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.

Euan is a member of the State of the Net’ steering committee.

Walter Quattrociocchi

Walter Quattrociocchi is an Assistant Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Lucca (Italy), where he is the coordinator of the CSSLab. His research interests include dynamical processes on complex networks, graph algorithms with a special focus on computational social science. Recently his research has focused on the information diffusion in online social network platforms and their relation with the opinion evolution.

Walter earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science (Summa cum Laude) at the University of Parma and his Ph.D in Logic and Computer Science at the University of Siena with the thesis “Computational Aspects of Social Dynamics” under the supervision of Prof. Nicola Santoro (Carleton University, Canada).

From 2007 to 2010 he worked at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). In 2012 he worked Northeastern University as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mobs Lab of Alessandro Vespignani. He serves as teacher and/or collaborator in courses on Algorithms, Programming, Distributed Computing, Social Networks for graduate and undergraduate students.
He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Luca De Biase

Innovation journalist, Luca is the founder and editor of Nòva24 project at Il Sole 24 Ore. He 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 and of the master in Big data analytics at Luiss University in Rome. He wrote several book, Homo pluralisMedia civici and Cambiare pagina are the most recent.

Luca is member of the State of the Net’ steering committee.