International Master ‘Be smart in the City’

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First Edition International Master online ‘Be Smart in The City’. “In the heart of the modern metropolis where innovation meets sustainability,a new generation of leaders is emerging”. “Be Smart in the City” will connect you with pioneers in the field.  Are you ready to shape the future of our cities?

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Start Date: 12 January 2024

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The International Master ‘Be Smart In the City’ is an advanced training programme aimed at providing the knowledge and skills needed to design, develop, and manage the complex systems that make up smart cities.

The programme consists of a combination of theoretical and practical modules with exercises, examples, and case studies.

The Master is divided into 20 modules and explores a new reality in the digital age based on the functioning of urban and environmental nerve centers in synergy with the human beings and in synchronous intersectoral balance of the urban connective system. The “Big Challenge” of the old continent: existing cities are set on a systemic mechanism to be digitally optimised. The topics that will be covered for the development and management of a Smart City will concern urban sociology, development methods in the housing-environmental, microclimatic, energy, legal, cultural and architectural, museum, metaverse, cyber security, circular economy, transhumanism and ethics, disability/vulnerability and digital. digital technology sectors (IoT, BIM), agri-food sectors, green mobility. A new managerial vision for managing a digital city.

The course is divided into XX modules covering the following topics:

The overall objective of the Master is to acquire enabling skills and abilities related to working in smart cities.

The Teachers are prominent figures from the national and international academic, scientific, and private sectors operating in various fields.



1° Edition
International Master In Integrated Intersectoral And Managerial Planning Of Smart Cities

January 2024 June 2024



This program provides a comprehensive and in-depth view of Smart Cities, guiding the attendans through a series of well-structured modules to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to address the challenges and opportunities of smart cities.


Module I: Definition of the Smart City and Its Models

Lesson: Agrosì

  1. Definition of Smart City
  1. The smart city analytical systems
  2. The risk factors
  3. Urbanism concept transferred into the smart city

Lesson: Paragano

  1. The management of transformation projects
  2. Project management for Smart Cities
  1. How to transform a city with project management
  2.  Objectives, main advantages and disadvantages of a Smart City



Module II: Smart City Development and Sustainability

Lesson: Marcatili, Giordano, Ricchio

  1. From Smart Cities to Senseable Cities
  1. New Living Values
  2. Tools for effective planning
  3. Perspectives for systemic and transferable urban design
  4. Sustainable development in Smart Cities



Module III: Digital Solutions and Innovation Manager

Lesson: Zilli

  1. Innovation in Smart Cities: Key concepts and objectives of smart cities
  1. Role of Innovation: Explanation of the crucial role of innovation in the context of Smart Cities
  2. Innovation trends in smart cities: Exploring current and future innovation trends
  3. Case study: analysis of successful cases that have embraced innovation to improve quality of life and efficiency
  4. Social Innovation: Discussion on how innovation can positively influence the social aspect of Smart Cities
  5. Risks and Challenges:  innovation in smart cities
  6. Case Study: Analysis of case studies of cities adopted sustainable technologies and strategies



Module IV: Building Information Modeling – BIM

Lesson: Zacchei

  1. Birth and Evolution of BIM
  2. What is BIM: Building Information Modeling
  3. The dimensions of BIM
  4. Interoperability
  5. BIM as an interoperable model extended to the life cycle
  6. Impact of digitization on the construction supply chain
  7. The reconfiguration of processes through the management of information models
  8. The construction sector at a turning point: BIM as a virtual prototype
  9. Virtual prototype
  10. ‘Building better before building
  11. BIM: from virtual prototype to digital twin in a Smart City context
  12. From the atom to bit: the digital twin
  13. BIM and digital twin
  14. Smart buildings and an urban digital twin



