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  • Verna Allee CEO at Value Networks, LLC
    Verna Allee, M.A. is CEO of Value Networks LLC (www.valuenetworks.com) a technology company providing enterprise level value network visualization and analysis applications. She is recognized worldwide for her work in value networks, knowledge management, intangibles, communities of practice, and new business models. She is a practitioner, thought leader, author, and frequent keynote speaker (http://www.vernaallee.com).

    Verna is a Fellow of the World Business Academy and advisor to the European Commission. In July 2001 and September 2003 she was featured in cover articles for knowledge management journals as one of the top people in the knowledge management field. She is on a number of Advisory Boards including the Ethical Business television series founded by Hazel Henderson. She is a visiting professor at universities in London, Croatia, New Zealand and other places around the world. 

  • Massimo Borio Marketing Director at Citroen Italia

    Born in Alba, Massimo Borio has a degree in Economics. His career was marked by a double training in sales and marketing. He began his career at Kraft Danone Italy and then flows into Italy where he remained for ten years. Since 1998, is responsible for the development of the Danone brand in the non grocery business, shall also, at European level, the post of Director European Client.

    From July 1th 2000 Citroën enters as Marketing Director, from March 1th 2009 also assumes the role of Director of Public Relations, and is at the top of the Marketing and Communications, to drive about 30 employees divided into six departments: Communication & Place, People Marketing, Strategic Marketing and Product Prices Special Series, Service Contracts, Media Planner, Print and PR.

    Responsible for launching new products, the Direction  of Marketing and Communication, in collaboration with sales management, and in agreement with the Directorate General, defines the strategic brand in Italy. Among the main initiatives of which he was creator, the launch of C3, in 2002, now cited as the main marketing texts, the creation of numerous special series and the combination with the fashion world, soon imitated by other manufacturers.

  • Patrick Brandt CEO Telligent

    Patrick Brandt, Chief Executive Officer, drives the corporate strategy and vision for Telligent. A veteran software entrepreneur and executive, Brandt has a proven track record of leading companies through organic growth and expansion.

    Prior to joining Telligent, Brandt was the founder and CEO of Skywire Software. During his eight-year tenure at Skywire Software, Brandt led the company through organic growth and eleven acquisitions, building a diversified software company that employed more than 600 people and served more than 2,400 customers worldwide. In 2008, Brandt led and negotiated the sale of Skywire Software. Most recently, he served as Chairman and CEO of iWave Software, a spin-off of Skywire Software. Brandt remains non-executive Chairman of iWave Software.

    Brandt has also earned several accolades for his business acumen, leadership, and community service, including the Ernst & Young 2008 Southwest Area Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, the 2008 Tech Titans Corporate CEO Award, the 2006 Ellis Award from the Entrepreneur Foundation of North Texas, and the 2004 Tech Titans Emerging CEO Award.

    An active community volunteer, Brandt serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations focused on promoting education and entrepreneurship among at-risk youth and encouraging philanthropy to emerging and established companies. Brandt is a founding director of the National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Dallas Chapter and serves on the boards of the Education is Freedom Foundation and Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas. Brandt earned his bachelor's of science in economics and finance from Southern Methodist University.

  • Laurie Buczek Social Computing Program Manager at Intel

    Laurie Buczek is the Social Computing Program Manager for Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the major enterprise wide strategy & initiative to implement social computing for employees to connect & collaborate internally and for secure social collaboration with partners and suppliers. Prior to her current role, Laurie blazed a new trail for online marketing efforts by helping to launch & manage the first external social media community for Intel. Laurie’s work has been published and showcased across the industry. She is also a member of the 2.0 Adoption Council.

    In addition to the expertise within the social media space, Laurie has almost 18 years of experience in high technology including marketing, consulting and sales. In her life before Intel, Laurie worked for Forrester Research and Gateway, Inc. She is also passionately involved within the Phoenix community and has held numerous non-profit leadership roles.

  • Hutch Carpenter VP of Product at Spigit
    I am the VP of Product for Spigit. Spigit helps companies manage innovation, providing idea management and prediction market software for enterprises. The goal is enable easy capture of ideas by employees, customers and partners, and convert the most promising to innovative initiatives.
    I’ve been deeply involved in the software industry with several interesting companies. I worked with BEA Systems as a Senior Product Marketing Manager for itsEnterprise 2.o products. It’s that job that made me start blogging on February 9, 2008, and I’ve been enjoying it ever since.

    After Oracle bought BEA Systems, I went to work for Connectbeam, as a Senior Product Manager, a job I got through social media. Connectbeam ties together the social software applications of companies, adding a new layer of value to them and increasing their adoption. 

