business at HULT International Business School in San Francisco, Bachelor in Economics and Management with major in Financial Markets. Learned coding basics at Stanford.
Since 2017 Antonio is the Manager of the Enel’s Hub in Italy. He manages all collaborations with startups within Enel Group and the presence in innovation ecosystems at national level. Since joining Enel in 2015, he has gained relevant experience in the energy sector and in particular in the renewable energy. Prior to Enel, Antonio worked for 6 years with Ernst&Young.
Eduardo is CEO at Edo.io. In his free time, he loves reading, running and doing outdoor sports activities. For passion and work, he dedicates himself to the study of self-development and software development. He is currently designing a new digital service that aims to help people be the best version of themselves to fully enjoy this beautiful journey called life.
He has been involved in IT and Innovation since 1990, working on these topics: innovation, research, consulting and specialized training. He is a keynote speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Innovation Management and Future. He is a professor at the Executive MBA Ticinensis, he also teaches Innovation Management at the University of Turin and Consultancy and Soft Skills at the MIBE of the University of Pavia. Moreover he is part of the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence. He participates in numerous international working groups working on the topics of Industrial Innovation, Blockchain and DLT, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Process Management, at Italian (UNI), European (CEN) and world level (ISO and United Nations).
Max continues to lead the world of intelligent devices after his pioneering breakthroughs in brain-inspired computing. He has spoken at numerous events including a keynote at Mobile World Congress Drone Summit, TedX, NASA, the Pentagon, GTC, InterDrone, GE, Air Force Research Labs, HP, iRobot, Samsung, LG, Qualcomm, Ericsson, BAE Systems, AI World, ABB and Accenture among many others. His work has been featured in TIME, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Nasdaq, Associated Press and hundreds more. He holds several patents and two PhDs: Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University; Experimental Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy. Max’s appetite for advanced technology rivals his anachronistic music taste, saying “I don’t listen to Beethoven, he’s too commercial”.
Giusy Sica was born in 1989, and is specialized in Cultural Heritage Management and European issues. Over the years she has developed a passion for projects and activities related to local and European development. Speaker, mentor and academic speaker in several meetings, in 2019 she was included by Forbes Italia among the "100 leaders of the future under 30" in the "Social Entrepreneur" category. Founder of Re-Generation (Y) outh Think tank, an independent network of young Italian women who seeks to achieve political, social, economic and cultural empowerment of young women through sustainability, cultural regeneration, innovation and training.She was selected by the European Youth Unit Outreach among the 50 most influential young European founders.
Riccardo Patriarca carries out teaching and research activities at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome. Aeronautical Engineer and PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering. He deals with risk and resilience management for systems with a high degree of human-machine interaction. His multi-disciplinary research has relevance in many fields of application, with particular reference to the world of aviation and air traffic, industrial facilities, and hospital and maritime activities. He has collaborated with national and international bodies such as Lund University (Sweden), Qantas Airways (Australia), Ente Nazionale di Assistenza al Volo (ENAV) and Duke Nus Medical School of Singapore. Riccardo has published over 50 articles in conferences and academic journals and received numerous awards for his research activity. In particular, in 2017 he received the Young Person Award from the Royal Aeronautical Society; he was nominated among the three best researchers in the air traffic management field by the European body SESAR (2015, 2018), in 2019 he was nominated in the European Forbes 30Under30 List in the category "Science and Healthcare", and by Forbes Italy as one of the 100 Italians who will change the future.
Founder of BBPLegal, a legal boutique that provides assistance and advice on all aspects related to the protection of Industrial Property and International Contracts to companies and start-ups that work in the field of technological innovation, information technology and web services.
She graduated at the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis on copyright in the EU, subsequently a Master's degree in competition law and international contracts at the University of Milan Bicocca. She worked as in-house legal consultant for a number of leading companies in the fashion and clothing industries, then expanding the scope of work to new companies and innovative start-ups with reference to all legal issues concerning new business projects and providing legal advice in the areas of intellectual and industrial property, corporate, privacy and contract law.
Romolo De Stefano
A manager at 28 years of age for a multinational consultancy firm, he founded the Ateneo Impresa Business School in 1990, which gives rise to one of the most representative groups of communication services companies, and in 2008 the Ateneo Impresa Foundation of which he becomes the President. He has held numerous institutional positions and is the author of some books. He is a speaker, guest and testimonial in numerous conferences, workshops and events for public and private institutions and national and multinational companies. In 2019 he created the multidimensional training project "The Future School" with "The Blockchain Management School" the first management training school in Italy dedicated to Blockchain and "The Artificial Intelligence School", specialized in Machine learning, Deep learning and Big Data.
Roberto Santolamazza holds a Master Course degree in Car Engineering (MBA) and a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering (Industrial Automation and Robotics) from Padua University, Italy. Roberto Santolamazza has Italian nationality. Prior to joining t2i – trasferimento tecnologico e innovazione, Roberto ha managed an innovation agency, Treviso Tecnologia, and worked for several years in a major consulting firm, Accenture. Before this experience, he worked for a wide famous Italian Car Manifacturer, Ferrari SpA, and at the European Technical Center of a major Japanese multinational electronics company, located in Holland, Omron Corporation, as visiting fellow. He’s Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Development Economics at the Cà Foscari University in Venice. He’s now the Managing Director in charge of t2i – trasferimento tecnologico e innovazione.
A bachelor's degree in Economics with a specialization in Marketing and Digital Communication, over the past 10 years he has accompanied companies and public administrations in the process of digital transformation. Today, thanks to his innovative project on the Attention Economics, he helps organizations to radically upgrade performances, inspire innovation and improve resilience to stress. He has developed an effective and unique methodology in the European corporate frame that helps management understand and manage attention, thus reducing digital distractions and the complexity of work 24/7. Lecturer at the University of Perugia and the Master in Digital Marketing at the University of Florence. He has written two books on the subject. The last is Digital Detox: focus and productivity for managers in the digital distraction era, published by Hoepli.
Adriano La Vopa
Adriano is currently the innovation director of Infinite Area, an innovation hub in the heart of Treviso Province (Veneto). He is the founder of Smartangle, an open innovation and innovation management consulting firm. Across the years he worked for big corporates as Philips and LG Electronics, where he covered roles related to innovation, lobbying, product development and technology transfer.
Matteo Fusco is Professor of Economic Policies for Organizations at the Università Cattolica in Milan, author of Business Design for SMEs and editor of the main international best sellers on business models, including Creare Modelli di Business and Value Proposition Design. He has led innovation processes with leading companies including Enel, Tetra Pak, Poste Italiane, Banca Mediolanum, Cattolica Assicurazioni and Fondazione Fiera Milano and in the main trade associations such as Confindustria, Confartigianato and Cna. With Beople, a company of which he is Co-Founder, he helps entrepreneurs and managers today to innovate efficiently through rapid, measurable and replicable processes.
Ha cominciato la sua attività nel 1999 con la startup OkMusik, uno dei primi portali musicali italiani. Vanta diverse esperienze in importanti progetti aziendali come San Pellegrino, Infinito.it e Giochi Preziosi, oltre a essere il founder di OkNetwork. Oggi lavora attivamente nel mondo digitale come imprenditore e mentor per le nuove startup con Connetia. Conduce una rubrica su m2o radioe realizza tutti i giorni una rubrica video e un podcast sul mondo dell'innovazione. Conduce video interviste per la piattaforma Slashers di Marco Montemagno con importanti imprenditori italiani.
È autore del best seller Amazon: Startup di Merda.
Born in 1989, Tamara Belardi was selected by the Ministry of Economic Development as a member of the commission of high level experts on Blockchain and DLT, with which she collaborates to define a national strategy on technologies based on distributed ledgers. She is professor of "Comparative Law of New Technologies: Blockchain, AI and IoT" at the International Telematic University UniNettuno. She obtained the qualification to practice the legal profession and carries out consultancy and training activities for companies, including GSE. Author of legal contributions in the field of blockchain technology, she is also a member of scientific research groups and communities, both nationally and internationally. She founded one of the Italian chapters of the “Legal Hackers” global movement. In 2018 she was chosen as TEDx speaker for "TEDx Castelfranco Veneto Blockchain Salon".
Amedeo Giurazza has been working in finance for 35 years: first as a stockbroker, then as a founder and CEO of a securities brokerage company and finally as founder and CEO of an asset management company.
