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He is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in the digital sector in Italy. He is the founder of Marketers Company which is one of the best known digital agencies in the country. He was nominated by Forbes as one of Italy's most influential Under 30s in the marketing and business sectors. He has trained more than 10 thousand people with his courses. He has worked as a consultant for major brands such as Lancome and L'Oreal etc. He has worked as an influencer with brands such as Coca Cola, Jaguar and Daniel Wellington. In 2017 he was invited to London by the vice president of Facebook EMEA to talk about the importance and the future of online communities.
Alessio Gambino is the founder of IBS Italia Srl, a business group that specializes in services that allow for the internationalization of companies to foreign markets, of Exportiamo.it, an online portal dedicated to companies that operate in international markets, and of Magnifico, an e-commerce platform for the sale and promotion of Italian food in the USA. He collaborates with the Business School del Sole 24 Ore, Ninja Academy, NIBI, IPSOA, Euroconference and the Tem Academy of ICE. Along with this, he is also an MBA coordinator and assistant in business strategy, geography and economic politics at the Università Guglielmo Marconi.
He’s not a Marketer, neither a Web Designer, nor a Troll. He’s not a Social Media Manager and he’s not a Digital Entrepreneur. He has always worked on the WEB and you can never label the WEB. He’s known as the TAFFO’s Social Media Strategist, which is the most irreverent of all the Italian Funeral Agencies.
Today, he runs the digital communication of many Italian agencies and international ONG; he often holds lectures and speeches in Italian Universities and marketing events. His first book is going to be published, but the forests are not thankful about that.
Stefano is the Future Mobility Manager of Volkswagen Group Italy; Stefano's responsibilities include ensuring the correct knowledge, development and expansion of the range of products and services related to future mobility needs, in line with the Volkswagen Group "Together 2025" strategy. He is therefore in charge of coordinating the Volkswagen Group Brands - Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, in order to promote the expansion of mobility technologies, of the connected and shared car that has become the natural interlocutor, internal and external, for all projects on these issues.
Founder and CEO of StartupItalia, the largest Italian online platform dedicated to students, entrepreneurs and investors, which make up the ecosystem of startups and innovation in Italy, with 1+ million monthly readers, 50k newsletter subscribers and 500k users on FB, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Since 2015 he organizes the biggest annual event dedicated to the Italian startup ecosystem “StartupItalia! Open Summit”, featuring 200 speakers from all over the world and 10k+ guests.
Raffaele is now Managing Director of Endeavor Italysince 2016. He was previously Head ofFinance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Intesa Sanpaolo. Previously he collaborated with some venture firms. He holds an MPA from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Bocconi and attended the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA. He isaJunior Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and author of the books “Hacking Finance" and "Quantum Computing tecnologia,applicazioni, investimenti".
After a brief experience as marketing manager of various companies, in 1997 he made his first individual experience, founding a company that is called Gulliver Consulting Srl and quickly bringing the company to be a reference point in the marketing field. Over the years he has founded numerous successful companies, including Bookingshow (sold to the Best Union group), Upcommerce and Futurenext. Since June 2018 he has been the president of Italia Startup, an Italian startup association.
International keynote speaker, Coach specialized in Change Management and peak performance habits, owner of several brands dealing with facilitation and Coaching, author of several books, European kickboxing champion. Lorenzo brings strategies to the Corporates, to build Peak Performance habits that make companies and their teams evolve. From change management to the ability to transform a vision into goals and KPIs, from lead innovation to strategic thinking, Lorenzo inspires the public with successful stories and offers ideas to improve and grow.
Founder of Improv Everywhere, he has directed the group for over seventeen years. Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based comedy collective that stages unexpected performances in public places. The group aims to surprise and delight random strangers through positive stunts. Highlights include making time stop at Grand Central Terminal, surprising a retail store with 100 extra employees, and letting random strangers conduct a world class orchestra in the middle of Manhattan. The projects have received over 450 million views on YouTube, having been shared around the world and featured in mainstream media like Good Morning America and The New York Times. Charlie works as a television producer and lives in Manhattan with his wife Cody Lindquist and their two sons.