  • Corrado Carretti Knowledge Manager in SAES Getters

    Knowledge Manager in SAES Getters, where he’s working on several projects aimed at improving internal knowledge sharing and implementing Open Innovation practices. Corrado is also supporting the R&D Director in the elaboration of suitable approaches to Innovation Projects. Graduated in Physics at Milan University, he joined SAES in 1991 and spent 15 years in R&D, focusing his activity on company’s core products and applications, such as information displays, vacuum technology and MEMS. He published more than 20 scientific papers and filed 10 patents. Now is collaborating with various academic and scientific institutions to introduce Enterprise 2.0 tools and methods in SAES R&D Labs.

  • Andrea Cuomo Executive Vice President & General Manager EMEA in ST Microelectronics

    Andrea Cuomo is Executive Vice President and General Manager of STMicroelectronics’ Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, and has held this position since January 2008. He also heads the Company’s Advanced Systems Technology (AST) group and is a member of ST’s Corporate Strategic Committee.

    Andrea joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1983. In 1989, he became Director of Strategy and Market Development for the Dedicated Products Group. In 1994, Cuomo was appointed Vice President for the Headquarters Region. In 1998, he created the AST group, which plays a key role in the development of the Company’s system knowledge and advanced architectures that drive key strategic applications in ST’s targeted market segments. In 2002, Cuomo was promoted to Corporate Vice President, AST General Manager, and took on further responsibilities as Chief Strategic Officer in 2005.

    Cuomo holds memberships in the International Advisory Board at the HEC Business School in Paris, the Scientific & Economic Board of the French-Swiss Foundation for Research and Technology, and the Scientific Advisory Board of nano-tera.ch, the Swiss engineering science initiative.

  • Dario de Judicibus Certified Managing Consultant at IBM

    Pioneer in Knowledge Management, Senior and Certified Management Consultant. He has been recently appointed Fashion Industry Leader at IBM Italia. Speaker and chairman to several conferences on KM both in Italy, Dario joined IBM in 1986, while starting from 2001 he became part of the Strategy & Change Consulting group and led several KM Projects in various industrial sectors. 

    From 1980 to 1984 he participated to several High Energy Particles experiments as a member of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics. He worked at CERN (Geneva, CH), SLAC (Stanford, CA, USA), DESY (Hamburg, D), and CNUCE (Pisa, Italy). In 1984 he graduated with full marks in Physics. He is also an IBM inventor, since between 1999 and 2001 he patented five inventions: US05874962, US05859640, US6163317, US20010013036A1, US06651054.


  • Michele De Vincenzo Brand & Communication Director at Technogym

    A Marketing & Communication Executive recognized for decisive, inclusive and motivational leadership and proven ability to quickly understand the competitive situation and needs of the market. More than 16 years of hands-on experience in marketing & communication planning, brand positioning and project management generating marketing and brand strategies that increase growth and enhance profitability leading to high market penetration in B2B and Consumer environments. Extensive international experience and a deep knowledge of the on line and off line communication tools and activities. Brand positioning is my passion, Brand experience is the way I like to enhance company value and image. I always try to stimulate the creativity focusing all the team efforts to customer satisfaction.

  • Carlos Diaz CEO & Co-founder Bluekiwi

    Carlos Diaz is Bluekiwi CEO and Co-founder Carlos. He is a serial entrepreneur and has spent more than 10 years in strategic management of innovative French companies. Before co-founding blueKiwi, Carlos was CEO and co-founder of groupe Reflect, a leading Web marketing agency based in Paris. At BlueKiwi, Carlos leads international business development, and oversees the positioning of the company in the emerging Enterprise Social Software market.  Says Carlos, “I'm excited to watch blueKiwi become the leading SaaS vendor in this market—helping corporations create communities, find and capture information, organize and analyze knowledge, and empower their people.

  • Betrand Duperrin Consultant at Nextmodernity

    Bertrand Duperrin, Consultant at Nextmodernity, carries out consultancy missions in the field of management, information, and communication technologies. His career began in a HR and management consultancy where he mainly focused on collaboration issues. He joined blueKiwi Software in 2006, in the first days of the company’s operations. At blueKiwi, Bertrand structured the consulting/services activity in the field of enterprise social networks. He was a pioneer in the French market; one of the first to lead such projects for large businesses.

    He joined Nextmodernity in January 2010. Bertrand led the premier enterprise 2.0 project in a major French company, at Dassault Systemes, in the beginning of 2006. From there, he has led strategic projects for customers like BNP Paribas, Groupe La Poste (French postal services), and Finaref. His goals: to make social networks serve organizational performance and value creation in such domains as innovation, sales performance, or collective efficiency.

