Un insieme di interviste raccolte dall’esordio del Premio Gaetano Marzotto. Punti di vista sul mondo e sulla realtà italiana da parte di imprenditori, ricercatori, incubatori d’impresa, mondo della finanza e venture capitalist, giornalisti ed esperti di innovazione che credono nel cambiamento del nostro Paese.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Matteo Marzotto

MATTEO MARZOTTO: Il saper fare italiano

He has been president of Vionnet S.p.A. since January 2009 and president of the Mittelmoda Fashion Award since September 2008. After having worked for fifteen years in firms linked to the family’s interests and having gained experience throughout the whole textiles/clothing sector, from 2003 to 2008 he was first COO and then president of Valentino S.p.A.

In his role as a civil servant he was president and board member of Enit-Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo, the national tourist board, from August 2008 to December 2011. He was one of the founders (January 1997) and is vice-president of the non-profit foundation for research into cystic fibrosis and, apart from Marzotto S.p.A. itself, he is part of various boards of directors. He is an active sportsman and an enthusiast for all activities linked to flying.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Federico Marchetti


Born in Ravenna in 1969, Federico Marchetti graduated in economy from the Bocconi university in Milan, and then gained an MBA from Columbia University. After having finished his studies, he began a career in the American corporate world. In 2000, after having worked as an adviser to various entrepreneurs and designers in the fashion industry, both in Italy and the U.S.A., he founded YOOX, an ideal fusion of his vision of business and his enthusiasm for fashion and design. Today he is managing director of the YOOX Group, the global Internet retail partner for the main brands of fashion and design which has established itself among market leaders with its multi-brand stores yoox.com and thecorner.com, as well as such mono-brand online stores as zegna.com, valentino.com, and diesel.com, all of them “Powered by YOOX Group”.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Cristiano Seganfreddo

CRISTIANO SEGANFREDDO: A definite answer to rhetoric about the young

He is a cultural producer with a subversive interest in the relationship between business, contemporary culture, and society. He is a leader writer for many Italian newspapers and magazines, and he also collaborates with various cultural institutions and other reference points for products made in Italy. He is the president of Fuoribiennale, a platform for cultural output in the creative industries, and of Agenzia del contemporaneo. He was the founder of the Monotono contemporary art space and of Flaneur&publisher publications. He is the CEO of the Progetto Marzotto. In 2006 he was awarded the Longhi prize for innovation and, in 2011 and 2012, the Festival Città Impresa prize. He is a member of
Unicredit’s territorial committee. Since 2011 he has been professor of fashion design aesthetics at the Milan polytechnic.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Alessandro Russello

Alessandro Russello: Innovation: the constant capacity to be amazed

Alessandro Russello was born in Palmanova near Udine on 12.09.1958. He graduated in philosophy from Padua university. In 1985 he was employed by the local daily newspapers belonging to the L’Espresso-Reppublica group: the Mattino di Padova, the Tribuna di Treviso, and the Nuova Venezia. Over the years he has been involved with politics, law reporting, and culture; successively he took charge of their coordination, first as section editor, and then as news editor. At the same time, from 1990 to 2001, he worked in the Veneto office of the Corriere della Sera. In 2002, with the opening of the Corriere del Veneto, the new supplement of the Corriere della Sera, he was taken on as its managing editor and was later appointed vice-director. In June 2012 he became its managing director.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Ilaria Capua


Director of the department of comparative biomedical sciences of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (the Veneto experimental zoo-prophylactic institute) in Legnaro, Padua. The department hosts the national reference centre; FAO, the United Nations food and agricultural organization; the world organization for animal health for avian influenza and Newcastle illness; the national centres for collaboration and reference for scientific research into infective illnesses between humans and animals; and the FAO’s reference centre for rabies. As a result of launching GISAID, an international network for online collaboration for the genetic data of the avian flu virus, Ilaria Capua was awarded the Scientific American 50 prize by the magazine of the same name, and the Revolutionary Mind prize awarded by the American magazine “Seed”. She is involved with scientific research into animal health for the European Commission.

Sunday 10 November 2013

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo


After having graduated in economics and commerce from Turin university, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo began to be interested in contemporary art as a collector at the beginning of the 1990s.
In 1995 she founded the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo of which she is president. In 1997 its first venue was inaugurated in Guarene d’Alba in Palazzo Re Rebaudengo. In 2002 the foundation opened a new exhibition space in Turin. Since 2008 she has been a member of the cultural board of Confindustria, the Italian manufacturers’ association, and part of the readers’ jury for the “Premio Camiepello – Confindustria Veneto” award. She is also a member of the International Council of the Friends of Contemporary Drawing of MoMA, New York, of the international council of the Tate Gallery, London, of the Leadership Council of the New York Museum, New York, of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Advisory Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art, and of the cultural committee of the Magazine Cartier Art.
In 2011 Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo became vice-president of the jury for the Premio Rothschild award.