Impactscool’s Ambassadors are a group of visionary enthusiasts of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. A team of opinion-laders from the digital world, united by courage, resourcefulness and love for the future. Through their activities the Ambassadors contribute to the workshops organization and participate in the debate on exponential technologies. They share a common dream: to create the best possible future.
Francesco Laterza is in love with technology since his parents gave him an Olivetti PC1 at the age of 5.
His main interests are about digital fabrication, virtual and augmented reality.
In 2014 he founded a fablab in his town, Crotone, because he firmly believes that digital fabrication will revolutionize the way we will conceive, design and make things in the future.
He started his career as an industrial designer and 3d modeler; 3d modeling is the “fil rouge” of his professional life. At the end of 2015 he co-founded a VR and AR startup specialized in services related to cultural heritage as well as to other contexts.
In 2014 he started to take on education, teaching school-aged guys (mostly 14-18). His lessons are focused on digital fabrication, VR and AR, gaming and graphic design, in order to understand new languages and media that are always more requested by the market.
Giulio Siciliano graduated in law from the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome and works as a consultant in the field of Management and Innovation. Giulio has always believed that achieving the “best possible future” should pass from a careful discussion on the effects that technological development will have on our society and from the development of a new regulatory framework that focuses on the theme of innovation.
Luca Tiraboschi is Ambassador and Contributor of Impactscool. He worked for many years in Marketing and Services and now he collaborates with omnichannel projects for a major consumer electronics retail. Always keen on innovation, Luca loves facing the future, trying to arise opportunities and risks associated with the infinite possibilities that technologies give to us.
Federico Guglielmo Bozzo works as a surveyor and studies engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Always passionate about science fiction and technology, Federico is particularly interested in the impact of technologies on society and the possible risks deriving from the management of the new means that technology and science make available to us.
Petru is CEO and Co-Founder of A.Glads, a social innovation-oriented startup which offers services for people with disabilities.
Meanwhile, he is finishing his studies in Business Administration and Innovation at the University of Turin.
Passionate about finance and exponential technologies, he believes that the notion and perception of “future” are changing every day creating many possible futures; therefore, he wants to raise awareness among the new generations who are the key for future’s stability and long-term value creation.
Marco Pastore is a technology enthusiast and a really curious guy. He is in love with economics and is looking for valid alternatives to today’s capitalism. He is studying statistic and data science at Milano-Bicocca University. WannaBe entrepreneur. Table tennis pro player. Piano player amateur.
Tommaso Spezzacatena, born in Turin in 1997, attended the V. Alfieri high school and is currently attending the 3rd year of Economics and Commerce in Turin. Always passionate about innovation, future and especially Robotics topic, Tommaso is working with a local newspaper in Turin focused on startups and new technologies themes.
He has been working with Impactscool for one year and he has officially become Future Activist since May 2018.
His dream is that one day technology can offer the same opportunities to everyone.
Brian Melato is 18 years old and he is from Valenza in the Piemonte region.
He is a member of WAYouth, the largest community of the Italian scholastic system.
Brian is a real go-getter, an ambitious and curious person.
Since he was a child, his greatest passions have been politics and basketball.
He firmly believes luck does not exist, instead, there’s a moment when talent meets opportunity.
Recently graduated in the Msc in International Management at Ca’Foscari Venezia University with a grade of 110 cum laude, Riccardo is currently working as IT Business Analyst at everis’ Milan offices. He is truly passionate about Tech and he firmly believes in its power to improve life’s quality and create massive opportunities for our society at each level, the majority of which are still to be discovered. He is extremely interested in the world of Exponential Technologies and Startups and he truly enjoys talking to tech geeks and startuppers because he finds them exceptionally inspiring people. Riccardo is very social and a curious person and he loves to travel to discover new places.
Nicholas Chilese is very passionate about economics and innovation, as well as sociology and psychology.
He is a real go-getter and he loves learning new things; during High School he organized events with his staff and then he moved to Bergamo and he started a university course in business management.
For two years he has been working and collaborating with a startup involved in Equity Crowdfunding and he is currently working as a Digital Strategy in a consulting and training company in Milan.
Andrea Mattioli is from Cremona where he’s working as an HR Manager in an IT company.