PASQUALE J. NATUZZI
Pasquale Junior Natuzzi was born in Bari, Puglia, in 1990. He began his studies in Italy at Bocconi University’s Faculty of Economics, specializing in Economics and Management. During this period, he began to develop his interest in marketing and creativity. In 2012, he returned to Italy and joined the Natuzzi Group as Marketing Program Manager.
In 1999, together with his wife Isabelle Andrieu, he co-founded Translated, a translation service that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence to help professional translators. Today, Translated is one of the most successful online translation companies in the world. In 2016, the company was named among the top 50 European fastest growing tech companies by Tech Tour. In 2007, he co-founded Memopal, a cloud storage company, with Gianluca Granero. With the profits from these ventures, Marco, Isabelle and Gianluca co-founded Pi Campus, a venture capital firm that nvests in early-stage technology startups, mostly in the AI field, with more than 40 investments from Europe and US in its portfolio. Some of the companies funded by Pi Campus are based in a startup district located in Rome, where villas have been converted into offices to provide the best work environment for talented people.
Eloisa Marchesoni is the youngest ICO, IEO and STO Advisor in the crypto scene at the moment, as well as an influential Article Author for some of the most important media, and a Blockchain Evangelist. She has been nominated Europe’s #1 Token Model Architect and Due Diligence Expert. Eloisa is one of the leading women in the blockchain industry, being listed as such by Humans of Blockchain and actively involved with the NYC Women in Blockchain, and is a member of various blockchain associations. She is a Director of the Bocconi Startup Grind Chapter, being that she is an Economics and Management student at Bocconi, getting ready to attend a MiB at Hult Int’l.
Alessandro Panerai, 28, works as an Associate - Entrepreneur Selection and Growth at Endeavor Italy, where he is involved in the selection and support of high-impact Italian entrepreneurs, aiming at helping them in scaling internationally and getting access to talent and smart capital. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant at EY, as part of the Climate Change and Sustainability team. In this role, Alessandro provided strategic advice to more than 25 Italian companies, with a focus on sustainable finance projects and applications linked to technologies like blockchain and cybersecurity. Alessandro has been the youngest Italian attendee of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, as a member of the Global Shapers Community. Moreover, he has been included in the 2019 Forbes list of "100 leaders under 30", in the "Social Entrepreneurship" category.
PhD in Neurophysiology, Researcher in Physiology at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science of the University of Bologna, Matteo carries out his research in the field of integrative physiology and neuroscience. Member of the Hibernation research group of the European Space Agency (ESA), member of numerous international scientific societies. He also deals with Neuroethics, as a member of the national board of the Italian Society of Neuroethics and Scientific Dissemination.
CEO of Bakeca.it, one of the main sites in the advertising market in Italy. With about 10 million sessions per month and an average of 2 million ads published, on Bakeca.it users can publish their ads for free and in parallel find jobs, houses and rooms, training courses, pets and various other products and geolocalized services. Stefano takes the leadership of Bakeca.it after various experiences as a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Company, as a manager within the Fedex group, an MBA at IE Business School and a degree in Economics and Management at Bocconi
Serial entrepreneur. Four exits behind to multinationals including one of 80 million. Investor in over 50 startups worldwide. Published on Forbes and Fortune.
Co-founder and CEO of Impactscool, Cristina is a successful entrepreneur, a populizer, a social entrepreneur and an active citizen with the aim to impact society positively. After selling her previous company, co-founded in 2006, in one of the most important exits in Italy she funded a non-profit organization in order to bring awareness and innovative education to schools, universities and organizations on technologies and future studies tools,
She was born in Alba and grew up doing athletics, she studied Economics in Turin. She was fascinated by the world of marketing and the art of selling, she decided to start working in a multinational company in the field of digital marketing. Unfortunately, she didn't resist for more than a few days. She needed to use her energy to build something big and new. Together with Alessandro Cadoni, she founded Friendz, a social app that allows thousands of users to raise brand awareness.
