Architect. Founder and CEO of the SmartCity Corporation, the world’s first female start-up for smart city
projects. Director of the SmartCity Corporation Collection, I edition ‘ La Smart City e La città Comoda, Una Nuova
Realtà Futurista Smartiana’ (Mimesis 2022). Director of the International Master ‘Be Smart in the City’. Since
2000, international professional in Europe and worldwide as a Team Leader and task manager of programs and
infrastructure projects for EU, MAECI, UNESCO, IDB/WB, and NCW. Technical assistance to foreign
governments, developing countries, and war zones. Her prestigious assignments range over the most diverse
geographical areas of the world: Western Balkans, South-Eastern Europe, Middle East, and South America.
Professor in Project Cycle Management at the International Master in Urban Architectural Complexity
Management at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Architecture. Professor at the Rome Business School
in Smart Cities and Rural Transformation. Professor at the Spadolini Academy. Founder and Artist of the project
“Just Trash Recycling Culture”. Publications and documentaries.
Senior Director of Urban Planning at Red Sea Global.
Talks about cities, the public realm, urban design, urban planning, and master planning. Faculty of Urban and
Regional Planning Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Former Cultural Attaché and Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tirana,
Luxembourg, and Marseille (2002 -2005); Head of Section, promoting the Art Collection of the Farnesina –
Directorate General for the Country System, (2011-2012); Member Task Force Italian Presidency, Committee
of Ministers of the Council of Europe (2021-2022). Council of Europe: Cheaf of the Italian delegation of the
Cultural Committee, Cultural Heritage and Landscape (1995-2012). Vice President and President of Committee
of Culture (2004 -2007). Member of Council and Orientations of Cultural Routes (1995-2011). Auditor of
Cultural Routes. University of Reggio Calabria: Scientific Council member and Cultural Itineraries Coordinator
of the Research Laboratory UNESCO Heritage of the Mediterranean at the PAU Department of the
Mediterranean. Technical-Scientific Member Committee Calabria Regional Observatory UNESCO Heritage. Vice
President Centro Camuno Studi Preistorici (2017 – 2021). Member of ICOMOS Italy International Council of
Monuments and Sites, and SISTUR Scientific Society of Tourism. Over 50 publications and articles including
Institute of Heritage Science (ISPC) – Researcher
Postgraduate in Classical Archaeology on surveying and technical analysis of ancient monuments, he holds a
Ph.D. in Science of Representation and Surveying from the Faculty of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome.
ISPC researcher expert in digital survey techniques and 3D data processing, for several years he has been
dealing with research topics concerning the relationship between Survey and Digital Representation aimed at
the knowledge and technical analysis of archaeological sites and architectural monuments. Lecturer in
agreement with Sapienza University of Rome in the course of Thematic Cartography at the School of
Specialization in Natural and Territorial Heritage (SSBNT) and Representation and Visual Culture of Cities, a
module of the Design and Representation Studio Laboratory. Since 2021, he has been coordinating the ISPC
Digital Representation and Survey Laboratory – RDR-Lab.2
Climatologist, graduated in physics, working at CNR since 1988, she is a senior scientist at the Institute of
BioEconomy. She has coordinated the Regional Training Center (WMO-RTC) in Italy since 2014 and is
responsible for the Office in Rome of CNR-IBE since 2006. She is involved in research projects and carries out
scientific communication and training activities on issues related to climate change and its impacts. Professor
of Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Tuscia is member of the Council of the ESSL, an
Academician of the Georgofili, a member of professional associations (AMS, AGU, EGU, EMS), Associate Editor
of scientific journals, she is a national delegate to the Climatology Commission (CCl) of the WMO since 2005.
The main fields of expertise are climate change and its impact on biosystems, and extreme weather events.