He worked as a developer, a Project manager, a team leader, a CEO.
Technology and education are two of the main pillars of his life.
One of his life’s goal is to travel around the world and to know different cultures and learn every day something new.
He’d like to transfer his knowledge and experiences to new generations during their primary and secondary school years.
Fedra Fumagalli, after a Business Degree at Bocconi University in Milan, is working as a Human Resources Manager, focusing on people and organization development in various multinational enterprise/industries (FMCG, Retail, IT) and start-up.
She is also in the management consultancy field, leading projects about organizational transformation, business development and starting up new business unit for corporate clients.
She is a curious mind and continuous learning is her fuel: that’s why she newly got herself a master degree in Digital and Entrepreneurship.
Happy wife and proud mom of Lorenzo, she loves growing flowers and greens in her roof garden.
Pietro Crovari graduated in Computer Engineering in Genoa, where he continued with the Master’s Degree. After 4 months at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta for Research Intern, he currently works as a Research Fellow at the Milan Polytechnic.
He has worked for four years at the Genoa Science Festival where he fell in love with the world of Scientific Disclosure. He loves two things in life: his studies and the chance to spread his knowledge. Enthusiastic, incurable optimist, he faces every day with a smile and the desire to learn something new!
Antonio, degree in Economics, Master Degree in Digital Business at Luiss University, is an experienced Executive with more than 17 years of proven experience in the transportation industry.
Blogger, lean startup coach, business educator, innovation enthusiast.
Actually, he is very engaged in introducing new technologies like 3D printing, additive manufacturing, IoT and blockchain with the aim to revolutionize the way companies actually work.
His dream is to launch the first high speed train from Italy to USA through an hyperloop tunnel.
He would also love to keep in touch with an outstanding innovation community, learning new skills and working with other like-minded people.
Marco Vinci lives in Mede, a small town in Lombardy, he is 18 years old and is attending the last year of high school in Valenza.
He is passionate about technology and everything which is related to the digital world; thanks to his knowledge he won a national hackathon organized by the Ministry of Education at Cinecittà.
Marketing is one of his main passions along with languages and fashion.
After a degree in economics and management, he became interested in the themes of exponential technologies and in how these impact management models and company structures. He believes that there are many opportunities for innovation offered by the digital revolution and that awareness and a critical vision are the key to making them accessible to everyone. Politics, environment, education, are just some of the arenas touched by new technologies and we need prepared gladiators to face them.
Retired swimmer, bad pong player, prosecco lover. Curious by nature, he loves reading and traveling.
Marco is a 19-year-old Computer Science student at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Since he was just a child he immersed himself into the world of computers.
At the age of 16, he took part in a one-year exchange program in Canada, which gave him the chance to broaden his horizons and explore different outlooks on the world. It was an eye-opening experience, that enabled him to discover and cultivate his ever-growing interest in artificial intelligence.
He is eager to learn more and more about the field and dreams of developing new technologies to shape a better future for the Earth.
Lorenzo Stevenazzi is a Physics student at the University of Milano-Bicocca, currently interested in the intersection between electronics and neuroscience.
Technology and startup enthusiast, he was selected to partake in the Silicon Valley Study Tour 2018 and later joined the iBicocca team, a University project which aims at spreading an entrepreneurial mindset among students.
Furthermore, he is involved in science communication at the Italian Association of Physics Students and believes Third Mission is necessary to make progress reach everyone.
Angela Eva is a Marketing Specialist passionate about technology and innovation. After her Linguistic Cultural Mediation bachelor, she graduated at UC Berkeley in Marketing and Project Management, Stanford in Digital Marketing and Digital Coach Academy in Milan. She’s recently worked in the Marketing department of a Shanghai Blockchain company specialized in digital identity and gained the Oxford Blockchain Programme diploma.
She’s taken part to the 2019 Blockchain Hackathon at WMF in Rimini and as part of a team to develop new projects.
She writes articles about Blockchain on Medium.
Alex è un ex ufficiale della Marina Militare Italiana con una laurea in Ingegneria elettronica delle telecomunicazioni ed una specializzazione in sistemi elettronici complessi. Durante la sua esperienza nel settore difesa, ha maturato esperienza nella gestione di progetti complessi, ad alto contenuto tecnologico, ed a respiro internazionale.
