Festival of the Future 2020: the speakers
Giulia Baccarin, 37, is an Italian entrepreneur and innovator. Graduated in biomedical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic on predictive modeling, she studied and worked in Milan, London, Paris and Tokyo. At the age of 27 he founded the Italian branch of I-Care, the company that owns the Wicare patent, today a leader in Europe in predictive maintenance with 250 engineers in 9 countries.
In 2012 he founded Mipu, an accelerator of innovative companies with about 60 employees and 7.5 million euros in turnover that through artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science transform traditional companies into connected and predictive 4.0 companies. He is also a lecturer on issues related to the Digital Factory, Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Maintenance
Since 2017 she has been 5G Program Director of Vodafone, a company in which she entered in 2000 in the role of Head of Business Development, then covering various roles, with a specialization in innovation, online and international roaming. Before joining Vodafone, he worked as a consultant with Monitor Deloitte (from 1992 to 2000) in London, Abu Dhabi and Milan. Sabrina Baggioni graduated in Management & Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and specialized in Business Administration and Internationalization at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Born in Ceglie Messapica (Brindisi) in 1958, she started working when she was only 14, immediately after finishing middle school. He begins to work as a farm laborer in the fields of olive trees, almonds and vineyards, and becomes the head of the federation of the CGIL laborers, at the Chamber of Labor of his city. At 20 she became the regional coordinator of Federbraccianti women.
Elected deputy in 2006, she participated in the constituent phase of the Democratic Party. During the Renzi government she was first Undersecretary of State, then Deputy Minister of Economic Development. On 4 September 2019, following the agreement reached between PD and Movimento 5 Stelle, the Conte-bis government was born. Teresa Bellanova has been entrusted with the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. The following day he was sworn in before the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
Since September 2019 he is the Secretary General of the Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI), the Foundation that has mandated from the United Nations to coordinate and promote the "Global Compact" at national level - an UN project aimed at promoting sustainable development on a global scale. Humanities degree, post-graduate specialization courses in Marketing and Management in the USA, and Master in Social Entrepreneurship at Catholic University, after a twenty-year career in marketing for large and prestigious multinationals active in the publishing sectors (Gruner und Jahr-Mondadori), entertainment (The Walt Disney Company) and energy (Liquigas-SHV) - reaching the role of Marketing Director, Bernacchi continued his professional experience in the non-profit sector. She was General Manager of two leading Italian non-governmental organizations, WeWorld and the Cesvi Foundation, both engaged in Africa, Asia and South America with humanitarian and development programs, and a particular focus on human rights and inclusive and sustainable growth. Until February 2019, he was also a member of the Board of «Alliance2015», a network that brings together 8 important European NGOs committed to the dissemination of the SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in 89 countries around the world.
Umberto Bertelè is emeritus professor of strategy and president of the Digital Innovation Observatory at the Politecnico di Milano, where he graduated with honors in engineering in 1967. Here he was co-founder of the degree in management engineering, which he directed in 1988- 1991 and 2001-2006, vice rector (1990-1994), president of the MIP and of the management school (2004-2011). He was also co-founder and president of the IIG-Italian Association of Management Engineering and lecturer at the Catholic University and Bocconi University in Milan. He is Honorary President of DIGITAL 360, a company listed on AIM (Borsa Italiana). For nine years he was President of the High Speed Train TAV. He was also Director in many companies in the industrial, public transport, banking-financial and ICT sectors. He was also a member (1997-2001) of the internal control committee of the Treasury, economic expert in the official Italian delegations present at the GATT, OECD and G-7 events. He is a columnist on many television programs and also collaborates with several business magazines; for some years he was a columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore. Author of numerous publications in Italy and abroad.
He is Sales Manager for the End User Channel, North East Area of Schneider Electric. Andrea Calabrese, born in Bussolengo (Verona), after graduating from the scientific high school he graduated in mechanical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He worked as a sales manager at Danieli Officine Meccaniche, in the design and proposal of steel plants (casting machines and rolling mills).
He is the new General Manager of VC Hub Italia, the association formed by the managers of the main Italian Venture Capital funds. Cerruti is 31 years old, he graduated from the State University of Milan, where he studied International Sciences and European Institutions and Political and Government Sciences, and then obtained a Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. After five years in the European Parliament, where he worked first as a parliamentary assistant and then as Head of Office, he joined the consulting firm TPA Research, where he led the European team.
Ornella Chinotti is Managing Director of SHL Italy and France.
Business leader with consolidated experience in Human Capital Management, in particular in Talent Acquisition and Talent Development activities for a wide range of both national and international organizations. As part of the consultancy activities, Ornella has dedicated herself to the issues of leadership and talent development for over 25 years with over 10 years of executive talent management experience. He is VP of Assoknowledge, the Education and Knowledge Association of Confindustria and VP Aderenti of the “Lavoro per la persona” Foundation. Lecturer at the Luiss Business School and at the Faculty of Psychology of the La Sapienza University, he has held courses and seminars at various universities. Ornella has published several articles on talent management and is co-author of the book “Development Factory” (Publisher Franco Angeli). Ornella has a degree in psychology from the University of Rome La Sapienza and an ACTP Master in Business Coaching.