Module V: Microclimate, Environment and Climate change

Lesson: Georgiadis

  1. Urban Climatology;
  2. Fundamentals of Urban Meteorology and Pollution: Urban meteorological processes.
  3. The Planetary Boundary Layer. Impacts on: coastal settlements, valley settlements, and mountain settlements.
  1. Atmospheric pollution: primary and secondary pollutants, formation and fate.
  2. Processes of transport and deposition;
  1. Impacts on Human Health: Equitability and sustainability of the urban environment. The fragile population.
  2. Direct and indirect effects on health. The concept of exposure and risk.
  3.  The role of Climate Change. Quality of life – quality of cities nexus. Toward a human-centered approach;
  4. The Surface Energy Balance: Partition of the solar energy at the surface. Analysis of the partition in natural and anthropized environments. Surface effects and magnitude of the partition;
  5. Regenerative actions for the mitigation and adaptation;
  6.  The Surface Radiation Balance: General properties of Solar radiation and the interaction with the built environment. Properties of materials in the built environment.
  7. Old and new materials: the role of local regulations. Adiabatic cooling of the city;
  8. The Urban Hydrological Balance: The balance components. New settlements and history from a hydrological point of view and extreme weather events.
  9. Adaptation and mitigation with old and new techniques: from Uchimizu to SUDS;
  10.  Applications to real urban Environments: Examples of real applications to urban environments and to policies.
  11. The legislative frame for Europe and potential up-scaling

Lesson: Baldi

  1. Climate Change (Part I )

Lesson:  Sannino

  1. Climate Change (Part II)



Module VI: Water networks and digital world – Acquedotto Pugliese – AQP.

Lesson: Mottola

  1. Monitoring on hydraulic infrastructure behavior

Lesson: Mazzolani

  1. Measurements and remote control of hydraulic works

Lesson: Cagiano

  1. Smart metering.

Lesson: Lanza

  1. SWM – Smart Water Management                       



Module VI: Agriculture 4.0 and Urban Gardens

Lesson: Rossi

  1. Climate- Smart Agriculture

Lesson: Messori

  1. Community Gardens and working with local authorities, municipalities, and public sector
  2. City farms, social farms, and e urban community gardens

Lesson: Agrosì

  1. Rural Transformation



Module VII: Green Mobility – Hydrogen on the Road – Green Mobility Boats

Lesson: Miccolis

  1. Green, intelligent, and shared urban transport systems: the Miccolis experience

Lesson: Vitali

  1. Energy efficiency and green mobility: FAAM experience

Lesson: Calzolaio

  1. Models of slow, accessible, and sustainable mobility for inland and coastal waters: the Venice lagoon as a field of experimentation and application



Module VIII: Energy Transition

Lesson: Galletto

  1. Full beneficial electrification of an economy: The New York City and New York State Green Deals
  2.  Decarbonization in housing and climate justice
  3. New climate-tech and energy solutions in urban areas

Lesson: Trasi

  1. Energy project as urban design, designing the energy transition



Module IX: Metaverse & Virtual Transformation and Augmented Reality 

Lesson: Cappannari

  1. The Metaverse Experience: The hyped narrative of the Metaverse. Spatial Computing and the Fourth Computing Revolution. Enabling technologies:history
  2. Virtual Worlds: Born from gaming, the importance of Engagement. From games to social networks. Digital ownership, blockchain & web3. Artificial and virtual beings
  3. Extended Realities: AR/VR/MR, all blending into XR. The “media without media”, and direct emotions. Presence, Lifelike experiences, and the impact on our brains. The dematerialization of the world
  4. Metaverse in Business: Virtual transformation of companies and business models. Impacts on: Sales & Marketing; Offices & HR; Operations
  5. Virtual Transformation of the World: A new way to see and interact with the world. The dematerialization of everything. A technology convergence
  6. Workshop

Lesson: Borghi

  1. Earth Observation Technologies for Smart City”



Module X: Smart City and Cultural Heritage – Architecture in the New Digital Era

Lesson: Agrosì

  1. Architecture, Archaeology, and Smart Cities: A New Vision in the Digital Age
  2. Sites and Emotions, a synergetic dialogue between psyche and environment
  3. The new language of architecture

Lesson: Alberotanza

  1. UNESCO sites and digital, how can you visit them! Theory and case studies;
  2. Cultural Routes and digital

Lesson: Calzolaio

  1. The Faro Convention and the Platform of Patrimonial Communities: an example to follow



Module XI: Smart Cities and Cultural Heritage – Archaeology and Museums in the New Digital Era

Lesson: Angelini

  1. Architectural and archaeological surveying: the latest range-based and image-based techniques
  1. Light laser, scanner acquisitions and photogrammetric techniques
  2. Topographic techniques and GNSS/GPS systems
  3. 3D data management and following phases: pre-proceessing, registration of scans, georeferencing of a numerical model, transformation of surfaces, metric analysis
  4. Case studies projects carried out by RDR Lab