Urban environment engineer. He is passionate about urban resilience to climate change impacts, the
environmental impact on urban ecosystems, and the use of nature-based solutions to mitigate the impact of
climate change in cities. In 2018, after graduating with a master’s in city and urban from Ecole Centrale Nantes
in France, he joined ECOTEN Urban Comfort s.r.o., an urban environmental consultancy focused on the climate
adaptation of cities, and is currently working there as the CTO. He conceptualized the measurement of urban
heat vulnerability for city planners and urban developers using GIS and earth observation technology. He also
manages the development of urban microclimate simulations using the software suite SOLENE-microclimate
for urban development stakeholders. He is also managing the commercial development of the SOLENE-
microclimate with funding from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR) and the development of
Urban Resiliency API services with funding from ESA BIC.
Giuseppe Borghi is since June 2020 the Head of the ESA Φ-lab Division that Accelerates the future of Earth
Observation. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and a Master in Executive General
Management. After some years of AI research activities @PoliMi (I) and IDSIA (CH), he joined the Space
industry in 1998 and contributed for about 25 years to its worldwide innovation in various executive and
managerial roles, such as Vice President of Strategy, BD and Sales @Teledyne e2v (UK-USA), Programme
Director @OHB (I), BU Manager @Media Lario Technology (I), AIPAS(I) Board Member, Research Programme
Manager TNO (NL). His contribution was always aimed at developing the worldwide Space Industry by
exploiting technology and business model transformative innovation as the catalyst for success.
Civil engineer, with experience in water metering and smart metering, consumption, leakage, and
administrative losses management and control. Since 2005 working in Acquedotto Pugliese S.p.A..
Currently head of “Metering”, has been head of “Water Systems” (collection and validation of data for
regulatory authorities, company water balances, smart metering, and new technologies).
Experience: Water metering and smart metering – walk-by, fixed network, LoRaWAN; Consumption profiles
study and reduction of administrative losses; Water sector regulation; Tender specifications and
implementation of projects for meters replacement and smart metering; Clerk of works, safety engineer and
financial accounting; Analysis and fixing of meters database; Leakage management and control; Water systems
Political Analyst at the European Commission Representation in Italy where he deals in particular with
institutional relations and political intelligence. A graduate of Law, he holds a Master’s degree in Economic
Security, Geopolitics, and Intelligence from SIOI. He specializes in issues concerning the evolution of the
European digital ecosystem and EU-Italy relations in cyber security and artificial intelligence strategies. He is a
contract professor of European Union Law at the University of Roma Tre and has lectured at Bocconi, LUISS,
and the Italian Society for International Organisation. In the latter, he teaches the Master’s degree ‘Strategic
Protection of the Country System.3
Architect. Design of accessible housing, sustainable development, rehabilitation of the industrial patrimony,
interpretation of waterscapes, international networks, and cultural territorial resources. Teaching, research,
and design: lagoon of Venice and itineraries and cultural networks among European and Mediterranean
waterfronts. Former professor at ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design), Venetian
Workshop of the University of Minnesota (College of Design), University of Cagliari. Scientific responsible for
the international networks of the Geo-mining Environmental and Historical Park of Sardinia. From 2003 to 2006
he was the scientific coordinator of the Cultura2000 Project: “Industrial archaeology between land and water,
a European network of coastal eco-museums”. In November 2009 he edited the documentary Cathedrals of
the Sea. Expert at Council of Europe Cultural Route (IECR).
Co-founded as CEO of AnotheReality, an innovation company focused on Metaverse technologies. TEDx
speaker. Author of Futuri Possibili published by Giunti. Professor at Institut Marangoni and collaborator SDA
Bocconi. Nerd since the age of 8, classical studies, after a degree with honors in business administration
he starts an international career with a long experience in Luxottica. After trying the Google Glasses,
he senses that the future of eyewear is in technology, and at the end of 2015 he co-founded as CEO
AnotheReality, an innovation company focused on Metaverse technologies consulting and
development. He is also a TEDx speaker, author of the book Futuri Possibili published in Italy by
Giunti, and collaborator of SDA Bocconi.