Ora è PMO Manager in un’azienda del settore automotive, ha maturato esperienza in ambito Operations ma la sua passione sono la ricerca del miglioramento continuo dei processi soprattutto in ambito Project Management. È un early adopter con l’abitudine di porsi obiettivi sempre al di fuori della sua confort zone; così non rischia mai di annoiarsi!
Giovanni Sassano vive in Basilicata, studia matematica all’UniBas ed è membro di WAYouth, la più grande community di studenti della scuola italiana. Si definisce una persona curiosa, intraprendente e simpatica, ama dedicare il suo tempo alle altre persone, infatti è promotore di iniziative sociali sul territorio nazionale, principalmente per quanto riguarda i giovani e il loro futuro.
Le sue più grandi passioni sono la tecnologia, la scienza, la politica e le astronavi. Nel tempo libero legge biografie di grandi imprenditori e scienziati, con l’obiettivo, un giorno, di diventare uno di loro, ma allo stesso tempo dedica tutte le sue energie per diventare il primo astronauta ad esplorare Marte.
Extremely focused on sales with consultant approach and new business development, with significant experience in managing complex projects, always passionate about technology and innovation, Fabio believes in DATA DRIVEN approach. He puts his skills in order to help companies achieving great goals and outcomes through the digital transformation process and the diffusion of the mindset of continuous change, continuous learning, improvement and innovation to create new business models through to the use of the most modern technologies.
Fabio in 2018 attended the Masters in Digital Transformation in Talent Garden and he wants to be protagonist of this global change by actively carrying out field activities with a simple goal: having a positive and tangible impact on people and businesses as a way to grow and scale a company globally.
His favorite quote is: The best way to predict the future is to invent it (Alan Kay)
Elena si definisce una persona simpatica e solare, ma sarebbe riduttivo. Possiede una grande capacità di socializzazione mossa da una naturale propensione all’empatia.
Possiede un atteggiamento positivo e volto alla reciprocità e ci tiene a rispettare il pensiero altrui addizionandolo, ovviamente, del suo punto di vista.
Nella sua ancor breve vita ha notato che grazie a questo atteggiamento, gli altri ripongono in lei la loro fiducia e quest’ultima è fondamentale per qualsiasi genere di interazione tra persone.
Emilio Siciliano is 18 years old. He comes from Rende (CS), in Calabria.
He is a member of WAYouth, the largest Italian school’s community.
He is determined, enterprising and, moreover, a curious person; Emilio has a big passion for writing, reading and politics. He gives lots of importance to the role school has in our society, as the first place where citizens receive kind of education. Being aware of this, he has committed himself to change his own territory starting from his school, in the last years.
Starting from September 2019, he will be an Economics and Finance’s student at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.
Carmela Cuccorese, laureata in pedagogia presso l’Università agli Studi di Bari, lavora attualmente come docente di lettere presso l’istituto comprensivo “D’Azeglio De Nittis” di Barletta e qui riveste il ruolo di Animatore Digitale.
Ha insegnato anche nella scuola primaria.
Ha conseguito l’abilitazione nella classe di concorso di filosofia e storia.
Formatrice, in cerca sempre di nuovi stimoli per migliorare le pratiche educative e pronta ad essere per tutti i suoi studenti, nel rispetto della diversità, mentore e guida.
Andres Cuadros ha 25 anni ed è uno studente di Economia all’Università di Genova.
Ama la tecnologia, scoprire nuove cose ed ha sempre nuovi stimoli.
È membro di varie associazioni e partecipa a molti eventi con l’obiettivo di scambiare idee con tante persone diverse.
Andres è originario dell’Ecuador ed è arrivato in Italia quasi 20 anni fa; ha cambiato molte città in questi anni e questo gli ha permesso di sviluppare un certo tipo di adattabilità. Il suo obiettivo è riuscire a trovare un lavoro in Inghilterra o in Germania e creare qualcosa di suo o lavorare all’interno di un’azienda tech.
Appassionato di Photoshop e serie TV, tra i suoi hobby ci sono lo skateboard, suonare la chitarra ed il gaming.