    He shares his thoughts on the above issues on his blog (http://www.duperrin.com in french and http://www.duperrin.com/english in english). Bertrand has also given presentations recently at a number of industry events, including Webcom (Montreal), the Enterprise 2.0 Summit (Frankfurt), and the Enterprise 2.0 Forum (Paris).

  • Alfonso Fuggetta Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director

    Alfonso Fuggetta was born in Milano on June 22nd, 1958. In 1982, he got his Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.  

    In 1992, he got a position of Associate Professor (with tenure) at Politecnico di Milano. In 2000, he was promoted to Full Professor of Software Engineering and Computer Science. 

    Since 2003, Alfonso Fuggetta has been CEO and Scientific Director of CEFRIEL. From 2001 to 2003, he was Deputy Director. He joined CEFRIEL in 1988 as Senior Researcher. He contributed to the creation and establishment of the center as a leading innovation institute in Europe.  

    From 1980 to 1988, Alfonso Fuggetta worked for a software consulting company operating in Milano. His activities were focused on software engineering and database management. 

    Alfonso Fuggetta is a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Software Research of the University of California, Irvine. Previously, he was a visiting professor at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim (Norway) and at the University of Colorado, Boulder (USA).  He was member of several program committees for international conferences and of editorial boards of scientific journals. In particular, he was Program CoChair of ICSE 97, the International Conference on Software Engineering held in Boston in 1997. He was also member of the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (ACM TOSEM). In 1997 and 1998, Alfonso Fuggetta was in the top ten list of scholars in the field of software and system engineering, published yearly by the Journal of Systems and Software. In 1997, he was 9th worldwide and second European. In 1998, he was still 9th worldwide and first European. 

    Alfonso Fuggetta has been a member of several committees of the European Union and of the Italian Government, including the Government Committee on Open Source Software in the Public Administration. 

    He is currently member of the Research & Innovation Committee at Confindustria and of the Innovation and Finance Committee at Camera di Commercio di Milano.

  • Paolo Furini Marketing Director Oracle Western Continental Europe

    Paolo Furini is marketing director of Oracle Western Continental Europe, where he leads projects of Enterprise 2.0 and organizes news strategies of marketing based on the most recent trends of web 2.0.
    In the past he has been in BEA System. He has a ultra decennary experience in Marketing ICT Business to Business.
    For over twenty years he has worked in the field of software developement.
    He has a deep experience in viral campaign marketing and content management system in business area: such as Corporate blogging and Business Social Networking (e.g. the LinkedIn group on Oracle Community)


  • Mario Gastaldi CEO and founder of Brain Team Consulting

    Mario is a consultant to Entrepreneurs, C-Level Leaders, and a trainer, coach and facilitator for individuals and groups on such topics as Employee and Organizational Engagement, Organizational Change Facilitation, Internal Communication, and New Organizational Frameworks based on emergence, allowed and enhanced by the development of social technologies. He designs and facilitates events in which people with diverse perspectives, and backgrounds, connect and co-create shared sustainable and concrete solutions to organizational challenges. His 21 years old experience spans across industries, countries, cultures with a particular focus on the U.S and European environment. Mario, through his Brain Team Consulting (www.braint.net), belongs to the European Consortium CLS - (Co-creating a Learning Society), within the European Appreciative Inquiry Network (www.networkplace.eu). He also belongs to the Organizational Development Institute (www.odinstitute.org).

    He writes his blog Sviluppo delle Organizzazioni (Growing Organizations) at www.mariogastaldi.com and offers his ideas and insights in Conferences and gatherings in Italy, Europe and the U.S.

  • Scott Gavin E2.0 Project Manager and Consultant
    Scott spent 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry as an IT project manager including time managing the industry's largest clinical trial system. It was also in this industry where Scott cut his teeth on the design and deployment of web based social tools, a.k.a Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0.  The most famous example is Pfizerpedia, the first official E2.0 deployment in the space.
    More recently Scott has been operating across many functions and sectors on both the training side and development of Web 2.0 tools for business. As part of this work Scott often speaks at industry events and host workshops and masterclasses for industry executives.

    Scott has been evangelizing Enterprise 2.0 approaches since his unique presentation 'Meet Charlie - What is Enterprise 2.0' back in 2006. 

  • Margherita Gentile Training Manager at the National Center for Transplantation

    Laureata in Scienze della Formazione presso l’Università degli studi di Perugia, ha conseguito il Dottorato di Ricerca in “E-learning Development & Delivery” all’Università G.D’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara. Dopo una prima esperienza lavorativa di due anni al Ministero della Salute, presso la Direzione Generale della Comunicazione e Promozione della Salute, lavora ormai da 6 anni presso il Centro Nazionale Trapianti come Referente della Attività di Formazione in ambito di Donazione, Prelievo e Trapianto.

