He is the author of the bestselling book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products.” Nir founded and sold two companies since 2003 and has taught the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing frequently appears in TechCrunch, Inc, The Harvard Business Review, and Psychology Today.
Ciara Byrne started her career in academic Machine Learning research, was the CTO of a security startup and managed a suite of software products as well as building her own.
With nearly 10 years of experience in augmented reality and wearable tech, Tom has provided strategic direction and lead teams to implement new technologies with brands such as Elle Canada, Sportsnet, Nestle, Samsung and Best Buy.
In 2012, he founded one of the first blogs dedicated to wearable tech which eventually got acquired by UBM and continued to cover the space as a freelance journalist and regular morning show expert in a wearable tech segment on CTV’s Canada AM.
In 2013, Tom founded We Are Wearables which he grew to the largest wearable tech community of its kind prior to its acquisition by AugmentedReality.org. Tom continues to nurture and grow the AR/VR ecosystem as Co-Producer of AWE, the world’s #1 XR event series, with a reach of over 250,000 professionals dedicated to XR (augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality). AWE hosts the world’s #1 AR+VR conference in USA, Europe, Asia and Tel Aviv as well as AWE Nite meetups in chapters across North America including San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago and New York.
Tom is an active investor and partner at Super Ventures, a fund dedicated to augmented reality.
Tom’s thoughts on wearables and AR/VR continue to be sought after by media such as CNN, BBC, Forbes and The NY Times and on stage as a keynote speaker for conferences such as TEDx, TechCrunch Disrupt and SXSW. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution.
Tom began his career on Wall Street before moving to Zurich in 1994, where he worked in communications and marketing at both Credit Suisse and UBS. He has been involved in blockchain since 2015, and in 2017 helped found the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), where he serves as Chair of the Enterprise Blockchain Working Group.
Prior to this position, she was leading the global accelerator in beijing at HTC VIVE, the world’s top VR company. Vivian also lead the investmen team at Meitu, a HongKong listed internet company, known as china’s instagram where she has invested in FaceU，acquired by Bytedance. She also worked at CITIC CAPITAL’s VC team after graduating from the University of Cambridge.
Mauro Rubin was born in 1980 in Turin. He developed his first program in “basic language” when he was eleven years old, discovering the passion that would have stayed with him for the rest of his life.
From 1998 to 2001 he taught skydiving in the Italian Army and he approached for the first time to the virtual reality simulator for paratroopers.
In 2003 he worked as analyst developer for several companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In December 2010 he founded JoinPad, one of the most advanced Augmented Reality company among the AR scene. JoinPad is developing and supporting AR applications for the industrial sector.
As speaker about Augmented Reality and new technologies, he has been invited by many Italian universities such as: Jiao Tong University (Beijing), IULM l’Università di Comunicazione e Lingue, SDA Bocconi School of Management ,Politecnico Milano, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti.
Mohammed specialises in bringing together technological efficiencies to the business world. Most recent start-up is ReadyCache, a web acceleration platform using Multi-CDN technology.
Mohammed holds an Executive MBA from University of Oxford and a BSc in eCommerce from Brunel University, London.
Marleen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nxchange. Previously the Managing Director of proprietary trading firm, Optiver, where she was responsible for all US activities and managed over 150 option traders. Marleen is specialised in building decentralized trading platforms adhering to regulatory compliance to trade any physical asset or security in a peer-to-peer environment.
I am responsible for a team of 65 managing corporate energy procurement, trading 8 TWh of gas and power on behalf of consumers, bill validation, data analysis, and providing market intelligence and analysis.
I have has presented at events including Smart Grids Clean Power, Agribusiness2014, SustainabilityLive, the Energy Event, EnergyRisk, EMEX and ERRA Energy Regulation, and am a frequent commentator in the media, including trade press, national newspapers, radio and tv.
My focus is on the evolution of the energy system, consumer engagement with markets and the cost of energy, covering the integration of energy procurement with energy management, managing risk through trading and balancing, demand response, generation and energy efficiency.
Over 22 years of diverse enterprise IT experience in Consulting, Enterprise Solutions, Product Management, Operations and New Business Incubation. Joining Samsung in 2012, currently responsible Samsung’s global B2B product (i.e. Smart Phones, Tablets, Wearable) supporting numerous strategy partners from operators and customers including strategic partners like IBM, Microsoft, and Google.
Prior to joining Samsung, served 12 years at HP in numerous transformational roles as a part of Corporate CIO and COO Offices, Americas Sales Operations, and Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit (P&L).
While serving HP Asia Pacific & Japan, incubated four new solution-centric business units that included VDI, Retail and Education solutions with strategic ISV partnership like Citrix, VMware and Microsoft.
Prior to HP in 2000, specialized in IT Strategy and Enterprise Application Integration (middleware) at Ernst & Young’s advanced center for excellence based out of Los Angeles serving F500 clients in Media & Entertainment, Automotive including Healthcare and Energy industries.