He is currently CEO of Vertis SGR, a company that manages 2 private equity and 4 venture capital funds.
During his career he has managed capital for over 400 million euros and carried out over 30 investment operations.
He is a director in various industrial and service companies and a member of the General Council of AIFI (Italian Association of Private Equity Venture Capital Private Debt.
At only 25 years old, thanks only to the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, considering one of 5 most important symphonic orchestrasin the world, Master Alessandro Valtulini debuted in London conducting exclusively his symphonic music, 9 World Premieres, getting a great success and resulting the youngest Composer and Conductor in the world today, signing 10 Absolute World Scores.
He is the author of a new symphonic music conceived to re open the trading and the audience of classical music of today. In 2016, he won the prestigious international Prize ARCA D’ORO of Tourin as the youngest and the best Composer and Conductor in the world today, thanks to his great achievements reached with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.
He is the author of the VALTULINI OPERA OMNIA, a very huge integral of 22 Symphonic Works, for a total length of 9 hours and 20 minutes of symphonic music.
High Courts lawyer with specific experience in legal advisory for projects in blockchain and cryptocurrency area.
Writer and visionary, philanthropist, founder of ExACTA [blockchain advisors], co founder and CEO of orYgin.io, innovative startup devoted to revolutionizing the trust paradigm in the commercial sphere using A.I. and blockchain .
Blockchain Evangelist, he has carried out various speeches, with juridical focus, in panels, conferences and university lectures.
President of the Fondazione Torino Musei since 2013, she has been dealing with cultural management and creative industries for over ten years. Director of the cultural assets of the Giunti group, she has been the head of Confcultura since 2001. Within viale dell'Astronomia she held and holds multiple roles and is the creator and president of the Industry and Culture Foundation. Until 2016 she was President of the Turin Museums Foundation. Member of the most important boards of the cultural world: Leonardo Foundation (formerly Finmeccanica); Amici degli Uffizi; Palazzo Blu; Rondine Cittadella della Pace; Istituto Marangoni Art in Fashion. Adjunct Professor in Economics and Art Management, Culture and Communication for the LUISS Business School - School of Management
Advisor ed Azionista di Società Quotate al segmento AIM di Borsa Italiana; Investor ed Innovation Manager in Start up Innovative. Opinionista in materia di Blockchain e Cryptovalute con il ruolo di Pontiere tra la Vecchia Finanza e Industria e le Nuove Tecnologie. Direttore Scientifico del Master Accademico in materia di Blockchain e Cryptovalute presso Universitas Mercatorum, Fondatore Angels Lab Academy (Luiss).
Having lived in five countries and visited fifty, Roberto is not your typical Computer Engineer. With a strong background in Fintech, Video Streaming and Innovation, he is driven by his passion for how Technology can improve people's life.
Roberto balances corporate experience in companies like Amazon, PayPal, Comcast or Gartner with personal projects like his successful Kickstarter campaign for HOKU, a table lamp able to recreate the natural light on your desk.
Roberto is now leading Amazon Pay effort to enable great cross-channel experiences for consumers in Europe, after having in the past helped companies like Nespresso, AllSaints and LastMinute to optimize their online checkout for millions of users.
Massimo Lucidi, 46 years old, Journalist, Christian, Neapolitan and Citizen of the world. A talent for international communication and marketing that has distinguished himself through strategic consulting and events in several countries for multinational companies and small and very small entrepreneurs. In 2018 he founded a think tank on innovation and social media called "Quaderni Social". He is best seller author in Amazon with these volumes that have earned him many lectures and university assignments.
Walter Romano is a Senior Project Manager with over fifteen years of experience in managing complex international projects and multicultural teams, in various business segments. Helding professional certifications by PMI and IPMA, the two most important project management worldwide associations, Walter is also member of the Board of the PMI Central Italy Chapter, in the role of Marketing Director. Lecturer and trainer for Business Schools and corporate training centers. Advisor and coach for entrepreneurs and business managers. Speaker in national and international conferences. Author of the book "Project Manager oggi" (ed. FrancoAngeli, 2019) at the second edition. Passionate about digital communication, books and project management, Walter with his brand "WR The Project Manager" is developing some projects that you can discover meeting him in person in Maratea.
Alessandro Pasquali was born in 1990 and from the age of 16 he creates solutions in the field of short and long range telecommunication based on free light. He started to conduct experiments in transmitting informations by light of little LEDs through a distance of few centimeters. At the age of 25 connected England to France trought the English Channel covering a distance of 33km using the same class of low power leds. He created and activated the first existing light broadcasting station and he made installations for sending signals to the space and listen signals of the stars. In the meantime he studied chemistry at the Milano-Bicocca University and he became teacher of chemistry and physics. He founded the Italian-Swiss company Slux that operates in different sectors, from entratainment to defense. Today he is president of the company and he follows the technological and strategic development.
Bachelor's degree in literature and communication, she has various work experience in startups abroad in the Fitness field. From August 2018 she carries out the Startup Geeks project, which aims to make the world of Italian startups attractive, known and connected. On LinkedIn she reaches over 100,000 people every month thanks to her interviews with the best Italian startuppers and her commitment to disseminating entrepreneurship. With the online community Startup Geeks Premium connects the founders of early-stage Italian startups with top industry experts and investors.
He works in Milan as Digital Executive for Brunswick Group, a consulting company specializing in corporate and financial communication. Academic Director of the Digital Combat Academy, digital marketing school based in Rome and Milan. Blogger about technology for "Il Fatto Quotidiano". In the past years, he has worked in San Francisco for the startup Instanza, in Parma for the Caffeina agency and was invited by RaiDue to talk about social media in the ‘Detto Fatto’ tv show.
Hady is a space engineer that took part in numerous space related projects collaborating also with German Space Agency (DLR), NASA, European Space Agency and Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. He has been selected as a suborbital scientist astronaut for a joint research program on the upper mesosphere. Hady has been honoured with several awards including being recognized as the best young researcher by the European Space Agency (ESA). Since 2015 he has been following the growth of the New Space Economy in Europe being directly involved with it. Currently he is the Co-Lead of Space Exploration Project group at SGAC in support of the United Nations, and Deputy Manager of the New Space Economy European ExpoForum, SpaceGen track. He works as a consultant for different companies, other than giving lectures and talks on important events and in schools.
He was born in 1979, and in 2007 he graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He gained experience on an international level and in 2010 he started my own business in the blockchain sector founding the engineering company Block Srl. From the collaboration between Block and the software house Kaboom Srl, a new enterprise was generated: Foodchain Spa. The business’ core mission is the development and implementation of blockchain technology to track the steps of any production chain. In 2017 Foodchain was invited to the IC Food Conference of the University of Davis and included in the "Italian Book of Innovation", among the 100 most innovative start-ups in our country. Furthermore, since 2016 Foodchain has been present in Asia where important agreements with major companies in the supply chain traceability sector have been signed, as well as collaboration with important Asian institutions. In 2018 Marco founded together with two partners Quadrans, a non-profit foundation, of which he is President, that will bring together the most influential minds in the worlds of blockchain.
Gabriele is a Social Media Strategist with a focus on community management and digital PR. He pays attentions to details with a deep passion for social relationships. Gabriele has collected experiences in FMCG international brands and now he is Social Media Manager at Ploomia, Digital Marketing Agency in Rome.
For over 10 years Aleksandra took care of the Export Business Development of Italian SMEs. She visited more than 70 countries, lived in 3 continents and speaks 6 languages. Curiosity and empathy were key factors that turned her into a true "culture understander" and passionate traveller. Aleksandra is now actively committed to rising awareness about discriminations happening in the work market, promoting women’s self-empowerment and the right of equal pay for equal work. Together with Massimo Ciccarone she founded /BeyondTheBox: which offers a unique alternative to the work market. /BeyondTheBox, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence, eliminates discriminations and allows people to share their competencies and improve life quality.
Senior Copywriter, author, professor of Copywriting and Social Media Marketing for different schools. For many years she has worked in the fields of communication and social media for communication agencies, cultural events and as a freelance, helping companies find their own tone of voice, translate their personalities into words and communicate effectively online and offline. A lover of creative expression in all its forms, her soul is divided between love for art and love for writing and many more infinite passions on the border of these worlds. Among other things she is a lecturer in IED, Content Writer for Shopify and on Ninjamarketing where she writes about creativity, advertising, social media and web marketing.