Startup coach and mentor, innovator, business angel and serial entrepreneur. He is the author of “The Startup Canvas. The method to transform an idea into a sure success ”, best seller on Amazon. He is CEO of Grownnectia, an advisory company that supports Startups and Corporates in scale-up and fund rainsing strategies. He is the co-founder of Poleecy, the first blockchain-based micro insurance insurtech startup and is one of the founders of the Homo Ex Machina Foundation, a technophilanthropic organization created for the protection and well-being of humanity accelerated by digital ideas and technologies.
He is a successful entrepreneur, founder of a group of innovative companies with two exits behind him, the last of which is that of BookingShow Spa, one of the three main ticketing players in Italy, sold last year to a large international group. In June 2014 he founded UpCommerce, a platform for the management of multilingual e-commerce. In 2016 it acquired the majority of 18 months, the second national player in the ticketing sector for cinemas. Today he is CEO of Futurenext Srl, a SaaS cloud application (software as a service) that enables the major world ecommerce platforms to offer their consumers the experience of customizing products in 2D and 3D. After being president of Italia Startup since June 2018, since September 2020 he is president of InnovUp - Startup & Tech Italian Ecosystem, the new association of the Italian ecosystem of startups and innovation born from the merger between APSTI (Association of Science and Technology Parks ) active since the mid-90s, and Italia Startup (Italian Association of Startups and Innovation), founded in 2012 following the launch of the Italian Startup Act.
A graduate in Economics and Commerce from Bocconi, with an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Luigi Consiglio has been working with GEA since 1987. Today he is one of the world's leading experts in the agri-food industry and consumer goods. In these sectors he has gained a deep knowledge of the competitive and supply chain dynamics, of the main outlet channels. He has developed great skills working both with production companies and with the major Italian retailers. In thirty years of work he has managed to make GEA the first Italian management consultancy company and the absolute reference point for the country's entrepreneurial system. He is president of business excellence.
Graduated in Italy at the La Sapienza University of Rome in Medicine and Surgery, he held the position of postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH) of the University of Heidelberg. In 1994 he became professor of molecular parasitology at the Imperial College of London, and then became full professor in 2000. Full professor of microbiology at the University of Padua, he is also director of the Functional Genomics Center of the University of Perugia and president of the scientific group of the Marie Curie program of the European Union. It is best known for researching and developing genetically modified mosquitoes, with the aim of interfering with their reproductive rate and ability to transmit infectious diseases such as malaria. During the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, Crisanti conducted a study on the citizens of Vo 'and found that most of the infected people were asymptomatic carriers, but capable of spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the spring of 2020 he was appointed technical consultant by the Veneto region. He was among the first to detect the contagiousness of the asymptomatic infected and to have swabs carried out on them.
Paolo De Castro
MEP, expert in agricultural and agri-food systems, he is full professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy at the University of Bologna. He was born in San Pietro Vernotico (Brindisi) in 1958. In December 1980 he graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Bologna with a thesis in Agricultural Economics. At Pullman's Washington State University he specializes in Economics of Agri-food Systems in the United States.
In the mid-1980s, called by Romano Prodi, he began his collaboration with Nomisma, where Professor Prodi himself asked him to set up the Agri-food Observatory, now Agri Food Monitor. In 1998 he was Minister of Agriculture in the government led by Massimo D'Alema. From 2006 to 2008 he was elected member of the Italian Parliament and then, in the following legislature, senator with the position of Vice-President of the Agriculture and Food Production Commission.
In 2009 he was elected to the European Parliament of which he became president of the Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development. He is the inspiration and coordinator of the Parliamentary Alliance "Fight against Hunger", a project created in collaboration with the FAO, an assembly set up with over 50 MEPs from all political groups committed to developing proposals and actions to increase awareness and sharing on the topic of food security.
Fabrizio Di Amato
He was born in 1963. He graduated in Political Science from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and in Chemical Engineering ad honorem from the Milan Polytechnic. He is the president and main shareholder of the Maire Tecnimont group, classified among the main contractors of plant and engineering oil & gas and petrochemicals on a global scale. Today the Group operates with 50 companies in 45 countries, with a 2019 turnover of over 3.3 billion euros.
He was president of Animp (National Association of Industrial Plant Engineering) from 2009 to 2011. In 2008, to promote the idea of a unitary body representing engineering and contracting, he founded Federprogetti - Federation of Italian plant engineering, of which he was president until May 2015. He is Vice-president of Assolombarda with responsibility for Energy, Supply Chain and Cluster Development and Study Center and since June 2019 also Member of the Board of Assonime.