In 2007, she set up the Marketing & Business Development department for the startup Netlog (81 million registered members, backed by Index Ventures & Atomico). In 2011, she moved to London and went from evangelising Social Media to Online Video targeting media & entertainment companies in the UK and EMEA. She first worked for open source video platform Kaltura (short form video), followed by Saffron Digital (TV series & movies). In 2014, she returned to Brussels to lead the newly founded tech publication, tech.eu, as a COO. In April 2016, while co-founding a B2C application in VR, she was introduced to the WebXR community.
She has founded the “Women in Immersive Tech” initiative in 2016. The Facebook group counts more than 800 female members across Europe.
LucidWeb is research partner & co-publisher of “The VR Fund European Industry Landscape” & of Tech.eu’s investment analysis “State of the European VR Industry”.
Wide range of experience in the energy sector ranges from the development of policy and regulatory frameworks to relationship management on energy solutions with Fortune 100 utility and corporate clients.
Prior to LO3 Energy, Lawrence was the Director of New Products for CLEAResult, working as the strategic lead on the development, piloting and deployment of new utility service offerings. This focused on energy efficiency, microgrid, and load management for commercial, industrial and residential market sectors.
Mr. Belani serves as an Advisor of MightyHive. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University. He served as an Associate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson until 2010. He has experiences with New Ventures and Established Firms. He served in product management with Zaplet. As a Management Consultant of McKinsey, he served with Fortune 500 hi tech and biotech companies on a range of strategic issues, including market attractiveness assessments, pricing, channel strategy, and new product development processes.
Anish has been in security and cryptography since the year 2000 as a researcher and consultant. He has worked for several financial institutions and is one of the founding members of the United Kingdom Digital Currency Association. He is on several advisory boards including Adjoint, Arteia, Devvio, Hyperloop Transport Technologies, Privacy Shell, Collider-X, Glance technologies, Ripple Labs, and Chain of Things. His main work today concentrates on security, scalability, consensus of blockchains, smart contracts for AI safety, cryptoeconomics and token engineering. Anish a regular speaker and the co-founder of Ethicsnet, the co-founder & CTO of Ontici, Chief Science Officer at Blockchainsmokers, and the head of research at the Information Sciences Institute at SRH Berlin.
Moreover, founder of INS Insider Navigation Systems GmbH a specialist of hardware-free, precise augmented-reality-indoor-navigation and indoor experience.
Held lectures at the New York University, technical university of Vienna and is regular speaker at important events worldwide – from Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara/USA to IDTechEx in Berlin/Germany and several other.
I’m an entrepreneur who decided to pursue a world-changing challenge. My mission is to bring awareness and critical thinking around philosophy of new emerging technologies, about their impacts on society and humanity. I also study future thinking and foresigt techniques to bring to students and managers in order to give them tools not only to face but to lead changes we can expect in the coming years.
Fabian oversees Parity Technologies’ enterprise offering. He is substantially involved in the blockchain initiatives of leading organisations across industries, as well as in the Polkadot project. Before joining Parity, Fabian was part of the early days of electro mobility in Germany through his work with StreetScooter GmbH (acquired by Deutsche Post DHL Group) and Porsche AG.
Prior to joining EQT, Henrik worked at Spotify where he built up Spotify’s award-winning Analytics team from the ground up and contributed to all major strategic initiatives to build the world’s largest music subscription business. Before Spotify Henrik was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company as a trusted advisor and thought-partner to senior management teams for several large corporations in a variety of industries.
Henrik also has a tech background from working as a developer and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management.
In 2016 he founded ARGO Vision, an innovative firm involved in AI. The ARGO Vision AI empowers many companies’ business in marketplaces such as Augmented / Virtual Reality, Manufacturing, Video-Analysis, Biometrics, Smart Parking, and more. ARGO Vision is currently leading projects in Italy, Sweden and US.
Pico designs standalone virtual reality devices as well as time-of-flight cameras for business and consumer markets. Pico headsets are currently used by medical, LBE, marketing, and training businesses due to their ease of use and affordability. Prior to Pico, Leland spent the last 12 years bringing immersive technologies and experience to market (PS4, PSVR, Virtually Live). He is a graduate of the Haas School of Business.
He has been CEO of the Italian subsidiaries of iconic internet brands such as Yahoo! – (1st portal) Altavista ( 1st search engine) ViaMichelin ( 1st mobile geo app) . He founded the 1st Italian consultant company about AR & VR enterprise solutions named SecondstARVR. His mission is indeed to train and advise managers and entrepreneurs about the new world of “experience technology” aka AR & VR, powerful technologies for business, not just for gaming.
Program Director/Board Member of TEDxAmsterdam, an independently organized TED conference since 2008. Board Member and co-founder of ThingsCon Amsterdam since 2014. International Program Director of Next Conference in Hamburg, Germany for many years. Program consultant Blockchain Innovation Conference, Crypto Investment Summit and Day of the Crypto. Consultant to IBC, Amsterdam Innovation Arena, Amsterdam Economic Board, EIT, etc. Curator of the ‘Cross Media Cafes’, as well as the MediaJaarcongres, Dutch events about broadcasting and new media. A frequent presenter and moderator at various Dutch and international events.
