Massimo Lucchina - Dir. Corporate Business Development, Cisco Italia

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Dario Destefanis – Communication and Sponsorship, FIAT

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Emanuele Tha - promoter, TechGarage

Born in Milan the 16th of February 1980, Emanuele holds a Laurea Degree in Law from the University of Milan and a Master in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the SDA Bocconi.

Before joining dpixel, Emanuele worked within the M&A and Corporate Finance department of the Carnelutti International Law Firm in Milan and London, focusing […]

Moshe Bar - CTO & Co-Founder, QUMRANET

Moshe’s bio on wikipedia and on the QUMRANET website

Michael R. Kidwell - Consul for Political and Economic Affairs, U.S. Consulate General Milan

Michael Kidwell currently serves as the Consul for Political and Economic Affairs in U.S. Consulate General Milan. His previous diplomatic service includes assignments as an economic officer in Kabul, Afghanistan (2005-2006) and as the environment, science and technology officer in Cairo, Egypt (2003-2005). Prior to joining the diplomatic corps, Mr. Kidwell worked as […]

Marco Zamperini - CTO, Value Team

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Filippo Margary - CEO, Enzima P

Filippo Margary is CEO of Enzima-P (piedmontese Regional platform for innovation); he is also manager of piedmontese platform for Mobility&Logistics and advisor for Torino Wireless Foundation within infomobility topics. Before being committed in Regione Piemonte, Filippo Margary was a senior manager in Ernst&Young (later merged in Capgemini) managing reengineering, organisation and strategy projects for the […]

Mario Calderini - president, Finpiemonte spa

Mario has a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester and he has a BSc and an MSc in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Torino. He teaches Management of Innovation and Technology Strategy at undergraduate, master and postgraduate level and in the Alta Scuola Politecnica. Mario sits in the scientific committee of the PhD […]

Luigi Orsi Carbone - partner, Mind the Bridge

Luigi is an entrepreneur and advisor in the development of innovative fast grow initiatives in tmt and energy sectors. He is President of Skebby, a newly created mobile application virtual network operator, and board member of Heat&Power, an early stage in the microcogeneration ESCo. Luigi was founder and CEO of ePlanet (today Retelit), […]

Marco Marinucci - founder, Mind the Bridge

Marco Marinucci is the founder and promoter of Mind the Bridge and he is responsible for Google’s content acquisition activities in several countries. He’s a frequent speaker for the Google Book Search related activities. Marco’s 15+ years professional experience spans from a VoIP start up, to artificial intelligence research, to management of an international Ecommerce […]

Marco Camisani Calzolari - journalist, chiarman &

Marco Camisani Calzolari, 39, is a researcher in digital marketing and manages multimedia and multichannel products for the Internet, radio, and TV. Marco lives in Milan, Italy with his son Leonardo, now 3. He is an expert in audiovisual distributions. Since 1995 he has developed innovative digital products, such as the multiplatform TV show […]

Paul Boehm – founder, Metalab/YEurope

Paul has been making and breaking software for over a decade and is well known as a computer security expert. After a first attempt to found a startup in 2003 he refocused on solving the problems potential founders face in Europe. As founder and chairman of the Metalab Innovation Center, he drinks a lot of […]

Alessia Melasecche Germini - Chief Operating Officer, META Gorup

Alessia is CEO of META Group an international company that support the creation of scientific and technology based start-up providing know-how, advanced services and a international network of investors and experts. Alessia has a PhD in Economics from the University of Perugia where she taughts management and business administration.

Jean Michel - Professor University Paris 6

Jean Michel is Professor at the University Paris 6 and director of Agoranov the first Paris Incubator.

Reshma Sohoni – CEO, SeedCamp

Reshma is CEO of seedcamp. Prior to join Seedcamp Reshma was part of the Venture team at 3i. Prior to 3i, Reshma spent over 3 years at Vodafone in their Commercial Strategy team, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in marketing strategy and pricing functions. Reshma started her career in the US in investment […]

Luca De Biase, Chief editor at Nòva24

Luca is chief editor at Nòva24 the science, technology and creativity section at Il Sole 24 Ore, the most influential financial newspaper in Italy. Luca is also new media and journalism professor at several universities as the Iulm in Milan and the Sciences Po in Paris. Luca De Biase, bio.

Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz - co-founder and CEO,

Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz, 37, is the co-founder and CEO of, an innovative Video Publishing On Demand service, enabling corporations to create their personal online and mobile TV channels. He raised a $5.1m series A from Innovacom, the investment arm affiliated with FT Group Orange. has been the recipient of numerous awards including Top […]

Giancarlo Rocchietti - President of Club Degli Investitori

Giancarlo Rocchietti (Torino, 1995) is an entrepreneur and at present the President of Club Degli Investitori, a private regional entrepreneur’s association founded to help innovative “start up“ to grow.
After he took a degree in electronic engineering at Politecnico di Torino, he founded Euphon in 1980. After a process of growth in Italy and Spain he […]

Ivan Farneti - partner, doughty hanson & co

Ivan has been an active venture capital investor in start-up businesses both in Europe and in the US for over 12 years. His investment interests include infrastructure and enterprise software applications, consumer Internet products and services, and mobile internet technologies. He currently serves on a number of portfolio company boards including Gomez (USA), Fenestrae (Hol), […]

Cristiano Antonelli - Prof. of Economics, Università di Torino

Cristiano Antonelli (1951) is chair professor of economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Torino and Director of the graduate programme of the School of Economics of Institutions and Creativity. He is the managing editor of Economics of Innovation and New Technology and an associate editor of Information Economics and Policy. […]

Giuseppe D’Antonio - Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Google

Giuseppe D’Antonio currently holds the role of Strategic Partnership Development Manager at Google. In his role, he is responsible for the development of strategic partnerships between Google and other Italian corporations. With a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University (USA) and an MBA from INSEAD (France), Giuseppe’s career growth is defined by nine years […]

Marco Natoli - Investment Executive, Innogest SGR

Marco Natoli is an experienced Investment Manager, currently responsible for the deal screening and selection, structuring and negotiation activities of two Italian Venture Capital Funds: Innogest Capital (a 80 Million Euro VC Fund, focusing on Early Stage) and Piemontech (a 5 Million Euro Seed Fund, focusing on Angel investments). He is also leading the […]

Gianluca Dettori - CEO, Dpixel

Gianluca is a manager and enterpreneur in the Internet & high tech industry in Europe and US. He funded dpixel and he is currently developing and managing start-up companies with focus on new media and technology. Gianluca is co-funder of Vitaminic the first on-line music web site and one of the most pioneering and […]

Max Niederhofer - Associate, Atlas Venture

Max is an associate on the technology team at Atlas Venture with vertical focus on consumer media/internet and enterprise software. He is an observer on the boards of Seatwave, Zoopla, Koodos and VirtualLogix. An established entrepreneur before joining Atlas, Max was co-founder and COO of, a German weblogging community, and founder of IncrediblInc, […]