Mom, dreamer and passionate about new technologies. Over 12 years of experience in the Digital Health sector. Antonella believes that health is a business for the happiness in everyone. So, after an experience in Publicis Groupe as account manager, she decided to be involved and engaged with Paginemediche.it, the first Italian Digital Health platform, with over 2.5 million users a month, that connects doctors and patients and provides a personalized health experience. She collaborates with the "Digital Health Italy" Blog and she is member of the faculty of the Digital Health Academy, the first Academy of Digital Health in Italy created to spread an authentic digital culture in the health sector. Teacher of the Online Master in Healthcare Marketing, she is in charge of studying the figure of the Online Doctor and the new online KOLs. She is a member of the Digital South association which brings together all the digital talents of Southern Italy.
Nicola Amoroso graduated cum laude in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Bari “A. Moro”, Italy where he also obtained his PhD in Applied Physics. He currently has a Research Fellow position for the Study, development and test of complex network solutions according to the cloud computing paradigm to support neuroimaging data analyses.His research activity is mainly focused on the design and the development of decision support systems for neurodegenerative diseases, specifically through the application of deep learning approaches and, more in general, big data analytics.
Isabella Borrelli was born in 1989 in Salerno. She graduated at the LUISS Guido Carli with honors in Political Science in Public Communication and began working at a young age for some Italian festivals, such as the Giffoni Film Festival and the Comicon Napoli, and in film distribution as Cinema di Valerio de Paolis and Nomad Distribution of Lydia Genchi as a photographer and social media manager. Specializing in personal branding and corporate reputation, already Digital Consultant and PR for Comin & Partners, Isabella has worked in the field of digital communication for large institutions and brands. Digital Strategist for Latte Creative and editor atNinja Marketing, is also a tutor at the Ninja Academy and holds a seminar on Crisis Management Online and personal branding at the University of Padua; she was also a lecturer within the three-year course of Economics at LUISS in the Communication Strategies and Advertising Techniques of Gianluca Comin, and of the LUISS Master in the Cultural Communication module of Elena di Giovanni. In 2019 she was one of the speakers of the "notte bianca" at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence with the director Dimitri Ozerkon amog the guests, head of contemporary art at the Hermitage museum. In 2018 she was included in the ranking of 150 women to follow on innovation and digital issues in Italy according to StartupItalia.
Maurizio Maraglino Misciagna
Maurizio Maraglino Misciagna is a chartered accountant specialized in business innovation and innovative finance. He is a contract professor of innovation economics at the University of Bari Aldo Moro. Publicist journalist and author in various magazines on the themes of innovative entrepreneurship and finance, including IlSole24Ore. He is an external consultant for planning and management control for various companies and innovative SMEs throughout Italy.
Former Senior Vice-President, head of Strategies and Performance at Nestlé global HQ, Valerio is a leading innovation enabler who offers his expertise to a broad spectrum of start-ups, agencies and consulting companies as they expand their businesses and offerings. Valerio has an exhaustive understanding of disruptive technologies, digital environments, and their commercial applications. A respected driver of innovation, he has a track record of engaging with academia, accelerators, VCs and start-ups, as well as with major strategic partnerships and alliances, to accelerate growth. His vast network, his drive to maximise corporate efficiency, his passion for innovation and for nurturing cross-functional corporate culture have allowed Valerio to deliver a number of business-relevant and innovative concepts, whilst leading change management. Valerio’s international business expertise extends across Europe, Asia, Africa, the US and Latin America. He has an MBA from the University of Wales and is the recipient of the Certificate in Lifelong Executive Learning from IMD Business School in Lausanne. Valerio holds holds British, Swiss and Italian citizenship.
She has always been an entrepreneur and has managed family businesses for over 10 years. The passion for data and people led her coordinate the online and offline efforts of over 700 local committees during the constitutional referendum. Together with Gherardo Liguori she co-founded start2impact, one of the top 5 startups in Italy, focused on giving young people orientation, practical training and work in Tech sectors. start2impact was also chosen by Facebook as a Partner to create jobs for young people in startups with the highest growth and social impact.
Graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Venice, he began working in 1991 at the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation as an expert on environmental economics and energy economics, focusing in particular on energy taxation and integrated economy models. -energy-environment. In 2001 he moved to the Economic and Energy Studies Office of Eni, becoming its manager in 2007. In 2009 he became head of the Eni unit "Market scenarios and long-term strategic options". In 2011 he returned as Director at the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation where he remained until 2015. He is currently head of the Energy Sector Integrated Technical Studies unit of Eni, with the task of ensuring the elaboration of studies on border issues that could have a significant impact on the evolution of energy markets. In the years 1999 and 2000 he was also Professor of Environmental Economics at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Parma.
Maura Satta Flores
External relations and communication manager of Bip - Business Integration Partners, she has been Head of Institutional Relations of Vodafone Italia, vice president of veDrò, Director of external relations for I-Com, Institute for competitiveness. From 2007 to 2010 she has worked for Reti dealing with communication in the Institutional political sector and this allowed her to spend a period in Barack Obama's headquarters during the 2008 presidential election campaign. Previously she was Marketing Manager of "Il Riformista" directed by Antonio Polito. She held lectures on External Relations and Networking at the Lumsa Master in Lobbying and Parlamentary Affairs, at the courses in Institutional Relations and at the Milan College.
Innovation Manager and Lean Startup and Business Design expert, he works as a mentor and coach in various pre-acceleration and incubation startup paths. He is the creator of the national project "Startup District", the first Italian Peer-to-Peer Accelerator. He is a teacher in various training courses on business culture and innovative companies. He is a mentor at the Naples East Incubator and the Startup University of Bari. He works in Rome with Connectia for the Pay4Growth course. He works as a business consultant on innovation issues with various companies in Italy dealing with startup development and innovation strategy. He is a partner of consulting firm The Doers. He is a teacher at the StartCup Campania, a course on business culture in the universities. He has been a mentor in various editions of Startup Weekend.
Co-Founder and COO at Chainside, an Italian startup focused on Bitcoin and blockchain which offers solutions for merchants to accept and manage bitcoin payment in a easy and secure way; co-founder of BlockchainEdu, a no-profit organisation focused on education regarding Bitcoin and blockchain topics; member of the blockchain task force of the Italian Ministry for the economic development aimed at producing a national strategy for the blockchain industry.
35 years. Firm technophile. Graduated in Management Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", he gained experience as a consultant in Bain&Company. Since 2015 he is Director of the Music Division of SIAE.
ICF (International Coach Federation) certified professional coach, PCC level, Tesiteam study center owner, and Accademix network co-founder (Startup consulting, gamification & coaching). She deals with gamification, Point of You ® tools trainer, training designer and creator of “Fai il tuo gioco”, game design & coaching course, including editions with the International School of Comics Rome and boardgame publisher Ludus Magnus Studio. She held the workshop on PITCH "Before the authors/publishers speed date: how to best present yourself" during Play Trade, B2B meeting of the Modena Play Festival 2018; speaker at Play Res 2018 (game research and studies) at Modena and Reggio Emilia University. Creative team coordinator for the game published in the IoGioco magazine n.8. She held the coaching and hologram workshop (first in Italy) during Campus Party CPIT3 (Milan 2019).
Staunch supporter of a cultural and business model focused on sharing of competencies between people, Massimo quit in 2018 the brilliant career path as CFO that led him, at the age of 35, to be a member of the MOMO Board and devoted himself to living and spreading the "#sharingcompetencies". As a professional he joined the "fractional executive" of yourCFO and yourGROUP; as a father, he developed the project “CHE IMPRESA!” to spur the entrepreneurial competence in the Generation-Z; as an entrepreneur, he founded, together with Aleksandra Maravic, /BeyondTheBox to offer people an alternative work market that is "open, ethical, connected and inclusive", through human use of artificial intelligence.
Roberto Macina, 35 years old, graduated in computer engineering, COO at ufirst and previously co-founder and CEO of Qurami. Tired and exhausted about queueing at the public offices, in 2010 he quit his job in a telecommunications company and founded the company Qurami, which aims to solve the problem of time wasted queueing, through an app for mobile devices. It is the beginning of an entrepreneurial adventure, which will lead Qurami to become one of the most recognized Italian startups until the 2019 when it has been acqui-hired by ufirst s.r.l. Roberto is a lecturer at the LUISS University on Digital Business subject. He’s passionate about inspiring young people and motivate them to push forward creating their future, and he use his own experience as a businessman at schools, universities and companies to do so. When he is not working, you can find him cycling around the city, at the stadium cheering on AS Roma, on the Formula 1 circuits to follow the Ferrari or on the track to race with cars.
