In 2012 SotN founders Beniamino Pagliaro, Paolo Valdemarin and Sergio Maistrello invited some prominent collegues and friends to come and share the adventure of building State of the Net. The steering committee meets a couple of times during the year, sharing ideas, setting the main themes and assessing developments of the conference.
As director of knowledge management for the BBC, he was among the first to adopt tools for social networking in the enterprise. He has then worked with major organisations such as Nokia, the World Bank, and NATO. Today he is a consultant for major organizations around the world, helping them to make better use of new technologies. His book Organizations Don’t Tweet, People Do is a milestone for managers who deal with social media within their enterprises.
Luca De Biase
Innovation journalist, Luca is the founder and editor of Nòva project at Il Sole 24 Ore. He is the chairman of Ahref, a foundation which develops research on the quality of information that emerges from the social networks. Luca is visiting professor of innovation journalism at Università di Padova and member of the scientific committee of the master in science’s communication at Sissa in Trieste. He wrote several book, Media civici and Cambiare pagina are the most recent.
Entrepreneur, innovator and musician. He has worked for thirty years as a specialist of computer networks and computer security. Since 2005 he chairs the Clusit, the most authoritative Italian association in the industry. He was part of working groups for Enisa, the european agency for networks and security, and for the Digital Agenda of the italian government. He has been a pioneer of the civic networks. Great lover of music, Gigi plays the cello and works closely with non-profit school of music in the Garda area.
Consultant and expert in digital communication, Adriana is organising the London Quantified Self Group and focusing on Vendor Relationship Management. As a researcher, her focus is based on non-hierarchical organisations. In the past, she advised companies in Europe and the US on how to integrate social media into their communications.
After working in major international advertising agencies, Marco founded and manages Hagakure, a leading italian digital communications agency. He is the author of successful books on internet public relations, social network identity and mobile marketing. In 2012 Marco started a non profit organization to promote japanese food culture.
Antonella is Communications Manager at the Cild, the Italian Coalition for Civil Rights and Freedoms that supports and empowers civil society groups working in addressing some of the most pressing human rights issues. Before she had been Europe editor at TechPresident and Head of communications and contents for Diritto di Sapere. She is author of three books about LinkedIn for professionals or corporations and about political communication on Facebook.
Daniele is Head of the online press office at ENI. Previously he had run for over three years the relationship with online media at UniCredit Group. Journalist, he grew up professionally at Il Mattino and at La Repubblica, before going online with Kataweb. At Vivacity he managed a team of 35 local sites with 15 journalist and 150 correspondents. Daniele teaches at Università Cattolica in Milan, at Università La Sapienza in Rome, at the Cuoa in Vicenza and at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore. He is the author of several books about Online media relations, Social media relations and Online crisis management.
Mafe De Baggis
Since 1997, Mafe has sought to bring companies, leaders and people who feel the need to the Internet, guiding them in correctly interpreting and experiencing a complex, but at the same time fun, medium. She works to free people from the fear of change and to show them how to live it in an evolutive way. She wrote several books, the first in 2001 on communities (Le tribù di Internet), the last in 2010 called World Wide We.
Massimo Russo is the Managing Director of the Digital Division of Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso. Previously he has been co-editor in chief of the Italian national daily La Stampa, editor in chief of Wired Italia, digital content director at Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, editor in chief of the Visual Desk of L’Espresso and Repubblica.it, reporter and senior editor in L’Espresso daily newspapers. He co-authored “Eretici Digitali”, a book about journalism in the digital age, and Attacco ai pirati, on a hacking team case.
In loving memory of our friend Marco Zamperini, the funky professor, since the very beginning a member of this committee, a prestigious speaker at the conference and a huge supporter of our project. His passion, his competence and his irony will be missed and will inspire our efforts forever.