In May 2016 he was awarded the honor of Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
Lisa Di Sevo
Partner of the Venture Capital company PranaVentures and President of SheTech Italia, an international network that supports female entrepreneurs in the tech sector. Previously lead of Telecom Italia Open Innovation program from 2009 to 2015, mentor of Nokia Finland AppCampus and Google Launch Pad week.
After a few years of work in the industry and five years as an examiner at the European Patent Office, Mauro Eccetto joined the firm in 1995. Since 2001 he has taken over the management of the Milan office, has been managing director of the firm since 2011 and from 2020 he also holds the position of President. He is an expert in the management of industrial rights portfolios of large companies, oppositions before the EPO and patent litigation. He is registered in the registers of Italian, European and Community patent attorneys in the field of design and is authorized to represent clients at the future Unified Patent Court. He is a member of the FICPI and AIPPI Associations, is president of the Board of Industrial Property Consultants and is registered in the Register of Technical Consultants of the Court of Milan. Recognized as “Leading individual” in 2020 in the prosecution category in the ninth edition of the magazine IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals.
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Cattolica Assicurazioni Group, he is Chairman of Cattolica Immobiliare and Cattolica Services.
He was General Manager of Markets and Distribution Channels with responsibility for the agency network, Bancassurance and Strategic Marketing and previously held the position of CFO, Investor Relation Officer and head of M&A and Group equity investments, also as Deputy Director General of Cattolica.
Within the Generali Group he was underwriter in the Marine area at the UK Branch and on staff at the General Management with the role of Coordination of the Administration and Finance area. He has experience in Risk Financing in the Marsh Group and was senior director at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte dealing with Financial Advisory Services for the main Italian insurance and banking groups.
He was also senior banker at ABN Amro and managing director at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, head of the Financial Institutions Group.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of ANIA.
Graduated in Management Engineering from the University of Bologna. After some brief work experience in the IT and automotive fields, he joined Calzedonia intrigued by the dynamism and the possibility of going abroad offered by the company. He joined the company in the production sector, starting with a year of training in Sri Lanka at the largest production plants of the company. After this period he began the implementation project of the new production plant in Ethiopia with the role of plant manager (in 2015). In December 2019, the plant reached 1,500 employees. Since January 2020 he has been Sustainability Manager of the Calzedonia Group.
Born in Milan in 1958. After graduating from the Politecnico di Milano in 1982, he worked for a software consulting company from 1980 to 1988, when he joined CEFRIEL as a senior researcher. In 1992, he obtained a position as associate professor (tenured) at the Politecnico di Milano. In 2000, he was promoted to full professor and Deputy Director of CEFRIEL. In 2003, he was appointed Scientific Director of CEFRIEL. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. CEFRIEL's goal is to promote and support innovation in businesses and public administrations, using ICT as a key element to design and implement new products, services, processes and solutions. In recent years, he has been a member of various commissions of the Italian government including the Commission on “Open Source Software in the Public Administration”. He has also collaborated with AIPA, CNIPA, the Department of Innovation of the Italian Government, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Education and the University. He regularly collaborates with the Lombardy Region and other local and regional administrations. He has been a member of several program committees of international conferences and of editorial committees of scientific journals. In particular, he was co-chair of the ICSE 97 program, the International Conference on Software Engineering which was held in Boston in 1997. He was also a member of the drafting committee of the ACM Operations on Software Engineering and Methodology (ACM TOSEM ). In 1997 and 1998, he was in the top ten of scholars in the field of software and systems engineering, published annually by the Journal of Systems and Software. In 1997, it was 9th globally and second in Europe. In 1998, he was still the 9th and first European. Areas of Expertise: Software Engineering, Management of Innovation, the application of ICT to conventional processes and industrial sectors, e-government.
European official for over 20 years, currently Head of the European Commission's Representation in Milan, he is responsible for communicating EU policies and actions for the green deal, the response to Covid-19, the Next Generation EU and scientific research in Northern Italy . In Brussels he worked on institutional reforms (the Giscard and Amato Convention), communication, scientific research and Erasmus. Turin, former freelance journalist on Piedmontese and Lombardy newspapers and radios. It collaborates with universities, media and information centers on European issues. Opinions separate from facts, but based on facts. The views expressed in this blog are personal and not referable to the European Commission.
He is full professor of economic statistics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, professor of Public management at the Department of Political Sciences of the Luiss University and member of numerous boards of foundations and national and international organizations.
Gabriele Grea is a researcher in the field of transport and local economy. Its activity concerns in particular the themes of intelligent and sustainable mobility, infrastructures and territorial development. He has carried out specific projects in the sectors of urban mobility, regional, urban and infrastructure planning, energy policies and ICT for transport and mobility. Since 2002 he has been involved in research and development and cooperation projects financed by the European Union (Horizon 2020, 7th and 6th Framework Program, Interreg, Marco Polo, DG TREN-DG MOVE Projects). Academic Fellow of the Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, he teaches Urban Mobility Management and Smart cities, sustainable and intelligent mobility in the MEMIT Program (Master in Economics and Management of Transportation, Logistics and Infrastructure).