In my 20+ years of professional experience, I have been inspired by sci-fi, architecture, Japanese culture and by the interest for the human experiences. After a long service as UX designer, CTO, and Strategy officer in several companies, in 2006 I founded Sketchin to meet a challenge: mould a world where people can live experiences over their expectations.
Martin Sweeney is the Co-founder and CEO of Ravelin, a fraud detection and prevention platform for online merchants and the payments industry. With an MSc from the University of Leeds, Martin’s background is in software and Physics. He has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Ravelin. In addition to the usual governance responsibilities of a CEO, Martin has been deeply involved in the product direction and development at Ravelin, a passion going back to his days in consumer apps.
When I was a child, I wanted to know how many candies I could buy with the money in his pocket. So I started approaching to math, also participating international math challenges.
Then, I wanted to know how much housework to do in order to afford a certain amount of candies; in this way, I discovered predictive models. I started dealing with AI concepts before being a teenager and I launched my first company when I was at High School.
I’m currently the CEO of Divisible Global group, besides being in the board of directors of many other companies. I have worked for several national and international companies as clients, and along my entrepreneurship activities I take many lectures all around the world to make people understand what Artificial Intelligence really is.
But, after all, I only wanted to buy some candies.
Before that, he spent 13 years in New York, working for Toyota and DaimlerChrysler, as well as an advisor on future product and service development. Following his years in New York, Peter established a start-up in London that used big data to identify talent and make recruitment more efficient for major global corporations.
Now Managing Director at Endeavor Italy, I am focused on high-impact entrepreneurship and venture capital, providing companies access to smart capital, talent and markets. Previously I was Head of Finance for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Intesa Sanpaolo and worked at venture capital funds such as P101 Ventures, United Ventures (formerly Annapurna Ventures) and OltreVenture.
I am passionate and a scholar of exponential technologies such as: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing and more.
Innovation has always been at the center of my entrepreneurial activities, I was, in fact, CEO & Founder of two startups that brought me to the front pages of all the most important Italian newspapers. I have been part of the TEDxRoma organizing team, now in its fifth edition.
I attended Singularity University at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, studying the impacts of exponential technologies in our society, I was also part of their leadership team in the Rome chapter.
Today I am proudly CMO & Co-Founder of Impactscool, a non-profit organization that brings education about innovation, technologies and the future that awaits us all over the world.
I am a Mentor at John Cabot University and at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
I am Advisor and Angel Investor in several startups and I collaborate with the Ministry of Education.
As a Director at Darktrace, Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences about bolstering their organizations’ cyber defense with leading AI technology. Mariana’s extensive career as an executive includes over a decade of commercial experience in companies spanning multiple industries, including enterprise software, media and entertainment, and FMCG. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and speaks several languages.
Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies> Read More
Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies
He’s the founder of The Armin Bar, a Growth Hacking Agency in between NYC and Milan. He is one of the selected Business Coaches of the European Commission for the Horizon 2020 program and a lecturer at Bologna Business School (Italy), St. Gallen Business School (Switzerland) and TAG Innovation School (Italy). International work and life experience in Europe, the Middle East and the United States has enabled him to have a profound knowledge of the culture, lifestyle, market place and business in these regions. His most recent start up out of Milan, IL MIO World, focuses on the use of NFC chips and blockchain technology to help brands and their users fight counterfeiting and increase personalized communication under GDPR. He has assisted many SMEs and start-ups to achieve steady growth in their revenue through designing and optimizing their online/offline marketing and business strategies using growth hacking techniques.
President of Casaleggio Associati and president and founder of Rousseau Association> Read More
Born in 1976, Davide Casaleggio graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi. Specialized in the definition of online business models and the use of Theory of Networks, Social Networking and Online Marketing. he developed several researches on these topics, holding lectures and seminars. Author of the books I modelle dell’E-Business and Tu Sei Rete, he also published articles on digital issues for the Harvard Business Review Magazine, such as Mobile Social Business and Internet of Things.
From May 2014 to May 2017 he was the President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria and Vice President of Confindustria.
From 2016 he has been a Board Member of University LUISS Guido Carli.
From September 2017 he has been the President of Technical Group “Formazione di sistema” of Confindustria.
From April 2018 he has been Board Member of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A..
From April 2018 he has been the President of Anitec-Assinform: member of Confindustria and Confindustria Digitale Federation which gathers ICT and Consumer Electronics companies in Italy
On November 30th 2015 he was appointed Partner of Digital Magics, a startup incubator listed on AIM Italia. From November 2015 to December 2017 he was Executive Deputy Chairman of Digital Magics.
On December 12th 2017 Marco Gay he was appointed CEO of Digital Magics.
Susan Oh is Founder & CEO of MKR AI, and Co-Chair of AI, Blockchain For Impact UN GA. Her focus is on AI and blockchain integration to advocate for human-centric technology based on thrive economic models, especially in service to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. She is also advisor to the Global Bank of Small States, and the Hoboken Smart City Project, among others
Francesco won the “CMO of the Year 2016 – UK SME category” award for his unique approach on marketing, business development and sales approach recognised by the Corporate Vision Magazine. He is Founder & CEO of VRtuoso, a Virtual Reality company aiming to revolutionise the key processes and programmes of any corporate. Francesco is also Founder & CMO of Clarity International, a Digital Design Integrator working with large multinational corporations, supercharging the effectiveness and experience of their Employee Engagement, Digital Learning and Sales Tools.
