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    Luigi Scatteia

    Partner - PwC Global Space Practice Leader

    Luigi is a Partner in PwC Advisory France. He leads the global PwC Space Practice, and its core strategy and policy consulting team in Paris and Toulouse, dedicated to serving institutional and commercial stakeholders in the space sector, as well as non-space companies with specific commercial interest in space products and applications. He has over ~20 years of experience in the space sector along the wider value chain and 8+ years in consulting in the sector. Prior to PwC, Luigi has worked for: the university of Naples “Federico II” as a engineering teaching associate; the Italian Aerospace Research Centre in Capua, Italy, as a scientists and as a programme manager; for the European Space Agency European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, as course developer and coordinator for the basic training in microgravity material science research; for Booz and Company as strategy consultant in the space systems practice in Amsterdam.

    Sonia Massari

     Sonia is the Academic Director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Food Studies programs in Rome and Director of Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability (she works in partnership with 15 US Universities and she is managing Food Studies Programs in Italy, Vietnam, and Japan).
     
    She teaches at Scuola Politecnica di Design Milan ( Master in Food Design), at ISIA Design School Rome ( Master in Systemic Design) and ” Sustainability Design Thinking” at ROMA Tre University.
    She is currently coordinating the ADI INDEX Food Design commission. She is a senior scientific consultant for the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation.
    In 2012, she won the International “Le Tecnovisionaries” Women Innovation Award, a prize which publicly recognizes women who have demonstrated an ability to combine creativity and innovation in order to improve quality of life, in particular in the area of food and nutrition, and in 2014, she won the NAFSA TLS Knowledge Community’s Innovative Research in International Education Award.
     
    She is a Board member of the Association for the study of Food and Society (ASFS), she is a member of the Canadian Association Food and Society (CAFS) and the WE – Women for Empowerment network. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Food Design, Frontiers Journal (on Sustainability) and Elisava Temes de Disseny.
     
    She is a mentor for several startups organizations ( StartubbootcampFoodtech Rome, Dock3, StartupWeekRome, …) and she is continuing to work as a consultant, researcher, trainer and designer for food companies and research institutes ( JRC Science HUBS, University of Siena, SDSN, SDGAcademy, University of Macerata, …). She monthly writes on “Design” in the  GAMBEROROSSO magazine.
     
     

    Hady Milani

    Space Advocate Suborbital Scientist Astronaut Candidate

    Hady is a space engineer that took part in numerous space related projects collaborating also with German Space Agency (DLR), NASA, ESA – European Space Agency and Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. He has been selected as a suborbital scientist astronaut for a joint research program on the upper mesosphere. Hady has been honoured with several awards including being recognized as the best young researcher by the European Space Agency (ESA). Since 2015 he has been following the growth of the New Space Economy in Europe being directly involved with it. Currently he is in the Space Exploration Project group at SGAC in support of the United Nations, and Deputy Manager of the New Space Economy European ExpoForum, SpaceGen track. He works as a consultant for different companies, other than giving lectures and talks on important events and at schools.

    Emilia Garito

    CEO at Quantum Leap IP TEDxRoma Organizer

    Emilia is the TEDxRoma curator and an IT engineer specialized in complex system modeling – System Dynamics – applied to Management and business modeling theories. She worked for the Finmeccanica Group (Selex Sistemi Integrati) as project manager in the field of RADAR, and Command and Control Combat Systems for the Italian Air Force. She then worked as sales manager for NATO countries.

    She is the founder and CEO of Quantum Leap, one of the first Italian Patent Brokers and leading company in the field of Technology Transfer and has sought to make Open Innovation her cultural and professional guideline. Her business supports research centers, industries, and innovative start-up companies. Her passion for Engineering and Invention, matched with the fervor for humanities such as Philosophy and Sociology, has led her to specialize in innovation and technologies supported by ethical principles to preserve the respect for human beings. She has been consistently and enthusiastically working four years to create a large integrated TEDxRome community.