After starting his professional career in Procter & Gamble, Marco Hannappel subsequently gained experience in Beiersdorf and Philips, where he was vice president and CEO of Philips TV for Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, and president and CEO of Tp Vision for southern Europe. He joined Samsung in 2013 and served as vice president of Samsung Electronics Italy. Since 2011 he has been vice president of Confindustria Anitec-Assinform with national responsibilities for electronics and the environment. In 2019 Hannappel assumed the position of CEO at Philip Morris Italy, where - by virtue of his experience in companies focused on innovation and technology - he is leading the company in the transition process from the conventional business to that of non-combustion technology products. In the new role, Hannappel, together with the more than 2,500 people working in the two Italian affiliates of the Philip Morris International group, will pursue the vision of building a smoke-free future by accelerating the replacement of cigarettes with innovative smokeless products benefiting more than 11 million. adult smokers in Italy.
President of New Holland Agriculture and CEO of CNH Industrial Italia. He joined the company in 1987, with his first role in Fiatagri, one of New Holland's historic brands. Since then, his professional growth has gone hand in hand with the evolution of New Holland, which today presents itself as a reliable, innovative and sustainable partner for farmers all over the world.
Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement of the University of Verona, and Director of the Complex Operational Unit of the Analysis Laboratory of the Integrated University Hospital of Verona. Giuseppe Lippi in March 2020 was appointed head of a task force of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (Ifcc) on Covid-19.
Head of Group ESG Strategy & Impact Banking at UniCredit, Roberta Marracino began her career in 1994 at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for about 5 years as a banking analyst and subsequently Head of the Research & Information Department. He continued with strategic analysis experiences in Capgemini and BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas before returning to McKinsey & Company in 2003 as Director of Research and Communication for the Mediterranean area (Italy, Iberia, Greece and Turkey). During this period she was also founder and member of the board of directors of Valore D.
In 2014 she joined SACE (CDP Group) in the role of Executive Director of Studies, Communication, Corporate Social Value and Export Training. In 2018, he assumed the position of Head of Business Innovation & Market Management for Italy in Zurich Insurance plc. From 2017 to June 2020 she was a Director of BPER Banca, a member of the Risks Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Appointments Committee. On 1 July 2020, Roberta was appointed Head of Group ESG Strategy & Impact Banking. He is a member of the UniCredit Group Executive Management Committee.
Paola Mascaro is an Executive in the Communication & Public Affairs area with 25 years of experience in global companies and assignments in Italy and internationally. In June 2013 he assumed the position of VP Communications & Public Affairs of GE in Italy. The following year he also acquired responsibility for Avio Aero, where he sits on the leadership team. Mascaro joined GE in 2011 as GE Capital's Communications Manager. Previously he worked in Alcatel-Lucent as Communications & Public Affairs Director for Italy and countries of the Mediterranean area. Before that he worked for several years in Accenture, in the Mar & Comms area. He has a degree in Contemporary Philosophy History and a Master in NLP. She is Chairman of Valore D and co-creator and promoter of ITB. He is a lecturer at the University of Tor Vergata and at the Master in Business Communication of the LUISS Business School.
He is Associate Partner New Ventures, PwC Italia. Graduated from Sapienza University of Rome, after earning an MBA, in 1996 he started working in a London consulting firm in marketing and strategic analysis. In late 1996 he joined Accenture in the Strategic Service Division with a specific focus on the banking sector.
In 2000 he joined Buongiorno as manager of all startups. Since 2007 he has been responsible for South America, Africa and the Middle East in the international department of Autostrade per l'Italia. In 2010 he moved to France to lead the Eco Taxe project. Since 2011 he is the CEO of SPV (Ecomouv) which completed the project in 2014.
It has always been characterized by a “double soul”, that of study and continuous research and that of field experimentation. The key themes of his work experience in the last 20 years are: Change management, Learning organization and Digital skills. He was General Manager of the Education area at Sole24Ore where, in addition to managing the Business School, he developed the Digital consulting area; then Education Manager at Vodafone Italy, the most intense experience, where he dealt with Training strategy and Delivery of managerial and technical paths; CEO at Digital Accademia, within the H-Farm incubator, developing one of the first Italian “Academies” for learning and experimenting with digital paths. He currently works in Ernst & Young as Director in the People Advisory Service function and is National President of AIF, the Italian Association of Trainers.
Head of Strategic Marketing of Confindustria Verona, Francesca Milani with her team deals with associative marketing, innovative projects, knowledge management, business intelligence. He is responsible for the Industry 4.0 Project of Confindustria Verona and coordinates Speedhub, the digital innovation hub founded by Confindustria Verona.