Paolo Barletta is a 32 years old Italian serial entrepreneur, investor and impact philanthropist. Over the last 10 years he has successfully launched several companies across diverse sectors including technology, hospitality, fashion and cinema. An eclectic innovator with an international background, Paolo is currently CEO of the Barletta Group, a leading Italian real estate company. Before taking over the management of the family company, Paolo becomes the youngest assistant to the CEO of FaceOff, managing significant financial operations, and consequently selected to start a new financial boutique, Anthilia Capital Partners SGR. In 2010 he leads a complete corporate reorganization of his family business becoming Chief Advisor of the Finance & Development Department and, shortly thereafter, Chief Executive Officer of Gruppo Barletta. Paolo leads the company throughout the toughest Real Estate market years, successfully bringing it from 48 to 250 employees. Pioneer of change, he redesigns the Company's strategy using new languages, strategic partnerships and constantly enriching the corporate portfolio with investments which are complementary to each other. In 2013 he is among the first to believe in the entrepreneurial adventure of Chiara Ferragni Collection of which he still holds an important company share. The innovation and the diversification of he’s own business, lead Paolo to organize the Venture Capital activity as an independent and highly managed company, thus with this intent, he founds Alchimia Spa in 2017. Alchimia Spa is actually investing in over 6 countries and represents one of the few Italian Model in its sector including some of the most strategic and innovative companies of the world like: Virgin Hyperloop One, Spark Neuro, Texel. In 2014, in honor of his father Raffaele, Paolo creates the Myllennium Award - the first generational and multidisciplinary award aimed to Millennials – which awards “under 30” young talents in different categories with the intent to offer concrete opportunities for the future working class. Last but not least, Paolo, is the lead donor of t award winning social enterprise Kukua, aiming to fight illiteracy amongst children in Sub Saharan Africa .
In the startup world from the beginning of his career, he has developed a deep knowledge of the early-stage investment sector. After his first experience as investment analyst in Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), where he supported the scouting, screening and due diligence of high-tech startup, he currently manages the dealflow in Mamacrowd, the leading italian equity crowdfunding platform.
Giulia was born in Rome in 1987, grew up in the field of real estate construction, graduated in Economics and business legislation, decided at a very young age, following a shock event of very strong impact, to move abroad, and alone, she started the Network Marketing activity, promoting and sponsoring online and offline products and services of companies from all over the world, obtaining excellent results and an internationally recognized career. She has never abandoned the real estate sector and created RINNOVAMI, a company in Italy that works with restructuring, home automation and judicial auctions. Also, always in a visionary and pioneering perspective, in 2013 she entered the world of crypto coins, specializing in Blockchain technology and launching international events, training courses and consulting activities for companies and startups. She has held important interviews as in CNN News18, Milano Finanza, speaker in numerous international events and trainer in various university workshops. Today she collaborates with a London holding company and deals with business development for companies and / or businesses that want to anticipate the new technological market and prepare in time for the New Internet revolution. Moreover she is Director of the Blockchain Academy for TheBlockchainAcademy.uk She inspires the concept of WOMAN IN ACT, that helps and supports women to emerge and achieve both personal and professional goals and results with COURAGE and ACTION !! Her biggest challenge was to find out what really thrilled her and bring her real results. Her dream was to travel and she realized it !! Her energy and strength to face good and evil comes from faith in God, from believing in herself and from love for the people around her. Today she is married and shares her plans with her husband.
CEO & Co-Founder CoinShare Entrepreneur and innovator with shareholdings in many companies. The most important and relevant are: MyBestGroup SpA; Easycloud ltd srl; Microbees ltd. In 2014 he founded MyG21 Ltd, the first sharing community from which the CoinShare project will be developed. CoinShare was developed in July 2018 with the aim of becoming the most important social commerce platform in blockchain that aims to create a new ecosystem, created to increase the purchasing power of those who buy and the customer base of those who sell, through a system of collective gain and customer sharing. CoinShare allows those who buy to receive a CashBack in Crypto coins for every purchase and also from the purchases of their own community. The shops, both physical and online, have an interface at their disposal to increase their customer base thanks to the CoinShare community, plus they accumulate and earn from purchases made by their customers in the circuit.
Francesco Paolo Russo
TechnologyInnovator |LiFi Tech | StartUp | SmartCity Expert | Green Economy | eMobility | Innovation Consultant | Influencer | Cultural Manager | Speaker. He was born in Velletri on the 27/03/1991, then he lived and grew up in his beloved Latina. Since he was a child he practiced sport at competitive level, collecting important results with the waterpolo, his real lifeschool. After the Grammar High school, he studied Architecture at Ascoli Piceno university where he got his degree with a final thesis on the Renovation strategies for Smart Cities and new comunication languages. While he was tweeting about his personal researches he knew his partners and gather in a company both the love for technological and the ability of understanding physical spaace and relations that the space creates between people. Today he is Founder & CEO of To Be Srl e To Be Kids Srl, world leading companies in the design and development of LiFi products and solutions (Light Comunication), a technology that makes possible the data trasmission in a safe and fast way through LED light. One of the most important prize won by To Be srl is the TIM #WCAP call, an acceleration programme for the best startup, sponsored by Telecom Italia. At the beginning of 2019 he founded Meraki Co, a new business adventure in the sector of open innovation and digital trasformation consultancy, innovative business development and digital marketing for the PMI(small and medium enterprises). Among these PMI one of the most valuable is Azienda Agricola Ciù Ciù based in Offida (AP), leader in the production and selling of wine all over the world. Francesco is also General Director of ANGI – National Association of Young Innovators and board member of Ampioraggio Foundation, for many years he has been president of FAI Giovani group (Italian Environment Fund, delegation of Ascoli Piceno) that he goes on supporting showing himself sensitive to the topic of protection of the cultural heritage, the land and the environmental sustainability.
Head of SEM at Ploomia, she is in charge for setting strategies and managing advertising campaigns through Google ads, Bing and other platforms. She is also expert in creating and optimizing landing pages, designing lead generation process, developing funnel strategies, marketing automation and DEM aimed to lead nurturing.
Engineer, co founder and CTO of Macnil, the first IT company based in South Italy, part of Zucchetti Group, the most important italian software-house. Since 2001 Mariarita has been driving with her husband Nicola Lavenuta, the first fleet management company in Italy, business partner of Telecom and Poste Mobile. Since 2016 GT Alarm, a historic automotive brand focused on production of black boxes for cars, has been acquired by Macnil. In 2019 Macnil has acquired two other companies in the automotive world such as KFT and GuardOne Italia. Mariarita was nominated by the magazine "Digitalic" as "the most influential woman in the italian digital world in 2017".
Founder of KBL Law, Firm that provides legal consulting services to companies, funds and investors operating mainly in the Startup, IT and New Technologies, Real Estate, Food sectors. Areas of expertise: Commercial and Corporate Law, M&A and Extraordinary Operations, IT and New Technologies Law, Privacy Law and Data Protection, Intellectual Property. In addition to professional activity, Mr. Costa holds teaching positions at private institutes, training schools, accelerators and incubators.
Managing director of the activities operated by by LVenture Group under the LUISS EnLabs brand, he is a co-founder and President of InnovAction Lab. He helped found two international startups and has signed agreements with clients, partners and investors in three continents. In addition to being an advisor and a board member of numerous innovative startups, Augusto has been a mentor for the Founder’s Institute, Startupbootcamp and Endeavor, and a speaker on innovation and the relationship between startups and Venture Capital. He is a contributor to the main Italian blogs and media sites. Augusto holds a Masters Degree in Engineering, is a certified wine taster and during his free time he likes spending time with his family and friends, good conversation and long walks.