Lesson: De Caro

  1. Analytic Techniques applied to the study of cultural heritage;

Lesson: Gigliarelli

  1. Constructive HBIM: The National Archaeological Museum of Naples. HBIM and Seismic Vulnerability: BIM and VPL for assessing the mechanical characteristics of masonry. The Sismi project and the case study of Cornillo in the seismic crater of Amatrice
  2. HBIM for Energy Efficinecy and Environmental Analysis of Historic Buildings: The BEEP project – the case study of Palazzo Maffei Borghese in Rome. The METRICS project and the historical center of Frigento
  3. HBIM at Urban and District-Scale: The Prosit project and the case study of San Giovanni a Teduccio. The PRIN TECH START project and the National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara.
  4. HBIM and SMART MUSEUMS: HBIM, IoT, and AI – The HBIMXLAZIOHERITAGE project and the case study of the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome. HBIM for Conservation and Maintenance of Museum Works: The Ideha project and the case study of the Real Site of Carditello and the former Tonnara di Favignana
  5. Semantic HBIM for BUILT Heritage (at both the archaeological and architectural scales) :The Maeci project and the case study of the Monastery of Santa Maria Goranxi in Albania. The archaeological site of the Dam Pagoda in Vietnam

Lesson:  Sartori

1.Musealizzazione e nuova era digitale



Module XII: Cyber Security

Lessons: Mercati

  1. Cyber security definition;
  2. Cyber and Security International Context
  3. Cyber and Security Threat Landscape evolution and impact on Smart city
  4. What Europe is doing in the cyber domain
  5. Cyber Security general principle requirements and standards
  6. Cyber Security Assessment analysis and technique
  7. Cyber security applied to a Project life cycle
  8. Conclusion

Lessons: Calaprice

  1. EU Strategy for Cyber Security
  2. EU Strategy for Artificial Intelligence



Module XIII: Circular Economy

Lesson: Polini

  1. Concept and Principles of Circular Economy;
  2. Reflection on economy, environment, and territory;
  3. The waste cycle;
  4. Rethinking the production chain and the waste system: an opportunity for new generations;

Lesson: Vitali

  1. Circular economy and energy transition: the city as an urban mine. The FAAM experience



Module XIV: Soft Law and Smart Cities – Agile Work

Lesson: Varricchio

  1. Legal Aspects of Smart Cities
  2. Smart Cities and Smart Working
  3. Teleworking and Smart Working
  4. Legal profiles and the differences between the 2 figures
  1. Smart Working and a sustainable environment
  2. The worker and his rights in the smart working society
  3. The right to disconnection
  4. Possible future scenarios
  5. Conclusions;

Lesson: Agbo

  1. Understanding International and Comparative Law (ICL)
  2. The concept of Law
  3. Divisions of Law (Natural/Positive; Public/Private)
  4. International Law and its division (Public, Private, Customary)
  5. Comparative Laws (Concepts, contents, methods, and objectives)
  6. The concept of Emerging Technologies (ETs)
  7. Technology: Traditional and Emerging
  8. Four Major Emerging Technologies (AI, Blockchain, Internet of things, Robotics)
  9. International laws and regulations of ETs (International: UN and its Agencies; Regional: EU, OAS, AU, As Pacific)
  10. Specific international laws and regulations of Smart City,
  11. Problems and Prospects of International and Comparative law



Module XV: Transhumanism, Digital Ethics

Lesson: Cascio

  1. From logic to artificial intelligence;
  2. Classical logic and its relationship with speculative and formal logic: development and use in programming languages;
  3. Python and its machine learning library Scikit-learn;
  4. Machine learning: creation of systems capable of learning and self-improvement based on incoming data;
  5. Big Data and Artificial Neural Networks: the most popular computational model for solving common AI problems;



Module XVII: Urban Planning and Sustainability

Lesson: Soldi

  1. Why Agile is a key capability for organizations to embark on the journey towards Sustainability and Circularity?
  2. Sustainability and the Agile Mindset: a shared system of values and principles;
  3. Developing Sustainable Products and Services through Agile Scrum;
  4. Being adaptive also at the Strategy level;
  5. Sustainable goals setting through OKR;
  6.     Sustainable Strategy Execution with Lean Portfolio Management;

