Projects

A selection of some of the most important projects I’ve been working over the last few years. On top of that I do consulting, writing and speaking on the design, creation and execution of conferences. For more details visit my Linkedin profile.

PICNIC Festival

www.picnicnetwork.org

Company: Cross Media Week Foundation
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Years: 2009-2010
Role: Marketing Manager

PICNIC is about innovative ideas for business and society. It is an annual three-day festival that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co-creation. Curious minds eager to exchange their knowledge, ideas and skills gather at PICNIC, making it the place to create the future – together. PICNIC is not for observers, it’s for participants. Lectures are only a small part of the PICNIC experience. Competitions, challenges, social games, matchmaking, labs and workshops encourage everyone to get involved and get their hands dirty. Interactive exhibitions, games, networking sessions and unexpected surprises make for a fun and laid-back experience.

Speakers (selection): Dennis Crowley, Itay Talgam, Jeff Jarvis, Kevin Slavin, Linda Stone, Michael Tchao, Natalie Jeremijenko, Nicholas Negroponte, Peter Molyneux, Philip Zimbardo, Aza Raskin, Jeff Jarvis, Tom Hulme, Cory Doctorow, Denise Caruso, Evan Ratliff.

World Business Forum

www.hsmglobal.com
Company: HSM (now Wobi)
Where: Milan, Italy (+ others around the world)
Years: 2003-2008
Roles: Business Manager (startup), Marketing Director.

The World Business Forum brings together the most powerful minds in business with top executives from around the world, focusing on the critical issues and trends that are shaping business today. The conference takes/has taken place in New York, Chicago, Milan, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, Mexico City (Expomanagement), Sao Paulo (Expomanagement), Madrid (Expomanagement), amongst others.

Speakers (selection): Bill Clinton, Gary Hamel, Jack Welch, Madeleine Albright, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Porter, Paul Krugman, Philip Kotler, Stephen Covey, Tom Peters

MLOVE Confestival

www.mloveconfestival.com

mlove-project

Company: MLOVE Confestival
Where: Berlin, Germany
Year: 2012 –
Role: Director, Special Projects

The MLOVE Confestival brings together 200 thought leaders and innovators to discuss the powerful potential of mobile to act as a catalyst for community, change and inspiration. Set in a 100 room, 19th Century private castle in Germany over three nights and two days, global mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs and developers will mix with architects, scientists, musicians and social entrepreneurs to share and develop experiences in a highly interactive format and learn from each other about the opportunites that mobile presents today.

Speakers (selection)Jonathan MacDonald (This Fluid World), Ben Jones (AKQA), Louisa Heinrich (Fjord), Jessi Baker (TWBA/Being), Stefan Liske & Alex Nolte (PCH), Nicolas Roope (Poke London), Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change), Michael Breidenbrücker (RjDj)

Social Media Week Milan

www.socialmediaweek.org/milan

SMW-mi-project

Company: Social Media Week / Hagakure (Agency)
Where: Milan, Italy
Year: 2013
Role: Social Media Week Director

Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. The February 2013 edition took place in 10 cities (New York, Washington DC, Miami, Milan, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Paris, Lagos, Tokyo Singapore) and the Italian edition comprised 40 events and  had the support of top partners like Nokia, Telecom Italia, Fiat, Lavazza, Mondadori, Wired and the City of Milan. 

TEDxSilkRoad

www.TEDxSilkRoad.com

tedxsilkroad-project

Company: TEDxSilkRoad
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
Year: 2012
Role: Chief Laughter Officer, Marketing, Production

TEDxSilkRoad was a journey into the future of innovation, borderless creativity, commerce and the role of mobile and internet technologies in empowering communities. Our world and social interactions are being shaped and fueled by the advances in digital technologies combined with the power of art, design and storytelling. It took place in Istanbul, Turkey, a magnificent and bustling city and a unique bridge between the East and the West.

Frontiers of Interaction

www.frontiersofinteraction.org

Company: Frontiers of Interaction
Where: Rome/Milan, Italy
Year: 2010
Role: Conference Director (now Advisor)

Frontiers of Interaction was founded in 2005 to explore topics and ideas in the field of Interaction Design. In a very short time, it has become known as the leading Innovation conference in Italy, bringing together entrepreneurs, CEOs, early adopters and trend-setters for information and inspiration.

Speakers (selection): Adam Greenfield, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Andrea Vaccari, Antonio Citati, Francesco Cozzo, Heather Knight, Luke Williams, Mirjam Struppek, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Roberto Siagri

Red Innova

www.redinnova.com

red-innova-project

Company: Red Innova
Where: Madrid, Spain / LATAM
Year: 2011
Role: Chief Operating Officer

Red Innova is the community on Innovation, Internet and Entrepreneurship where Latin America meets the world. We bring together the most influential entrepreneurs, developers, mentors, investors, executives and media to share projects, learn, and build lasting business relationships.

Speakers (selection)Phil Libin (Evernote), Luke Williams (frog), Riyaad Minty (Al Jazeera), María Garaña (Microsoft), Kamal Bherwani (Grupo Prisa), Marcos Galperín (Mercado Libre), Mariano Amartino (Uberbin), Alex Ceballos (Amazon.com), Christian Hernández (Facebook), Richard Gerver, Bernardo Hernández (Google).

Meet The Media Guru

www.meetthemediaguru.org

Company: MGM Digital Communication
Where: Milan, Italy
Year: 2009
Role: Management team (esp. marketing & communications)

Meet the Media Guru is a series of conferences with international leaders in the fields of digital culture and innovation, dedicated to professionals and the public at large. Established in 2005, it has become a meeting point for debating between the most prominent voices of the new media culture and a faithful community in search of new innovative solutions.

Speakers: Cory Doctorow, Larry Lessig

Friends of Pangea Day

www.pangeaday.org

Company: MGM Digital Communication
Where: Milan, Italy
Year: 2008
Role: Project Manager

Pangea Day, the brainchild of TED Prize winner Jehane Noujaim had the goal of uniting the world across borders, differences and conflicts a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict by helping to help people see themselves in others — through the power of film. We hosted a “Friends of Pangea Day” in Milan which featured the international program plus local performances exploring human rights, attracting more than 1,400 participants.

iSummit

icommonssummit.org

Company: iCommons
Where: Sapporo, Japan
Year: 2008
Role: Documentation Team

iCommons in association with Digital Garage, Creative Commons Japan and the City of Sapporo brought together pioneers of the free Internet from 40 countries around the world. Inspired by Japanese innovation and hosted in a city fast becoming recognised for its modern, creative, technology-orientated approach to business and public initiatives – iSummit 2008 was a ground-breaking event that showcased pioneering approaches to furthering digital culture around the world.