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    Alessia Acampora

    Alessia is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Business Studies at Roma Tre University. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental and Development Economics from Roma Tre University and she is currently finishing a Ph.D. degree in Commodity Sciences on the themes of Quality, Innovation, and Sustainability. Her research activities are focused on carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation, sustainable food systems, circular economy, and sustainable tourism. Her current research interest also includes environmental management systems, eco-labels and voluntary instruments for environmental management. She authored numerous publications on a peer-reviewed international journal. She presented her work in several international and national conferences and she was invited lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She spent a period of research abroad in Spain at Cantabria University. She works as a business consultant and External Funding Manager for several companies. Currently, she is working in a Roma Tre Research Team with FAO and EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) on a project on Carbon Neutrality titled: “Investing in carbon neutrality in the agri-food sector: Challenges and opportunities in a dynamic setting”. From this project, the Carbon Neutrality Lab was born of which she is a member and founder. The Carbon Neutrality Lab is dealing with climate and carbon neutrality research and business consulting.

    Hashem Al-Ghaili

    My name is Hashem Al-Ghaili.

    I was born in Yemen in 1990. I obtained my master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and currently work as a full time science communicator (not for a company or anything, I just do it myself). I run my own Facebook page “Hashem Al-Ghaili” which has over 32 million followers and reaches around 400 million users per week. My videos on Facebook have garnered nearly 12 billion views. They cover a wide range of subjects: astronomy, physics, biology, medicine, nature, technology and innovation. My science communication activity extends to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Andrea Geremicca

    Andrea is an enthusiast and a scholar of Innovation and Emerging Technologies. He studies and tells every day the impacts that technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and many others, have and will have in our life and in our society.
    He spent a lot of time in the United States, first in New York and then in Los Angeles. Innovation has always been at the center of his entrepreneurial activities, he was, in fact, CEO and founder of two startups that brought him to the front pages of all the most important Italian newspapers. In 2018 he attended the Harvard Business School Executive studying innovation in large companies and / or organizations.
    Since 2014 he has been part of the TEDxRoma organization team, now in its sixth edition. In 2016 he attended Singularity University at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, studying the impacts of exponential technologies in our society, he also joined the leadership team in the Rome chapter. Andrea is a contract professor at LUISS and LUMSA. For three years he held the role of CMO and co-founder of Impactscool, an organization that brings education about innovation, technologies and the future that awaits us all over the world. Andrea is Program Director of the Rome Business School’s Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a few months ago he is Director of the European Institute for Innovation and Sustainability.

    Isabella Pratesi

    Isabella was born in Rome and she graduated in Natural Sciences. She joined WWF Italia in 2003. She is currently the Conservation Director and she leads strategies and international projects on species and habitats conservation.

    Isabella has always combined her passion for nature with a strong commitment to halt biodiversity loss worldwide. In doing so she devotes a huge effort in fostering environmental education and awareness. Isabella writes books and papers on nature conservation, she participates in many television and radio broadcasts, she writes blogs and more generally she uses every opportunity to denounce the degradation of our Planet and raise support for nature conservation. Her hope is to leave the future generations a planet in which humans live in harmony with nature. She is a passionate diver.

    Stephan Reckie

    Executive Director, GEN Space

    Stephan is the Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Space, a universal network of ecosystems for Astropreneurs. He is the co-founder of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global angel network investing in innovative and meaningful opportunities, and he is a World Business Angel Forum Senator and a member of the Global Business Angels Network. Stephan is a co-founding partner at Edge of Space, a company enabling STEM access to space. As the CEO of a non-profit Transform Poverty Global, he is focused on addressing global poverty along with climate change. Stephan serves on the board of directors of numerous impactful companies, including Spring Health India, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and has personally made 39 investments since 2012. He is an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, teaching graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurial presentation and sales skills.

    Hady Milani

    Hady is a space engineer that took part in numerous space related projects collaborating also with German Space Agency (DLR), NASA, ESA – European Space Agency and Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. He has been selected as a suborbital scientist astronaut for a joint research program on the upper mesosphere. Hady has been honoured with several awards including being recognized as the best young researcher by the European Space Agency (ESA). Since 2015 he has been following the growth of the New Space Economy in Europe being directly involved with it. Currently he is in the Space Exploration Project group at SGAC in support of the United Nations, and Deputy Manager of the New Space Economy European ExpoForum, SpaceGen track. He works as a consultant for different companies, other than giving lectures and talks on important events and at schools.