He is the delegate for innovation and factory 4.0 of Confindustria Vicenza and President and CEO of Array System. He is delegated to the regional table of Confindustria Veneto for Innovation and to other tables for the dissemination of digital transformation processes in companies. Creator and manager of the Digital4Factory project for Confindustria Vicenza, a project that since 2016 has been accompanying companies on the journey of digital transformation. Digital Champion for Vicenza, partner of Talent Garden Padova, has participated as a speaker at dozens of conferences on the themes of Industry 4.0. Expert in complex architectures for business continuity of companies, integrated projects of Digital Transformation and Business Strategy. He has contributed to increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of numerous leading Italian companies in manufacturing and services, always putting technological innovations at the service of the person and the business of companies.
Matteo Montan, 56, has been the CEO of the Athesis publishing group since October 2018, a media company of reference in the Lombardy-Veneto region which includes numerous newspapers, online sites, TV and radio leaders in the provinces of Verona, Vicenza, Brescia and Mantua, in addition to the Publiadige media agency, the Sea printing company and the publishing house of quality books Neri Pozza in Milan. Matteo is a profound connoisseur of the media industry, a forward thinker with 30 years of national and international experience who - first as a journalist and then as a manager - has dedicated his entire professional life to the revolution in this sector. Graduated in law, Matteo made his debut as a reporter in the 1990s, writing for the Gazzetta di Parma, the oldest newspaper in Italy, and Corriere della Sera and obtaining important awards including the "Premiolino" in 1988 and the " Chronicler of the Year ”in 1999 from the hands of the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. In the same years he published the books "La città a parole", with Guanda, and "Golpe di Pietro", with Stampa Alternativa. In 2000, however, Matteo left active journalism to launch together with a group of friends Buongiorno Spa, the most important success story of the Italian digital industry, a start-up that in a few years became a leading multinational in the production and distribution of content and mobile services. In Buongiorno (later merged into Docomo Digital after the acquisition by the Japanese telecommunications giant of the same name), Matteo held positions of great responsibility reporting directly to the CEO - from editor-in-chief to Head of Global Products up to Head of New Business - dealing with product and business development at international level, acquisitions and integrations, development of new disruptive initiatives, thus adding solid managerial and leadership skills to the strong editorial experience of the origins. In 2013, following the acquisition of Buongiorno, Matteo chose to return to the world of traditional publishing, determined to make his contribution to a sector in evident suffering. The first experience as CEO was at the Gazzetta di Parma Group, a company with a dominant position on the local market (in addition to the historic newspaper, TV, radio, digital and dealership) but with a need that cannot be postponed to restructure and reposition itself. Under his management, a total change of the group took place in terms of offer, industrial organization and cost structure. Profits returned in less than 2 years and the company regularly outperformed its target market (broadcast and advertising), surpassing 80% in market share and more than doubling the digital business. Having completed his project in Parma, Matteo at the end of 2018 was called as CEO in Athesis. Since then, together with the whole team, he has been leading the transformation of the Group from a pure publisher to a media company increasingly integrated with an extraordinary territory, whose development is - through initiatives such as the Festival of the Future - not only the storyteller but also the protagonist and promoter .
IIT General Manager since February 2017. Previously he was City Manager (or Chief Executive Officer) of the City of Turin where in 2013 he replaced the former Director, Eng. Cesare Vaciago.
He worked as CFO in a Swiss multinational in the automotive sector, partner in Management Consulting, General Manager in Unicredit Bank and CEO of Equitalia.
Graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin. Subsequently he also graduated in Management, Economics, Political Science and Law. In addition, he achieved several specializations in Business Management by attending prestigious business schools (Columbia, Insead, IMD and Bocconi).
He is the author of the book "The Samsung Way" on the success of Samsung Corporation and a growing country like South Korea, explaining a comparison with Italian industrial history from reconstruction to the present day.
In March 2019, his second book "Tech Impact - Lights and shadows of technological development" was released, which deals with the advantages and disadvantages of technology: retraces case histories and macro-trends to find potential solutions in response to the outstanding problems of our future. .
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Turin, the Revenue Agency and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Fineco Bank.
He is Chairman of the Italian Investment Fund SGR and holds the position of Chief Economist of the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group.
Previously, he worked in various international institutions: he was Executive Director and member of the Board of the International Monetary Fund, Director of the Economic Analysis Program of the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, Senior Economist at the European Commission, in the Directorate of Economic and Financial Affairs.
In Italy, he was Director of the Confindustria Studies Center, General Manager of the Treasury Department at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Head of the Technical Secretariat of Minister Padoa-Schioppa. During the period at the Treasury he chaired the Steering Committee that gave rise to the Italian Investment Fund and represented the Treasury on the Board of Directors for the first 4 years; in addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of F2i, So.Ge.I., and Deputy Chairman of MedioCredito Centrale - Banca del Mezzogiorno.
He obtained a PhD from the Department of Economics of the University of Rome La Sapienza and a Masters from the London School of Economics.