Klajdi ha 23 anni ed è uno studente di Scienze Politiche Internazionali al terzo anno all’università di Bologna.
Appassionato di tecnologia fin da quando aveva circa 10 anni da quando iniziò a lavorare sul suo primo computer, curioso di sapere come funzionava. Ha imparato da autodidatta e tramite tutorial, come aggiustare computer e smartphone.
Adora parlare di tecnologia, anche davanti ad una birra la sera. Ogni momento è perfetto per parlare del futuro.
Martina si occupa di International Business Development con aziende che rispettano i valori in cui crede, quelli del conscious business, rispettando gli esseri umani e l’ambiente. Il suo lavoro principale è con DreamApply, una startup estone di EdTech che punta ad aumentare il numero di studenti che studia all’estero attraverso strumenti di IT.
Tutto ciò che fa segue un unico principio. La nascita dei nuovi cittadini del mondo: entusiasti, gentili, riconoscenti.
Studiare all’estero, già dagli anni del liceo, l’ha cambiata per sempre. È infinitamente grata al destino di averla portata a studiare e lavorare in Europa, perché è stato il regalo più importante che potesse ricevere.
Matteo, persona curiosa e papà entusiasta, ha vissuto molti anni in Cina e brevemente in Svezia e Inghilterra.
Gli piace imparare sempre cose nuove, contaminarsi con persone interessanti e aiutare chi ha bisogno. E’ laureato in Economia Politica e in Studi Orientali.
Ha lavorato nel settore manufatturiero in un contesto multinazionale, governando il programma di Miglioramento Continuo (Lean Six Sigma), gli acquisti e poi la Digital Transformation.
Ama l’innovazione, intesa come energia vitale di scoperta ed evoluzione sia sul piano personale che sociale. Vuole costruire un mondo migliore.
Vincenzo, laureato in Culture Digitali alla Federico II, con un diploma alla Apple Developer Academy e vari corsi su innovazione e startup, è un “cercatore di opportunità”.
Vincitore di vari concorsi e competizioni nazionali in tema innovazione, vuole condividere ed evangelizzare l’importanza del digitale.
La creatività e la passione sono i suoi principali punti di forza, mentre saper unire i diversi punti, gli permette spesso di pensare fuori dagli schemi rispetto alle altre persone.
Si occupa attualmente degli SDGs e di alcune attività imprenditoriali insieme al suo fantastico team.
Matteo si è laureato in scienze dell’educazione all’università di Verona per poi frequentare il biennio della scuola Holden di Torino.
Ha lavorato per diversi anni in ambito sociale ed educativo dedicandosi ai ragazzi e alle politiche giovanili, nel mentre ha anche coltivato interessi in comunicazione, innovazione e business. Attualmente è impegnato assieme a Federica, la sua compagna, in un progetto d’impresa che opera online.
Crede che l’educazione al futuro sia il punto di svolta per la realizzazione di un mondo ambientalmente e socialmente migliore.
Tre aspetti caratterizzano Alessandro: passione, design e innovazione.
Crede fermamente che bisogna amare ciò che si fa per offrire un valore aggiunto.
È convinto che attraverso la commistione di discipline progettuali, in un mondo sempre più complesso e connesso, si possano immaginare servizi, prodotti ed esperienze significative e che l’innovazione sia il risultato della contaminazione tra mondi e arti diverse.
Unendo la sua esperienza aziendale con quella dell’improvvisazione teatrale, progetta e facilita workshop e corsi di formazione per risolvere sfide progettuali e di cambiamento culturale.
Mauro Quinzi is a Biomedical Engineer and he studied at Politecnico di Milano and abroad.
He is currently working in Milan as an R&D Engineer in the biomedical devices field.
He has gained experience in embedded systems, firmware, mechanics and 3D printing.
Mauro is very passionate about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship; he has been selected from Hacking Health and Bocconi University to join two start-up acceleration programs.
Besides he took part of Open BioMedical Initative, a non-profit international association operating in biomedical field.