Francesco has spoken at several conferences and seminars around the world and has given lectures at the Public Relations master’s degree – University of London. He is also co-author of the textbook “Exploring Internal Communication” published by Pearson.
Francesco has won numerous awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Learning & Performance Institute Awards, three BT Innovation Awards. Francesco is a Humanitarian International staff member at CESVI NPO, a member of the Neuromarketing Science & Business Association and a Corporate Member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Steffen Konrath is founder of LIQUID NEWSROOM. Before starting LIQUID NEWSROOM he hold various management positions developing mobile and digital products and business models at Süddeutscher Verlag, and 1&1, to name the most recent.
Davide Dattoli is Co-Founder and President of Talent Garden SpA – the physical platform where digital, tech and creative professionals work, learn and connect. Talent Garden has more than 16 coworking campuses in 5 different European countries. Davide is one of the TOP 5 WIRED Italian innovators and often speaks at local and International events such as Wired Festival, TEDx, etc. Before founding Talent Garden, Davide worked on digital marketing strategies at Condé Nast and as a consultant for various multinational companies. He is a Board Member of Digital Magics, an Italian venture incubator of innovative and digital startups that offer high-tech contents and products.
Marco is Deputy Design Director at Accurat, a data-driven research, design and innovation firm based in Milan and New York. He graduated in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis about interaction design and technologies for cultural heritage. He discovered the beauty and power of information design attending classes held by Density Design Lab.
Besides working at Google as a Marketing Mentor, she is running a boutique Marketing Consultancy. After being responsible for global projects of multinational brands such as Citibank in New York and BNP Paribas in Paris, she set up her own Digital Consultancy to help companies, whose mission she believes in, reach their goals by bringing out of box thinking to their creative Growth Marketing efforts.
Nour Shawky is Co-Founder and CEO of Softec International, based in Cairo and Dubai. Softec is one of the most progressive companies specialized in Fleet Management, AI-based Vehicle Routing and Command & Control solutions. Nour is a Computer Science graduate from University of Passau, Germany with an MSc degree in Software Systems Engineering University College. Since its inception, Nour has been building up Softec’s operations in more than 12 countries
Nima is passionate about driving innovation, ambitious missions and solving problems with cutting edge technology that carries real business value. Nima has a background in software engineering, digital transformations and agile consulting across a range of industries including Retail, Insurance, Mobile and Telecommunications, Publishing and Government. He is an Agile and Lean practitioner, with hands-on experience of building and leading business and technology change over the past 10 years with startups and large global enterprises.
Dmitriy is Managing Director of Data Solutions at dxFeed and a member of the VR/AR Association. Dmitriy started his career more than 10 years ago in IT industry and since then he finds energy and inspiration in leading worldwide projects for best product and solution delivery companies focused on Telecom and Finance domains.
Elena graduated in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University in Milan, she further specialized in Marketing with a Master of Science degree at ESCP Europe between Paris and London.
Afterwards she was appointed as Marketing Manager for Uber, contributing to the launch of the company in Italy and participating in the business development in India, and, after this experience, as Co-Ceo of Tinaba, an italian Fintech.
After she decided to join Circle, crypto finance company based in Boston with offices all over the world, starting as a General Manager for Italy and now leading the go-to-market activities for retail products in Europe. She is currently based in London.
Chris is a Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Machine Learning (ML) expert and evangelist, currently working as an executive Consultant and Product Manager. For the past two years, he has been helping other companies embrace emerging technologies (VR/AR/ML), build product teams and business strategies. He gained business experience co-founding tech startups, like Gripit, VelociCaptor or Foodsapp. He is also a co-organiser of VR/AR Warsaw meetup and a passionate sport climber.
Natasha Friis Saxberg Head of Technology at Maersk Growth. She is an author, digital strategist, and has worked with technology for more than two decades. Natasha has founded numerous SaaS startups, written several books about technology, including Homo Digitalis that maps the science behind human digital behavior, and worked as a digital futurist. Natasha has lived in New York where she supported startups with scaling into the US market, and hosted the TV show “Tech and The City”, from Nasdaq in NYC. Natasha holds several nominations as one of the most influential women in Tech in Europe. Today Natasha works with corporate venture through digital innovation and growth.
Alexio founded Stentle an innovative startup working in the innovation of the retail and e-commerce and is currently the CEO. Started his career in 2003 after getting a master in Computer Science Engineer and has been the CTO of Webscience (a spin off of Politecnico of Milano) for 10 years during which he led several projects applying innovation to digital like: ECDL Testing Automated System (used in Italy, South Korea, Colombia and South Africa), E-Commerce projects for fashion brands like Tod’s and Zegna. He has been CTO of Fashionis, a startup part of Ferragamo family, since 2012 and CTO of Doing Digital Agency. In 2015 he founded Stentle an innovative startup working in the innovation of the retail and e-commerce and is currently the CEO. Alexio is also a public speaker for topics related to innovation and technology applied to retail.