    Nell’ambito della Formazione del Centro Nazionale Trapianti, ha coordinato progetti sia a livello regionale, nazionale ed europeo. Si occupa di organizzazione di Master post-universitari, di corsi di formazione e aggiornamento del personale sanitario che lavora nei processi di Donazione, Prelievo e Trapianto.

    Collabora attivamente come Cultore della Materia con la Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione di RomaTRE – Cattedra di Sociologia dell’Organizzazione Pubblica e dei Servizi – e con la Facoltà di Sociologia de La Sapienza – Cattedra di Sociologia della Salute.

  • Andrew Gilboy Vice President Enterprise 2.0 Oracle EMEA

     Andrew Gilboy is Vice President, Enterprise 2.0, EMEA and leads Oracle EMEA's Enterprise 2.0 sales, marketing, development, and technical teams that have ultimate responsibility for the success of its Enterprise 2.0 (E 2.0) Solutions, including Portals, Search, ECM and Collaboration tools, throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition to the role of Oracle's E 2.0 ambassador that see him educating the workforce on the E2.0 opportunities and its role within the wider Oracle technology offering, Andrew also maintains strong relationships with multinational E 2.0 customers and Alliance Partners.

  • Francois Gossieaux Co-founder and partner at Beeline Labs

    Through his role as a co-founder and partner at Beeline Labs, a boutique marketing innovation strategy firm that works with leading brands, and his role as a Senior Fellow and Board Member at the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), Francois has developed rich expertise in how the social in business has fundamentally changed most core business processes. He is also President of Corante, a social media publishing company.

    Prior to Beeline Labs, Francois was a marketing executive at a number of product startups, including eRoom Technology, where he spent 5 years leading marketing. He also worked in senior marketing positions for companies like Agfa/ Bayer, and Stratus Computers.

    He is the co-author of the upcoming book The Hyper-Social Organization and he's s currently blogging both at Emergencemarketing.com and at the Marketing 2.0 blog

  • Cai Kjaer Organisational Change and Communications Manager at Sinclair Knight Merz, Partner at Optimice Pty Ltd

    Cai’s experience includes consulting and implementation of projects with global blue-chip companies. Specifically large scale business transformation and process change projects, developing and implementing enterprise-wide Knowledge and Information Management strategies, designing information architectures, taxonomies, knowledge maps, knowledge audits, deploying Communities of Practice, identifying, analysing and improving people interactions through Organisational Network Analysis, designing processes and conducting training programs with focus on virtual collaboration and knowledge sharing. In addition, Cai has extensive experience in workshop facilitation at senior organisational levels. His work experience is diverse and he has been working nationally and internationally with a range of clients from government agencies to the world's largest resources company. Cai’s expertise has been recognised with a series of invitations to present at industry forums and conferences in Australia and overseas.

  • Esteban Kolsky Principal & Founder at ThinkJar LLC

    Esteban Kolsky is the Principal and Founder of ThinkJar, an advisory and research think-thank focused on Customer Strategies.

    He has over 22 years of experience in customer service and CRM consulting, research, and advisory services. Most recently he spent eight years at Gartner, focused on Customer Service and CRM research. While there he coined the terms for EFM (enterprise feedback management) and CIH (customer interaction hub). In addition, he wrote on the social networking topics that led to today’s revolution and assisted Fortune 500 and Global 2,000 organizations in all aspects of their CRM deployments.

    Mr. Kolsky is currently researching and advising vendors and organization how to extend customer interactions from the CRM niche to the entire organization in their efforts to become Social Businesses. He attended California Polytechnic University at Pomona, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and minors in Computer Information Systems, Telecommunications, and Economics.

  • Laurence Lock Lee Partner at Optimice

    Phd, University of Sydney, Australia. Having over 35 years of experience in research and management consulting, Laurence is accredited as an international expert in knowledge management and intellectual capital. He is the author of the book “IT Governance in a Networked World: Multi-Sourcing Strategies and Social Capital for Corporate Computing” and two executive reports for acknowledged management research group Cutter Inc., as well as publishing over 40 papers in conference proceedings, international journals and book chapters. He has presented at industry forums and undertaken consulting engagements in Europe Asia, Australia and the USA.  He has taught Knowledge Management and Business Analysis at  the Masters and Doctoral level in Australia and Asia.