    Mattia Ortino

    Mattia is a nuclear engineer specialized in material science. He is currently based at the Atominstitut in Vienna, finishing his PhD in Superconductors: he is sure about the potential of this breakthrough class of “quantum” materials, trying to demonstrate everyday how they will turn upside down the most of nowadays technologies.

    He moved his first steps into the research world directly at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research (Geneva, CH), where he worked on new materials for the vacuum technology. Now is part of “EASITrain”, a CERN-coordinated European Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) focused on industrial applications of superconductors and cryogenics. In the last years he won a price at the Superconductivity Hackathon (@ CERN), held scientific talks in several countries, being eventually visiting scientist at the Ohio State University (USA). Now he collaborates as well as a contributor for the magazine ImpactScool, trying to disclose (and share) part of his daily headache on a wider audience!

    Stefano Davanzo

    Stefano is the CEO and co-founder of Tacoma Partners. For the past ten years, he has been working exclusively on enhancing the commercial potential of people and enterprises.

    His professional path began with an experience in MasterCard (Brussels and Rome) where he achieved the position of Technology Account Manager. Afterwards, he went on to founding and taking care of the business development of a start-up (Turin) in the biotech field. Two years later, the start-up was sold to a multinational company. From then on, he began his consultancy career, focusing exclusively on business development: tens of projects in the most different fields (from plastic surgery to toys, through insurance and food delivery) conducted using a universal approach based on the state-of-the-art studies of the main business schools (primarily HBS). Besides his passion for business development, Stefano is supported in his work by the international background he developed through his academic and professional experiences in Norway, Belgium, and Spain.

    Marco Tantardini

    Marco is an engineer, a scientist, and he likes to think that sometimes he is also a pioneer. Since December 2018 he works as an Expert at the Presidency of the Council of the Ministers (Goverment of Italy) in the Space and Aerospace Policy Office. He holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and received a MSc in Space Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, studying his MSc thesis in Applied Mathematics and Astrodynamics at Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

    In 2018-2019 he attended with success online courses in cybersecurity by HarvardX, in Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy by MIT, and about Launching Breakthrough Technologies by HarvardX. Before graduating he worked as assistant to the Executive Director at The Planetary Society in Pasadena, the world’s largest and most influential public space organisation group, and he was also visiting scientist at the Mission Design Center of the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. In 2010 Marco built the strategy and the core of the team that led to the Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM) study at the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) at Caltech in Pasadena, and in 2011‐2012 he promoted this project to aerospace leaders and governments. In 2011-2012 he also acted as the ESA contact point for the KISS’ ARM study, reporting to the ESA HQ in Paris. In spring 2013 the White House and the NASA HQ backed ARM (renamed Asteroid Redirect Mission) as the new strategy for America’s human space exploration, recognising Marco’s key role in it. In 2015-2018 he has been an Italian Space Agency (ASI) Associate in the Unit of the Technical Advisors to the President, working as the ASI technical contact point with the NASA HQ in the NASA-ASI feasibility study about the possible Italian participation in the NASA’s ARM Program (Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission, ARRM, phase), and he also advised the ASI President on possible new initiatives. He has been a Member of the Organising committee and Chair of session “Mission and Campaign Design and Execution” of the International Academy of Astronautics’s (IAA) Planetary Defence Conference since 2015. In 2015 he chaired the working group (WG) for the Office of the Military Advisor to the Prime Minister of Italy (Presidency of the Council of Ministers) that had the task to define a roadmap toward the full automation of aerial, maritime and terrestrial transports. Marco is part of the community of the Aspen Junior Fellows Alumni at Aspen Institute Italia. He won the AlumniPolimi Award 2014 for Innovation from the alumni association of Politecnico di Milano, and was featured on the May 2014 issue of Popular Science (US edition). In 2015 he founded DronSystems, a British-American startup developing DroNav: a highly automated Air Traffic Management (ATM) system for small UAVs operating at low altitudes to enable safe automated commercial operations beyond the operator’s visual line of sight. He holds an Italian patent, international patent pending.

    Carlo Alberto Pratesi

    Carlo Alberto is full Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability at Roma Tre University, Department of Business.

    His main research areas are: marketing, corporate communication, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

    Since 1986 he has been involved in communication and marketing consultancy for leading Italian companies and institutions: currently he works for Barilla (#1 pasta producer in the world), Coop (#1 retailer in Italy) and Esselunga (n.2 retailer in Italy), Armani and Medtronic.

    Since 2016 academic advisor of Life Cycle Engeneering a consultant firm that helps private companies and business associations succeed sustainably, providing professional solutions and tools for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), eco-design, environmental communication and regulatory compliance

    He is faculty member of the PhD in Communication, Social Research, Marketing at Sapienza University of Rome.

    He co-founded SIMktg (the Italian academic marketing association) and Dock3 – Roma Tre University’s pre-acceleration programme for startups.

    He gives lectures in Italy and abroad (in the last two years: New York, Washington, San Francisco, Tokyo, Sydney, Canberra. Philadelphia).

    He is editorialist at Corriere della Sera (#1 newspaper in Italy)

    His recent book is Il cibo perfetto. Aziende Consumatori e Impatto Ambientale del Cibo. Perfect Food. Companies, consumers and environmental impact of food, (with M. Marino, Edizioni Ambiente 2015). The latest papers are: “Towards Zero Waste: an Exploratory Study on Restaurant managers”, (con Principato L., Secondi L.) in International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 74, August 2018 and “Working toward Healthy and Sustainable Diets: The “Double Pyramid Model” Developed by the   Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition to Raise Awareness about the Environmental and Nutritional Impact of Foods” with Ruini L.F., Ciati R., Marino M., Principato L., Vannuzzi E., in Frontiers in Nutrition 2015 May 4.

    Emilia Garito

    Emilia is the TEDxRoma curator and an IT engineer specialized in complex system modeling – System Dynamics – applied to Management and business modeling theories. She worked for the Finmeccanica Group (Selex Sistemi Integrati) as project manager in the field of RADAR, and Command and Control Combat Systems for the Italian Air Force. She then worked as sales manager for NATO countries.

    She is the founder and CEO of Quantum Leap, one of the first Italian Patent Brokers and leading company in the field of Technology Transfer and has sought to make Open Innovation her cultural and professional guideline. Her business supports research centers, industries, and innovative start-up companies. Her passion for Engineering and Invention, matched with the fervor for humanities such as Philosophy and Sociology, has led her to specialize in innovation and technologies supported by ethical principles to preserve the respect for human beings. She has been consistently and enthusiastically working four years to create a large integrated TEDxRome community.

    Carlo Alberto Pratesi

    Full Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability at Roma Tre University, Department of Business.

    Carlo Alberto’s main research areas are: marketing, corporate communication, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

    Since 1986 he has been involved in communication and marketing consultancy for leading Italian companies and institutions: currently he works for Barilla (#1 pasta producer in the world), Coop (#1 retailer in Italy) and Esselunga (n.2 retailer in Italy), Armani and Medtronic.

    Since 2016 academic advisor of Life Cycle Engeneering a consultant firm that helps private companies and business associations succeed sustainably, providing professional solutions and tools for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), eco-design, environmental communication and regulatory compliance

    He is faculty member of the PhD in Communication, Social Research, Marketing at Sapienza University of Rome.
    He co-founded SIMktg (the Italian academic marketing association) and Dock3 – Roma Tre University’s pre-acceleration programme for startups.

    He gives lectures in Italy and abroad (in the last two years: New York, Washington, San Francisco, Tokyo, Sydney, Canberra. Philadelphia).