He is full professor of Genetics at the University of Udine, Rector's Delegate for Research and Technology Transfer and Scientific Director of the Institute of Applied Genomics, a non-profit private research center which he helped found in 2006. He is particularly interested in developing new approaches for the dissection of complex characters and in developing the genomic technologies necessary for this. His research team has been instrumental in developing genomic technologies that are now widely used in plant genomics. In Udine, his group completed the sequencing of the vine genome and more recently of the peach and citrus genome.
He was associate editor of Theoretical and Applied Genetics and of Tree Genetics and Genomes, he is associate editor of BMC Plant Biology and section editor of BMC Genetics. He received the 2005 medal for Physical and Natural Sciences of the Academy of Sciences known as the XL and since 2007 he has been a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Class of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.
He is Logistics Director at Coca-Cola HBC Italia SRL. Graduated in Economics from the University of Bologna, he later obtained a Master in Service Management - Logistics & Retail at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He has been working for Coca-Cola since 2004.
Graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Parma, she specialized in Pharmacology at the University of Milan. After having held managerial positions in pharmaceutical companies and multinationals for 15 years, in 1997 he decided to move to non-profit, accepting the scientific direction of the Telethon Foundation. Here he revisited the fund allocation process, importing - for the first time in Italy - internationally accredited research evaluation systems. In 1999 he developed the Telethon Career Project, aimed at the return to Italy of researchers. In 2007 he took on the role of director of Telethon and since September 2009 he has been general manager of Telethon.
Head of Coordination of Banco BPM Group Companies. Graduated in Law, during his career he has held important specialist roles in various banks, always dedicated to the complex system of companies. Within the Intesa Sanpaolo Corporate & Investment Banking Division, he had managerial responsibilities: in the Global Transaction Banking Department, as Sales Director, in the Corporate & Public Finance Department, as Head of Industry, within the Corporate & Public Finance in the role of Head of Industry and Head of the Industry Coverage Service of the Corporate Italy Department.
Professor of Logistics Management at POLIMI, he has more than 20 years of experience in the analysis and evaluation of digital technologies. He is one of the founders and current Scientific Director of POLIMI's Observatories on Digital Innovation, leading a group of about 100 researchers. Alessandro Perego is currently also Head of the DIG Department and a member of the POLIMI Senate. Founder and Director of the “Banco Alimentare” Foundation. Member of the Board of Directors of the MIP Graduate Business School. Scientific director of the Internet of Things (loT) laboratory.
Director of the Ophthalmology of the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria in Negrar (Verona). Originally from Asiago (Vicenza), after graduating from the University of Maastricht she worked from 1999 to 2003 at the Middelheim Hospital in Antwerp (Belgium). Internationally renowned surgeon, he is part of the team for the realization of the “made in Italy” photovoltaic artificial retina. He has promoted several collaborative initiatives with some fundamental research centers (University Eye Center, Tubingen, Germany; Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute Milan, Italy; Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany; New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York , Usa).
He is president of Nedcommunity, the association that gives voice to around 700 non-executive members of the Italian boards of directors. Maria Pierdicchi is one of the founders of Valore D, she was a member of the first board of directors and supported the development of the association from the beginning. She gained a long experience in financial services that led her to lead Standard & Poor's Italy in 2003 and, subsequently, to hold the position of Head of Southern Europe. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Unicredit and a member of the Internal Controls & Risks Committee, independent director and chairman of the Autogrill Group human resources committee, Independent Board Member of the Luxottica Group and independent director of Aurora SA.
Carlo Alberto Pratesi
Full Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability at the Roma Tre University. With Paolo Merialdo and Augusto Coppola he founded the InnovAction Lab association, which offers a training course to teach university students of each faculty to work in multidisciplinary teams to develop a business idea to be presented effectively to venture capital funds.
He is scientific advisor to the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and advisor to Pretotyping: an approach to innovation and the development of new products aimed at increasing the chances of success in the market, helping to verify if the idea is the "right" one.
He is a member of the presidential council of SIMktg (Italian Marketing Society) of which he was also the founder, and of the scientific didactic council of the University Master in Marketing Management (MUMM) of Sapienza.
He is the author of numerous publications, including: The marketing of branded food products (Sperling & Kupfer 1995); The marketing of high-tech services (Sperling & Kupfer 1996); Develop loyalty by listening to the customer (Sperling & Kupfer 1997); The marketing of Made in Italy (Franco Angeli 2001), Marketing plan for new products, (McGraw-Hill 2002); Branding (McGraw-Hill 2006); Marketing (McGraw-Hill 2006), Television Marketing (Sole 24 Ore 2010), Mobile Apps (McGraw-Hill 2011); INA Assitalia. One hundred years with you. (Egea 2012).
He is Rector of the Luiss Guido Carli University after having held the position of Vice Rector of the University from 2016 to 2018; Full Professor of Organization and Innovation at the same institution; Associate Dean for International Development of the Luiss Business School.
Graduated in Economics and Commerce, he obtained a Master in Innovation Management at the Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa, a Master in Management of Technological Innovation and a Ph.D. in technological strategies at the SPRU.