  • Norman Lewis Managing Partner at Open Knowledge UK

    With over ten years experience in Telecoms innovation, Norman is recognised worldwide as an expert on future trends and user behaviour around Voice and Messaging and digital lifestyles. He has been a keynote speaker on this at O'Reilly Emerging Telephony, eComm, Telco2.0, 3G World Congress and Mobility Marketplace, the Global Billing Association and many other events. Norman is also the Chief Strategy Officer, Wireless Grids Corporation. Prior to joining WGC, he was the Director of Technology Research for Orange, formerly the Home Division of France Telecom where he was at the forefront of developing an innovation framework for an integrated Telco approach to the emerging Web2.0 ecosphere. He is an Associate Director of STL Partners Ltd, the group behind the Telco2.0 initiative. He was also previously an Executive Board member of the MIT Communications Futures Programme and is the Chairman of the ITU TELECOM Forum Programme Committee. He holds a Masters (1st Class) and a DPhil in International Relations from the Universities of Kent at Canterburyand Sussex.

  • Mark Tamis Associate, Social CRM and Social Business Consultant at NET-7

    Mark Tamis advises organisations on determining and implementing Social Business and Social CRM Strategies engaging customers / employees to derive a competitive advantage through actionable insights, innovation ideas and the possibility to co-create value.

    Mark is a Dutch, based in Paris and fluent in French, English, Dutch and German. He has been working internationally in a multicultural environment, recruiting and managing resources from different countries to doing business with customers from varied cultural backgrounds. He has an extensive experience in Enterprise Application Integration, Enterprise 2.0, Collaboration, Content & Knowledge Management, BPM and blog on Social CRM, Social Learning and Social Business on my blog

  • Giacomo Mason Intranet & Enterprise 2.0 Consultant


    Training courses teacher, consultant and Intranet manager. Born in 1966, his educational background spans from Computer science (High School diploma) to Philosophy (University degree). He spent most of his professional life and led most of his research activity working in the communications field, meant as a “seamless territory” which stands across philosophy, journalism, technology and communications. In 1999, after completing several experiences in traditional Corporate communications, he started dedicating himself exclusively to online communications. As a specialist from HR department, Giacomo worked as Web Manager for one of the widest and most active Italian Intranets and as Coordinator for the internal communications, e-learning and knowledge sharing web projects. Today a professional, he works as a training courses teacher and a consultant for public and private entities on: Intranets, Web 2.0, online writing and usability, internal corporate communications.


    He is the author of two books on Intranet management and effective visual presentations, respectively. He recently co-authored with Paolo Artuso his third book, on innovative internal corporate communications. Since 2001, he lives and works in Rome. In his spare time, he plays sax and transverse flute.


  • Mark Masterson Innovation Lead at CSC; Founding Member at The 2.0 Adoption Council

    So-called "enterprise architect" and self-appointed resident troublemaker, Mark is the Innovation Lead for CSC's Financial Services vertical in EMEA. He splits his time between working with clients, working for the CTO’s office on product and services strategy and contributing to the Leading Edge Forum’s Executive Programme. He has worked as a parasite of the financial services industry in Frankfurt and London for the last 20 years. He has spent the last several years researching, and working with clients of all sizes on cloud computing, SaaS and Enterprise 2.0. He is co-author of the recently released LEF report, Doing Business In The Cloud (http://www.csc.com/features/stories/31506-the_future_of_it_doing_business_in_the_cloud), a founding member of the 2.0 Adoption Council (http://www.20adoptioncouncil.com/), on the advisory board of the Enterprise 2.0 Summit (http://www.enterprise2.0-summit.de/), instigator of CloudCamp Frankfurt (http://www.cloudcamp-frankfurt.de/), and is a frequent public speaker and published author on the topics of cloud computing and Enterprise 2.0. He also writes a blog (http://jroller.com/MasterMark/), popular in certain circles, where he tries to broker peace between geek and enterprisey worlds.


  • Jane McConnell Intranet & portal strategy consultant

    Jane McConnell is an intranet and portal specialist. She founded NetStrategy/JMC as an independent consultant and works primarily with international / global companies and organisations on positioning and strategy roadmaps for intranets and portals, governance and intranet management issues, customisation strategies and how social media concepts applied internally can bring value to organisations.

    Jane McConnell initiated the Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey in 2006, and publishes the results each October. "Global Intranet Trends for 2010" is the upcoming report and she is creator and host since 1997 of the Executive Working Breakfasts for internet and intranet decision-makers in Paris.