Philosopher, he is among the best-known Hegel scholars. He has edited, among others, the works of David F.
Strauss, R. G. Collingwood, J. Ellis McTaggart’s ‘Commentary on Hegel’s Logic’, and G. Noël’s ‘The Logic of Hegel’.
He also dealt with the reception of Hegelism in 19th-century Naples and the works on Logic by Bertrando
Spaventa and Augusto Vera Researchers of Classical Logic and its relationship with Speculative and Formal Logic
and in particular the development of the latter and its use in programming languages. Ethics and Digital.
CEO & Cofounder. Alessandro is an architect, engineer, designer, and resilient entrepreneur with a deep passion
for integrating solar energy in our cities. He pioneered the creation of solar-designed urban products. He
cofounded SIARQ in 2003. During the period 2003-2010, he was focused on sustainable-solar integrated
architectural projects, and since 2011 focused on studying the solar lighting market and developing a wide
portfolio of Solar Lighting products.
De Caro Tilde
Geologist, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology, Researcher at ISMN-CNR, Adjunct Lecturer for the
teaching of “Chemistry of Restoration and Conservation Laboratory” in the master’s degree course of “Science
and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage” at the University of Rome “Sapienza”.
He worked for over 30 years in New York City in the financial sector, with a degree from Yale and before that
Bocconi University in Milan. Upon the election of Mayor Bill de Blasio, he transitioned to the New York City
administration, holding several positions in government including leading foreign trade. He is the founder and
president of DG Advisors and principal of Global Futures Group, a firm that assists public and private clients in
creating smart, sustainable urban communities founded on innovative ecosystems with public-private
partnership dynamics. Until recently, he was also the general manager for technology partnerships for the
Office of the President of the New York City Housing Authority, the city’s largest residential landlord, with more
than 600,000 tenants. Currently, he is Senior Advisor for North America to the CEO of IBIS Power, a company
that created the revolutionary Powernest energy solution. He also advises companies and startups on entering
the U.S. market and works with local and national governments and private entities such as Lendlease (Milan
Innovation District), Amundi, The European House-Ambrosetti, the Office of the Mayor of New York City, the4
World Bank, the Partnership for NYC, and the administrations of Amsterdam, Vienna, and Barcelona. Passionate
about innovation, sustainability, startups, and venture capital, he is regularly called to speak at major
international conferences and collaborates with news media such as Crain’s, RaiNews 24, TG1 Special,
CNBC(USA), and La Repubblica. Galletto is the author of Viva New York (Paesi Edizioni, 2023), a nonfiction book
with a foreword by former Big Apple mayor Bill De Blasio.
Dr. Prof. Teodoro Georgiadis – Senior Research Associate CNR. Education: Laurea in Physics, Astronomy, Urban
and Landscape Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Post Doc in remote sensing. Member of the
Capacity Building Committee IUGG. Expert and Vice Chair for the European Commission. Member of the Health
and Environment Commission of the National Federation of Chemists and Physics. Member of the High
Commission PINQuA of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports. Italian Delegate to WMO
Congresses. Referee for IPCC Special Report 2018. He is/was a Professor of Atmospheric Physics, Environmental
Methodology, and Urban Regeneration.
Architect and Senior Researcher at ISPC (Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences) of the CNR (National Research
Council). Since 1991, she has been involved in promoting and developing national and international projects
for the protection and enhancement of architectural heritage. Her research focuses on the documentation,
conservation, and valorization of monumental and archaeological heritage and historical urban landscapes. Her
research has expanded into technological and environmental architectural design, energy efficiency in historic
buildings, and the application of BIM methodologies to the built heritage. She heads the BHiLab Laboratory at
the Institute. She is responsible for the Naples Node (OR3) of the DARIAH-IT research infrastructure and
coordinates the Virtual Competence Center VCC3 “Scholarly Content Management” of the DARIAH.EU research
infrastructure. She is a member of the JOINT RESEARCH COMMITTEE – JRC, Coordinator of Network 10 of the
Research Infrastructure of the Lazio Technical Committee (DTC), and a lecturer in second-level university
courses and masters. She coordinates international and national projects and directs archaeological missions
in Albania and Vietnam. Winner of the “Europa Nostra Award 2009” for the restoration of the Church of San
Nicola (Bedestan) in Nicosia, Cyprus. She is the author or co-author of over 100 scientific publications, projects,
articles, proceedings, and books of national and international relevance.