    He is editorialist at Corriere della Sera (#1 newspaper in Italy)

    Stefano Davanzo

    CEO and co-founder of Tacoma Partners

    Stefano is the CEO and co-founder of Tacoma Partners. For the past ten years, he has been working exclusively on enhancing the commercial potential of people and enterprises. His professional path began with an experience in MasterCard (Brussels and Rome) where he achieved the position of Technology Account Manager. Afterwards, he went on to founding and taking care of the business development of a start-up (Turin) in the biotech field.
    Two years later, the start-up was sold to a multinational company. From then on, he began his consultancy career, focusing exclusively on business development: tens of projects in the most different fields (from plastic surgery to toys, through insurance and food delivery) conducted using a universal approach based on the state-of-the-art studies of the main business schools (primarily HBS).
    Besides his passion for business development, Stefano is supported in his work by the international background he developed through his academic and professional experiences in Norway, Belgium, and Spain.

    Isabella Pratesi

    Conservation Director at WWF

    Isabella was born in Rome and she graduated in Natural Sciences. She joined WWF Italia in 2003. She is currently the Conservation Director and she leads strategies and international projects on species and habitats conservation. Isabella has always combined her passion for nature with a strong commitment to halt biodiversity loss worldwide. In doing so she devotes a huge effort in fostering environmental education and awareness. Isabella writes books and papers on nature conservation, she participates in many television and radio broadcasts, she writes blogs and more generally she uses every opportunity to denounce the degradation of our Planet and raise support for nature conservation. Her hope is to leave the future generations a planet in which humans live in harmony with nature. She is a passionate diver.

    Alessandro Montemaggiori

    Ph.D. ornithologist, birdstrike expert, wildlife management and conservation expert

    Scientific research in the zoological field, especially ornithology, and nature conservation and management are my main professional interests. The deep link between these two issues is the main guideline of my whole professional career. Soon after my Master Degree I started to work on bird strike mitigation at airports, and this is still my main job, but I always continued to deal with research in ornithology, conservation biology and ecology. At present I am Ph.D. Associate Researcher at Sapienza University of Rome. Married, with one son, I am based in Rome where I live. The rigorous research of knowledge and its dissemination are the most important targets in my life.

    Jean-Dominique Coste

    Strategy Manager at Airbus

    Jean-Dominique (JD) is a Strategy Manager for Airbus, developing the future of its space and defence division. In this role, he works with top-level executives on country development strategies, partnerships, business growth, and corporate governance. He started his 13-years career as a Systems Engineer in Human Spaceflight programmes, at Airbus, NASA and ESA. He has also worked as Innovation Project Manager, building a startup and working with emerging startups. A convinced “citizen of the world” having lived and worked in Europe, Asia and US, he is a passionate space aficionado, and enjoys music production and freeride snowboarding in his free time.

    Claudia Kessler

    Visionary Founder Space Ambassador CEO Astronautin GmbH

    A life dedicated to spaceflight- fascinated by the Moon landing in 1969, the then four-year-old Claudia decides that one day she too will fly into space! Claudia is an entrepreneur and visionary. She founded Astronautin GmbH in April 2017 to ensure the female future of (traditionally “manned”) astronautical space travel. Claudia Kessler has a clear goal: to get the first German woman into space by 2021. The new female astronaut will become an inspiration to encourage young women into technology professions. Being one of the few female executives in space, Claudia is constantly working to ensure more participation, because women attract women! She also promotes the international careers of female specialists and managers in the Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) network, which she founded across Europe in 2009. The network today has more than 500 members across 12 European countries. In addition, she is one of the few women to be a member of the Senate of the German Aerospace Society (DGLR) and the International Aeronautical Academy (IAA). As CEO of HE Space from 2004 to 2018 Claudia Kessler is a qualified aerospace engineer, is the holder of an MBA, and has more than 30 years of experience in the international space industry.

    Fabio Cianchi

    Oasi Director @WWF ITALIA

    Fulco Pratesi

    Honorary president @WWF ITALIA

    Fulco Pratesi, environmentalist and founder of WWF Italy in 1966, of which he is now honorary president, obtained an honorary master’s degree in “Biodiversity and Biology in 2020. Born in Rome in 1934, he graduated in architecture in 1960, married, four children . He has designed numerous national parks and nature reserves in Italy and abroad. From 1995 to 2005 he was president of the Abruzzo National Park. He directs the WWF “Panda” magazine and has directed the children’s magazine for thirty years ” L’Orsa “. He has written numerous books. He collaborates with” Corriere della Sera “and” l’Espresso “.

    Stefano Mancuso

    Botanist, professor of the Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry department

    Stefano is an Italian botanist, professor of the Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry department at his alma mater, the University of Florence. He is the director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, steering committee member of the Society of Plant Signaling and Behavior, editor-in-chief of the Plant Signaling & Behavior journal[6] and a member of the Accademia dei Georgofili.

    Jared Diamond

    Geographer, historian, anthropologist, ornithologist,

    Jared  is an American geographer, historian, anthropologist, ornithologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005), The World Until Yesterday (2012), and Upheaval (2019). Originally trained in biochemistry and physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography, and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at UCLA. In 2005, Diamond was ranked ninth on a poll by Prospect and Foreign Policy of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals.

    Ludovico Pratesi

    Art curator and a critic.

     He is the Artistic Diretor of the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria of Pesaro, where he holds public conferences on contemporary art, and Director of the Fondazione Guastala for contemporary art. From 2009 to 2011 he was the scientific curator for Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia. From 2006 to 2010 he was President of AICA and he is currently president of the Associazione Musei Arte Contemporanea Italiana. Since 1989 he curates exhibitions, conferences, and events on contemporary art in public museums and private galleries. Since 1985 he collaborates with the newspaper Repubblica as an art critic. He also collaborates with the periodicals Il Venerdì and Finanza. From 1994 to 2000 he collaborated with the French newspaper Le Monde as cultural correspondent. He also published articles on many important art magazines, such as Flash Art, Exibart, Juliet, and Artribune. He has been professor of contemporary art at the Univeraità di Reggio Calabria and professor of art management at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Urbino. He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions around the world and has published several books on contemporary art, such as New italian art. L’arte contemporanea delle ultime generazioni, published by Castelvecchi in 2012.

    Mattia Ortino

    PHD Student at Technische Universität Wien

    Mattia is a nuclear engineer specialized in material science. He is currently based at the Atominstitut in Vienna, finishing his PhD in Superconductors: he is sure about the potential of this breakthrough class of “quantum” materials, trying to demonstrate everyday how they will turn upside down the most of nowadays technologies. He moved his first steps into the research world directly at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research (Geneva, CH), where he worked on new materials for the vacuum technology. Now is part of “EASITrain”, a CERN-coordinated European Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) focused on industrial applications of superconductors and cryogenics. In the last years he won a price at the Superconductivity Hackathon (@ CERN), held scientific talks in several countries, being eventually visiting scientist at the Ohio State University (USA). Now he collaborates as well as a contributor for the magazine ImpactScool, trying to disclose (and share) part of his daily headache on a wider audience!

    Emanuele Cacciatore

    Senior Director Insight & Cloud Strategy EMEA, OracleStartups

    Emanuele is an experienced executive, management consultant and strategic advisor with a strong track record in leading strategy and organization projects (60+) for listed corporations, state-owned companies and small-medium enterprises, across several industries and geographies. He has worked for global management consulting organizations such as Bain & Company, Arthur D. Little, and Accenture Strategy across +15 countries and diverse industries including Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Industrial Goods & Services, Public Sector & Government, Transportation. He specializes in Corporate Strategy Design & Development; Organization Design; IT/Technology Transformation Program; Supply chain; Sustainability; Industrial Development. He currently works at a global tech corporation where he supports Digitization and Cloud Transformation journeys across major accounts by leveraging knowledge of IT specific challenges and latest technology trends (particularly Cloud, Big Data, AI/ML) to develop bold IT-powered business value propositions. Emanuele holds a M.Sc. with Hons in International Politics and Economics and a Master in General Management.