Gianluca Daluiso is 26 years old and he is from Riccione. At the age of 16, he started writing for local newspapers and since 2013 he has been working for “Il Fatto Quotidiano”. After his first experience in a local radio station, from 2014 he moved to run the program “Mai stati meglio” on Rai Radio 2. In 2016 he wrote his first book “Cambiare il paese per non dover cambiare paese” together with Dario Fo, Roberto Saviano, Milena Gabanelli and others. Since 2018 Gianluca has been running a web-based program on skuola.net (the first media website for young people) where he got the chance to interview the main protagonists of the Italian sphere related to Politics, Journalism, Social Media, etc. E.G. Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini. Matteo Renzi, Roberto Fico, Floris, Marco Travaglio, Leonardo De Carli, GionnyScandal and so on.
Valentina Raso, graduated in Media Languages at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, is currently working as a copywriter and social media manager for Verona Social, a marketing agency based in Italy.
She is also producing multimedia content for Impactscool’s website and social media platforms.
Valentina is a “curious mind” and she’s constantly looking for new challenges. She loves poetry and creative writing and nowadays she is a personal trainer, giving the right attention to her body.
Valentina is realizing her greatest desire: be a globetrotter.
Alex Camara, Social Media Manager and entrepreneur in new technologies and innovative marketing field, designs, creates and shares multimedia content for Impactscool’s web platforms.
He is the founder of Verona Social, a marketing company active in Italy, event organizer and a wise businessman always looking for new professional opportunities.
Benny Tänzer is Ambassador of Impactscool. He is a partner of Expense Reduction Analysts and deals with Economic Sustainability: he helps companies to find “unexpected” economic resources to finance CSR projects.
Son of a transnational family, he has lived all his life in Milan.
He loves to travel, read, play squash, ski, dive, eat and drink well.
He has a degree in electronic engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, where was born his love for technology, which cultivates by attending the ecosystem of Singularity University and the initiatives of Seeds & Chips, to feed the 9 billion individuals who will inhabit the Earth in 2050.
Born in Ancona, after completing his undergraduate studies in Business and Economics at Politecnica delle Marche University, Giovanni Campagnola earned a master in Business and Management at Luiss Guido Carli University with a dissertation on the IoT ecosystem. During university studies, the interest on emerging markets pushed him to go twice in India, where he had the opportunity to work and learn the local rules of business.
In the second year of master, he participated and won the EY International Business Game, in which he was scouted and engaged by the consulting company. Today he is still working as a consultant on Digital and Innovation areas.
Giovanni has a strong passion for the startup environment. His business idea “Smarket”, a marketplace for a better management of products ready to expiry, applied to supermarkets’ value chain, was selected by the “Startup Training”, program held by the Bocconi University.
Mattia Tosato has been living in Brussels since 2010 after some experiences in Geneva and New York.
He has a strong passion for human rights and Humanitarian Law and in particular he is interested in the relations between international law and technology. (e.g. autonomous weapons and protection of civilians – right to work and robotics).
He is also looking for new opportunities around the European Institutions or in the field while he is volunteering for different associations like the ONE Campaign or the Belgian Red Cross.
He studied International Relations in Padova and Humanitarian Law in Geneva.
Giorgia Conte, graduated in International Business with a minor in Entrepreneurship at John Cabot University, is currently working as a Management Consultant.
This experience gave her a further insight into the Business world, increasing her interest in the startup ecosystem.
Hence, she enrolled in the Lean Startup Program course, where she had the chance to meet her future boss, CEO of uFirst, the startup where she is currently working as a Junior Marketing Coordinator.
Here she is attending a course in Digital Marketing, focusing on Social Media Management, PPC and Programmatic Campaigns, and Data Analysis.
Sabrina Razza is 38 years old, she lives in Udine and she is a mother of a beautiful 9 years old girl.
She works in the Food & Wine sector and over time she has developed a wide range of soft skills because of her constant contacts with people.
After High school she has lived for three years in London; this experience gave to her a strong curiosity towards everything that surrounds her and a healthy openness towards changes.
Sabrina is interested in everything that can be called “FUTURE”.
She loves learning something new every day; she is an intuitive and instinctive person and she likes to spend time with optimistic, active and dynamic people.
She loves art and photography is her biggest passion.
Her mission is to leave a better world for her daughter and for new generations in general through education.