Created a business unit called REALMORE, one of the first in Europe dedicated to the realization of the best user experiences through Augmented and Virtual Reality. Graduated in Industrial Design at Brunel University in London, he began his career working as a product and industrial designer in various creative studios in Milan. In 2000 the internet boom dragged him to a new path in his professional life and he was hired by the company Qarana Solutions as UI/UX Designer for highly innovative web projects. From 2003 to 2005 he was Creative Director at the agency DigitalArt, specialized in web projects and new media solutions. In 2005 he founded with his brother Luca the company Equent Media Group of which he is currently Managing Director for the Italian office. In 2009 he created a business unit called REALMORE, one of the first in Europe dedicated to the realization of the best user experiences through Augmented and Virtual Reality, in order to explore and expand the role that technological innovation will play in the field of communication. Since 2018 REALMORE is an innovative newco specialized in AR/VR enterprise solutions of which Federico is one of the founders and the Managing Director.
Daniel Tal Mor is a seasoned entrepreneur and the CEO of Lumen, a company developing consumer nutrition management platform, based on a small device that measures metabolism with a single breath and provides food, lifestyle, and health recommendations.
In 2008, Daniel co-founded Wibiya, a platform that offered publishers tools for integrating, managing and tracking applications on their websites. In 2011 the company was acquired by Conduit where he held the positions of Vice President for almost three years. Before founding Wibiya Daniel co-founded another company called Joongel, an online search engine.
Thomas leads frog in Europe, helping corporations and entrepreneurs to grow by providing distinctly better customer experiences.> Read More
Thomas leads frog in Europe, helping corporations and entrepreneurs to grow by providing distinctly better customer experiences. He believes curiosity and creativity are intimately connected, and likes to contaminate his work as a designer with ideas and methods from science, business, and engineering.
Thomas is a founding member of frog’s Milan studio, and previously founded and led the medical device design practice in Flextronics. His work has contributed to many international utility patents and has been recognised with awards including red dot, IDEA, and Japan Good Design.
Partner at Be – Milan HQ, holds a degree in Business Administration from Università Degli Studi di Parma, with 16 years of experience in the Management Consulting area.> Read More
Partner at Be – Milan HQ, holds a degree in Business Administration from Università Degli Studi di Parma, with 16 years of experience in the Management Consulting area with particular reference to Financial Services transformation and innovation.
Matteo is a tech-enthusiast who believes in the innovative potential of tech for social change. Now he works as a Cyber Security Manager at Be.> Read More
Matteo is a tech-enthusiast who believes in the innovative potential of tech for social change. After graduating in Computer Science & Engineering in Italy, he worked as a Researcher in malware analysis techniques at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB). He went on to work in Cyber Security for the Financial sector, preventing and responding to cyber attacks and leading innovative projects to defend critical infrastructures. Matteo now works as a Cyber Security Manager at Be.
Blake Van Scoy is a product manager working on CommScope’s Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solution team. Blake has been part of the CommScope AIM team for nine years and has more than 18 years of experience in telecommunications and networking. Prior to joining CommScope, he spent nine years in Nortel’s Wireless Training and Documentation group. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach campus. He has CompTIA A+, Microsoft MCP, MCSE and ITIL certificates.
Born in 1967, graduated in Aerospace Engineering.
1993- @ Ferrari playing with aerodynamics, materials and special projects for ESA and NASA.
1996 – Innovation Manager @ Benetton Sportsystem, head of TT from the F1 team.
2001 – Founder and Director at MaTech – Galileo Visionary District. 320 projects in 9 years.
2010 – Co-founder @ Venetwork Spa.
2013 – Head of Innovation @ Safilo to deploy disruptive technologies for the health and wellbeing of consumers.
2015 – Dean @ Safilo Product School, to build the managers of tomorrow.
2016 – Project Manager of SafiloX, the first Brain Sensing Eyewear.
Angelo left a career in Executive Search to help build Pymetrics EMEA. He now works with enterprise clients to shape the way they select and retain talent, placing an emphasis on human potential.
Passionate about new technologies, I started my studies with the Epitech Master’s degree before moving on to entrepreneurship in an English business school at the University of Kent. When I returned to France, I joined forces with 2 friends to found Vivoka, a company specialized in voice recognition and artificial intelligence.
Technologist, collaborates with Universities and consortia for training events on the economy digital.> Read More
He is a technical manager in a multinational company and has continuous relationships with the CxOs of the largest Italian companies. After the Degree in Political Sciences with a specialization in International Economics, holds a second level Master’s degree in “Government of information systems: development, management and monitoring “at the University of Roma Tre. It takes an active part in congresses and forums on issues concerning in particular ICT innovation in the digital economy. Member of Assob.it, a no-profit association to promote Blockchain technology. Co-extender of the Manifesto. He publishes articles in various newspapers and writes regularly on Il Sole 24 Ore-Nòva100.
Secretary General of the Fim Cisl from November 13, 2014.Allergic to rituals and unionism, rigorous on transparency and organizational management, Marco believes that in a globalized economy, trade union action must succeed in order to succeed necessarily acquire an international breadth. He has managed all the industrial crises the most difficult these years from the steel industry to the automotive industry, to the appliance. He has a vision modern union and development, made up of innovation, sustainability, and training new Welfare.
Elisa has been working for over one year in Accurat as a visual and interaction designer. She comes from a multidisciplinary Design background, she studied Industrial and Graphic Design in the Free University of Bolzano and later New Media Design at Aalto University in Helsinki. Before Accurat she worked as a freelancer on projects ranging from artistic and experimental to more client oriented ones.
After graduating with a degree in Physics, Romani began his career at Logicasiel. Later he took on roles with increasing responsibility working for Sapient and HP. In 2003, he moved to Between, where he was made Associated Partner, taking on responsibility for innovation activities in the bank sector. In 2015, Romani joined SIA as Head of the Innovation Lab, the organizational structure charged with developing new service lines in the area of digital and contactless payments and value added services. Now he is Head of Innovation of SIA with responsibility for supporting the offering’s transformation in the payment systems field.
Massimo is head of Rates and Credit Modelling at Banca IMI. He has been an advisor to the World Bank and several other institutions. He is professor at Bocconi University and was research fellow at Cass Business school of London City University. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and an MSc in Economics. He published several papers and seminal finance books on model risk management, credit risk and collateral. He wrote first articles proposing smart contracts for modernizing derivatives,quoted by CFTC at US Senate. His work on this blockchain implemenation has appeared on journals from Coindesk to Harward Business Review.
Alessandro Vitale is an expert in Artificial Intelligence, a serial entrepreneur, and a book author. In 2016 he founded Conversate, the first enterprise platform for intelligent chatbots. Previously he founded Optimist AI, Augmented Intelligence algorithms for sales people. Before being an entrepreneur he worked in the strategy department of Siemens with growing responsibilities in Italy and Europe. He is a member of the coordination board of the AI Task Force of Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale.
Marco started working on IT on 1996. In years, he worked on software for fashion and banking, moving then on web development. He played the role of CTO for a financial and insurances comparison portal and for an online world-wide news portal with more than 75M visitor/months. He’s skilled in web site development with an high traffic load.
Paola, graduated in Management Engineering at Politecnico of Milan, changed several jobs during her professional life, moving from consulting in Accenture to Planning & Engineering in FedEx, marketing in Agos and finally, in the last two years and with great satisfaction, to the Agos Innovation Lab, which represents the innovation engine and facilitator trasversally for the entire company.
Founder and CEO of Xriba, the Artificial Intelligence that using blockchain technology helps companies to automate all their financial accounting. He also founded one of the big five accountancy firms in Italy and counts more than 10,000 active clients in the last two years.
Highly passionate about product development, a strong technical background and a natural inclination for learning and leadership, Mirko runs the product team at Docebo as Product Director. Mirko loves swimming, hiking, teaching yoga, and spending time with his family.
Co-Founder and CTO at AnotheReality. Founder of the Virtual Reality Milan Meetup.Fabio Mosca is a virtual reality designer, videogame programmer and engineer. With a Bachelor’s Degree in CS engineering, Fabio focused his studies on videogame programming, AI and interactive media, leading to his first VR experiences developed in 2014. After years of experiments, research and works in VR, he released Yon Paradox (2016), a VR videogame about time paradoxes, and then co-founded AnotheReality, focusing on VR location based entertainment and Virtuademy, solution for training job and soft skills using a VR academy.
Before moving to the private sector, I worked for several years in the academia as post-doc first and assistant professors then. I received my Ph. D. in machine learning and computer science. The academic experience has provided me with a solid background in the research field making me a successful functional expert able to solve complex problems.
Four years as Head of Research and one year as Chief Research Officer have also given me the possibility to manage challenging research projects heading heterogeneous groups of researchers.
He’s been working since 2007 in Randstad as Director of Randstad HR Solutions, company focused in HR processes management, training, talent acquisition and development solutions.> Read More
Graduated in Economics and Business at Bologna University with a Master in Human Resources Management, he’s been working since 2007 in Randstad as Director of Randstad HR Solutions, company focused in HR processes management, training, talent acquisition and development solutions, RPO, Active Policies, Career Management; since 2012 he has assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer for Randstad HR Solutions.
In 2009 he attended the Senior Executive Program (sep12) – International Corporate Program of the Insead business school based in Fontainebleau, France.
Since 2012 he is a member of the Management Team of Randstad Group in Italy.
Previously he was Head of Riconversider, a consulting company of FEDERACCIAI (Confindustria Federation) that promotes the implementation of active labor policies related to the staff of the member companies.
Born in Ascoli Piceno in 1970, Fabio Costantini is married, he has two children
Currently focused on:
– artificial intelligence forecast
– industry, technology, social & lifestyle trends
– cryptocurrencies and blockchain ecosystem analysis
– writing publications
– training courses held in Italian and in English language
– scouting of the market in relation to specific studies and research, working on cutting edge banking innovations
– developing relationships with technology companies and consulting firms
In the past:
Complex program & project management with development of personal planning and organisational skills.