    Hashem Al-Ghaili

    Science communicator and video producer

    My name is Hashem Al-Ghaili. I was born in Yemen in 1990. I obtained my master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and currently work as a full time science communicator (not for a company or anything, I just do it myself). I run my own Facebook page “Hashem Al-Ghaili” which has over 32 million followers and reaches around 400 million users per week. My videos on Facebook have garnered nearly 12 billion views. They cover a wide range of subjects: astronomy, physics, biology, medicine, nature, technology and innovation. My science communication activity extends to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. With my Teams we pioneered software and content creation for advanced technology platforms in the field of Computer Vision, Motion Sensing, Eye Tracking, Virtual Reality and Augmented reality. My professional background comes from Computer Programming and Design with a wide range of complementary skills on Computer Graphic and Production. I have lectured in various Universities and Academic Institutes such University of Cosenza and University of Malta and consulted on special gamification projects with a team leaded by Bocconi University Professor (Vaccani).

    Giuseppe Crugliano

    CEO and Creative Director of PlayMagic Ltd

    I’m the CEO and Creative Director of PlayMagic Ltd. In the 25+ years of my career I have worked on several Console, PC, Virtual Reality, Mobile and Web Games based on original IPs or International Licenses such XIII, Rambo, Chuck Norris, Gumball, Matt Hatter, Tarzan as well as Consumer Brands from Companies like Kinder Ferrero, Renault, Vodafone, Orbit, Mediaset. With my Teams we pioneered software and content creation for advanced technology platforms in the field of Computer Vision, Motion Sensing, Eye Tracking, Virtual Reality and Augmented reality. My professional background comes from Computer Programming and Design with a wide range of complementary skills on Computer Graphic and Production. I have lectured in various Universities and Academic Institutes such University of Cosenza and University of Malta and consulted on special gamification projects with a team leaded by Bocconi University Professor (Vaccani).

    Massimo Sterpi

    Partner - Head of IP - Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners - Rome office

    Massimo Sterpi specializes in the Intellectual Property and has substantial experience in both transactional matters and litigation concerning patents, designs, copyright and trademarks. Over the last years, he has been very active on legal issues related to Disruptive Technologies, with particular focus on AI, Blockchain, robotics. He has litigated a very large number of IP cases, many of them involving cross-border issues, both before national and foreign courts, including the European Court of Justice. A passionate art collector, he has also developed a unique and internationally renowned practice in art law, representing world famous artists, institutions and collectors.Massimo graduated in Law “maxima cum laude” from the University of Turin in 1989 and with a Post-graduate Diploma in UK and EC Law of Copyright and Related Rights from King’s College, London, in 2000. He was a visiting lawyer at leading international law firms in London and Munich. In 2011 he was voted “Lawyer of the Year for IP” by the well-known magazine Top Legal.

    Vincenzo Mazzotta

    Professor of Financial Management & Markets Business Management @ Lumsa University

    Vincenzo (PHD – MBA) is an Adjunct Professor of Financial Management and Markets, Business Management at Lumsa University.
    He also teaches in many American Universities in the fields of Project Management, European Financial Grants, Financial Management and Organizational Behavior.
    He graduated in Economics at Luiss University.
    He got a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a PhD in Management. He has been a Research Fellow at La Sapienza University.
    His research activities deal with the following topics: Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Finance. He is a Chartered Accountant specialized in Project Management for European Grant received by Universities and Firms.

    Luca Di Leo

    Director, Sustainability & Food

    Luca is a communication executive and economic journalist driven by sustainability. For almost a decade, he held senior communication roles at Italian food company Barilla and its Foundation, helping to transform the pasta giant into a global thought leader in the digital era. Luca was deeply involved in the Barilla Foundation, working with The Economist to craft a Food Sustainability Index that has become a benchmark in the field and with the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the “Foodlitzer,” an international journalism prize on food sustainability. Taking from the Foundation’s research on sustainable food systems, Luca played a key role in formalizing Barilla’s “Good for you, good for the Planet” purpose and its subsequent communications strategy. Previously, Luca worked as a reporter and editor for top media including The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Dow Jones, Reuters and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He was a special envoy to key international meetings of the G8, G20, the EU and the IMF and covered the economic fallout from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the bursting of the technology bubble, the introduction of the euro and two global recessions. From Washington DC, working with Pulitzer-prize winning journalists from the WSJ, he followed the US government’s handling of the global financial crisis: a policy experiment of historic proportions led by the US Federal Reserve.

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