Lesson: Zilli

  1. Sustainability and Technologies in Smart Cities;
  2. Urban Sustainability: Concepts of sustainability and importance in cities;
  3. Sustainability Indicators: Discussion of key indicators for assessing sustainability in a smart city;
  4. Technological Solutions for Sustainability: Examination of advanced technologies used to address environmental challenges in cities: IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and others;
  5. Renewable Energy: Insight into renewable energy sources in Smart Cities;
  6. Sustainable Mobility: Discussion on technologies and initiatives to promote sustainable public transport and shared mobility;
  7. Holistic Approach to Sustainability: How digital technologies, innovation, and sustainability fit into a holistic approach to Smart Cities;



Module XVIII: Blockchain

Lesson: Pescatore

  1. Role of technology in shaping urban environments: Key challenges: security, privacy, and efficiency
  2. The Role of Data in Smart Cities: Methods of data collection, storage, and processing
  3. Importance of secure data management
  4. Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Smart Cities: Identification of cybersecurity threats specific to urban environments:  exploration of protection layers and essential tools
  5. Blockchain Basics and Its Applications in Smart Cities: understanding Blockchain technology: transparency, immutability, and decentralization
  6. Practical applications in supply chain management, digital identity, energy management, and smart contracts
  7. Integrating Blockchain for Secure Smart Cities: Benefits of integrating Blockchain: transparency, trust, reduced fraud, and improved public service efficiency
  8. Examination of challenges: scalability and regulatory considerations
  9. Real-life case studies of successful integration
  10. Blockchain in Managing Cybersecurity Risks for Smart Cities: Identifying vulnerabilities within Smart City systems and implementing risk assessment and mitigation strategies using Blockchain
  11. Preparation for incident response and recovery plans in the event of a cyber threat



Module XIX: Geographic Information System (GIS)

Lesson: Bhattacharjee

  1. “Foundations of Earth Observation and GIS for Smart Cities”
  1. Earth Observation and GIS. Technologies  of smart cities,  role in data acquisition, analysis, and decision-making.
  2. Introduction to GIS software programs like QGIS;
  1. Practical Examples and Case Studies;
  2. “Real-World Applications of Earth Observation and GIS in Cities”;
  1. Practical examples and case studies;
  2. Earth observation and GIS applied in urban environments: from urban planning to environmental monitoring;
  1. “Hands-On Workshop: Designing Smart Solutions for Cities”.  Problem-solving skills

Application of software QGIS



Module XX: Case studies

Lesson: Adbellatif

  1. The Paradigm Shift in the GCC emerging TOD Practices;
  2. Saudi Arabia Greening and Humanization Practices in Urban and Regional Planning;

Lesson: Nkafu

  1. Digital Bridge: a technological bridge between Italy and Cameroon;

Lesson: Petrucci

  1. Riyadh Smart City and Amburgo Smart City;

Lesson: Bhattacharjee

  1. Urban Environment for Smart Cities.
  2. Case Study in Urban microclimate simulation: Prague and other cities
  3. Discussions and exercise

Lesson: Caviasca

  1. Architectural solar smart poles for Smart cities;



Agrosì Giulia

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.


Abdellatif Khaled

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.


Alberotanza Roberta

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



Angelini Andrea

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


Baldi Marina

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.


Bhattacharjee Sagnik

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.


Borghi Giuseppe

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.


Cagiano Antonio

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



Calaprice Vittorio

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


Calzolaio Francesco

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).


Cappanari Lorenzo

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.


Cascio Mauro

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.


Caviasca Alessandro

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”.


Galletto Gianluca

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.


Georgiadis Teodoro

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.


Elena Gigliarelli

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.


Giordano Salvatore

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



Lanza Paolo

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



Marcatili Marco

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.


Mercati Massimo

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.


Mazzolani Gianfredi

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.


Messori Andrea

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



Miccolis Aurelia

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.


Paragano Carmine

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.


Pescatore Luca

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.


Polini Michele

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



Ricchio Simona

Architect, member of the Business Unit “Development and Sustainability” Nomisma SpA.


Rossi Federica

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).


Sannino Gianmaria

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.


Soldi Emiliano

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

Cycle, Sustainability.


Trasi Nicoletta

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.


Varricchio Roberto

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).


Vitali Federico

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.


Valeria Zacchei

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.


Sandro Zilli

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.