  • António Ruivo Meireles Innovation Manager at Mota-Engil Engenharia

    António leads the challenge of bringing Innovation to the agenda of each worker of Mota-Engil, an international construction company, leader in Portugal. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and a MBA in Corporate Management. He has developed several internal studies and experiences on the best approach to implement an innovation system in a traditional and geographically dispersed company. His company decided not to create a huge (but probably isolated) IDI department but to make all the tools available so that everyone can participate and be pro-active in the innovation process. In the last years he has worked on the field with hundreds of people in order to understand which approach could be the best to integrate innovative thinking within the operational routine. InnovCenter, the company’s Innovation Platform, is one of their most successful results.

    His vision is to bring to the company new products/services and business models that are naturally created, while the organizational culture and the redesign of the processes follows the mutation of the business.

    At the same time, he is focused on the improvement of the construction industry through the development of knowledge, as well as efficient and innovation-driven processes. He empowers stakeholders of the Construction Industry to use BIM and lean construction methods so as to deliver integrated construction services more efficiently and more productively. He is leading the process of collaborative construction revolution and BIM implementation at Mota-Engil. He advocates the use of collaborative tools, BIM and lean construction methods because he believes that these tools exponentially increase productivity and efficiency, then saving owners money and earning higher profits for others. The Construction Industry is desperately seeking a better business model and António is working hard to provide it.

  • Pepe Moder Head of Digital at Barilla

    Pepe Moder started his career as Marketing Assistant at I.net, after graduating with Honors in Business Administration at the Università degli studi of Milano.

    His experience in marketing has gradually built up over the years through his work in different companies. He covered the position of Product Manager at Uunet, was partner and Marketing & Project Manager at MKtg, Business Development Manager at Genialpoint, Senior Project Manager at Ras for internet web communication and institutional website and New Media Marketing Manager for the entire Allianz group.

    He eventually joined Barilla in April 2008 as Digital Marketing Manager B.U. Bakery, focusing on strategy, tactics, operations and project management of digital communication projects. He also teaches digital communication and marketing at the Università degli Studi of Bergamo.

  • Sameer Patel Founding Partner at Sovos Group and Advisory Board Member / Co-Chair: E2.0 Strategy and Planning Track at Enterprise 2.0 Conference
    I’m a founding partner at the Sovos Group – a consulting firm that helps leading organizations accelerate employee, customer and partner performance via the strategic use of social and collaborative approaches and technology.
    I’ve spent a decade managing engagements for large organizations helping them define and execute sustainable programs that drive lead generation, business partner network optimization, sales and marketing operational effectiveness, customer acquisition and employee productivity.

    I also serve on the Enterprise 2.0 Advisory Board and co-chair the Enterprise 2.0 Strategy and Execution Tracks at the Annual Enterprise 2.0 Conference. 

    I blog about Enterprise 2.0 at www.pretzellogic.org

  • Alessandra Pelagallo Program e Process Control Manager at Telecom Italia

    Through different jobs and experiences abroad, Alessandra acquired language fluency in English, Spanish and French and she completed her studies cum laude before joining the Marketing Department of Telecom Italia in 2000 where she managed loyalty programs for premium clients. Starting from 2004 he moved to Trade Marketing helping with communication, promotion, merchandising and events.

    In 2008 she was appointed as the Program Manager of the Archimede Project: a contest for innovative ideas based on web 2.0 tools and aimed to 20K Telecom Italia employees that is supporting the improvement of business processes in term of transparency, efficiency and quality. The project, now at its third edition, has been recognized many times for its excellence both internally and externally.

  • Eugenio Perrier Brand Development & Innovation Director at Mulino Bianco (Barilla)

    Eugenio Perrier, 44 years old has been working in Barilla since 1992. He's Brand Development & Innovation Director ad Mulino Bianco since 2007. Prior to join Barilla he was Global Marketing Director at Wasa (resident in Swedenfrom 2001to 2004)and Marketing Director for Breakfast Products at Pavesi (2004-2007).

  • Massimo Pettiti CEO e founder at GloBrain

    He graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Università Statale di Pavia.
    Is "Matter Expert" and a specialist in "Psychology of New Media" at the Universita' Cattolica in Milan. He takes about 18 years in telecommunications, mobile and web. Massimo participated in the start-up of Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy) as Senior Project Manager and the he has led innovation of H3G-3Italia as Director of Innovation and New Media.
    He holds the course "Economics of Innovation" at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti-MI). Massimo is also in the Board of Directors of The "Renaissance Link", an association that supports creativity, innovation, beauty and sustainability in a context of Italian companies rooted to the land, founded by G. Lanzone, F. Morace and E. Genovesi.

    "Since the DVB-H to WEB 2.0: The Future of Television", ed. LED (Riva, Ugge ')
    "Web 2.0" - Il Sole 24 Ore. Author of the chapter "Web 2.0 and mobility"
    "Dictionary Digital Economy" - Il Sole 24 Ore. Curator V. Bari Author for "UMTS and new value chain."


