Scientific Committee

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Scientific Committee

Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford and Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University of Bologna (from 2021-22). He is a world-renowned expert on digital ethics, the ethics of AI, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. He has published more than 300 works, translated into many languages. He is deeply engaged with policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications, and collaborates closely on these topics with many governments and companies worldwide.

Francois de Brabant

A graduate in Political Economics, he has been studying and analysing the world of ICT and the evolution towards a digital economy for over 30 years. In 1979, de Brabant founded Reseau, the first Italian consulting company operating in the ICT sector. Then in 1998, after heading Group strategies for Telecom Italia, he founded the company Between, which he managed until 2014. He also promoted the international telecommunications conference that was held for 10 years (1986 -1995) at the Cini Foundation in Venice, considered the most important event in the industry, bringing together ICT/digital leaders every year. From 2008 to 2014, he organised the Capri conference, also considered the most important annual digital event in Italy. He is currently a member of the board of Jakala SpA.

Emanuela Girardi

Emanuela is the founder and president of Pop AI (Popular Artificial intelligence). She is a co-author of the Italian national AI strategy as a Member of the High-Level Expert Group of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. She further is a Member of the Board of Directors of AIxIA, the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence and she is a Member of CLAIRE, the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of ADRA, the private partner of the European Commission for the European Partnership on AI data and robotics. Emanuela graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University and earned the CEMS Master in International Management from Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium

Donatella Sciuto

Donatella Sciuto is Vice-Chancellor of the Politecnico di Milano. She is a Full Professor of Computing Systems in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering. She holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition, she holds a Master in Business and Administration (CEGA) from the Bocconi University School of Business Administration. She has conducted most of her research in the field of computer architecture design methodologies, considering issues related to performance, energy consumption and security. More recently, she has focused her research on more applicative issues connected with the use of new ICT technologies in various application areas like smart cities and fintech. Professor Sciuto was made an IEEE Fellow for her scientific contribution to the design of embedded systems. She has co-authored over 300 scientific articles in international journals and conferences. Since 2013, she has served as member of the High Council of the Bank of Italy and Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Milan Branch. Since 2017, she has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of AVIO S.p.A and Raiway S.p.A., in addition to Fila S.p.A. since 2021. She has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Human Technopole Foundation since 2018. She was Vice President of Finance of the Council on Electronic Design Automation of IEEE (the world's largest technology professional organisation) from 2008 to 2010, then President Elect and President from 2011 to 2013. She was named an IBM Woman Leader in AI in 2021 and one of the Inspiring Fifty Italy in 2018.

Dario Di Vico

With a degree in Sociology from the University of Rome, he joined the newspaper Corriere della Sera in July 1989 and was also deputy editor under the Folli and Mieli editorships. He covers the real economy, industry and labour. Di Vico has received several awards, including the Premiolino, the Campiello for economics and the Guidarello. He has also written several books, the most recent of which is Nel Paese dei disuguali (published by Egea).

Oscar Pasquali

Oscar is CEO of Generation Italy, a non-profit foundation launched by McKinsey & Company. He focuses on issues like education, training, employment, innovation, social impact, policymaking and public-private partnerships. Today he works for Generation, which he helped to bring to and launch in Italy with the dual mission of helping young people acquire useful skills and expertise for entering the world of work and supporting companies in identifying staff with the qualifications and motivation that they are looking for.

He has also worked on these issues in two governments as Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, following the School Reform, the National Research Plan and the Industry 4.0 Plan, and as Co-Sherpa of the G20 Science & Technology track in China and Sherpa of the Future of Production Committee of the World Economic Forum.

In the past, he was also involved in business internationalisation, international and institutional relations and public-private partnerships at the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, where he worked with the US Government on the US participation in Expo 2015.

Oscar started his career in strategy consulting, serving leading institutions, governments and companies. He has a History degree from the University of Trento and a Master’s in Public Management from SDA Bocconi.