Head of IT staff with management and development of human resources.
Marco candidly admits his addiction to Post-it®. After two years as a Department Manager in a retail store and one year as Luxury training specialist, he is now a Learning Specialist at Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, where he researches and designs learning experiences. His projects include Virtual Reality tours as well as Digital Strategy Workshops. T-shaped professional, he firmly believes in rapidly learning from a continuous testing attitude.
Stefano Brandinali joined Prysmian Group as Chief Information Officer in November 2015 and has also been appointed as Chief Digital Officer in April 2018. Graduated with Mathematical Praise in 1991, he has held several senior management positions in major multinational companies (Kraft / Mondelez, Bolton Group, Ferrero, Walgreens Boots Alliance), gaining a significant international experience in Luxembourg and UK. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business at Politecnico di Milano.
Demetrio is a senior director with an extensive multifunctional expertise in various industries and a solid information technology background.> Read More
Demetrio is a senior director with an extensive multifunctional expertise in various industries and a solid information technology background. Presently dedicated to Innovation at Banca Mediolanum and leading the Blockchain program, he is passionately focused on Fintech’s Innovation and Blockchain’s use cases. Designing the way Innovation spreads in organisations. Fostering Innovation’s culture. Enabling the creation of brand new series of digital products & services. Empowering people to innovate using technology and solutions that maximize efficiency and effectiveness, while balancing their commitment to work and personal life. Social business enthusiast, early adopter of whatever kind of new device, loves designing and implementing open Arduino or Raspberry Pi based IOT projects.
Lecturer on “Digital & Social Enterprise”, “Digital Transformation” and “Innovation management” at Venice’s Ca’Foscari University (DEL – Digital Enterprise Lab). Business Unit Manager of the Educational Area at Venice’s Ca’Foscari University DEL. Member of the Advisory Board in Milan’s Polytechnic’s MIP Smartworking Observatory. Member of IDC Pan European Digital Summit Advisory Board. Ninja Academy’s Digital Marketing Professional Diploma Lecturer. Member of the board of directors of the incubator VareseNEXT. Member of the board of directors of AssoFintech. Member of the professional Jury of the Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards.
Keynote speaker and co-author of “CIOs and the Digital Transformation – A new leadership role” Ed. Springer.
Marco is the UX Design Lead of Conio, a cryptocurrencies company based in Milan, Italy.> Read More
Marco is the UX Design Lead of Conio, a cryptocurrencies company based in Milan, Italy. His work focuses on making cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone, applying the principles of human-centered design to blockchain technologies. Previously he worked in the creative industry for 10 years, practising graphic design, experience design and software development.
Visual Designer, motion graphics enthusiast and typography passionate> Read More
Visual Designer, motion graphics enthusiast and typography passionate. After working as Experience Designer for years, Fabrizio is now the Brand and Communication Director of Sketchin and works to convey its company values.
Paolo Traverso is Director of the FBK Center for Information Technology - IRST, a center of about 200 researchers and developers working on engineering, content, and interaction.> Read More
Paolo Traverso is the Director of the Center for Information Technology – IRST (FBK-ICT) at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, a research center of about 200 researchers and developers working on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Security and Safety, Software Quality. Since February 2017 Paolo Traverso has been appointed as Chair of the Node Strategy Committee of the Italian node of EIT Digital, EIT Digital Italy
EIT DIGITAL (formerly EIT ICT Labs) is the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in ICT, whose aim is to push research to the market.
His main research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Automated Planning and Acting, Software Services and Automated Verification and Synthesis of software systems. He contributed to research in automated planning with a novel technique called “planning as model checking”, which is now the basis for his work on supporting the automated composition and run-time monitoring of service oriented applications.
He was Program Chair of the International Conference on Automated Planning (ICAPS) and Area Chair for Planning and Control of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2002) in 2002, General and Program Chair of the International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC) in 2004 and 2005, Program Chair of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA), Area Chair for Distributed Systems of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) in 2008, Program Chair of the First Future Internet Symposium (FIS 2008) in 2008, and Program Chair of the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in 2009. He served in the Senior Program Committee for ICAPS-2010, 20th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, in the Advisory Board of IJCAI’11 – the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and Senior Program Committee member at IJCAI-ECAI 2018. He is the General Chair of the 17th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2018). In 2005, he was nominated EurAi/ECCAI fellow “for pioneering work in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and outstanding service to the AI community”. From July 2018 he has been appointed as a member of the Management Committee of the National Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems(funded in 2018 by CINI – National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics).
Chief Executive Officer of A2A S.p.A.; as of June 2017 also General Manager.> Read More
From 06/2014 to present: Chief Executive Officer of A2A S.p.A.; as of June 2017 also General Manager
From 06/2017 to present: Vice President of Elettricità Futura
From 02/2017 to present: Executive Committee Member for Utiltalia
From 03/2015 to present: Vice President and Board Member for Assolombarda Gruppo Energia
From 07/2014 to present: Member of the Advisory Board and Strategic Committee for Assoelettrica, now Elettricità Futura
From 06/2014 to present: Hydraulic Energy Management Board Member for Utilitalia
From 10/2006 to 03/2014 CEO of GDF SUEZ Energie.