After an experience at KPMG, at IBM and at the FinTech Venture Capital fund (Telecom Italia - MCC) one of the first in Europe, in 2012 Andrea founded yourCFO Consulting Group, the company that brought the model of the CFO Service and Fractional Executive - highly experienced C-Level managers who share their business with two or more companies. The project then developed into several sectors: yourHR, yourDIGITAL, yourCEO and yourNEXT and the company became an Elite partner of Borsa Italiana. Alongside this activity, he is a Business Angel; He is the author of the publication “The 7 Secrets of the CFO - Get the financial success of your business. Andrea is president of the national Charta Nova association which supports the issues of transparency and meritocracy. He is a member of the advisory board of the think tank Competere, and founder and vice-president of the Homo ex Machina Foundation, which promotes the use of technology for philanthropic purposes
Sébastien is Director of AI at Translated, the online professional translation platform, where he leads AI engineering efforts. Translated is part of the startup district and venture fund Pi Campus, in Rome, Italy, where Sébastien is also in charge of the Pi School of AI training programme. On this programme, the best minds in AI are trained by helping to solve industry challenges using cutting-edge AI algorithms. Previously, he held technical expert and leadership roles in the speech and language industry in different European ventures, starting from the EU branch of Tellme Networks (now Microsoft), and later with startups in speech recognition and virtual conversational agents. Sébastien, who got a Ph.D. in probabilistic machine learning with one of the world's leading research labs at Cambridge, is a regular speaker at international events dealing with machine intelligence. Sebastien has taught both professionals and students at institutions including École Centrale Paris and LUISS Business School in Rome. As a give-back to the scientific community, he carries out peer reviews for the first-tier machine learning conferences: ICML, NIPS and ICLR, and acts as an advisory board member to the Italian Association for Machine Learning.
Registered as Chartered Accountants in Milan, Consultant in the area of digital processes and documents management for companies, public administrations and professionals. Expert in national, European and International standards and qualified member of the technical committees/working groups on Blockchain and DLT, Privacy and GDPR, Cybersecurity, eProcurement and eInvoice at: UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UN/CEFACT, ITU - International Telecommunication Union, ISO - International Standards Organization, CEN - European Committee for Standardization, UNI/UNINFO.
Luciano De Propris
He’s in charge for strategic advice in the field of sustainability at Consortium ELIS. In addition he is the head of OPEN ITALY, responsable for co-innovation projects between corporate, startup, SMEs and university spin-off. Since ever passionate about technologies and expert in agile methodologies, he was before researcher and then advisor for the Italian Ministry of Environment in the fields of the energy, climate change and circular economy. After several international experiences he has been manager at INVITALIA, advisor for large company such as EBRD and SANOFI and thanks to his entrepreneurial mindset startupper… Author of several national and international publications, in collaboration with Pierluigi Sassi, he edited “Cultura d’impresa e Ecologia Integrale”. Actually he is lecturer at Wuhan University of Technology in China and at the Department of Management ERS (Ethical, Responsability and Sustainability)
Graduated in Economics and Commerce, in 1992 with the attendance at the SDA Bocconi of the Master "Fare Formazione - Making training" directed by Roberto Vaccani, she started her vocation path towards Human Resources, learning and personal development. She continues to work in the Design and provision of vocational training courses, until in 1997, together with two other partners, she founded FORMA.Azione srl, a consulting and professional training and adult education company that operates mainly using Public Funds, is accredited by the Region Umbria and ISO 9001 certified. In this sector she initially worked as Project Manager and, from 2009 as Director of European Projects, coordinating numerous and diversified Projects and initiatives within the Lifelong Learning program, Erasmus +, REC (Rights Equality and Citizenship), AMIF (Asylum , Migration, Integration Fund). Her professional areas of competence are the Training Planning and for the development of the person, the Validation of non-formal and informal learning processes (that have the Certificate of Competence issued by the Umbria Region), the Gender Policies in the Labor market (Certificate of Higher Competences issued by the Emilia Romagna Region), quality management and insurance systems in training. She is currently a member of the CEDEFOP Working Group European community of learning providers - Sub-group 3 "Learning providers and Migration: Empowerment and Integration through Learning". Since 2011 she has been enrolled in AIDP Umbria (Italian Association for Personnel Management) and a member of the AIDP Diversity & Inclusion National Group. Senior trainer in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Gender Equality, Quality and Quality Assurance methodology of the European Peer Review, in training courses in Italian and English.
Full Professor of Business Management at the University of Naples Federico II . She is Coordinator of the PhD in Management. She is expert in service innovation, cognitive technologies, markets, service ecosystem and value co-creation. She authored more than 200 publications. Her most recent books are Innovating in Practice - Perspectives and Experiences - (Springer, 2017) and Practicing Innovation (ESI, 2018). She is Ambassador of ISSIP.org (International Society of Service Innovation Professionals) and the co-chair of the Naples Forum on Service (www.napleforumonservice.it). She is the scientific director of the Digital4Human program (D4H) with projects on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive computing, Blockchain & digital payments, Customer Experience & Phygital Customer Journey, Blockchan & Agrifood, Artificial Intelligence & Social Robots. She won the S-D Logic Award for long contribution in 2019.
Roberto Sfoglietta is a young Italian entrepreneur. During his studies he has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business, followed by a master’s degree in Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Roberto is enterprising and eclectic, he is the CEO & co-founder of SF Deal, CEO & co-founder of Dudepool, Business Development Manager at Interconsulting security division and coordinator of Gyala to Gartner for the development of the industrial plan.
Davide Fioranelli, born in 1988, after completing his studies in finance at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and the Fudan University in Shanghai, started his career in the ranks of the consulting firm KPMG. In 2016 he met Adam Dodds, his colleague in the Corporate Finance & Fintech division at KPMG. Together they decide to resign and establish Freetrade, the first zero commission trading app in Europe dedicated to millenials. After raising over £ 7 million through crowdfunding, today Freetrade is one of the most promising companies in the international fintech scene.
Later in 2018 Davide Fioranelli Founded Lumen Ventures in London: a venture capital investment company with the aim of supporting startups during the initial stages of growth. Right from the beginning Lumen Ventures concentrates its investments in Italy, financing high-potential realities such as SkinLabo, Kippy and Al.ta Cucina. Today Lumen Ventures has opened an office in Rome and aims to further strengthen its presence in the innovative Italian ecosystem by expanding its investment portfolio.
Digital Entrepreneur of 23 years old, he was the CEO of a Digital Agency since he was only 17 years old.
In the last year he launched a brand focused on Instagram-Oriented Digital Marketing (Viraly), acquiring +100 customers in the first 6 months of life. Blockchain Enthusiast from the beginning, he has collaborated with the first Online Training Schools in Italy, on Crypto & Blockchain, also collaborating with ICO, IEO and STO, with a very important background of results. Currently CMO & Co-Founder of an Accelerator for Blockchain Startups (CVA), with + 30 Exchange partner. In the last 4 years he has been speaker for more 100 events in the Digital World.
Professor of Business Strategy at the MIP (Milan Polytechnic School of Management) and at the University of Genoa, Paolo has more than 10 years of experience in M&A, as President and Founding Member of Arkios Italy S.p.A. Over 15 years of experience in Strategic Consulting with The Boston Consulting Group and with Value Partners (McKinsey's Italian spin-off) and extensive experience in Private Equity, having followed numerous transactions for the major Private Equity Funds, being the founder of Arkios Italy, being also the exclusive Advisor for some Private Investors and Club Deal. He has been General Manager of a medium-sized company, been working with many entrepreneurs for years, supporting them in the most important strategic decisions, from the search for investors / partners to complex corporate operations. Paolo also has a consolidated experience in corporate operations, and is involved - for many SMEs - in restructuring, functional to the search for investors and to maximize the value of the company for the Property. A graduate in Business Economics from Bocconi, he also works as a chartered accountant and auditor, and is a statutory auditor in some major joint-stock companies.
Francesco Mantegazzini, MGH7 Venture Capital CEO & Founder, Infront Lab and Fan+ Sport Platform creator, organizer of the Global Startup Expo, Fiera delle Startup and Expo delle Startup, Mentor for UNIDO, Unicredit Start Lab, Endeavor, Founder’s Institute and judge for many startup competitions like Intesa San Paolo Business Initiative and Premio Marzotto. Previously he was Head of Business Development & Investor Relations of Gruppo 24 ORE (where he founded Fabbrica 24 Corporate VC and the club deal platform Back To Work 24) and held various top management positions in Telecom Italia. In 2107 he was awarded the prize as best male angel investor in Italy and in 2019 he was included by Startup Italian in the top 60 Venture Capital, Private Equtiy & Angel Investors in Italy.