Business developer and project manager for Nomisma SpA in building local development processes collaborate
on issues of environmental and social sustainability with Grameen Foundation Italy (an expression of Nobel
laureate Muhammad Yunus), Environment Delegate Emilia-Romagna Region of FAI (Italian Environment
CIO with strong experience in the infrastructure sector, rail, and road, as well as in HS rail transportation, he
has been Chief Innovation & IT Officer in Acquedotto Pugliese since 2022. With a degree in Electronic
Engineering, his work experiences have led him to have a deep understanding of business processes and he has
always believed in promoting in the IT Department the language and view of the business. An innovator in favor
of process digitization, never forgetting architectural, technological, IT security, and corporate compliance
President of the Centro Agro Alimentare di Bologna (CAAB). Economist and Development Manager of economic
research and consulting firm Nomisma. Board member of the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI). Member of the
Executive Board of the Association of Abandoned Urban Areas (AUDIS) and member of the Scientific Committee
of the series Expectations publishing house LetteraVentidue.
Head of ESA Security Office DG Service DG-X Head of the Security Office, European Space Agency (ESA), Italy.
Senior Manager expert of complex Space and Security multinational programs, such as ISS (International Space5
Station), MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defence System), and GALILEO, with high knowledge in identifying and
managing innovative engineering and technology solutions about complex dual-use or military space systems.
More than 20 years of experience in Space, in Security and the Electronic Technology field, in International and
Intergovernmental Agencies/ Organisations, such as NATO, the Italian Space Agency, and the European Space
Agency, along with Governmental Institutions such as Space Security and Galileo Public Regulated Service
Expert for the Italian Prime Minister, Military Advisor Cabinet Office. In ESA since 2010, working in the Galileo
Programme, since2019, filling the role of ESA Security Authority and leading the ESA Security Office Team. This
responsibility, performed in synergy with Member States’ security specialists (the ESA Security Committee),
includes the identification and analysis of the ESA Security Strategy, the definition of the ESA Security policy
and establishment of the security framework, the Corporate and Space Programme Security implementation
supervision and Accreditation Engineering Management, and, finally, as Cyber Security Authority, the
establishment of specific ESA Cyber Procurements.
Director of the Department of Research, Development, and International Activities
of Acquedotto Pugliese SpA. Civil hydraulic engineer, Master of Science at the University of California Los
Angeles and Ph.D. at the Technical University of Milano. Former research assistant at the University of California
Los Angeles and professor at the University of Sannio, he has been working at integrated water utilities since
1998. Experienced in industrial planning and techno- economic investment programming; ARERA regulation,
with particular reference to technical quality and water loss monitoring, control, and management;
management and integration of metering and smart metering systems, as well as GIS, remote control, and
smart water management applications, with a view to the digital transformation of services; implementation
of research, development, and innovation projects, as well as international cooperation, with objectives of
management efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Constantly involved in European projects concerning Urban Community Gardens, he supports the Forum of
Urban Community Gardens of Rome facilitating communication, participation, and networking. Cooperation
with the main local public institutions. Working on building the conditions for the formal recognition of
Gardeniser’s professional profile in Italy. Education: International Political Sciences at Bologna University. Since
1998 he has been dealing with Educational European Programmes. Training, Learning Mobility, and Active
Citizenship. His mission is to foster participation and social cohesion, for the development of civil society.
Trainer and project manager he is implementing long-lasting strategic actions involving informal groups of
CEO of Miccolis SpA, a leading company in local and national public transportation, serving as the flagship of an
industrial group comprising affiliated and subsidiary companies.