– Responsible for all operations of the Gas & Electrical Energy Sales and Trading Companies of the GDFSUEZ Group in Italy (2 billion Euro in revenues, 50 TWh in sold energy)
– Member of the executive committee responsible for Italy for Business Development, Communications, Institutional Relations.
From 2002 to 2006, General Director at Enel Gas.
– Manager of operations of Enel Gas, the company selling gas to the final market and part of the Enel Group (1.5 billion Euro in revenues, 500 people).
– Reporting lines: Supply, Risk Management, Marketing, Sales, Administration, Customer Care, Logistics, Customer Management,
– Sole director of three operational companies, Board director of four companies of the Enel Group
From 05/2001 to 09/2002 CAMUZZI, General Director at PLENIA.
– The company was created from the corporate separation of the gas and customer networks (0.7 billion in revenues)
– Strategic repositioning of industrial operations and partnerships, re-formulation of marketing and sales strategies
From 05/2000 to 04/2001 CAMUZZI, Director of Strategies and Growth.
– Design and implementation of the multiutility restructuring model for the gas, electrical energy, environmental, telecommunications and digital sectors
From 10/1991 to 05/2000 CITIBANK, Corporate Banking.
– Oil&Gas Industry Manager
– Manager for primary customer relations in the energy sector and relative to the initiation and implementation of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance transactions.
UNIVERSITY OF ROMA
– Research and publications on the theme of financial markets.
2013 – 2014 member of Board of Directors (BOD) of “Associazione Italiana Economisti Energia” (Italian Association of Energy Economists)
2010 – 2014 member of BOD of GDF SUEZ ENERGIA ITALIA
2009 – 2014 member of BOD of GDF SUEZ Energie S.p.A.
2013 – 2014 member of BOD of GDF SUEZ Rinnovabili
2013 – 2014 member of BOD of Tirreno Power
2008 – 2012 member of BOD of ASM Vigevano
2002 – 2006 member of BOD of ENEL GAS
Teaching collaboration for international economics (Prof. Roberto Panizza, University of Turin, 1988-1990) Teaching collaboration for international financial markets (Prof. Giorgio Szego, University of Rome).
Armando Salvatori is Head of IT Transformation in Poste Italiane.> Read More
Armando Salvatori is Head of IT Transformation in Poste Italiane.
He has more than twenty years’ experience in Postal, Finance and Communications industries with responsibilities on IT department.
He is leading IT Transformation managing The Cloud Journey and enabling Customer Centricity Platform.
Giampaolo Franchi is head of Technological Innovation at Poste Italiane.> Read More
Giampaolo Franchi is head of Technological Innovation at Poste Italiane. He is also responsible for promoting R&D by transforming the potential of emerging technologies into technological offerings, through pilot projects that allow the assessment of their feasibility and economic sustainability on a large scale.
Daniele Siciliano holds the role of Trade Marketing Director Italy in Electrolux, responsible for the development of retail and online projects.> Read More
After graduating in Economics and a master in “Marketing and the digital economy” at the Catholic University of Milan, Daniele Siciliano arrives in Direct Line as head of web marketing activities in the Insurance division of RBS.
From 2004 to 2015 he is in Electronic Arts Italy where he reaches the role of Head of Marketing, gaining a solid international experience in the entertainment sector. Leading multicultural teams, develop cutting-edge knowledge in digital communication.
In 2015 he arrives at Electrolux as Cluster Marketing Manager with the task of accompanying the multinational company in a process of digital transformation. For the Kitchen and Laundry range, it promotes the shift to a consumer-centric digital approach, with a focus on proprietary channels, social activities and online relevance. From January 2018 he also covers the role of Trade Marketing Director Italy, responsible for the development of retail and online projects.
Chief Operating Officer, Generali Italia> Read More
Chief Operating Officer, Generali Italia
Responsible to leverage on innovative channels to unlock digital marketing opportunities and enhance the engagement with Patients and Physicians.> Read More
Digital & Customer Engagement Director, leading the digital transformation for MSD Italy.
Responsible to leverage on innovative channels to unlock digital marketing opportunities and enhance the engagement with Patients and Physicians.
Previous experience in strategic advisory (Bain & Co) and digital payments/ e-Commerce with MasterCard and Poste Italiane.
Passionate about innovation, technology and start-up.
Ingmar is a conceptual creative / Art director from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With over 5 years of industry experience in advertising, concepts and design Ingmar has worked at several international creative agencies like: 180Kingsday, SidLee, TBWA and Boomerang.
Ingmar is passionate about design, entrepreneurship, digital storytelling and great ideas. When he’s not finding creative marketing solutions, Ingmar is looking for simple new ideas that stick and leave people with a smile. An example of one of his most succesfull side-projects is the NoPhone. A technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact.
Currently Ingmar is a freelancer and available for jobs around the world.
Besides freelancing he keeps himself busy with his other inventions like: the PhoneCell and recently ‘TieBoth’.