Empowering the Innovation Community


Keynote speakers

Mischa Dohler

Chair Professor, King’s College London

Amir Raveh

Founder of British Investments House "MG EQUITY Partners"

Gabi Zodik

Department Group Manager of the IBM Haifa Research Lab Mobile and Industry Solution Dept.

Francesco Profumo

Professor of Electrical Machines of the Politecnico Torino, former Minister of Education Italy


Imrich Chlamtac

President of European Alliance for Innovation and CREATE-NET

Antonio F. Skarmeta

co-founder, Odins

Stefan Bungart

European Business Development Leader for Internet of Everything, CISCO

Jonathan Steel

Founder and CEO of Deliver Change Ltd

Claes Pantzar

Search-a-patent AB, Marketing manager

Giulio Coraggio

Partner DLA Piper, Technology lawyer

Amir Raveh

Founder of British Investments House "MG EQUITY Partners"

Christin Pfeiffer

Secretary General at INSME

Shmuel Ur


Francesca Bria

Senior Project Lead Nesta Innovation Lab

Sandro Zilli

Business Coach, Bizpepper.it

Thomas Meyer

Partner and Co-founder LDS

Michael Mulquin

Global Smart Cities Standards Expert, member of the ISO Technical Committee 268, Co-Chair Advisory Group British Standards Institution

Raffaele Giaffreda

Head of Smart IoT research group, CREATE-NET

Sarah Campbell

Founder and creative director- SenseLab London

Somnath Chatterjee

Global Projects and Partner Relations Lead SharePract & Knowledge Management Consortium

Tiziana Catarci

Sapienza University of Rome; Director of the ECONA Research Center

Antonio Fonduca

Venturing Director at BillerudKorsnäs

Claudio Germinario

Partner of Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB)

Ana–Maria Fimin

Project Officer European Commission

Afonso Ferreira

European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) Trust & Security Unit

Andrea Vitaletti

Assistant professor, University of Rome La Sapienza

Francesco Loriga

CEO at LAit (Lazio Region in-house Company for ICT and Innovation)

Pierangelo Garino

Project Manager Telecom Italia

Marco Carugi

Senior Expert, Independent Consultant (telecommunication technologies and associated standardization)


Emeritus Professor at the Politecnico di Milano

Andrew Watson

Technical Director, Object Management Group

Paola Baruchelli

Funding area, CREATE-NET

Antonio Nicita

Antonio Nicita is Commissioner of the Italian regulatory authority (AGCOM) and Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Law at Sapienza University of Rome

Hamid Falaki

Technical Architect – Communications Digital Catapult Centre

Fabio Antonelli


Joaquin Fernandez

Business Development Director at Irdetec Consulting

Fabrizio Sillano

Business Development Manager, E-Level Communication


CEO, U-Hopper


CTO & Co-Founder of Speaky, a social network to learn languages online

Andrea Ranalli

Energy@home Standardization Committee Chairman

Rastislav Petras

Acceleration Programs Manager, European Alliance for Innovation

Summer School Speakers

Roberto Minerva

Telecom Italia, Italy

Andrew Markham

University of Oxford, UK

Klaus Moessner

University of Surrey, UK

Thomas Watteyne

Inria, France

David Bordonada

Libelium, Spain

Rahul Bhattacharyya

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Andrey Somov


Daniele Mazzei

VIPER, Italy

Fahim Kawsar

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Belgium


University of Surrey, UK

Periklis Chatzimisios

Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Birds of a Feather Moderators

Dagmar Caganova

Assistant Professor at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Wojciech Piotrowicz

Member of the Faculty of Management, University of Oxford at Saїd Business School and Wolfson College

Massimo Villari

Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at University of Messina (Italy)

Benny Mandler

The coordinator of the FP7 project COMPOSE

Liljana Gavrilovska

Head of the Institute of Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies

Somnath Chatterjee

Global Projects and Partner Relations Lead SharePract & Knowledge Management Consortium

Periklis Chatzimisios

Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece