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Andrea Rangone

Andrea Rangone is the founder of various enterprises in the Information and Communication Technology field. He coordinates the project Startup Boosting, which offers support for the most innovative and promising business ideas and entrepreneurial projects. As well, he manages some executive courses at the MIP and is director of the ICT & Management Observatory of the School of Management at the Politecnico di Milano, where he is also a professor of Business Strategy and E-business. He is the author of numerous books on the digital economy, mobile business, and the strategic management of ICT.

Carlo Mancosu

Carlo Mancosu

Born in Cagliari in 1980. In 2009, he helped create Sardex.net. Between 2011 and 2012 he worked as economic editorialist for Cagliari’s daily paper, “Sardegna Quotidiano”, covering topics on macroeconomic analysis and finance. Over the past few years he has spoken at various important festivals, conventions, and national and international events. Currently, he manages communications at Sardex.

Chiara Spinelli

Chiara Spinelli

Chiara Spinelli, who works in the advertising and public administration sectors, was among the pioneers of crowdfunding in Italy, giving life to one of the first Italian platforms in 2011. Today, she happily tells here stories on Registro.it (the registry for domain names at the CNR), following projects dedicated to ICT startups, and marketing on the web, and she continues her evangelist and consulting activities for crowdfunding projects throughout Italy.

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David Orban

David Orban

David Orban was born in Budapest in 1965. Today, he is CEO of Dotsub, the New York based company that created the online platform that allows for the creation and sharing of video subtitles with millions of users. He is the founder of WideTg, the startup that proposes to make everything accessible to everyone on the Internet, without barriers, especially the Internet of Things. He is Advisor and member of the Faculty of Singularity University. Once president of Humanity+, Orban, today, participates at many international conferences on the Web and new technologies. He is also the creator of Open Government Data Working Group to promote transparency in and accessibility to government data.

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David Wolman

David Wolman is an American journalist and multifaceted writer. He regularly collaborates with Wired USA and, in the past, has written for The New York Times, Geographic Traveler, and Outside. In 2005, he published A Left-hand Turn Around the World and, three years later, Righting the Mother Tongue. Again in 2008, he revealed to the world that a group of activists were using Facebook to combat the Mubarak regime. He then recounted their story in The Instigators. The End of Money, his fourth book, retraces the story of money: from Chinese banknotes that bewitched Marco Polo to their technological surrogates today, from mobile phone payments to virtual money.

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Martina Pennisi

Martina Pennisi

Martina Pennisi was born in 1983 in Milan. She is a professional journalist specializing in technology and digital. She manages the SmartMoney column and collaborates with Corriere della Sera and Wired Italia.

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Riccardo Luna

Riccardo Luna was born in Rome in 1965. He initially collaborated with Il Messaggero and Avvenire. Hired at Repubblica in 1991, he became managing editor seven years later. He was the first director of Wired Italia. Since 2012 he is a board member of Oxfam Italia, and founder and president of Wikitalia, association of civic hackers for open government. In the same year he also became director of the online magazine CheFuturo!. He has collaborated with MIUR to coordinate round tables working on reforming the Italian school system and, in 2013, he published the book Cambiamo tutto! La rivoluzione degli innovatori (Let’s Change Everything! The Innovators Revolution).

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ROBERTO FERRARI

Roberto Ferrari began in 1991 as brand manager for Procter&Gamble, where he then became marketing director for Western Europe six years later. In 2002 he became marketing and sales director for ACI, and in 2006 moved to Compass, a credit company for Mediobanca, as marketing director. Today, he is a board member of Mediobanca Innovation Services and Managing Director of CheBanca!.

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Sebastiano Scròfina

Sebastiano Scròfina

Sebastiano Scròfina was born in Rome in 1984. He received a degree in philosophy and, since 2013, he has focused on unconventional monetary systems: in the same year he created Ecoroma, the first complementary money in Italy. He is the cofounder of Dropis, an online system for participatory economics that includes exchange credit in order to buy and sell without using money. He is also a partner in CoinCapital, the first Italian consulting network for mathematical currencies.

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