Publisher and administrator of the Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.
Nkemnka Martin Nkafu
Graduated in Philosophy (PhD) and S. Theology (PhD) from the Pontifical Lateran University (P.U.L.). Master’s
degree in Electronics: – Electronic Physicist – Technicien Electronicien in 1988 at the University of LIEGE –
BELGIQUE (CIFOR). President of Nkemnkia Community Development Empowerment International
Africa/Europe Foundation – NCDEIF. Development Empowerment International Foundation Africa – Europe.
Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University. Former Director of the Department of
Human and Social Sciences – International Research Area Interdisciplinary Studies for the Development of
African Culture (Faculty of Philosophy Pul).Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the CRA/SGI Centre for
Relations with Africa of the Italian Geographical Society. Over 40 scientific publications.
President Project Management Institute (PMI)Central Ital. Senior Director NTT DATA Italy. Program and Project
Manager and Agile Coach in different Industries (Energy, Telco & Media, Banking, manufacturing, Automotive).6
Trainer on Project Management and Agile. Corporate Ambassador on Project Management in the PMI CAP
program. Coach, Manager, and Trainer with Project Management and Agile methodologies.
Former EU ICT manager (2005 – 2017), with significant ICT projects for the Albanian Government as a
transformative e-government project, ICT infrastructure enhancement for the General Prosecutor’s Office, and
a country-wide video monitoring system for Customs. In 2014 He founded Albania’s first Maker Space,
educating over 500 young minds in Open Source, Software, Electronics, and Hardware. He holds a Master’s in
Business Administration and specializes as a Professional Coach, focusing on Life and Business coaching with
an emphasis on Inner Game techniques. His career spans Albania, Gambia, and Turkey. He is proficient in a
range of ICT systems
Petrucci Anna Laura
Prof. Arch. carries out her activities as a professional and academic consultant in architecture and urban design
between Europe and the Middle East for public and private institutions. She is the Co-Director of the
International Advanced Master MCAU of Management of Architectural and Urban Complexity at the Universita’
La Sapienza in Roma, and Adj. Professor at the King Saud University of Riyadh. She has participated in numerous
projects and research in the fields of sustainability, urban and architectural design, cultural identity, and
contemporary art. Author of numerous articles and scholarly publications, she is a G20 author with several
policy briefs published and was chief editor for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on Smart Cities in the GCC.
Her work has been presented at Expo 2000 Hannover, the Venice Architecture Biennale 2002 and Art Biennale
2007, and the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi 2020.
Doctor in law and economy. Professional and business manager. Expert in consulting and management of
circular economy and environmental legislation (WEEE). Expert developer in national and international
corporate and tax consultancy, corporate reorganization and restructuring, and corporate crisis processes.
Expert in company administration and management (CFO and CEO), start-ups, corporate restructuring
processes and projects, tax, international development personnel, finance, and control of corporate groups
Architect, member of the Business Unit “Development and Sustainability” Nomisma SpA.
Graduate in Agricultural Sciences. Senior researcher Institute for BioEconomics, Bologna chapter. Vice Chair
Agrometeorology Commission WMO. Ordinary Academician and Advisor of the Accademia dei Georgofili,
Ordinary Academician Accademia della Agricoltura. Member of the Centro Studi Marenghi Accademia Italiana
della Cucina. Councilor ClustER Agrofood, Councilor Tecnopolo CNR Bologna).
