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.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Romano Artoni

Romano Artoni: La ricerca e la conquista dei nuovi mercati sono gli elementi necessari per mantenere le imprese innovative

Emiliano di origine, due figli, si laurea in Giurisprudenza presso l’Università di Parma. Dopo un anno di pratica forense diventa avvocato. Inizia la sua carriera di banca nel 1982 al Credito Italiano in ruoli direttivi in più filiali del centro-nord. Nel 1999  – con la costituzione del Gruppo UniCredit – passa al vertice di Caritro (Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto).
In UniCredit è stato, dal 2003, direttore regionale della banca Retail in Piemonte/Liguria e, dal 2006,  nel Triveneto Ovest.
Nel 2010  è stato direttore esecutivo del network Famiglie e PMI del Triveneto Occidentale.
Dal gennaio 2013  è Deputy Regional Manager di UniCredit nel Nord-Est.
Inoltre è presidente di UniIT srl, joint venture tra UniCredit e Tecnofin (Provincia Autonoma di Trento), vice presidente della Commissione ABI Trento e vice presidente della commissione ABI del Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Thursday 09 May 2013

Marialuisa Coppola

Marialuisa Coppola: Win the challenge of recovery by reducing the separation between institutions and businessmen

Born in Vicenza on 2 November 1960, she studied languages and gained her diploma from the Trieste school of interpreters; she is a business director and lives in Porto Viro, Rovigo. Since 1997 she has been councilor and assessor for the town council of Rosolina, near Rovigo. A provincial commissioner for the An party in the Polesine region from 1998, from 2001 to 1005 she was an external councilor for the regional government with responsibility for the budget, equal opportunities, international relations and cooperation, human rights, and fisheries. From 2005 to 2010 she was councilor for the budget, equal opportunities, and for women and the young in business. This is her third regional legislature.