Her main goal is to fight the gender gap; her dream is to create strong connections and a sense of team between women to face new perspectives and job challenges together.
Carlo Stella is an experienced management consultant with strong analytical mindset, innate ability to quickly understand client issues in different industries and contexts, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Carlo decided to move to consulting after graduating in Mechanical Engineering at both Politecnico di Torino and University of Illinois at Chicago.
His passion for taking client successfully and sustainably into the future has brought Carlo around Europe and the world.
He recently settled in Dubai where he takes a lot of interest in electric vehicle and waste management developments.
Fabio Vantaggiato has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
When he was studying at the Bicocca University, he grew his interest in innovation and startups ecosystem thanks to iBicocca.
He wrote his thesis about the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of workforce.
He completed his studies at Talent Garden with a Master in Digital Transformation.
Mattia Grava is studying Psychology at the University of Padua and he is also attending Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori, where he investigates how to use artificial intelligence to simulate human cognitive processes.
He is passionate about future studies and he writes articles for online blogs and anthologies.
In his essays Mattia tells about how technology helps people to face the unknowns of today’s society (in the meanwhile, he dreams about the possibility that algorithms will succeed in doing the “perfect spritz”!).
Emanuele Aversa is a 25-year-old student passionate about Innovation, Digital Entrepreneurship and the evolution of technology and its effects on society.
Graduated in Management, he is attending the Master’s degree in Economics of Innovation led by the partnership between the University of Insubria and the Friedrich Schiller Universität.
His interests go from network activities and customer retention to simple data analysis to contribute to the creation of a sustainable business.
The willingness to learn and the passion for start-ups have pushed his interests towards
Digital Marketing field.
He strongly believes in the power of people and in the importance of continuous training.
Domenico Mingolla, after graduating cum laude at Scientific High School, is studying Engineering Physics at the Polytechnic of Milan aimed by the desire to have a solid base in physics and mathematics, engineering design and problem-solving skills in order to face complex issues in multidisciplinary areas brought by the advent of the 21st-century technologies.
He considers himself as a futurist, a scientist and a supporter of innovation beyond ethics.
His motto: “Knowledge is Power!”. His keywords are: AI, IoT, Blockchain.
He would like to teach, train and lead people because he strongly believes in the fundamental value of education.
Adriano Fontanari, a young digital health enthusiast, is a M.Sc. student in Innovation Management.
In 2016 he co-founded a care management service for people that suffer from a chronic disease.
Moreover, he loves writing about digital health and how emerging technologies will shape the future of the doctor-patient relationship.
Hady Ghassabian is a suborbital astronaut selected for a joint research project between the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and NASA. Despite his young age he has collaborated on numerous projects with some of the largest space agencies such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, and he is also co-lead of the Space Exploration Project Group, at the Space Generation Advisory Council, in support of the United Nations for space applications. The main interest of Hady is the exploration of space by man: passion that he tries to share with all readers of Impactscool through its articles, which tell the curiosities and the latest news in the aerospace industry.
Cesare Venturoli is Ambassador of Impactscool from the beginning. Impactscool is the opportunity for him to study and deal with everything related to innovation and new technologies.
Cesare is passionate about sports, music and politics. He deals with communication and social networks, although he studied Political Science and wanted to be a journalist. Play rugby almost forever.
Gabriele Garofalo is a multi-potential mix of startups, consultancy and events. He loves contributing to the growth of “things”, whether they are companies, projects, associations or events.
He believes in human-centered innovation to improve the world where we live in. He believes in teamwork and in the strength of multidisciplinarity. Swimming instructor for love, water is his element. Inspired by superheroes and people who left a mark in the world.
Simone Cardarelli is a Roman Citizen with a passion for greatness and beauty. Two characteristics he gained from his native Eternal City. Striving for excellence in everything he does, carrying the aforementioned traits with him. The key element in order to achieve greatness and beauty can be summarised in one simple word: PROACTIVITY.
Riccardo Garutti attended the Dante Alighieri high school in Rome and he is graduated in Economics and Management at Luiss University. He is currently attending the master course in Business Management at the same university. Always passionate about innovation and startup, he strongly believes in Impactscool ‘s mission and its values.