Since 2022 Gianmaria Sannino has been the Head of the “Models and Technologies for Risk Reduction” Division,
and from 2015 to 2022, he served as the Head of the Climate Modeling and Impacts Laboratory at ENEA. His
research activities are primarily focused on studying climate variability in the Mediterranean basin and
assessing the energy potential of marine currents and coastal wave motion in Italy. On these topics, he is the
author/co-author of over 90 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, books, and proceedings. He
also has several international scientific collaborations, including with the Earth and Planetary Science
Department at MIT in the USA, the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Malaga, the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institute in the USA, IMEDEA in Spain, and the Institute of Marine Sciences at the Middle East
Technical University in Turkey. Dr. Sannino has been a partner and/or coordinator of various national and
international research projects focused on climate study and the assessment of electricity production from the
sea in Italy. Since 2010, he has been responsible for ENEA’s participation in the European joint program “Marine
Renewable Energy” proposed by the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). From 2015 to 2022, he
represented ENEA in the scientific committee of the European Climate Research Initiative (ECRA) and was7
responsible for the international project “Sea level and climate change,” also promoted by ECRA. Additionally,
he is a member of the Med-CORDEX scientific committee, an international initiative created by the World
Climate Research Program (WCRP) to produce reliable climate projections for the Mediterranean region.
Enthusiast and passionate Business Agility Coach, Executive, and Blogger, with more than 25 years of
experience in the IT and Consulting sectors, with a strong background in Software Engineering and possessing
relevant professional certifications (SAFe, Scrum, Nexus, LeSS, DAD, Agile Leadership, Business Agility, Agile HR,
Org Design, PMI, ADKAR). Professional Skills and Personal Highlights: Agile Transformation, Portfolio and
Program Management, Strategic and Innovation Leadership, Building Agile-Lean COE (Center of Excellence),
Agile-Lean Coaching, Change Management, Design Thinking and Innovation Sprints, Software Development Life
Associate Professor in Architectural and Urban Design at DiAP, Sapienza University of Rome, and faculty
member at Doctoral College in Architecture-Theories and Design. Director of the international Master of
Advanced Studies in Project Management of Complex Architecture, in collaboration with ENSA Paris Val de
Seine, Hafencity University in Hamburg, ETSAV in Barcelona, and Ecole Urbaine de Lyon.
Lawyer at the Supreme Court. Lecturer in Sociology of Economic and Labor Processes at the Faculty of Political
Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro. Former Ph.D. in Dynamics of Education – Political Education and lecturer
in Sociology of the Bureaucratic Phenomenon and Organizational Models and Competencies.
Ugwu Agbo Edmund
Lawyer. Doctor of Philosophy and Law trained at the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL), Vatican City.
Professor of Law and HoD, African Geo-Politics and Geo-Law at the International University for Peace –United
Nations Delegated University – (UNIPACE) Rome, Italy. Teaching Digital/Computer Forensics, Emerging
Technologies Law, Bioethics, and Metaphysics. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre for
Relations with African, Italian Geographical Society (CRA-SGI). Member, Roman Union of African Jurists
(Unione Romana dei Giuristi Africani).
FAAM Founder – Vice President FIB SpA (SERI Industrial SpA Group). Federico Vitali was born in Monterubbiano
on 6 June 1953. Former CEO, Chairman, and founding partner of the FAAM Group, he is currently Vice Chairman
of FIB S.p.A. President of Confindustria Fermo, Councillor of the Provincial Administration of Ascoli Piceno,
Provincial Councillor for Economic Development Planning, President of the Provincial Administration of Ascoli
Piceno, Member of the Board of Directors of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo Picena, President of
Confindustria Marche, Member of the Board of Directors and Council of Confindustria Nazionale. He was
appointed ‘Cavaliere del Lavoro’ (Knight of Labour) in 2012 and was also awarded the ‘Cavaliere’ honor, the
‘Plauso Città di Fermo award, the ‘Piceno dell’Anno award, and the ‘Volponi’ ‘Impresa e Cultura’ award.
Architect. PhD in Architectural Technology at IUAV/Bologna/Ferrara. Lecturer and member of the scientific
committee of the Master “Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) ” Faculty of Architecture – Sapienza University
of Rome. Works in training and consulting on the adoption of BIM for commissioning and design structures.
Innovation Manager and Business Coach, Digital and Business Model Transformation expertise. Lecturer in
digital and innovation issues at Link Campus University and Luiss Business School.