  • Adriana Piazza Head of Marketing & Communication in WeBank

    Graduated in Semiotic and Pragmatics of Communication at University of Pavia. She has been product manager at Hasbro Italy and Marketing Manager at Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Group. Today she is Head of Marketing & Communication in WeBank and member of the operative board.

  • Francesco Pietrangeli Marketing Director at Pirelli

    Francesco Pietrangeli is an Electronic Engineer for 7 years devoted to marketing. He joined Pirelli in 2006 and a since 2009 is Marketing Director in Business Unit Moto. He previously worked for five years in Fiat Auto in sales and marketing and in Nissan Italy for five years as a sales area manager.

  • Diego Piovan HR and Organization Director - Carige

    Diego Piovan works in Carige Bank since 2005 as the first task he was assigned to responsibility of Management and Organization from July 2009 is also Head of Personnel.
    He began his career at Mobil Oil Corp. as Manager of Business Development in the automotive sector.
    He then worked for eight years in management consulting at Bain & Company, assisting clients on projects of business development and operational excellence in Italy and Europe, in particular in financial services, automotive and IT.

  • Jerome Poujardieu Business Development Manager Dassault Systèmes

    Jérôme Poujardieu is driving the mission of diversification for the channel organization inside Dassault Systèmes. The role of this organization is to deliver forty per cent of the global revenue software coming from a list of selected initiatives. During 2009 Jerome lead a WW project to implement a Web 2.0 Platform to connect people in business worldwide.
    Jérôme is a business professional that knows how to design, execute and manage a business. He spent half his carrier as an entrepreneur and half as an employee and has a degree in business and administration.

  • Emanuele Quintarelli Partner and Enterprise 2.0 Strategist in Open Knowledge

    Emanuele Quintarelli is Partner and Enterprise 2.0 Strategist in Open Knowledge. Prior to joining Open Knowledge he was the Web 2.0 Research and Development Director in Reed Business Information (Reed Elsevier) and Senior Consultant in Accenture.

    Emanuele is a lead researcher, analyst and blogger on the adoption of collaborative approaches by large organizations in order to increase their productivity, efficiency, reactivity to the market and innovative potential.

    Often invited as a speaker at international events, in 2007 he co-authored the book “Web 2.0. Internet is changed” for Il Sole 24 Ore and since 2005 he organized some of the most successful European conferences about social media and user experience like the Information Architecture Summit, Beyond Web 2.0 and the International Forum on Enterprise 2.0.

  • Andrea Rubei General Manager EMEA Broadvision

    Since the study deals with how the Internet changes the way companies and individuals interact with each other.

    Degree in Business Administration from the University LUISS of Rome with a thesis on early forms of eCommerce, Andrea Rubei, 39, began his career in 1994 as manager of the technical Helwett Packard and he is responsible for numerous product lines.

    In 1995 he began his experience in Cisco Systems International BV based in Amsterdam, where he remained for five years held positions of increasing importance: in 1998 he was appointed Internet Commerce Manager EMEA, supporting a business online B2B $ 4 billion.

    Since 2000, BroadVision is where in nine years and held several positions until get to play the role of Vice President and General Manager for 'America' s Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role he is working with the executive team BroadVision to prepare the launch of the new platform called Enterprise Social Networking Clearvale.

    Back in Europe in 2010, brings experience in the U.S. to contribute to Enterprise 2.0 market expansion in the Old Continent.

  • Enrico Scaroni Founder at Future Makers and Partner at Future Factory

    Worked for approximately 30 years as a consultant to management in both national and international contexts.
    Since the late 90s has focused his interests and professional activities on strategic innovation and development of new contexts, new models and new processes for "disruptive innovation".

    He led several projects for companies large and medium-sized Italian and foreign, especially in high technology sectors (Information Technology, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Semiconductor, Industrial Meccanotronica).
    From 2001 to 2007 he was contract professor for the courses of Economics of Business Enterprise and Innovation Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Perugia.
    He is the author of several publications and research on innovation and multi-sectoral studies on future prospects in the competitive insurance industry, heating / cooling and Apparel.

  • Emanuele Scotti Founder & Partner at OpenKnowledge

    Semiotics Phd, Open University Master; Mete/Allos, Isvor Fiat. Learning processes supported by technologies and a community management specialist. He lead project on Competence management, learning design, Internal communication, Social Network Analysis, Community management for italian and international enterprises. Emanuele is speaker in universities and in conferences about Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Co-author of "Community management" (Apogeo, 2007, 2009).