He carries out research on the issues of innovation organization, project-based organizations, and on the relationships between social capital and innovative processes. His works have been published in international journals - eg. Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial and Corporate Change, Organization Science - and with national and international publishing houses - eg. Franco Angeli, Oxford University Press.
Born in Negrar (Verona) in 1965, he is a computer scientist and has always worked in the world of telecommunications and the internet, since 1985. In 1989 he founded MI.NE.RS (Milan Network Researchers and Students), the first student telematic association Italian that has created the first independent e-mail network in Italy and the first telematic system for enrolling in university exams. He was one of the founders of I.NET in 1994, the first commercial Internet Service Provider in Italy oriented to the professional market. From 2013 to 2018 he was deputy, a period in which he was President of the Steering Committee of the Agency for Digital Italy by the Council of Ministers.
Gian Luca Rana
Innovation, geographical expansion and catering. These are the three pillars of the growth strategy that Gian Luca Rana has developed since he became general manager of Pastificio Rana in 1989. Born in 1965, he joined the family business in 1986 when the Pastificio was a small business with 35 employees, 7 products in its portfolio and a turnover of 30 billion Lire. After an experience in the purchasing section, Gian Luca moves first to the Production department, where he has the opportunity to closely study the processing of products, and then to the Industrial Development division. Moving through three different departments in as many years, Giovanni Rana's son acquires a 360-degree view of the company's production chain. In the 90s, an internationalization process began that will lead Pastificio Rana to be the market leader first in Europe, then around 2010 in the United States. A journey that started from San Giovanni Lupatoto, the company's birthplace, which for now has seen Pastifico Rana arrive as far as Chicago, the city chosen to host the two production plants present today overseas.
Gian Luca has kept his roots firm, holding many positions in many institutions in the Verona area such as the Board of Directors of Banco Popolare di Verona. He was also President of the local section of Confindustria, the youngest to hold this position and since 2010 he has been President of the Athesis publishing group.
In 2019, the CEO launched the Festival of the Future, an event aimed at analyzing and exhibiting the trends of the coming years and their impact, not only in the food sector, but on the entire global economy and society. Gian Luca Rana has also received awards for his entrepreneurial spirit, including the International Awareness Award promoted by Fordham University in New York for his achievements in the United States.
He is CEO of the IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas since 2009. He joined the Humanitas Group in 1994. Member of the Humanitas Board of Directors since 2006, he held the position of General Manager of Humanitas Gavazzeni (BG) from 1999 to 2002 , General Manager of the IRCCS Humanitas Clinical Institute of Rozzano (MI) from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to 2009 he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Humanitas Mater Domini (Castellanza - VA) and Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development of the Humanitas Group Spa.
Previously he worked for Barclays Bank and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Luciano Ravera graduated cum laude in Economics and Commerce from Bocconi University in Milan and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Odile Robotti is the sole director of LEARNING EDGE SRL, a company specializing in competitive advantages created with learning. Author of the books "The Talent of Women" (Sperling & Kupfer, 2013) and "The Magical Power of Beginning" (Mind Edizioni, 2019), Odile is an expert in inclusion, in particular linked to gender (Female Leadership) and age , of change and of new professional beginnings (Restartability).
With a strong commitment to social issues, Odile is president and founder of three non-profits: MilanoAltruista, ItaliaAltruista and Dress for Success Milan and is the country leader of the 30% Club Italy.
Before starting LEARNING EDGE SRL, Odile worked at IBM (as a team leader of functional analysts and later as an account manager for large clients) and then at McKinsey & Co. where he managed consulting projects in the banking, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors.
He has a degree in Political Economy (Bocconi University), an MBA (SDA Bocconi), a Ph.D in Psychology (University College London) and a certification as a professional coach (International Coaching Academy).
He is Senior Advisor of Oxford Economics and President of EconPartners, a company with which he provides consultancy for strategic planning, business internationalization, investment evaluation and stress tests for primary banks (as requested by the ECB). After a few years at the CNR, he was Senior Economist at the ENI Study Center. Subsequently he held top positions in Standard & Poor's / DRI (Managing Director South Europe, Managing Director Europe) and in Global Insight as Managing Director Consulting Services. He has contributed to numerous projects of the European Commission. He is the author of numerous publications, writes in specialized newspapers and magazines and holds seminars at the Training School of the Presidency of the Council.
Vincenzo Russi is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of e-Novia SpA, the “Fabbrica di Imprese” which, born in 2015 in Milan, has generated 24 companies in just 3 years. He has been operating in the ICT sector for more than 30 years and, for over 15 years, has been dedicated to management consulting and business management and has created a startup in Silicon Valley and a spin-off in Boston. He was also Chief Digital Officer of Messaggerie Italiane, the first Italian book distribution and publishing group and Vice President of eDigita, the first digital distribution platform for Italian publishing. Previously, he held the position of Chief Operating and Technology Officer at CEFRIEL, was lecturer at the International MBA of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, Chief Executive Officer of Fila Corp. in Boston, Partner in Ernst & Young Consulting and Vice-President in Capgemini. After graduating cum laude in Computer Science and Software Engineering, he began his career in the international laboratories of Olivetti in Italy and Silicon Valley.
