Steering committee

Founders

Since 2012, State of the Net’s founders Beniamino Pagliaro, Paolo Valdemarin and Sergio Maistrello have invited prominent collegues and friends to share the adventure of building State of the Net. The steering committee contributes to set the main themes of the conference and assesses the development of the project during the year.

 

Euan Semple

Euan Semple

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.

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Luca De Biase

Luca De Biase

Innovation journalist, Luca is the founder and editor of Nòva project at Il Sole 24 Ore. He is visiting professor of innovation journalism at Università di Padova, member of the scientific committee of the master in science’s communication at Sissa in Trieste and member of the scientific committee at master in big data analytics at Luiss University in Rome. He has published several books: Homo pluralisMedia civici and Cambiare pagina are the most recent.

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Gigi Tagliapietra

Gigi Tagliapietra

Entrepreneur, innovator and musician. He has worked for thirty years as a specialist of computer networks and computer security. For ten years he chaired the Clusit, the most authoritative Italian association in the security industry. 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 and is now the president of Doc Educational one of the largest cooperatives of music teachers in Italy.

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Adriana Lukas

Adriana Lukas

Adriana is the founder and organiser of the monthly Quantified Self meetups in London. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Open University in the UK. In her previous life she advised and disrupted companies that wished to change and adapt. These days she studies and practices yoga, tantra and ayurveda, to live a balanced life and to help others do the same.

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Marco Massarotto

Marco Massarotto

After working in major international advertising agencies, Marco founded and manages Hagakure, a leading italian digital communications agency, today merged in DOING. 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.

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Antonella Napolitano

Antonella Napolitano

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.

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Daniele Chieffi

Daniele Chieffi

Daniele is head of digital communication and content factory development at AGI and digital innovation advisor at Ferpi. Previously he had run the digital pr at ENI and the relationship with online media at UniCredit Group. Journalist, he grew up professionally at Il Mattino, La Repubblica, Kataweb and Vivacity. He is the editor of Neo editorial project at Franco Angeli and the author of several books about Online media relations, Social media relations and Online crisis management.

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Mafe De Baggis

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), then World Wide We in 2010, the last #Luminol in 2014.

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Massimo Russo

Massimo Russo

Massimo Russo is the Managing Director of the Digital Division of GEDI. Previously he has been co-editor in chief of the Italian national daily La Stampa, and 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.

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Dave Snowden

Dave Snowden

Dave Snowden is founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He holds visiting chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick. He is a senior fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore. He is a editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is an Editor in Chief of E:CO.

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Simone Puksic

Simone Puksic

Simone is the chairman of the board of Insiel, ICT Service Provider of Friuli Venezia Giulia government. He is president of Assinter Italia and vice president of Euritas, respectively the Italian and the European associations that gathers ICT Public companies and promotes the collaboration with all the governmental institutions involved in digitalization. Passionate about digital transformation and innovative growth in public sector, Simone is an ambassador of digital culture in Italy.

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State of the Net 2014

Barbara Sgarzi

Journalist, expert in communication and digital publishing. From the start-up of Yahoo! Italia in 1998, she contributed to the digital evolution in Italy. Adjoint professor at Sissa (Trieste), since 2009 she taught digital journalism in various Italian newsrooms such as Condé Nast and Corriere della Sera. She’s a digital consultant for major Italian companies with a focus on social media strategies and digital transformation. Her latest book is Social Media Journalism strategie e strumenti per creatori di contenuti e news (Apogeo, 2016).

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Ton Zijlstra @ SotN15

Ton Zijlstra

Consultant on networked agency, ethics by design and digital transformation. Change, complex challenges, and the way live in a fully digitised and networked world fascinate him ever since he first went online in 1989. As a founding partner of European open data consultancy The Green Land, he helps governments to open up as part of comprehensive and ethics based data governance. As part-time open government expert with the World Bank, he works in Eastern Europe and across Asia, and is an external expert to UNDP Serbia. Ton was chairman of the FabLab Foundation in the BeNeLux. With his wife he hosts international conferences at home as birthday parties. He blogs since 2002.

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Marco Zamperini

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.