Entrepreneur, PhD, Digital Manager, Digital Strategist. After graduation and experience in strategic consulting, he has worked in the family business for about 12 years, but since 9 he has been working to help Entrepreneurs and Managers to manage Digital Transformation thanks to the definition of the best Digital Strategy for their company. He helps them prepare their companies to be competitive and sell their services / products in the digital age.
Vincenzo Maria Saggese
Vincenzo Maria Saggese’s theatrical career began in 1989 when he acted in over 50 representations, working also as a director. In 1992, while busy on the scenes, he started teaching, an experience that he later describes and theorized in his graduate thesis in Cultural Anthropology entitled “The hermeneutic actor: a journal and methodology”. From 2008 to 2018 Saggese was the organizer, artistic director, main actor of philosophical-theatrical strolls and coordinator of the laboratories of “the Magna Grecia Philosophy Festival”. Starting From 2018 put his experience in theatre at the service of business creation, training entrepreneurs to maximize the effectiveness of communication and launching an international project in the world of equity crowdfunding.
He gained significant experience in the management of Digital projects and has enthusiastically embraced the Mobile Marketing world. CMO and Head of Digital of The Digital Box, he is the mind behind the company positioning message and product directions turning the company vision into a unique and exclusive value proposition for the market.
With 15 years of experience in the Mobile Marketing industry, Recruiting and Training of Web Agencies, Alessandro Scatizzi is the founder of iDigital Company Srl, a company acquired by The Digital Box Spa group. He is now Italy Country Manager of the ADAoncloud division of The Digital Box Spa. In recent years, he faced many challenges, as well as many achievements that led him to play an important role: being always on digital innovators and marketing agencies side.
Tatiana is in the ERP/EPM business line of Oracle NetSuite, empowering organizations to achieve their objectives by providing them a complete real-time visibility into the financial performance of the business, and quick access to Management Reporting Solutions, BI, and Corporate Performance Management. Best Consultant Advisor Oracle NetSuite 2018. Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Perugia. First Prize winner in 2007 of the IV° edition of the Nokia University Program. Since the beginning of her carrier she has been passionate about how technology and innovation could help people’s life and organizations. Before joining NetSuite, she was living in Dublin and working for Bentley Systems, driving the digital transformation process and international expansion of SMEs and start-ups in Italy and abroad (including Spain, Portugal, South Africa, and Switzerland).
Passionate about Digital Marketing and foreign languages. After gaining experience in important and international companies, he decided, together with some colleagues, to create a multilingual network of professionals specialized in social media marketing, with a special focus on Facebook and Instagram for businesses. It manages advertising campaigns for international brands and organizes training and coaching courses to help companies reach new customers.
All my life I have invested in people, convinced that their growth would have been my growth. I connect the dots of my journey to build something greater than the sum of my experiences. Engineer, I love airplanes because I like flying. University Professor, I love young people because they can fly. Entrepreneur, I love challenges because they allow me to fly. - Professional growth Mentor - Researcher on Training Innovation - Consultant in HRTech project and development - Digital training Consultant&Contractor, Instructional Designer, Project Manager since 1994. - Co-Founder and Owner at OSEL Srl (more: osel.it) - Spin Off Company of the University of Bari. - Assistant Professor in Informatics @ University of Bari. - Professor on contract @ LUMSA University. - International Partner @ European and Arab Ministries and Universities on e-learning development projects. - Coordinator of some Tempus European Projects. - Coordinator of Internationalization Team at University of Bari. Economics&Finance Department.
Angelica is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Deutsche Suisse Asset Management, which to date has invested and managed a compounded USD 2 billion. Having been an active Angel Investor for the past 20 years, her passion for impact investing led her to found Aligned Global who support purpose-driven entrepreneurs in making a meaningful difference in the world. Whilst managing these ventures, Angelica became an Olympian in 2014 and built a private real estate portfolio worth USD 90 million. Angelica speaks 5 languages and has lived in 9 countries. Her new book, Invisible to Investible is being published.
An "Heroes" volunteer became digital entrepreneur. Armando Perrone is only 21 years old and is an "enfant prodige": CEO of the marketing agency Remark, entrepreneur and digital strategist. Fully passionate about everything it's innovation, he provides strategy advices to start-ups, events and companies. He helped more than 100 companies to have their brand positioning online and he created sales strategies for increasing their turnover up to 500%.
Content marketing and Storytelling expert, he worked for La Stampa, Scuola Holden, IBG, before moving to Instant Love where he became Managing Partner, focused on strategy. In 2019 he becomes Strategic partnership manager at Bakeca.it. He's a journalist for Ninja Marketing, Senza Filtro, MarkUp, L'Impresa, radio speaker and author: his latest book is Personal Storytelling, written together to Andrea Bettini and published by Franco Angeli.
After graduating cum laude in Business Administration, Auditing and Control of Private Companies (Master’s degree) at Bicocca University in Milan, in 2014, he worked for a primary international legal firm in Italy and obtained the professional qualification as CPA certified and Statutory Auditor. He joined Stelva SA (Lugano) in 2019 and mainly operates on national and international tax issues.
Federica Belfanti is a PhD Student in Management at LIUC University and co-founder of Strategique, think tank based at Harvard focused on the development of theories, models and tools to support entrepreneurs and top managers in launching and running their businesses. Since 2016, she is Affiliate Faculty of Microeconomics of Competitiveness curriculum developed by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of Prof. M.E. Porter at Harvard Business School.
Mario A. Varon
Mario A. Varon is partner of the Harvard-based International think thank Strategique, and the co-author of Entrepreneurship by Design. He is an experienced business designer helping entrepreneurs develop sustainable business solutions that can improve people’s lives. He is also the co-founder of socialBaq and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. He regularly facilitates workshops on business design, trends-driven innovation, entrepreneurship and social innovation.
I have been running business since 2009. I offer strategic consulting to other entrepreneurs and professionals to help them increase the value of their company or startup. I hold the CEO role of Up2Lab Marketing Consulting, an international marketing consultancy company founded in 2016. My entrepreneurial vocation has given me the opportunity to be named President of the Cultural Association for Youth Entrepreneurship, a role I have held since 2017.
Alessandro La Rosa
Alessandro La Rosa, CEO of Creationdose Srl, the Italian digital company which designed Vidoser, the first app, and platform that allow Brand to involve a micro-influencer community who make Video Stories for them. He has always been enthusiastic about digital marketing and moreover is always looking for innovative solutions on the communication field.
Hacker and Adjunct Professor in “Corporate Reputation and Storytelling” at the Economics Faculty of the University of Pavia, is Founder of The Fool, the leading Italian company in Reputation. Through these companies Matteo helps Leaders, Corporations and Organizations to best express and protect their Reputation and their Strategic Positioning. He is anchorman of an appreciated and easygoing video-blog (YouTube and Facebook) called “Ciao, Internet!”. In his everyday life, Matteo is Strategic Consultant (including Personal Consultant) for Corporate Leaders and large Clients, working to help them achieve their Strategic Objectives.
I have been dealing with Digital Communication and Writing since 1995. I followed, day by day, the evolutions of Online Marketing, from the pure Web to the Social explosion. I work to bring visions, define strategies and support companies in the world of integrated Digital Communication. Since 2015 I have been designing and conducting training sessions of Digital Marketing and Digital Writing, also in English. I have taught courses c/o creative agencies, multinational companies (EY, Eon, Ferrovie dello Stato) and @IULM. In 2018, an Email Marketing program for the Abarth automotive brand, of which I edited the copy part, received the Internet Key Award as best project.
Paolo Di Bernardo
Born in Naples, during his career he has experienced different functional areas, from HR to Technical training and Key Account Management, finally focusing on Sales Management. In the last 4 years he has been Sales Director in West Africa for Philip Morris International, being accountable for 12 different markets in that area. He is currently working as a consultant and managing a touristic facility in Molise
Bruno is Country Manager of Penta, the challenger bank for SMEs based in Berlin and Milan with over 7.500 corporate clients. He has over 7 years of experience in the digital industry and 4 in the finTech sector. With a solid background on digital product management, he worked on different Italian startups as EatalyNet, Feries and on the go to market for the merchant and business solution of Tinaba. He started his career in the Venture Capital industry in IAG, fulfilling his dream of working for the startup sector, continuously looking for disruptive market and innovations in technology. He holds a Master in Corporate Finance from LUISS Business School.