Consultant and speaker in the matter of internationalization, in 2017 he founded TEM Italia, whose aim is to innovate and develop a sector addressed primarily at medium and large companies. He created a Community of TEM (Temporary Export Manager) and provides services to SMEs, supporting them to meet the global market in a step-by-step and sustainable way. Moreover, he worked with ITA, the Italian Trade Agency, as tutor for TEM Academy and as Director of Brescia Export.
Founder of ABIBY, online platform to launch emerging brands and new beauty products. In 2019 has been nominated from Forbes on the most influential Under 30 in italy, in the category “Retail & Ecommerce”. He previously worked in important digital companies, including Facile.it, where he was BU Managing Director, Rocket Internet, Helpling and Nestpick, passing through an experience at Deloitte. In 2011 he launched his first venture, Kiwi Local, Geo Local CRM mobile app for brands and sport teams to manage their communities. He is passionate about sports and technology and he his alpine ski instructor.
Alessandro Cadoni is the co-founder of Friendz, a fast-growing company whose main goal is to connect brands with their target audience, taking advantage of the most powerful marketing tool ever: the word of mouth on social media. Alessandro is the Head of Community Division at Friendz and part of the ICO team that raised more than 24 million dollars in March 2018.
Digital Lawyer, founder partner of the Legal for Digital Studio specialized in web law and in particular GDPR, corporate compliance, legal tech, Start Up and legal management of Brand Reputation. Author for Flaccovio Publisher, Corporate trainer for Confindustria, teacher for Ninja Academy, Legal Advisor for important marketing agencies, Founder and legal manager of the association Social Warning digital ethical movement, Speaker in the major national Digital events and founder of the largest legal Telegram channel Italy.
She has been at the forefront of high-tech companies for more than 15 years and has led several companies to international prominence with her experience and knowledge about the
markets, strategies, and trends driving the industry. (2017 Top Game changings startup, 2018 Best technology company in AI) She has successfully coordinated complex, multimillion projects,
developed key-partnerships and forged business relationships with other companies, universities, and research institutes. Thanks to the success in her activities. Michael Dell has recognized Antonella as one of the CEOs that have already proven they know how to start and grow a business.
Andrea, an entrepreneur and a resolute manager with more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing and advertising. He has had executive roles for local agencies, international digital networks and top class consulting firms. He thinks that a project in business or in life should always have a “soul” to be interesting. He developed a strong strategic vision that contributed to shape a new management style based on wide sensibility, sharp vision and empathy which became main ingredients for building committed, passionate and result driven teams. In 2016 he founded jobby which represents an exciting and challenging journey with a unique mission: change the way people work and think about jobs.
He is Research Affiliate at MIT (Boston). His current explorative research studies are focused on software theory, data strategy, artificial intelligence, platform thinking and blockchain business. Innovation advisor, philosopher in residence and keynote speaker, he has a solid professional experience both in media measurement and management consulting industry. He also published on several journals: Harvard Business Review Italy, Economia & Management, Nova24.
He founded TEM Italia in 2017, aimed to support SMEs reaching the global market. He believes in people’s expertise, but above all he firmly believes in ideas: in 2019 he founds Startiamo, a project which let excellent ideas become enterprises. He collaborates with the University of Brescia, Faculty of Economics, where he is exercise professor in Financial Communication.
Davide Del Maso
Davide Dal Maso is a Social Media Marketing coach and founder of the non-profit organization about the potential and risks of the web "Social Warning - Digital Ethical Movement". With his Social Media Coach team he has supported over 100 companies by training them in the use of social media, in particular Facebook and LinkedIn. Its history has recently been told by the biggest national media (such as SkyTG24, TG MEDIASET, RDS or Il Sole24Ore) and with the non-profit Social Warning they pursue the objective of raising awareness about the potential and risks of the web and to introduce the subject "digital civic education". The Movement now has over 150 trainers with whom they have met over 20,000 people throughout Italy. Davide has been included by Forbes Italy in the list of the top 100 under 30.
