Andrea Botero is Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University and conspirator at the design studio Suo&Co. As of August 2022 she will be Professor of New Frontiers of Design at Aalto University. Her design works explores technologies, services and media formats for collectives and communities. Through her research work she aims to understand how collectives come to understand the design spaces available to them and how designers could support more various infrastructuring processes around them. Andrea has a Doctor of Arts (DA) in New Media from Alto University, a masters (MA) in product and strategic design from the School of Arts and Design Helsinki and a BA in industrial design from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Roberta is a Sociologist and Criminologist with a passion for social and technological trends. She has always dealt with new methodologies for the management and development of ideas, new approaches to understand the market and design the right target and personas, building the proper business strategy.
Experienced Business Innovation Advisor demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Innovation Management, Open Innovation, Innovation Lab, Business Model definition and Innovation scouting.
She has a strong experience in social trend analysis, working on the understanding and study of citizens’ and consumers’ opinions and behaviors, useful to companies for the analysis of new strategies, also using AI and NLP tools.
Vincenzo is a Director in PwC New Ventures with the role of Innovation Team Coordinator. He gained experience in public and private sector with national and international customers.
He focused his multidisciplinary activity on innovation management, technology transfer, digital strategy, new business model definition, program and project management, business process reengineering and organizational restructuring.
He coordinated Strategic and Management Consulting projects aimed at enhancing the innovation potential of the production system also supporting services for the creation of new innovative Companies, Startups, Spinoffs.
He currently coordinates Nudge for Innovation, the PwC Innovation Programme promoting a culture of innovation and enhancing company’s resources and skills through a guided methodology, supporting employees in the ideation, development and launch of innovative solutions.
With a background in interaction design, Tommaso has accumulated more than 14 years’ experience in product and service design, brand strategy, and customer experience.
His primary responsibility is supporting growth and learning by ensuring every team and project is equipped with the best design-led methods and knowledge.
To make this happen, Tommaso has spent the past 14 years working between Italy, UK, Middle East, Turkey, Greece and the Dominican Republic, working tirelessly to develop and deliver experiences to help teams and clients harness the power of customer-centricity to create new service and product experiences that people will love
Pawel Pokutycki (PL/NL) is an interaction designer, researcher and lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague and Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 2005 he initiated early activities of the RFID Lab, later called the AR+RFID Lab, an experimental interdisciplinary platform for research in the application of Augmented Reality (AR) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies in the field of art and design. He is a core member of the Alternative Learning Tank (ALT), a nomadic school and artistic organization that focuses on research, creation and implementation of didactical programs on progressive and radical fields of knowledge which are often neglected by educational institutions. His recent projects focus on exploring relationships between new media theory, political, social and cultural studies by concept development and prototyping for interactive media. He believes in a methodology of design based on his own, peculiar interpretation of the Black Box Theory presented at a TEDx event in 2012. Currently he is conducting multidisciplinary research on “Humane Technology for the Global South: Ethics of Interaction Design in the (post)Colonial Context”, besides Europe frequently lecturing and giving masterclasses in such countries as Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, India and China.
Marco Taisch has been Full Professor at the Politecnico di Milano since 1991, where he teaches Advanced Production Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing and Operations Management and where he coordinates the Manufacturing Group of the School of Management. Since 2002 he has been particularly dedicated to the study of technological trends carrying out some technological roadmaps and studies of technologies foresight on manufacturing as a consultant for the European Commission. He is a member of the Board of EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association), of the board of the Italian Intelligent Factory Cluster and of the Lombard Intelligent Factory Cluster. He is co-founder and scientific chairman of the World Manufacturing Foundation, under whose aegis is annually organized the World Manufacturing Forum, the world event for the definition of the agenda on manufacturing. He is a founding member of Miraitek4.0, two spin-offs of the Politecnico di Milano on Industry 4.0 issues. He is president of MADE – Competence Center Industry 4.0, the largest of the eight competence centers of the National Industry 4.0 Plan. Consultant to several companies including Leonardo, Thales Alenia Space and Siemens.
In April 2020, Matteo Losi was nominated Head of Presales Architect and Innovation for SAP EMEA South. This region includes Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel, Turkey, Middle East and Africa. Losi is responsible for developing knowledge and driving customer and prospect choice towards SAP’s innovative digital transformation and cloud scenarios. Previously, Losi worked as Digital Transformation Chief Expret and Database & Data Management Sales Director in SAP Italy to enhance SAP’s Platform and Digital Core strategy to help Italian companies develop Digital Transformation paths based on SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA. Matteo Losi joined SAP Italy in 2001 as Head of Presales & Business Development. In recent years he has held strategic roles in the presales area at EMEA level and in South Africa as Head of Presales Africa in Johannesburg. Before joining SAP, Losi gained significant experience at ST Microelectronics, Siemens, and as a consultant at Ernst & Young Consultants. Losi holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.