Carlo De Simone
Graduated in Economy, Carlo worked for Generali – Ina Assitalia Group before becoming the CEO of European Brokers Assicurazioni in 2015. Since 2017 he has the rule of Vice Precident in GBNU Global Broker Network Limited. He is member of the Directive Board of AIBA – Associazione Italiana Broker Assicurazioni, member of the Directive Board of “Credito Finanza e Assicurazioni of Unindustria, board member of “Finanza per la crescita e la relazione Banca-Impresa” in Unindustria, board member of “Gruppo Tecnico Start Up Innovative e Imprenditorialità Giovanile of Unindustria”. He is Responsible for the Financial and Risk Management Area in some Negotiable Pension Funds. He is Risk Manager and member of the claim evaluation committee for primary private and religious hospitals. Author of some technical articles and speaker in conventions and round tables about the Integrative Pension Scheme, Risk Management, Clinical Risk and GDPR-Privacy.
President of ANGI - National Association of Young Innovators, the first national non-profit organization entirely dedicated to the world of innovation in each forms. Supported and sponsored by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Chamber of Deputies and the European Parliament. Co-founder of iCarry, the first last-mile logistics platform that enables on-demand deliveries to retail and e-commerce. Among the numerous awards received, the Special Unirete 2016 Award from Confindustria for the best business idea. During his career he has had the opportunity, in different experiences, to apply himself in multi-sectorial business contexts, both in the private sector and in the public administration. Expert on digital transformation, public relations, legislative innovation, smart city and startups. Contributor and Author for the major Italian newspapers. Since he was young he has been a member active on social services, poverty alleviation, art, culture and education. Activities that have led him to collaborate with various organizations, including UNESCO as Ambassador for Peace.
Born in 1984, journalist, specialised in public relations and communications. Since December 2017 I’m the Communications Director at I-Com (Institute for Competitiveness), a think tank based in Rome and Bruxelles and specialised in digital innovation, energy and health. Until December 2017 I have been editor and then Editor-in-Chief at Formiche.net, an online newspaper specialised in political and economic issues. From June to September 2015 I’ve been editor for Tg5 (Mediaset). Main topics: politics and economics. From October 2006 to May 2015 I’ve been editor for T9 TV news. Main topics: politics, economics and Vatican. I’ve been TV news author and anchorman. Masters in law with final grade 110/110 cum laude. Post-graduate diploma in Institutional relations, Lobbying and Corporate Communications at Luiss Guido Carli.
Journalist, born in Salerno, she crossed the South telling about great news and political events. Editor of the newspaper Quotidiano del Sud, editor of the newspaper Quotidiano della Basilicata, taking an active part in the public engagement process for the candidacy of Matera Capital of Culture 2019, creating a historic "newspaper of the future" for European commissioners and a breaking news the night Matera was appointed "Capital of Culture 2019". For four years she has been the communications director of the Ravello Foundation, which produces one of the oldest music festivals in Italy and Europe. She is a member of the editorial committee of the magazine published by Eni "Orizzonti, idee dal Val d’Agri". Lawyer, a lifetime ago.
Responsible for investing and managing a sector diversified portfolio of participations in tech companies spread across Europe, US and Israel. Board member for Texel, an Israeli technology start-up active in the immersive experience sector (i.e. virtual, augmented and mixed reality). 10 years of experience in banking and advisory roles in Europe. Since 2009 at UBS working across M&A, Strategy & Corporate Development and Asset Management departments. Business Development Director in UBS Real Estate & Private Markets group between 2015 and 2017, where he successfully contributed in raising over EUR 1bn of equity from institutional investors. Master degree in Finance and Bachelor degree in Economics from Bocconi University.
Electronic engineer, he is one of the leading experts in digital reputation analysis and management in Italy. In 2004 he founded Reputation Manager, the main Italian institute in the analysis and management of the online reputation of brands, companies and public figures and from 2018 he is co-founder and CEO of Reputation Science. A pioneer in the research and development of new solutions in the field of web intelligence and data analysis, in the last ten years he has led primary digital projects for monitoring and consulting on online reputation for companies, institutions, top managers and top figures of leading companies in the Italian market. Winner of the 2011 National Innovation Award conferred by the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, he was a Digital Consultant for the Ministry of Health. He collaborates with various national newspapers where he works for the dissemination of digital culture and for the promotion of research and development as a fundamental asset for companies.
Rita Casalini lives in Rome with her family. She graduated in architecture with honors. Curiosity led her to change numerous jobs, starting first as a designer, as a freelancer, and then moving on to teaching, ending up in the Ferrovie group where she has worked for 18 years and where she has held various positions of responsibility. Site planning and management manager, Investment project manager, Integrated Safety and Environment Management System Manager, Building Detachment Manager, Maintenance and Environmental Services Manager and then finish with the current role of Open Innovation Manager. During these years the desire to experiment, research, study and evaluate alternative solutions to improve work processes has never changed.
Amerigo Della Pina
Amerigo is a entrepreneur and founder of Verde21, which developed the Dynamo project: www.dynamoenergies.com
Experiences with issues related to sustainability and energy in both the academic and institutional. For about 10 years has been managing companies operating in the green energy sector.
Luigi Di Benedetto
Luigi Di Benedetto which has invested whole of his adolescence in understanding the blockchain sector. Luigi Di Benedetto (21 years old) cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast since the age of 13, in July of 2019 has created one of the first non-capitalized tokens in Italy to demonstrate, travelling across our country, the functioning and the new future opportunities that are possible thanks to this tools. He has been invited to important national and international events of the sector in quality of ambassador and spokesman or sponsor as, for example, for CryptoCoinference, Blockchain Insiders, Blockchain Week Rome events, and also participating at the Malta Blockchain Summit. He was also called to discuss and elaborate on aspects of blockchain technologies and DLT from various agencies, such as ConfCommercio Lecco-Sondrio. He was spokesman at the Smart Future Accademy and at the New Deals Sirmione 2018 event, where there were gathered all the business people from main italian industries. Luigi founded the Cryptodiamond S.R.L. , one of the first reality in Italy, born approximately for the blockchain solutions' development and tokenomics studies with the creation of ERC-20/ERC-721 ad-hoc tokens. The company is now based in Brescia. He was second place classified by the Irish Tech News between the most pioneering "Token Model Architect" of Europe. He met Start2impact, one of the biggest community of young innovators of Italy, which anticipates and forms teenagers on the new emerging technologies, of which he became Digital Ambassador. With his company he is a technology partner and Advisor of EarthBi, ambitious project focused on the production of a bioplastic ownership of which business model is based on an ad-hoc tokenization, initiative launched through an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO), mentioned by news media of the calibre of Forbes. He's a member of the National council and Regional association of the Italian category Italia4Blockchain, founder member of the INATBA European association (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications).
He is founder of one of the most popular Facebook and Instagram page called "Sii come Bill" which has more than 1 million followers. Besides creating daily contents for his communities, Andrea cooperates with important companies like Enel, Wind, Regione Lazio, Kaplan International, Eur SpA, Xiaomi and Pubblicità Progresso about influencer marketing campigns and social media managing. Since 2018 he is member of Social Warning, a movement spread throughout Italy which warns school students and his parents about risks and possibilities of web. He thinks that communication consists of telling people things they want to listen, in the most simple way.
Accountant and auditor, he is an expert in business development and growth. He is also member of the board for various other companies. His expertise also spans across the startups and innovation world as he cooperates as well with few incubators. He is the founder of CargUp - a startup for the freight transportation industry. He is very skilled in enterprise valuation and economic and financial planning.
In charge of Spanish-speaking stakeholders and part of the communications team at the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 2010, WeGO is an international association of 180+ city and other local governments, smart tech solution providers, and national and regional institutions committed to the transformation of cities into smart sustainable cities. Prior to joining WeGO, Iuliia assisted in organizing the World Smart City Awards in Barcelona, Spain. During her Master's studies at the University of Bologna, she worked on tourism-related events at the Strategic Plan Agency of Rimini.
Changemaker passionated by storytelling and social innovation. Co-Founder & Partner of BTREES - New Media Agency, with over 10 years of expertise in web communication. Co-Founder of the initiative #StartupAfricaRoadtrip created to support the innovation ecosystem of East Africa linking it to Italy and Europe. Alumni of "E4SC – Entrepreneurs for Social Change", realized by Fondazione CRT and UNIDO, dedicated to the Top 20 Young Social Entrepreneurs of Euro-Mediterranean Area. His motto is "Stories change the world".
Project manager, speaker and lecturer. Has followed national and international communication projects and for over 10 years has managed the coordination of communication departments of national agencies. President of the Association 3040 (www.associazione3040.it), a non-profit organization founded in 2012 with the aim of creating a bridge between traditional and startup companies.Mentor Techitalia: LAB London and Murate Idea Park.
Engineer, I live and work in Basilicata. I was born in 1980, married to Manuela and father of Francesco and Giorgia. I started my own business, the Universosud, in 2012. I work on the design and management of innovative projects with social and cultural implications. Since 2014 I have been involved in activities and actions related to active labor policies through the Comincenter creative hub both within the Basilicata university and on the regional territory. I am a Director of the ConUnibas Consortium of the University of Basilicata. I am CEO of GSA Domotics & Automation. I am Regional Coordinator of Confcooperative Giovani Basilicata. I am an elected member of the CTS of the Basilicata Creative regional cluster.
Born in 1989, he designed and developed successful Digital Marketing campaigns for public figures at national and European level.
Together with Virginia Tosti he co-founded start2impact, one of the top 5 startups in Italy, focused on giving young people guidance, practical training and work in the digital and innovation fields. He was also chosen by Facebook as a partner to create jobs in startups with higher growth and social impact.
Expert in europlanning and founder of the association Bitcoin Foundation Puglia, from 2015 he has dealt with dissemination in the world of new technologies. Over the years he has gained experience as a co-organizer of the Startup Week end event, of the TedX Saloon event in the Puglia region and as a speaker at conferences and workshops.
Entrepreneur, Business Coach, HR Manager. Always in human resources with different skills and roles. The decades-long experience has consolidated its attitudes in creating and promoting networks and communities through its "coaching approach".
Founder & Community Manager of the first coworking in Salerno, together with the experience of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs and Coordinator of the Startup Competition of Capri, he represents a valuable resource available to young startuppers for their business development. His being multipotential leads him to have different interests in different projects and startups.
Luciana De Fino
Luciana De Fino, 36 years old, is manager and entrepreneur in ICT sector. Luciana is the Founder and CEO of PickMeApp, an innovative startup that offers an intelligent, collective and door-to-door mobility solution for smart cities. Luciana is also the founder and CEO of Air Drone, a startup that offers APR services (Remote Pilot Aircraft) and she is President of the Italian Drones Association. Currently, she is also Vice-President of the Confindustria National Coordination Committee for Innovative Technological Services and Member of the Management Board of Banca Monte Pruno - Cooperative Credit of Fisciano, Roscigno and Laurino. Luciana was also General Manager for SPIX Italia, an Italian company specializing in document management solutions, Member of the General Council of Confindustria Basilicata and Member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of Potenza. He previously worked for the Business Development division of Prysmian SpA and in the Advisory of PWC in management consulting area for the banking sector. Luciana has a degree in Business Economics with a specialization in Finance and Control Administration from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan. Passion, determination and strong managerial skills are the key factors in Luciana's success, a lover of innovation, technology and challenges.
Cino Bifulco is full professor at the University of Naples "Federico II". He chairs the National Academic Society of Transportation Engineers. He is a member of the scientific board of the National Technological Cluster "Transport Italy 2020", recognized by the Ministry of Research. He is a member of the working group for STRIA (Strategic Transportation Research and Innovation Agenda), promoted by the European Commission and has participated in the drafting of the Roadmap for Interconnected and Automated Transport. He has participated in Italy to the drafting of the Research Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility, within the framework of the National Research Plan currently under adoption by the Ministry of Research. He has been a member of the working group for the national guidelines for the Digital Transformation of Road Infrastructures (and the consequent "Smart Road" decree no.70 28/02/2018). He is currently a member of the Smart Road Observatory established at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for managing, among other things, the authorization process for autonomous driving experiments on public roads. He carries out and coordinates researches for the University of Naples, at national and international level, in collaboration with industrial bodies and research groups in Europe (mainly Great Britain, Netherland and Germany). He is the author of several scientific articles in the field of driving assistance, connected and automated transport, multimodal networks, traffic assignment and flow theory, and advanced information for travellers.
Antonio Pescapè is Full Professor of Information Processing Systems (Computer Engineering) at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (DIETI) of the University of Naples Federico II. He teaches Computer Networks and Internet Analysis and Performance. In his research activity, which focuses on the study of the Internet, its performance and its security and management, he has published more than 200 works on international conferences and magazines and has received many international recognition including a Google Faculty Award.
Angelo De Carlo
High school and master's degree at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", he is passionate about engines, sports and travel. He began working in EY in the field of auditing and then in the field of administrative accounting consultancy. The main consulting services provided to national and international clients range from general and analytical accounting management, to management control, to management reporting, to big data and data analytics, to assistance in preparing the "Management Control System Memorandum "For IPO processes, to assist in the transition from Italian accounting principles to international ones, both from an administrative-accounting and organizational standpoint, to the implementation and migration to new ERPs and assistance and review of" Financial Statement Closing Process ”and“ Fast Closing ”. Team Leader of the EY Assurance Innovation Team (New Services & Startup Table).
Gianluca is a Senior Manager of the Transaction Advisory Service (TAS, Corporate Finance) team of EY at the Milan office. He has over 8 years of experience in corporate finance services with a particular focus on company valuation, business and intangible assets, as well as business planning and business modeling activities. The consulting services provided to national and international clients range in different industrial sectors which, from planning to business evaluation, are linked to M&A contexts and / or LBO or IPO operations. After graduating in Economics and Finance at Bocconi University, specializing in Administration, Corporate Finance and Control, he began his professional career at the Corporate Finance team of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Milan. Since 2013, he has been collaborating with Bocconi University and the Sole24Ore Business School as an assistant in Corporate Finance and Accounting courses. From 2018 he is Mentor of Startup, after taking part in executive courses "Entrepreneurship Innovation & Startup" and "Entrepreneurship Lab" organized by the Politecnico di Milano and PoliHub.
EY Assurance Talent Leader for the MED sub-area (Italy, Spain and Portugal), Deputy Leader of the Milan office - Assurance - and start-up initiatives coordinator in Italy, Massimiliano graduated in Economics and Business and is a Chartered Accountant and Auditor. He began his working career in EY 17 years ago gaining a multi-year experience in auditing and acquiring specialized skills in the field of IFRS, Capital market and IPO on Italian and foreign listed companies and in coordinating the review activities of big Italian listed groups. Many years of teaching experience in internal courses on audit issues, courses organized by Borsa Italiana (Elite program) and master's degrees held by EY.
Degree in "Administration, Auditing and Control" at the University of Milan Bicocca. He loves everything that moves on 2 wheels, creative design and travel. Audit manager in EY in recent years has gained experience in the audit of listed groups in Italy, international groups, SMEs and startups operating in diversified sectors. In EY he collaborates with the recruiting and learning function and participates as an organizer and lecturer in masters promoted by EY. Dedicated to the world of startups, he is the referent of the "EY Award - The Entrepreneur of the Year" for the start-up category.
Giuseppe is a Senior Manager of EY's Advisory Services team. He is a global professional with more than 10 years of experience in business and technology, with a focus on emerging new technologies and in particular on blockchain technology. He began to deal with banking compliance and digital transformation in the financial sector and then in new technologies in order to identify new innovative solutions at the cross-industry level. Giuseppe's areas of expertise include Digital transformation, Innovation Lab (Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Blockchain), technical project management, banking compliance, re-engineering of operations and processes. In EY Giuseppe is Blockchain HUB Mediterranean leader and Digital Innovation Emerging Technologies expert. Among the main projects, the first solution in the world of traceability of the wine chain in blockchain "Wine Blockchain" has been launched on the Italian and international market and the solution has been extended to other sectors in the food segment.
Valeria Assunta Tommasone
Graduated with honors in Economic and Social Disciplines at the Bocconi University in Milan, passionate about innovation and politics, she loves travel, good wine and books. Manager in EY, mainly involved in projects in the areas of controlling, accounting, big data and data analytics, IPO and process reengineering. It is part of the Innovation Team of EY Assurance (New Services & Startup Table) and participates in the activities of the "EY Award - The Entrepreneur of the Year" for the start-up category.