Pychologist, TedX speaker and author of #Egophonia, gli smartphone fra noi e la vita (Hoepli). Monica Bormetti was born in 1984, the day after the first Mac was launched in the market. In 2001 she goes to New Zealand for studying and opens her first email address to keep in touch with friends and family. She opens her Facebook profile in 2007, while studying in Paris and just after that she gets her degree in Psychology at Padua University, Italy. From 2015 to 2018 she works in a digital start up and that's when during a backpacking trip in Indonesia her phone goes brick and she experiences 3 weeks of digital detox. In 2016 she moves to Budapest and really starts using social media to meet new people and in the same year smartbreak.it begins, a project that aims to promote a conscious use of tech. She now lives in Milan where she delivers trainings to schools and corporates about digital wellbeing.
Gian Luca Comandini
Born in 1990. Bachelor's degree in economics. In 2013 he was among the first in Italy to invest in two newest trends: blockchain and social media. This made him one of the main Italian disseminators and opinion leaders, allowing him to co-found the trade association Assobit and the consulting and development company Blockchain Core. He is a member of the governmental task force of experts set up at the Ministry of Economic Development to outline the national strategy in the blockchain sector. He is editor of Cointelegraph and director of the training school: The Blockchain Management School. He is the founder and CEO of You & Web, one of the most famous Italian integrated communication companies specialized in viral strategies, with his agency he offers communication strategies for numerous public figures, television programs, politicians, brands and multinationals. Despite his young age, he is a professor in Blockchain at the Guglielmo Marconi University and has for years taught Web and Social Media Marketing at the Sapienza University of Rome, considered one of the most authoritative courses in the sector. He is often a speaker and commentator for everything concerning marketing and innovation in all the most important conferences in the sector and for RAI. In 2019 he was added by Forbes in the famous ranking of the most influential Under30s who will change the future.
Massimo Ciaglia is a startup coach and mentor, innovator, business angel and serial entrepreneur. He boasts a successful track record with a lot of startups in ICT and Digital sectors with his first exit in Nasdaq at 27 years. Connectia’s CEO, an advisory company that supports Startups and Corporates in scale-up and fund-raising strategies. He is the author of The Startup Canvas method and of the homonymous book available on Amazon and best seller on the startup world. Poleecy founder, the first insurtech startup of micro insurance policies based on blockchain. Among the founders of the Homo Ex Machina Onlus Foundation, a technophilanthropic organization created for the protection and wellbeing of humanity, accelerated by digital ideas and technologies.
He is a pioneer in digital health and a recognized thought leader, people-inspiring founder, serial entrepreneur and global manager. He is currently CEO at Healthware Group the largest, independent, healthcare consultancy (more than 1000 people in Europe and USA through the Intouch Group joint venture) helping life sciences companies, healthcare stakeholders and start-ups navigate the transformation in healthcare, from strategy to technology. Roberto is also very active in the digital health ecosystem in various advisor capacities both in Europe and in USA to companies, start-ups and investors; among others he has been recognized as Decade’s Best Industry Leader by Health 2.0 Conference - 10 Year Global Retrospective Award in 2016, nominated Transformational Leader at The 2017 PM360 ELITE Awards and named among the 100 Most Inspiring People by PharmaVOICE in 2017. He is a Founding Member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, has been President of the Healthtech Summit and is Chairman at Frontiers Health, which emerged as one of the leading digital health conferences globally. He is a regular keynoter at global events as Webit, MWC, Wired Health, 4YFN, HIMMS | Health 2.0, Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), TEDx, Codemotion, Upgraded Life Festival, Dublin Tech Summit, as well as large internal events for corporations like AXA, Bayer, BNP Paribas Cardif, EY, Merck, MSD, Roche, Sanofi.