  • Stefano Sedda Human Resources Director in Meridiana

    Stefano Sedda is Human Resources and Organization Director at Meridiana fly, a flying company born from Meridiana and Eurofly. 45 years old, he's graduated in engineering. He has taken a lot of roles of responsibility in Human Resources Direction in many companies. His experience is characterized by turn over processes and rebuilding mixed with projects of development focused on information management and knowledge spreading.

    He’s author of many papers on ethics of competence applied to organizations and on the role of a new Human Resources Direction, able to intercept and use best the mix of energies and behaviors, which nowadays are present in organizations. 
In his style, traditional activities of “Development” and “Management” are mixed in a concrete and useful “Intelligence” management, both focused on the individual or the group (through communities of practices). Tools are the result of a complex system made by face-to-face, virtual and computer mediated interactions. Technology, is – in his idea – the key factor of a complex mix of objectives, thoughts, information and organizational processes.


  • Rosario Sica Founder & Disruptive Innovator at Open Knowledge

    Cybernetic Physicist with a Master Degree in Marketing and Social Communication, past CEO of Semantic Internet Innovation Ltd. He has a sound experience in the experimentation of innovative pedagogical methods. He has been consultant in South Pacific Islands (Fiji) and Project Manager in Chile for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In Vietnam for Médecins sans Frontiers, in Italy for Learning Technologies - A. De Little, RSO, Ministry of Social Affairs and ELEA Spa (De Agostini Group). He has published lots of articles about the application of new technologies in learning processes and he is co-author of the book “Il computer elementare" (elementary computer)” edited by Apogeo, (2003) and co-author of the new book "Community Management Processi informali e tecnologie Web 2.0 per la gestione della conoscenza nelle organizzazioni" ( Formal and Informal learning).

  • Luca Solari Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Human Resources Management, University of Milan and Scientific co-Director Master in HR Management & Development, MIP Business School Politecnico of Milan

    Luca is Delegato del Rettore alla Formazione Permanente e Continua at Università degli Studi di Milano, Scientific Advisor at Open Knowledge and Professor MBA - Human resources at MIP.

    Professor in the field of People Strategy, comprising both strategy - organizational design issues and human resource management strategies and practices, with a vast array of previous research and intervention experiences in different insustries ranging from service to manufacturing. Particularly interested in business experiences that assign value to sensemaking among actors rather than outsourcing of sheer consulting practices.

  • Lynda Tyler-Cagni Former Group Head of HR Ermenegildo Zegna

    Lynda has progressed through a diverse career encompassing Sales and Marketing and Human Resources spanning the Chemicals, Automotive and Consumer Goods sectors before moving into the luxury arena. Her international career path has led her to live in several countries where she worked for Fortune 500 Companies across Europe. 
    After completing her studies in the UK and France, Lynda joined Air Products and Chemicals, Europe as a graduate trainee.  She then moved into Human Resources and gained experience in most areas of the function, including organisation development and compensation/benefits before moving to Paris as HR Director of Air Products, France. During this period the Company doubled in size and she managed the integration of a major acquisition.  
    Recruited to join Cummins Engine Company in 1990 as European HR Director, she had full responsibilities for HR in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing, Europe, for one of the group Companies where she had full P and L accountability. 

    In 1995, she was recruited to join Stanley, (the tools and hardware group) as Vice President HR Europe and led a major initiative to transform the Company’s eight separate operating divisions into one centralised synergistic company. She was also responsible for upgrading the quality of managers employed and creating a more dynamic and fast moving culture.

    Recruited in 2000 by Ermenegildo Zegna, she joined this leading family owned Italian men’s wear brand as Head of Human Resources. She was the first non Italian to become a member of the top management team from outside Italy and from outside the close-knit Italian fashion industry. Lynda has played a major role in the transformation of Zegna from a men’s wear manufacturer to become a global luxury brand with extensive retail and wholesale distribution worldwide.  She has radically refocused the organization structure on the customer, upgraded leadership around the world and introduced innovative practices in Human Resources. She has spearheaded the introduction of a Senior Management Incentive Plan that mirrors the compensation practices in public Companies. She has created a global team and methods of working which facilitate speed of execution, accountability and focus on profitability without losing the inclusive and people centered values that characterize the Zegna family and  the Zegna brand. 
    Strongly focused on talent identification and development, Lynda has created a talent process which makes line managers accountable for identifying and nurturing talent while she and her team orchestrate global career paths and ensure consistent talent standards. Lynda has introduced new approaches in training to Zegna’s global team of Retail Sales associates employed in over 500 stores across 60 countries. The Zegna School trains associates in creating a highly individualized and personal approach to customer service.