Enrico Sassoon is a graduate in Business Economics (1973), Political Science (1980) and History (2010). He started his professional career at Pirelli (1974-1977), then from 1977 to 2003 he worked at Il Sole 24 Ore where he held roles of an increasing level of responsibility: Editor in Chief of Mondo Economico, L’Impresa and other titles; Group Scientific Director (1997- 1998) and Editor in Chief of Il Sole 24 Ore Web (2000-2001). From 1998 to 2006 he was CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy and since 1996 he has been Chairman of Global Trends-Ricerche. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of the online magazine AffariInternazionali. Since 2006 he has been Editor in Chief of Harvard Business Review Italia (Strategiqs Edizioni). He has published over 2000 articles in Il Sole 24 Ore, Mondo Economico and other newspapers, over 100 essays in academic magazines and written 10 books on topics such as economics, international trade, technology and the environment.
She has been Professor of Economics at Luiss since 2019. Previously she was Professor of Innovation and Evolutionary Economics at the SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex, in the United Kingdom. She is an economist with a PhD in Science and Technology Studies. His main interests concern the effects of technological change on employment and inequality, structural change of economies, in particular on the international fragmentation of production involving services, and their effects on growth and development, economies and policies of the innovation in services, the effect of barriers to innovation.
From 1 September 2018 he is Future Mobility Manager of Volkswagen Group Italia. In his early forties, he has been part of the Volkswagen Group since 2003. After 5 years in the Marketing department of Seat, he moved to Martorell (Barcelona), for an international experience at the parent company where he was in charge of sales in the Export department. 2010 he returned to Verona, first assuming the role of Marketing Manager and subsequently of Sales Director of the Spanish brand in Italy.
Journalist, he is general director of ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development. It is part of the Economy Club, which brings together teachers and journalists who write economic comments. For 15 years he taught economics and statistics at the Institute for Journalism Training in Urbino.
He was part of the Istat - Cnel steering group in charge of developing the new indicators of "Fair and sustainable wellbeing" in Italy and participates in the work of Aiquav, the association for studies on the quality of life and those of the Italian Institute for the Future.
His most recent book, written with Enrico Giovannini and with the photo editor Manuela Fugenzi, is “A sustainable world in 100 photos“, published by Laterza. In January 2012 he published "2030 The perfect storm - How to survive the great crisis", written with Gianluca Comin for Rizzoli. In June 2010 he published "The numbers of happiness - from GDP to the measure of well-being", in the series The Cooper files (Banda Larga Editore srl), with a preface by Enrico Giovannini, at the time president of Istat.
He is Chief Digital Officer of IBM Italia. Graduated in Statistics and Economics in 1999, he began his career in IBM Ireland. In 2003 he moved to Milan where he held the role of Operation Manager in a division of IBM and attended Henley Business School for MBA. He has been involved in the integration of two important acquisitions in the area of Decision Management and Business Process Management (ILOG, Lombardi).
Graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florence. After graduating, he works in Tuscany, renovating the historic family farm Il Cicalino with a technological and managerial approach, today an example of diversified management with a close connection to the market. From 1992 he started his trade union path in the General Confederation of Italian Agriculture, first as councilor and president of farmers in the province of Grosseto and then, from 2004, as President of the national organization. From 2002 to 2009 he was President of the Grosseto Chamber of Commerce. From 2001 to 2011 he held the position of full member of COPA-COGECA in Brussels. In January 2009 he was elected President of Agriventure SpA of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. He was, until June 2014, President of the Terrae SpA Group. Currently he is Vice President of the Georgofili Academy, the oldest Italian agricultural academy, Chief Executive Officer of Consorzi Agrari d'Italia ScpA and Chief Executive Officer of BF Holding SpA
Gianluigi Carlo Viscardi
Born in Bonate Sotto (BG) in 1952, he is a mechanical expert. He gained his first professional experience in the mechanical sector mainly at Gildemaister SpA until 1977. In 1982 he founded, together with his brothers, Cosberg SpA of which he is Chairman of the Board.
Always a convinced supporter of the importance of Open Innovation, he continues to devote great commitment and resources to the enhancement of "people" and the ethical and social context in which companies operate, encouraging the inclusion and growth of young talents.
Actively engaged in the world of associations, he covers important roles within Confindustria (Vice President of Small National Industry with responsibility for innovation and former President of the Small Industry Regional Committee of Confindustria Lombardia), President of the Lombardy Digital Innovation Hub, President of the Intellimech Consortium.
He is also a member of the Coordination and Management Body and of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Intelligent Factory National Technology Cluster, after having held the role of President for two terms (2015-2019).