She has collaborated with Class CNBC as host of the financial market insights. Head of Class Editori's China Desk, with a TV broadcast and a daily column on MF-MilanoFinanza. She has written for Italia Oggi and Capital. She is a contributor to the South China Morning Post and Caixin.com. She deals with insights on the stock exchange and markets for the Tg5, while for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs she was the presenter of Esteri News Dossier, a news bulletin on Italian diplomacy, broadcast on the website www.esteri.it and on Class CNBC. For this project she traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine. She has written about foreign policy for some magazines including ilcaffegeopolitico.org, and linkiesta.it. She began her career at the Ansa in New York, following some trials and the first Inauguration Week of President George Bush. During the activity for Class she won, in 2004, a scholarship for China, where she also collaborated with MF, Panorama, Espresso and Il Venerdì di Repubblica.
When you combine a passion for technology, an entrepreneurial spirit and a blockchain mania, you end up exploring a lot of unknown territories. CEO of Cointelegraph Italy an independent information portal, one of the most important in the industry, covering a wide range of news related to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and the fintech world. CTO of Blockchain CORE company specialized in blockchain consulting in the institutional sphere with collaborations towards: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, SIAE, CGIL, COLAF, ENEA Lecturer at the Ateneo Impresa Master: The Blockchain Management School.
After graduating at the IED in Milan in 2008 and gaining experience in communication agencies, in 2013 he was a Digital Project Manager for the VML agency, managing various clients: Acer Global, Costa Crociere World and Bosch Italia. Meanwhile his passion for personal entrepreneurship was growing and in 2013 he founded his first startup: Openmondo. In March 2017, after 4 years of experience as CEO & Co-Founder, the startup is sold to a Spanish acceleration program and Matteo focused on new professional and entrepreneurial challenges related to the blockchain world. In 2019 he supported the CreativitySafe project, becoming the head of marketing and communication strategy.
Dr. Lior Tabansky offers a unique cybersecurity grasp, combining academic research in Security Studies, 15 years of IT-pro work and business experience in formulating cyber strategies. Lior's doctoral dissertation uncovered and analyzed the failed peacetime defense adaptation, that left even the most developed nations exposed to destructive cyberattacks on strategic homeland targets by foreign states. “Cybersecurity in Israel”, Lior's book co-authored with Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, is the first comprehensive "insider" account of decades of Israeli policy and operations. Dr. Lior Tabansky is the Head of research development, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University.
Since 2006 I deal with media education and digital: cultivate this passion for education ever since we were using mobile phones in black and white and there were no selfies. Over the years I have had the chance to meet thousands of young people and adults, working together in various projects with primary, secondary schools, universities, cooperatives and associations. Even today I consider myself a curious trainer and I promote a way of doing education that is serene, fun, aware and open to all age groups. I believe in collaboration, in passion in what we do and above all in the enthusiasm of the people around me. Over the years I have had the opportunity to follow and coordinate various projects at national and European level.
Successful entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in founding, developing and growing companies, inventor and executive manager in high-tech companies, with proven multi-million dollars projects track records. Nominated the rising entrepreneur 2017 in Silicon Valley. Billi has proven knowledge in high-performance computing, machine learning, AI development, and mathematics applied research. He is the major inventor of the latest specification of HyperTransport technology, implemented in more than two millions of devices, from consumer electronics (e.g. Microsoft’s X-BOX), to networking and server platforms (CISCO, Cray, Dell, HP, and IBM). Billi was involved in technology projects with companies including AMD, Cray, and Google.
Fabio Plebani is Country Manager of idealo for Italy (www.idealo.it), a leading company in price comparison. In 2008 he moved to Germany, where he joined a marketing agency that deals with image development for international companies such as Ferrero, L'ORÉAL, Sodastream. From 2017 he has begun his experience in idealo, where he works to make it easier for millions of Italians to save money and help thousands of shops digitize and open up to the endless opportunities connected to online commerce. idealo constantly carries out studies and analyzes the state of e-commerce in Italy and the new mass phenomena of digital commerce. The company, to date, is considered among the Italian leaders in the observation and study of the buying behaviors of Italians on the net.
Domenico Colucci 30 years old, he is Co-founder and Marketing Leader at Nextome - a company specialized in indoor positioning and navigation system. Graduated in Computer Science at the University of Bari. Winner of the financing: "Bollenti Spiriti - Principi Attivi 2012" with the project "Bull Prediction" - financial forecasting software. Awarded as Best Entrepreneur of the Year by the European Commission, and member of the selection and evaluation committee - PIN (Pugliesi INnovativi) by regional agency for technology and innovation, of the Puglia Region. Alumno and Entrepreneur in Residence at MassChallenge (Switzerland), an international acceleration program based in Boston (USA) and panelist at the Bled Strategic Forum (Slovenia). Recently entered in the prestigious MIT magazine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as the best Innovator under 35 and 30 under 30 by Forbes.
Enrico Bruschini is a Product Manager at Instana, with focus on growth, self-service and product adoption. He has given birth to the Instana marketing department, launched the product in 2016 and been part of the go-to-market ever since. Previously contributed to the go-to-market of Sysdig and its high-velocity, high-volume sales model. Working on market positioning, brand awareness, mind shares and market shares acquisition. Master of International Business at HULT International Business School in San Francisco, Bachelor in Economics and Management with major in Financial Markets. Learned coding basics at Stanford.
Ettore Murciano is a Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances at Loop AI Labs. Within the Italian market, his role includes the planning and execution of the Company’s sales and distribution strategy as well as the management of the commercial relationships with Loop Certified Partners. Before joining Loop AI Labs, Ettore worked in the ICT Industry (Information and Communication Technologies) since 1994 and in the ITS Industry (Intelligent Transportation Systems) since 2009. Ettore has covered the role of Director in several Company Groups, including I.NET SpA, the first Italian business Internet Service Provider that was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and sold to British Telecom Group, and Kyoto Consulting as Managing Director and Co-Founder. Furthermore, he has also worked within Eurotech Group, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and Parkeon Group, world's leading parking and ticketing services provider specialized in Smart City solutions. Ettore has also been a member of the Board of Directors of various companies specialized in Internet Services and technologies for Digital Security.
Since 2017 Antonio is the Manager of the Enel’s Hub in Italy. He manages all collaborations with startups within Enel Group and the presence in innovation ecosystems at national level. Since joining Enel in 2015, he has gained relevant experience in the energy sector and in particular in the renewable energy. Prior to Enel, Antonio worked for 6 years with Ernst&Young.
Eduardo is CEO at Edo.io. In his free time, he loves reading, running and doing outdoor sports activities. For passion and work, he dedicates himself to the study of self-development and software development. He is currently designing a new digital service that aims to help people be the best version of themselves to fully enjoy this beautiful journey called life.
Max è leader nel mondo dei dispositivi intelligenti dopo le sue scoperte pionieristiche nel campo dell'informatica brain-inspired. Ha partecipato come speaker a numerosi eventi tra cui il Mobile World Congress Drone Summit, TedX, NASA, il Pentagono, GTC, InterDrone, GE, Air Force Research Labs, HP, iRobot, Samsung, LG, Qualcomm, Ericsson, BAE Systems, AI World, ABB e Accenture tra molti altri. Il suo lavoro è stato pubblicato da TIME, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Nasdaq, Associated Press e molti altri. Possiede diversi brevetti e due dottorati di ricerca: Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University; Psicologia sperimentale, Università di Trieste, Italia. La fame di Max per la tecnologia avanzata rivaleggia con il suo gusto musicale anacronistico, lui afferma "Non ascolto Beethoven, è troppo commerciale"